December Art Issue of Activator Magazine Available Now


Look at that, it’s Jeff. And Jeff is holding the brand new issue of Activator Magazine for December 2019, which we were just stocked up with in our store. The new (free) Activator this month is the special art issue. This means it’s packed with tons of pages featuring works by local artists. There’s a Q&A with Thom Whalen, local painter and professor at Lincoln Land Community College. Also a Q&A with Clare Frachey, local artist, and with Jon Griffin, Decatur-based artist specializing in poster design. Plus there’s a local artist directory! In addition to all of that there is the usual Central Illinois and St. Louis show calendars!

Pick up your copy for free at Dumb Records and many other spots around town. Also consider checking out and donating to the ongoing Activator Patreon campaign.

Tonight at CFP: Jack M. Senff, Mario Cannamela, Emily Hough, Reggie & The Demons, Chance Knight


There is a hot chocolate-themed show going on at the CFP basement house venue tonight, and you are all invited. The C.F.P. stands for “Chocolate Flavored Paste” which is what they use to put in the water and stir it up and put it in the microwave to make hot chocolate. It will be an all around wonderful time. You are supposed to bring a mug and two dollars if you want it filled up with some special C.F.P. There are also musical acts. This includes touring act Jack M. Senff from Michigan. Check out Jack’s music on the player below. We’ve also got… Mario Cannamela of the band Bottom Bracket. Mario’s bedroom is upstairs at the end of the hall. Emily Hough is also playing, the 17 year old singer/songwriter from Petersburg who has been doing big things and putting out great tunes. Also Reggie & The Demons! (Who is Niko). Opening things up or something is Chance Knight doing some spoken word / poetry.

This show is at the CFP, if you don’t know where it is you’re gonna haft to ask somebody, sorry. It starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our Springfield shows page to look at a small list of shows going on in Springfield outside of our own space.