Today on The Dumb Records Radio Show: Bryan Tippy (Legacy of Giving Music Festival)


It’s been a minute since we’ve had a proper guest on our weekly radio show (did you know we still have a radio show) – The Dumb Records Radio Show on every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on 88.3 WQNA. This week we are pleased to announce our special guest is Bryan Tippy – coordinator behind the Legacy Of Giving Music Festival which is happening next weekend on June 7th and 8th. There is a lot going on around the festival including many bands and event an art show after show in our new show space! We will be talking about all of that with Bryan, playing plenty of The Skatalites, and also bands that will be playing L.O.G. Fest next weekend. Plus you can expect plenty of more local music and bands coming to town.

The Dumb Records Radio Show airs today and every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00pm on 88.3 WQNA FM. You can listen live then or at the same time at

Tonight at Bread Jammers: Deezy Da Paperboy, Cornbread, Otto San, DZY, Bummy God, Yung Pey


What a great weekend this is turning out to be! The official Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series had their kickoff last night which seemed like it was a great success, and we also have a pretty packed show next door to us. Tonight is the first ever hip hop show at the new “Bread Jammers” right next door to Dumb Records. Tonight 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 Just Breads: Carly Beth, No Cash Value, Blushe, Dexter, Jessica Knight


Come onnnnn down to Just Breads™ tonight (right next to us) because we’ve got a good one cookin’ up. Apparently this is the last ever ever show for Jacksonville’s last chosen Black Sheep era punks to lead us all into the future – No Cash Value. The out of town act on this bill is a new group from Champaign/Urbana called “Carly Beth” which features members of Nectar, La Louve, and other C-U area bands. Also on this show is new-ish Springfield group Blushe. Opening things up looks like we have solo performances by both Jessica Knight and Dexter Anodyne.

All of this 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 Just Breads Stretchers shows page for a nice look at what is coming up there.

Tonight at Bread Sheep: Stick People, Hollywood Horses, Master Bastard, The Little Death


Well this one sure snuck up on us! Believe it or not, we actually have a show going on at Bread Stretchers tonight! We welcome the return of Stick People from Taylorville, (who did play there last on Record Store Day last month)! Tonight Stick People are bringing in a big touring act and that is Hollywood Horses from Birmingham, Alabama! Stream one of their songs on the player below. We also have a couple more local acts taking the Bread Stretcher stage for the first time. This includes hard rock grunge group Master Bastard. And opening things up is the alternative / indie-rock group The Little Death.

That’s the show! This 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 for a look at what else we’ve got coming up these next few months.

Tours: Kate Laine + Jordan Collins


Wow, it’s been a minute since we’ve gotten to tell you all about any local bands or musicians from here in Springfield that are getting out into the world and touring! Summer is coming up so it makes sense that there are going to be some lined up here soon. Here’s an exciting one – local musician Kate Laine is getting out there on a first time later on in June! It looks like a week long run that is actually ending right here at Bread Stretchers! Kate will be touring with another solo musician Jordan Collins all the way from Spokane, Washington! Go ahead and stream some of Jordan’s music on the player below. Also check out the tour dates below:

6/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Foam (w Sister Wizard, display-only)
6/13 – Bowling Green, KY @ Tidballs (w Sis)
6/14 – Lexington, KY @ house show (w Sunmates)
6/15 – Columbus, OH @ Your First Rodeo (w Riley Dean, Trying)
6/17 – Ann Arbor, MI @ TBA (w Parkway & Columbia)
6/18 – Bloomington, IN @ The Root Cellar Lounge (w Push Pop)
6/19 – Springfield, IL @ Bread Stretchers (w Layers, Flunkie)

Kate was also announced as one of the artists performing as part of the Levitt AMP Sprignfield Music Series downtown along with Liz Cooper for Thursday, July 18th. We’ll have more of an official announcement up for the June 19th show at Bread Stretchers likely tomorrow.

MLR: “Faces”


Here we are with some brand new local music to get you through the week. Springfield recording project “MLR” has recently released a brand new track called “Faces” which you can find streaming below. You can head over to the MLR bandcamp page to download the mp3 at your own price and find more music released over the years.

MLR is the project of Mark Lee Reynolds, also of various other groups and projects of the past such as Night/Hex and others.

Tonight at BXS (Bread Slammers): Heavens Die, Shame Spiral, Thirty Nights of Violence, Capitol Offense, Final Order, Brute Force

56938227_2424505720934114_8025882025984524288_nWe have one whopper of a show going on tonight – and “BXS” stands for “Bread X Slammers” by the way, DON’T you EVER go showing up to the old Black Sheep. (And don’t ask us what’s going on with the building either, we don’t know). Tonight we have six bands on one show- three of them being a part of some big touring package. That includes “Heaven’s Die” at the top of the list, an incredibly crushing group from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Stream some of their music on the player below if you dare. Heaven’s Die will be on tour with Shame Spiral also from Virginia playing some powerful deathcore/metal. The third touring act on the bill is “Thirty Nights of Violence” also from Virginia. And as for the locals… we have the first time Capitol Offense from Decatur will be making an appearance at Bread Stretchers. We also have Brute Force from the St. Louis area who performed last in Springfield at one of the final Black Sheep shows.

All of this happens tonight starting at 7:00 pm right on the nose and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our Bread Stretchers shows page for a look at what else is coming up there in the near future.

June 8th at Dumb Records: Creative Earth Art Show


Today we are excited to announce the first ever art show that is being put on at our new downtown space! This one is just few weeks away and is being called “The Creative Earth Art Show” happening on Saturday, June 8th. From the description: “The show is focused around environmental awareness and the effects of the variety of ongoing environmental issues we face today, such as air and water pollution and the massive issue of unnecessary waste.” The opening for the art show will be happening from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and there will also be a show of live music and poetry to accompany all of this. And on top of that, this one is going to be an official aftershow for downtown weeken festival – “Legacy of Giving“. We have L.O.G. fest band Fuzzlove playing this as an aftershow. Check out one of their songs streaming on the player below. In addition to Fuzzlove, music and poetry acts of the night are going to come from Cody Jones, Hope Fiend, and Shatriya Smith. Ready for the list of visual artists participating? Here we go…

Melanie Edmondson
Lindsey Nelson
Devin Larson
Claudia Knight
Will Redwood
Laura Knox
Shea Hovey
Alana Reynolds
Cody Jones
Bri Skeels
Veronica King
Anne Logue
Celeste Durham

Cool! All of that is going on Saturday, June 8th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm over at our space at 418 E Monroe. Check out a facebook for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our Bread Stretchers shows page for a look at what is going on at our space and the space next door to us.

New Band Pages: MAC, Kenyon DeShasier


Would you believe it but the other day we looked over and realized how terribly not-up-to-date all of the band pages on our site are right now. There are tons of new band projects that have started that we don’t have pages for, and a lot of them we do have pages for aren’t exactly up to date! We are working on it – today bringing you two new band pages that aren’t anything too fancy for local acts MAC and Kenyon DeShasier – both have been playing shows in the area for over a year at this point. On each page you can stream music from both and find links to where else you can find them on the world wide web.

We count 38 current band pages we have on our site right now which is no where near being up to date. We’ll be working on getting this updated these next few weeks! Do you play in a band here in town or are you a solo musician that hasn’t set up a band page with us yet? We would love to hear from you – email us at and we will work with you to set something up!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


Happy Tuesday everybody! It’s another week, so here’s another look at some of the new things pouring onto the shelves of our neat little downtown record shop at 418 E Monroe Street. What have week got lined up this week… looks like there’s a pretty big hardcore show on Wednesday, then nothing going on this weekend other than a show we have on Sunday night. There you have it. Doesn’t look like there are any big events going on downtown this upcoming weekend (we are probably overlooking something), but the Levitt AMP Music Series is kicking off a week from this Thursday (wow)! Let’s look at this week’s schedule and then get into our new arrivals.

Tuesday (today): 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 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

New LPs
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
R.E.M. – Document
Mac Demarco – Here Comes The Cowboy
The National – I Am Easy To Find

Used LPs
Al Hirt – Horn A-Plenty
The Band – Music From Big Pink
Barry Manilow – Barry Manilow
Billy Vaughn – Another Hit Album!
Capacities – The Unexamined Life
Cream – Fresh Cream
Eddy Howard – Sleepy Serenade
Emerson Lake & Palmer – Love Beach
Fuse – Fuse
Gary Burton Quartet – Easy As Pie
Glen Campbell – Galveston
Glen Campbell – Try A Little Kindness
Golden Earring – Mad Love
The Imperials – 1968-1972
The O’Jays – So Full Of Love
Jimmy Glimer – Buddy’s Buddy
The Kingsmen – Volume 2
Kirby Griffin – That Griffin Sound
Kismet – Original Soundtrack
Larry Gatlin – High Time
Larry Gatlin – Rain Rainbow
Laurie Anderson – Mister Heartbreak
Liberace – Candlelight Classics
Leo Kottke – Ice Water
Max Frost And The Troopers – Shape Of Things To Come
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Sammy Davis Jr. – Now
Seal – Remixes Part 1
Sheena Easton – Best Kept Secret
Sheena Easton – You Could Have Been With Me
Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music
Spanky And Our Gang – Live
38 Special – Wild-Eyed Southern Boys

12” Singles
All Star Tribute – What’s Going On
Daily Planet – Triple Beam
Dhar Braxton – Jump Back (Set Me Free)
Drama – Big Ball
The High & Mighty – Take It Off!
K7 – Hideho
Lil’ Bird – Tossin’ It Up
Mack 10 – Like This
Master P – Souljas
Master P / Lil’ Romeo – That’s Cool
Miss Thang – Thunder And Lightning
Mr. Nitro – Check That / They Don’t Love Us
Nas / JaRule – Gansta Tears
Nas – Nas’ Angels… The Flyest
N-Toon – Shoulda Been My Girl
Rashun – I’ll Be Around
Rhymefest – These Days
Section 8 Mob – Repercussions
Will Smith – Will 2K
WC – Ghetto Heisman

New CDs
Al Di Meola – Land Of The Midnight Sun
Blondie – Parallel Lines
Bruce Springsteen – In Concert
Bruce Springsteen – 18 Tracks
Elton John – Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
Elton John – The Fox
Don Henley – I Can’t Stand Still
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Greatest Hits
Glenn Frey – Live
George Szell – Dvorak Slavonic Dances
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Imagination
INXS – Live Baby Live
Jimmy Buffett – Far Side Of The World
Jimmy Buffett – Before The Beach
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – Pure And Simple
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – Fetish
Joan Jett – Fit To Be Tied: Greatest Hits
Joe Jackson – Greatest Hits
Lena Horne – A Musical Anthology
Marlene Dietrich – Falling In Love Again
Marvelous3 – Greatest Hits
Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See
Mississippi John Hurt – The Best Of
Mississippi John Hurt – Avalon Blues 1963
Patti LaBelle – Live!
Pavarotti & Friends – For War Child
R.E.O. Speedwagon – R.E.O. / T.W.O.
Sheryl Crow – Sheryl Crow
U2 – The Best of 1980-1990
U2 – The Unforgettable Fire
Various – Sisters Of Soul