Shonen Knife 9/30 Aftershow at Dumb Records: Slingshot Dakota, The Telephone Junkies


Today we are excited to announced that we have made a kinda last minute decision to take on an aftershow for Shonen Knife from Japan who will be playing at Rock N’ Roll one week from tomorrow on Monday, September 30th. The aftershow we are saying is going to start roughly around 9:00 pm over at Dumb Records. It will feature national touring duo Slingshot Dakota from Pennsylvania on Topshelf Records. Check out some of their music streaming on the player below. Also opening things up first on this show is The Telephone Junkies from right here in Springfield. This makes a total of four bands performing throughout the night including Shonen Knife and their opener The Hooten Hallers. Surely these are exciting times.

That show starts tentatively at 9:00 pm at Dumb Records (418 E Monroe) and admission for that one is $8. (The main show is still free). Find a facebook event for the aftershow right here, and a facebook event for Shonen Knife right here. Also check out our shows page for a full list of everything we’ve got coming up.

Tonight at The CFP: Worlds Greatest Dad, Bottom Bracket, Nectar, Attic Salt


Did you know there is a very solid show going on in town tonight, not at our space? For those of you unfamiliar, The CFP is a house venue in town and it stands for “The Club For Pets” so bring your pets. This show features world famous band “World’s Famous Dad” from Georgia. Listen to their newest release, Get Over It on the player below. Also on this show is Nectar from Champaign/Urbana, always a solid Champaign band to go on a Springfield show, right? And of course, Attic Salt* is playing this show too, we hear they all live in that basement anyways.

That one starts at 7:00 pm at that house, and the door charge is $5-7. Don’t know where The CFP is? That’s too bad because we can’t tell you. Find a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our Springfield shows page for a list of other shows happening in town outside of Dumb Records.

Today On The Dumb Records Radio Show: The Hussy


It’s another Friday so that means it’s another episode of The Dumb Records Radio Show! We are on air all over Springfield today and every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on 88.3 WQNA fm. Today’s special guests coming in are our touring band The Hussy from Madison, Wisconsin! They will be coming in to the studio on their way to tonight’s gig! We will be playing their music as well as plenty of other local bands and bands that are coming to town.

Again, our show airs today and every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on WQNA 88.3 fm. You can also stream that live online at the same time at Also check out our Mix Cloud page for streamable episodes of the past!

Tonight at Dumb Records: The Hussy, Epsom, Snuff Rider, Black Box


Good morning, it’s the weekend everyone! We’ve got a busy time ahead of us – with shows happening tonight and tomorrow night and a record fair on Saturday. Tonight we’ve got rockin’ garage punk rock trio from Madison, Wisconsin The Hussy featuring a member of rock n’ roll group “Nobunny.” You can check them out on the player embedded below. They have a new album coming out called Looming, lol. In addition to The Hussy we’ve got a gabble of local bands playing this one as well, including a performance from rock group Epsom. There’s also the instrumental surf band, “Snuff Rider“. And ah yes, a performance by the newer Springfield hardcore band, Black Box.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at the Bread Dumb Records in the near future.

Music Videos: Ty Witty: “Lovely”

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As we’ve said on this site plenty of times before, it’s hard keeping up with all of the local music videos that are coming out nowadays! Especially with talented videographers such as Twenty One Seven Studios, who shot and produced this one we are showing you today by local hip hop / pop artist Ty Witty. This one’s not on youtube so we can’t embed the player, sorry. It’s for Ty Witty’s song, “Lovely” which comes off his most recent album, For When It Rains. You can check out the video for the song on facebook right here. Also stream the full album For When It Rains on youtube right here.

Check out our vids / pics page and scroll down a bit to find a list of music videos shot in Springfield over the years.

October 4th at Dumb Records: Greenhouse Opera, Idle Oath, Skyler Duncan, Brian Zilm


Are you ready to hear about the first show we have going on in October? Hopefully you are, because October is just a couple of weeks around the corner. This show is happening on Monday, October 4th, featuring all acts from the area all performing at our space for the first time. On the top of the bill is “Greenhouse Opera” – the new full band featuring Dexter Anodyne, local musician who we all know and love. Before that is a newer folk duo that has more recently popped up in town called Idle Oath. You can stream their music on the player embedded below. Also is Skyler Duncan… the band… we don’t know too much about but we feel like the same guys that brought us The Studio Show are up to something again. Opening this show up is acoustic solo act Brian Zilm from Carlinville, Illinois.

This one 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 shows page for a complete list of what we’ve got coming up at our space in the near future.

Forest Saints: “The Book Of Descents & Ascensions”


Today we bring you a stream of a brand new album by Springfield recording project “Forest Saints.” The album is called The Book Of Descents & Ascensions and you can find it streaming on the player below. Yes, this one is a whopping 19 tracks and a just under 60 minutes of “1970’s inspired keyboard-driven prog.” Also head on over to the Forest Saints bandcamp page to purchase the download of the album and support the artist. Also on the Forest Saints page you can check out the many other albums the project has released over the years.

We are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 42 releases featured on our site total so far this year. Mark Schwartz of Forest Saints also regularly puts out music under a few other project names including Tin Ghost and Demons On Wheels.