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.

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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!

Be Here 2/28

23 Feb

This Saturday we’re excited to be hosting another super great show at the Radon Lounge.


Our friends Von Strantz are back. There have been some lineup change since the last time they were here. Von Strantz is now a 2 piece, both Jess and Kelsey are accomplished multi-instrumentalists bringing that great indie folk we know and love about this band. They have been working hard in the past year, releasing 3 EPs in a series which make up their new album “Narratives”. You can check out and buy their EPs and the new album on their bandcamp site. You can also listen here:


Otis The Destroyer is on tour from Austin, TX. Otis has been making an impact in their very crowded Austin scene with their experimental psych indie rock. In the past year they have had the pleasure of opening for Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü) as well as garner some press from SXSW. They’re currently working on their first full length. Hear their current EP on their bandcamp here:

Also on the show is Springfield local indie rock band, The Locals. So far they have performed at a couple of our cover nights and was also a winner at Black Sheep Cafe’s battle of the bands. These guys are definitely off to a good start. You can see a video of one of their performances here:

Opening the show will be Rella, the lo-fi acoustic project of Clare Frachey, lead singer from local punk band SAP. She has one song recorded you can check out here:

Join the facebook event here.



March 21st Show Announced!

22 Feb

We’re less than a week away from our next show, but after that you can start looking forward to the next show!

We’re happy to bring Maks The Fox from Chicago, The Saudades from Cincinnati and local bands Like… With Jetpacks and Cross Culture.


You may remember Saudades as being one of our favorite discoveries from last year. Jetpacks is also a local favorite with their video game cover tunes. Cross Culture is a brand new band formed by Bonnie Pocklington and members of Fox Cage, who have played many of our recent Open Mics and Cover Nights.

Facebook event page here

Here are some tunes to get to know these bands by:


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