Tonight at Dumb Records: Snuffed, Bull Cult, War And Rumor, Hemlock

Tonight! Happy rainy Sunday. We’ve got another show going on tonight – don’t worry, it’s only four bands this time.

For this show we have four bands. At the top of the bill is “Snuffed” – a hardcore band from Chicago we have been told is “nasty.” Stream the music on the player below to hear just now nasty they really are. Also on this show is Peoria veteran hardcore rockers in Bull Cult! Some of them over there helped open up a new venue in Peoria called the Hot Box. There is also a NEW band from Jacksonville on this bill playing some metal music called “War And Rumor.” Then there is also a NEW band from right here in Springfield playing hardcore music called “Hemlock”!

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission this time around is $7. We are still requiring masks and checking vaccination cards for shows in October. Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also check out our shows page for a list of other upcoming shows at our space.

Tonight at Dumb Records: Constraint, Discourage, Flash Back, Gate To Hell, Prevention, Direct Measure

Tonight! We’ve got a show. It’s a Wednesday weeknight but we’ve got a six band hardcore show lined up, so we’ve got a long night ahead of us.

This one features heavy hitting Louisville, Kentucky hardcore band “Constraint.” You can stream their latest album Nerf Planet embedded on the player below. Looks like Constraint is going to be touring with Discourage coming all the way from California (and also playing hardcore music)! Ope, looks like we have another Louisville band and that is “Gates To Hell.” There’s even a band from Canada on here called Flash Back??? We have bands coming in every direction for this show! Of course we also have Prevention on the bill – and one update to the show since it was originally announced at that is opening things up looks like we have Direct Measure from the St. Louis area! Or wait… is it Penalty Box opening things up after all? Which band is it?

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $10. Check out a facebook event for this show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a list of everything we have announced and lined up.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Happy Tuesday! Here we go with another record dump. You may have noticed that we got a van, so we’ve been picking up some big record collections big time. Well guess what. We always have been doing that. And we have always been putting stacks upon stacks of records every day. Always have been, always will be. We just do it in style now with our green van. That’s right. So this week we once again have a long list of new and used LPs, and this doesn’t even include all of the CDs and cassettes that we have been putting out, or re-stocks of anything. Our store is open every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. That’s right.

New LPs
The Allman Brothers Band – Fillmore East February 1970
Bad Brains – The San Francisco Broadcast
Between The Buried And Me – Colors
Buddy Guy – Stone Crazy Blues
Chubby & The Gang – The Mutt’s Nuts
Deacon – Serpentwithfeet
Descendents – Berkeley Square Broadcast 1985
Elvis Presley – Shake Rattle & Roll
Frank Zappa – Live Montreal 1971
Gov’t Mule – Sco. Mule
Greggory Isaacs – Soon Forward
Hans Zimmer – No Time To Die Original Soundtrack
Herbie Hancock – Live In Boston, 1973
Ian Sweet – Show Me How You Disappear
James Fox / Mick Jagger – Performance O.S.T.
Jay Som – Turn Into
John Carpenter – Lost Themes
John Carpenter – Halloween Kills
John Williams – Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
Johnny Clarke – Jah Jah We Pray
Joy Division – Warsaw
Lee Perry – Skanking With The Upsetter: Rare Dubs
Lou Reed – New York
Miles Davis – A Tribute To Jack Johnson
Millie Jackson – Live And Outrageous
Philip Smart – Meets The Aggrovators At King Tubby’s
P!NK – All I Know So Far
P.O.D. – Satellite
Scientist – Scientist At The Controls Of Dub
Squirrel Flower – Planet (i)
Stan Getz – Stan Getz In Stockholm
The Traveling Wilburys – Volume One
Widespread Panic – Widespread Panic
Wu-Tang Clan – The Essential
Various – School Of Rock: Music From The Motion Picture
Various – Punk Rock Christmas
100 Gecs – 1000 Gecs

Used LPs
Amy Winehouse – Live And Remixed
The Anita Kerr Singers – Velvet Voices And Bold Brass
Barbara McNair – More Today Than Yesterday
The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album
Billy Crockett – Surprises In Disguises
Billy Swan – At His Best
Bob Wills – Remembering… The Greatest Hits Of Bob Wills
The Boomtown Rats – A Tonic For The Troops
Bruce Forman And George Cables – Dymanics
The Buckinghams – Time And Charges
The Byrds – The Best Of The Byrds: Greatest Hits, Volume 2
Chet Atkins – Hometown Guitar
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Pendulum
Eydie Gorme – Don’t Go To Strangers
Elvis Presley – Greatest Hits Volume One
Bruce Forman – River Journey
Count Basie – Basic Basie
Danny Kay – Grimm’s Fairy Tales
David Pack – Anywhere You Go…
Diana Trask – Believe Me Now Or Believe Me Later
Dionne Warwick – Valley Of The Dolls
Doc Holliday – Doc Holliday
Dr. Hook – Dr. Hook Live
Duke Jupiter – White Knuckle Ride
Dukes Of Dixieland – Breakin’ It Up On Broadway!
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush – Live
Gene Watson – Love In The Hot Afternoon
Gentle Giant – The Missing Piece
George Beverly Shea – Christmas With George Beverly Shea
George Harrison – Somewhere In England
Glen Sherley – Glen Sherley
Hank Snow – The Hank Snow Album
Harry Belafonte – My Lord What A Mornin’
Harry Chapin – Dance Band On The Titanic
Hope Of The States – The Lost Riots
The Ides Of March – Common Bond
The Impressions – Greatest Hits
Jimmy Nelson – Instant Ventriloquism
John Stewart – Blondes
Kendrew Lascelles – Earth Fungus And The Stuff Of Stars
Lawrence Welk – Merry Christmas From Lawrence Welk
Lenny Dee – Here’s Lenny Dee
Lesley Gore – The Golden Hits Of Lesley Gore
Les Paul & Mary Ford – Brazil
Lester Young – Memorial Album Vol. 1
Lou Rawls – Close Up Lou Rawls
Louis Moreau Gottschalk – Piano Music
Mahogany Rush – Child Of The Novelty
Mario Lanza – Christmas Hymns And Carols
Maynard Ferguson – The Best of Maynard Ferguson
Mel Brooks – The Producers
Merle Haggard – Big City
Mickey Newbury – Harlequin Melodies
Mike Berry – Rock’s In My Head
Milt Jackson / Coleman Hawkins – Bean Bags
Miles Davis – Facets
Phil Keaggy – Underground
Poison – Look What The Cat Dragged In
Ray Charles – Modern Sounds In Country And Western Vol. 2
Ray McKinley – The Authentic Sound of Glen Miller
Ricky Nelson – Ricky Nelson
Skate Korpse – Skate Korpse
SNFU – And No One Else Wanted To Play
The Springer Brothers – Dueling Banjos
Ted Heath And His Music – Big Band Kern
Ted Heath And His Music – Swing Session
The Righteous Brothers – Sayin’ Somethin’
Them – Them
T.H. And The Wreckage – Born To Rock
Tihati – Tihati’s South Seas Spectacular
Tiger Amry – Tiger Army
Tony Bennett – Who Can I Turn To
Tony Sandler & Ralph Young – Side By Side
Trickster – Back To Zero
The Turtles – The Turtles Greatest Hits
Typhoon – Sympathetic Magic
UFO – Making Contact
Walt Disney – The Story Of The Littlest Outlaw
Walt Disney – The Prince And The Pauper
Various – The Greatest Hits From England

November 13th at Dumb Records: Attic Salt, Tina Sparkle, Starter Jackets, Oatmilk

Good morning! Happy Monday. We are here to announce another show. We might be slightly behind on getting some show announcements up. This one we are announcing today is happening on Saturday, November 13th! Mark your calendars, and get your fall jackets ready. For this show we have Attic Salt from right here in Springfield – the power pop-punk group who released your favorite album, Get Wise last year in 2020. We also have Tina Sparkle coming from Peoria, Illinois – their first time ever playing Springfield as far as we know! This group has been around the area for a long time, and you can stream their newest album Southern Hospitality on the player below. Also on the gig we got Starter Jackets – making their big return on this side of the pandemic. Opening things up is a newer project from Decatur, Illinois called Oatmilk! Let’s go ahead and give them all one big round of applause.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page where we have a list of what we’ve got announced and coming up!

Bad Man: “Oh No Bad Man Demo”

Good morning! Today we are bringing you a brand new demo from a new Springfield project we know nothing about! Gee, we don’t know anything about this at all! It is one big mystery! The project is called “Bad Man” and you can stream the demo “Oh No Bad Man!” on the player embedded below. Is it a full band? A solo project who knows!

We do know that Bad Man is playing its first show in just eight days on Saturday, October 9th here at Dumb Records along with The Antibuddies, Oleander Grey, and Gargantuan. Check out a facebook event for that show here. Also check out our Springfield Album Archive Page where we have been doing a very bad job of keeping up with local releases for this year.

Tonight at Dumb Records: Sidestep, Stick People, Black Box

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!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

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

September Issue of Activator Magazine Available Now

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!

Be sure to also check out the Activator Magazine Patreon and consider donating for other exclusive bonus monthly content!!!

“The List” Announced For Black Friday Record Store Day 2021 (November 26th)

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.

148 exclusive titles were just recently announced on the Record Store Day website right here to be released this year on Black Friday. (Click the link right here to see that list). And if there are titles that are jumping out at you as ones you are really wanting, let us know in the comment section which ones you are trying to get! We will be ordering at least one of every title, but we base our orders on what you (the fans) are going to be on the look-out for.

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.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

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