Today and Tonight at Black Sheep: “Get Connected” Hip Hop Event + Starlorde, GRINN, Magma Diver, Nagasaki, Undone

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We’ve made it here to the weekend and now things are going to be nonstop around Southtown with a lot going on all over the place. Today there are not one but TWO shows happening at Black Sheep.

The first of those is the “Get Connected” networking event being put together by Kick-It-Coalition. This starts at 2:00 pm and goes until 6:00 pm. Here’s more on what’s going on from the event description:

This event is designed for local/regional artists to connect with music industry professionals including Chicago’s Show MrMogul Case (CEO ofH3 Entertainment), St. Louis’ Dj Whobeta (Founder MWB $1,000 showcase series), DjJuice Ortiz (Nerve Djs/ Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes DJ) and more.

WIth live performances from OTF/ Def Jam RecordingsHypno Carlito and Dottie Staxx (2 million views on YouTube) this networking event will be#Lit!

#PerformanceSlotsAvailable every artist who signs up will receive a#TenBlogBlast from our blog sponsors, and every artist 21+ who performs will receive 1 ticket to the Young Dro, Da Twin Towerz & Hypno Carlito – We In The City Concert.

Check out some music from Dottie Staxx – one of the artists performing at “Get Connected” below. Check out a facebook event for all of this right here.

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Moving on to the next show happening- starting at 7:00 pm we have five punk bands lined up! It will feature your local favorites- including the hardcore space act Starlorde. We also have GRINN bringing more of that hardcore. Before them is a newer Central-Illinois based punk band called “Magma Diver.” Before them is school bus far bomb punk band Nagasaki. Opening things up we have a rare performance by the band Undone- who last took the Black Sheep stage before a UIS professor’s book release in January.

That show will be starting at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Glued, Ragna Rye, Lincoln’s Tomb, Mystery Gift

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Holy smokes we have a show happening at Black Sheep tonight. It’s cold and rainy outside but if you come out to this you might catch a peak at some of the outside renovations we have been putting some time into these past couple of weeks getting ready for the big art show and studio grand opening this weekend. The show tonight will feature Glued – a rock band from St. Louis, Missouri the land of an arch. Stream some of their music on the player below. We also got the Americana blues folk duo Ragna Rye rocking the house for us all. Before that is the Springfield tourism themed band Lincoln’s Tomb. Opening things up we have a local act we have not seen in a hot minute and that is Mystery Gift.

This show will be starting at 7:00 pm and it’s a $5 show. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep this spring.

March 23rd at Black Sheep: Glued, Ragna Rye, Lincoln’s Tomb, Mystery Gift

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Now that our Dumb Fest 5 date announcements are out of the way with band announcements coming up soon, time for us to get back on track announcing all of these other shows we have coming up this Spring! This one is actually the next show to be happening inside of Black Sheep on Thursday, March 23rd. This show will feature Glued – a rock band from St. Louis, Missouri the land of an arch. Stream some of their music on the player below. We also got the Americana blues folk duo Ragna Rye rocking the house for us all. Before that is the Springfield tourism themed band Lincoln’s Tomb. Opening things up we have a local act we have not seen in a hot minute and that is Mystery Gift.

This show will be starting at 7:00 pm and it’s a $5 show. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep this spring.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Abyss (EP Release), Sammy & The Punk, Fill In The Blank, Vacant Skies (Final Show)

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Hey! Did you know we will be having a show at Black Sheep tonight and it’s the only show happening this weekend? Tonight is going to be a big all-local lineup and the big EP release show for Abyss. Abyss will be coming out with their new EP called Dreadnought (pictured above). Opening up for them is a few acts, one of them being the driving punk rock band Sammy & The Punk. Before that is the pop punk project Fill In The Blank who we have not seen in a minute. And opening things up is a band we have not seen an even longer time- Vacant Skies who are also apparently playing their last show as a band tonight.

Tonight the show starts 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 everything else we have coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Looming, Erik Nervous, Spodee Boy, Livin’ Thing

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Tonight’s the night for a big show happening at Black Sheep that we’ve been waiting quite some time for! Tonight we have Looming making a return to Springfield since last August- in town before they head to Texas for SXSW, after they made a stop in Chicago yesterday to record an Audiotree session. The band has also been hard at work on a new album. You can listen to the last recorded song they released on the player embedded below. The rest of this show is going to feature some wild & crazy punk acts. We have two other touring groups on the bill and those include “Erik Nervous” and “Spodee Boy” both from Michigan. Opening things up for this show on the big stage is the big time rock band Livin’ Thing.

Tonight the show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $10 (since we have 3 touring bands to take care of). Surely this will be a gig not to miss. Check out a facebook event for this one right here, and also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep later this year.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Falter, Pryss, Burdened, Thieves, Nagasaki

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How could we almost forget this mega huge hardcore show is happening at Black Sheep tonight? It’s our only show of the weekend too, so we best all come out and make it a big one! Tonight we have Falter returning to Black Sheep from Milwaukee for the first time since their crushing performance at the first day of Dumb Fest 4-Ever this past summer. They will be bringing the hardcore, and bringing it hard. Check out some of Falter’s music on the player below. Also on this show we have Springfield heavy hitting punk band Pryss. Also Burdened from Chicago will be performing, and so will Thieves – both bands have performed at Black Sheep a few years back. Opening things up we will have Nagasaki getting the crowd rowdied up.

This show will be starting 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 other shows are coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Wabeno Rock Farm, Starlorde, Kowabunga! Kid, The Suction Cups

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Yes, it’s real. Tonight will be a show for the truest of the weirdos featuring the one and only mythical and legendary weirdo rock band Wabeno Rock Farm from Harrison, Wisconsin. Listen to their newest album streaming on the player below. This show will be all sorts of fun. We also have the intergalactic super space band Starlorde on the bill. Before them is a return of our friends Kowabunga! Kid from Champaign-Urbana. And opening things up tonight we actually have The Suction Cups, who are also from somewhere out of this world.

This tonight all starts 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 list of all the other shows we have coming up at Black Sheep.