Record Store Day at Dumb Records Saturday, April 13th

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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”

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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

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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

Tin Ghost: “Ghost Stories” + “Life, At Its Best”

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We have some catching up to do with some local Springfield music that has already came out this year! Here’s a fairly new recording project called “Tin Ghost” that’s already had two albums come out this year back in January. Those are Life, At It’s Best and Ghost Stories- The Early Years both of which are streaming on the player below. You can also pay to download each album on the Tin Ghost bandcamp page. Also check out Demons on Wheels, and Forrest Saints – also recording projects of Mark Schwartz who is the mastermind behind Tin Ghost.

We’ve added both of these releases for 2019 on our Springfield album archive page. Go check it out!

The Pharmacy Grand Opening of New Downtown Location with “Vision” Art Show March 22nd + 23rd

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We’ve had our grand opening – now let’s look at what other things are popping up that are cool in our new downtown home area! Our friends from over at The Pharmacy Art Gallery have also announced a big move to a new downtown location and they have been working on their new space even longer than we have! The new space is located at 623 E. Adams Street, right next door to Recycled Records (also our friends). After months of working hard on their new space they are finally ready for their grand opening and first art show with “Vision” happening Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd from 6:00 to 9:00 pm both nights.

Find a facebook event for the art show right here. The event of course is all ages and donation based. We’ll have this one and other upcoming Pharmacy art shows listed on our Springfield shows page.

A Successful Grand Opening! Thank You!

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Wow! We want to thank everyone who came out to the official grand opening of Dumb Records at our new downtown location yesterday. We had a packed house for the ribbon cutting with the mayor and Chili Bowl Mullet Man and plenty of other friends and familiar faces. Thanks to Foamed Up Coffee for being there as well. This photo up top was taken by radio station 97.7 QLZ.

Our store is now open every day at 418 E Monroe Street from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Thursday we will switch over to permanent full hours 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Shows will be happening here very very soon from what we can tell! We will also be participating in the downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade next weekend!