Lineup and Schedule for Downhome Music Festival Happening July 28th & 29th


The other downtown annual music festival that happens at the end of July, Downhome Music Festival has recently released their official schedule for the fest happening on Friday and Saturday, July 28th and 29th. You can find the lineup of bands and set times listed below. Admission for the festival this year is just $6 at the gate to get in both days, and bands will play on two big stages located at 7th and Washington streets downtown. You may notice the Saturday lineup includes heavy hitting Springfield punk bands NIL8 and The Timmys – and we also get a rare opportunity to see bands Looming and Park. Looming will also be playing at Black Sheep two days before that on Thursday, July 27th. Dumb Records will also have a setup outside during Saturday of Downhome. Here is the lineup:

5pm – Josh Reilly (a)
5:30pm – Wolf Crick Boys (w)
6pm – Go Tsunami (a)
6:30pm – Owen & Dooley (w)
7:30pm – Lidlifter (a)
8:30pm – The Station (w)
9:30pm – Marah (a)
11pm – Micah Walk (w)

2pm – Attic Salt (w)
2:30 – Ragna Rye (a)
3pm – Prairie State Heartache (w)
4pm – Los Injectors (a)
5pm – Western Empire (w)
6pm – Looming (a)
7pm – Jukebox Casanova (w)
8pm – The Timmys (a)
8:30pm – Josh Catalano & TDT(w)
9:30pm – Park (a)
10:30pm – Nil8 (w)

Celtic Stage – Saturday Only
3pm – Ellyn Thornson & the Lovebirds (c)
5pm – Evan Mitchell (c)
7pm – John Brillhart (c)

Check out a facebook event for Downhome music fest right here. Also check out their official website right here. Be sure to also check out our Springfield shows page for a look at other going-ons in town outside of Black Sheep.


Hip Hop Matinee Show at Dumb Records This Sunday


We are once again trying out new things at our record store Dumb Records, and this upcoming Sunday, July 9th we will be hosting the first hip hop show inside the store. It’s going to be a matinee show too – starting at 3:00 pm in the afternoon – and guess what, it’s also free! You have no reason not to come out! For this show we have two touring acts both from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Those are “L-Smooth” and “Mainframe.” Check out a music video from L-Smooth at the bottom of this post to get an idea on what that’s all about. In addition to those two touring acts, we also have local performer Nefarious Cloud on the bill. Nefarious is also playing Black Sheep Fest this year on August 5th. Last but not least we have DJ Tariq playing some mixes throughout the duration of the show. Tariq actually put together the flier for the show!

The show again starts at 3:00 pm and is free (just donate to the touring acts, okay?). Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a peak at what else is coming up in Southtown this summer.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


Southtown record store Dumb Records (1107 South Grand Ave East) is back in action this week after almost a whole month of being slowed down by Dumb Fest, other big shows, and some bands touring going on. There hasn’t been much hitting the shelves but we are changing that starting now! This week we have plenty of LPs hitting the shelves, which you can find listed below. Is the store going to be open today for 4th of July? Hmmm.. we might be open on and off throughout the day. Feel free to give us a call if you want to come on by! Let’s take a look at the store’s operating hours for the week and then get into the arrivals:

Tuesday (today): (probably open most of the day! call 217-691-8991 if we are not around!
Wednesday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Saturday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Sunday: noon – 8:00 pm (hip hop matinee show at 3:00 pm)
Monday (show): noon – 9:00 pm

New LPs
Closet Burner – Disappointment. Death. Dishonor.
Dangus Tarkus – Rock n’ Roll For The People
Perverts Again – Our Big Party

Used LPs
Apeface – Apeface
Crispus Attucks – …Destroy The Teacher
Dwight Twilley – Twilley
Dwight Twilley – Scuba Divers
My Lai – Learn… Forget… Re-Learn
Frank Sinatra – Greatest Hits
Frank Sinatra – The Voice
Gary Wright – The Dream Weaver
JBA – Who Fucked The Culture Up?
Jane Siberry – The Speckless Sky
Jane Siberry – The Walking
Jane Siberry – Bound By The Beauty
Jesse Colin Young – Song For Juli
Jethro Tull – Stand Up
Joe Walsh – The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get
Lawrence Welk – Dance Party
Lobo – Calumet
Michael Parks – Blue
Michelle Shocked – Captain Swing
Mormon Tabernacle Choir – Bless This House
Paul Simon – Paul Simon
Paul Young – Between Two Fires
Paul Young – No Parlez
Paul Young – The Secret of Association
Pete Shelly – Homosapien
Richard & Linda Thompson – Sunnyvista
Richard Wright – Wet Dream
Shoes – Present Tense
Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Squeeze – Cool For Cats
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – I Don’t Want To Go Home
Thompson Twins – In The Name of Love
Thompson Twins – Here’s To Future Days
Thompson Twins – Into The Gap
Timbuk 3 – Greetings From
Timbuk 3 – Eden Alley
Various – Subterranean Modern
The Who – Tommy
The Young Fresh Fellows – The Men Who Loved Music
XTC – Beeswax
XTC – English Settlement
XTC – Mummer
XTC – Skylarking
XTC – Waxworks: Some Singles 1977-1982
ZZ Top – Afterburner

New 7”s
Perverts Again – My Accident b/w My Embarrassment