October 2019 Issue Of Activator Available Now


Yes, it is October we can still hardly believe it. And we can hardly believe that it’s a week into October. And we can hardly believe that we’ve been around here downtown for over nine months at this point and coming up on one year. And we can’t believe that Activator Magazine is on their like 16th or 17th issue and we have copies of that new issue inside of our store right now. We’ve got a big ol’ stack.

This issue is packed with a lot of stuff, as always. This includes album reviews and live music calendars for Central Illinois and St. Louis. This also includes interviews with bands Master Bastard (as featured on the cover), Prevention, Dirty Rotten Revenge, and Radio Buzzkills. There’s an interview with a new festival going on in Bloomington next month called Midwest Extreme Fest. There’s an interview with Gorecore FX and a photo-spread from Fashion Oddities fashion show that happened last month. Also an interview with local hip hop artist Valid Baby. All of that and much, much more.

Come pick up a copy for free at any time our store is open (10:00am – 8:00pm every day). And if you would like to go the extra mile and support Activator Magazine with the amazing things they are doing for our area, we highly recommend paying a visit to their Patreon page!

October 31st at Dumb Records: Foam Fangers, Holy Pinto, Blushe, Marble Teeth, Sadface Killer


Some of you might have been wondering if we are taking part in doing a Halloween show this year. YES, this year we present “The Dumb Records Halloween Special” on Thursday, October 31st. Halloween is on a Thursday night this year. We have a full lineup of bands. 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.