Tonight at Black Sheep: Nox Black, Cornbread, Offwhyte, Animals With Human Names, T-Roni, Nefarious Cloud, DJ Tareek Skills


Tonight! We are excited for this hip hop show happening at Black Sheep tonight. We’ve even upgraded our sound system for this one, so be sure to come out to hear the improvement. We have all types of different hip hop and R&B artists performing tonight. At the top of the bill is a new Springfield R&B artist – “Nox Black”. Before that is long running Springfield rapper “Cornbread”. Nice. Then before that is Springfield native (recently moved back from California) – and first time performing since his return – “Offwhyte“. We have Offwhyte’s newest album “Both Sides of the Mississippi” streaming on the player below. Up before him is an artist that most of you know – Animals With Human Names. Also female hip hop artist and winner of a recent hip hop battle competition – T-Roni will be taking the stage. (Check out her video that was a result of that competition right here). Before that is Springfield native hip hop / indie artist Nefarious Cloud. Opening up tonight we have live DJ and vinyl remix master DJ Tariq aka DJ Tareek Skillz, who will also be performing in the middle of the night as well.

This all kicks off tonight at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. 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.


Time & Pressure, Prowess, Dead Beat, Reduced To Instinct, Final Order


Hey all! The weekend is here and we do have shows lined up at Black Sheep tonight and tomorrow! It’s going to be a good weekend, we can feel it! Tonight we have hardcore band Time & Pressure coming from St. Louis to play for us. Also we have Prowess – they are not listed on the flier but got added at the last minute just for the heck of it. The big touring band on this bill is the band “Deadbeat” from Lincoln, Nebraska. You can stream their music on the player below. Before them we have Dumb Fest all-star favorites from Bloomington/Chicago – Reduced To Instinct (they have played three different Dumb Fests(?)). Opening things up is brand new Springfield hardcore band Final Order.

This starts at 7:00 pm tonight and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show 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 these next coming months.

New Band Pages: Rather Dashing


It’s Monday night, and it’s probably been a minute since we’ve added any new band pages to our website – so here is our most recent addition. We have a new page for the new alternative / blues / indie / genre-fusing band Rather Dashing. Check out their new page on the Black Sheep site right here. There you can find links to all of the band’s websites and stream their seven-track release which came out earlier this year. Rather Dashing have not played a show at Black Sheep yet – they did perform at Downhome Music Festival at the end of last month.

Check out any of our 40+ active band pages on our site right here. Do you play in an active Springfield band or are you a solo musician and have yet to set up a page on our site? We would love to hear from you! Reach out to us at and we will work with you to set something up.

New Dumb Daily Deals at Dumb Records


Starting tomorrow, Dumb Records is going to be testing out some new daily type super-deals in the store just for the fun of it. If you are into collecting records, cassettes, or CDs, you might want to pay attention now. During the week each Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from here on out features one crazy good deal:

MONDAYS: 50% off all cassettes
TUESDAYS: all $1 records are now 25¢
WEDNESDAYS: 50% off all CDs

Plus, during all Black Sheep shows everything in the store is now 25% off for those of you with show admission. Crazy!

Dumb Records is located at 1107 South Grand Ave East. The store is open every day from noon to 8pm.

No Cash Value “Government Stole My Skateboard”


It’s about time for us to get back on track telling you all about all of the hot new Springfield music that has been coming out. This song was released just yesterday right before Black Sheep Fest kicked off. It is Jacksonville-based punk group No Cash Value‘s new hit single – “Government Stole My Skateboard.” The song was recorded with a few others up in Southtown Sound, to all be released at some point soon.

Stream “Government Stole My Skateboard” on the player below. Also head over to the band’s bandcamp page to download the song for free. No Cash Value don’t have any shows lined up at Black Sheep currently, but be on the lookout for more soon!

August 14th at Black Sheep: The Dead Shakers (Solo), Robot Army


We want to thank all of you who came out to Black Sheep Fest at any point yesterday! The vibes were all around great, a lot of fun and smiles were shared, the music was great, and we were also able to raise more funds for our campaign to fix our heating and cooling system inside the venue. Expect photos and videos of the fest to come soon.

Now that Black Sheep Fest is over, it’s time to get back into the swing of things and gear up for a busy fall! The next show happening at Black Sheep is actually in two days – on Tuesday, August 14th. We have touring musician Kevin Bloom of the indie/psych band The Dead Shakers from Vermont coming through. Stream some of The Dead Shakers music on the player below. Opening this show up will be Robot Army from Taylorville, and it looks like that’s it.

This will start at Black Sheep at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Yes, there is also a show going on at CFP that same night. Also check out our upcoming shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the coming months.

Black Sheep Fest 2018 Happening Today!


Good morning! It’s going to be a fabulous day today, because Black Sheep Fest 2018 is happening! We are very excited for what today has in store – 11 local bands plus one comedian taking the Black Sheep stage. Things kick off today at 3:00 pm. We will also have a donation jar set up to raise money for our broken heating and cooling system, so come out with cash or checks to support our cause if you can! Here is what we are looking at for a schedule today:

Bottom Bracket – 9:45pm
Pryss – 9:15pm
Telephone Junkies – 8:30pm
Spellbreaker – 7:55pm
Rockford – 7:15pm
Dan Alten – 6:55pm
No Cash Value – 6:30pm
Livin’ Thing – 5:55pm
Foam Fangers – 5:15pm
Graveswitcher – 4:40pm
MAC – 4:10pm
Heck – 3:40pm
Dan Alten – 3:10pm

Find a facebook event for Black Sheep Fest 2018 right here. Admission this year is $10, and of course the fest is all ages. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.