The Little Death: “Concrete” Music Video

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New Springfield band The Little Death have released a new music video for their song “Concrete.” You can check that out on the player below. The band has also released four songs including this one on their bandcamp page all this month, which you can check out online right here.

The Little Death features members of former Springfield band Fill In The Blank. Their next show is coming up soon at Black Sheep on Thursday, February 8th! We will have a separate announcement post up soon for that show. Check out more music videos from Springfield bands of the past on our vids/pics page.

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February 3rd at Black Sheep: Earthholder, Pryss, Stick People, P.I.N.T., Reaver, Glower

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Okay! Now that we have our shows page back up to date it’s time to start knocking out all of these show announcements for the coming months. This one is in February but it’s almost one week away – on Saturday, February 3rd. Someone let B.J. put six bands all on one show? For this one we have Danville, Illinois post-rock band Earthholder headlining the bill. Check out their music streaming on the player below. We also have hardcore band Pryss giving this show a nice mix. Before that is Taylorville heavy hitting grunge band Stick People. Then before we are going to close our eyes and Pretend I’m Not There. Before that is two-piece or three-piece new Springfield band Glower. And opening things up or going early on is another out of town band and that is Reaver from St. Louis.

This whopper of a show will start promptly at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. 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 coming months.

Friday, January 26th at Black Sheep: Acoustic Potluck

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Hi, hello. We have been terrible with our show announcements on this site recently. Really starting off 2018 real great over here!! None the less, we want to make sure we tell you about what we have coming up at Black Sheep this weekend more late than never. This Friday, January 26th we have an acoustic potluck show happening inside of our space. For this one we have Bloomington/Normal singer songwriter Hannah Songer who also goes by “Heck!” Nice. We also have Devin Williams and Zach Eymann performing as a duo. Up before them is acoustic solo act Alec James. Alec has once played inside Dumb Records for the first ever free record day last year but not yet inside Black Sheep. Check out some of Alec’s music on the player below. We also have another up and coming solo artist from here in our city, Whitney Devine. Opening things up Clare Frachey will be performing a solo set under the new name of “Clementine”.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. The flier says to bring food! Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also look at what else we have coming up at Black Sheep over on our shows page.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Free Kittens & Bread, Rockford, Sadface Killer, Spell Breaker, Vagabonds

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Amazing! Welcome to the weekend! We have quite the show happening at Black Sheep tonight featuring five outstanding acts. You won’t want to miss it. Tonight we have the Austin, Texas indie emo outfit playing at our space for the third ever time called “Free Kittens & Bread.” If you forget what they sound like or didn’t catch them the first two times around, you can stream some of their music on the player below. We have hit local band Rockford also on the bill. Then we have an emo band called “Sadface Killer” coming from neighboring city Peoria, Illinois. Springfield dream garage band Spell Breaker are also on the bill. Then opening up, or going early on in the lineup is a solo act all the way from Grand Rapids, Michigan called Vagabonds.

This show is starting promptly at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. We will also be updating our upcoming shows page on our site at some point today, we promise!

 

Tonight at Black Sheep: Master Bastard, Puff Puff Poseidon, Bermuda Triad

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Yes, there IS a show happening tonight at Black Sheep! Sorry we really have not been on top of things as far as getting our show announcements out! This one tonight is a three band show featuring a few acts from our Battle of the Bands this past fall. At the top of the bill is the winner of the judges voting who is actually finishing up recording at Southtown Sound – Master Bastard. Nice! We also have the return of Decatur-based jammy band Puff Puff Poseidon. Stream a song of theirs on the player below. Opening things up we have “funky hip hop jams” from Bermuda Triad.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. We are going to be working on our shows page and getting that updated in the next few days, we promise!!

Today + Tonight at Dumb Records: 4 Year Anniversary + Free Record Day

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It’s time for that wonderful annual holiday that we invented last year at Dumb Records – Free Record Day. That’s right, Free Record Day has already kicked off over at the record store (1107 South Grand Ave. East) and will be going on until 10:00 pm tonight. If you walk into the store at any point today you will get handed a free record, no if’s, and’s or butt’s about it.

In addition to free record day, there will also be an in-store show to go along with the anniversary at 7:00 pm. For that we have three acts performing. We are going to do our best at squeezing in the Southtown Livin’ Thing Band inside the record store for the first time and see how it goes! Be sure to bring a helmet for that one. We also have two touring musicians on board. This includes our friend Jared Grabb – solo folk artist from Peoria, Illinois that just recently had a new record come out. Stream some of that on the player embedded below. Jared will be on tour with Brett Conlin who will also be performing.

Dumb Records will be open on Thursday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. The show kicks off in the evening at 7:00 pm. Find a facebook event for all of this right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep / Dumb Records in the new year.

Dumb Records 4 Year Anniversary + FREE RECORD DAY This Thursday

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This one is coming up quick, but here is something to get excited about in the new year! This Thursday, January 11th Dumb Records will be turning exactly four years old. It’s hard to believe the store has gone on this long being open nearly every day between now and the start of things in January of 2014. To celebrate the store is hosting the second ever “Free Record Day” – that’s right – walk into Dumb Records (located at 1107 South Grand Ave. East) at any point during operating hours and receive a free wrapped record at no cost. The records are pre-wrapped so you don’t know what you are going to get – could be anything new or used, and of any genre!

In addition to free record day, there will also be an in-store show to go along with the anniversary at 7:00 pm. For that we have three acts performing. We are going to do our best at squeezing in the Southtown Livin’ Thing Band inside the record store for the first time and see how it goes! Be sure to bring a helmet for that one. We also have two touring musicians on board. This includes our friend Jared Grabb – solo folk artist from Peoria, Illinois that just recently had a new record come out. Stream some of that on the player embedded below. Jared will be on tour with Brett Conlin who will also be performing.

Dumb Records will be open on Thursday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. There might be donuts in the morning too? The show kicks off in the evening at 7:00 pm. Find a facebook event for all of this right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep / Dumb Records in the new year.