Tonight at Downtown Springfield: Halloween Parade Featuring Livin’ Thing + Pineapple RNR


Tonight’s a big night in Springfield music history! Tonight we are helping orchestrate the first ever moving show on wheels – bands Livin’ Thing and Pineapple RNR from St. Louis will be performing on a moving Dumb Records float as a part of the first ever Downtown Springfield Halloween Parade, organized by The Parent Place. Check out some of Pineapple RNR’s music below – the band features members of other popular St. Louis bands Lumpy & The Dumpers, The Wad, and Fried E.M. The parade tonight of course is free – for more info on the route downtown go to The Parent Place’s facebook event. There will be plenty of candy of course and free tattoos. The parade route kicks off downtown at 7:30 and things will likely go until 8:30 or 9:00.

We are still looking for volunteers in possibly walking with us and also helping decorate our float! If anyone is interested in helping us decorate, we will be outside of Dumb Records today starting at 2:30 pm. Find a facebook event for all of this right here. The weather forecast says it’s going to be COLD, but just be sure to bring a jacket!


October 28th Downtown Springfield Halloween Parade: Livin’ Thing & Pineapple RNR Play on Moving Dumb Records Elephant Float


After our first ever show for plants was a huge success last night, we are continuing to embark on turning your typical rock n’ roll show inside out and break all of the standard rules on what a “gig” truly is. Tonight we are announcing the first ever MOVING GIG with bands Livin’ Thing and Pineapple Rock N’ Roll from St. Louis. Bands will be performing on a moving float on Saturday, October 28th as part of the first ever downtown Springfield Halloween Parade. Pineapple RNR feature members of Lumpy & The Dumpers, The Wad, and more. Check out some of their music below. The float will be powered by (or pulled by) Milestshirts, and will also be followed by some representation from Boof City Skate Shop. You can maybe expect some music thrown in there from Nighthawk or Gary & The Omnichords. Flier done by Connor, age 9.

Thank you to The Parent Place for allowing us this opportunity. You can find a facebook event for their downtown Halloween Parade right here. The parade will be going from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on 5th and 6th streets downtown. There will be candy, and we will be giving out plenty of Dumb Records tattoos. Find our facebook event for this moving show right here. That same night is also Hobgob at Bar None – starting at 9:00 pm.

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!

Lineup and Schedule for Downhome Music Festival Happening July 28th & 29th


The other downtown annual music festival that happens at the end of July, Downhome Music Festival has recently released their official schedule for the fest happening on Friday and Saturday, July 28th and 29th. You can find the lineup of bands and set times listed below. Admission for the festival this year is just $6 at the gate to get in both days, and bands will play on two big stages located at 7th and Washington streets downtown. You may notice the Saturday lineup includes heavy hitting Springfield punk bands NIL8 and The Timmys – and we also get a rare opportunity to see bands Looming and Park. Looming will also be playing at Black Sheep two days before that on Thursday, July 27th. Dumb Records will also have a setup outside during Saturday of Downhome. Here is the lineup:

5pm – Josh Reilly (a)
5:30pm – Wolf Crick Boys (w)
6pm – Go Tsunami (a)
6:30pm – Owen & Dooley (w)
7:30pm – Lidlifter (a)
8:30pm – The Station (w)
9:30pm – Marah (a)
11pm – Micah Walk (w)

2pm – Attic Salt (w)
2:30 – Ragna Rye (a)
3pm – Prairie State Heartache (w)
4pm – Los Injectors (a)
5pm – Western Empire (w)
6pm – Looming (a)
7pm – Jukebox Casanova (w)
8pm – The Timmys (a)
8:30pm – Josh Catalano & TDT(w)
9:30pm – Park (a)
10:30pm – Nil8 (w)

Celtic Stage – Saturday Only
3pm – Ellyn Thornson & the Lovebirds (c)
5pm – Evan Mitchell (c)
7pm – John Brillhart (c)

Check out a facebook event for Downhome music fest right here. Also check out their official website right here. Be sure to also check out our Springfield shows page for a look at other going-ons in town outside of Black Sheep.

Unofficial Dumb Fest Day 2 Aftershow at Bar None


Could you believe it, Dumb Fe5t is kicking off in just than three days this upcoming weekend in Springfield. Today we are announcing that we are once again working with Bar None downtown to bring you an *unofficial* aftershow for the fest at their spot at 245 South 5th Street. This one is going to start promptly right at 10:00 pm Saturday night. Admission is $5 and this one is restricted to those ages 21 and up. Here is what we have for a lineup:

LIVID (Kenosha, WI)
CRUELSTER (Cleveland, OH)

You might want to check out that show Saturday night after the main gig gets over at Black Sheep and Skank Skates if you want to hear about any other official/unofficial aftershows happening that night. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our Dumb Fest 5 page for a better breakdown of the whole fest.

The official schedule for all of the official Dumb Fest bands with set times will be up on our site tomorrow morning!

Black Sheep Presents Cover Show Volume 6.5 at Bar None May 18th


For the past three or four years we have been happy to team up with downtown bar Bar None (located at 245 S 5th street) with our annual cover show to offer this town and the 21 and up crowd a second performance of all of the acts. This year we got a little behind on picking out a date, but we are making things work over at Bar None for a second cover show on Thursday, May 18th! Don’t forget the Black Sheep Cover Show is now less than one week away and is still happening on Saturday, May 13th. The lineup for both shows is looking like it will be the exact same and goes as follows:

Livin’ Thing will be performing as Black Sabbath
Milestshirtsdotcom will be performing as Weezer
Gutterpriest will be performing as Divine

Nice! That one will start promptly at 9:00 over at Bar None (let’s say doors at 8:30 pm)? This one is ages 21 and up and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the Bar None show right here. Also be sure to check out our Springfield shows page for a list of shows happening in town outside of Black Sheep.

Tonight at Cafe Andiamo: “Black Sheep Presents…” Bottom Bracket, Jason Paul, Tom Irwin, The Little Death


Well us trying karaoke night last night at Dumb Records was… interesting. Now it’s time to try our second different type of show this weekend and that is going to be one that we are setting up tonight at Cafe Andiamo downtown (204 S 6th Street). Come check out this all ages show happening at Andiamo tonight starting at 7:00 pm. Bands will be downstairs and coffee will be served upstairs. Tonight for the lineup we have Springfield emo project Bottom Bracket headlining the bill. We also have Jason Paul & The Know It Alls touring project on the bill from Los Angeles, California. Check out some of their music on the player below. Before them is Springfield music legend Tom Irwin playing a solo set, who also has a new album coming out soon called All That Love. Opening things up is a newer Springfield band called “The Little Death.”

All of this starts at Cafe Andiamo at 7:00 pm tonight. We will just be taking donations for the touring act. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at all of the normal Black Sheep shows coming up this spring.