Timothy Donavan Russell: “Best Of Ambient / Best Of Experimental”


It’s not every day when any local Springfield band or artist has so much material that they are able to drop “Best Of” albums, let alone TWO “Best Of” albums. Springfield solo sound artist and member of The Pharmacy Gallery, Timothy Donavan Russell has released just that – one 27 track Best of Ambient 2003-2018, and a 20 track compilation Best of Experimental 1995-2018. You can find both of those albums streaming below. Both feature material that Timothy recorded over the years, and also feature some previously unreleased material as well. You can head over to Timothy Donavan Russell’s bandcamp page to pay to download the albums and check out more of his music.

Timothy has a whopping NINE releases that have come out this year which will all be in our “Best of Springfield Music 2018” poll being launched tomorrow. Check out that running list on our album archive right here.


Resistant To Reason: “First Year”


Taylorville-based punk rock band Resistant To Reason have recently released a collection of songs under the title First Year. This includes seven tracks, all of which you can stream on the player below. Also head over to the band’s bandcamp page to download the entire release for free! Resistance To Reason don’t have any shows lined up at the moment as far as we can tell.

We are counting this one as well as many other in our Best of Springfield Music 2018 list which we are still working on compiling! The poll for that is set to launch this Monday!

No Cash Value: “No Cash Value”



We are definitely late to the game on sharing this release by Jacksonville punk band No Cash Value – one of the last sessions to be recorded at Southtown Sound with Mike Butler. Back at the beginning of September the band released this eight-song self-titled group of songs. You can find them streaming on the player below. Also head over to the band’s bandcamp page to download the album at your own price.

No Cash Value actually do have a show coming up! It’s been a minute. The band will be performing at Black Sheep at the end of this month on November 30th. More info on that show can be found right here, we’ll also have a proper announcement up for that one soon.

We are still working on adding to that ultimate Springfield album archive to catch up with 2018 as well!

Foot: “Big”


Have you heard the four song release by the newest Springfield doom / experimental project called “Foot”? Well here it is streaming on the player below, all four tracks. You can also head over to Foot’s bandcamp page to pay to download the tracks. It’s heavy stuff.

Foot is actually performing at Dumb Records this upcoming Friday for Black Friday Record Store Day! That show starts at 7:00 pm inside the record store and is free. More info on that right here.

We also added this release to our list of 2018 releases in our Springfield album archive. We are adding to the list and gearing up for our annual Best of Springfield Music 2018 poll soon!

Arlin Peebles: “When You Need Me”

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Hey, it’s more new Springfield music! Today we are bringing you a stream of a brand new album from solo Springfield musician Arlin Peebles. You might recognize Arlin as co-host on Springfield web series The Studio Show or current drummer for Kate Laine. This is Arlin’s second full length album called When You Need Me. You can find it streaming in entirety on the player below.

Arlin is having a release show for his new album at The Studio this Saturday, along with a debut of a short film put together by some of the same creative minds that brought you The Studio Show. You can find more info on the facebook event for that right here.

We are continuing working on our ultimate Springfield album archive to properly be able to recap 2018 by the end of this year! Go check out that page right here!

Boon: “Social Anxylophone”


We are a little late on this one, but we figured a lot of you probably still don’t know about this release that came out here in Springfield earlier this summer – so here is a post for it! Local group “boon” – may be going by a different name “Juner Boon” for this release – released a new seven-track group of songs called Social Anxylophone at the beginning of August. Check out those songs streaming on the player below. This makes the band’s fourth release following “1st Street” last year and since they started in 2011.

Boon the band is very mysterious – they have not played any shows since Downhome Music Festival back in August and they do not have anything lined up as far as we can tell. We’ve added this release to our Springfield album archive – go check that page out!

The Dixie Narcos: “Neurotic Satanic”


Tomorrow night, The Dixie Narcos (a newer group from Jacksonville, Illinois formed by some members of previous band “Flamingo) will be headlining the Black Sheep 13 Year Anniversary show. The band’s debut full length album, Neurotic Satanic came out close to three months ago now and we’ve been meaning to make a post about it! You can find the 15-track album streaming on the player below. Head over to the band’s bandcamp page where you can support the band and download the album. The album is also available on cassette over at Dumb Records.

The Black Sheep 13 Year Anniversary show kicks off tomorrow at 7:00 pm. Find a facebook event for it right here. There will also be our annual drawing for Black Sheep band lotto at the end of the show.