HOLY SMOKES WE CAN NOT BELIEVE WHAT IS HAPPENING, TWO ABSOLUTE SPRINGFIELD MIRACLES OF LOCAL MUSIC HISTORY COMING TOGETHER FOR ONE NIGHT AT BLACK SHEEP THIS SUMMER! That is RIGHT, on Saturday, July 1st of this year (2017) two Springfield bands that have not performed in decades will be reuniting on the Black Sheep stage. This includes the new wave / early punk band FOOD & MONEY and also the alternative rock band BACKWARDS DAY.
Food & Money were active in Springfield from 1979 to 1988 – just three years but ended up with a catalogue of over 60 songs when they were finished. Some of those songs were recorded but never saw the light of day- and are actually being released for the first time ever on vinyl this summer! Check out a video of Food & Money performing on a St. Louis TV station in 1980 right here. Also stream one of the songs on the upcoming LP Food & Money: 1979-1982 below. The other band reuniting was mainly active around a decade after Food & Money, and that is Backwards Day – featuring Scott Faingold on vocals, currently of Epsom, Illinois Times, etc. Backwards Day was active from 1988-1994. Scott also wrote a book about his experiences in the band and local music called “Kennel Cough,” published in 1999.
In addition to those two bands, we also have current Springfield punk bands Livin’ Thing and Spell Breaker performing at this show. Spell Breaker features Scott Faingold’s son Noah Faingold on guitar.
This show will start at 7:00 pm. Admission is going to be $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Find a link to advance tickets online right here, and they will also be available soon inside Dumb Records. Find a facebook event for this incredible show right here. Also check our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this summer.