Tonight at Dumb Records: Mended, Final Order, Bull Cult, Col2apse, Oh Gosh


Happy Sunday everyone, we did not have shows this past Friday or Saturday night but HERE is what is going on TONIGHT. Some type of really fast hardcore band from Madison, Wisconsin called “Mended” at the top of the bill. Stream their music on the player below. Also on this show we’ve got Final Order. Good, fast, local hardcore, you know the drill.  Then what’s this, we have a new hardcore band from Central Illinois called Bull Cult? Is this the band that we are thinking it is? Featuring members of Ghost Key and Black Teeth from long long ago? Or we might be crazy. Another power electronics / noise act called “Col2apse” on the bill. Is that just pronounced “Collapse”? Opening things up is a brand new new Springfield band playing their first show we know nothing about called “Oh Gosh.”

That show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page where we keep and active list for everything we’ve got coming up.

Tonight at Dumb Records: Night Witch, Black Box, Foam Fangers, Sorry Charlie


Surprise! There is a wild and crazy punk show going on tonight at The Dumb Barn™ presented by Bob Evan’s. It’s a Thursday night! For this one we have the band Night Witch coming all the way from Tallahassee, Florida. Night Witch features a guy who presses small runs of records and *little fun fact* pressed the Eggman limited flex. He also played at Dumb Records like five years ago and at Black Sheep in another band like 10 years ago. His name is Tyler by the way. Stream some of Night Witch’s music on the player below. Speaking of Eggman, a newer Springfield band features members of Eggman called “Black Box” is playing. Who else is playing? Foam Fangers. Who is opening this show? Wait – there has been a slight lineup change to the show since it was first announced. Now instead of GRINN it’s Sorry Charlie! Sorry!

This show starts at 7:00 and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this show right here. Also of course check out our shows page for a look at what else we’ve got coming up this fall.

November 9th at The Radon Lounge: Treadles, Moss Jaw, Kate The Band, Vincent Sebastian


The Radon Lounge have announced their next show *other than an open mic going on October 25th.* That is on Saturday, November 9th – yes, the same night we have this hip hop show going on, also same day as the grand opening of Good Heart Tattoos. This show at The Radon Lounge features a touring act called “Treadles” from New Orleans, Louisiana. Stream some of their music on the player below. Also on tour is a band called Moss Jaw from the complete opposite end of the country (kinda) – Kalamazoo, Michigan. Are these two bands touring together? We are not so sure! But we do know that there are a solid couple of opening acts including the return of Kate The Band, and also the solo pop artist / maybe full band version of Vincent Sebastian.

This show starts over at The Radon Lounge at 7:00 pm and admission is $5, plus you get free coffee and pinball??? What a deal. To find out more about The Radon Lounge and maybe inquire about their address, check out their website. Also maybe check out our Springfield shows page for a small list of shows happening in town outside of our own space.

Local Drags: “Girls In Denim Jackets” (Music Video)

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Hit local pop group Local Drags have made it big onto Punk News Dot Org with their new music video for the song “Girls In Denim Jackets.” Local Drags put out an album Shit’s Lookin’ Up! early this year which we do have available on vinyl in our store, but this song is NOT off of that record, instead it is from an earlier release and that is The Boys Are Still In Town 7″ that was recently put out by Stardumb Records. Check out the video on the player below.

Also check out a list of music videos from local bands over the years on our vids/pics page. We don’t know of any shows Local Drags currently has lined up at our space or in the area at the moment, sorry.

The State Journal-Register “WQNA DJs Raising Money To Keep Programs Available”


Right at the top of the City & State section of this morning’s State Journal-Register was a big article about WQNA DJ’s getting together to raise money to continue programming as Springfield Community Broadcasters. Lovely! We are mentioned (Dumb Records) as a drop off for donations for the station, and also our radio program (The Dumb Records Radio Show) which plays local music and bands coming to town every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on 88.3 WQNA fm. The paper interviewed Michael Goza who hosts “Blues Power” on Mondays on WQNA from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Here’s a bit from the article:

“We spent the last 20 years building up a pretty good rapport with the community,” Goza — who calls himself Michael G on the radio — said of WQNA. “It’s built a big following in the area. … We don’t want to see what we have started fade away.”

He said the importance of the station to the community was emphasized when equipment problems caused the station to go off the air for three weeks last winter. That generated, he said, “a lot of calls” from people wondering if the station would return.

The GoFundMe page says that money being raised would cover “licensing costs, equipment, and other necessary expenses toward establishing a functional community radio non-profit organization in Springfield. You can help us save community radio!”

Check out the full article online right here, or hurry up and grab yourself a physical copy of today’s paper somewhere! Quick!

And of course, you can head over to the GoFundMe page set up online right here to donate to the cause (which including cash and check donations is over $3,000 raised of a $35,000 goal). There will be more info regarding benefit events set up at various bars and venues around town including own in the near future. Dumb Records (418 E Monroe) is also a drop off for check and cash donations of any amount. Checks can be made to the Illinois Central Blues Club with “S.C.B.” (Springfield Community Broadcasters) written in the description. Also be sure to follow WQNA Community Radio on facebook right here.

If you play or have played in a local band or are a musician with any sort of recordings, chances are we have played you on the radio airwaves here in Springfield over the last nearly seven years we have been hosting our local show. Please donate so we are able continue playing local music that otherwise wouldn’t get played on the airwaves!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


It’s another week at our downtown record store Dumb Records (418 E Monroe Street). We are open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm every single dingle dong day, and we just love it. This week like previous weeks we are dumping out piles of used LPs, 12″ singles, and new CDs onto the shelves and maybe some other stuff. Here is some of what is new for this week. And also here is a schedule of the coming week of our hours and what nights there are shows we guess:

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

Used LPs
ABC – The Lixicon Of Love
Air Supply – Greatest Hits
Allan Sherman – My Son The Folk Singer
Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant
B.B. King – B.B. King Live At The Regal
Bert Kaempfert – Greatest Hits
B.T.O. – Street Action
Billy Joel – The Stranger
Bob Marley – Greatest Hits
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus
Bruce Willis – The Return Of Bruno
Daryl Hall + John Oats – H2O
Davey Johnstone – Smiling Face
The Dramatics – Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
Eric Gale – Multiplication
Faces – A Nod’s As Good As A Wink
Gino Vannelli – Black Cars
Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy
Groucho Marx – An Evening With Groucho
Henry Mancini – The Music From Peter Gunn
Howlin’ Wolf – Message To The Young
The Ink Spots – The Ink Spots
The Mamas & The Papas – People Like Us
The Marcels – The Best of The Marcels
Merle Travis – The Best of Merle Travis
Miami Sound Machine – Primitive Love
Oak Ridge Boys – Y’all Come Back Soon
Oliver Lake & Jump Up – Plug It
Patti Smith Group – Easter
Rabbitt – Boys With Be Boys
RATT – Invasion Of Your Privacy
Ringo Starr – Blast From Your Past
Robert Palmer – Some People Can Do What They Like
Rory Gallagher – Blueprint
Roy Clark – Yesterday, When I Was Young
Sammy Hagar – Three Lock Box
The Searchers – Meet The Searchers
Sylvester – Sylvester And The Hot Band
Ted Nugent – Ted Nugent
Van Morrison – His Band And The Street Choir
Vanity – Under The Influence
Various – 24 Karat Gold From The Sound Stage
Various – The Guitars That Destroyed The World
Various – Nashville City Limits
Victor Borge – Comedy In Music
West Coast Crew – Jail Bait
Wet Willie – Manorisms
The 4 Seasons – Rag Doll
The 4 Seasons – 2nd Vault Of Golden Hits

12” Singles
Big Mike – Better Now / 1000 Guns
Bump J – Pushaman / Move Around
Ghostface Killah – Love Session / Singy
Kane & Abel – Am I My Brothers Keeper
Luniz Featuring Redman – Hypnotized / Phillies
MC Chi – Guy – Bottomgottom
ODB – ODB, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Paperview – Krunkin’  Catch U In Da Hood
Spade R.I.P.P.E.R. – Always
SupaQuad – Show Me The Money

New CDs
Al Stewart – Songs From The Radio
Carly Simon – Another Passenger
Carly Simon – Letters Never Sent
Carole King – Love Makes The World
Carole King – Wrap Around Joy
Cat Stevens – Buddha And The Chocolate Box
Cat Stevens – Greatest Hits
Cher – Living Proof
Crouch End Festival Chorus – Songs From Liquid Days
David Bowie – Low
David Bowie – Outside
Dick Heckstall-Smith And Friends – Blues And Beyond
Elliott Smith – XO
Elliott Smith – Roman Candle
Enrique Iglesias – Baliamos: Greatest Hits
Enrique Iglesias – Escape
Helen Reddy – I Am Woman
Jethro Tull – Catfish Rising
Jethro Tull – Broadsword And The Beast
John Lee Hooker – Mr. Lucky
Johnny Mathis – This Heart Of Mine
Johnny Mathis – The Best Days Of My Life
Joni Mitchell – Taming The Tiger
Judy Collins – Hard Times For Lovers
Julio Iglesias – My Life: The Greatest Hits
Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Ledbetter Heights
Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel
Linda Ronstadt – Hasted Down The Wind
Liza Minnelli – Gently
Marcus Roberts – The Joy Of Joplin
Memphis Slim – The Real Folk Blues
Muddy Waters – Live! I’m Ready
Nanci Griffith – Complete MCA Studio Recordings
Rod Piazza & The Midnight Flyers – Beyond The Source
Saliva – Every Six Seconds
Saffire – Ain’t Gonna Hush!
Simon Says – Shut Your Breath
Sleater-Kinny – One Beat
Simon Says – Jump Start
Son Seals – Bad Axe
Sonny Boy Williamson – The Essential
Soulive – Turn It Out
Stir – Stir
The Sundays – Blind
Taj Mahal – Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal – The Best of the Private Years
They Might Be Giants – Flood
Walter Trout And The Radicals – Live Trout
Walter Trout And The Radicals – Go The Distance
Yanni – Forbidden Dreams
Yanni – Snowfall

Full Black Friday Record Store Day (November 29th) Released Online


The time is upon us yet again for another big Record Store Day event – the second biggest day of the year for us usually, Black Friday Record Store Day. This year Black Friday is happening on Friday, November 29th (the day after Thanksgiving). This will be our first Black Friday at our downtown location, and also our first holiday season go-around downtown so we are excited for what that and holiday walks might bring as far as traffic to our store goes! Here’s an FAQ section Record Store Day put together about Black Friday Record Store Day for those of you wanting to know more.

Today we are giving you a heads up on the full Black Friday Record Store Day list of releases that were released online very recently by Record Store Day. Check out that full list online right here.

This list is not everything we expect to be getting in our store, and we were not able to order everything on the list. We also can not do special orders off of this list. We will likely be releasing our (limited) list of titles that we ordered later on, and will also likely announce some sort of store-wide sale not just on Black Friday titles. We have three record stores in downtown Springfield now (here we all are pictured together). Usually Recycled Records participates in ordering exclusive titles as well.