April 15th at Black Sheep: “Koolin Wit Da Krew”


Our hip hop show happening at Black Sheep this month is actually going to be happening this Saturday on April 15th! And hey! It’s the only show we have going on this weekend until Futuro from Brazil comes to our venue next Monday. This show is being called “Koolin’ With Da Krew” and features Springfled’s very own “Kool Krew” performing as one of the acts. We are only given two other acts right now. That includes “Tune Venswella” from right here in Springfield and also Nick Da Rula also from here. More acts will be performing as well.

This show will be starting shortly after 8:00 pm. Tickets for this one are $2 in advance and $3 at the door. For advance tickets if you want to save that extra buck, hunt down one of the performing artists or check out that number on the flier above! No facebook event for this one, sorry! You can check out our shows page on our site for a list of what else is coming up this Spring.


Record Store Day April 22nd at Dumb Records


Every April the big annual event “Record Store Day” takes place to highlight local and independent record stores across the globe. This includes Southtown’s record store Dumb Records which has been going strong since early 2014. This year Record Store Day takes place on Saturday, April 22nd. This will be Dumb Records‘s fourth year participating and also the tenth ever Record Store Day to be held worldwide. This year our store has a lot lined up – and the event is only 11 days away!

This year Dumb Records will be open for Record Store Day from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm at night. Feel free to show up early and wait in line! Plenty of exclusive releases will be available on first come first serve basis. You can find a list of every RSD release this year on the Record Store Day site right here. We will also be posting a separate list of most of these releases which we plan on getting in store. Expect that here on our site within the next couple of days. Aside from the RSD exclusive releases, everything else in store (new and used) will be on sale for 15% off marked prices. Oh! And we almost forgot- Cafe Andiamo will be providing free coffee for all at in our store!

Of course we will be having plenty of in-store performances to go along with Record Store Day. From 10:00 am to noon you can find DJ Tariq spinning records and doing his thing at the store. Then at 1:00 pm we will be having a free in-store show with three acts. That will start with MLR featuring Luct Melod. Then Skunkworks from Jacksonville, Illinois will follow. And last we have The Young Eyes from Hillsboro, Illinois playing some sweet psychedelic indie rock. Check out their new record (which is available at Dumb on vinyl) below.

That about covers it! Find a facebook event for Record Store Day at Dumb right here, and also check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.