Deezy Da Paperboy: “Under Ground Krown, Vol. 1”


We don’t post about new hip hop releases coming out of the 217 too often, so we definitely think it’s necessary to tell you about this newest release coming from local artist “Deezy Da Paperboy” who has performed a number of times at Black Sheep. Deezy also won the Illinois Times voting category last year for best hip hop artist coming out of Springfield. He may be currently based out of Decatur according to his bandcamp page however(?) Today we bring you a brand new album from Deezy Da Paperboy called Under Ground Krown Volume One. You can find it streaming on the player below. Head over to the bandcamp page to download the album for free.

There are currently no hip hop shows lined up at Black Sheep featuring Deezy Da Ppaerboy – there may be some other ones in the works though! Follow 217hiphop on facebook for more local hip hop news.


August 19th at Black Sheep: Death Card, Rig Time!, Barren, A Treachery Untold, The City The Ruins, Polterguts


Oh man, have we announced this show yet? We don’t think so? Anyways, this one is happening one week from today on Saturday, August 19th and it features a whopping six metal bands for one mega show. This will be right in the middle of 5 shows in a row for us as one end of the summer mega blow-out! The big one on this bill is “Death Card” hardcore metal band from Nashville, Tennessee. Stream one of their songs on the player embedded below. Death Card is touring with a three band touring package which also includes “Rig Time!” from Wisconsin. Get ready for lots of rigs. Also on that tour is Barren from Arkansas. This time around we have local support from three other bands including Polterguts from St. Louis. We also have “A Treachery Untold” and “The City, The Ruins” opening things up both from the Central Illinois area.

This show will be starting promptly at 6:00 pm, doors are at 5:00 pm. Show admission is $8. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future! Back to school season it is!

Tonight at Black Sheep: It’s Me Ross, Bottom Bracket, Special Death, Rella


Tonight happening at Black Sheep it’s our only show of the weekend and the one that this jazzy flier is all about! Tonight we have the rock n’ roll band “It’s Me: Ross” returning from Columbia, Missouri after last playing in Springfield at Cafe Andiamo earlier this summer as part of Dumb Fe5t. Stream their latest album on the player below. Another out of town act is “Special Death” – which is a new Chicago-based project featuring Kyle Lang of the project Easter which performed at Black Sheep a few times years ago if anyone remembers them. A slight change to the lineup here since we first announced the show – instead of Stick People we now have Clare Frachey’s solo project Rella opening up the show. Bottom Bracket is still on board and will probably be closing the night out.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep in the near future!