April 29th at Black Sheep: Tang, Letters from The Schumann Resonance, End Times Trio, Timothy Russell, P.I.N.T.

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We have a whopper of an ambient, noise, and free jazz show going on here at Black Sheep on Saturday, April 29th before this month is done. You’ll have the chance to catch five acts all doing interesting things based out of Springfield. This includes the wild and noisy avant guard act T.A.N.G. who we have not seen performing at Black Sheep in a minute. Also a few ambient acts, including a project with the long name of “Letters from the Schumann Resonance.” Timothy Donavan Russell will be bringing the ambience to The Black Sheep stage as well- Timothy actually just came out with a new album called “Biosphere” that you can check out right here. We’ll have a separate post for that shortly. It’s also been a minute, but End Times Trio will be performing at that one. End Times Trio is the free jazz project featuring professor Richard Gilman-Opalsky who gave a talk and book release at Black Sheep at the start of this year. Looks like things for this one will be opening up with Pretend I’m Not There who’s music you can stream on the player below.

This show will start early at 6:00 pm since there is so much packed in to one night and admission is $5. Check out an event page right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a closer look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep this spring and summer.

April 26th at Black Sheep: Charlotte Berg, Stereo Static

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Today we have a show happening at Black Sheep a little over just ten days away on Wednesday, April 26th that is just two acts as of right now. We have Charlotte Berg– indie pop singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee coming to Black Sheep to perform for this one. Check out a video of hers embedded below. Then we have supporting local act and alternative rock band Stereo Static also on the bill. That’s it for right now!

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 list of shows coming up at Black Sheep this spring.

April 17th at Black Sheep: Futuro (Brazil), Livin’ Thing, Spell Breaker, Weeping Iniquity

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Here’s an exciting show coming up at Black Sheep that we haven’t made an official announcement through our site yet for. This one is happening on Monday, April 17th and will feature the next band to play at Black Sheep from outside of the country. That is Futuro from São Paulo, Brazil who will be doing a US tour this month. Check out their music on the player below. They also made it to the cover of Maximum Rocknroll for the month of April! Also playing this show is rock n’ roll all stars Livin’ Thing. Then we have the first ever performance of a brand new Springfield band called “Spell Breaker.” We don’t know what they are going to sound like, but we do know that the band features members of the bands SAP and Lincoln’s Tomb. Neat! Opening things up is the industrial darkwave sounds of Weeping Iniquity.

This show wills 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 good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this spring.

April 8th at Black Sheep: Ashland, Sidelined, Welcome Home, Unamused Dave, Avoid, Shoot The Messanger, Gadget

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Gosh dangit, we have a show here on Saturday, April 8th with seven whole bands. This one is being called “springing into 2017” or something. For this one we have the band Welcome Home on tour from St. Louis. We will be welcoming them to Springfield. Check out their music on the player below. We have a good number of bands from out of town from the Central Illinois area on this show. This also includes “Unamused Dave” from Peoria. We are unamused at that band name, Dave. Also we have “Avoid” from somewhere around here (that band is really hard to search for on google to find their music)!! Also “Shoot The Messenger” from Tinley Park, Illinois. Then this show also has a few bands familiar to the Black Sheep stage. We have Ashland from somewhere around here who last played here in October. Also Sidelined who played the last Ashland show and again at Black Sheep another time since then. Last band we have to list off is Gadget from Decatur. We are not sure the order those bands will be playing!

This show will start at 6:00 pm sharp 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 list of what else is going on this spring at Black Sheep right here.

April 7th at Black Sheep: “Galactic Vibrations” Electronic Show

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Ready to hear about some more new things that we are trying out in Southtown? We’ve been upping the wide variety of shows at Black Sheep for the past few years with more hip hop, poetry, and art, as well as open mics, even theater performances, etc. We are ready to keep being open to new genres of shows with this electronic show at Black Sheep on Friday, April 7th! There are four acts lined up on the bill from around the area. At the top of the poster is “Hippie Squishers” from Peoria, Illinois. You can check out some of their music on the player embedded below. Then over from Decatur, Illinois we have “Vanilla Gorilla” who will be “DJing some of the freshest beats.” Before that is Hood E. Klimate, who also runs “Killinoize Productions”. Then from Springfield and possibly first up is “Kabass” who will probably bringing some of that bass.

This show of course is all ages (drug and alcohol free), will start at 7:00 pm and there will be a $7 cover. Check out a facebook event for the show 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.

April 4th at Black Sheep: Sinai Vessel, Bottom Bracket, Household, Austin McCuten, Gadget

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Trying to stay on top of our show announcements over here! This one is happening a week from tomorrow on Tuesday, April 4th. Can you believe it’s already almost April? For this one we have the band Sinai Vessel returning from Tennessee. Last time the band came through was actually a little over two years ago and they played with Looming. Check out their newest album which came out earlier this year on the player below. Also on this show we have Springfield studio-pros in the band Bottom Bracket. We had a neat time seeing them at Cafe Andiamo a week ago. Turns out they are the only Springfield act on this show too, wow. The other big touring band on the bill is Household from Minnesota. They played here last in February of 2015. Before that we have a solo performance by Austin McCuten from St. Louis of the band Choir Vandals. Then opening things up is Gadget from Decatur.

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 some other shows coming up at Black Sheep this spring.

April 1st at Black Sheep: Sweet Bippy, Loudmouth Bo Dean, The Complaint Line, Roofus

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April Fools! April Fools day is coming up quick, and what do you know the holiday falls on a Saturday this year. So on Saturday, April 1st (this upcoming Saturday) we have a four band show going on at Black Sheep. This includes the cosmic weirdo band from right here in Springfield, Sweet Bippy. Stream some of that sweet, Sweet Bippy music on the player at the bottom of this post. This show will also be the debut of a brand new Springfield band called “Loudmouth Bo Dean Band” which is the new project of Bo Lowder, formerly of the band “Lowder” and a few other projects. Up before them you better have your phones ready because The Complaint Line will be taking the stage. Opening things up is the rock and roll Pana duo, Roofus.

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 else coming up in Southtown this spring.