July 16th at Dumb Records: Kangaroo Court, Pucker Up, Wettail

Good morning! Here we are comin’ out of no where again to let you know about a show that is coming up at Dumb Records on Saturday, July 16th. This one is the next show happening at our space.

“Scream Like Hell” is not the name of a band, it is just the name of the show. There are three bands on this show. At the top of the lineup is “Kangaroo Court” from Champaign / Urbana. We’ve embedded a recent music video of theirs below for you to check out. Sounds like they are bringing the rock! Also bringing the rock, or hardcore punk-rock is Pucker Up from right here in Springfield! They do have a demo recorded, click the link on their name to listen to it! The third band on the show is “Wettail” playing some type of garage punk from Bloomington, Illinois.

This show… all of our shows start at 7:00pm but the flier for this one says 7:30pm. Admission is $10. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also check out our upcoming shows page on our site, which we are working on!!

Tonight at Dumb Records: “Harry’s Houseparty” (Harry Styles Fan Event)

Good morning, and happy weekend. This is a post to let you know about a fan event we’ve got going on at Dumb Records tonight. Not the normal type of event we have in our space, but a new group known as “Swift Springfield” comprised of a few Sangamon CEO students organized a Taylor Swift fan event at our space earlier this spring and it went over very well, so here we are again for another one!

Tonight, June 10th, is a fan event for English pop singer and actor Harry Styles! Harry Styles had a new album come out last month called “Harry’s House” and we have plenty of copies on vinyl right here in the store. Tickets are being sold online right here through “Swift Springfield”. We will be raffling off a ONE DIRECTION turntable and also one copy of “Harry’s House” on vinyl! That kicks off tonight at 7:00 pm.

Check our shows page for a small list of shows (with bands) that we have coming up.

Saturday, June 4th at Dumb Records: Rig Time, Shroud, Dwell, Pariah

Look at this, this is our next show happening here at Dumb Records. It is happening on Saturday, June 4th (that’s this Saturday). Sorry, we haven’t been making website posts. Maybe we are again, maybe we’re not. Maybe we’ll do a newsletter again someday, maybe not. Either way, we are still putting out records all of the time and shows are still happening.

For this show we have the band Rig Time! coming from La Crosse, Wisconsin. How fun! That band played at Black Sheep once, maybe back in 2018 or something. Yeah, 2018. That was 4 years ago now and a different era. Stream that band’s music on the player below if you feel like it. Also on this band is local band Shroud. They are heavy as h*ck. (But what band isn’t heavy on any of these shows nowadays, right? lmao). Did Shroud release a demo yet? idk. Dwell is another band playing this show, from the Alton, Illinois area. Then opening things up is the second(?) ever show for the new local band Pariah.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one here. Check out our shows page, which only has two shows listed right now. Check out our underground forum that no one is on, for fun!

Tonight at Dumb Records: Gates To Hell, Ballista, Prevention, Direct Measure, Hemlock

Good morning, it has been a while since we fired up the ol’ website. We figure today we’ll give it a try again. Maybe somewhere out there is reading this, maybe not. Anyways, tonight we have a hardcore show happening here at Dumb Records.

Tonight’s lineup includes touring hardcore act “Gates To Hell.” They are from Louisville, Kentucky. You can stream their new live album on the bandcamp player below. Gates To Hell are on tour with Ballista from Dallas, Texas, another hardcore band! Local legends on this show tonight include Springfield hardcore band Prevention (who will be playing last in the lineup if we had to guess). Also Direct Measure from the St. Louis area who are no strangers to our space. Opening things up is the newer Springfield heavy band “Hemlock”.

The show tonight is at 7:00 pm and admission is $10. We are recommending masks as we are once again entering another wave of COVID-19 in our area. Find a facebook event for this one right here.

Join the discussion for this topic on our underground forum!

Tonight at Dumb Records: Fujiko, High Meadows, Emily Hough, The Complaint Line, Pierce Havenar

Good morning! It’s been a while since we’ve made a website post of any kind, and we probably never even announced this show that’s happening tonight here at Dumb Records, but here is the info for it anyway!

Okay, tonight we’ve got a show. We finally have the alternative rock band Fujiko coming from Peoria! This one has been a long time coming – they were going to be playing our anniversary show that we had to postpone from back in January. And here they are! Stream some music on the player below. They will be coming with another Peoria “alternative” band, High Meadows! We are excited for the both to take the Dumb Records stage for the first time. Also taking the stage for the first time is Emily Hough – who has performed here before but in the days before we had a stage! Aaaand The Complaint Line, long time Springfield alternative 90’s rockers, will also finally be performing at our space for the first time as well! Opening things up is a newer and younger solo artist, Pierce Havenar!

That’s 5 acts, starting at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook for this one right here. I’m not even sure if our shows page is updated right now.

April 15th At Dumb Records: (Rescheduled) Jazz Show With End Times Trio, Baker/Davis/Verploegh

Okay here’s a non-hardcore show announcement for you all! Actually this is just an announcement for a show that we have re-scheduled, similar to one that was supposed to take place in January. This one is actually happening on Friday, April 15th now and it is a jazz and art show!

This show will start at 7:00 pm, and entry this time around is just $5. Find a facebook event for this one here. It is likely we will have our shows page re-booted up by the end of the day today. For no we have no rules regarding covid for this show!

March 26th at Dumb Records: Si Dos Quiere, Snuffed, Shroud, Dwell, Subversion

Now it’s time for us to start announcing more shows! Here is another hardcore show (don’t worry we got some other non-hardcore shows coming up to announce later) – happening on Saturday, March 26th.

This show features touring act “Si Dos Quiere” from Chicago. They are a hardcore band and you can stream their latest three-song release on the player below. Also from Chicago and hardcore/punk band we have the return of SNUFFED, who played here at some point last year and features members of other groups formerly from Central Illinois in the Black Sheep years. Right in the middle of the lineup is Springfield / Decatur / Central Illinois newer hardcore group SHROUD, who recently had a demo come out. Before them is “DWELL” which is a hardcore band from a little drive South of here in Alton, Illinois. Opening things up is a brand new band from here that we know little about called Subversion!

All of that starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. We’re still working on updating our shows page, sorry. What’s our covid policy for this show? We are no longer checking vaccination status at the door and for this one we will probably no longer be requiring masks!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Good morning and good afternoon! We just had a show last night. New and used records are still rolling out here at Dumb Records every day and our shelves are overflowing again (and we don’t have room to put any new shelving at this point). So someone better come and buy some records from us. We are open every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Below is a list of records (new and used), not including re-stocks, and not including all of the CDs and cassettes we have been getting in. Enjoy!

New LPs
Bad Religion – Recipe For Hate
Billy Preston – Encouraging Words
Black Country, New Road – Ants From Up There
Black Pumas – Deluxe Edition
Chicago – Chicago 19
Curtis Mayfield – The Very Best Of Curtis Mayfield
Eric Church – Carolina
Foo Fighters – Saint Cecilia EP
Goblin – Suspiria
Goblin – Zombi
Green Day – BBC Sessions
Halsey – Hopeless Fountain Kingdom
Iron Lung – Sexless / No Sex
The Jam – All Mod Cons
Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides Of The Sky
John Mayer – Room For Squares
The Knitters – Poor Little Critter On The Road
Krallice – Hyperion
Lagwagon – Resolve
Linkin Park – Reanimation
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton: An American Musical
Marie Queenie Lyons – Soul Fever
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On Live
Miles Davis And Milt Jackson – Quintet / Sextet
The Monotony Commission – One Hand Turns To Heaven
Parquet Courts – Sympathy For Life
Portugal The Man – In The Mountain In The Cloud
Sabaton – The War To End All Wars
Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra – Visits Planet Earth
Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point
The Weather Station – How It Is That I Should Look At The Stars
The XX – XX
Yellowman – Mello Yellow
2Pac – All Eyez On Me

Used LPs
Annie Haslam – Annie In Wonderland
Bobby Vinton – The Big Ones
Bonaroo – Bonaroo
Cerrone IV – The Golden Touch
Chris And Cosey – Take Five
Chuck Berry – Maybelline Vol. 2
David Banner – MTA2: Baptized In Dirty Water
David Holland / Derek Bailey – Improvisations For Cello & Guitar
Dean Martin – The Best Of Dean Martin
Dollar O L’Amour
Donald Byrd – Stepping Into Tomorrow
Eddie Rabbitt – The Best Year Of My Life
Frankie Yankovic – America’s Polka King
Frank Sinatra – Frank Sinatra’s Greatest!
Freddie Hart – Freddie Hart’s Greatest Hits
Gary Wright / Spooky Tooth – That Was Only Yesterday
George Benson – The George Benson Cookbook
Gene Pitney – Looking Through The Eyes Of Love
Glen Campbell – The 12 String Guitar Of Glen Campbell
The Gories – The Shaw Tapes: Live In Detroit
Graham Parker And The Rumour – Stick To Me
The Grass Roots – Leaving It All Behind
Hans Christian Anderson – Best Loved Fairy Tales
Hawkwind – Hall Of The Mountain Grill
Ivory Joe Hunter – Mean Woman Blues
The Jacksons – Destiny
Jim Reeves – Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
Jimmy Page – Death Wish II
John Hall – Power
Jon Hassell – Earthquake Island
Jonathan Edwards – Rockin’ Chair
Jonathan Edwards – Have A Good Time For Me
Joni Mitchell – Mingus
Jose Gonzalez – Local Valley
Kenny Rankin – The Kenny Rankin Album
Levon Helm – And The RCO All-Stars
Larry Coryell – The Eleventh House
L.T.D. – Love To The World
Mimi & Richard Farina – The Best Of Mimi & Richard Farina
The Mothers Of Invention – The **** Of The Mothers
The Move – Shazam
The Move – Split Ends
Nazz – Nazz III
Odyssey – Odyssey
Orchestra Luna – Orchestra Luna
Pacific Gas & Electric – The Best Of PG&E
The Platters – The GOlden Hits Of The Platters
Quincy Quincy
Rare Bird – Epic Forest
Richie Havens – Mixed Bag
Rubicon – American Dreams
Rupert Holmes – Rupert Holmes
Rupert Holmes – Singles
Spooky Tooth – Tobacco Road
Stanley Clarke – Stanley Clarke
Thee Oh Sees – Castlemania
The Uptown Rullers – Twelve Inches, 12!
Van-Zant – Van Zant
Various – The Big Ball
Various – The Joy Of Christmas
Various – Cricket And Other Friends
Various – Shut Down
Wadsworth Mansion – Wadsworth Mansion
Wilson Pickett – I Want You
Wilson Pickett – A Funky Situation
Yello – Toy

12” Singles
The Cuf – Whatcha Say?
Daddy D. – Motherfussin’
Deserteagle – Qwazaar
Kool & The Gang – Victory
Noddin Nodders – Bounce
Toddy Tee – I Need A Rolex

Tonight at Dumb Records: Prevention, Payasa, Pucker Up

Happy Monday, guess what – there is a show happening here at Dumb Records tonight (the first hardcore show of 2022 for us) – there have also been some lineup changes on this one even since we announced it one week ago on our site.

Tonight! We still have Springfield hardcore legends Prevention playing last, headlining the gig. We also still have the main touring band on this one – “Payasa” from Chicago. You can check out some of their music streaming on the player below. The lineup changes are happening on the opening acts – the previous bands which all started with the letter “P” from out of town are no longer playing. Looks like they found another local “P” band and that is “Pucker uP.” Tonight’s show of course, has been brought to you by the letter P.

This show starts at 7:00 pm on Monday and admission is $7! The arcade will be open! Find a facebook event here. We do have a couple of other shows lined up in the coming weeks and months we’ll announce soon. Here’s a covid policy update as well:

Masks? Please wear masks for this show, probably not required for future shows after this one?
• We’re not checking for vaccine or negative test status anymore. Horray.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

New stuff! Here we are… on a Thursday with a long list of some new arrivals this week at Dumb Records. Our store is still open here every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. We have our next show happening on Monday night, so we’ll be open later than that! This is a long list of some new and used LPs that have hit the shelves, not including re-stocks, or CDs, or cassettes.

New LPs
Act I – Act I
Alice In Chains – Live At The Hollywood Palladium 1992
Band Of Skulls – Himalayan
Beck / Various – Song Reader
Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks The Bootleg Series
Chi-Lites – Give It Away
Christopher Lennertz – Mondo / The Boys
Coldplay – Myo Xyloto
The Copyrights – Alone In A Dome
Dio – Master Of The Moon
Elvis Costello – Taking Liberties
Freddie Mercury – Mr Bad Guy
George Freeman – New Improved Funk
Grateful Dead – Shakedown New York Vol. 2
Hootie & The Blowfish – Cracked Rear View
The Insect Trust – The Insect Trust
Jimmy Page – Burn Up
Joey Cape – Let Me Know When You Give Up
John Lee Hooker – Sittin’ Here Thinkin’
Joseph Trapanese – Prisoners Of The Ghostland
Kind Diamond – In Concert 1987 Abigail
Laffing Gas – It’s A Beautiful Day In The Gulch
Lagwagon – Let’s Talk About Feelings
Lagwagon – Hoss
Lagwagon – Blaze
Leftover Crack – The E-Sides And F-Sides
Leo Wright – Blues Shout
Leonard Cohen – Songs From A Room
Less Than Jake – Silver Linings
Less Than Jake – See The Light
Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues
The Move – Message From The Country
Needtobreathe – Out Of Body
PJ Harvey – Stories From The City
Possessed Beyond The Gates
Randy Edelman – Ghostbusters II
Richard Lloyd – Field Of FIre
The Rolling Stones – Honk: The Very Best Of The Rolling Stones
Sam Cooke – Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964
The Standells – Live On Tour – 1966!
The Stompers – The Stompers
The Stylistics – Fabulous
Various – Spider-Man 3: Music From And Inspired By

Used LPs
Alabama – Live
Artful Dodger – Babes On Broadway
Baby Grand – Baby Grand
Badger – White Lady
Benny Golson – Killer Joe
Bette Midler – Mud Will Be Flung Tonight!
Bill Haley And His Comets – Bill Haley And His Comets
Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra – Golden Hits
Bob Welch – Bob Welch
Canned Heat – Human Condition
Carly Simon – Hello Big Man
The Caroleer Singers – Sleigh Ride Jingle Bells
Chris Rea – New Light Through Old Windows
Clarence Clemons – Rescue
Country Joe McDonald – Love Is A Fire
Crosby, Stills & Nash – Live It Up
Dalton & Dubarri – Dalton & Dubarri
Dean Martin – On The Sunny Side
The Doobie Brothers – Cycles
Dorris Day – Day Dreams
Epitaph – Outside The Law
Fatback – Man With The Band
Gladys Knight And The Pips – All Our Love
Goin’ Goin’ Gone – Goin’ Goin’ Gone
Guy Lombardo – Song Of Norway
Gypsy – In The Garden
Garry Connick, Jr. – We Are In Love
Hot R.S. – Forbidden Fruit
Ian Matthews – Tigers Will Survive
Ian Matthews – Valley Hi
Jean-Luc Ponty – Imaginary Voyage
JD McPherson – Signs & Signifiers
Joe & Eddie – There’s A Meetin’ Here Tonite
Kenny Gill – What Was, What Is, What Will Be
K-Tel Records – The Beat: Sound Wave Of The 80’s
Larry Coryell – Barefoot Boy
Leif Garrett – Leif Garrett
The Lettermen – Put Your Head On My Shoulder
Londa – Heavenly Love
Love / Action – Sniff ’N’ The Tears
Martin Denny – Another Taste Of Honey
Martin Lawrence – Funk It!
Meir Levy – Jerusalem of GOld
Mike Sammes Singers – White Christmas
The Motors – Approved By The Motors
Moxy – Ridin’ High
Nazz – Nazz (1969)
The Nice – Keith Emerson With The Nice
Oak Ridge Boys – Greatest Hits 2
The Pentangle – Basket Of Light
The Pentangle – Solomon’s Seal
The Persuasions – We Came To Play
Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles
Ray Manzarek – The Golden Scarab
Richard Torrance And Eureka – Belle Of The Ball
Rita Coolidge – Love Me Again
Scorpions – Best Of Scorpions
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Stillness
Stanley Clark – Journey To Love
Sylvester – Step II
Tommy Roe – It’s Now Winters Day
Trapeze – Trapeze
Various – Discomania 2
Various – Parade Of Show Stoppers
Various – Party Rock
Various – The Sound Of Folk Music, 1964
The Zombies – R.I.P.

12” Singles
Fat Boys – Rock Ruling / Hell No!
Snoop Dogg – Just Dippin’
Sylvester – Band Of Gold
Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now