Saturday, April 21 at Black Sheep: Blood Soaked Boogie Bandits, No Solution, This Is A Stick Up, Lucy Furr, Foam Fangers

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Aside from Dumb Records gearing up what is projected to be the store’s biggest day ever of all time this Saturday, there is also a pretty stacked show going on that night at Black Sheep as well! There will be no reason not to be in Southtown at some point this Saturday! At the top of the bill for this show is the Lincoln and Central-Illinois based grimy punk / metal band “Blood Soaked Boogie Bandits“. We have No Solution on how to get rid of those pesky Blood Soaked Boogie Bandits. (No Solution is playing as well) (that’s almost certainly the wrong link to a different No Solution in France). But wait! This Is A Stick Up! From Decatur! They are not really ska, but more of a punk band! Also on the bill is “Lucy Furr“. Is Lucy a person or a full band? Looks like a full on band, and you can stream their music on the player below. Let’s see if you can open this show up with your Foam Fangers– new band from right here in Springfield.

All of this will be starting at Black Sheep on Saturday at 7:00 pm. Admission is $7. There will be a show in Dumb Records as part of Record Store Day with just three acts at 2:00 pm. (The store opens up at 8:00 am). Be sure to come an hour early, wait in line at 7:00 am, and stay for the music, and stay for the show at Black Sheep so that you are here for a full 16 hours straight. Find a facebook event right here. We’ve also updated our shows page a little bit!

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April 15th (Sunday) at Black Sheep: Aaron James, Alec James, Kate Laine, HECK

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Oh, did you know that tonight isn’t the only show that we’ve got going on this weekend at Black Sheep? That’s right – there is one happening this Sunday too on April 15th. It’s a nice acoustic show. This one features a touring artist – Aaron James from Memphis, Tennessee. Stream some of Aaron’s music on the player below. We also have Aaron’s twin brother Alec James on the show. Just kidding, the two aren’t actually related. Alec is an acoustic singer / songwriter from here in Springfield. Kate Laine will be performing as well, and has been sounding better than ever since performing as a duo with The Studio Show’s Arlin Peebles! Last one we have on the bill is HECK aka Hannah Songer from Bloomington/Normal. We are not sure the order of performers for this one.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. 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 spring (we are currently working on updating the calendar).

March 19th at Black Sheep: Juiceboxxx, Livin’ Thing, Animals With Human Names, Dennis DNO

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Hey what’s up, it’s been a minute since we’ve had any hip hop shows at Black Sheep and what do you know there are going to be TWO of them before this month is over with! The first of which is going to be a rock / rap hybrid show and we are very excited for it. Happening on Monday, March 19th we are happy to welcome touring national artist Juiceboxxx into Black Sheep as he performs with his full backing band. Juiceboxxx has been a touring rap artist for over a decade now. You can stream his newest album on the player below. Also on this show is a return of the rock n’ roll band Livin’ Thing. Up before that is local hip hop artist Animals With Human Names. Opening things up right now is a brand new rap artist based out of Springfield – Dennis DNO.

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

March 10th at Black Sheep: Vonne, Little Death, Marble Teeth, Telephone Junkies, Clementine

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Keeping the March show announcements coming! By the way, we just updated the shows page on our site and our March calendar is looking pretty intense! Good luck out there! This one is happening exactly one week from today on Saturday, March 10th. We have the band Vonne performing once again! The band reunited for The Black Sheep Holiday show back in December after not performing together for more than a year. Is the band reunited for good? Probably not. This show also features Springfield band The Little Death. Then we have Marble Teeth from Decatur, Illinois. Marble Teeth is the solo project of Caleb formerly of the duo “Spooky Poo” that played a number of times at Black Sheep before. Check out some of that new project’s music on the player below. We also have Telephone Junkies, the heavy-hitting and young indie rock band that everyone has been raving about. Opening things up is Clementine – the new solo project of Clare Frachey.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $6. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to look at everything we have coming up at Black Sheep this spring!

March 8th at Black Sheep: Monterrey, Master Bastard, Famous Losers, Mike Butler

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It’s March! Ahh! It’s pretty much spring so that means we are going to start piling the show announcements, starting with this one coming up real quick. This is a week night show happening on Thursday, March 8th in less than a week. For this show we have the band Monterrey coming from North West Indiana. You can stream their music on the player below to see if you like what you hear. They will be joined by local rock band from right here in Springfield – Master Bastard. Then also another band from Jacksonville, Illinois – Famous Losers. Great to see all of these bands from Jacksonville lately! Opening things up is Mike Butler formerly of the band Vonne. Come hear Mike’s beautiful voice.

Things kick off at 7:00 pm and you bet your bottom that this show is $6 to get in. 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 spring.

March 2nd at Black Sheep: Marbin

 

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This is the first show we are officially announcing for March on our site here, and would you believe it March is just a few days away!! This one is happening one week from today on Friday, March 2nd. It’s a little different than our normal show setup because we just have one band performing for the night. That is Marbin – the progressive jazz-rock fusion band from Chicago. You can stream one of Marbin’s songs on the player below to hear more of what they are all about.

This show is also a little bit different because there are advance tickets being sold. The show is $12 in advance and $15 at the door (all ages still of course). You can purchase tickets in advance online right here. Also find a facebook event for this show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else we have coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

February 24th at Black Sheep: Prowess, No Cash Value, This Is A Stick Up!, Glower

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Gee whiz, thanks to all who came out to the show at Dumb Records last night – now time for us to tell you about the next Saturday show happening at Black Sheep on Saturday, February 24th! For this one we have a lineup of bands from the area, a lot of them newer. Prowess will be making a return it looks like – playing a show here for the first time this year. Nice. Up before them is a newer band from nearby in Jacksonville, Illinois called “No Cash Value“. We also have another new band coming from Decatur called “This Is A Stick Up!”. You can stream one of their new songs “The Spaghettisburg Address” on the player below. Opening things up looks like is Springfield/Bloomington alternative-punk band Glower (pronounced as in “flower” but with a “g”).

This one starts at 7:00 pm and admission is just $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a list of what else is coming up for shows at Black Sheep in the coming months.