Dumb Records Halloween Special Tonight: Foam Fangers, Holy Pinto, Blushe, Marble Teeth, Sadface Killer


Happy Halloween and first day of winter all at once!! Nobody told us that it was supposed to blizzard today! Looks like we will be celebrating Halloween tonight and then going sledding directly after. Tonight we do have a full lineup of bands at our space, despite the weather. At the top of the bill is punky punk act Foam Fangers from right here from our city’s very own dumpsters. Ah yes, and we have Holy Pinto! A band featuring at least one member from the United Kingdom. Stream their music on the player below. Also playing is… Blushe! And before that we’ve got the solo project based out of Decatur, Marble Teeth. Spooky! Opening things up is the absolutely terrifying, the completely ghoulish act from here and Peoria, Sadface Killer!

You can find a facebook event for this big Halloween show right here. It starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $8. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what’s going on at Dumb Records into the future.

November 25th at Dumb Records: Livid, Arachnid, Final Order, Gargantuan


It’s cold outside, and that means it’s going to keep getting colder outside, and now it’s time for us to announce more shows that are going to happen when it’s cold outside. This one is going to happen on Monday, November 25th. It features LIVID from Kenosha, Wisconsin making a return to Springfield and playing at our new space for the first time! We welcome them here again. Arachnid is the other touring band on the bill and they are from Fargo, North Dakota. You can stream some of Arachnid’s music on the player below. Both of these will be joined by locals including hardcore group Final Order. Opening things up is the first ever performance of the dark and mysterious brand new Springfield lack metal project called Gargantuan!!

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission will cost $5. 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 this fall / winter at our space.


New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


We are right in the middle of the week, and boy what a cold and dreary time it has been in our store this past week! Things have been pretty dead for us due to this weather, come on by and liven things up if you are up for it! This week once again we have piles of used LPs, 12″ singles, and new CDs going out on the shelves. We are located at 418 E Monroe Street and are open every day from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Tomorrow of course is Halloween, and yes we will be open all day including later on for our big Halloween Special. Let’s take a look at all what is lined up and then dive into what’s new!

Wednesday (today): 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday (Halloween / show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Used LPs
Andre Kostelanetz – Today’s Golden Hits
The Astronauts – Astronauts Orbit Kampus
Babe Ruth – Babe Ruth
Barbra Streisand – Songbird
The Beach Boys – Sunflower
The Beach Boys – 15 Big Ones
Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
Chilliwack – Chilliwack
Clyde McCoy – Sugar Blues
Crystal Gayle – Somebody Loves You
David Bowie – Hunky Dory
Dolly Parton – Greatest Hits
Elvis Presley – Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite
The Flirts – 10¢ A Dance
Flo & Eddie – Flo & Eddie
Foreigner – Foreigner
Frank Sinatra – A Man And His Music
George Russell And His Orchestra – New York, N.Y.
Howlin’ Wolf – Heart Like Railroad Steel
Ike & Tina Turner – Come Together
Jack Jones – Wives And Lovers
Jack Jones – This Love Of Mine
Jeannie C. Riley – Harper Valley P.T.A.
Jerry Jeff Walker – Ridin’ High
Jerry Riopelle – Juicy Talk
Jimmy Buffett – Living And Dying In 3/4 Time
Joan Baez – The Joan Baez Ballad Book
Jules And The Polar Bears – Got No Breeding
Little River Band – Sleeper Catcher
Lynn Anderson – Here’s Lynn Anderson!
Mick Ronson – Slaughter On 10th Avenue
The Patrick Hazell Band – After Hours
Patrick Hazell – Patrick Hazell
Peter Yarrow – That’s Enough For Me
REO Speedwagon – Good Trouble
Ric Ocasek – This Side Of Paradise
The Sons – The Sons
Sandy Nelson – Plays Teen Beat
The Searchers – Golden Hour Of The Searchers
Savoy Brown – Greatest Hits Live In Concert
Selah – With Clouds
Si Zentner – Music That’s Going Places
Soul Concern – Coul Concern
Steely Dan – Greatest Hits
Sylvester And The Hot Band – Bazzar
Tanya Tucker – Greatest Hits
Thelonious Monk – Plays Duke Ellington
Various – Les Plus Grands Noms Du Rock
Various – Polka’s Best
Wayne King – Golden Favorites
Wilson Pickett – In The Midnight Hour

12” Singles
Cardan – Jam On It
Disco 3 – Fat Boys
Epidemic – Magnificent
It’s Our Turn – Talkin’ That Bull
Prince Rahiem – Freaky Marie / Loose My Money
Nas – God Love Us / You Owe Me
Soft Cell – Tainted Love

New CDs
Al Stewart – Famous Last Words
Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat
Barry Manilow – One Voice
Barry Manilow – Even Now
Bing Crosby – The All Time Best of Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby – My Favorite Irish Songs
Carly Simon – The Best of Carly Simon
Carpenters – A Kind Of A Hush
Cher – Live – The Farewell Tour
Dmitry Yablonsky – Shostakovic Jazz Suites Nos. 1 and 2
Donny Osmond – The Best Of
Eugene Ormandy – Shostakovich Symphonies No. 4 & 10
Fleetwood Mac – Penguin
Frank Zappa – Them Or Us
Frank Zappa – Jazz From Hell
Harry Connick, Jr. – Eleven
Harry Connick, Jr. – She
Jethro Tull – Heavy Horses
Jethro Tull – J-Tull Dot Com
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold As Love
Jimmy Durante – Jimmy Durante
Jimmy Durante – As Time Goes By: The Best
Joan Baez – David’s Album
Joan Baez – In Concert Part 1
Johnny Mathis – A Time Remembered
Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams – That’s What Friends Are For
Judy Collins – The Very Best of Judy Collins
Julio Iglesias – From A Child To A Woman
Julio Iglesias – Moments
Keb’ Mo’ – Keep It Simple
Leonard Cohen – Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979
Leonard Cohen – More Best Of
Linda Ronstadt – Winter Light
Linda Ronstadt – Mad Love
Marcus Roberts – Blues For The New Millennium
Muddy Waters – Hard Again
Nancy Sinatra – Boots
Nancy Sinatra – You Go-Go Girl!
Neil Diamond – Lovescape
Neil Diamond – Three Chord Opera
Osmond Brothers – Greatest Hits
Pieces Of A Dream – Love’s Silhouette
The Rippingtons – Welcome To The St. James’ Club
Santana – Jam
Santana – Jingo
Sonny & Cher – The Best Of: The Beat Goes On
Spirit Of Eden – The Sun And The Moon And The Stars
Stereolab – Sound-Dust
Tangerine Dream – Mars Polaris
Tricky – Blowback

November 17th at Dumb Records: Nightcrawler, Star Stuff, Blushe, Vera Devorah, Ella Gibson


On Sunday, November 17th – we got a show! There’s a lot going on for this one, including two touring acts. This includes Nightcrawler from the Chicago area – playing some real smooth emo music, with a new hit record coming out on Rat King Records very soon. Stream that new hit single on the player below. The other touring act on the bill is a solo act called “Vera Devorah” from Lincoln, Nebraska. As far as locals go, we’ve got local rock group Star Stuff on the bill. We’ve also got Blushe. Opening up this show is actually a 13 year old singer songwriter we are really happy to welcome to perform at our space! That is Ella Gibson!

All of that starts at 7:00 pm on that day 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 our space in the coming months.

The State Journal-Register: “Good Heart Tattoos Opens In Downtown Springfield”


Our new next door neighbor, Good Heart Tattoos, was featured in an article in the local paper, The State Journal-Register yesterday. This was a part of Sunday’s local business notes, and the paper talked with owner Benny DeWitt about the new downtown tattoo shop having a grand opening on Saturday, November 9th. Believe it or not Benny has already opened his doors and started tattooing in a soft-open, Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon until close. Here’s a snippet from the article:

This tradition even extends to the downtown location DeWitt selected, which he hopes conveys a certain image about his business.

“Through the early part of the last century, tattooers that were good wanted to be on Main Street USA,” DeWitt said. “So I feel that Monroe is kind of like Main Street USA and I think that’s a really cool thing to bring downtown.”

DeWitt added that “there’s a lot of creative businesses and a lot of blue collar-style stuff happening” downtown between the mix of breweries, record stores, coffee shops and a hip barbershop, making it an attractive spot for him.

You can find the full article in yesterday’s paper (Sunday), or online right here. In the business notes there is also mention of continuing development on a long-stalled apartment project also down the road from us on Sixth and Monroe Streets. There was also an article yesterday on a “Healthy prep meal service” also heading downtown to Monroe street, out of Custom Cup just down the road from us. Check that article out online right here.

Illinois Times Best Of’s Results – Thank You For Voting!


Wow, holy smokes we can hardly believe it! The results are in for the Illinois Times’s annual “Best Of Springfield” polls and we have won the category for Best New Business Downtown!! Thank you too all who voted to get us here! We were also finalists in categories best live music venue (small) and best music store. Congrats to our friends over at The Curve Inn and Recycled Records for taking the big trophy in those categories!

For the results for all of the categories, pick of a copy of The Illinois Times at various locations around town, or check out the results online right here.

November 2nd at Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s: “Foam Fest”


What’s this, there is something happening at Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s one week from today… on Saturday November 2nd?? This is “Foamfest” being put together by Foam Fangers… which looks to us like a regular four band show happening at Hardee’s! As you can see we got some pizza, chicken, and burritos on the flier, but we are not sure if all of those things are currently on the Hardee’s menu. To see an official up to date Hardee’s menu, go to the Hardee’s website right here. Who is playing Foamfest?? At the top of the bill of course is Foam Fangers. We also have 90’s-sounding alternative / power pop band The Complaint Line rockin’ it. We also have… The Blood-Soaked Boogie Bandits! What a nice Halloween-themed act. Looks like opening things up is Prevention, who just played here last night!

Foamfest starts at 6:30pm according to the flier, and it’s free. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Our weather radar tells us it’s going to be a nice high of 48 degrees and low of 31 on that day with clear skies, we’ll keep an on that weather! Find a list of other shows going on around Springfield on our shows page.

Tonight at Dumb Records: Kate Laine, Emily Hough, HECK, Reggie & The Demons


Wow what a slammin’ time that was had last night at our space. We are ready to slow things down a few notches and maybe chill out tonight with some nice acoustic music. At the top of the bill is the return of Kate Laine! We have not seen Kate in a minute! Stream some of her music on the player below. We also have Petersburg, IL based younger up and coming artist Emily Hough, as was featured on NBC’s “The Voice!” (She’s really really good). Also the return of HECK from Bloomington, Illinois, aka Hannah Songer. Opening things up looks like is Reggie & The Demons, aka our buddy Niko.

Tonight will start at 7:00 pm and admission is just $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a look at everything coming up at our space this fall!

Tonight at Dumb Records: Mouth For War, Cold Shoulder, Capitol Offense, Gumm, Gadget, Prevention


Uh oh, get ready for tonight because it’s going to be a heavy one. We got that big big hardcore band touring package for you. With the band “Mouth For War” at the top of the bill from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Stream their music on the player below. Actually the touring package is just two bands. The other band is Cold Shoulder coming from Toronto, Canada. Then we have three bands familiar to our space, including Capitol Offense from Decatur. And hold up! There has been a change to the lineup since the show was originally announced. Instead of Time And Pressure, there are TWO bands taking their place. Wow. One is Gumm from Tennessee, who did play at our space earlier this year. The other is “Gadget” from Minnesota. They are supposedly doing a split set or something or other. Opening things up is Prevention from right here, home grown in your backyard hardcore.

All of this big mega show starts at 7:00 pm tonight and admission is $10 this time around. 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 our space in the near future.

Donation Jar For Springfield Community Broadcasters (WQNA) Inside Dumb Records


Hey-oh! Hope you all have been having a great day. This is just a little tid-bit of news to let you all know that we now have a big ol’ jar right on the counter inside Dumb Records to collect donations at all times for Springfield Community Broadcasters (WQNA) and the mission to continue community radio. Donations will go towards the ongoing GoFundMe campaign which can be found online right here. It’s now been two weeks since the online campaign to save and support community radio has been launched.

To stay up to date on what’s going on with WQNA, follow the facebook page, or check out the website wqnaradio.org. More info on benefit shows to support the cause is going to be posted very soon.