Activator: Best of Springfield Music 2019 (January Issue) Is Here!


Wow!! We know we are already ten days into this year, but it’s finally time to share with you all the results from our Best of Springfield Music 2019 survey that we teamed up with Activator Magazine to compile! The issue of Activator is finally out and available for free inside of our store and other locations around town! This is exciting!

As with every previous year, we came up with top ten lists for Springfield shows, songs from local bands – and a top twenty list for albums / releases from local bands and artists. There was a lot of great stuff from this past year highlighted in this issue, and we are excited to share it all with you.

We will be posting the results from the polls in separate categories over the next four days, starting with the shows category later this afternoon!

Dumb Records Six Years Old Today (One Year Downtown)


Wow, it looks like our store has had an anniversary of sorts sneak up on us, and we don’t have any special event planned to celebrate! Today (January 10th), marks exactly one full year since our soft opening here at our downtown location. It also marks exactly six full years since our original original soft open at our original location. Our original location grand opening was held the following day on Saturday January 11th, 2014 and the downtown grand opening and ribbon cutting was not until Saturday March 9th, 2019. We’ll go ahead and count today as our birthday though.

We are not doing anything to celebrate. No shows, no sales, no nothing. Our store is just open today from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm as usual. You can check out our history page on our site to learn more about our very rich and very deep history. Oh, and this is what our store looked like exactly one year ago from today:


and this is what our store looked like exactly six years ago: