New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


It’s Tuesday, let’s stay on track with giving you a fresh list of some vinyl that’s been hitting the shelves this past week! Our store is located at 418 E Monroe Street and is open every day from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. This week there’s only one show lined up at Bread Stretchers and that is happening on Sunday. Looks like this weekend downtown… there is the Fat Ass 5k going on Friday and Saturday so we might get some traffic in from that! Nice. Let’s take a look at the store’s hours for the week and then jump into some of what’s new.

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

Used LPs
Barbra Streisand – Wet
The Beatles – Meet The Beatles
Bobby Dukoff – Tender Sax
The Charlie Daniels Band – Million Mile Reflections
Dan Fogelberg – Windows and Walls
Dennis Yost & The Classics IV – Song
Flash And The Pan – Flash And The Pan
The Flock – Dinosaur Swamps
Glen Campbell – Greatest Hits
Jamal – Fades Em All
Jefferson Starship – Gold
John Klemmer – Arabesque
Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire: The Best Of
Julie Driscoll / Brian Auger – Open
Kansas – Power
The Kids – Anvil Chorus
Linda Ronstadt – Simple Dreams
Marillion – Fugazi
Margie Joseph – Feeling My Way
Michael Feinstein – Pure Gershwin
Mr. Mister – Welcome To The Real World
Nat King Cole – Love Is Wild
Nat King Cole – The Best of Nat King Cole
Neil Diamond – Love At The Greek
Redd Foxx – Have One On Me
Richard Pryor – Craps (After Hours)
Sonny Fortune – With Sound Reason
Steely Dan – Can’t Buy A Thrill
The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go
Various – A Hand Is On The Gate
Various – Montreux ’77: The Jam Sessions
Waylon Jennings – Ol’ Waylon
The Youngbloods – Rock Festival
Zapp – Zapp

12” Singles
Akinyele – Take A Lick
Almighty 3 – To The Other M.C.’s
B.O.N. – Boys
Chico DeBarge – Give You What You Want (Fa Sure)
Elixir – Vast Aire
Grandmaster Flash – The Message
Kasino – Nasty Girl / Men of Respect
Master P – It Ain’t My Fault
M.C. Sayrie – Nosey People
Mike Nice – Let’s Groove Tonight
Monica – Just Another Girl
Most Wanted – Suckas
The Pacifics – Especially
Naughty By Nature – Mourn You Til I Join You
Self Scientific – You Can’t Fall / Three Kings
Twista – Girl Tonight
Tradegy – The Judas Theory
Truck – Breaker One / Bring It To The Cypher

New CDs
The Alan Parsons Project – Ammonia Avenue
The Alan Parsons Project – Vulture Culture
April Wine – Brigate
Billy Joel – Piano Man
Billy Squier – The Best Of
Blondie – Plastic Letters
The Black Crowes – By Your Side
Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper: The Best Of
Blue Oyster Cult – Career of Evil: The Metal Years
Creed – Greatest Hits
Dire Straits – On The Night
Dire Straits – On Every Street
Electric Light Orchestra – Face The Music
Glenn Frey – The Allnighter
Glenn Frey – The Best Of
James – Laid
James – Wah Wah
Jeff Buckley – Mystery White Boy: Live ’95-‘96
John Mellencamp – Human Wheels
John Cougar Mellencamp – Big Daddy
John Mooney – All I Want
Journey – Arrival
Journey – Raised On Radio
Leone Magiera – Pavarotti In Central Park
The Living End – Roll On
LFO – Life Is Good
Lit – Tripping The Light Fantastic
The London Suede – Head Music
Low – Secret Name
Low – Things We Lost In The Fire
Mandy Moore – Mandy Moore
Mellencamp – Cuttin’ Heads
Men At Work – Puttin’ In Overtime
Men Without Hats – Collection
Mephisto Odyssey – The Deep Red Connection
Placido Domingo – Be My Love…
Placido Domingo – Ave Maria
R.E.O. Speedwagon – R.E.O.
Rod Stewart – Gasoline Alley
Rod Stewart – A Little Misunderstood: The Sixties Sessions
Sarah McLachlan – Remixed
Stereolab – The First Of The Microbe Hunters
Steve Miller Band – Italian Xrays
Steve Perry – Greatest Hits + Five Unreleased
Sting – Sacred Love


May Issue of Activator Available At Dumb Records


May is here! Actually, we are already one week into May (happy tornado Tuesday btw), and guess what we have the latest issue of local music magazine Activator Magazine for all of you fans of printed content that you can hold in your hands and read. This is the twelfth issue the magazine has put out since they began with their first issue of June of last year. Have you collected them all?

On the cover of this month’s issue is non-local musician Tav Falco – Tav Falco’s Panther Burns will be performing here in Springfield across the street from us at Bar None on Thursday, May 23rd. Also included is an interview with Bloomington, IL electronic/indie act Black Esther, plus plenty of album reviews, photos, and shows calendars for Central Illinois and St. Louis. There’s a review and in-depth look at “Flor Fest” which took place in Urbana last month, and Mansion Music Fest which is coming up this month in Virden, Illinois. Also an interview with Central Illinois metal band Portals, and more interviews with local artists Kid Ziggy, Papa Luke, Izhi & Danny J. Copies can be found at Dumb Records (for free) and also various local businesses and locations around town.

All Levitt AMP Music Series Dates Announced (May 30th – August 1st)


A lot of you have been very curious as to what the city of Springfield winning a $25,000 grant through the Levitt AMP Foundation would lead to and after a lot of waiting and anticipation the dates for all ten concerts that are set to take place on the Y-Block downtown this summer have been announced. These will be happening Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at 4th and Jackson Streets downtown (very close to our new location). At this point all of the dates have been released as facebook events posted from the Levitt AMP Springfield facebook page. Here are all of them listed out:

May 30th: Damon Mitchell + Integrity
June 6th: The Skatalites + TaQsem
June 13th: The ISO Brass Ensemble
June 20th: Oro Solido + Latin Jazz Project
June 27th: Fareed Haque’s Flat Earth Ensemble + Jazz Robots
July 4th: Concert + Fireworks
July 11th: Dirty Dozen Brass Band + Frank Parker
July 18th: Liz Cooper & The Stampede + Kate Laine
July 25th: Switchback + Skibbereen
August 1st: John Moreland + Edward David Anderson

There you have it! Dumb Records is on as a main supporting sponsor for the June 6th date with The Skatalites – active since the 1960’s and on tour from Jamaica. Keep updated with everything Levitt Springfield related by following the Levitt AMP Springfield page on facebook. We’ll also be adding all of these shows to our Springfield shows page so you can stay up to date on events going on outside of our space.

Update: Here is a video announcement put together by Downtown Springfield Inc. and PNC Bank for all of the dates.