Tours: Hospital Job (Europe)


We are excited to hear that Springfield’s own pop punk group Hospital Job will be heading overseas for the second time to Europe this spring! The band has a good number of dates planned in May in Europe. Check those out on the tour poster above or also below:

03.05 Lyon @ Ninkasi Kafé
04.05 Bern @ PlanetSpade
05.05 Estavayer le Lac @ Pub du Cerf
06.05 Zurich @ Obenuse Fest
07.05 Innsbruck @ Jelly Fish
08.05 Wien @ Kramladen
09.05 Graz @ Sub
10.05 Monteccio Maggiore @ Circolo la Mesa
11.05 Milan @ Spazio Lageria
12.05 Livorno @ Surfer Joe
13.05 Massa Carrara @ Bar Pepper

Hospital Job does not have any shows lined up in Springfield currently as far as we know. The band put out their third album Never Get Cold in 2015 and a 7″ split with Capitalist Kids late last year.

Tours: Looming


Former-Springfield, now all-over-America band Looming have announced their next big tour, which includes a trip around the midwest, south to Florida, and then to Texas for South by Southwest Festival in Texas this March. Springfield is included as a stop on this tour- you can expect more details about a Looming show on Wednesday, March 8th to come from us very shortly! The band is also currently working hard in the studio on their next release to follow up Nailbiter released in 2015 on No Sleep Records. Check out those tour dates below:

3-3: Pittsburgh, PA
3-5: Cleveland, OH
3-6: Chicago, IL
3-8: Springfield, IL
3-9: Cincinnati, OH
3-1o: Columbus, OH
3-11: Nashville, TN
3-12: Tallahasee, FL
3-13: TBA
3-14: Austin, TX
3-15: Austin, TX
3-16: Austin, TX
3-17: Austin, TX

Tours: Pretend I’m Not There / Hungry Foxes


Looks like local ambient project “Pretend I’m Not There” put together by B.J. Pearce aka “Whistletooth Jack” is heading out on the road. This run is going to be with other Kansas City, Missouri based solo artist Hungry Foxes. Here are the dates for that:

12/12: KCMO @ Records with Merrit
12/14: Murray KY @ Terrapin Station
12/15: Memphis TN RockHouse Live Midtown
12/16: Birmingham AL @ Rikki’s Houseee
12/17: Lexington KY @Hometron
12/18: Louisville KY @ Somewhere with some FLESH
12/19: Bloomington IN @ The Void

Check out a facebook event for the whole tour right here, where you can also find more info on each of the individual shows. Looks like the next Pretend I’m Not There Springfield show isn’t until February 18th, which we will be announcing later on. Pretend I’m Not There released a debut tape entitled “Transient” earlier last month, which you can check out right here or streaming below.

Tours: Livin’ Thing


It looks like the Livin’ Thing “band” will be heading out on the road next month in September. The band will be heading out for eleven days to the areas south of us, such as Texas. Check out the full list of dates below:

9/2: ST. LOUIS, MO w/Prom Nite, Mirror Mirror, Glowing One @ TBA
9/3: COLUMBIA, MO w/Prom Nite, Mirror Mirror, It’s Me Ross, Turbo Lover @ Gay House
9/4: KANSAS CITY, MO w/BIB, Warm Bodies, Blindside @ Snake Tank
9/5: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK w/BIB @ 89th Street Collective
9/6: FORT WORTH, TX w/BIB, Kept In Line, SSTD, Nihilistic Fit @ 1919
9/7: AUSTIN, TX w/BIB @ Shirley’s Temple
9/10: LITTLE ROCK, AR w/FAD, Peach Blush @ Hollow House
9/11: BIRMINGHAM, AL w/FAD @ Hot Dog Jack’s
9/12: MURRAY, KY w/Pigeons, Mazozma @ Terrapin Station
9/16: SPRINGFIELD, IL Black Sheep 11 Year Anniversary Show

You can stream Livin’ Thing’s hit demo on the player embedded below. It also looks like the band will be playing some sort of secret show tomorrow night which we really don’t know anything about. They will also be playing a Black Sheep 11 Year Anniversary show on September 16th, which more info for will be coming very very soon!

Tours: Our Lady


Yesterday we told you about the Our Lady LP release show for their new album called Lure on Friday, August 19th at Black Sheep. Well guess what, that show is also going to be a kick-off for a two-week tour that Our Lady will be going on in support of the new album. The band will be heading out east and around the area with their new record. Check out the dates on the poster above, or below:

8/20: Milwaukee, WI
8/21: Chicago, IL
8/22: Grand Rapids, MI
8/23: Detroit, MI
8/24: Cleveland, OH
8/25: Pittsburgh, PA
8/26: Philadelphia, PA
8/27: Richmond, VA
8/28: Charlotte, NC
8/29: Nashville, TN
8/30: Louisville, KY
8/31: St. Louis, MO

Again, Our Lady’s LP release show is happening here at Black Sheep on Friday, August 19th. More info on that right here. Also stream one song off of their upcoming LP right here. Our Lady will also be performing at Black Sheep Fest a week from Saturday.

Tours: Pryss


Looks like a new crop of Springfield bands are starting to head out on the road to make it to the big times. We’ve got our pretty recently-formed hometown hardcore punk band Pryss planning a tour this August. Here are the dates:

August 5th – St. Louis @ Bonerville
August 6th – Black Sheep Fest @ Black Sheep
August 7th – Kansas City
August 8th – Oklahoma City @ The Shop
August 9th – Little Rock @ the Sk8 Park
August 10th – Murray @ Terrapin Station
August 11th – Champaign @ Blips and Chitz
August 12th – Chicago @ TAZ

Find a facebook event for the tour right here. Don’t forget this includes August 6th right here at Black Sheep as part of Black Sheep Fest 2016. The fest is sure to be a fun time. Pryss is also playing a show here on July 29th along with Menthol from North Carolina, which we haven’t officially announced yet. Check out Pryss’s demo streaming below.

Tours: Livin’ Thing


Looks like The Livin’ Thing Band are headed out on the road for a short run in the middle of this month out to different parts of the Midwest. This run will also feature the release of their demo cassette: It’s A Livin’ Thing out on Rat King Records. Be sure to come out to the first date of this run at Black Sheep on April 13th along with bands Violence Creeps and Pryss and pick up a tape. Check out the rest of the dates below:

April 13th: Springfield, IL @ Black Sheep
April 14th: Bloomington, IN @ The Void
April 15th: Lexington, KY @ Hometron
April 16th: Columbus, OH @ Legion of Doom
April 17th: Peoria, IL @ The Rail (Mate’s Fest)

You can check out Livin’ Things new demo streaming below. Livin’ Thing will also be playing the big stage at Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s as part of Dumb Fest 4 on June 13th.