Tours: Hospital Job (Europe)


We are excited to hear that Springfield’s own pop punk group Hospital Job will be heading overseas for the second time to Europe this spring! The band has a good number of dates planned in May in Europe. Check those out on the tour poster above or also below:

03.05 Lyon @ Ninkasi Kafé
04.05 Bern @ PlanetSpade
05.05 Estavayer le Lac @ Pub du Cerf
06.05 Zurich @ Obenuse Fest
07.05 Innsbruck @ Jelly Fish
08.05 Wien @ Kramladen
09.05 Graz @ Sub
10.05 Monteccio Maggiore @ Circolo la Mesa
11.05 Milan @ Spazio Lageria
12.05 Livorno @ Surfer Joe
13.05 Massa Carrara @ Bar Pepper

Hospital Job does not have any shows lined up in Springfield currently as far as we know. The band put out their third album Never Get Cold in 2015 and a 7″ split with Capitalist Kids late last year.


March 25th at Black Sheep: Kick-It Coalition Presents “Get Connected” Networking Event


Get ready for the next 217 hip hop event to take place in Southtown – it’s a “Get Connected” networking event being put on by Kick-It Coalition taking place next weekend, the afternoon of next Saturday, March 25th. There will also be a killer punk show happening at Black Sheep that night which we will tell you more about tomorrow. The hip hop event will be going from 2:00 to 6:00 pm inside Black Sheep. From the event description:

This event is designed for local/regional artists to connect with music industry professionals including Chicago’s Show MrMogul Case (CEO ofH3 Entertainment), St. Louis’ Dj Whobeta (Founder MWB $1,000 showcase series), DjJuice Ortiz (Nerve Djs/ Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes DJ) and more.

WIth live performances from OTF/ Def Jam RecordingsHypno Carlito and Dottie Staxx (2 million views on YouTube) this networking event will be#Lit!

#PerformanceSlotsAvailable every artist who signs up will receive a#TenBlogBlast from our blog sponsors, and every artist 21+ who performs will receive 1 ticket to the Young Dro, Da Twin Towerz & Hypno Carlito – We In The City Concert.

Check out some music from Dottie Staxx – one of the artists performing next Saturday below. Check out a facebook event for all of this right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at everything coming up at Black Sheep and Southtown this spring.

Karaoke Night Tonight at Dumb Records + Bleeding Gums and Cohete


It’s time to get that dusty old karaoke machine up and running (for the first time) at Dumb Records tonight because we are trying new things and hosting a karaoke night, oh boy! We are kicking things off tonight in the record store with two touring bands, and then getting into the karaoke. Those bands are Bleeding Gums and Cohete from Chicago- both bringing the rock n’ roll and punk. Check out Cohete’s brand new tour tape on the player embedded below. Then after that we are going to dive into the karaoke which will be on a projector screen in the store. Anything goes, and anyone is welcome to participate.

Tonight inside Dumb Records starts at 7:30 pm. We are asking for $3 for the touring acts. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at everything coming up in Southtown this spring.