Onward with the show announcements! This one is another big show coming up this upcoming weekend on Saturday! We are very excited to announce the return of Toledo Ohio thrash/metal group Mobile Deathcamp! Mobile Deathcamp features an ex member of the popular punk/metal band GWAR, and performed here at Black Sheep last in January 2014, close to a whole five years ago. Stream some of their music on the player below. This is also going to be an exciting show because we are lucky enough for Springfield punk band MAC to be doing a cover set as The Misfits, in honor of Halloween coming up and all. MAC will be doing an original set as well for our Black Sheep Halloween Show on actual Halloween. We also have hardcore/punk group Uncle Sam’s Mutagenic Children and a brand new group from Jacksonville we know little about called “Champagne Cafe” opening up.
This show starts at 7:00 pm (sorry the flier says 8:00! That was before the addition of MAC). Let’s say admission is $7-10, whatever you think is fair. 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 near future (working on updating it!!!).
We do have a lot of shows piling up in the coming weeks here at Black Sheep to tell you about, and we better start getting through these show announcements here really quick! We have a punk show coming up this Wednesday, October 24th in just a few days. This one may or may not feature new Springfield hardcore band Final Order, we are not sure. There are two touring acts on the bill, both from St. Louis. One is “Chalked Up” – a hardcore / grind band whose music you can find streaming on the player below. The other band they are coming with is Coffin’ Fit– a garage punk group also from St. Louis. Opening things up is completely different genre-wise- a performance by the solo ambient project Pretend I’m Not There.
This show starts at 7:00 pm on Wednesday and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. We are also working on updating our shows page!
We have quite the show coming up at Black Sheep ten days from now on Friday, October 19th featuring a range of performances from comedy/improv to ambient and acoustic. This one marks the return of Central Illinois-based comedy/improv group “The Zoo” who some of you may remember performed here back in May. We are excited to welcome them back. We are fusing this comedy show together with a lineup of more laid back solo acts. This includes the Memphis-based experimental / ambient project “Holly Gallows” whose music you can find on the player below. Did they play at The Radon Lounge at some point? Is that just one guy? Also on the bill is electronic project Imaginary Colours (with Colours being spelled the British way). Before that we have a performance by Kristin Walker (of bands Glower, Moondead, and a few others). Annnd the fourth and final musical act is electronic / new wave artist Eric Marvel.
Yes, all of that is at 7:00 pm and admission will be $7. 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 near future.
Here we’ve got a nasty little punk show coming up in ten days for you at Black Sheep on a Wednesday night, October 17th. This one features two touring groups from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The first at the top of the bill is “Canned Laughter“. You can listen to their demo on the player below. Canned Laughter is on tour with a group called “Tamagotchi Teenage Dirt Bag“. How nice. For locals on the bill we have a rare show by the band Livin’ Thing who hasn’t had anything lined up since Black Sheep Fest this past year. Opening things up is three piece punk band Prowess.
This show will start at 7pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page on our site to see what else we have lined up for you all this fall.
Here’s another show announcement for ya. One week from tomorrow on Sunday, October 14th – the day after our next open mic at Dumb Records there is this show going on at Black Sheep featuring a nice mix of groups from our area. This includes grunge rock group Master Bastard who released their album Mouth Breather earlier this year and you can find streaming on the player below. Also on the bill is an interesting group you will be sure to want to not miss called “Mr. Magenta” from Edwardsville, Illinois playing some jazz / math rock fusion. Then the hip hop trio and performance group Bermuda Triad is up before them to rock our socks off. Then looks like we have a brand new Springfield band on the bill called “Star Stuff” featuring members of Master Bastard.
This show starts at 7:00 pm and 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 in the near future.
We’ve got a great mixed genre bill lined up this Sunday, October 7th as our only show this weekend! We can’t remember the last time we saw an event billed as a “metal and rap” show at Black Sheep if it’s ever happened at all, so we are excited for this one to be happening on Sunday featuring a mixture of half metal and half hip hop. This show features Springfield metal group Eyes From Above (pictured above). They have a new EP being released next month as well. On to the hip hop: we have artist Blakk Rose performing (for the first time at Black Sheep?) You can stream one of Blakk Roses’s songs on the player below. Also on the hip hop end of the spectrum is Nefarious Cloud, a familiar artist to the Black Sheep stage. Robot Army from the metal end will be joining us as well. Then looks like opening things up is a newer metal project from Pekin, Illinois called “Arkham Secrets“. Be sure to come out early to check out what they are all about.
This show starts a little bit earlier at 6:00 pm. Admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a look at what else we’ve got lined up at Black Sheep this fall.
Look at those fancy tickets! Those are for a show that we’ve got going on at our place this upcoming Saturday, September 29th! You better be there! This event is a showcase of what looks like some of the best hip hop and R&B artists in the 217 area right now. Let’s look down the list:
Brandon Austin Entertainment
Shawn Push Freligh
Alex Whitehurst (YT)
with Special Guests:
Cool! You can stream some music from Vinal Luciano who is performing on the player below. Vinal was also featured on the cover of the July issue of Activator Magazine if anyone remembers or has that issue.
The show on Saturday starts at 7:00 pm. Admission is $10, and you don’t have to have an advance ticket to come out. 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 this fall.