Hobgoblinspookadelic 2017 at Bar None Saturday, October 28th: NIL8, Fragile Porcelain Mice, Parasites



Since it is now October a lot of you might be starting to think about those Halloween plans! We WILL be having a Black Sheep Halloween show this year on October 31st. Be on the lookout for that announcement soon. NIL8‘s annual Hobgoblinspookadelic will be taking place this year as well on Saturday, October 28th at Bar None for the 21 and up crowd. This should be a fun one – a legendary St. Louis rock band – Fragile Porcelain Mice (formed in 1991) will be performing. Check out some of their music on the player below. Opening this thing up is the band Parasites from Chicago.

This show will start at 8:30 pm, admission is $10, and the show is ages 21+. Find a facebook event for the show right here. Without giving too much away, we will also say that Dumb Records is working on something special for a certain Halloween parade happening earlier that night also downtown!! Wow!


Exclusive Streams: Kate Laine: “Folding,” New Album “Recurring Dream” Out October 14th


After our doing our *exclusive* full album stream of Looming’s new album Seed this past week, we want to make sure we keep that *exclusive* content coming in hot on our website right here. Today we bring you a brand new exclusive track from Springfield solo artist Kate Laine. This is a brand new song called “Folding” – which comes from a new album Kate has coming out on October 14th called Recurring Dream (artwork pictured above). The album was recorded here in Southtown at Southtown Sound. This track also features Mario Cannamela (Bottom Bracket, Livin’ Thing) on guitar.

Kate will be performing two shows in the area to coincide with the album’s release. One of which is on Saturday, October 14th in Curran, Illinois at Trails End. The other is on Friday, October 20th at Bar None. The album will also be available on CD at Dumb Records starting October 14th.

Timothy Donavan Russell: “Interconnections”


Springfield solo ambient artist Timothy Donavan Russell is at it once again, this time with his seventh release to come out this year. Wow. This time around it’s a mashup album, or “samplecore.” From the description on Timothy’s bandcamp page:

An ultimate samplecore album. Nearly 300 pop/rock samples went into the making of this. None of them were harmed, though some were stretched and/or transposed. Play a game and guess the sources; download the official sample guide; etc.!

[All music originally composed to play in the background at “Interconnectivity”, a group art exhibition that took place in Springfield, Illinois at The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space on September 8th & 9th, 2017.]

There you have it, you can check out Interconnections in its entirety below. Wow, it’s a whole twenty tracks! Also head over to Timothy’s bandcamp page to download the album for free.

We have our Springfield album archive page set up to list off releases that came out in town this year and also of years past. Enjoy!