September 8th at Black Sheep: Violence Creeps, Livin’ Thing, Boon, Spell Breaker

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Time for another show announcement – this one happening on Friday, September 8th and is a well rounded gig for all. This one will be the return of weirdo punk band Violence Creeps from Oakland, California to our space for the first time since the spring of last year in 2016. Check out some new material that they have released since then streaming on the player below. Then also joining them as they did last time is Livin’ Thing – the incredible stretch-suit rubber band. We also have a rare Black Sheep performance by the band Boon – they have also released some new material since they last played here. Opening things up is Spell Breaker – another Springfield band with their own special sound.

This show will be starting at 7:00 pm and admission is $6. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this fall.

Monday at Black Sheep: The Jïg, Pryss, Prowess, Kira Jari

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Oops, look at what goofs we are – we forgot to get an announcement post up for the last show of the five-day show streak that we are in the middle of right now. This one is happening this Monday, August 21st in just two days. Would you believe it, that is the same day as the solar eclipse hitting our area at around 1:00 pm. Come to this show after you get all eclipse’d out from earlier in the day. This one features the return of The Jïg from Indiana. Last time they played here was the fall of 2015. Check out some of their music streaming on the player below. Also on this show is Pryss – who just finished up a ten day long tour to Texas, Colorado, and more. Come out and welcome them home. We also have local band Prowess stirring things up in the pit. Opening things up we’ve got another touring act from Denton, Texas called “Kira Jari” featuring members of other bands that have performed at Black Sheep before.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future!

August 20th at Black Sheep: Livin’ Thing, Kagedama, Undone

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You ready to hear about this other show happening at Black Sheep one week from today? That’s on Sunday, August 20th in the middle of a five-day show streak for us happening next weekend to close out the summer of 2017. This one is going to be a hardcore show featuring just three bands. This includes this sludgy band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin called “Kagedama.” You can check out some of their music on the player below to hear what they are all about. Also on this show is the amazing stretch-suit rock band Livin’ Thing coming at ya from right here in the capitol city. Opening things up is the talented hardcore / swing band Undone.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and cost $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

August 19th at Black Sheep: Death Card, Rig Time!, Barren, A Treachery Untold, The City The Ruins, Polterguts

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Oh man, have we announced this show yet? We don’t think so? Anyways, this one is happening one week from today on Saturday, August 19th and it features a whopping six metal bands for one mega show. This will be right in the middle of 5 shows in a row for us as one end of the summer mega blow-out! The big one on this bill is “Death Card” hardcore metal band from Nashville, Tennessee. Stream one of their songs on the player embedded below. Death Card is touring with a three band touring package which also includes “Rig Time!” from Wisconsin. Get ready for lots of rigs. Also on that tour is Barren from Arkansas. This time around we have local support from three other bands including Polterguts from St. Louis. We also have “A Treachery Untold” and “The City, The Ruins” opening things up both from the Central Illinois area.

This show will be starting promptly at 6:00 pm, doors are at 5:00 pm. Show admission is $8. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future! Back to school season it is!

August 12th at Black Sheep: It’s Me: Ross, Stick People, Special Death, Bottom Bracket

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We gotta say we are very excited for this show happening at Black Sheep next month on Saturday, August 12th. This one features an all-star lineup, with the all-star rock band “It’s Me: Ross” who some of you may have caught at Cafe Andiamo during Dumb Fest #5 last month. They are from Columbia, Missouri and will be on tour. Check out their music below. We also have Taylorville rockers Stick People on this bill for a real treat. Another out of town act is “Special Death” – which is a new Chicago-based project featuring Kyle Lang of the project Easter which performed at Black Sheep a few times years ago if anyone remembers them. Opening things up looks like we got the alternative emo band Bottom Bracket making a nice well rounded gig.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep in the near future!

August 18th at Black Sheep: MU330, NIL8, The Timmys

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Yes if you can believe it, this is a real show that we are announcing today happening in exactly one month from now on Friday, August 18th at Black Sheep. All of the fans of the ancient and almost forgotten genre of “ska” music can come out of hiding for this one because we have legendary ska punk band MU330 from St. Louis coming to play Black Sheep. MU330 formed almost 30 years ago in 1988, and have released 6 or 7 albums most of which on Asian Man Records and have been known as a notable third wave ska band. Dan Potthast (vocals / guitar) of the band did make a guest appearance on the Black Sheep Radio Show at the end of last year and has also performed solo sets at Bar None and The Harm House in recent years. Rounding off the bill we have the two grand pappy punk bands of Springfield – NIL8 and The Timmys. This will be NIL8’s first performance at Black Sheep since Hobgob 2015. It’s been an even long time since The Timmys have played at Black Sheep at this point – the last time being in February of 2015. This show will also be a celebration of 20 years of The Timmys being a band – their first show was with MU330 in 1997 here in town at Viele’s Planet.

This show which is sure to be one of our biggest this summer – will start at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm. Admission will be $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets are now available online right here. You can also purchase them at Dumb Records during store hours. Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also check out our shows page for what other shows are happening between now and the end of summer!

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August 17th at Black Sheep: Starlorde, Droids Blood, The Dry Look, Evan Mitchell

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We have a doozy of a show coming up here in about one month on Thursday, August 17th featuring some great punk acts from different parts of the state. The one big time Springfield band on the bill is Starlorde – or are they from another planet? Hmmm… The touring act on this bill is Droid’s Blood from Chicago. Droid’s Blood features members of a good number of bands that have performed at Black Sheep before including Broken Prayer, Sputter, and more. Check out some of their music streaming on the player below. This show also features The Dry Look – one of the closing acts on Dumb Fest 5 last month who played inside Dumb Records. If you missed their set at the fest be sure to catch them here. Opening things up we have a rare performance by solo punk act Evan Mitchell from Taylorville, IL. Hi Evan.

This show will be starting at 7:00 pm and admission is $6. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep later this summer.