Bad Man: “Oh No Bad Man Demo”

Good morning! Today we are bringing you a brand new demo from a new Springfield project we know nothing about! Gee, we don’t know anything about this at all! It is one big mystery! The project is called “Bad Man” and you can stream the demo “Oh No Bad Man!” on the player embedded below. Is it a full band? A solo project who knows!

We do know that Bad Man is playing its first show in just eight days on Saturday, October 9th here at Dumb Records along with The Antibuddies, Oleander Grey, and Gargantuan. Check out a facebook event for that show here. Also check out our Springfield Album Archive Page where we have been doing a very bad job of keeping up with local releases for this year.

Tonight at Dumb Records: Sidestep, Stick People, Black Box

It’s a Thursday, and we will be hosting a nice three-band show inside of our venue tonight! This one features some rock music that will be a little bit of something for everybody. It should be a nice time! Tonight we’ve got the group Sidestep coming from Louisville, Kentucky! You can stream some of Sidestep’s new music on the player below. There are also a couple of local heavy-hitting greats that have not performed here since before the pandemic, however long ago that was now. That includes Taylorville 90’s sounding alternative rock group Stick People, and also very fast and outta-control hardcore band from right here in Springfield, Black Box.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is just $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for another look at what’s coming up in this new era!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Good morning! And good afternoon. It’s Tuesday, and we have another long list of new arrivals that have recently hit the shelves at our record store here at 418 E. Monroe Street downtown. This time around we just have new and used LPs – however, we are constantly putting out more CDs and cassettes nowadays too. This list doesn’t even include re-stocks for the vinyl records either. We just got a lotta stuff, okay? This week there is a show on Thursday, so we’ll be open later for that as well. Okay here is the list of what’s new:

New LPs
Alice Cooper – Dirty Diamonds
Alkaline Trio – Goddamnit
Bad Moves – Tell No One
Billy Idol – The Roadside EP
Blue Stingrays – Surf-N-Burn
Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rastaman Vibration
Children Of Bodom – Tokyo Warhearts
Connie Smith – The Cry Of The Heart
Coven – Witchcraft
David Ferguson – Nashville No More
Death Angel – Fall From Grace
Elliot Smith – Kill Rock Stars
Elvis Perkins – Creation Myths
Guided By Voices – Isolation Drills
High On Fire – The Art Of Self Defense
James McMurty – The Horses And The Hounds
Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express
Lush – Ciao! Best Of Lush
Pelican – Nighttime Stories
Phish – Big Boat
Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother
Public Service Broadcasting – Bright Magic
Pylon – Gyrate
Richard Spaven – Spaven X Sandunes
Skatune Network – Burn The Billboard
Skip James – Worried Blues
Stella Chiweshe – Ambuya!
Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine – A Beginner’s Mind
Toro Y Moi – Live From Trona

Used LPs
Alas Chapinas – Marimba
Alexander Goodrich – Christmas Organ And Chimes
Animotion – Strange Behavior
Arc Angel – ArcAngel
Benny Goodman – Live At Carnegie Hall
Billy Vaughn – Sail Along Silv’ry Moon
Bohemia – Deviations
Charley Pride – The Best of Charley Pride Vol. II
Charley Pride – Amazing Love
Charlie Mingus – Charlie Mingus
Charlie Rich – There Won’t Be Anymore
Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Cowboy Copas – Signed, Sealed & Delivered
El DeBarge – El DeBarge
El Gran Trio – Tarjeta De Navidad
Evie – Come On, Ring Those Bells
Eydie Gorme & The Trio Los Pancho – Amor: Great Love Songs In Spanish
David Ingles – Oasis Of Love
The Doors – Classics
Duke Ellington – The World Of Duke Ellington
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – Lock, The Fox
The English Band – What You Need
Frank Sinatra – Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome
George Jones – I Made Leaving (Easy For You)
George Morgan – Red Rose From The Blue Side Of Town
Gerry Mulligan – Concert Days
Ginger Baker – Eleven Sides Of Baker
The Goodmans – Chosen
Graham Parker – The Real Macaw
Greg Jowaisas – Daddy, Sing Me A Song!
Herbie Hancock – Sound-System
Ike Quebec – Heavy Soul
The James Sweeting Trio – Little Nassau
Jimmy Smith – Bluesmith
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth
Joe Kelly’s Four + One – The Gaslight Presents
Joe Williams – Me And The Blues
John McCormack – Antique
Johnny Maddox – Crazy Otto
Johnny Ray – Mr. Cry
Johnny Rodriguez – The Greatest Hits Of
Jose Mojica – Le Canta A Mexico
Julie London – Sings Soft & Sweet
Junior Mance – I Believe To My Soul
Kris Kristofferson – Border Lord
Lefty Frizzell – ABC Collection
Living Trio – Heart Of My Heart
Lo Mejor En – Valses Peruanos
Los Andinos – Parranda Con Los Andinos
Los Kenton – Los Kenton
Luis Gonzalez – Musica Tipica Navidena
The Marshall Tucker Band – Where We All Belong
Missouri – Welcome Two Missouri
Mongo Santamaria – La Bamba
Montrose – Montrose
Nick Gilder – Frequency
Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble – A Salute To Jazz Education
Odilio Gonzalez – Y La Navidad
Pat Travers – Radio Active
Paul Anka – Paul Anka Gold
Paul Williams – Just An Old Fashioned Love Song
Pater And Gordon – Sing And PLay The Hits Of Nashville
Premiata Forneria Marconi – The World Became The World
The Premiers – Farmer John Live
Procol Harum – Greatest Hits Vol. 1
Raiders – Collage
RATT – Dancing Undercover
Ray Charles – Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
Ray Charles Singers – One Of Those Songs
Ronnie McDowell – Greatest Hits
The Rumor – Purity Of Essence
Sandler & Young – Happy Holidays
Sanford And Townsend – Smoke From A Distant Fire
Sonny Stitt – The Genius Of Sonny Stitt
Spooky Tooth – The Last Puff
The Strawberry Street Singers – You Can’t Have Too Much Of A Good Good Thing
Starcastle – Starcastle
Stonebolt – Keep It Alive
Stonewall Jackson – Thoughts Of A Lonely Man
Strawbs – Hero And Heroine
Trapeze – Trapeze
Ted Nugent – Intensities In 10 Cities
Trio Los Panchos – Hits!
Van Morrison – Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart
Various – Arthur The Album
Various – The Country Side Of Christmas
Various – Christmas Time
Various – The Influence Of Fie
Various – Original Early Top 40 Hits
Various – Venezuela Canta Y Baila
The Vogues – The Vogues Greatest Hits
Zoot Sims / Bucky Pizzarelli – Nirvana

September Issue of Activator Magazine Available Now

Hey-o, it’s a little late in the game (September is already well over halfway done, and was yesterday the first day of fall?), but this is a post letting you know that we have the new issue of Activator Magazine here at our store! And plenty of copies of it still!

As you can see, this issue features hit Springfield hardcore band Prevention on the cover. Hey, that photo was even taken inside of our space! There is the usual album reviews, and Activator’s “Best Bets” which is a calendar for show and concert highlights for this month you should check out. There is also an interview with performer local performer Taylor Moni, an interview with Central Illinois metal band Blind Equation, an interview with solo Peoria musician Emily Antonacci, an interview with local jazz musician Richard Gilman-Opalski, an interview with Chris Bayless – musician from Peoria who started a new venue called “The Hotbox”, a photospread of the “Artists In Harmony” event that was held at Anvil & Forge Brewing, our own “Dumb Perspective” column which this time around focuses on our experience starting up shows again during the pandemic and requiring proof of vaccine at shows, an interview with Mt. Vernon-based musician Tom Doherty, a nice “Soundcheck” section featuring small update snippets with other local artists and musicians, a photo spread of the Old Capitol Blues & BBQ Festival, and another live music calendar!! Sorry, that was a lot. Woo!

Be sure to also check out the Activator Magazine Patreon and consider donating for other exclusive bonus monthly content!!!

“The List” Announced For Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 (November 26th)

For the third time this year, it’s that time of year again. That’s right, we’ve already got another Record Store Day approaching. This one should not come as much of a surprise though because Black Friday Record Store Day happens the day after Thanksgiving every year. And here we are, around two months away from that date, which this year is Friday, November 26th.

148 exclusive titles were just recently announced on the Record Store Day website right here to be released this year on Black Friday. (Click the link right here to see that list). And if there are titles that are jumping out at you as ones you are really wanting, let us know in the comment section which ones you are trying to get! We will be ordering at least one of every title, but we base our orders on what you (the fans) are going to be on the look-out for.

This go-round we will likely once again be releasing some type of limited edition Dumb Records t-shirt for the first people in line, exclusive posters, and we will see what else! You can expect a more detailed announcement from us on all of those goodies here in the coming weeks.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Another week has come here at our dumb little record store. We are dealing with some broken AC issues right now… but don’t worry because if we don’t get that figured out today at least the weather is colder. And as one AC unit breaks another is fixed… you may notice our arcade is a little bit cooler than usual! (By just a tad). Our store and arcade is open from 10:00am to 7:00pm every day. Check out our online discogs store here and our online merch store here. Okay, now for some of what’s new in this week:

New LPs
Andrew W.K. – God Is Partying
Asschapel – Total Destruction 1999-2006
Bl’ast – Blood!
Black Francis – Sv n f ng rs
Bobby Bland – Here’s The Man!!!
Carcass – Torn Arteries
Coven – Blood On The Snow
Electric Funeral – Total Funeral
The Flesh Eaters – I Used To Be Pretty
GWAR – Scumdogs xxx Live!
John Prine – Bruised Orange
John Prine – For Better, Or Worse
Like Rats – II
Lump – Animal
Metallica – (Black Album) Box Set
Obliterations – Poison Everything
Pelican – Ataraxia / Taraxis
Pelican – The Clif
The Prodigy – Music For The Jilted Generation
Sect – No Cure For Death
Shabazz Palaces – Quarzarz Us The Jealous Maenines
Sleep – Dopesmoker
Sunn O))) – Live In Bergen Cathedral
Torch Runner – Endless Nothing
Trap Them – Filth Rations
Twenty One Pilots – Vessel
Vitamin X – Age Of Paranoia
YDI – A Place In The Sun

Used LPs
The Accelerators – The Accelerators
Artimus Pyle Band – A.P.B.
Barbara Streisand – Emotion
Barney Bigard – Clarinet Gumbo
Bob James Three – Guest: Grover Washington, Jr.
Canned Heat – Boogie With Canned Heat
Cher – Take Me Home
The Clique – The Clique
Count Basie – Li’l Ol’ Groovemaker …Basie!
The Crusaders – Those Southern Knights
David Frizzell – David Frizzell
Dead Or Alive – Sophisticated Boom Boom
Deep Purple – The Best of Deep Purple
Dennis DeYoung – Boomchild
Eddie Murphy – Comedian
Elvis Presley – The Greatest Show On Earth
The Fabulous Conti Family – Sounds Of America
Don Byas – Savoy Jam Party
Donovan – Open Road
Doris Day – Sentimental Journey
Duke Ellington – 70th Birthday Concert
Duke Ellington – Concert In The Virgin Islands
Dukes Of Dixieland – Creole Gumbow
Fabulous Poodles – Mirror Stars
Gary Lewis & The Playboys – Rhythm!
Geils – Monkey Island
Gene Watson – Between This Time & The Next Time
Glass Moon – Glass Moon
Hank Snow – The Highest Bidder
Herbie Mann – Mellow
Jeri Southern – Southern Hospitality
Joe Farrell – Night Dancing
John Denver – Autograph
John Denver – Take Me To Tomorrow
Johnny Lee – Bet Your Heart On Me
Johnny Van Zandt Band – No More Dirty Deals
Julie London – Gone With The Wind
Kenny Ball – Midnight In Moscow
Led Zeppelin – Coda
Louis Armstrong – King Louis (Selected Favorites)
Louis Armstrong – Satchmo At Symphony Hall
Mike Rutherford – Smallcreep’s Day
Moon Martin – Street Fever
Motorhead – Iron Fist
Motorhead – No Sleep ’Til Hammersmith
Motorhead – Orgasmatron
New York Dolls – In Too Much Too Soon
The Ohio Express – Beg, Borrow And Steel
Pat Boone – Sixteen Great Performances
Paulette Reaves – Secret Lover
Pearl Bailey – Sings Porgy & Bess
Poco – Crazy Eyes
Pousette-Dart Band – Pousette-Dart Band
Pure Prairie League – Dance
The Ramsey Lewis Trio – More Sounds of Christmas
Robert Goulet – I Never Did As I Was Told
Roy Acuff – American Folk Songs
Rusty Draper – Sings Night Life
Saga – Heads Or Tales
Sarah Vaughan – Close To You
Schneider With The Kick – Exposed
Sherbet – Howzat
Spider – Spider
States – Picture Me With You
Steve Wariner – Life’s Highway
Straight Eight – Shuffle ’N’ Cut
The Sweet – Featuring “Little Willy” & “Blockbuster”
Suzi Quatro – Quatro
Tom Jones – Green, Green Grass Of Home
The Trammps – The Whole World’s Dancing
Ultravox – Rage In Eden
The Unseen – Left That World Behind
Various – Cahoots County
Various – On This Christmas Night
The Ventures – Ventures A Go Go
Village People – Live And Sleazy
Webb Pierce – Cross Country
What Is This – Squeezed

Illinois Times’ Best Of Springfield 2021 Finalist Voting (Now Through September 27th)

We are excited for this finalist round in the annual Illinois Times’s “Best Of Springfield 2021” poll. As far as we can tell, we have made it on to finalists in FOUR different categories as Dumb Records and those are as follows:


Okay, all of those things sound great! Don’t vote for us for best vintage / antique shop though, you should vote for Springfield Vintage around the corner for us! 😂 Really, vote for whoever you want to in all of those categories, and all of your other favorite local businesses and people in all of the other categories as well.

Voting is online right here at the Illinois Times website from now up until 11:59pm on September 27th one week from now. The winners will be published in the October 28th issue of the Illinois Times.

Tonight at Dumb Records: Grey Slush, The Telephone Junkies, Hushpad

Yes. There IS a show happening at Dumb Records tonight! It’s a three-band show! The bands are more in the alternative and indie-rock directions! Maybe even some shoegaze music! For this show we have “Grey Slush” – Grey Slush is an indie rock group from Peoria Illinois! You can stream their debut EP on the player embedded below. For this show we also have the return of The Telephone Junkies! Telephone Junkies put out an album last year and it’s great. Looks like opening things up we have the Lincoln, Illinois-based shoegaze project Hushpad. What an all around nice time.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also check our shows page on our site for a list of all three shows we have lined up right now.

And for this show following suite with health guidelines, state mandates, and all of that fun stuff – masks are required at this show and we are once again checking for proof of vaccine at the door! We will also accept negative covid test results within the last 72 hours.

October 28th at Dumb Records: Jack M. Senff, Nephele, Oatmilk, Emily Hough

Those October show announcements are starting to roll in! Here we have one to tell you about happening on Thursday, October 28th. It’s a nice and “chill” show. It should be a good one.

For this show we have singer/songwriter Jack M. Senff from Traverse City, Michigan! Jack has had records released through our friends over at Skeletal Lightning based out of Urbana, Illinois. He’s also performed once before here in town at the CFP house! You can stream his newest collection of songs which came out earlier this year on the player below. Looks like this time around Jack will be coming with another act called “Nephele” from Minneapolis, Minnesota! We also have the first time Dumb Records performance for a solo Decatur act called “Oatmilk!” Yum! Opening things up is none other than Emily Hough – who had performed a few times at our space, but moved to California! Is she back in town??

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. You can find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page where you can find everything else we have announced and lined up at Dumb Records right now.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

There is some really good music going out onto our shelves recently here at Dumb Records. Like, some really good music. Believe us. Our store is open every day from 10:00am to 7:00pm and we are constantly pumping out new and used LPs, 7″s, CDs, and cassettes out onto the shelves. We got t-shirts, we got stickers, we got pins, we got pinball, etc, etc. You know the drill. Okay, here are just some of the new arrivals that have gone out over the past few days:

New LPs
Amyl & The Sniffers – Amyl & The Sniffers
Amyl & The Sniffers – Comfort To Me
Animal Collective – Feels
Beirut – No No No
Black Sabbath – 13
The Bug – Fire
The Cars – Moving In Stereo: The Best Of The Cars
Cold Feet – Punk Entity
The Dave Pike Quartet / Bill Evans – Pike’s Peak
Death Angel – Frolic Through The Park
Digital Underground – This Is An E.P. Release
Digital Underground – Sex Packets
Doug Cam – Infant Eyes
Imagine Dragons – Mercury Act 1
JuJu – Our Mother Was A Plant
Kacey Musgraves – Star Crossed
Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Butterfly 3000
Lowell George – Hey What
Modest Mouse – The Golden Casket
Neighborhood Brats – Confines Of Life
O.V. Wright – A Nickle And A Nail And Ace Of Spades
Radiohead – Amnesiac
The Residents – Eskimo
Spllit – Spllit Sides
Teddy Pendergrass – Duets Love & Soul
Tom Waits – Real Gone

Used LPs
Al Caiola – Warm And Mellow
Al Pierson – Dance In The Old Fashioned Way
Aldo Monges – La Historia De Aldo Monges
The Alvino Rey Orchestra – The King Family Show!
Aviator – Aviator
Barbara Fairchild – Look Inside The Asylum Choir
Barbara Fairchild – Standing In Your Line
Barbra Streisand – Simply Streisand
Barbra Streisand – The Way We Were
Baker Gurvitz Army – Hearts On Fire
Big Bird – Big Bird Sings
Bill Snodgrass – The University Of Texas At Arlington
Billy Preston – Genius Of Billy Preston
Blues Magoos – Psychedelic Lollipop
Booker Ervin – The In Between
Crazy Otto – Crazy Otto Rides Again
Charlie Rich – The Silver Fox
Cheech & Chong – Los Cochinos
Chuck Mangione – Children of Sanchez
Count Basie & His Orchestra – Kansas City Suite
The Creed Taylor Orchestra – Shock Music In Hi-Fi
The Crusaders – Royal Jam
David Whitfield – Cara Mia
Dexter Gordon – Sophisticated Giant
Don Glasser / Louis Costello – Together 25 Years
Donna Summer – Golden Hits Vol. Two
Donovan – Barabajagal
The Earl Scruggs Revue – Strike Anywhere
Elvis Presley – Elvis Country Memories
The Equators – Hot
Eric Clapton – Live With Sonny Boy Williamson
Erskine Hawkins – 25 Golden Years Of Jazz
Floyd Cramer – This Is Floyd Cramer
The Four Seasons – Four Seasons Story
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush – World Anthem
Frankie Yankovic – Polka
Funk & Wagnalls – Chopin Album 5
George Melachrino – The Music of Sigmund Romberg
Harry Babasin & Terry Gibbs – Pick N’ Pat
Head East – U.S. 1
The Harmonicats – The Harmonicats
Iron Butterfly – Evolution: The Best of Iron Butterfly
Iron Butterfly – Live
Iron Butterfly – Metamorphosis
Ironhorse – Ironhorse
Jack Teagarden – 1944 Big Band
Jakob Magnusson – Special Treatment
James Gang – Bang
James Gang – Newborn
Jan & Dean – Folk N’ Roll
John Scofield Trio – Out Like A Light
Johnny Mathis – Johnny’s Newest Hits
Johnny Mathis – This Is Love
Johnny Winter – Johnny Winter
Johnny Winter – First Winter
Kris Kristofferson – Jesus Was A Capricorn
Las Tres Guitarras – Navidad
Lenny Williams – Choosing You
Louis Prima – Wonderland By Night
Mandré – M3000
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Nightingales & Bombers
The Martial Solal Trio – In Concert
Mongo Santamaria – Mongomania
Neil Young – Decade
Norman Lee
Pat Travers – Pat Travers
Patsy Cline – Walking After Midnight
Peter Nero – Piano Forte
The Pretenders – The Vinyl Collection 1979-1999
Quartette Tres Bien – Boss Tres Bien
Qlowski – Quale Futuro?
Quicksilver Messenger Service – What About Me
Rare Earth – Ma
Ray Charles – The Best Of Ray Charles
Red Steagall – Lone Star Beer
The Residents – Eskimo
Shirley Bassey – I, Capricorn
Sandy Nelson – Heavy Drums
Stan Kenton – Conducts The Lost Angeles Neophonic Orchestra
Steve Wariner – Midnight Fire
Steve Wariner – Down In Tennessee
Steve Wariner – I Should Be With You
Strange Advance – 2wo
Sweet – Off The Record
Trooper – Two For The Show
Various – Streets Of Fire: Music From The Motion Picture
Various – Mardi Gras In New Orleans
Various – Married To The Mob (Soundtrack)