Prowess: “Prowess EP”


We are back here, and it’s the second day in a row for some new Springfield local music! Would you believe it, this is actually the first official demo releases that has been recorded by new hit recording studio Southtown Sound. Nice. This is a 6-track release by Springfield band “Prowess” formerly known as “Nagasaki”.

Prowess will be performing at Black Sheep tomorrow along with Doxx from Canada. Check out that new hot demo streaming below. Everyone would also like to thank Joe Coffey, best guy ever, for helping make this release possible. Head over to the Prowess bandcamp page to download the demo at your own price.


May 9th at Black Sheep: The F.U.F.S., Livin’ Thing


We got a punk show coming up here at Black Sheep in just one week on Tuesday, May 9th. This one has seen quite a few lineup changes before we’ve even announced it hear and we are not sure what we are going to end up with for a final lineup, but we figure since it’s so close we better tell you about it right now! Even if there are only two bands! For this one we have the return of The F.U.F.S. hybrid Chicago / Oklahoma City band who last made an appearance inside Skank Skates for Dumb Fest 4-Ever last summer. Check out their music streaming on the player below. We also have Livin’ Thing- the Americana Rock N’ Roll band who will be performing a set of their own original hits. (You can catch Livin’ Thing perform at cover set as the band B**** S**** at the Black Sheep Cover Show on Saturday, May 13th).

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out 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 spring / summer.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


It’s another week in Southtown record store Dumb Records, and things are going very well for the store after a very successful record store day a couple of weekends ago. The used LPs are still piling into the store, and we’ve got a good selection this week. Expect some new LPs to start coming in soon! We’ll take a look at what’s new this week, but first here are the store’s hours:

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

Used LPs
The Amboy Dukes – Migration
Art Garfunkel – Watermark
The Band – Rock of Ages
The Band – Northern Lights – Southern Cross
Belinda Carlisle – Heaven On Earth
Billy Joel – The Bridge
Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding
Bob Welch – Three Hearts
Bob Welch – The Other One
The Buckinghams – Time & Changes
Burton Cummings – Burton Cummings
Carly Simon – No Secrets
Chicago – 13
Chick Corea – Septet
Clarence Clemons – Hero
Climax Blues Band – Flying The Flag
Cream – The Very Best of Cream
Crosby, Stills & Nash – CSN
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà vu
David Clayton-Thomas – David Clayton-Thomas
Dean Martin – Dean Martin Country
Depeche Mode – People Are People
Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down (Single)
Edgar Winter’s White Trash – Roadwork
Elvis – Clambake
Elvis – Girls! Girls! Girls!
Elvis – TV Special
Elvis Costello And The Attractions – Goodbye Cruel World
Eumir Deodato – Love Island
Felicia Sanders – …A Certain Feeling
Fleetwood Mac – Bare Trees
The Flock – Dinosaur Swamps
Flock – Inside Out
A Flock of Seagulls – The Story Of A Young Yeart
Free – Best of Free
Grover Washington Jr. – Reed Seed
Harvey Mandel – The Snake
Harvey Mandel – Shangrenade
Herbie Hancock – Feets Don’t Fail Me Now
Herbie Mann – Super Mann
Ike & Tina Turner And The Ikettes – Come Together
Jackson Browne – Layers in Love
Jefferson Starship – Winds of Change
John Cougar – Nothin’ Matters And What If It Did
John Miles – Stranger In The City
John Waite – Mask of Smiles
Johnny And Edgar Winter – Together
Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison
Joni Eareckson – Joni’s Song
Journey – Departure
Kim Carnes – Voyeur
Leo Sayer – Living In A Fantasy
Les Dudek – Say No More
Liberace – My Parade of Golden Favorites
Linda Ronstadt – A Retrospective
Maria Muldaur – Waitress In A Donut Shop
Michael Stanley Band – North Coast
Michael Stanley Band – You Can’t Fight Fashion
The Mothers of Invention – Freak Out!
Nick Gilder – Frequency
Nitzer Ebb – Murderous
Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake – Small Faces
Paul Simon – Paul Simon
Peter Tosh – Bush Doctor
Faj Kapoor – Awara
Red Foley – Souvenir Album
Ricky Nelson – More Songs By Ricky
Ricky Nelson – Rick Is 21
Richard Torrance – Bareback
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
Robin Trower – Bridge of Signs
Robin Trower – Long Misty Days
Rod Stewart – Absolutely Live
The Rolling Stones – Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)
Sadao Watanabe – Orange Express
Sandi Patti – Love Overflowing
Santana – Festival
Scorpions – Tokyo Tapes
Seals & Crofts – I’ll Play For You
Simply Red – Picture Book
Spandau Balley – True
Spirit – The Family That Plays Together / Feedback
Stanley Clarke – I Wanna Play For You
Stephen Stills – Down The Road
Streetwalkers – Red Card
Styx – Kilroy Was Here
Sweathog – Sweathog
Sweet Comfort Band – Breakin’ The Ice
Talking Heads – Talking Heads: 77
Traffic – Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory
Triumvirat – Illusions on a Double Dimple
Twisted Sister – Stay Hungry
Various – The Whole Burbank Catalog
Wham! – Music From The Edge of Heaven
Wham! U.K. – Fantastic
The Who – The Story of The Who
Wynton Marsalis – Hot House Flowers

New Cassettes
Gutterpriest / Apostate – Salvation Is False Hope
Emasculate Regression – Technology Is Simple Philanthropy