Open Mic Night Tonight at Bread Stretchers


We continue this beautiful weekend downtown with the Old Capitol Art Fair still going on today, and also an open mic going on next door to our space tonight! How nice. Tonight we’ve got a pretty full schedule of performers from 7:00-10:00pm. We would probably be willing to go even later tonight to make sure everyone who wants to perform is able to. Let’s take a look at what we’ve got lined up right now:

10:00 – (to be claimed at show)
9:30 – (to be claimed at show)
9:15 – Josef Lee
9:00 – Tombé Kemayo
8:45 – Vertrell Yates
8:30 – Torch_Nation
8:15 – Taylor Michael Watkins
8:00 – Jacob Fox
7:45 – Nathan Bradley
7:30 – Vincent Sgro
7:15 – Dan Liplock
7:00 – Gary & The Omnichords

That’s lookin’ like a pretty full schedule! That all starts at 7:00 pm and is free. All ages of course. Check out a facebook event for this right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at BXS in the near future.

Tonight at Bread Twisters: Epsom, Starter Jackets, Kenyon DeShasier


Tonight! We have a nice and solid three band show going on at your local downtown Bread Twisters right new to Dumb Records. We have the return of Epsom – the weirdo rock group featuring a number of Springfield scene veterans that have been rocking it for a good number of years. They are back for the first time this year with a brand new lineup. Starter Jackets is another local group that we don’t see too often of. They say they are playing their only local gig of the year for this one?? We don’t know if we believe that, but either way let’s not miss out on this rare Starter Jackets show. The first act on the bill is full band Kenyon DeShasier, the local pop / indie song writing machine.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our Bread Stretchers shows page on our site to see everything coming up at the space! Good luck!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


It’s a new week at Dumb Records downtown (418 E Monroe Street) – the weather is getting warmer and there’s a big weekend lined up downtown with the Old Capitol Art Fair, Pride Fest, and Farmer’s Market all going on at once! Wow! We better be getting stocked up with plenty of records for this big weekend! The store is open every day from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm – we’ll likely open up one hour early for Saturday. And there are a couple of shows going on this week! Let’s take a look at this week’s schedule and then dive into what’s new:

Wednesday (today): 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday (open mic): 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday:10:00 am – 8:00 pm

New LPs
Billie Holiday – Songs for Distingue Lovers
Daisyhead – In Case You Missed It
Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra – Sing Country & Western Classics
Ella Fitzgerald / Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis Again
Foreign Tongues – Fragile As Said Before
New York Dolls – Personality Crisis
Ornette Coleman – The Shape of Jazz To Come
Run Forever – Run Forever
Shai Hulud – Just Can’t Hate Enough

Used LPs
Andy Williams – Days of Wine And Roses
Barbra Streisand – One Voice
Earl Doud – Spiro T. Agnew Is A Riot
Billy Thorpe – Children Of The Sun
Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
C.W. McCall – Black Bear Road
Dave Brubeck Quartet – The Riddle
Dave Mason – Certified Live
Dionne Warwick – I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
Dorothy Donegan – Dorothy Donegan
Eric Andersen – Avalanche
Eagles – Eagles
Helix – Walkin’ The Razor’s Edge
Helix – Wild In The Streets
Jim Post – Live: Back On The Street Again
Judy Collins – Wildflowers
Matthew Wilder – I Don’t Speak The Language
The Music Explosion – Little Bit O’ Soul
Mya – Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)
Outlaws – Bring It Back Alive
Poco – Deliverin’
Podipto – Podipto
Quincy Jones – The Slender Thread
Ray Conniff – Hawaiian Album
Shooting Star – Shooting Star
Steve Winwood – Winwood & Friends
Ten Years After – Stonedhenge

12” Singles
B.B. Fresh – Flyguys
Coolio – Oh La La
Crown Jewelz – Bump
Drift – Go Ahead Daddy / Around Me
Dru Down feat. Mellowdramatik – Wit It Wit It
Estee – All Because of You
Fabolous – Keepin’ It Gangsta  Right Now & Later On
Lyric – Hot & Tipsy
Mary J. Blige – Deep Inside
M.C. E. – Lick The Cat
Naughty By Nature – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
Naughty By Nature – It’s On
NX – Funk In My Flow
Rowdy Rahz – Nev-Ah
Soul IV Real – I Want You
Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl
Timmy Gatling – Help

New CDs
Al Di Meola – Anthology
Al Di Meola – Electric Rendezvous
Aldo Nova – Twitch
Aldo Nova – Aldo Nova
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones – Left of Cool
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones – Live Art
Billy Joel – Turnstiles
Blondie – The Best of Blondie
Blondie – Blondie
Creed – Weathered
Dire Straits – On Every Street
Dire Straits – Love Over Gold
Don Henley – Building The Perfect Beast
Edwin McCain – Far From Over
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Lucky Man And Other Hits
Glenn Frey – Soul Searchin’
Glenn Frey – Strange Weather
INXS – Elegantly Wasted
John Mellencamp – John Mellencamp
John Wustman – Pavarotti At Carnegie Hall
Journey – Greatest Hits Live
Journey – Trial By Fire
Madredeus – Movimento
Mark Knopfler – The Ragpicker’s Dream
Moods For Moderns – Loud & Clear
Myra – Myra
Pat Travers Band – Live!
Pat Travers Band – Crash And Burn
Placido Domingo – Por Amor
Placido Domingo – Always In My Heart
Minor Threat – Discography
REO Speedwagon – Live: You Get What You Play For
REO Speedwagon – Nine Lives
Rod Stewart – Downtown Train
Rod Stewart – Human
Sheryl Crow – The Globe Sessions
The Steve Miller Band – Greatest Hits 1974-78
The Steve Miller Band – Wide River
Van Morrison – The Best Of
Various – Debussy for Daydreaming

First Hip Hop Show at Bread Slappers May 31st


Hey, we are excited about this one! Here is a show happening on Friday, May 31st at the space next door to us (Bread Slappers, Slippers, whatever we forget). It’s going to be the first hip hop show over there at the new space and it’s got a stacked lineup of local performers. At the top of the bill is Deezy Da Paperboy, very hard working rapper from these parts who is constantly putting out new music. Check out some of his stuff streaming on the player below. We’ve also got Cornbread – who’s been around doing his thing for a long time too – even since the early Bread Stretchers days. Then we got a few newer up and coming artists, including “DZY“. Also Otto San – who performed at Radon Lounge back in March. Then we’ve got “Bummygod” – younger artist who had performed at Black Sheep at one of our final shows there. And we’ve got Yung Pey opening things up!

This all starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our Bread Stretchers shows page for a look at what is coming up in coming months.

Tonight at Bread Slippers: Big Loser, The Telephone Junkies, Dexter


Happy Mother’s Day everyone! You know what, tonight there is a show at Bread Slippers and we are just gonna go ahead and say that moms get in for free tonight, why not. Tonight we have touring band “Big Loser” from Austin, Texas – which formerly was known as the group “Free Kittens And Bread” and had played at Black Sheep twice in the past under that name. We welcome this act under the new name under our new venue into the future. Stream some of their music below. This show did have a last minute cancellation and that was Loverboard, whoops! The Telephone Junkies are still on board and playing their first show at the new Bread Slippers! Opening things up is Dexter!

The show tonight starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this show right here. Also be sure to check out our Bread Slippers shows page on our site for a list of what else is coming up in the near future.

Pop Up Stage Saturday (Tomorrow) Morning For Fat Ass 5K Outside of Dumb Records


Wow there is so much going on here downtown we can hardly keep up! This weekend there is the Fat Ass 5k happening throughout downtown, starting tonight with live music on 7th street and then tomorrow with a big morning run. After having The Complaint Line play outside in our alley for Downtown Open Streets last weekend, we are up to keep going with outdoor performances outside of our store and have the opportunity to continue that tomorrow with the Fat Ass 5k run! So we are teaming up with Midwest Connectz for another “pop-up stage” this time will be directly in front of our store on the edge of the street tomorrow morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am! Performers lined up include Clutch, Alexa Redd, and Shon The Greatest. We’ll also be open (maybe a little bit early… let’s say 9:30 am) and will likely have coffee and donuts in our store.

More info on the Fat Ass 5K can be found here. Next weekend we’ve got Pride Fest and also the Old Capitol Art Fair to look forward downtown! Then we’ll be in Farmers Market season!

Deezy Da Paperboy + Cornbread: “Check A Bag”

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Today we are bringing you brand new Springfield music with some more local hip hop here. This one is a song featuring long time local rappers Deezy Da Paperboy and Cornbread. The song is called “Check A Bag” and comes from an upcoming mixtape being put together by the artists called Kush & Kollabs. Check out the song streaming on the player below.

Both Cornbread and Deezy Da Paperboy will be performing their own separate sets at the first hip hop show at the new Bread Stretchers which we haven’t officially announced yet on Friday, May 31st. Be on the lookout for the announcement for that soon.