Mini Horse Show

17 May

Our next show will be June 20th and will be called the Mini Horse Show.

This will be a benefit show for Refuge Ranch, where we usually have our annual music fest, The Horse Show. Although the Mini Horse Show will be in the usual basement.


We didn’t host a Horse show this year as the ranch is going through some big changes. But hopefully we’ll have one again next year.

We’re excited about the bands performing, almost all local with the exception of Bethany Hansen from Mattoon, IL. We’ll talk more about the bands and specifics on the show later. For now you can check out the facebook event page for more details.

Open Mic this Saturday!

5 May

We’re excited to once again be hosting an Open Mic. It feels like anything can happen these nights, so many people doing stuff. We have a lot of performers signed who are new to the Radon, and that’s always exciting!

We’re sending all donations raised at this show to the Project Southtown Kickstarter. If you’ve not heard, this project helps our friends at the Black Sheep Cafe, Dumb Records, and Southtown Studios. This is a very weird, unique, and wonderful block of Springfield, and we hope they will get their funds to keep it going.


Also, the official Radon house band Brother Phoenix might be performing for their last time as big shot Chase Abner is just too big for this town. Catch him performing one last time before he gets his chance at superstardom and the fall thereafter.


Major Radon Arcade Update

12 Apr

Those coming to our show this Friday will be the first to experience the latest improvements to the Radon Arcade. Our video arcade machine has just been through a major software upgrade and now has hundreds, if not a thousand more games added to the collection. Also a new control has been added which is a spinning knob. This correctly emulates the classic game Tempest, as well as helps make driving games somewhat playable.


Also we have our next pinball machine, PINBOT! It’s definitely an older pin than our last, but we love the retro sound and it’s definitely a timeless classic. We think Pinbot will be more fun to play for everyone. If you can get the robot’s visor to open, you can lock two balls to start Multiball! Also travel the solar system by collecting planets for major points.

As always, both the video arcade and the pinball machine are free to play at all shows!

Next Open Mic Announced!

5 Apr

We’re hosting our next Open Mic on May 9th! We love doing these as it gives more folks a chance to show off their skillz. We also like putting discoveries from Open Mics on our other shows, plus you never know who else is discovering local talent for the first time…

If you want to perform for up to 15 minutes, give us a message at or message us on our facebook site. Check out the event page on Facebook here, hope to see you there!

April17_2015Don’t forget we also have a show coming up April 17th!

WUIS: “Black Sheep Founder Hands Over Reins to DIY Music Venue”

29 Mar


Recently, Kevin Bradford has announced he’s stepping down from running The Black Sheep Cafe. Check out BXS’s article and listen to the WUIS interview. We’re excited to see what Kevin may be doing next in Springfield.

Originally posted on The Black Sheep Cafe:


WUIS’s Rachel Otwell did an interview with well loved Kevin Bradford, who has been running Black Sheep for the past 10 years. He recently made the life decision to step down from his post as owner and move his energies elsewhere, specifically a place where people can enjoy coffee and hang out, while still pursuing his lifelong love of spirituality. Kevin will be remaining in Springfield and will still actively take part in our music scene. As for the state of Black Sheep, things will continue to go strong in the wake of his hard work. Check out the interview right here for the full details of what was discussed. From the interview:

Kevin Bradford could justifiably be called the godfather of Springfield’s underground punk music scene. He’s only 32, but he’s managed to help create and feed a culture of do-it-yourself musiciansand their fans in a way that…

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Next Show, April 17th!

24 Mar

Our next show is on April 17th, featuring touring bands Sounds of Satellites and Red Sweater Lullaby. Also featuring are Local bands Honey/Suck and Hannah & the Drummer Boyz.

April2015poster 2Check out their tunes below, and sign up on the facebook event here.

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9 Mar

We’ve been changing a few small things and a few big things lately at the Radon Lounge.

If you’ve been to one of our recent shows, you’ve noticed we’re not giving out candy! What you may have noticed is missing is the Radon brownies. It was just a lot of work baking complicated brownies before every show, in addition to feeding bands, plus who doesn’t want candy in a dark basement?!

THE HORSE SHOW IS CANCELLED. We’re pretty sad about this one, but that time turned out to be uncertain for a some uncertain reasons. We’ll be setting up a normal Radon show in its place. We will try not to make any jokes about glue…

To add to the sadness, we sold the pinball machine. WHY WOULD WE DO THAT? Maybe it was for a good reason, maybe we’ll find out one day. Or we’re just swimming in wads of cash in a pool of incessant greed. who knows? Rest assured the arcade machine is still here.

We are definitely working on some shows coming up. Something good is happening each month, March, April, May and June are in the works, and then of course AUDIOFEED in July!

For now, check out this sweet new video from the Saudades, who will be playing the Radon on March 21st!


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