We want to thank all of you who came out to Black Sheep Fest at any point yesterday! The vibes were all around great, a lot of fun and smiles were shared, the music was great, and we were also able to raise more funds for our campaign to fix our heating and cooling system inside the venue. Expect photos and videos of the fest to come soon.
Now that Black Sheep Fest is over, it’s time to get back into the swing of things and gear up for a busy fall! The next show happening at Black Sheep is actually in two days – on Tuesday, August 14th. We have touring musician Kevin Bloom of the indie/psych band The Dead Shakers from Vermont coming through. Stream some of The Dead Shakers music on the player below. Opening this show up will be Robot Army from Taylorville, and it looks like that’s it.
This will start at Black Sheep at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Yes, there is also a show going on at CFP that same night. Also check out our upcoming shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the coming months.
Wow would you look at this one! There certainly is a lot lined up for this show which is happening exactly one week from tonight on Thursday, August 9th. We have big noise core act “Napalm Death is Dead” coming all the way from Tokyo, Japan! Wow! They will be coming along with Unexamine – another noise act from California. Check out some pure Unexamined noise on the player below. Then we have an act from Ohio with a NOT very family appropriate name *warning* and that is “Penis Geyser” (that is right, we did not edit) (sorry). This show will also be the passing of one local act and the welcoming in of a brand new one. The act playing it’s final show is Gutterpriest – which has been active playing noise in Springfield for a few years now. The first ever show is of a new band called “Uncle Sam’s Mutagenic Children”!
This show starts next Thursday at 7:00 pm, admission is $5 or whatever you can do to support the touring acts. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a look at what else is coming up in the next few months.
We know there haven’t been a whole lot of shows lined up on our calendar lately, but we are about to hit August and that’s going to change! One week from tonight, on Tuesday August 7th we have this hardcore show lined up. It features the band Stepping Stone coming all the way from somewhere in Canada! Check out their music on the player below. Also on this show is a few out of town acts and friends from elsewhere in Illinois. This includes the return of Lowered A.D. from Carbondale, who played day one of this year’s Dumb Fest. Capitol Offense will also be making their return from Decatur! It’s been close to a year since we have seen them last. The one Springfield band on this bill is Pryss. Be sure to show up on time to catch it all.
This show kicks off at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Find 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.
It turns out the next show at Black Sheep isn’t all the way until close to ten days from now – on Sunday, July 15th. We’ve got a lot of time to get ready and get pumped for this gig! It also turns out there is a show happening inside Dumb Records this same night. (We’ll have a post for that one later). For this show we have two touring bands – one being Lucy Furr from Indianappolis, Indiana. Check out their music on the player below. The other touring act is a band called “Kids Born Wrong” from Louisville, Kentucky. Those bands will be joined by local support from Springfield’s own Foam Fangers – and then also Decatur’s own This Is A Stick Up! (both stellar punk groups).
This one is at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event right here. Bands on this show will be alternating with the ones playing inside Dumb Records. Check out our shows page for a list of what else is coming up at Black Sheep in these coming months.
There just so happens to be no shows at Black Sheep this upcoming weekend – however we do have shows coming up this next Monday and Tuesday – this one being Monday July 2nd and featuring a band coming all the way from Australia. How cool! That band is Soakie – punk band from Melbourne, Australia and you can find their music streaming on the player below. We also have another touring band on the bill and that is the fast and angry Gassed from Lexington, Kentucky – who last played in Springfield as part of Dumb Fest 4-ever a couple of years back. Both of those bands will be joined by local support from No Cash Value and Foam Fangers.
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 for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.
We’ve got a bit of a last minute whopper of an emo show coming up on Tuesday, July 3rd featuring a very stacked lineup of bands. We are excited to welcome back Dowsing – playing for the first time at Black Sheep for the first time since Dumb Fest 3-D back in 2015. The band has picked up quite the following since they started, and you can stream some of their music on the player below. This time around Dowsing will be on tour with another heavy-hitting emo band – Dikembe from Gainesville, Florida. For locals on the bill we have Jessica Knight of Looming performing a solo set. We also have a new Decatur-based hip hop project called “Chocolate In Your Pocket“, which should be interesting! Opening things up is Marble Teeth, also from Decatur.
This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. You can find 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 summer.
This will be the third show in our streak of shows coming up this weekend, happening this upcoming Sunday, June 24th. It’s another one being put together by The Telephone Junkies, who just performed this past Monday, for some touring acts out of town. (Yes, The Telephone Junkies will be playing this show as well). This one is for Providence, Rhode Island indie-rock group “Dogs on Shady Lane“. You can stream some of their music on the player below. The other out of town act is a group called “Johnnycatland” from Oak Park, Illinois up north, also described as indie-rock. Opening things up is local solo musician Mike Butler, formerly of the band Vonne.
This show starts on Sunday at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page – which is actually really updated this time!