Surprise! It’s Sunday afternoon and here we are with another ten bands being announced for Dumb Fest 6, just a few days after our second announcement. We are coming up on a month away from the fest, happening on June 8th, 9th, and 10th here in Springfield so we have to get a move on! Here are those next ten bands announced:

KNOWSO (Cleveland, OH)
PRYSS (Springfield)
LIVIN’ THING (Springfield)
BOTTOM BRACKET (Springfield)
ACCELA (Chicago, IL)
BITE (Bloomington, IL)
GNARB (Birmingham, AL)

Once again, you can check out the Dumb Fest 6 facebook event page to see a breakdown on which of those bands are playing which days. We’ll also have a Dumb Fest 6 page set up on our page at some point tomorrow. In the meantime, checkout some new Pineapple RNR music streaming on the player below.

New Arrivals This Weekend At Dumb Records


What’s up! After a very successful Record Store Day last weekend at Dumb Records the store is really moving and is ready to go through the mountain of stock in the basement at lightning speeds. This means records are flying onto the shelves, and you better not snooze on any of these gems! The store is also looking great after our recent remodel. Let’s take a look at the store’s hours and then get into what’s new this weekend:

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

Used LPs
The Academy Award Orchestra – Gold Award Hits ‘67’
Al Caiola – The Best of Al Caiola Volume 2
Al Martino – I Love You Because
Alfred Drake – Kismet
Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops – A Pops Serenade
Arthur Fiedler/Boston Pops – Tales From Vienna
Bert Kaempfert – Hold Me
Bobby Bond – Sings The Roger Miller Songbook
Bruno Walter – An Evening With Bruno Walter
Don Ho – Live At The Polynesian Palace
Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians – In Concert
The Grace Notes – “In The Garden” And Other Favorites
Guys & Dolls – A Musical Fable Of Broadway
Harry Belafonte – Mark Twain And Other Favorites
Harry Chapin – Sniper And Other Love Songs
Henri Mancini – The Concert Sound of Henry Mancini
Herschel Bernardi – Show Stopper
John Levy – Eleven Centuries of Chinese Classical Music
Lawrence Welk – Calcutta!
Lawrence Welk – Jean
Lenny Dee – Dee-Day!
Live For Life – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Living Voices – Angel Of The Morning
The Melachrino Strings & Orchestra – Music For Relaxation
The National Raga Company of India – Classical Rafas of India
Neil Young – Decade
Mike Oldfield/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – The Orchestral Tubular Bells
Peter Nero – The World Of Peter Nero
Public Image Ltd. – The Flowers of Romance
R.E.M. – Reckoning
Robert Preston – Ben Franklin In Paris
Ronnie Milsap – Plain And Simple
Roxy Music – The Atlantic Years
Rudolf Serkin – Beethoven
Song of Norway – Original Soundtrack
Sugar – Original Broadway Cast Album
Tommy Steele – Half A Sixpence
Twin Pianos & Organ – All Time Favorite Love Songs
Various – Something Special
Various – Stereo Sampler Vol. 1
X – Ain’t Love Grand
Yes – Yessongs
101 Strings – More Million Seller Hits Of Today

Used CDs
A – Hi-Fi Serious
A – Monkey Kong
Andy Dick – & The Bitches Of The Century
The Blue Meanies – Full Throttle
The Brian Setzer Orchestra – The Dirty Boogie
Butthole Surfers – Electriclarryland
Cupid’s Revenge – The World’s Most Romantic Punk Songs
The Damned – Grave Disorder
D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – And In This Corner…
The Dickies – All This And Puppet Stew
The Dickies – Idjit Savant
Duran Duran – Astronaut
Duran Duran – Duran Duran
Eminem – The Slim Shady LP
Fat Wreck Chords – Survival Of The Fattest
Fear – American Beer
Fred Schneider – Just Fred
Go Betty Go – Nothing Is More
Go Go’s – God Bless
Guttermouth – Covered With Ants
Guttermouth – Gusto
Hagfish – Hagfish
House of Large Sizes – Glass Cockpit
Irresistible Bliss – Soul Coughing
John Lydon – Psycho’s Path
King Missile – King Missile
Kool Moe Dee – How Ya Like Me Now
Lawnmower Deth – Return Of The Fabulous Metal Bozo Clowns
Let’s Go Bowling – Music To Bowl By
LL Cool J – Bad
LL Cool J – Phenomenon
Los Straitjackets – Viva! Los Straitjackets
Love Jones – Here’s To The Losers
The Loved Ones – The Price For Love
Mad Daddys – Fifty Dollar Baby
Man Dingo – Ifive
Materialissue – Telecommando Americano
The Meatmen – Stud Powercock
The Meatmen – War Of The Superbikes II
The Meatmen – Pope On A Rope
The Meatment – Evil In A League With Satan CD-Rom
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Ska-Core The Devil And More
Millions of Dead Cops – MDC
Ministry – In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up
Minutemen – Post-Mersh, Vol. 3
Misfits – Plan 9
The Mono Men – Stop Draggin’ Me Down
Morphine – Like Swimming
Morrissey – Kill Uncle
Muchacha – Muchacha
MU330 – Crab Ragoon
Nashville Pussy – Let Them Eat Pussy
Necros – Touchy Feely Bitchin Pop A Wheelie!
Nerf Herder – How To Meet Girls
The New Bomb Turks – Information Highway Revisited
Pansy Division – Pile Up
Pansy Division – Wish I’d Taken Pictures
Pat Boone In A Metal Mood – No More Mr. Nice Guy
Pixies – Come On Pilgrim
Pixies – Velouria Live
The Police – Every Breath You Take
Ramones – Brain Drain
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
The Reputation – To Force A Fate
Riverdales – Riverdales
Run DMC – Tougher Than Leather
Run DMC – Crown Royal
Sarge – Charcoal
Sarge – The Glass Intact
Skatenigs – What A Mangled Web We Leave
The Smiths – Louder Than Bombs
Soul Coughing – Soul Coughing
Soul Coughing – Ruby Room
Splitsville – Ultrasound
Stray Cats – Runaway Boys
Stray Cats – Original Cool
Stray Cats – Tear It Up
Supersuckers – The Evil Powers of Rock N’ Roll
Tenderloin – Let It Leak
They Might Be Giants – No!
Thick Records – Love & Rebellion
Too Much Joy – …Finally
The Toy Dolls – Twenty Two Tunes Live From Tokyo
Tsunami Bomb – The Ultimate Escape
The Vandals – Fear Of A Punk Planet
The Vandals – Internet Dating Super Studs
The Vandals – The Quickening
The Vandals – Live Fast Diarrea
The Vandals – Peace Thru Vandalism
Various – The 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past
Various – Go Ahead Punk… Make My Day
Various – Faster & Louder Hardcore Punk, Vol. 1
Various – Show & Tell: A Stormy Rememberance of TV Theme Songs
Various – Fat Music Vol. IV: Life In The Fat Lane
Various – Sedated In The Eighties No. 3
Various – Hopelessly Devoted To You Vol. II
Voodoo Glow Skulls – Who Is, This Is?
Various – Gabba Gabba Hey
The Wipeouters – P’Twaaang!!!
X – Los Angeles / Wild Gift

Tonight at Bar None: NIL8, The Timmys, Fragile Porcelain Mice (Benefit For Gary “Walnuts” Swaggerty)


This one is not happening at Black Sheep nor is it all ages, but we feel it is pretty important to mention this benefit show going on at Bar None tonight! It is a benefit for former NIL8 drummer Gary “Walnuts” Swaggerty – not to be confused with his son Gary Swaggerty III or his grandson Conor “Gary” Swaggerty IV. All of the Swaggerties have done a lot throughout the years to help out our cause! Gary “Walnuts” made recent donations of his personal CD and cassette collection to Dumb Records that he collected over the years from touring in NIL8. The show tonight at Bar None is a benefit to go towards Gary’s recent medical bills from battling (and beating) cancer.

We are thinking there is a good chance this one will be a sold out show over at Bar None, but tonight’s lineup includes Springfield punk legends NIL8, also The Timmys, and also Fragile Porcelain Mice. Stream Fragile Porcelain Mice (from St. Louis) on the player below. The show is ages 21+, and starts at 8:00 pm (will likely go much later than the Black Sheep show, so you have time to make it to both)! Check out a facebook event for the show right here.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Pryss, No Cash Value, Die Young, The Dry Look, Graveswitcher


We have a big one lined up at Black Sheep for all of you hardcore rock n’ roll fanatics. It’s the only show we’ve got going on this weekend too so better come out and make it special. For this show we have Pryss. For this show we also have… No Cash Value™ from Jacksonville, Illinois the future of punk in Central Illinois itself. There is a touring band. It looks like they are going right smack dab in the middle of the lineup and that is Die Young from Texas. This also is going to be the return of The Dry Look from Champaign / Urbana Illinois since their last time hear at Dumb Fest 5 last summer. Opening things up looks like is the second show of new Springfield hardcore band Graveswitcher. Check out that new Graveswitcher on the player below if you haven’t already.

All of that starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event right here. Also peek our upcoming shows page for a look at what else is coming up.

Dumb Records on News Channel 20 (Record Store Day)


As you know, last weekend was Record Store Day at Dumb Records (and also Recycled Records, the Elf Shelf, and millions of billions of other record stores around the globe). We got an unexpected visit from News Channel 20 in the store that day! The local news station interviewed corporate manager Brian Galecki (after he was finished playing with his giant orange ball head outside) about the importance of this special day. The segment aired all across the city of Springfield on the 10:00 news that magical night. Check that out right here online.

From the News Channel 20 website:

Dumb Records Owner, Brian Galecki, said records aren’t just about music but are a piece of art.

“It is about the music of course, a lot of people that have record players picking up albums,” said Galecki. “But it’s also a huge collectors aspect to it also, it also is a great way of highlight album art.

He says people of all ages came out to enjoy these classic vinyls.

Tonight at WUIS: “Embrace Your Voice” Reception and Open Mic


There are no shows going on at Black Sheep tonight – howEVER there is an event going on on the University of Illinois campus in the WUIS building that we are once again teaming up with The Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault and WUIS for. It’s being called “Embrace Your Voice” – A communal expression of support for survivors of sexual assault. Tonight from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the WUIS building a reception and open mic will be held. From the event description:

NPR Illinois will host a letter-writing station throughout the month of April, which will lead to this reception. The public is asked to contribute “survivor love letters” – anonymously written and addressed in support of those who have survived sexual assault. This will result in a community art exhibition of the letters at the gallery in the NPR Illinois station.

Open mic will begin at 5:30 PM. Those who wish to read will be signed up on a first come basis. Email rotwe2@uis.edu for more information.

Find a facebook event for Embrace Your Voice right here. The event is free and of course all ages.



Here we are late on this Thursday night with another ten bands to announce for Dumb Fest 6 happening on June 8th, 9th, and 10th at various different locations here in Springfield. We are very very sorry for the delay on bands and locations being announced this year. We hope you’ll forgive us and that there is still time to request off work and plan for the fest. Here are ten more bands playing the fest:

CHERRY DEATH (Oklahoma City, OK)
IRON CAGES (Washington D.C.)
PLEATHER (Hattiesburg, MS)
JOCKO (Omaha, NE)
NATURAL MAN (Kansas City, MO)
LIVID (Minneapolis, MN)
BURDENED (Chicago, IL)

In addition to those bands tonight we are also confirming all of the venues for the festival. Those include usual spots The Black Sheep, Skank Skates International, plus the return of Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s, Glue Surfer’s Tunnel, and a couple of locations new to Dumb Fest including the Illinois Old State Capitol Lawn, and Ms. D’s Kitchen.

For a list of bands announced so far and when each of those bands are playing, check out the Dumb Fest 6 facebook event description for now. We are working on getting a new page set up on our site! Enjoy some music from Cherry Death on the player below:

April 28th (Saturday) at Black Sheep: Pryss, No Cash Value, Die Young, The Dry Look, Graveswitcher


We have one huge whopper of a punk / hardcore show happening at Black Sheep this Saturday, April 28th and that’s going to be IT for this weekend for us. Better be there! For this show we have Pryss. For this show we also have… No Cash Value™ from Jacksonville, Illinois the future of punk in Central Illinois itself. There is a touring band. It looks like they are going right smack dab in the middle of the lineup and that is Die Young from Texas. Stream some of their music on the player below to find out what they are all about. This also is going to be the return of The Dry Look from Champaign / Urbana Illinois since their last time hear at Dumb Fest 5 last summer. Opening things up looks like is the second show of new Springfield hardcore band Graveswitcher.

All of that starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event right here. Also peek our upcoming shows page for a look at what else is coming up.


Tonight at Black Sheep: Preening, Livin’ Thing, The Heptanes


Tonight at Black Sheep! We have a three band weirdo punk show going on, and hopefully it will be the weirdest of weird. We have the interesting jazz-punk fusion group “Preening” coming all the way from Oakland California featuring members of familiar groups to our stage The Blues and Violence Creeps. Check out their newest music streaming on the player below. Also lined up is Springfield local rock group Livin’ Thing, who will be performing tonight as an eight-piece band. Opening things up is a rare performance by the experimental diary-reading project of Scott Faingold and Jason Perry called “The Heptanes.”

The show tonight starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5-7 sliding scale. Check out a facebook event right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up this spring / summer.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Nectar, Spell Breaker, Mike Butler


There is a show happening at Black Sheep tonight that we haven’t officially announced on this site yet! We are sorry! Thank you all who came out to Dumb Records at any point yesterday in support of Record Store Day- it was the store’s biggest day yet! Tonight we have a just short and sweet three-act show. The flier isn’t completely right either – Dee Dee Catpiss band will not be playing tonight. Instead we do have the return of Nectar from Champaign who just had a new album come out on Infinity Cat Records and was recorded last year right here in Springfield at Capital City Recording. Stream that new album on the player below. In addition to Nectar we have Springfield rockers Spell Breaker. Opening things up and the latest addition to the show is birthday boy Mike Butler. That’s right, it really is his birthday.

This show starts tonight at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a list of what else is coming up at Black Sheep this spring.