Horse Show 2016 Final Lineup Announcement!

14 May

I think we’ve teased out this Horse Show lineup for about as long as we possibly can. Today you get to finally find out about the last 4 bands playing Horse Show 2016!


First up, we’re really excited to bring 6’10 from Chicago. You probably can’t guess how tall the singer of this band is… 6’10 the acoustic project from the guys of famous celtic punk band Flatfoot 56. This band captures the energy of Flatfoot and presents it in a whole new/0ld way.

We’re also happy to bring along our favorite Springfield lofi garage rock band SAP. This band is composed of some of the mover shakers of the Black Sheep Cafe and led by the supernatural Clare Frachey. Check out their video from playing The Studio Show this year.

Also up for the Horse Show is new Springfield folk Sawhorse. Mid tempo folk blending a few different styles of country to include traditional flatpicking instruments with fingerpicking rhythms and pedal steel twang.


And last band to be announced Springfield’s top Guardians of the Galaxy inspired punk  band Starlorde. This supergroup includes members of several Springfield bands to form a band to save the universe.


That’s the last of the band announcements, you can see the whole list on the Horse Show page and the show poster coming out soon. Also check out the facebook event page.



Horse Show Lineup Announcement #3

8 May

We’ve got another group of bands to announce for the 2016 Horse Show at Refuge Ranch on June 18th.


First up is St. George from St Louis. Soulful, folky, bluesy, jazzy, historical vibes. Some Radon fans may remember Jordan Bauer who performed at the 2014 Horse Show and a couple times at Radon basement shows. We’re excited to see this new project from Jordan and friends. They’ve just released their first recording, which you can check out here.

Also playing the Horse Show will be Il Neige, electro indie pop from Chicago. Her music feels of winter winds, snowflakes, and clear January nights, which is perfect for a Summer music fest.


Representing the Springfield metal scene will be Vacant Skies. This will actually be the last show for this band, so be sure not to miss. Influences include August Burns Red and Underoath.


Blind Social, a Springfield 3 piece will be here in force with their punk ‘n roll. This band played the 2014 Horse Show and a few basement shows at the Radon, excited to have them back.


And lastly Springfield band Stereo Static. These guys just recently killed in the basement this May. Stereo Static is an alternative rock band that fuses the dancey rhythms with clever lyrics and a bit of distortion.

That’s it for now, we have one more lineup announcement left and then we’ll just be counting the days until June 18th! Hop on the event page here.






Horse Show Lineup Announcement #2

29 Apr

Getting excited for the Horse Show happening June 18th out at Refuge Ranch! Here are 5 more bands playing the event.


How can we ever put on a Horse Show without our lovely friends Von Strantz? We hosted a show earlier this year for these ladies and now they will be back again for the Horse Show. If you haven’t seen them yet, why not? Coming from Indiana, this folk duo has been all over the country stirring people’s souls.

Also playing is Mocklove from Columbia, MO. Mocklove is progressive, aggressive, and emotional; hearts pounding and minds pondering with their catchy, visceral melodies combined with soothing, raw vocals.


Brandon Austin, a Christian hip-hop artist from Springfield IL. With a unique style and positive lyrics, “BA” is a performer you won’t forget!


Once again, we’re happy to bring along Like… With Jetpacks, Springfield’s #1 video game cover band. Their version of the Legend of Zelda theme never gets old, they also write their own songs that sound like video games and have plenty of other little fun nuggets.


Our last band to announce for now is Pretend I’m Not There. This is the immersive ambient solo project of B.J. Pearce of Springfield, one of the most active people of the Springfield scene. We thought about listing all the bands he’s currently a part of, but that would take a while…


facebook event for the Horse Show is over here. Hope you can make it!


Horse Show Lineup Announcement #1

23 Apr

Finally, we’re ready to start telling you who will be playing Horse Show 2016. We want to spread these announcements out so we can tell you a little bit about each band while we do it. As with all Radon shows, you can expect an eclectic lineup.


First up we’re really excited to bring in Keyoung, spoken word artist from Columbus OH. A favorite at Cornerstone and AudioFeed, Keyoung is working on a new album and we think the best way to describe what he does is to just watch the following video.

Also we’re excited to have Trouper come hang with us. From Mansfield, OH, Trouper describes their sound as Alternative Electropop Rock. They killed it last year at AudioFeed and we’re excited to bring to Springfield.

The Horse Show, just like most Radon shows, is a balanced mix of local artists and folks from out of town. So first up representing the Springfield area is The Locals. These indie rock guys are definitely becoming a pretty regular band to see on Radon lineups, but that’s just because they’re that good.


Also from Springfield is singer-songwriter Arlin Peebles of Studio Show fame. We’re excited to have him back once again for another Radon show.

And last up for this announcement is duo Bonnie and Lance. They’ve been playing our open mics and it just makes sense to have them around, especially as Bonnie is one of the mentors at Refuge Ranch. It’s great including artists from the Ranch itself in the show!


That’s all for now. Expect more announcements in the coming weeks! Look for the Horse Show facebook event here.




Next Radon Lounge Show, May 7

17 Apr

We just had a really great Open Mic and are continuing our plans the Horse Show on June 18. But today we want to talk about our next Radon Lounge show on May 7.


We’re really excited to bring The Young Eyes, from Greenville, IL, a new band featuring members of Brian Lee & His Orchestra. You might remember us squeeing like little school girls in the past over Brian Lee, so you can have no doubt we’re excited about this new band.

Also on the show are The Locals, a Springfield band who have definitely become a common name to see popping up on Radon shows. They started on the scene by winning Black Sheep’s battle of the bands and last year won the Illinois Time’s pick for best underage band. They’re definitely just as rad as ever.

Stereo Static
, also of Springfield, are back from last November’s open mic. They just finished recording an EP and even have a tour under their belt. We’re excited to see where this band goes from here.


Open Mic, April 16

29 Mar

Our next Open Mic is April 16th. We really like doing these as they give lots of local folks a chance to play a show. People can sign up for a 15 minute slot to try out that project they’ve been working on in secret dark places, bringing their work to light in a slightly less dark somewhat secluded basement.

Any donations raised at this show will be used to help fund the Horse Show in June.

Speaking of the Horse Show, if you haven’t checked out the Horse Show page on this site, you probably should. The event will be June 18th and is our biggest show of the year. We’ll have 2 stages and about 20 bands. Lineup announcements should be coming soon!


Facebook event here.

Next Radon Lounge show, March 26th

15 Feb

We’re thinking and dreaming about our next Radon Lounge show. We have an eclectic lineup ready and waiting.

We’re excited to once again be hosting indie soul sisters Von Strantz from South Bend Indiana. If you’ve not had a chance to check out our favorite indie soul duo, then fortunately you have another chance.

Coming from Nashville, TN will be Nathan Stiteler and his band. “Nathan Stiteler brings a bit more of an experimental vibe to his music. It’s a folk based singer/songwriter type experience, but there is an additional kick that I wasn’t really expecting.” Matt Hall – No Country for New Nashville

It’s about time Hushpad has come back to the basement. This special little shoegaze band used to be a staple of Radon Lounge shows, but became a bit inactive for a while. Since their last appearance, Matt Welchel has produced a new album and even created a really great music video. Get excited.

Who could forget Springfield’s best video game cover band, Like… With Jetpacks will also be here spreading 8, 16, and 32 bit joy. Let their music take you to a whole new world (a whole new world).




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