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The Downhome Music Fest was a blast.

Downhome Music Fest, springfield, illinois



Well, the DOWNHOME Music Fest  was...excellent! We'd take that, over the fair, anyday. We saw some great local bands like, Our Lady, and, Ragna Rye. Not to mention a GGesque stage show by Diaper Rash. Which, by the way, had to be the best performance of the night. Ya know, if you're into that sort of thing. Which we are.

As for the beer? It was good too. Its awesome to see all this craft beer FINALLY getting to Springfield. Our personal favorite had to be the Pinner by Oscar Blues. Its just a chill, chill, IPA. Their Dales is killer too. We also tried a brewery out of Peoria, IL called Peoria Brewing Company. Pretty solid. We may just plan a shop field trip to the Brewery. Ancient Proverb: "It is good to be good with a man who makes beer". 

We also had the chance to meet and hang with a lot of cool people. Some of them more intoxicated than others, but all of them in a great mood. Hopefully they'll remember that we talked about that tattoo idea, and that we talked them out of the bad parts. Note to self: Bring more business cards next time. 

All in all, the festival was a great time. Springfield's music scene has never been better, and the beer is catching up. The food wasn't too bad either. Shout out to The Gyro Stop

See ya next time.

RBE Tank Tops are in!

We're excited to announce that our Tank Tops are in. Just in time for sumer, these light weight beauties will keep you looking and feeling cool. Show your guns AND your Redbird pride. They are available in the shop and in the online store. We've got them in sizes XS - 2XL. Just follow the Store link at the top of our main page. Or use this one at the bottom of this post. Get them while its hot! 

Supportin' Pride

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We wanted to thank all of our LGBTQ friends, for their support, by supporting them back.  We're helping to sponsor this years Pridefest, both financially, and physically. Brian and Jesse will be taking the day off to help out. Look for them between the hours of Noon and 4pm, Saturday, May 16th.

We've also put together these limited edition Redbird Electric Tattooing Pride buttons just for the occasion. Apprentice Ernie will be walking around giving them out that saturday, for as long they last. He'll be the cute, tattooed blond, walking around in a Redbird shirt. If you want to grab one before the event, drop by and grab one at the shop. We will only do one run of these, and they are FREE, until Sunday May 17th, or we run out. Which ever comes first. So grab one quick. 

Remember, Springfield Pridefest. Saturday, May 16th. Downtown Springfield. More info at

Tattoo Artist Wanted!

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New Madrid, Bedrock 66, Concert, Donnies Homespun Poster

We're excited to once again sponsor the Bedrock 66 Live Concert series. Don't miss tonights show at Donnies Homespun with New Madrid, The Tossers, and Continental. It'll be a good time!