Videos: Graveswitcher & MAC at Black Sheep Fest 2018


Look-ee here, today we are bringing you a couple of videos of songs we took from Black Sheep Fest 2018, which happened right around one month ago on August 11th. These two videos are snippets of sets of Graveswitcher and MAC and you can find them embedded below. The MAC song is “Authority” which the band released the official music video and recording for the song last week. Then the Graveswitcher video is of them performing their song “The Toob” and is very movement-heavy, just how some of you like it. (Slam-Cam 2018).

Check out our vids/pics page on our site for a long list of other videos taken over the years at Black Sheep. Also Gordon Chang is an incredible man and took videos of the full sets of nearly every Black Sheep Fest performance, which you can find on his channel right here.


Tonight at Black Sheep: Napalm Death Is Dead (Japan), Unexamine, Penis Geyser, Uncle Sam’s Mutagenic Children, Gutterpriest


Tonight! It’s a Thursday night and this is what we have going on. 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.


July 2nd at Black Sheep: Soakie (Australia), Gassed, No Cash Value, Foam Fangers


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.

Tomorrow Night at Black Sheep: “Beat Bosses Battle of the Beats”


Our next rap / hip hop show is happening as soon as tomorrow night! It’s another rap battle being called “Beat Bosses” Battle of the Beats” put on by Boss Tharrio. Any performers lined up at this point are unknown, but there is a grand prize of $200 and more.

Doors for the battle tomorrow open at 8:00 pm, things start at 9:00 pm. Admission is $5. There is no facebook event that we know of.

Photos: Dumb Fest 6


Today we are bringing you all of those sweet sweet photos from Dumb Fest #6 this past weekend. All of the photos in this batch were taken by Veronica Mullen (who also performed in two bands this past weekend – Ghoul Jr. and Power of Dusk). Veronica shot photos of most of day 2 of the fest (Saturday) at Black Sheep and Skank Skates, also the aftershow at Ms. D’s Kitchen, and at The Old State Capitol the next day.

Find all of Veronica’s photos from Dumb Fest 6 right here on facebook or right here on flickr.

We also know that new Springfield underground music magazine – Activator took a good amount of photos as well, which you can surely find more of in the upcoming second issue of their magazine.

Check out our vids/pics page for a list of more photo albums from past festivals taken over the years at Black Sheep including all of the Dumb Fests.





Tonight at Black Sheep: Looming, Lola Tried, Spell Breaker, Telephone Junkies


It’s Memorial Day and it’s going to be a hot one!! To go along with this hot hot day, we have a hot hot show tonight. That’s right, we have Looming making a return and playing their first local show since their last LP release show for their second album Seed back in October. We are very excited to have them back! This time Looming have friends Lola Tired coming on tour from Austin, Texas. You can stream some of their music on the player below. This will all be preceded by local blues punk rock band Spell Breaker from right here in Springfield. Opening things up is the indie rock alternative talent of The Telephone Junkies also from right here in town.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $8. 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 this summer.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Nectar, Spell Breaker, Mike Butler


There is a show happening at Black Sheep tonight that we haven’t officially announced on this site yet! We are sorry! Thank you all who came out to Dumb Records at any point yesterday in support of Record Store Day- it was the store’s biggest day yet! Tonight we have a just short and sweet three-act show. The flier isn’t completely right either – Dee Dee Catpiss band will not be playing tonight. Instead we do have the return of Nectar from Champaign who just had a new album come out on Infinity Cat Records and was recorded last year right here in Springfield at Capital City Recording. Stream that new album on the player below. In addition to Nectar we have Springfield rockers Spell Breaker. Opening things up and the latest addition to the show is birthday boy Mike Butler. That’s right, it really is his birthday.

This show starts tonight at 7:00 pm. 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 what else is coming up at Black Sheep this spring.