It’s coming up (very) quick – here is our very next show and our first one after Dumb Fest! Happening Thursday night in just a couple of days! We’ve got to make sure we are all cleaned up and ready! For this one we have bands coming from all over! This includes New York, Indiana, and Kentucky! Wow! Starting on the top: we have melodic punk rock / metal band The Muckrakers traveling all the way from New York City! Stream some of their music streaming below. Before that at some point is an act called “Dana Skully and the Tiger Sharks” from Indianapolis, Indiana which leans more on the lighter folk punk side of things. The one other touring act is the band Mosquito from Louisville, Kentucky. Surely you don’t want to mess with Mosquito. The one group familiar to the Black Sheep stage is the Decatur-based band This Is A Stick Up!
All of this is kicking off at 7:00 pm on Thursday night. Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page (we are working on getting updated right now) for a list of things coming up at Black Sheep.
We have just a couple of events lined up before Dumb Fest – a show happening tomorrow night and a zine workshop on Sunday. We know this is telling you at the very last minute, but here is what’s going on tomorrow night! It is going to be the big EP release show for new local band “The Little Death” for their Way Happier EP. The Little Death features members of former Springfield band Fill In The Blank. You can actually stream that full EP on the player below. Also on this show is Springfield alternative rock group – Rockford. Rockford has also been working on new recordings. The third local rock group we have on this bill to complete that trifecta of sorts is Bottom Bracket. Then there are a couple of touring acts. This includes Bosley Mongo from Chicago. This also includes the band Sidelined from Newton, Illinois who have been around for a good minute and have played at our space a few times over the years. Opening things up we have HECK which is the solo work of Hannah Songer.
This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our shows page (we are working on updating) for a list of what else is coming up at Black Sheep this month.
We have a pretty huge show coming to you here at Black Sheep before this month is over – happening this Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th. That’s right, we have Looming making a return and playing their first local show since their last LP release show for their second album Seed back in October. We are very excited to have them back! This time Looming have friends Lola Tired coming on tour from Austin, Texas. You can stream some of their music on the player below. This will all be preceded by local blues punk rock band Spell Breaker from right here in Springfield. Opening things up is the indie rock alternative talent of The Telephone Junkies also from right here in town.
This show will start at 7:00 pm and 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 this summer.
We have a hardcore show coming up at Black Sheep one week from today on Monday, May 21st that you all should be excited about. It features touring band Pink Thing from Dallas, Texas. Stream their new flaming hot EP on the player embedded below. On this show we also have the Springfield return of Champaign/Urbana punk band La Louve… and their last show ever? Is this true? These two out of town acts will be paired up with two local Springfield heavy hitting hardcore acts – including Pryss. Opening things up is the new hardcore explosion band Graveswitcher.
Find a facebook event for this show right here. Admission for this one is $5, and things start at 7:00 pm. Also check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this summer!
Thanks to all who came out to Black Sheep and Dumb Records yesterday in support of our “Collision #2” art show! We love hosting events that are different than the standard 3-5 band Black Sheep rock show, and we have even more of those different shows coming up – like this one this upcoming Friday, May 13th. This is going to be an interesting night because we have a Central Illinois-based comedy/improv group called “The Zoo” coming to perform inside Black Sheep. We are not exactly sure what to expect, so we are all in for a wild ride together! In addition to The Zoo we have a normal number of performing acts as well. This includes local singer/songwriter from the heart Alec James. Also local solo performer Whitney Devine. Then a new solo act from Pawnee Illinois who has not yet played at Black Sheep – Dexter Anodyne. Opening things up we have a performance by none other than local hip hop project Animals With Human Names! Stream the newest tape release by A.W.H.N. on the player below.
This starts this Friday at Black Sheep at 7:00 pm. Admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a list of upcoming shows at Black Sheep this summer.
Let’s take a look at what else we got coming up this weekend! This one is this upcoming Saturday, May 5th at Black Sheep. It looks like a short and sweet three band punk show. For this one we have Springfield fast punk/hardcore band Prowess on the bill. They are the only locals on the bill actually. Then we have St. Louis-based alternative punk band “Oversleeping“. Check out their music on the player embedded below. The third and final act lined up is the two-piece project “Prevalence” from Champaign/Urbana.
This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Find 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.
We have one huge whopper of a punk / hardcore show happening at Black Sheep this Saturday, April 28th and that’s going to be IT for this weekend for us. Better be there! For this show we have Pryss. For this show we also have… No Cash Value™ from Jacksonville, Illinois the future of punk in Central Illinois itself. There is a touring band. It looks like they are going right smack dab in the middle of the lineup and that is Die Young from Texas. Stream some of their music on the player below to find out what they are all about. This also is going to be the return of The Dry Look from Champaign / Urbana Illinois since their last time hear at Dumb Fest 5 last summer. Opening things up looks like is the second show of new Springfield hardcore band Graveswitcher.
All of that starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event right here. Also peek our upcoming shows page for a look at what else is coming up.