It’s a Thursday, and we will be hosting a nice three-band show inside of our venue tonight! This one features some rock music that will be a little bit of something for everybody. It should be a nice time! Tonight we’ve got the group Sidestep coming from Louisville, Kentucky! You can stream some of Sidestep’s new music on the player below. There are also a couple of local heavy-hitting greats that have not performed here since before the pandemic, however long ago that was now. That includes Taylorville 90’s sounding alternative rock group Stick People, and also very fast and outta-control hardcore band from right here in Springfield, Black Box.
This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is just $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for another look at what’s coming up in this new era!
Good morning! And good afternoon. It’s Tuesday, and we have another long list of new arrivals that have recently hit the shelves at our record store here at 418 E. Monroe Street downtown. This time around we just have new and used LPs – however, we are constantly putting out more CDs and cassettes nowadays too. This list doesn’t even include re-stocks for the vinyl records either. We just got a lotta stuff, okay? This week there is a show on Thursday, so we’ll be open later for that as well. Okay here is the list of what’s new:
New LPs Alice Cooper – Dirty Diamonds Alkaline Trio – Goddamnit Bad Moves – Tell No One Billy Idol – The Roadside EP Blue Stingrays – Surf-N-Burn Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rastaman Vibration Children Of Bodom – Tokyo Warhearts Connie Smith – The Cry Of The Heart Coven – Witchcraft David Ferguson – Nashville No More Death Angel – Fall From Grace Elliot Smith – Kill Rock Stars Elvis Perkins – Creation Myths Guided By Voices – Isolation Drills High On Fire – The Art Of Self Defense James McMurty – The Horses And The Hounds Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express Lush – Ciao! Best Of Lush Pelican – Nighttime Stories Phish – Big Boat Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother Public Service Broadcasting – Bright Magic Pylon – Gyrate Richard Spaven – Spaven X Sandunes Skatune Network – Burn The Billboard Skip James – Worried Blues Stella Chiweshe – Ambuya! Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine – A Beginner’s Mind Toro Y Moi – Live From Trona
Used LPs Alas Chapinas – Marimba Alexander Goodrich – Christmas Organ And Chimes Animotion – Strange Behavior Arc Angel – ArcAngel Benny Goodman – Live At Carnegie Hall Billy Vaughn – Sail Along Silv’ry Moon Bohemia – Deviations Charley Pride – The Best of Charley Pride Vol. II Charley Pride – Amazing Love Charlie Mingus – Charlie Mingus Charlie Rich – There Won’t Be Anymore Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head Cowboy Copas – Signed, Sealed & Delivered El DeBarge – El DeBarge El Gran Trio – Tarjeta De Navidad Evie – Come On, Ring Those Bells Eydie Gorme & The Trio Los Pancho – Amor: Great Love Songs In Spanish David Ingles – Oasis Of Love The Doors – Classics Duke Ellington – The World Of Duke Ellington Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – Lock, The Fox The English Band – What You Need Frank Sinatra – Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome George Jones – I Made Leaving (Easy For You) George Morgan – Red Rose From The Blue Side Of Town Gerry Mulligan – Concert Days Ginger Baker – Eleven Sides Of Baker The Goodmans – Chosen Graham Parker – The Real Macaw Greg Jowaisas – Daddy, Sing Me A Song! Herbie Hancock – Sound-System Ike Quebec – Heavy Soul The James Sweeting Trio – Little Nassau Jimmy Smith – Bluesmith Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – Glorious Results Of A Misspent Youth Joe Kelly’s Four + One – The Gaslight Presents Joe Williams – Me And The Blues John McCormack – Antique Johnny Maddox – Crazy Otto Johnny Ray – Mr. Cry Johnny Rodriguez – The Greatest Hits Of Jose Mojica – Le Canta A Mexico Julie London – Sings Soft & Sweet Junior Mance – I Believe To My Soul Kris Kristofferson – Border Lord Lefty Frizzell – ABC Collection Living Trio – Heart Of My Heart Lo Mejor En – Valses Peruanos Los Andinos – Parranda Con Los Andinos Los Kenton – Los Kenton Luis Gonzalez – Musica Tipica Navidena The Marshall Tucker Band – Where We All Belong Missouri – Welcome Two Missouri Mongo Santamaria – La Bamba Montrose – Montrose Nick Gilder – Frequency Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble – A Salute To Jazz Education Odilio Gonzalez – Y La Navidad Pat Travers – Radio Active Paul Anka – Paul Anka Gold Paul Williams – Just An Old Fashioned Love Song Pater And Gordon – Sing And PLay The Hits Of Nashville Premiata Forneria Marconi – The World Became The World The Premiers – Farmer John Live Procol Harum – Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Raiders – Collage RATT – Dancing Undercover Ray Charles – Do I Ever Cross Your Mind Ray Charles Singers – One Of Those Songs Ronnie McDowell – Greatest Hits The Rumor – Purity Of Essence Sandler & Young – Happy Holidays Sanford And Townsend – Smoke From A Distant Fire Sonny Stitt – The Genius Of Sonny Stitt Spooky Tooth – The Last Puff The Strawberry Street Singers – You Can’t Have Too Much Of A Good Good Thing Starcastle – Starcastle Stonebolt – Keep It Alive Stonewall Jackson – Thoughts Of A Lonely Man Strawbs – Hero And Heroine Trapeze – Trapeze Ted Nugent – Intensities In 10 Cities Trio Los Panchos – Hits! Van Morrison – Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart Various – Arthur The Album Various – The Country Side Of Christmas Various – Christmas Time Various – The Influence Of Fie Various – Original Early Top 40 Hits Various – Venezuela Canta Y Baila The Vogues – The Vogues Greatest Hits Zoot Sims / Bucky Pizzarelli – Nirvana
Hey-o, it’s a little late in the game (September is already well over halfway done, and was yesterday the first day of fall?), but this is a post letting you know that we have the new issue of Activator Magazine here at our store! And plenty of copies of it still!
As you can see, this issue features hit Springfield hardcore band Prevention on the cover. Hey, that photo was even taken inside of our space! There is the usual album reviews, and Activator’s “Best Bets” which is a calendar for show and concert highlights for this month you should check out. There is also an interview with performer local performer Taylor Moni, an interview with Central Illinois metal band Blind Equation, an interview with solo Peoria musician Emily Antonacci, an interview with local jazz musician Richard Gilman-Opalski, an interview with Chris Bayless – musician from Peoria who started a new venue called “The Hotbox”, a photospread of the “Artists In Harmony” event that was held at Anvil & Forge Brewing, our own “Dumb Perspective” column which this time around focuses on our experience starting up shows again during the pandemic and requiring proof of vaccine at shows, an interview with Mt. Vernon-based musician Tom Doherty, a nice “Soundcheck” section featuring small update snippets with other local artists and musicians, a photo spread of the Old Capitol Blues & BBQ Festival, and another live music calendar!! Sorry, that was a lot. Woo!
For the third time this year, it’s that time of year again. That’s right, we’ve already got another Record Store Day approaching. This one should not come as much of a surprise though because Black Friday Record Store Day happens the day after Thanksgiving every year. And here we are, around two months away from that date, which this year is Friday, November 26th.
This go-round we will likely once again be releasing some type of limited edition Dumb Records t-shirt for the first people in line, exclusive posters, and we will see what else! You can expect a more detailed announcement from us on all of those goodies here in the coming weeks.
Another week has come here at our dumb little record store. We are dealing with some broken AC issues right now… but don’t worry because if we don’t get that figured out today at least the weather is colder. And as one AC unit breaks another is fixed… you may notice our arcade is a little bit cooler than usual! (By just a tad). Our store and arcade is open from 10:00am to 7:00pm every day. Check out our online discogs store here and our online merch store here. Okay, now for some of what’s new in this week:
New LPs Andrew W.K. – God Is Partying Asschapel – Total Destruction 1999-2006 Bl’ast – Blood! Black Francis – Sv n f ng rs Bobby Bland – Here’s The Man!!! Carcass – Torn Arteries Coven – Blood On The Snow Electric Funeral – Total Funeral The Flesh Eaters – I Used To Be Pretty GWAR – Scumdogs xxx Live! John Prine – Bruised Orange John Prine – For Better, Or Worse Like Rats – II Lump – Animal Metallica – (Black Album) Box Set Obliterations – Poison Everything Pelican – Ataraxia / Taraxis Pelican – The Clif The Prodigy – Music For The Jilted Generation Sect – No Cure For Death Shabazz Palaces – Quarzarz Us The Jealous Maenines Sleep – Dopesmoker Sunn O))) – Live In Bergen Cathedral Torch Runner – Endless Nothing Trap Them – Filth Rations Twenty One Pilots – Vessel Vitamin X – Age Of Paranoia YDI – A Place In The Sun
Used LPs The Accelerators – The Accelerators Artimus Pyle Band – A.P.B. Barbara Streisand – Emotion Barney Bigard – Clarinet Gumbo Bob James Three – Guest: Grover Washington, Jr. Canned Heat – Boogie With Canned Heat Cher – Take Me Home The Clique – The Clique Count Basie – Li’l Ol’ Groovemaker …Basie! The Crusaders – Those Southern Knights David Frizzell – David Frizzell Dead Or Alive – Sophisticated Boom Boom Deep Purple – The Best of Deep Purple Dennis DeYoung – Boomchild Eddie Murphy – Comedian Elvis Presley – The Greatest Show On Earth The Fabulous Conti Family – Sounds Of America Don Byas – Savoy Jam Party Donovan – Open Road Doris Day – Sentimental Journey Duke Ellington – 70th Birthday Concert Duke Ellington – Concert In The Virgin Islands Dukes Of Dixieland – Creole Gumbow Fabulous Poodles – Mirror Stars Gary Lewis & The Playboys – Rhythm! Geils – Monkey Island Gene Watson – Between This Time & The Next Time Glass Moon – Glass Moon Hank Snow – The Highest Bidder Herbie Mann – Mellow Jeri Southern – Southern Hospitality Joe Farrell – Night Dancing John Denver – Autograph John Denver – Take Me To Tomorrow Johnny Lee – Bet Your Heart On Me Johnny Van Zandt Band – No More Dirty Deals Julie London – Gone With The Wind Kenny Ball – Midnight In Moscow Led Zeppelin – Coda Louis Armstrong – King Louis (Selected Favorites) Louis Armstrong – Satchmo At Symphony Hall Mike Rutherford – Smallcreep’s Day Moon Martin – Street Fever Motorhead – Iron Fist Motorhead – No Sleep ’Til Hammersmith Motorhead – Orgasmatron New York Dolls – In Too Much Too Soon The Ohio Express – Beg, Borrow And Steel Pat Boone – Sixteen Great Performances Paulette Reaves – Secret Lover Pearl Bailey – Sings Porgy & Bess Poco – Crazy Eyes Pousette-Dart Band – Pousette-Dart Band Pure Prairie League – Dance The Ramsey Lewis Trio – More Sounds of Christmas Robert Goulet – I Never Did As I Was Told Roy Acuff – American Folk Songs Rusty Draper – Sings Night Life Saga – Heads Or Tales Sarah Vaughan – Close To You Schneider With The Kick – Exposed Sherbet – Howzat Spider – Spider States – Picture Me With You Steve Wariner – Life’s Highway Straight Eight – Shuffle ’N’ Cut The Sweet – Featuring “Little Willy” & “Blockbuster” Suzi Quatro – Quatro Tom Jones – Green, Green Grass Of Home The Trammps – The Whole World’s Dancing Ultravox – Rage In Eden The Unseen – Left That World Behind Various – Cahoots County Various – On This Christmas Night The Ventures – Ventures A Go Go Village People – Live And Sleazy Webb Pierce – Cross Country What Is This – Squeezed
We are excited for this finalist round in the annual Illinois Times’s “Best Of Springfield 2021” poll. As far as we can tell, we have made it on to finalists in FOUR different categories as Dumb Records and those are as follows:
BEST MUSIC STORE
BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE (SMALL)
BEST PLACE TO GO DOWNTOWN
BEST ANTIQUE / VINTAGE STORE
Okay, all of those things sound great! Don’t vote for us for best vintage / antique shop though, you should vote for Springfield Vintage around the corner for us! 😂 Really, vote for whoever you want to in all of those categories, and all of your other favorite local businesses and people in all of the other categories as well.
Voting is online right here at the Illinois Times website from now up until 11:59pm on September 27th one week from now. The winners will be published in the October 28th issue of the Illinois Times.
Yes. There IS a show happening at Dumb Records tonight! It’s a three-band show! The bands are more in the alternative and indie-rock directions! Maybe even some shoegaze music! For this show we have “Grey Slush” – Grey Slush is an indie rock group from Peoria Illinois! You can stream their debut EP on the player embedded below. For this show we also have the return of The Telephone Junkies! Telephone Junkies put out an album last year and it’s great. Looks like opening things up we have the Lincoln, Illinois-based shoegaze project Hushpad. What an all around nice time.
This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also check our shows page on our site for a list of all three shows we have lined up right now.
And for this show following suite with health guidelines, state mandates, and all of that fun stuff – masks are required at this show and we are once again checking for proof of vaccine at the door! We will also accept negative covid test results within the last 72 hours.
Those October show announcements are starting to roll in! Here we have one to tell you about happening on Thursday, October 28th. It’s a nice and “chill” show. It should be a good one.
For this show we have singer/songwriter Jack M. Senff from Traverse City, Michigan! Jack has had records released through our friends over at Skeletal Lightning based out of Urbana, Illinois. He’s also performed once before here in town at the CFP house! You can stream his newest collection of songs which came out earlier this year on the player below. Looks like this time around Jack will be coming with another act called “Nephele” from Minneapolis, Minnesota! We also have the first time Dumb Records performance for a solo Decatur act called “Oatmilk!” Yum! Opening things up is none other than Emily Hough – who had performed a few times at our space, but moved to California! Is she back in town??
This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. You can find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page where you can find everything else we have announced and lined up at Dumb Records right now.
There is some really good music going out onto our shelves recently here at Dumb Records. Like, some really good music. Believe us. Our store is open every day from 10:00am to 7:00pm and we are constantly pumping out new and used LPs, 7″s, CDs, and cassettes out onto the shelves. We got t-shirts, we got stickers, we got pins, we got pinball, etc, etc. You know the drill. Okay, here are just some of the new arrivals that have gone out over the past few days:
New LPs Amyl & The Sniffers – Amyl & The Sniffers Amyl & The Sniffers – Comfort To Me Animal Collective – Feels Beirut – No No No Black Sabbath – 13 The Bug – Fire The Cars – Moving In Stereo: The Best Of The Cars Cold Feet – Punk Entity The Dave Pike Quartet / Bill Evans – Pike’s Peak Death Angel – Frolic Through The Park Digital Underground – This Is An E.P. Release Digital Underground – Sex Packets Doug Cam – Infant Eyes Imagine Dragons – Mercury Act 1 JuJu – Our Mother Was A Plant Kacey Musgraves – Star Crossed Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Butterfly 3000 Lowell George – Hey What Modest Mouse – The Golden Casket Neighborhood Brats – Confines Of Life O.V. Wright – A Nickle And A Nail And Ace Of Spades Radiohead – Amnesiac The Residents – Eskimo Spllit – Spllit Sides Teddy Pendergrass – Duets Love & Soul Tom Waits – Real Gone
Used LPs Al Caiola – Warm And Mellow Al Pierson – Dance In The Old Fashioned Way Aldo Monges – La Historia De Aldo Monges The Alvino Rey Orchestra – The King Family Show! Aviator – Aviator Barbara Fairchild – Look Inside The Asylum Choir Barbara Fairchild – Standing In Your Line Barbra Streisand – Simply Streisand Barbra Streisand – The Way We Were Baker Gurvitz Army – Hearts On Fire Big Bird – Big Bird Sings Bill Snodgrass – The University Of Texas At Arlington Billy Preston – Genius Of Billy Preston Blues Magoos – Psychedelic Lollipop Booker Ervin – The In Between Crazy Otto – Crazy Otto Rides Again Charlie Rich – The Silver Fox Cheech & Chong – Los Cochinos Chuck Mangione – Children of Sanchez Count Basie & His Orchestra – Kansas City Suite The Creed Taylor Orchestra – Shock Music In Hi-Fi The Crusaders – Royal Jam David Whitfield – Cara Mia Dexter Gordon – Sophisticated Giant Don Glasser / Louis Costello – Together 25 Years Donna Summer – Golden Hits Vol. Two Donovan – Barabajagal The Earl Scruggs Revue – Strike Anywhere Elvis Presley – Elvis Country Memories The Equators – Hot Eric Clapton – Live With Sonny Boy Williamson Erskine Hawkins – 25 Golden Years Of Jazz Floyd Cramer – This Is Floyd Cramer The Four Seasons – Four Seasons Story Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush – World Anthem Frankie Yankovic – Polka Funk & Wagnalls – Chopin Album 5 George Melachrino – The Music of Sigmund Romberg Harry Babasin & Terry Gibbs – Pick N’ Pat Head East – U.S. 1 The Harmonicats – The Harmonicats Iron Butterfly – Evolution: The Best of Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly – Live Iron Butterfly – Metamorphosis Ironhorse – Ironhorse Jack Teagarden – 1944 Big Band Jakob Magnusson – Special Treatment James Gang – Bang James Gang – Newborn Jan & Dean – Folk N’ Roll John Scofield Trio – Out Like A Light Johnny Mathis – Johnny’s Newest Hits Johnny Mathis – This Is Love Johnny Winter – Johnny Winter Johnny Winter – First Winter Kris Kristofferson – Jesus Was A Capricorn Las Tres Guitarras – Navidad Lenny Williams – Choosing You Louis Prima – Wonderland By Night Mandré – M3000 Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Nightingales & Bombers The Martial Solal Trio – In Concert Mongo Santamaria – Mongomania Neil Young – Decade Norman Lee Pat Travers – Pat Travers Patsy Cline – Walking After Midnight Peter Nero – Piano Forte The Pretenders – The Vinyl Collection 1979-1999 Quartette Tres Bien – Boss Tres Bien Qlowski – Quale Futuro? Quicksilver Messenger Service – What About Me Rare Earth – Ma Ray Charles – The Best Of Ray Charles Red Steagall – Lone Star Beer The Residents – Eskimo Shirley Bassey – I, Capricorn Sandy Nelson – Heavy Drums Stan Kenton – Conducts The Lost Angeles Neophonic Orchestra Steve Wariner – Midnight Fire Steve Wariner – Down In Tennessee Steve Wariner – I Should Be With You Strange Advance – 2wo Sweet – Off The Record Trooper – Two For The Show Various – Streets Of Fire: Music From The Motion Picture Various – Mardi Gras In New Orleans Various – Married To The Mob (Soundtrack)
Guess what? We’ve got another show tonight – our third one back inside our space since our return since this dreadful pandemic (which is still lingering on in our world). Tonight is just a short and sweet three-band Monday night show.
Tonight the show just features one touring act and that is “Bliind To Life.” They are from Colorado Springs, Colorado and you can stream their newest two-song release on the player embedded below. We also have the band “Split’ coming from St. Louis. This was a very hard band to find on the internet, but we finally found them and their music is online right here. Prevention (from here in Springfield) is playing as well, we are not sure if Prevention is opening, closing the show, or playing right in the middle, so you better be there for all of it!
This show will begin at 7:00 pm and admission this tie around is $7 (bring your cash). Find a facebook event for this one right here. And YES, we ARE still checking for proof of vaccination cards (or proof of a negative Covid test within the past 72 hours) at this show once again, and masks are required as well.