December 14th at Black Sheep: Bottom Bracket, Stick People

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You’re invited! This upcoming week on Thursday, December 14th we are having a show featuring just two bands – Bottom Bracket and Stick People. Yes, it’s a birthday party for Cassie Crawford (Garter), but also a show open to the whole wide public world – you don’t have to bring a gift! You might expect to find some refreshments, or maybe some fun games as well (like bobbing for apples or pin the tail on the donkey).

This one starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page where we keep a list of everything coming up in Southtown!

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December 1st at Black Sheep: MOM, Prowess, Magma Diver

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When’s the next show at Black Sheep? Could you believe it, but the next show is actually happening in December (which just so happens to be this upcoming Friday, December 1st). We have the band MOM coming from St. Louis which features members of past bands The Stranger and more. You can stream some of MOM’s music on the player below. We have Springfield punks’ punk band Prowess playing this one as well. Opening things up is the return of Central Illinois – based Magma Diver who recently released their own debut tape. Good job!

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 to see what else is coming up at Black Sheep this winter.

November 22nd at Black Sheep: Bottom Bracket, Charmer, Rockford, Telephone Junkies, Kate Laine

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Hello and happy Sunday to you all. Today we have a show announcement for a show happening in exactly ten days on Wednesday, November 22nd. We have a classic B.J. Pearce designed flier up there with a lineup that’s slightly changed so we will break it down for you. Everyone knows hometown emo rock group, Bottom Bracket, right? They will be playing this show. The touring band on this bill is Charmer from Marquette, Michigan. You can stream their newest release on the player below to hear what they are all about. Up before them is one of the winners of our Black Sheep Battle of the Bands last month and based out of Springfield High School – Rockford. We also have a newer and younger group called Telephone Junkies that made their Black Sheep debut about a week ago. Opening things up for this one is Kate Laine.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. 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 and winter.

October 31st at Black Sheep: Starlorde, Nectar, Eric Marvel, Felix

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We are terrible for not officially announcing our Halloween show this year until now. Yes, of course there will be a lot of Halloween-y things going on in town tonight including Dumb Records participating in the Halloween parade downtown and also Hobgob at Bar None. The 31st this year falls on Tuesday night, and we are having a nice Halloween show for all of you who are looking for something to do the night of Halloween! Apparently this will be the last ever Starlorde show or something – stream their music one last time on the player below before it is lost in time. We also have the hit pop group Nectar coming from across the pond in Champaign-Urbana. Then before that is the new-wave electro-tunes from Eric Marvel. Opening things up is “Felix”?

This show will start at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5 or $3 if you are wearing a costume. 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 in the coming months (we are working on it)!

November 19th at Black Sheep: Livin’ Thing Record Release Show, Substance, Undone, Spell Breaker

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Whoops, we are sorry that we have missed a few days bringing you some fresh content on our website! Tonight we are hitting it hard with a special announcement with another record release show from a local group – this time it’s hardcore rock n’ roll outfit Livin’ Thing. Livin’ Thing will be releasing a 7″ record for this show on Sunday, November 19th at Black Sheep. We are truly excited for this band and their journey. More info on the 7″ will be coming later this week. Also on the bill for this one and on tour is the Houston, Texas punk band Substance. They performed inside Dumb Records this past Dumb Fest in June. Check out some of Substance’s music streaming on the player below. We have a couple of great local openers on this one too including the fast punk band Undone. Opening things up is Spell Breaker.

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 coming up these next few months at Black Sheep.

October 19th at Dumb Records: Holy Gallows, P.I.N.T., Jeff Williams, Glower

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Let’s not get behind on our show announcements! The next show happening inside of Dumb Records is coming up fairly quick- this one will be on Thursday, October 19th. It features the touring ambient project Holy Gallows from Memphis, Tennessee. Check out Holy Gallows music on the player below. We also have local solo ambient project inspired by Holy Gallows himself, Pretend I’m Not There on the bill. We also have a solo performance by Jeff Williams, local artist and frontman for long running punk band NIL8. Jeff’s solo set is always a treat. Opening things up we have a newer Springfield project featuring Kate Ridge and Kristin Walker of various other projects. Their new group is called Glower.

This show starts inside the record store at 7:00 pm. 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 in Southtown this fall.

October 9th at Black Sheep: Brendan Wells Plant Music, Plants With Human Names, Emasculate Regression, Rella

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Today we have a special show to tell you about coming up on Monday, October 9th. We are continuing to try a few new things at Black Sheep and this one is going to be a plant-themed show for all of the plants out there. For this show we have Brendan Wells Plant Music coming from Minneapolis, Minnesota. What is that? It is music for plants. Have a listen on the player below. We also have hip hop project “Plants with Human Names“, formerly “Animals with Human Names”. Emasculate Regression is also performing a special farm sounds set for this show. Before that is solo project of Clare Frachey, “Rella.” And opening things up we have Brian Galecki goofing off on the omnichord.

This show will start at 7:00 pm. Here is the big kicker – the show is $7, BUT if you bring your own *living* plant, the show is $3. So bring your plants! 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 this fall.