Updates: Springfield Shows Page

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Hi, we’d just though we would stop by this afternoon and say “hi”, also we know that a lot of you out there are thirsty for live music shows. Well, our space still isn’t quite ready for those (still waiting on a door to get replaced and a few other people to sign off on stuff), however there are still plenty of shows going on coming up around town in spaces that aren’t the new Dumb Records. This includes houses “The CFP”, The Radon Lounge, also Bar None right across the street from us, HISO Music, Free Press Coffee, and more. We updated our Springfield Shows Page which has upcoming shows listed around town the best we are able to for now. If we are forgetting anything let us know!

The Springfield Shows Page can always be accessed by hovering over the “Shows” tab right up there in our menu bar. The Dumb Records show page will be up and rolling as soon as we are approved to have shows in the new space.

Dumb Records’ “Record of the Night” Receives Best of 2018 Downtown Springfield Nomination


Wow! We weren’t even downtown yet in 2018, but we are extremely grateful to be receiving a big nomination in the Downtown Springfield Best of 2018 awards! The nomination is under the category of “Best Creative Promotion” and more specifically goes to our Record of the Night series, which has been on-going for the past six years, but we have managed to keep up with the tradition every single day of 2019 as we have been moving and settling into our new home downtown.

Other nominees in the category include the “Adams Family” – the group of businesses one block over from us on Adams Street, and also Obed & Isaac’s Wine Bus Tour.

The Downtown Springfield Awards Ceremony where winners of the categories will be announced is this Wednesday night. Keep up with all of our Record of the Night ridiculousness right here.

Today on Dumb Records Radio: Ken No


Did you know that our Friday 4-6pm radio show on 88.3 WQNA FM is still a thing? Of course it is! We may have changed the name to “The Dumb Records Radio Show” or “The Dumb Records Radio Hour” or… “Dumb Radio”, we aren’t quite sure yet. Today we are having a special episode focusing on local hip hop featuring Ken No who hosts Hip Hop Hump Day on 88.3 from 11:00 pm to 2:00 am late Wednesday nights. Ken picked out a few records at our new shop that we’ll be playing as well as plenty of local hip hop and we’ll be talking about plenty of things.

You can tune in today and every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on 88.3 WQNA fm or online that same time at wqna.net. We are working on updating our radio show page with downloadable episodes of the past.

RJC: “Deep End”

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Today we bring you a brand new music video from local hip hop artist a part of HISO Music – RJC. The video is for his song “Deep End” and features none other than Scott Faingold (Activator Magazine, Epsom), filmed on the ramps of Skank Skates. Wild! As you can see in the photo above, Scott plays the roll of a man who’s been kidnapped. Check out the full video below. The video was shot by Visual Paradise and edited by Twenty One Seven Studios.

Check out more Springfield music videos from over the years on our Vids/Pics page.


New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


Are you ready for a Dumb Records store update? Well we’ve been entering new stuff into the system like crazy – including a lot of LPs and brand new CDs. What we bring you here as a list today for new arrivals isn’t even half of what’s been entered in this past week! Our store has only been open from 5-6pm this past week or so (we’ve still had customers every day, even with all of this snow!), we are also going to be doubling our hours and will be open 4-6pm starting Thursday!! Wow!! Don’t forget our new store is located at 418 E Monroe St. downtown. Let’s look over our hours for this week and then get into what’s new.

Tuesday (today): 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Monday: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

New LPs
Black Flag – Everything Went Black
Brat Kings – Hypnopedia
Devo – Hardcore Devo Volume 2
Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
Nancy – With Child

Noise – Demo Tapes 1991-1995
Not Scientists – Destroy To Rebuild
Pavement – Slanted And Enchanted
Sublime – Sublime
Thomas Nicholas Band – Security
Travis Scott – Rodeo
Ty Segall – Melted
Willie Nelson – Yesterday’s Wine

Used LPs
Boatz – Boatz
Bonnie Raitt – Sweet FOrgiveness
Boston – Don’t Look Back
The Browns – Our Favorite FOlk Songs
Carly Simon – Another Passenger
Crystal Gayle – Crystal
Ernest Tubb – Sings Country Hits Old And New
Grand Funk Railroad – Live Album
Jamie Brockett – Remember The Wind And The Rain
Johnny Cash – Greatest!
Klaatu – Klaatu
LL Cool J – Phenomenon
Mental As Anything – Cyclone Raymond
Peggy Blu – Blu Blowin’
Professor Griff – Blood Of The Profit
Randy Crawford – Silence
Randy Waldman – Piano Keyboards Synthesizers
The Righteous Brothers – Greatest Hits
Ronnie Henson – Ronnie Henson
Simon – Let Me Be The One
Tom T. Hall – A Sondier of Fortune
Various – The Magical Fifties
Walls – The Future Is Wide Open

12” Singles
Baby Dc – Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll
Cavie – Bouncin’ Down The Boulevard
Celia Cruz – Ella Tiene Fuego Remixes
Eve – Let’s Talk About
Fundisha – Live The Life
G. Dep – Special Delivery / Bad Boy For Life
Glow God – House of Distractions
Mya – Free
Petey Pablo – I Told Y’All
The PJs – It’s Nothing / Rapid Fire
Queen Pen – I Got Cha / Babby Daddy
TQ – Keep It On The Low
Will Smith – Freakin’ It

New CDs
Alana Davis – Blame It On Me
Argent – The Argent Anthology
The Byrds – Greatest Hits
The Byrds – Fifth Dimension
The Charlatans UK – Melting Pot
The Charlatans UK – Songs From The Other Side
The Chieftains – Water From The Well
The Chieftains – Further Down The Old Plank Road
Chumbawamba – Tubthumper
The Church – Starfish
The Church – Under The Milky Way: The Best of The Church
Collective Soul – Blender
Collective Soul – Collective Soul
Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session
Cowboy Junkies – Miles From Our Home
Crash Test Dummies – Give Yourself A Hand
Crazytown – The Gift Of Game
Crazytown – Dark Horse
Dashboard Confessional – The Places You Have Come To Fear
The Dead Milkmen – Eat Your Paisley!
The Dead Milkmen – Big Lizard In My Backyard
Deep Blue Something – Deep Blue Something
Deep Purple – Extended Versions
Depeche Mode – Construction Time Again
Depeche Mode – Ultra
Descendents – Everything Sucks
Descendents – Bonus Fat
Dido – No Angel
The Donnas – Turn 21
The Donnas – Spend The Night
Donovan – Forever Gold
Donovan – Greatest Hits Acoustic Live
Dream – It Was All A Dream
Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
The Jacksons – Goin’ Places
Jackson 5 – Diana Ross Presents / ABC
Janet Jackson – All For You
Janet Jackson – Design Of A Decade
Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow
Jefferson Airplane – Thirty Seconds Over Winterland
Jefferson Starship – Red Octopus
The Kinks – Lost & Found
The Kinks – Think Visual
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – No More Shall We Part
Rush – A Farewell To Kings
Starship – Knee Deep In The Hoopla
Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild: A Retrospective
Steppenwolf – Live
Tanya Donelly – Beauty Sleep
Thin Lizzy – Live And Dangerous
Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
Various – Billboard Top Rock’n’Roll Hits 1958

Resident Genius Catalog (2002-2006) On Bandcamp


Here’s something we almost forgot to share a little while back! This is not exactly new local music – maybe old local music that is finally being uploaded onto the interwebs and being made available to all – the discography for early/mid 2000’s Springfield band “Resident Genius”. Resident Genius was an indie/punk band around before the days of The Black Sheep, and after the days of The Asylum, there they are pictured above performing at Veile’s Planet which was a bar/venue that put on all ages shows.

Check out the Resident Genius bandcamp page right here.

Their catalog includes three EPs, a Live session from the radio on WQNA in 2004, a split release with activist/historian Howard Zinn, and then a collection of unreleased songs (which you can find streaming below). Wow! And on top of all of that, all proceeds made from the download donations will be going towards our GoFundMe to launch a new record store and show space downtown!

We will be adding these and updating the Springfield Album Archive shortly!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


Looks like if we are going to be open today for a *very soft* opening, we can go ahead and tell you about some new arrivals hitting the shelves at Dumb Records! (This is only going to be a small portion of the mountains of inventory we are entering and re-entering in, getting in the store, and listing online. This includes a giant collection of 10,000 CDs (mostly sealed) that we have been going through bit by bit. Again, Dumb Records will be open from 5:00 to 6:00 pm today, and that’s it. Let’s look over what we are planning our hours to be this next week, and then get into the new arrivals:

Thursday (today): 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New LPs
Grandkids – Timeshare
Groundhogs – Scratching The Surface
Haldol – Haldol
Heat – Rooms EP
Home – 17
The Honor System – Rise And Run
The Humanoids – Are Born
Gravediggaz – Six Feet Deep
Panduranga Henderson – Ocean Of Love
The Pauses / Great Deceivers – Split
Tom Irwin – All That Love

Used LPs
Barry Manilow – One Voice
Carly Simon – No Secrets
Charley Pride – Sings Heart Songs
Charley Pride – In Person
City High – City High
Eddie Lockjaw Davis – The Eddie Lockjaw Davis Cookbook
Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Gershwin Songbook
Fleetwood Mac – Rumors
Grand Detour – Grand Detour
Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes – Reach For The World
Jesse Colin Young – Love On The Wing
John Paul Young – Love Is In The Air
Horseback – Piedmont Apocrypha
Magnavox – Let Us Entertain You
Mary Martin – The Sound of Music
Michael Parks – Closing The Gap
The Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed
Oscar Peterson / Leroy Vinnegar – Sessions, Live
Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace
Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love
Kenny Rogers – Kenny
Kenny Rogers – Eyes That See In The Dark
Red Sails In The Sunset – Sounds of Hawaii
Robert Palmer – Double Fun
Terry Snyder – Persuasive Percussion

Used 12” Singles
Chante Moore – Bitter
Coolio – Hit ‘Em
Demo – Bang
Ill Got Ten – Street Music
Kool Grap – It’s Nothin’ / Spill Blood
Knoc-Turn’al – Knoc
Knoc-Turn’al – I Like
MC Breed – Gangsta Sh**
MC Ren – Who In The F*** / Comin’ After You
Next – Jerk
No Good – Ballin’ Boy
Onyx – Slam
Original P – Jump Up In The Air
Scritti Politti – Tinseltown To The Boogiedown
Various – Out Tha Trunk.
The Union – G.A.M.E.

New CDs
Aaron Carter – Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)
Aerosmith – Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits
Ani Difranco – Up Up Up Up Up Up
Ani Difranco – Living In Clip
Ani Difranco – Educated Guess
Bon Jovi – Bounce
The Byrds – The Notorious Byrd Brothers
The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday
The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo
The Call – Reconciled
Candlebox – Lucy
Candlebox – Candlebox
Candyass – Orgy
Capitol Eye – Mood Swingz
Chamberlain – The Moon My Saddle
The Charlatans UK – The Charlatans UK
The Charlatans UK – Wonderland
Coal Chamber – Coal Chamber
Collective Soul – Dosage
The Corrs – Live In Dublin
The Cranberries – Bury The Hatchet
Crowded House – The Very Best of Crowded House
Culture Club – The Best of Culture Club
The Doors – Absolutely Live
The Doors – L.A. Woman
Downset. – Downset.
The Jacksons – Destiny
Janet Jackson – Damita Jo
Janet Jackson – Janet.
Joe Bonamassa – So, It’s Like That
The Kinks – Give The People What They Want
Marc Cohn – Marc Cohn
Michael Jackson – Number Ones
Rainbow – Rising
Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings
Rush – Moving Pictures
Rush – Test for Echo
Rush – The Spirit of Radio
Rush – Grace Under Presure
Rush – Caress of Steel
Rush – Vapor Trails
Ry Cooder – Manuel Galban Mambo Sinuendo
Silverchair – Neon Ballroom
Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
Stereolab – Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage
Steve Vai – Alive In An Ultra World
Talking Heads – Popular Favorites
The Tragically Hip – Up To Hear
Various – Swingin’ To Michael Jackson: A Tribute
Yngwie J. Malmsteen – Double Live