Ky R: “Unfinished Business” (Music Video)


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Today we bring you some more local music in the form of a new single and music video from local artist Kylie Rogers who goes by “Ky R.” The video was shot and produced by HISO Music, which Ky R is one of the artists on the current HISO Music Company’s roster. You can check out her video for her song “Unfinished Business” embedded below, or head over to the HISO youtube page to view it right here.

Ky R released a 10 song album, Shivers, last year. You can check out that album on Spotify right here. We’ve also added this music video to a long list of local music videos on our vids/pics page.

Videos: Snuff Rider at Bread Sheep 6-22-19


Today we bring you another video taken of a song at a show at The Bread Sheep Café™ this past weekend. The video is of the brand new Springfield surf rock band “Snuff Rider” performing their song “Witchy”. If you are curious on what this new “Snuff”… “Rider” band is all about, now you can get some sort of idea. Check that out below or on our youtube channel. Check out our vids/pics page for a long list of videos taken mostly at Black Sheep over the years.

Snuff Rider will be playing next at Buzz Bomb Brewery right by us on July 17th if you are thirsty for more of their raw surf live.

Photos: Activator Magazine Anniversary Show


This past weekend at The Bread Sheep Birthday Party and Event Hall™ we had one show and that was to celebrate the birth of our dear friend, Activator Magazine who has been going one year strong as of this month. We have a good variety of genres represented at the anniversary show, some karaoke, and the performance of a brand new Springfield band called “Snuff Rider”. Carol Weems of Activator took plenty of photos, which you can see all of on the Activator Magazine facebook page. And if you like what you see there, maybe consider checking out the Activator Magazine patreon page where they are always posting photos of shows and much much more hot and exclusive content. Find some other photos of the show this past Saturday below.





New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


It’s Tuesday morning, here is once again your weekly dose of hot new arrivals being dumped onto the shelves of our store at 418 E Monroe Street. *These are just some of what’s new this week, there are much much more that are just too much for us to list! We are open every single day from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Come check us out! This week includes plenty of used LPs, 12″ singles, and new CDs. Let’s check out what this week is looking like and then dive into 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 (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Used LPs
Al Hirt – The Best of Al Hirt
The Association – Insight Out
The Average White Band – Put It Where You Want It
Barbra Streisand – A Happening In Central Park
Barry & Barry – Here And Now!
Blotto – Combo Akimbo
Buddy Rich – Swingin’ New Big Band
Carly Simon – Torch
The Dave Clark Five – You Got What It Takes
The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Further Out
Deniece Williams – This Is Niecy
Dennis DeYoung – Desert Moon
Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms
Don Shirley – The Don Shirley Point Of View
Earth, Wind & Fire – I Am
Eddie Heywood – An Affair To Remember
Fats Domino – Fats Is Back
The Firesign Theatre – I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus
Genesis – Invisible Touch
George Shearing – The Best of George Shearing, Vol. II
Gino Vannelli – Brother To Brother
Gladys Knight And The Pips – Imagination
Hugo Winterhalter – Wish You Were Here
The Jaggerz – We Went To Different Schools Together
James Taylor – JT
The J. Geils Band – Freeze-Frame
Jeffrey Osborne – Don’t Stop
Joan Baez – Farewell, Angelina
John Denver – Spirit
Kanda Bongo Man – Kwassa Kwassa
The Kingston Trio – String Along
The Kingston Trio – Make Way
Lou Rawls / Maxine Brown / Ramsey Lewis – Central Park Music Festival
The Masked Marauders – The Masked Marauders
The Monkees – The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees
The Monkees – Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones
Ohio Players – Back
Ohio Players – Everybody Up
Oliver! – Original Soundtrack Recording
Roger Ruskin Spear – Electric Shocks
The Rugbys – Hot Cargo
Spanky & Our Gang – Like To Get To Know You
Steve Forbert – Streets Of This Town
Talking Heads – Remain In Light
The Ventures – The Ventures
Wham! – Make It Big
Yaz – You And Me Both
10 C.C. – Sheet Music

12” Singles
Bigg Ocean Mobb IV-1-5 – Gangster Driven / Big Ocean
Bigg Ocean Mobb IV-1-5 – Ghetto Radio
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. – Coming Hard To America
Dilated Peoples – Back Again / Rapid Transit
L.A. Posse – Breeze
One Self – Be Your Own
Penthouse Player’s Clique – Explaination of A Playa
Red Hot Lover Lover Tone – Give It Up
Tone Loc – Wild Thing

New CDs
Art Ensemble of Chicago – The Spiritual
Arthur Fiedler / Boston Pops – Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
BWB – Groovin’
Chris De Burgh – Into The Light
Christopher Cross – Another Page
Christopher Cross – Christopher Cross
Claudia Acuña – Rhythm Of Life
Daryl Hall / John Oates – Rock n’ Soul Part 1
Daryl Hall / John Oates – Voices
Dennis DeYoung – 10 On Broadway
Doug Stone – The Long Way
Gerald Albright – Giving Myself To You
Gerald Albright – Smooth
Hank Williams Jr. – Hank Williams Jr.’s Greatest Hits
Hank Williams Jr. – Strong Stuff
Hank III – Risin’ Outlaw
Hootie & The Blowfish – Hootie & THe Blowfish
Jimmy Dean – Jimmy Dean’s Greatest Hits
John Williams / Boston Pops – By Request… The Best Of
Kathy Mattea – Roses
Kenny Rogers – She Rides Wild Horses
Kenny Rogers – With Love
Kim Carnes – Gypsy Honeymoon: The Best Of
Kim Richey – Rise
Larry Coryell – Monk, Trane, Miles & Me
Lionel Richie – Dancing On The Ceiling
Lionel Richie – Truly: The Love Songs
Marc Antoine – Cruisin’
Marc Antoine – Madrid
Matt White – Mixmag Block Party
Mose Allison – Jazz Profile
Patti Austin – For Ella
Pete Tong – Pete Tong’s Deep Funk Theory
Percy Sledge – When A Man Loves A Woman
Phil Vassar – American Child
The Platters – The Great Pretender
The Platters – The Very Best Of
Pointer Sisters – Bread Out
Pointer Sisters – Greatest Hits
Ralph Stanley – The Very Best Of
Rick Braun – Esperanto
Rick Braun – Night Walk
Rhino Records – Instant Party: Whole Lotta Soul
Sister Sledge – We Are Family And Other Hits
Sisters With Voices – New Beginning
The Shangri-Las – The Best Of
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Greatest Hits
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Whatever Makes You Happy
Spinners – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love And Other Hits
The Staple Singers – The Best Of
Sting – The Soul Cages
Tammy Cochran – Life Happened
Taylor Dayne – Greatest Hits
Various – The Best of Ken Burns Jazz
Various – Best of Trance Volume One
Various – Classic Freestyle
Various – Dance Mix USA 1999
Various – Dance Party (Like It’s 2000)
Various – The Essential Trance Collection
Various – Totally Dance
Various – Turbo Studio Sessions (Vol. 2)
Various – Two A.D.: A Waveform Compilation
Willie Nelson – Building Heartaches
Willie Nelson – Greatest Hits Live In Concert

Stuart Smith: “The Sun EP”


Today we are happy to bring you a stream of semi-local Americana solo musician Stuart Smith’s new EP: The Sun EP which was released earlier this month. Stuart is based out of the small town of Winchester which is west of us. The Sun EP is six tracks, at least the first of those you can find streaming below. You can check out the full thing on soundcloud right here, or on spotify right here. You can also head on over to Stuart Smith’s website to look into ordering a phyiscal copy of the release – it looks like it is available on CD and a limited amount was pressed to 10″ vinyl but has been sold out!

Stuart Smith released a full length album, which was pressed to vinyl, War Horse last year and we did have copies of that in Dumb Records. That and The Sun EP are being added to our Springfield Album Archive page, which now brings us to 448 archived releases! Stuart does have a number of shows lined up in the area, which you can check out on his facebook page right here.


New Band Pages: Dexter Anodyne


We are keeping the ball rolling on new band pages on our site with bringing you one today that is long overdue and that is for solo musician Dexter Anodyne. You can check out that page right here – there’s maybe not much on it right now but you can stream the song that Dexter released from an upcoming album that is coming out next month on new local label “Signal Element Records.” Cool! Dexter is playing a show this upcoming Saturday June 29th at Buzz Bomb Brewing Company right by us. After that keep your eyes and ears peeled for info regarding a release show for the new album!

We now count a total of 42 current band pages on our site, which you can check out any of right here (yes, a bunch of them are still outdated and we are working on updating them). Do you play in an original music local band or are a solo musician that has not yet gotten a page set up with us? We would love to hear from you! Send us an email at and we will work with you to get something up!

The Little Death: “No Such Thing As Fiction”


Today we bring you a full album stream for a brand new 13 track album by The Little Death. The album is called No Such Thing As Friction and you can find it streaming on the player below. Also head over to The Little Death bandcamp page to download the album at your own price. The band had a release show at Donnie’s Homespun in Decatur a couple of nights ago this weekend. No other Springfield shows are lined up right now as far as we know!

The Little Death released their debut album Way Happier last year. That as well as No Such Thing As Friction are added to our Springfield album archive page – which is now at a total of 447 listings!