Devin Hayes: “Nothing Else Matters”


Springfield hit pop star and contender on ABC Network TV Show “Boy Band“, Devin Hayes, has dropped a brand new single after having a meet and greet at Pie’s The Limit in town yesterday. You can check out that new single “Nothing Else Matters” right here on iTunes or also stream it in a lyric video embedded below.

Devin also recently got back from a meet and greet tour around the US and to the East coast and back. No Springfield performances are lined up as of right now.


The Studio Show Back For A Third Season in 2018


It looks like hit Springfield-based web series highlighting much art and music going on in our area, The Studio Show, have announced they will be back for a third season early next year and we couldn’t be more excited to hear the news. The Studio Show released a short teaser video on their facebook page earlier this month. Let’s see if we can get that embedded at the bottom of this post… On the teaser the date January 30th, 2018 is given for the debut of the third season.

In addition to this announcement, the show also has their first recorded band night planned for Friday, December 8th and is open to the public for a suggested donation of $5. For that the lineup features three local solo performers – Whitney Devine, Kate Laine, and Devin Williams. Find a facebook event for that one right here. We will be sure to keep you all posted as more news on a third seeason of The Studio Show unfolds.

December 2nd at The Radon Lounge: Christmas Explosion


It is nearly December so all of those holiday shows and year-end shows are starting to come together (don’t worry – info on a Black Sheep Holiday Show is coming very soon)!! Today we are telling you about The Radon Lounge has in store this holiday season with their Christmas Explosion happening exactly one week from today on Saturday, December 2nd. We are excited for this one because it features the full band Holy Pinto based out of Canterbury, England. You can stream some of Holy Pinto’s music on the player below. Holy Pinto performed solo at Dumb Records earlier this past summer. Jessica Knight of Looming will also be filling in on bass for this tour. Then Chicago-based musician Sam Arias will also be performing – with his group “Families”? Is it “Sam Arias Families”? Jeff? Go to the show to find out who Sam’s family really is. Opening things up for this show is the real life yodeling cowboy “Cowboy Randy Erwin.”

This Christmas Explosion is $5 and starts at 7:00 pm over at The Radon Lounge. If you don’t know where that is, you can inquire on their website. Find a facebook event here. You’re supposed to show up wearing a Christmas sweater or something too. Check out our Springfield shows page where we try to list other shows going on in town outside of Black Sheep.

Starter Jackets: “Preferred Stock”


Here’s another release from a local pop punk band – Starter Jackets – which came out last month. It’s a debut 7″ from the band called Preferred Stock, and is out on It’s Alive Records. Starter Jackets features members of Hospital Job, Attic Salt, and numerous other Springfield groups. You can stream that four song release on the player embedded below. Also head over to the It’s Alive bandcamp to pay to download the release.

Starter Jackets do not have any shows lined up in Springfield as of right now as far as we can tell.

December 1st at Black Sheep: MOM, Prowess, Magma Diver


When’s the next show at Black Sheep? Could you believe it, but the next show is actually happening in December (which just so happens to be this upcoming Friday, December 1st). We have the band MOM coming from St. Louis which features members of past bands The Stranger and more. You can stream some of MOM’s music on the player below. We have Springfield punks’ punk band Prowess playing this one as well. Opening things up is the return of Central Illinois – based Magma Diver who recently released their own debut tape. Good job!

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 to see what else is coming up at Black Sheep this winter.

Attic Salt: “Attic Salt”


It’s been about a month and we are behind on telling you about new Springfield music – but did you know that Springfield’s own Attic Salt have released their debut self-titled album? You can stream all ten tracks of it on the player below. The album is released by Dodgeball Records based out of Chicago. You can also pay to download the album on the band’s bandcamp page.

Attic Salt will be playing the holiday show at Bar None on Saturday, December 23rd along with Boon and NIL8.

Today at Dumb Records: Black Friday Record Store Day


It’s not even nine o’ clock in the morning and Dumb Records has already opened up today, with a long line or record enthusiasts patiently awaiting their Black Friday goodies and big sales. Today is Black Friday Record Store Day at the store – the exclusive release event put on by Record Store Day. The store has a total of 94 exclusive titles hitting the shelves (a chunk of which might be gone by now), which you can check out the full list of right here. In addition to the exclusive releases, the store is offering a sale of 50% off all other items new and used (their biggest sale yet)! You can also pick up some complimentary coffee and donuts.

Dumb Records is open today from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, and is located at 1107 South Grand Avenue East. Recycled Records on Adams Street downtown is also participating in Black Friday Record Store Day. Find a facebook event right here.