Gnarly Beth, Pledge Drive, Big Tobacco, Telephone Junkies, Dexter Anodyne


Today we have a show to tell you about happening much later on in March. That is on Saturday, March 21st. Mark your calendars. For this show we have the big return of “Gnarly Beth,” who were formerly known as “Carly Beth” (not to be confused with “Charlie Beth” or “Charlie Brown.” The band decided their name after an ongoing lawsuit with a different Carly Beth. They are from Champaign and performed at our space earlier on last year. The other touring act on the bill is Pledge Drive from Chicago. You can check out Pledge Drive’s music on the player below. Oh, what’s this?? We actually have a third out of town act on the bill, and that is indie-rock group Big Tobacco from St. Louis! Joining all of this is local support from two acts. The Telephone Junkies, who just recently performed here are on the bill. Opening things up is Dexter Anodyne, who is amazing.

That show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at our space this year!

Kid Ziggy: “Take A Hint” (Song / Video)

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Today we are bringing you a new song and music video that was recently released by local hip hop artist Kid Ziggy. Kid Ziggy is a part of the Zippir Collective along with Papa Luke and other area artists. That new song is called “Take A Hint” and you can find it embedded on the player below. The track can also be downloaded online right here.

Kid Ziggy released the full album U, God & Smoke along with Papa Luke last year. Check out our vids/pics page for a long list of music videos from local artists shot over the years.

February 15th at Dumb Records: T-Roni, Dirty Da Don, Clutch, Fly Rich, OM33ZY, Extravagant, BabyPac


Today we are bringing you the announcement for our next hip hop show which is coming up QUICK on Saturday, February 15th, and is quite possibly the most stacked hip hop show we have ever put on here. There are SEVEN performers all on the bill for seven dollars, ALL of which have not yet performed at our new space here downtown. At the top of the bill we have the queen of 217 hip hop and one of the best in our area, T-Roni. T-Roni performed at Black Sheep as well as all over the country and has won numerous contests for her performances. Also on this show we have long running local hip hop act Dirty Da Don performing here at Dumb Records for the first time. Stream a new song featuring both Dirty Da Don and T-Roni below. CLUTCH is another one on the bill, a long time performer here in town and had been on a few shows back at Black Sheep! Before that we are gonna Fly Rich! With Fly Rich! Who else do we got… OM33ZY from the area who has worked with a good number of other local artists and performed a few times at Black Sheep. Towards the beginning of the lineup we got a newer artist going by “Extravagant.” Opening things up is the first Springfield performance for BabyPac, who moved here from Galesburg, IL a couple of years ago.

All of this starts at 7:30pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good list of everything we have coming up at Dumb Records in the near future.

Videos: Nectar at Dumb Records 1-24-20


Good morning, today we are bringing you a video of Champaign Illinois-based rock group Nectar performing at one of our most recent shows this past weekend. That video is for the band’s song “Fishy” and you can find it embedded on the player below.

Also feel free to check out our youtube channel, or our “vids/pics” page for a long list of videos shot over the years at Black Sheep and Dumb Records.

Timothy Donavan Russell: “Cosmic Tape”


Keeping things rollin’ with the new local music! Here’s another release that we missed towards the end of last year, at the end of December. This is Timothy Donavan Russell’s “Cosmic Tape.” Just two tracks, each clocking in at a little under a half hour each. Here’s a description from Timothy’s bandcamp page:

Imagine. Analog meets digital in the dark of space. It’s all extremely empty, and the origin of the communication signal is obscured by distance and the constraints of technology. You sense storms the size of planets and tranquil caves off oceans where creatures move slowly relative to the speed of life here on Earth, as if in deep time wells—over millennia per foot—but the cause is rather the rate of the cryotectonics and the relative quiet of the neighborhood. Why bother getting up until there is a reason? We are (part of) our world, and so we move at Earth event speed. This, though, feels alien to us, from elsewhere, elsewhen, and elsehow.

You can check out Cosmic Tape streaming on the player below. Also head over to the Timothy Donavan Russell bandcamp page where you can purchase the download of the release.

We are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page for last year, bringing us to 495 total listings.

New / Upcoming Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


It’s another happy week at our happy little record store at 418 E Monroe Street downtown. And like any week, there are always new records being plopped out on to the shelves. Today we bring you some new, used, and upcoming LPs, and some new CDs. Our store is open every day from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Let’s take a look at some of what’s new but first look at the store’s schedule for the week.

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

Upcoming / Expected Friday
Angelo Badalamenti – Music From Twin Peaks
Big Thief – Two Hands
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Dashboard Confessional – The Best Ones Of The Best Ones
Harley Flanagan – Original Cro-Mags Demos 1982-1983
Kanye West – College Dropout
Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Pantera – History of Hostility
Smashing Pumpkins – Adore

New LPs
Kid Dynamite – Kid Dynamite
MC5 – Kick Out The Jams
Pet Shop Boys – Hotspot
Pinegrove – Marigold
The XX – I See You

Used LPs
Ace – Five-A-Side
Alabama – The Closer You Get
Al Goodman – My Fair Lady and The King And I
Alice Cooper – Killer
Andre Previn – Britten: Spring Symphony
The Beach Boys – In Concert
Billie Jo Spears – Lonely Hearts Club
Bob Seger – Seven
Electric Light Orchestra – Face The Music
David Bowie – Scary Monsters
Fools Face – Public Places
Frank Sinatra – Strangers In The Night
Free Beer – Free Beer
Genesis – Genesis
George Harrison – Living In The Material World
Graham Nash – Songs For Beginners
Grateful Dead – Vintage Dead
Jeff Beck – Flash
Jeff Beck Group – Rough And Ready
Jefferson Airplane – The Worst of Jefferson Airplane
Jethro Tull – Living In The Past
Jill Sobule – Things Here Are Different
Jim Reeves – Twelve Songs of Christmas
Jim Reeves – The Jim Reeves Collection
Kathleen Battle / Christopher Parkening – Pleasures Of Their Company
Libby Titus – Libby Titus
Liona Boyd – Persona
Men Without Hats – Rhythm Of Youth
Merle Haggard And The Strangers – Eleven Winners
Nanci Griffith – Poet In My Window
Nanci Griffith – Storms
Neil Young – Time Fades Away
Patti Page – Sings Her Hits Vol. 1
Paul Butterfield’s Better Days – It All Comes Back
Peter Frampton – Frampton’s Camel
Roger Whittaker – The Best of Roger Whittaker
Roy Buchanan – Dancing On The Edge
Sara Hickman – Equal Scary People
Sha Na Na – Hot Sox
The Statler Brothers – Christmas Card
Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes – Call Of The Wind
The Temptations – Masterpiece
Thao With The Get Down Stay Down – We Brave Bee Stings And All
Van Morrison – Moondance
WICS-TV – Taking Pride In Springfield
The Young Snakes – Barking Along With The Young Snakes

12” Singles
Betty Boo And Ms. Thang – Bad Girls
The Herbaliser – Generals
Jaguar Wright – The What If’s
Jinny – Keep Warm
Otis Liggett – Every Breath You Take
R.E.M. – So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)

New CDs
Andy Hughes – Altered States
Andy Williams – Sings Steve Allen / Two Time Winners
Astralwerks – Werks Like A 12”
Atari Teenage Riot – 60 Second Wipe Out
Atlantic Starr – Ultimate Collection
Barry Manilow – Greatest Hits Volume III
Basement Jaxx – Rooty
Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding
Bob Dylan – New Morning
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Greatest Hits
Brian Eno & J. Peter Schwalm – Drawn From Life
David Sanborn – Backstreet
Death In Vegas – The Contino Sessions
Earth, Wind & Fire – Gratitude
Earth, Wind & Fire – Open Our Eyes
Envogue – Best of Envogue
Fatboy Slim – Illuminati
Fatboy Slim – On The Floor At The Boutique
Four Tops – Anthology
Frank Sinatra – Close To You And More
Frank Sinatra – Golden Greats
Fred Astaire – The Astaire Story
Goldie – INCredible Sound of Drum’n’Bass
Gregg’s Egg’s – Gregg’s Egg’s
Harry Connick, Jr. – Star Turtle
Hive – Devious Methods
Incognito – Who Needs Love
The Isley Brothers – Eternal
James Ingram – Forever More
Jimmy Durante – Jimmy Durante’s Way Of Life
Johnny Mathis – Open Fire, Two Guitars
Keoki – Ego-Trip
Kim Waters – Someone To Love You
Kirk Whalum – Into My Soul
Kool & The Gang – Too Hot Live
Linda Ronstadt – Feels Like Home
Mark Whitfield – True Blue
Mark Turner – Mark Turner
Marvin Gaye – Motown Classics
Mikee B – Vital UK Garage
Roger Williams & Liberace – Piano Moods
Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe And Other Hits
Tony Bennett – More Songs From The Heart
Tuck & Patti – The Best of Tuck & Patti
Various – Excursions In Ambience: The Third Dimension
Zero Zero – Am Gold

April 6th at Dumb Records: Aceyalone, Blast Mega + Cas Metah, Mouf Warren, + More


Today we have a mega-huge hip hop show to announce. This one is happening on Monday, April 6th at our space. We are especially excited about this one because it features a great lineup of national touring and very notable hip hop acts. One of those being “Aceyalone” from California and an active rapper since 1988. We have his 2001 album streaming on the player below. Aceyalone is coming with a whole group of artists, including Cas Metah and Mouf Warren from Ohio. “Blast Mega” and “Lee G” are a part of the tour as well. Then for local acts, this makes a lineup the biggest we have ever seen for a hip hop show at our space. We’ve got… some familiar acts to our stage including Cornbread, Zach Moad & Young Frost. Some unfamiliar acts but some who may have performed at Black Sheep include… Xtortion Da Don, Agent Orange, and Prez A Dent. There’s more??

All of that is only costing $7 admission… doors are opening at 7:00 pm. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at our space.

Wasted Talent ft. Mvrty1300: “Sheria Za Pesa” (Music Video)

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Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to another week. The Grammys happened a couple of nights ago we are pretty sure. We are not sure who won, but we do know that today we are bringing you a new-ish music video from local hip hop artist “Wasted Talent” for the song “Sheria Za Pesa” which features other local act Mvrty1300. The video was shot and directed here in town by Twenty One Seven Studios. You can check it out on the player embedded below.

Also check out our vids/pics page for a long list of other local music videos shot over the years here in town.

Tonight at Dumb Records: Satisfy, Meezy Killafield, 36 N Brimstone, C. Smith


Get ready for the second show we have lined up for this weekend happening tonight!! Tonight is another hip hop show at our space. This one is a release show of sorts for local hip hop artist Satisfy, who just recently dropped his debut full length album entitled Take A Deep Dive Into What I Go Through on multiple streaming platforms. This one is being organized by DB Entertainment. Also on this show is 36 N Brimstone, an artist from Carlinville, Illinois. We also have Meezy Killafield on board once again! Meezy performed at our last hip hop show last month. The one other act lined up is C. Smith right now. There will also be more!

This show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $7 at the door unless you already purchased a ticket in advance. You can check out the facebook event right here. Be sure to also check out our shows page for what else we have lined up here in 2020.

Tony Colantino: “Companion” & “The Space Drone”


Somehow we missed these two new releases from local ambient solo artist Tony Colantino that came out at some point last month. Tony put up two five-track releases, one called Companion, and the other called The Space Drone last month on his bandcamp page. You can find those both streaming on separate players embedded below. Head over to Tony’s bandcamp page to purchase the download of either release.

Tony also released his debut full length album, Extradimensional earlier last year. We are now adding all of these on to 2019 on our Springfield album archive page.