July 25th at Black Sheep: Outlier, Noesis, Abyss, Crown The Martyr


Usually the summer brings plenty of metal at Black Sheep and we have this pretty big one coming up before the end of the month on Tuesday, July 25th! This will be happening a few days after another metal show we recently announced on Friday, July 21st. This one features heavy big time touring act Outlier from San Jose, California. We are happy to have them. You can stream some music from Outlier on the player embedded below. Also on this show is heavy hitting Central Illinois metalcore act Noesis. They are actually heading out on tour themselves pretty soon! We also got the hard rock act Abyss on board for this one. Opening things up looks like we’ve got Crown The Martyr from Peoria, Illinois.

This show will start right at 7:00 pm, admission is $8 for this big metal gig. Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.


Videos: Food & Money at Black Sheep 7-1-17, Stream Full Food & Money LP


We can still not get over how incredible it was to have bands Food & Money and Backwards Day perform at Black Sheep for the first time in 35 years and 23 years together here at the beginning of this month. Today we bring you a video of one of the songs from Food & Money’s set, which you can find on the player below. The song is called “No Bones” and is the first song the band ever wrote as far back as the 1970’s. Thanks to Gordon Chang, video of Food & Money’s entire set from that night is also available right here. We have a few photos from that night compiled onto a flickr album right here.

Also within the past few days, the entire new Food & Money LP that has been released by Alona’s Dream Records has been made available online! You can stream all 21 songs of the record (some unreleased) right here or also on the player below. The record will be available very soon at Dumb Records.

Stick People: “No Fun”


This past week the Taylorville grunge punk band Stick People released a new recorded track called “No Fun.” The band has been working with new studio in Southtown – Southtown Sound on a new release, however this song was NOT recorded up in Southtown Sound. Instead it was recorded by Kevin Carman of Track 5 Productions. Stream that track on the player below.

Stick People will be performing next at Black Sheep in around two weeks at a show on July 22nd with RASH and Undone. They will also be playing at Black Sheep Fest 2017 on Saturday, August 5th. We’ll be sure to keep you all posted on new music recorded in Southtown Sound as soon as that is released!

Hip Hop Matinee Show Today at Dumb Records With L-Smooth, Mainframe, Nefarious Cloud, DJ Tariq


We hope you all are having a great weekend. If you don’t have anything going on this beautiful Sunday afternoon we have just the perfect thing. And it’s free! Happening inside Dumb Records (1107 South Grand Ave East) today only – we have a few hip hop acts – two from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and one local. The two from OKC 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. See you today!