Pryss: “Sisyphus”


Today we bring you the second release from Springfield hardcore band Pryss, who are just now returning from a week long tour around “Everything Is Not Okay” Festival in Oklahoma City. Their newest release is a five-track cassette entitled Sisyphus which you can find streaming below. Cassettes are being released by Ooey Gooey Tapes and will be available inside Dumb Records soon. Check out the release streaming below. Also head over to the Ooey Gooey bandcamp page to purchase the release for $666.00.

Pryss do not have any shows currently lined up at Black Sheep, but stay tuned for more Pryss shows in the future.



Opposite Good: “1”


Today we bring you a stream of another one of the first releases to come out of Springfield in 2017. This is the debut of a project called “Opposite Good” which is an ambient solo project of Vincent Sgro. You can find the three-track release called streaming on the player below. Also head over to Opposite Good’s bandcamp page to download the tracks at your own price.

Vincent performed at our open mic inside Dumb Records last night and currently does not have any more shows lined up at Black Sheep as far as we know. Stay tuned for more Opposite Good shows. Stay up to date on all of the Springfield music that has come out this year and previous years at our big album archive page.

Backwards Day: Lost Sessions 1995


Today we bring you some lost Springfield recordings from the 1990’s recently brought to light from the band Backwards Day. These are the band’s Lost Sessions from 1995, which would have been the last recording session the band took part in before breaking up. This session was engineered and mixed by Lance Reynolds formerly of NIL8, who also recorded a few bands in the early 1990’s above Skank Skates as the name Southtown Studios (which we did not know until after Brandon Carnes started the more current Southtown Studio). Backwards Day featured Scott Faingold (vocals) and Timothy Harte (drums) both who currently play in the band Epsom. Check out those recordings below.

Also our big Springfield Album Master Archive has been under progress throughout much of the first part of this year. We are not working on a page set up for the archive on this site, which you can find right here. There are currently 288 titles listed.


Mikey Hash: Chicago Winters EP

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Today we are coming at ‘ya with some brand new Springfield hip hop. This is a 5-track EP coming from local hip hop artist Mikey Hash called Chicago Winters EP. You can stream the EP on the player below or head over to Mikey’s soundcloud where you can download all of the songs individually.

Mikey last played at Black Sheep last month as part of our Resilience event. There are no current shows in the works, but keep your eyes and ears peeled for more shows from Mikey and hip hop shows happening at Black Sheep in the future! Also check out the 217 hip hop website for more of the latest hip hop and rap coming out of the Capital City.

Animals With Human Names: The Studio Tape


Surprise! Today we are brining you the first local music official release of 2017! This is exciting because it’s Animals With Human Names – who made our list of best albums and best songs of 2016. Also exciting because this is a full length cassette full of songs written to go as background music for the hit local television series “The Studio Show.” You can check out The Studio Tape streaming on the player below. Check out more of The Studio Show right here.

Animals With Human Names of course will be playing a rare battle set against DJ Tariq aka “New York’s Deadliest DJ” inside of Dumb Records tonight as part of the store’s 3 year anniversary. Who will win? Tune in to find out. The show tonight starts at 7:00 pm and is free. AWHN will have these tapes as well as The First Tape on cassette available, and we will also be carrying them at Dumb Records.

2017 Project: Springfield Local Music Album Archive


For 2017 we definitely want to try to be more on top of things on this website in terms of show announcement posts going up quick, and being on top of shows going on at Black Sheep and elsewhere in Springfield. We want to cover more bands with our current and past band pages, but also we are working on a new project of trying to archive those Springfield albums and releases of the past!

If you go to our ancient Springfield music forum, we have been trying to keep a list of every Springfield release we can possibly list off. The past 5 years have been easy to list off thanks to our end of the year polls and things being organized on this site. 1990’s releases are mostly thanks to Anthony and Some Thing’s Can’t Be Ignored Music blog As of right now (the afternoon of the 1st) our list currently stands at 231 listed off releases by Springfield bands over the years and growing.  This year we hope to dig deeper by updating this list with more entries and also digging deep to provide downloadable links to each entry (which we have already begun doing). If the release is no longer available or streamable online we hope to upload it online for everyone to download so that it is not forgotten forever. Check out where we are on that master list on our forum right here. We may move the list to a permanent page on our site later on, but are deciding to keep it on the forum for now.

Our Lady: “Unreleased / Unrefined”


Even though local emo band Our Lady is no more, looks like they have decided to put up some more final recordings recently in a new collection of songs called Unreleased / Unrefined. An explanation of what these songs are from the band’s facebook:

As promised: A little surprise. All of the songs that never got to be songs. Including alternate versions of “I Am Brave” & “Buque”. Thank you all for everything. Enjoy “Unreleased / Unrefined” for free download and streaming on Bandcamp.

You can check out Unreleased / Unrefined on the player streaming below. Also head over to the Our Lady bandcamp page to download the songs at your own price. Our Lady played one final show at Black Sheep last month after being a band for six years and also released their final full length album Lure on Mayfly Records.