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.


November 18th at Radon Lounge: Shiny Shiny Black, Dietrich Jon, Tom Irwin, Peaches & Bacon


This upcoming Saturday, November 18th we do have your annual Black Sheep Band Lotto show taking place, but there is another show taking place at The Radon Lounge as well that we feel the need to tell you about. Just so you know all of your options for that night, you know? This one features a real good indie rock band from Goshen, Indiana called “Shiny Shiny Black.” Check out their music on the player below. They will be coming on tour with another Indiana project called Dietrich Jon. Then there are a few local favorites – including our good friend and local legendary musician Tom Irwin. Hi Tom! Opening things up is the bluegrass duo Peaches & Bacon.

This show kicks off Saturday over at The Radon Lounge at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5. Not sure on where the Radon Lounge is? Go inquire over at their website. Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also check out our Springfield shows page for a list of shows going on in Springfield outside of Black Sheep (sometimes).


September 29th at The Radon Lounge: David Dondero, Liz Fritz, MJT, The Woodland Brush


Sure, we’ve already announced that we will be hosting a free show at Black Sheep on this night but that doesn’t mean we can’t tell you about the other options you have for live music in this town. On Friday, September 29th The Radon Lounge will be hosting their next show featuring some real nice *chill* music and art. This one will feature national touring act David Dondero, playing some folk music. Check out some of David’s music on the player below. The Radon also has local musician Liz Fritz lined up for this one. Then “MJT” which is an indie-rock duo from Lincoln, Illinois believe it or not. The Radon Lounge continues to bring the art to the show space this time by featuring the work of Emily Barnett of The Woodland Brush.

This show will start at 7:00 pm over at The Radon Lounge and admission is $5. (Sorry, the one at Black Sheep starts at the same time). If you don’t know where The Radon Lounge is, you can inquire on their website. Check out a facebook event for this show right here. Also be sure to check out our Springfield shows page, which isn’t at all up to date right now.

May 16th at Radon Lounge: Listener, Jeff Williams, Layers, Milk & Honey


Our friends over at The Radon Lounge unveiled a pretty big show happening over there on Tuesday, May 16th. This one features big deal spoken word / shoegaze stuff act Listener from Kansas City, Missouri. You can *listen* to some of that *Listener* music on the player embedded below. This show is also exciting because you get to see Jeff Williams of the band NIL8 perform in the Radon’s basement. See Jeff perform NIL8’s hit tune “basement show” in this special setting. Also on the bill is the first ever show for a new project called “Layers” featuring members of Honey//Suck and Pryss. Opening things up is a special set by new downtown grocery store, Milk & Honey!

That show will be starting at the Radon Lounge at 7pm and admission for this one is $10 (yes, it is worth it). Check out the Radon Lounge’s website to inquire about an address. Find a facebook event for this show right here. Also check out our Springfield shows page which is not at all up to date right now.

The Illinois Times: “The Radon Lounge Keep Concerts On The Down-Low”


The Illinois Times are on a roll this week with covering things going on in the D.I.Y. music community in Springfield! Here’s another article in this week’s issue on The Radon Louge – also written by Scott Faingold who also wrote the article on Southtown Sound which we posted about earlier today. The Radon Lounge are a Springfield house venue that has been going for a whole five years now, which is a good chunk of Black Sheep’s existence. We have always been supportive of what’s going on over at The Radon and consider them a much needed asset to our community. From the article:

For the past five years, the Radon Lounge has been hosting an impressive variety of local and touring bands, averaging one show per month. However, like a post-millennial speakeasy, anyone wanting to attend a concert at Radon is obliged to contact the venue via email or social media, simply to discover where it’s located. Venue founder Jeff Black, who also books all the talent, explains that this is a matter of neighborly consideration rather than mystique. The reason is simple enough: The Radon Lounge is in fact the basement of his home, located in the heart of a Springfield residential neighborhood.

Check out the full article online right here, or pick up a copy of The Illinois Times at various local businesses around town.

And what do you know, The Radon Lounge also have a show going on tonight at the same time as our hip hop show. Theirs starts at 7:00 pm and features Bonesetters, Blind Social, Eric Marvel, Ian Winterbrauer, Jen Santarelli, and Copper Pot Cooking Studios. More on that show right here.

March 5th at The Radon Lounge: Edward + Jane, Alex & The XO’s, Kneller


The next show happening at Springfield house venue The Radon Lounge is actually this Sunday, March 5th in less than one week. The creative basement space is mixing things up once again and will this time be featuring the paintings of a local artist – Amanda Greive up on their walls on display, and also some Baklava goodness from local restaruant Yanni’s Gyros. In addition to all of that of course there will be some music bands performing. This includes “Eward + Jane“- a touring duo from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Also playing this one is Alex & The XOs from Bloomington, Illinois. We actually have some of their music streaming on the player below. The third act on the bill here is “Kneller” – a new indie rock band in Springfield that we know nothing about!

Check out a facebook event for this show right here. Things are kicking off Sunday at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. If you don’t know where The Radon is, you better look into their website and ask them! Also check out our Springfield shows page for a list we try to keep updated of shows happening in town outside of Black Sheep.

February 5th at The Radon Lounge: Von Strantz, Good Companions, Arlin Peebles, David Rokos


Looks like The Radon Lounge are going to be having their next show very soon – one week from today on Sunday, February 5th. We also just announced our next show happening at Black Sheep also on that very same night unfortunately, so you will have to choose between shows or try to show-hop to both. This show over at The Radon Lounge features Nashville touring artist Von Strantz, who is no stranger to the lounge. Check out some of her music streaming on the player below. Also on this show is the big time hippy-punk band Good Companions featuring Danny Kerwin. We love the Good Companions. Before that is one of the stars off of the hit Springfield web series “The Studio Show” – Arlin Peebles performing solo. Before that The Radon Lounge has Chicago singer/songwriter David Rokos on board to perform. Looks like things will be opening up with some baked goods by Emma Wilson.

This show will start over at the Radon Lounge at 7:00 pm for just $5. (Same time and cost as the Black Sheep show). Check out a facbook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our Springfield shows page for a list of shows coming up in town outside of Black Sheep (we are working on it).