Tonight at Black Sheep: Looming, Lola Tried, Spell Breaker, Telephone Junkies


It’s Memorial Day and it’s going to be a hot one!! To go along with this hot hot day, we have a hot hot show tonight. That’s right, we have Looming making a return and playing their first local show since their last LP release show for their second album Seed back in October. We are very excited to have them back! This time Looming have friends Lola Tired coming on tour from Austin, Texas. You can stream some of their music on the player below. This will all be preceded by local blues punk rock band Spell Breaker from right here in Springfield. Opening things up is the indie rock alternative talent of The Telephone Junkies also from right here in town.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $8. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this summer.

The Complaint Line: “February”


We have a lot of new Springfield music that has already came out this year so far in 2018 that we need catching up on!!! Today we are sharing with you a new three songs from Springfield’s own alternative rock band The Complaint Line. This collection of three songs is just called February as it was released in… February.

We felt the need to share these new songs with you today because The Complaint Line just so happens to be playing tonight at Bar None with Radar and Attic Salt! That show is ages 21 and up, admission is $5 and start time is 8:00 pm.

We’ll be working to get our Springfield Album Archive updated with everything that has came out so far this year very soon!

Tonight at Black Sheep: Rock The Mic Artist Showcase


Tonight happening at Black Sheep! We have a hip hop show going on tonight, we are sorry we didn’t give you all more of a heads up on this one but here we are! This is one being put on by Superior Sound Studios and Da Midwestconnectz. We only have three artists lined up on the flier tonight, but you can probably be sure to expect more. Those include “E Glizzy” from right here in Springfield, also “Pham Swampy” from right here, and “YAY”.

Doors for tonight are at 7:00 pm, however acts will start later sometime between 8:00 and 9:00 pm. Admission is $5. There’s no facebook event for tonight, sorry. Check out our shows page to see what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


It’s another week at Southtown record store Dumb Records (1107 Sought Grand Ave. East), and there continues to be a steady flow of used LPs and cassettes into the store. The store has also recently been getting the hang of selling records online too through Discogs. (Be sure to come into the store to get a better deal on those records listed). Let’s take a look at the store’s hours for the next week and then get into what’s new:

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

Used LPs
Al Pierson – Ball Room Fever
Bert Kaempfert – Gallery
The Blackbyrds – Unfinished Business
Bobby Bare – Folsom Prison Blues
Brenda Byers – Photographs
Charlie Rich – Entertainer of the Year
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers – Bustin’ Loose
Claude King – The Best of Claude King
Clifford Coulter – The Better Part of Me
Count Basie & The Mills Brothers
Donna Fargo – All About A Feeling
Eric Mercury – Love Is Taking Over
Frankie Laine – Golden Hits
Freddie Hart – Release Me
Gary Puckett and the Union Gapp – Greatest Hits
Godmother – And The Family
Guy Lombardo – Dancing Room Only
Happy Organ – Goes Country
The Harmonicats – In The Land of Hi-Fi
The Harris Family – Try A Little Kindness
Helen Reddy – Greatest Hits
Henri Mancini – Dear Heart
Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass – Volume Two
Jim Reeves – I Love You Because
Jimmy Dean – Mr. Country Music
Jimmy Swaggart – There Is A River
Jo Ann Castle – 12 Great Hits In Ragtime
Jo Ann Castle – Lawrence Welk’s Ragtime Gal!
Johnny Duncan – The Best of Johnny Duncan
Judy Garland – At Home At The Palace Opening Night
Judy Garland – Just For Openers
Kismet – Original Soundtrack Recording
Lawrence Welk – Moon River
Lena Horne – The Lady And Her Music
Lenny Dee – My Favorite Things
Les Baxter And His Orchestra – Kaleidoscope
Linda Ronstadt – What’s New
The Mom and Dads – In The Good Old Summertime
Myron Floren – The Best of the Wurstfest
Olivia Newton John – Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Ray Conniff – World of Favorites
Rodney Dangerfield – I Don’t Get No Respect
Teena Marie – Starchild
The Trapp Family Singers – The Sound of Music
The Three Suns – Twilight Time
Sparks – Angst In My Pants
Sonny James – If She Just Helps Me Get Over You
Various – To My Love
101 Strings – Strings After Dark

Used Cassettes
Beat Farmers – The Pursuit of Happiness
Bluto’s Revenge – Take The Blame
Bum Bar Bastards – Tube Bar
Busker Soundcheck – Dose
Club Zero – Therefore, All Motorcycles Are Hidden
Depeche Mode – Black Celebration
The Dickies – Second Coming
Doctor Dream Prescribes V – Turn Your Head And Cough
Dr. Know – Wreckage In Flesh
Eleven – Awake In A Dream
Gang of Four – Songs Of The Free
I.C.P. – Ringmaster
The J. Geils Band – You’re Getting’ Even While I’m Getting’ Odd
Johnny Cash – This Is Johnny Cash
King Dapper Combo – Recorded At Cavanaugh’s
Ludichrist – Powertrip
The Motels – Little Robbers
Nine Inch Nails – Broken
Oingo Boingo – Boingo Alive
Plan B – The Greenhouse Effect
Poi Dog Pondering – Volo Volo
Pulp Fiction – Music From The Motion Picture
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Reacharound – Who’s Tommy Cooper?
Rich Mullins – Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth
SNFU – Something Green And Leafy This Way Comes
Soundgarden – Loud Love
Stone Deep – Stone Deep
T.S.O.L. – Dance With Me
The Toasters – Thrill Me Up
The Toasters – New York Fever
Various – Folkways: A Vision Shared
Various – Stage Diving To The Oldies
Various – Twisted Willie
Various – 80’s Rockers
Wire – A Bell Is A Cup Until It iS Struck
The Wonder Stuff – The Eight Legged Groove Machine

Tonight at Black Sheep: The Zoo (Comedy Group), Alec James, Whitney Devine, Dexter Anodyne, AWHN


Tonight inside our space! This is going to be an interesting night because we have a Central Illinois-based comedy/improv group called “The Zoo” coming to perform inside Black Sheep. We are not exactly sure what to expect, so we are all in for a wild ride together! In addition to The Zoo we have a normal number of performing acts as well. This includes local singer/songwriter from the heart Alec James. Also local solo performer Whitney Devine. Then a new solo act from Pawnee Illinois who has not yet played at Black Sheep – Dexter Anodyne. Opening things up we have a performance by none other than local hip hop project Animals With Human Names! Stream the newest tape release by A.W.H.N. on the player below.

Things kick off tonight at 7:00 pm. Admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a list of upcoming shows at Black Sheep this summer.


DUMB FEST 6 Final Poster + Lineup + Tickets


It’s officially summer, trucks are running into buildings next door to us, and Dumb Fest #6 is coming up even faster- now just 22 days away! Today we are presenting to you a finalized poster, and lineup, as well as a link to pre-order tickets. Check out that poster art above, done by Brian Galecki. There will be printed versions, possibly to those who pre-order tickets, possibly screen prints?

Check out a list of the finalized lineup with links to hear all of the bands right here on our Dumb Fest 6 page. There are once again 50 bands playing this year, this time coming from 16 different states.

You can find tickets to pre-order online right here. They will also be available at Dumb Records during store hours (noon – 8pm every day) hopefully starting tomorrow if everything goes as planned.

Find a facebook event for Dumb Fest 6 right here. We will also be holding a meeting at 8:00 pm tonight inside Dumb Records for anyone interested in helping out more with the festival. These are exciting times!

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


It’s another week at Dumb Records, so we have more piles of used records and cassettes coming in the store (1107 South Grand Ave. East). Exciting things are happening at the store as we are gearing up for more re-modeling and we are also diving into the world of online sales through Discogs. Did you know that Dumb Records has the second most expensive album in the world listed for sale right now? The price listed matches the U.S. National Debt. Who knew! Follow this crazy endeavor and others like it on the Dumb Records twitter page. Let’s take a look at the store’s hours for the week and then get into new arrivals:

Wednesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday: noon – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: noon – 8:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm

Used LPs
Al Hirt – In Love With You
Anka – Times Of Your Life
Arthur Fiedler / Boston Pops – America: A Bicentennial Salute
Bat McGrath – From The Blue Eagle
The Beatles – Meet The Beatles
The Beatles – Beatles ‘65
Boots Randolph – Sunday Sax
Burt Bacharach – Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
Charles Gross – Great American Songs
Chubby Checker – Your Twist Party
Connie Smith – I Never Once Stopped Loving You
Crystal Gayle – Classic Crystal Gayle
Crystal Gayle – Greatest Hits
David Rose – The Stripper
Don Williams – I Believe In You
Dora Hall – Country Western
The Dukes of Dixieland – Now Here This…
Eddy Arnold – The Easy Way
Edith Piaf – The Great Edith Piaf
Elvis Presley – You’ll Never Walk Alone
Faron Young – It’s Four In The Morning
Felix Slatkin – Paradise Found
The Four Freshmen – The Four Freshmen and Five Guitars
The Four Roses – Join The Four Roses Song Fest
Frankie Carle – 30 Hits of the Tuneful ‘20s
Freddy Martin – Seems Like Old Times
George Shearing – I Hear Music
Henry Mancini – Artie Kane Plays Organ
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – The Brass Are Comin’
Horst Jankowski – The Genius of Jankowski!
Hugo Montenegro – Colours of Love
Illinois Country Opry – Ninth Anniversary Album
Ink Spots And Mills Brothers – Moonlight Memories
The Ink Spots – Ping Pong Percussion
Jack Jones – Our Song
Jean Redpath – Love Is Teasin’
Jimmy Swaggart – You Don’t Need To Understand
John Davidson – My Best To You
Johnny Rivers – A Touch of Gold
Les & Larry Elgart – Command Performance!
Liberace – Liberace Tonight!
Lita Ford – Lita
Matt Monro – The Best of Matt Monro
The Mills Brothers – The Mills Brothers Sing Vol. II
Peter Nero – Plays Born Free and Others
Red Steagall – Somewhere My Love
Roy Drusky – Peaceful Easy Feeling
Roy Drusky – Roy Drusky
Roy Drusky – Now Is A Lonely Time
Semper Fidelis – The Marches of John Philip Sousa
Shay Torrent – Sound Spectrum
Sonny James – Only The Lonely
Ted Weems – The Exciting Sounds of Bobby Freedmen
The Three Suns – The Best of the Three Suns
Various – Audition Autumn 1967
Various – The Ballet Album
Various – Easy Jazz
Various – Disco Party
Various – More World War II Songs
Various – Paint Your Wagon: Music From The Soundtrack
Various – Saturday Night at Mickie Finn’s
Webley Edwards – Romantic Instrumentals of The Islands

Used Cassettes
Adam Ant – Manners & Physique
Beatnik Termites – Beatnik Termites
Biohazard – Urban Discipline
Body Count – Born Dead
Bongwater – The Power of Pussy
Buddy Holly – Everyday is A Holly Day
Butthole Sufers – Independent Worm Saloon
Choice – The Big Payback
Citizen King – Citizen King
Crazy 8’s – Nervous In Suburbia
Die Kreuzen – Gone Away E.P.
Dink – Dink
D.O.A. – The Third And Final Report
Evan Johns & His H-Bombs – Bombs Away
A Flock of Seaguls – Listen
Fred Schneider – Just Fred
The Godfathers – Birth, School, Work, Death
Greg Ginn – Getting Even
Gumball – Super Tasty
Flat Duo Jets – Go Go Harlem Baby
Helmet – Helmet
INXS – The Swing
Jawbox – Novelty
Jill Sobule – Jill Sobule
King Dapper Combo – The Other Half “A” Party
Lunachicks – Jerk of All Trades
Membranes – Kiss Ass… Godhead
Minor Threat – Minor Threat
The Police – Every Breath You Take: The Singles
Royal Crescent Mob – Spin The World
Sha Na Na – 20 Greatest Hits
Splinter – Splinter
Soul Asylum – Grave Dancers Union
Various – Party Time 50’s
The Vibrators – The Power of Money
Violent Femmes – 3
X-Ray Spex – Germfree Adolescents
Youth of Today – Break Down The Walls
60 Ft Dolls – The Big 3

New Cassettes
The Dixie Narcus – Neurotic Satanic