Lineup For Springfield Pridefest May 20th


Did you know that Springfield Pridefest is happening once again this year, and it’s coming up this Saturday, May 20th? Wow! This year the festival is taking place once again on 4th and Capitol Streets downtown and features a lineup of bands which you can find listed above. This year that includes Sarah Jane & The Blue Notes, Middle Class Fashion, Wolf Crick Boys, Starter Jackets, and more. The festival will end with a drag show like it has done with years past. One new addition to pridefest this year is a parade taking place downtown before bands on the main stage. The parade will be starting at 11:00 am and you can find more info on that right here.

Find a facebook event for Pridefest right here. The event is also free and all ages. Check out our Springfield shows page for more shows happening in town outside of Black Sheep.


Robot Bachelor: “The Third Houseboat Album”


Today we bring you some new Springfield-ish music that was released a couple months ago now but we feel is very worthy of mentioning here on our site! This one comes from  a new project called “Robot Bachelor” who recently put out a debut full length album called The Third House Boat Album which you can find streaming below. The band features Springfield’s own Luke McNeil of Hospital Job, Starter Jackets, and The Copyrights. The group is fronted by Grath Madden of Houseboat and The Steinways (not from Springfield). The album was recorded right here in Springfield by Luke. The group is not playing any live shows as far as we can tell! Head over to the band’s bandcamp page to download the full album for $7.

New Band Pages: Prowess


Hi, it’s a brand new week and today we have a hot new band page comin’ at ya for the new Springfield hit band Prowess. Prowess recently went through a name change (formerly “Nagasaki”) and also moved some members around on some instruments and now here we are. You can head over to their new page right here to find out more about the band and stream their new demo recorded up in Southtown Sound. Prowess will be playing at Black Sheep next on Friday, May 26th. More info on that show coming soon!

Check out any of our 60+ current band pages on our site right here. Do you play in a band or project here in town and don’t have a page with us yet? Email us at and we will work with you to set something up!