Buzz Bomb Brewery Presents “Buzz Fest” On March 30th Downtown

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Here’s a photo taken directly from our Dumb Records bulletin board which is filling up fast with events coming up (most of them happening downtown)! This one looks like the first big downtown outdoor music event of the season here – it’s “Buzz Fest” put on by Buzz Bomb Brewery on Saturday, March 30th in celebration of the bar and brewery turning one year old at their downtown location just a hop and a skip over from us on Adams Street. Hopefully the weather is going to be warm enough for an outdoor event there in a little over one week (it seems to be warming up now)! There are a lineup of bands for Buzz Fest – including the return of “The Goddamn Gallows” to Springfield – the punk rock “gutterbilly” band from the west coast who has played here last at Bar None this past summer. This time around The Goddamn Gallows is on tour with Scott H. Biram from Texas. You can check out some of Scott’s music on the player below. And even more – “Urban Pioneers” are also performing also from Texas (also on tour?). Local openers include the rowdy Foam Fangers and also Kate Laine.

According to the event online, Buzz Fest begins at noon and goes all the way until 1:00 am. (We are not exactly sure what time in there bands go on outside). Find a facebook event right here. Tickets are $10-15 and can be found here. We think the outdoor performances would be all ages (?). Also check out our Springfield shows page where we are trying to come up with a list of all Springfield shows coming up outside of the new Dumb Records (soon).

Photos: Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019


Hey! We almost forgot to mention how great the St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown was this past weekend! We’ve never seen so many people in Springfield in one spot before, and that parade sure was a long one! We had a great time taking our giant green elephant pulled by Miles T Shirts, also walking with our friends from The Radon Lounge, Springfield Vintage, and of course The Chili Bowl Mullet Man himself. Wow! We even heard a rumor that we won third place prize for best float or something like that?? Not sure if there is any confirmation of that out there.

Check out a few photos above and below, or also on our flickr page for a full album of 20-something pictures.


New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


Hi, it’s in the middle of another week right now. The weather is getting warmer, we are moving closer and closer to being able to have shows and our future is still very bright here at our new downtown home at 418 E Monroe Street. Let’s take a look at just a few of the new things we have been getting in the shop! This includes new and used LPs, 12″ singles, and new CDs! Also our hours are full time 10:00 am – 8:00 pm right now (pretty much open all of the time). Let’s take a closer look at that and then jump into our new arrivals.

Wednesday (today): 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

New LPs
Angel Du$t
Bugg – Bugg
Conduit – Drowning World
Firewalker – Firewalker
Have Heart – What Counts
Iron Reagan – Dark Days Ahead
Mindforce – Excalibur
Red Death – Formidable Darkness
Sin Bad / Bad Wig – Split
Trapped Under Ice – Heatwave
Various – America’s Hardcore Volume 4

Used LPs
Aretha Franklin – La Diva
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Bee Gees – Take Hold Of That Star
B.J. Thomas – Everybody Loves A Rain Song
Butch Thompson – Plays Jelly Roll Morton
Chubby Checker – For Twisters Only
Climax Blues Band – Flaying The Flag
Commodores – Midnight Magic
Cottaging – Amyl Banshee
David Bowie – Young Americans
Earl “Fatha” Hines – Live At Buffalo
Emerson Lake & Palmer – Pictures At An Exhibition
Emerson Lake & Palmer – Works Volume 2
The Edgar Winter Group – With Rick Derringer
G P Hall – Colors Movements
Gary Wright – The Dream Weaver
Jimmy Dean / Marvin Rainwater – Nashville Showtime
Laura Nyro – The First Songs
Leann Rimes – We Can
Little River Band – Diamantina Cocktail
Little River Band – Sleeper Catcher
Miles Davis – In A Silent Way
Montana Slim – Greatest Hits
My Morning Jacket – Z
Opus – Up And Down
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils – The Car Over The Lake Album
Pleasure – Give It Up
Ray Conniff – Dance The Bop!
Ray Stevens – Shriner’s Convention
Rod Stewart – Atlantic Crossing
Roger Miller – Dang Me
Sheila E – In Romance 1600
Sneeze – Wilt
Steve Winwood – Roll With It
Various – Schlitz Country
ZZ Top – Afterburner

12” Singles
Caddillac Tah – Pov City Anthem
Kurupt – Welcome Home / I Call Shots
La Tangela – Wandering Eye
Martin – Who
Onyx – React
Onyx – Broke Willies / Ghetto Starz
Rah Digga – Tight

New CDs
Albert Collins – Cold Snap
Albert Collins – Frostbite
Albert King – Blues Power
Aretha Franklin – The Delta Meets Detroit: Aretha’s Blues
Aretha Franklin – Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings
B.B. King – Anthology
B.B. King – Let The Good Times Rool
Brandy – Never Say Never
Brandy – Full Moon
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Live In New York City
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle Volume Two
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bayou Country
Crosby Stills & Nash – Daylight Again
Eric Clapton – Pilgrim
Eric Clapton Most Famous Hits
Eric Clapton & The Yardbirds – Rarities
Foxy Brown – Broken Silence
Freddie King – Ultimate Collection
Guy Davis – Call Down The Thunder
Ike & Tina Tuner – Greatest Hits
Jimmy Buffett – Floridays
Jimmy Buffett – Off To See The Lizard
Jonny Lang – Waner This World
Lena Horne – Cocktail Hour
Lena Horne – The Complete Black & White Recordings
Little Milton – Feel It
Mary J. Blige – Love & Life
Mary J. Blige – What’s The 411?
Meat Puppets – Monsters
Moe – Dither
The Monkees – Greatest Hits
The Monkees – The Monkees
Morphine – The Night
MxPx – The Ever Passing Moment
MxPx – Slowly Going The Way Of The Buffalo
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – ARC
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Greendale
Neil Young – Old Ways
NOFX – So Long And Thanks For All The Shoes
The Offspring – Conspiracy of One
The Offspring – Ixnay On The Hombre
Patti LaBelle – Germs
Paul Young – From Time To Time
Paul Young & The Q Tips – Love Hurts
Steve Winwood – The Millennium Collection
Toto – IV
Toto – Isolation
U2 – How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
U2 – The Best of 1990 – 2000
Various – 1972: A Year In Your Life Volume One
Weird Al Yankovic – Even Worse
Whitney Houston – My Love Is Your Love
Whitney Houston – Whitney Houston
Willie Dixon – I Am The Blues
The Who – Face Dances
The Yardbirds – Golden Hits

Record Store Day at Dumb Records Saturday, April 13th


We can’t get over with how crazy busy we are going to be with our new store now that we are downtown this spring and summer – and we haven’t even started with shows yet! We just got done with a grand opening and a big parade, and now in less than a month we are looking at the biggest day of the year for our store – Record Store Day! Taking place this year on Saturday, April 13th. You are going to mark your calendars for this one. We’ll admit that we went overboard and put in the biggest Record Store Day order we have ever done. There are nearly 400 exclusive titles being released just for this day, and we probably ordered two thirds of those titles (some multiple copies of). Check out the long list of exclusive releases on the Record Store Day site right here. Here is Pitchfork’s inside scoop on some notable releases this year. We’ll be posting our list of what we are expecting to get at some point soon. As usual, we can not do holds on exclusive releases for anybody.

We are opening our doors right at 8:00 am for this big big day. Feel free to stand outside in line. We’ll also have coffee available from Foamed Up (usually located at the mall), and probably donuts of some sort. We’ll be open late that night – also are planning on a show happening in our new space at 7:00 pm (which we can not tell you about because we are still waiting on the city’s approval! #$&%@!). Check out a facebook event for all of this right here.

This day is also about supporting your local record store! We are excited to be downtown during Record Store Day this year because it will be more of an event between all three of the stores here downtown! Check out Recycled Records (also participating, opening up at 8:00am, and The Elf Shelf (open 10am-3pm).

Springfield’s Own Magazine: “A Dumb Move”


We are thrilled to be once again featured in SJ-R related publication Springfield’s Own Magazine with the article “Dumb Move” in the March/April issue which just recently came out hot off the presses. The article was written by Adam Nicholson and talks with Dumb owner Brian Galecki on the big dumb move to our new downtown location and how everything has been going with that so far. From the article:

Commensurately, downtown might stand to benefit from Dumb Records’ distinctive brand of levity in the face of business — one literally glaring example of being the backlit, storefront-wide poster of a rubbery, wrinkled old man’s face that has been staring out at Monroe Street from the Dumb Records windows since January, before the store officially opened its doors.

“It was a last-minute thing,” Galecki says of the garish fascinator–his idea— “and I’m very happy. I wouldn’t have done it any way different, looking back on it. It was perfect. And it’s still there. We’re having fun with it. We’re having fun with the announcement of us moving. And it’s also the way we ran our business in Southtown. Dumb Records: we kind of live up to the name a lot of the time. We’re not afraid to do things that other businesses would look at and call dumb. Like Free Record Day, just what it sounds like, or blowing up a 15-foot orange ball in front of the store. All sorts of goofy stuff. Doing that face and everything, it was just like taking that with us. I’ve been told that maybe this is the more grown-up version of Black Sheep and Dumb Records in some ways, but at the same time, we want to show that we’re not afraid to still be fun and do ridiculous stuff.”

You can find copies of Springfield’s Own Magazine for the full article for sale at Barnes And Noble, Quik N Eazy, or HyVee.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


Now that our new downtown store is “officially” open, expect us to be adding new records to the shelves every single day from here on out like never before! We are open at 418 E Monroe Street – right now from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and then on Thursday we will be taking on our permanent hours of 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Don’t forget that we will be participating in the parade on Saturday as well at noon, and our store will be open that day at 9:00 am! Let’s take a look at all of these hours and then (some of) those new arrivals:

Tuesday (today): 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday (parade): 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

New LPs
Ama Dots – Ama-Dots
Amber – Lovesaken
Big Crux – Ponchito
Lenka – Shadows
Mane – Alpha Female
M.O.T.O. – Pack Your Troubles In Dreams
Perverts Again – Friday Night Light
Raekwon – The Vatican Mixtape Volume 3
RazorXFade – RazorXFade
The Rentiers – Here Is A List of Things That Exist

Used LPs
Adam Ant – Strip
Al Hirt – Al Hirt Now!
Bee Gees – Two Years On
Eddie Fisher – Young And Foolish
Fortune – Fortune
Gary U.S. Bonds – Dedication
Impalers – Impalers
The J. Geils Band – Sanctuary
Jimmy Dean – Is Here!
John Elliott – Organ Rhythms
John Fogerty – Centerfield
John Stewart – Live: The Phoenix Concerts
Leon Redbone – Champagne Charlie
Lou Rawls – Unmistakably Lou
Major Lance – The Monkey Time
Minutemen – Double Nickels On The Dime
Obituary – Inked In Blood
Paul Revere & The Raiders – Hard ’N’ Heavy
Perry Como – The Songs I Love
Poco – Pickin’ Up The Pieces
Roberta Flack – Roberta Flack
The Ramsey Lewis Trio – The In Crowd
Raydio – Raydio
Redbone – Message From A Drum
Robert Palmer – Riptide
Ruff N’ Ready – Ready For The World
Rush – Signals
Skinless – Only The Ruthless Remain
Tim Weisberg – Hurtwood Edge
Tim Weisberg – Tim Weisberg
Wishbone Ash – Locked In

12” Singles
Carl Thomas – Emotional
Coco Lee – Do You Want My Love
DJ Quik – Do I Love Her?
E-40 – Hope I Don’t Go Back
E-40/Nate Dogg – Nah, Nah
Hangmen 3 – Holla Back / Rap Star
Raphael Saadiq – Be Here

New CDs
10,000 Maniacs – Our Time In Eden
Albert King – The Very Best Of
Alicia Keys – Songs In A Minor
Alicia Keys – The Diary of Alicia Keys
B.B. King – Why I Sing The Blues
B.B. King – Blues On The Bayou
Creedence Clearwater Revival – At The Movies
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River
Creedence Clearwater Revisited – Recollection
Crosby, Stills & Nash – CSN
Crosby – Nash – Another Stoney Evening
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – So Far
Dr. John – The Very Best of Dr. John
Elmore James – The Very Best Of
Elton John – Here And There
Elton John – Made In England
Jimmy Buffett – Fruitcakes
Jimmy Buffett – License To Chill
James Taylor – Dad Loves His Work
Joe Mac And Eman – One Too Many
John Fogerty – Blue Moon Swamp
John Fogerty – Premonition
John Mayall – London Blues 1964-1969
John Mayall With Eric Clapton – Blues Breakers
John Waite – When You Were Mine
Lena Horne – Stormy Weather
Lena Horne – Love Is The Thing
Lightnin’ Hopkins – Lightnin’ And The Blues
Lightnin’ Slim – The Best Of
Lonnie Johnson – Steppin’ On The Blues
Mary J. Blige – No More Drama
Mary J. Blige – My Life
Michael Hill Blues Mob – Suit: Larger Than Life
Midnight Oil – Diesel And Dust
Moby 18 – B Sides + DVD
The Monkees – Daydream Believer And Other Hits
Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
Nine Inch Nails – Broken
NOFX – Heavy Petting Zoo
NOFX – Pump Up The Valuum
Oasis – Don’t Believe The Truth
Oasis – Standing On The Shoulder of Giants
Patti La Belle – Live! One Night Only
Patti La Belle – The Millenium Collection
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Eternal And Lowdown
Roomful of Blues – Watch You When You Go
Scott Henderson – Tore Down House
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – The Best Of
Slim Harpo – The Best Of
U2 – War
U2 – Zooropa
Various – 1969 Jukebox Hits
Various – Music From The Wonder Years
Weston – The Massed Albert Sounds
Whitney Houston – Just Whitney
Willa Ford – Willa Was Here