Wednesday at Black Sheep: Stereo Static, Acceptable Losses, Searching For Nostalgia, Stick People, Matt LaMarca


Look at this stacked show that is happening at Black Sheep in just four days this upcoming Wednesday, July 5th. For this one we have two touring acts and a few locals. At the top of the bill is the local rock band Stereo Static. The main touring act on this one is pop punk band Acceptable Losses from Albuquerque, New Mexico. When was the last time we had a band from New Mexico play at Black Sheep? Also on tour from a different Springfield somewhere in Missouri is the band “Searching for Nostalgia” (what kind of band name is that)? Opening things up we have the rock grunge Taylorville act Stick People, and also a solo performance by the charming Matt LaMarca. Nice.

This show will start right at 7:30 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to see what else is coming up this summer at Black Sheep.


The Plunge: Demo


Hello, here is something that we don’t really want to put up on our site, but it exists and it is kind of relating to Springfield music so here it goes! BJ Pearce of Bottom Bracket fame put together some sort of Diaper Rash-esque project here called “The Plunge.” We are not really sure what… why… but here it is. Something about him recording toilets flushing with microphones in a bathroom with vocal pedals. Stream this some type of demo or EP or something or other on the player below (we think it’s 7 songs)? Head over to The Plunge bandcamp page to download this piece at your own risk.

The Plunge will certainly not be playing any shows at Black Sheep any time in the near future. We are listing this as a release this year on our ultimate Springfield album archive though.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Food & Money, Backwards Day, Livin’ Thing, Spell Breaker


We’re looking at one heck of a show happening at Black Sheep tonight, with two absolutely epic Springfield band reunions for two bands – Food & Money who have not performed together since 1982, and Backwards Day who have not performed together since 1994. This is truly a once in a lifetime chance for most of us to see these two bands that were both vital in shaping the Springfield punk / new wave / and alternative music scenes. Stream some songs from Food & Money below – the band has an LP of 21 songs including some that are unreleased and recorded in the year 1980 coming out to have in time for this weekend. In addition to the two reunion shows we also have two active and current Springfield bands playing the show tonight. This includes Livin’ Thing – who just recently got back from a week long tour around the midwest. Opening things up is Spell Breaker, featuring Noah Faingold, Scott Faingold of Backwards Day’s son.

The show tonight kicks off right at 7:00 pm. Admission is $10 at the door – if you purchased a ticket in advance we will have your name on a will call list at the door to mark off. Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep this summer.