Tonight at Black Sheep: Selector Dub Narcotic, Epsom, SAP


Alright, tonight it is time to boogie at Black Sheep! We have a show happening featuring Selector Dub Narcotic – the new project featuring Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening and K Records. If you are unfamiliar with Calvin’s work, this documentary might be a place to start, or check out his wikipedia page. Stream the new album by Selector Dub Narcotic below. Also on this show is the face melting rock band, Epsom. Then opening things up we have the sweet grungy punk band SAP.

The show tonight will start at 7:00 pm and admission this time around is $6. You can check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything coming up at Black Sheep in the next few weeks.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


It’s another week at Southtown record store Dumb Records (located at 1107 South Grand E. Avenue). There are a few new records in of course. Other exciting news is that the store now stocks soda for sale, and there is also some headway with their big “Operation: Dumb Elephant” project, you should check out this video of eight people fitting into a shirt to get another $200 raised. A list of new arrivals is below, let’s look at the store’s operating hours before getting into that:

Tuesday (today): noon – 8:00 pm
Wednesday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: noon – 8:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm

New LPs
AJJ – The Bible 2
Earth Girls – Wanderlust
Foo Fighters – The Colour And The Shape

Used LPs
Aseethe – Reverent Burden
Common Rider – Last Wave Rockers
The Dukes of Dixieland – At The Jazz Band Ball
Lord Snow – Solitude
Mark P. Wetch – Ragtime Razzmatazz
Mountain Man – Grief
Sammy Kaye – Midnight Serenade
A Wilhelm Scream – A Wilhelm Scream
Various – Great Jazz Reeds
Wes Montgomery – Tequila
Wu-Tang Clan – The W

New Cassettes
Liz Panella / Mark Plant – Split

Tonight at Black Sheep: Anybody But The Cops, Liz Panella, Mark Plant, Shark Week


This weekend has been an incredible one full of great shows, thanks to all who came out last night! Let’s keep the momentum going with this show happening at Black Sheep tonight! Tonight we have a more relaxed bill with a touring act and also two out of town solo acts. We have “Anybody But The Cops” playing some experimental jams from Detroit, Michigan. Then we have solo sets from Liz Panella and Mark Plant both from Chicago. Liz performs in the band Earth Girls and Mark has played in bands Military Police and Broken Prayer who have played here before. Stream some of Mark Plant’s music on the player below. Opening things up we have the sweet and surfy femme band Shark Week.

The show tonight starts right at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the coming weeks.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Looming, Euriah, Vonne + Aftershow at Dumb Records


The past couple of days has already been a great weekend of shows here at The Black Sheep, and we are keeping it going with a huge night of music happening tonight. Of course tonight we have the band everyone loves – Looming making a return and playing their first Springfield show since this past March. The band is completing a tour with Lemuria with this show. Stream their new single on the player below. We also have Euriah– a new hit indie/pop band from Champaign playing. Then opening things up tonight is Vonne, who also played last night.

Then we will swing on over to Dumb Records right after those three bands, for another three-band show. For that one we have Whitewash coming from Texas and playing some fast hardcore punk. We also have the Champaign/Springfield/Chicago hybrid band Dry Heave tearing things up in the store. Last but not least is Springfield rock group GRINN.

All of that starts at 7:00 pm inside of Black Sheep, that show is $5 and we will be taking donations for the Dumb Records show. Check out facebook events here and here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.


Our Lady: “Sleep Study”


New Noise Magazine is premiering yet another single from Our Lady off of their new album Lure. The song is called “Sleep Study” and it is the third single to come from the album. You can also stream the song on the player below. Check out the New Noise article here.

Our Lady performed Lure in its entirety at Black Sheep last night, and they have left today to play a few shows out of town to celebrate the new album. Our Lady’s label Mayfly Records also did have some bad news to announce regarding the pressing of the new album yesterday:

BUMMER ALERT: It was brought to my attention earlier this week that the pressing plant was having issues with the masters for Our Lady’s LP Lure. The test presses sounded great, but as they started pressing the full run they experienced issues. The plant did everything they could, but ultimately they are going to have to re-cut one of the masters. I hate to break this on what was to be the record release date, but we really tried to make it work. We will have more information about this release soon, and we will ship presales the minute we have them.

Stay tuned for more on another Our Lady Springfield show very soon, and more updates on when the new album will be available on vinyl over at Dumb Records.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Stereo Static, Vonne, Blind Social, The Incorporated, Fill In The Blank, Gadget


We have a good amount of bands all from the area playing tonight at Black Sheep, this one is being called the “Sunset Spectacular Show” and it is sure to be a good time. This includes six bands. At the top of the bill we have the alternative rock band “Stereo Static” who set up the show. You can stream some of their music on the player below. We also have the all-local pop group Vonne performing (formerly known as “The Locals”). We also have Fill In The Blank, filling in all of those blanks on this show. Then we have Gadget– an emo band from Decatur who will actually also be playing our Battle of the Bands on July 9th (very cool). Before them we have Blind Social on the bill, the alternative rock n’ roll indie rock band. Check out some of Blind Social’s music on the player below. Last band is The Incorporated! based out of Litchfield and Macomb these days (we think). We are not sure what order those bands are going to play, so show up early and catch the whole thing!

The show tonight will start at 6:30 pm, and admission is only $5 for 6 bands. You can find a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this summer and fall!