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

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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”

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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

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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

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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).

 

Tonight at The Radon Lounge: Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen, Bed Bedford, Mike Butler, Johari Idusuyi

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What do you know about The Radon Lounge? Did you know that it is a top notch premier Springfield basement venue, and there is a show going on down there tonight? Nothing going on at Black Sheep tonight too, so we can all go! For this show the lounge has great musical act Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen lined up from Champaign, Illinois. You can stream some of their music on the player below. In addition to that they also have solo artist Ben Bedford from the area performing. Looks like there is also a solo performance by Mike Butler (of Vonne and Starlorde). How nice. And The Radon Lounge appears to be mixing things up a bit for this one and featuring poetry peformed by Johari Idusuyi! And there is also a book performing! Cosmic Fate by Jonathan A Meyer will be taking the big stage!

All of that over at The Radon Lounge will be starting at 7:00 pm tonight for just $5. For The Radon Lounge’s secret location you will have to dig around their website a little bit. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also check out our Springfield Shows page for (maybe) a look at some shows happening in town outside of Black Sheep.

January 21st at The Radon Lounge: Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen, Bed Bedford, Mike Butler, Johari Idusuyi

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Time to for us to tell you about the next show that is happening over at Springfield basement venue The Radon Lounge! This one is happening on Saturday, January 21st and we do not have any shows lined up at Black Sheep for that night so we can all go. For this show the lounge has great musical act Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen lined up from Champaign, Illinois. You can stream some of their music on the player below. In addition to that they also have solo artist Ben Bedford from the area performing. Looks like there is also a solo performance by Mike Butler (of Vonne and Starlorde). How nice. And The Radon Lounge appears to be mixing things up a bit for this one and featuring poetry peformed by Johari Idusuyi! And there is also a book performing! Cosmic Fate by Jonathan A Meyer will be taking the big stage!

All of that over at The Radon Lounge will be starting at 7:00 pm that night for just $5. For The Radon Lounge’s secret location you will have to dig around their website a little bit. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also check out our Springfield Shows page for (maybe) a look at some shows happening in town outside of Black Sheep.

December 16th at The Radon Lounge: Christmas Explosion Featuring Timbre

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Our friends over at Springfield house venue The Radon Lounge are once again throwing their big annual “Christmas Explosion” and this time we don’t have anything planned that night at Black Sheep so we can all make it out. The Christmas Explosion this year is this upcoming Friday the 16th and it will also be a celebration of five years of The Radon Lounge putting on shows in Springfield. We have our Ugly Christmas Sweater show happening the next day on the 17th and the Black Sheep Holiday Show happening the following week on Friday the 23rd. The lineup for The Radon Lounge’s Christmas Explosion this year features Timbre – the Harpist from Nashville returning to The Radon Lounge. Check out some of her music streaming on the player below. Also on this show is the shoegaze act from Lincoln, Illinois also familiar to the Radon – Hushpad. Also is the folk duo The Dandelion Pickers. We have also be told that the Springfield “Uketopians” will be closing out the night with some Christmas Ukulele tunes.

With this show being at The Radon Lounge, you can also expect some food and hot chocolate and arcade games of some sort. Things kick off over there at 6:00 pm and admission is $5. If you don’t know where the Radon Lounge is you can inquire on their website. Also find a facebook event for this one right here. Check out our Springfield shows page for a look at more shows outside of Black Sheep.