March 2019 Issue of Activator Available At Dumb Records


The newest issue of Activator Magazine for March 2019 is out and now available for free at Dumb Records (and has been for nearly a week now, wow!) As you can see, the issue features American Springfield punk rock band Foam Fangers pictured on the cover. You aren’t the boss of them! This issue features album reviews and show calendars as usual, and also poetry. We have a nice update and write-up on things have been going over at the new Dumb Records here downtown, also an informative piece on the state of WQNA by Ken No. There’s a concert review for “Grouper” by David Gracon, an interview with downtown brewery Buzz Bomb and “Buzz Fest” they have coming up, and an interview with Lucky Patterson of The Wolf Crick Boys, and also local rapper “Deezy Da Paperboy”, and other local rapper “City” (Kool Krew). And more! It’s jam packed!

Also Activator added another level to their Patreon page which you can become a monthly donor for – for a $9 level you can receive a special monthly 16-page photo zine that the magazine is going to be putting out every month!? Wow!

We’ve also got plenty of back issues from the past few months of Activator available inside of our store right now as well!

Snoop Dogg + More Announced For Illinois State Fair 2019 Grandstand Acts


It looks like most of the acts have been announced for the 2019 Illinois State Fair Grandstand lineup right here in Springfield in August (can you believe it’s almost August already)?? One big and notable act is popular rapper and actor Snoop Dogg (pictured above), performing in Springfield for the first time(?). That’s happening Friday, August 16th and tickets are going for as low as $25 for the back back row. Other acts include the country music duo “Dan + Shay”, and then also on the country end of the music spectrum is “Old Dominion“. Then you’ve got the return of vocal group Pentatonix, and also some sort of Neil Diamond cover group called “The Traveling Salvation Show” (why couldn’t we get the real Neil Diamond)? Then the one other one is some pop group of boys called “Why Don’t We“, very interesting.

The schedule and ticket pre-sales for all of those acts can be found on the State Fair grandstand website right here. Have a great summer!