Happy new local music Friday everyone! It’s just been a lot of pinball lately, not a whole lot going on here in terms of new local music. Let’s get back to it! Recently, local sound artist Timothy Donavan Russell dropped three new releases in the forms of albums and songs up online. We have ALL three embedded on players below!
Storment Drome is on the bottom and is two tracks over 7 minutes long. These are “raw drone synth noise field recording weird.” Steps is in the middle, includes five new tracks. Then at the top Pursuant is one track over 8 minutes – “Studio jam on microKORG and Electro-Faustus Drone Thing Mostly in 18/4 time….”
We are participating in a “VIRTUAL CASH MOB.” What is this? What does this mean? It means we are going to be selling a bunch of stuff exclusively through an online store at this time along with a live video showing you these items. There are going to be some really really good deals, so you are going to have to be logged in watching the live video to act quick! This live video will be shown on the Downtown Springfield Inc. facebook page. We will have the link up to an online shop where each item will be for sale as well. For this you can expect good deals on new and used records, turntables and speakers, exclusive t-shirts and merch items, and more surprises along the way!! Expect the cash mob to go for 30 minutes from 12:00 to 12:30 pm. It will also be hosted by Momentum on Main Street member Kristina Barbee. For other examples of Cash Mobs other downtown businesses have been doing, check out the Downtown Springfield Inc facebook page! We will be posting more hints on our facebook page of items we are going to be selling on the virtual cash mob leading up to the event.
The OTHER big thing that is going to be happening LIVE, IMMEDIATELY after we are done with our cash mob also on the Downtown Springfield Inc. facebook page on the same live video is THE FINAL ROUND OF OUR PINBALL TOURNAMENT. By this time the tournament will be down to TWO competing businesses. The game they will be playing, *live* is going to be Blackout (1980). This is a fast moving game, and the winner of the tournament will be the best two out of three of that game. This will be intense. The winner will get a trophy and a gold key to our our arcade, and a champion t-shirt.
THEN, last but not least the WINNER of our tournament will be pulling back the curtain on a NEW GAME that we WILL HAVE in our ARCADE!!!! LIVE!!!!!
You are probably all sick of hearing about this pinball tournament from us by now. Well, it’s still going on, and will be until October 8th. Things are getting more intense, and now even News Channel 20 has caught on to our madness and has decided to cover the story. We appeared on the nightly news this past Sunday night. The article along with video clip online “Dumb Records Hosts Pinball Tournament” can be found online right here. From the article:
“It’s been a blast, it really had. It’s been a great way to just build community. We already have a great community downtown but it’s been a way to further that community,” said Tyler Smith, with the Public Market.
Brian Galecki, co-owner of Dumb Records says it’s a great way to have fun.
As you can see in the video, Dumb Records owner Brian Galecki’s mask has fallen down past his nose. Dumb Records the corporation acknowledges that this is not the appropriate wear to wear a facemask during this pandemic, and proper precautions are being made to notify owner Brian Galecki making sure this will never happen again.
It’s another week. Yes, that is right we do more than pinball here – we are in fact, a record store that sells records sometimes. And this week we have plenty of good and juicy new and used LPs, CDs, 12″ singles, cassettes, and more hitting the shelves. We are giving you a list that is just a taste of some of it this week. And we are still open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm here at 418 E Monroe downtown. Check out our online discogs store. Okay, let’s jump into what’s new:
New LPs Bikini Kill – Pussy Whipped Bikini Kill – Revolution Girl Style Now Clear Channel – Hell Converge – Unloved and Weeded Out Escuela Grind – Indoctrination Fireburn – Don’t Stop The Youth Foundation – Turncoat Fugazi – 7 Songs I AM – Hard 2 Kill Joyce Manor – Songs from the Northern Torrace Marilyn Manson – We Are Chaos My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall II Neko Case – Furnace Room Lullaby The Pineapple Thief – Versions of the Truth Tenement – Bruised Music Vol. 2 The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream Xibalba – Anos En Infierno
Used LPs Alice Cooper – Goes To Hell Billy Cobham – Inner Conflicts Black Sabbath – Vol. 4 Blue Cheer – Outside Inside Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska Diana Ross – Diana Duke Ellington – Ellington Uptown Electric Light Orchestra – Olé ELO Engelbert Humperdinck – His Greatest Hits Gary Moore – After The War George Harrison – Cloud Nine Isaac Hayes – Joy James Taylor – One Man Dog Jimmy Smith – Plays Fats Waller Johnny Griffith – Together, Togetherness The Kingston Trio – Time To Think The Kinks – Arthur Or The Decline And Fall of the British Empire Klymaxx – Klymaxx Lynn Anderson – It Makes You Happy Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace Paul McCartney – Give My Regards to Broad Street Queen – Hot Space Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story Sawbuck – Sawbuck Scorpions – The Best of Scorpions Simon & Garfunkel – The Concert in Central Park Stan Getz – The Melodic Stan Getz Stanley Turrentine – Sugar Styx – Best of Styx Tom Waits – The Heart of Saturday Night Tranquility – Tranquility Ultimate Spinach – Ultimate Spinach U2 – Joshua Tree U2 – The Unforgettable Fire Various – The Giants of Jazz The Ventures – Beach Party Vince Guaraldi Trio – Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus William Jackson – Heart Music Wings – London Town Yank Lawson & Bob Haggart – The World’s Greatest Jazzband Yes – Yesterdays
New / Used CDs Ali – Original Soundtrack Alison Krauss – Now That I’ve Found You America – View from on the Ground Anthony Papa – Choo Choo Records Volume 1 Billie Holiday – Love Songs Chris LeDoux – Whacha Gonna Do With A Cowboy Dion – Drip Drop: His Greatest Hits Echo & The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain Everlast – Whitey Ford Sings The Blues Go Go’s – Greatest Hits Go Go’s – Beauty And The Beat Guster – Lost And Gone Forever Hüsker Dü – Land Speed Record Hüsker Dü – Candy Apple Grey Incubus – When Incubus Attacks Vol. 1 Incubus – A Crow Left on the Murder Itzhak Perlman – Greatest Hits Volume 2 Itzhak Perlman – Bits and Pieces Jason Moran – Black Stars Jan & Dean – All-Time Greatest Hits Jeff Carson – Real Life John Michael Montgomery – Brand New Me Keith Sweat – Keep It Comin’ Koko Taylor – Force of Nature Liz Phair – Exile in Guyvile Liz Phair – Whitechocolatespaceegg Mickey Gilley – Hits, Honky Tonks and More Mindy McCready – Mindy McCready P. Diddy – We Invented The Remix Pat Metheny – One Quiet Night Patty Loveless – Up Against My Heart Pat Green – Wave on Wave P.O.D. – The Fundamental Elements of Southtown The Pogues – Rum Sodomy & The Lash The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God The Psychedelic Furs – Mirror Mirror Puddle of Mudd – Life on Display Ramsey Lewis – Priceless Jazz R.E.M. – Out of Time The Replacements – All Shook Down The Replacements – Pleased To Meet Me Sara Evans – No Place That Far Sir Mix-A-Lot – Mack Daddy The Smiths – Strangeways, Here We Come Steady Flow – Straight Outta “P” Terri Clark – Terri Clark Terri Clark – Just The Same Various – Bad Boys: 10th Anniversary Vince Gill – When I Call Your Name Vince Gill – The Things That Matter WAR – Groves & Messages Yo-Yo Ma – Simply Baroque Yo-Yo Ma – Simply Baroque II
These sure are exciting times downtown. We are now right in the middle of our big downtown Springfield pinball tournament and there continue to be many twists and turns! Saturday was the last day of Round 2. Right at the buzzer, Tyler Smith representing Public Market downtown came through with the highest score for the whole round on No Good Gofers with 18,644,600. News Channel 20 rushed in to interview him right away (pictured above). Here is a complete recap on all of the scores for round 2:
ROUND 2: NO GOOD GOFERS (SEPT 10-19TH)
CUSTOM CUP = 8,588,630 BUZZ BOMB = 6,560,210
SPRINGFIELD VINTAGE = 10,989,410 MAYOR LANGFELDER = 11,826,380
Great job, all of the participating businesses. Things are getting more competitive and more intense as we get further into this tournament. Now we are going into the third round, which features the game “PIN•BOT” and goes until this upcoming Sunday, September 27th. There are nine competitors left including eight local businesses and one mayor. Here are the brackets for the current round:
CUSTOM CUP = _ MAYOR JIM LANGFELDER = _ PRAIRIE ARCHIVES = _
Yet another local hip hop project has dropped a brand new album during these times. This is a new one from Offwhyte – a long running talented artist originally from the 217 who has moved out to the west coast and back to Springfield over the years. This is Offwhyte’s brand new album called “Propel Exact.” Check some of that out streaming on the youtube player below. Also check out the album on Apple Music right here, or on Spotify right here.
Yet another local hip hop project has dropped a brand new album during these times. This is a new one from Offwhyte – a long running talented artist originally from the 217 who has moved out to the west coast and back to Springfield over the years. This is Offwhyte’s brand new album called “Propel Exact.” Check some of that out streaming on the youtube player below. Also check out the album on Apple Music right here, or on Spotify right here. From Offwhyte’s facebook page:
Galapagos4 cofounder Offwhyte returns, his alter ego taking center stage this time on Propel Exact. Offwhyte’s most fun album to date, the 14-track project is produced by G4 stalwart Open i and clocks in at a hearty 44 minutes. Themes include infatuation (“Sophie Turner”), being a dinosaur (“Velociraptor”), and his age group (“Generation X”). The all-digital album concludes with bonus track “I Am Not a Virus” produced by Kip Killagain. Featured artists on the album include Brzowski, Infinito 2017, Memphis Reigns and Grill Billyenz.
This is one of three albums that Offwhyte has released in the past four years. We are adding Propel Exact to our Springfield album archive page, brining us to
Whoops, it’s about halfway through the month and we are just now letting you know that we have the new new issue of Activator Magazinefor September 2020! As you can see, this one features the band Attic Salt on the cover. They have a brand new album, Get Wise, coming out this month! They are interviewed in this new issue of Activator.
What else does this issue have? No live show calendars, as we are still in strange and scary times, but plenty of album reviews. There is an interview with Jacksonville-based psych band The Dixie Narcos and about how they have been putting out three albums a year for the past three years. Other interviews with Free Range Youth from Decatur, Voldrega the Black Mage from Champaign, a photo spread of some acts at The Alamo, 10 up 10 down with Boss Maseiano, and an interview with Don Brazel of The Bastard Squad, and much much more!
You can pick up a copy of Activator Magazine here at Dumb Records for free, or at other different local locations around Central Illinois.
Yes, it’s that time of the year again, and you all know it! All of your favorite local businesses, bartenders, radio personalities, artists, and bands are asking you to vote for them for the annual Illinois Times “Best of Springfield” awards. This year, we are lucky enough to be featured in THREE categories (even though the sign in the photo up there has two listed). Those are:
BEST MUSIC SHOP
PLACE TO GO DOWNTOWN
BEST MUSIC VENUE (SMALL)
We didn’t want to push the music venue part too hard because we are still not anywhere near it being safe enough for us to have shows or crowds of people here and probably will be for the rest of the year if not a while longer.
It’s been a minute since local music and local bands! Local emo group Bottom Bracket appeared to have done something in the Chicago area recently. The group appeared on Dekalb, Illinois-based radio station WNIJ’s“Sessions from Studio A” which is an ongoing live video and recording series. This was a live video, but also there are now two youtube videos up from the session, each featuring two songs. Some of the songs come from Bottom Bracket’s recent album, I Don’t Care Enough To Stay, and some are brand new. Check out those videos embedded below.
It’s another Tuesday! SO here we are with another great stack of new and used LPs, CDs, and more going out on the shelves here at Dumb Records. Our store is still open everyday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm here at 418 E Monroe St. downtown. Our arcade is also open those same hours and the great big downtown Springfield pinball tournament is on-going. Our online discogs store can be found right here. Alright, let’s jump into what’s new!
New LPs Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique Bully – Sugaregg Electric Wizard – Wizard Bloody Wizard Deafhaven – New Bermuda Fats Domino – The Best of Fats Domino Iggy Pop – Raw Power Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart Kii – Nightingale Mayhem – Out From The Dark Muddy Waters – The Best of Muddy Waters Slipknot – Slipknot
Used LPs Aerosmith – Permanent Vacation Alabama – 40 Hour Week Bad Company – Burnin’ Sky B.B. King – The Best Of B.B. King The Beatles – Love Songs The Chiffons – Everything You Always Wanted… Chuck Berry – 20 Greatest Hits Crosby / Nash – Live Dave Brubeck Trio / Gerry Mulligan – Blues Roots Dave Rose – A Merry Christmas To You Dionne Warwick – Here I Am Doris Day – Doris Day’s Greatest Hits Genesis – Selling England By The Pound Glenn Miller – Legendary Performer Vol. 2 Glenn Miller – Parade of Hits Harry Golden – Harry Golden Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass – Casino Royale Herb Alpert – The Best of the Brass The Hollies – Romany Jan Garber – The Swinging Sweet Bands Vol. 2 Jethro Tull – Too Old To Rock N’ Roll: Too Young To Die John Schneider – A Memory Like You The Kingston Trio – Stereo Concert Klaatu – Klaatu Leon Russell – And The Shelter People Loreena McKennitt – Elemental Oak Ridge Boys – Room Service Patton – Original Motion Picture Score Pink Floyd – A Nice Pair Sammy Hagar – Rematch The Shirts – Inner Sleeve Skeeter Davis – Best of Skeeter Davis, Volume II Stella Parton – Country Sweet Various – Central Illinois’ Best Rock Various – Flashback! Rock Classics of the 70’s Various – History of Rock N’ Roll Vol. 4 Various – Thank God It’s Friday
12” Singles Astaire – What Have I Got To Lose Aurra – Are You Single Freeez – I.O.U. Klymaxxx – Meeting In The Ladies Room Time Bandits – Live It Up / Juvenile Aquaintance
New / Used CDs Andrew Lloyd Webber – The Music Of Beth Nielsen Chapman – Beth Nielsen Chapman Chuck Mangione – Feels So Good Dion – The Wanderer: His Greatest Hits on Laurie Records Echo & The Bunnymen – What Are You Going To Do With Your Life? Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – 20 Greatest Hits Frankie Valli – Greatest Hits Girls Against Boys – House of GVSB Guster – Goldfly Herbie Mann – Eastern European Roots Hoodoo Gurus – Magnum Cum Louder Hoodoo Gurus – Mars Needs Guitars! Hugh Masekela – Live At The BBC Hugh Masekela – Time Hubert Laws – The Best of Hubert Laws Hüsker Du – New Day Rising Incubus – Make Yourself Incubus – Enjoy Incubus Keith Sweat – I’ll Give All My Love To You Keith Sweat – Rebirth Leontyne Price – The Essential Mahalia Jackson – How I Got Over Mahalia Jackson – Amazing Grace Marcus Miller – M2 Powerman 5000 – Tonight The Stars Revolt! Powerman 5000 – Mega!! Kung Fu Radio The Presidents of the United States of America – s/t The Queers – Later Days And Better Lays Ramsey Lewis & Nancy Wilson – Meant To Be R.E.M. – Fables of the Reconstruction R.E.M. – In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 The Replacements – Stink RUN D.M.C. – RUN D.M.C. Scarface – The Fix Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends Snoop Dogg – Bones Super Furry Animals – Rings Around The World Various – The Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Vol. 5 Various – Baby Boy: Music From The Motion Picture Various – The Best of Old Town Doo Wop Vince Gill – The Best of Vince Gill Warren G – The Return of the Regulator 2002 Warren G – Take A Look Over Your Shoulder Yo-Yo Ma – Plays The Music of John Williams