Illinois Times’ Best Of Springfield 2021 Finalist Voting (Now Through September 27th)

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:


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.

Tonight at Dumb Records: Grey Slush, The Telephone Junkies, Hushpad

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.

October 28th at Dumb Records: Jack M. Senff, Nephele, Oatmilk, Emily Hough

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.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

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)

Tonight at Dumb Records: Blind To Life, Split, Prevention

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.

October 24th at Dumb Records: Snuffed, Bull Cult, War And Rumor, Hemlock

Are you ready for another show announcement? Those October show announcements are starting to roll in… Here we have another hardcore show happening Sunday, October 24th at Dumb Records.

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. As far as we can tell, 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.

New Dumb Records Enamel Pins + Online Merch Store Relaunch

Some of you that were around for our earlier years at the original location might have remembered a brief moment in time where we had Dumb Records enamel pins with our old logo. Well… we have been wanting to make more with the new logo for a while now, and that time has finally come! We have our drippy record logo enamel pins available in the store for $4.00! But also, they are now available online along with a NEW simple and revamped online store we set up for some of our Dumb Records merch items right here at! Fun! On this version of our online store, you can only find five items including some of our recent shirt designs, enamel pins, and a sticker bundle deal. We are keeping things simple this go-around, there is no option for in-store pickup (sorry, this time it’s geared more for out of towners for us to ship stuff to because that is what makes the most sense for us right now)! Our online store with records and CDs is still setup through Discogs here.

October 20th at Dumb Records: Constraint, Discourage, Flash Back, Gates To Hell, Prevention, Penalty Box

Holy smokes, are we really ready for a show with six bands on it right now? We are not sure, but we’ve got a little bit of time to practice our mosh moves and get ready for this one, which is going to be happening on Wednesday, October 20th at Dumb Records.

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 then also is the very first show for a brand new Springfield hardcore band called Penalty Box!

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

Good morning! Here we are with another long list of some new arrivals at our store… on a Wednesday! We took one day off for Labor Day earlier this week and now we are back at it – our store is now open from 10:00am to 7:00pm every day and we plan on keeping those hours for good now. We might plan on launching a new online merch store again soon and might have some special items up our sleeves for that… so be on the lookout! Other than that, there are plenty of great new and used LPs hitting the shelves (what we have listed below is just some of that). We also have plenty of CDs and cassettes going out nowadays too, but we don’t have time to list that stuff out, you just have to come into the store for that.

New LPs
Adrenalin O.D. – The Wacky Hi-Jinks Of
Aerosmith – Live! Bootleg
Bad Religion – No Substance
The Beach Boys – Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions
Big Eyes – Almost Famous
Cement Shoes – Too
Cock Sparrer – Shock Troops
Danzig – Black Laden Crown
Day Nasty – Minority Of One
Days N Daze – Show Me The Blueprints
Deafhaven – Infinite Granite
Doom – Doomed From The Start
Elliott Smith – From A Basement On The Hill
Eric Churc – The Outsiders
Green Day – Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band
Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight Soundtrack
Iron Maiden – Senjutsu
J. Cole – He Off-Season
Jar – Superheaven
Karate – Karate
Kat Von D – Love Made Me Do It
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
The Landlords – Fitzgerald’s Paris
Lars Frederiksen – Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards
Laura Jane Grace – Bought To Rot
Life Force – Hope And Defiance
Leopardo – Malcantone
Lysol – Soup For My Family
Magnum – Magnum II
Morwan – Zola-Zemlya
Napalm Death – Enemy Of The Music Business
Night Birds – Born To Die In Suburbia
Pearl Jam – Vs.
Pleasure Leftists – The Gate
Queen Latifah – All Hail The Queen
The Red Hot Chili Peppers – One Hot Minute
Skid Row – Skid Row
Sonny Rollins – Way Out West
Spread Joy – Spread Joy
The Stooges – Fun House
Supercrush – Sodo Pop
Thelonious Monk – Brilliant Corners
Turnstile – Glow On
Waste Man – One Day It’ll All Be You

Used LPs
Adolescents – Live 1981 and 1986
Al Kooper – You Never Know Who Your Friends Are
The Allman Brothers Band – Enlightened Rogues
Ami Stewart – Knock On Wood
Anthony Philips – Private Parts And Pieces
Archie Shepp – For Losers
The Beach Boys – Friends
Billy Ocean – Tear Down These Wals
Blues Boy Willie – Strange Things Happening
Buddy Holly – The Buddy Holly Story
Bunky Green – Playin’ For Keeps
Charles M. Schulz – Charlie Brown’s Al-Stars
Charlie Mingus – Tonight At Noon
Chet Atkins – Chet Atkins’ Workshop
Chic – Les Plus Grands Succes De Chic
Connie Russell – Don’t Smoke In Bed
Crosby, Stills & Nash – Allies
David Bowie – Lodger
Deep Purple – Stormbringer
Don Nix – Hobos, Heroes, And Street Corner Clowns
Elvin Jones – Live At The Lighthouse
Dizzy Gillespie Quintet – An Electrifying Evening
Duke Ellington – Masterpieces By Ellington
Dukes Of Dixieland – Marching Along
Gato Barbieri – Euphoria
Georgio – Georgio
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet – What Is There To Say?
Grover Washington Jr. – Inside Moves
The Horace Silver Quintet – You Gotta Take A Little Love
Ian Hunter – Ian Hunter
James Taylor – Sweet Baby James
Jean Shepard – Slippin’ Away
Jimi Hendrix – Experience Hendrix
John Coltrane & Lee Morgan – Best Of Birdland Vol. 1
John Cougar – Nothin’ Matters And What If It Did
John Denver – The Best Of John Denver
John Klemmer – All The Children Cried
Johnny Cash – A Thing Called Love
King Curtis – Watermelon Man
Larry Coryell / Brian Keane – Just Like Being Born
Leo Addeo And His Orchestra – Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing
Leon Russell – All That Jazz
Lowell George – Thank I’ll Eat Hear
Mark Almond – To The Heart
Mirror Image – Sounds Like The Very Best Of The Eagles
The Motels – Little Robers
Nancy Wilson – Yesterday’s Love Songs
Nazareth – Razmanaz
Neal Schon & Jan Hammer – Untold Passion
Norman Lee – Travelin’
The Original Texas Playboys – Live And Kickin’
Pat Travers – Putting It Straight
Pat Travers Band – Heat In The Street
Pearl Bailey – Around The World With Me
Richard Rodgers – Victory At Sea
Rodney Dangerfield – No Respect
Sister Sledge – We Are Family
Slide Hampton – Explosion!
Starpoint – Sensational
Suzi Quatro – Your Mama Won’t Like Me
Teachers – Original Soundtrack
Tom Jones – This Is Tom Jones
Tasha Thomas – Midnight Rendezvous
Uriah Heep – High And Mighty
Various – The American Dream: Great Folk Songs
Various – The Flamingo Kid Soundtrack
Various – Vision Quest Original Soundtrack
Various – 18 King Sized Rhythm And Blues Hits
Various – 20 Monster Hits
Vince Guaraldi – Conte Candoli Quartet
Walt Disney – The Fox And The Hound
Wardell Gray – Plus Erroll Garner

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Good morning! It’s another happy day at our record store – and since it’s a Tuesday we are coming to you with yet another long list of some new and used killer LP’s that have been hitting the shelves these past few days. These do not include re-stocks, and these don’t even include any of the many CDs and cassettes, and 7″s we have been constantly been putting out! There’s just too much to list and too little time to type everything out! Our store is open every day from 10:30am-7:00pm downtown. Stop by sometime! Alright, let’s take a look at what’s new this week:

New LPs
Big Red Machine – How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last
Current Joys – Voyager
Deathchant – Waste
H.E.R. – H.E.R.
Iron Butterfly – Live At The Galaxy 1967
John Mayall – Plays John Mayall
Madi Diaz – History Of A Feeling
Megadeth – Unplugged In Boston
R.E.M. – Automatic For The People
Shannon And The Clams – Year Of The Spider
Sting – Duets
Suidical Tendencies – Still Punk After All These Years
System of A Down – Hypnotize
Townes Van Zandt – Rear View Mirror
Various – Woodstock Three
2Pac – Greatest Hits

Used LPs
Al Hirt – Struttin’ Down Royal Street
Angel – On Earth As It Is In Heaven
Angel – Helluva Band
Armando Manzanero – ‘74
Bill Connors – Assembler
Bill Justis – 12 Big Instrumental Hits
Buster Smith – The Legendary Buster Smith
Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Inside Straight
Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Music, You All
Clannad – Anam
Clark Terry – Tread Ye Lightly
Barbara Fairchild – Greatest Hits
Big Joe Williams – Nine-String Guitar Blues
Billie Jo Spears – I Will Survive
Billie Jo Spears – If You Want Me
Blue Oyster Cult – Blue Oyster Cult
Dave Brubeck / Paul Desmond – 1975: The Duets
David Rea – Slewfoot
Deniece Williams – I’m So Proud
The Dirt Band – Make A Little Magic
The Dukes of Dixieland – Carnegie Hall Concert Vol. 10
Elvin Jones – Midnight Walk
Eric Dolphy – Far Cry
Fatback – 14 Karat
Ferrante & Teicher – You Asked For It
Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Sons of the Beaches
Frank Sinatra – The Greatest Hits
Frankie Laine And Buck Clayton – Jazz Spectacular
The Gap Band – Gap Band IV
Gene Autry – Gene Autry
Gene Pitney – Town Without Pity
The Gentrys – Keep On Dancing
Gong – Expresso
Hal Hester – Does His Own THing
Happy Harry – Music From The Roaring Twenties
The Harmonicats – The Harmonicats
Head East – Head East
Helen Steiner Rice – Someone Cares
Henry Mancini – Peter Sellers The Party
Henry Mancini – Music Of Hawaii
Homer & Jethro – Nashville Cats
The Horace Silver Quintet – Blowin’ The Blues Away
How The West Was Won – Original Sound Track
I Prevail – Trauma
Illinois Jacquet – Spectrum
The Innocents – The Innocents
John Abercrombie – Getting There
John Coltrane – Expression
John Coltrane – Meditations
John Coltrane – My Favorite Things
John Denver – An Evening With John Denver
John Scofield – Bar Talk
Johnny Mathis – Open Fire, Two Guitars
June LaSalvia – How The Waist Was Wone
Kate Bush – The Red Shoes
Kayak – The Best of Kayak
Kayak – Starlight Dancer
Kayak – Periscope Life
Kenny Rogers And The First Edition – Ballad of Calico
The Kingbees – The Big Rock
Larry Coryell – Tributaries
Laura Nyro – Season Of Lights
Lee Konitz – Inside Hi-Fi
The Lettermen – A Lettermen Kind Of Love
Lorez Alexandria – Deep Roots
Maynard Ferguson – Boy With Lots of Brass
Mazarati – Mazarati
McCoy Tyner – Supertrios
Mica Paris – So Good
The Moody Blues – This Is The Moody Blues
The Mountainairs – Good Ole Mountain Music
Nantucket – Nantucket
Nils Lofgren – Cry Tough
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Paul Desmond – Easy Living
Pebbles Presents – Highs In The Mid Sixties Vol. 7
Phil Driscoll – Celebrate Freedom
Pink Floyd – The Final Cut
Professor Peter Schickele – The Wurst Of P.D.Q. Bach
Ray Davies – Return To Waterloo
Ray Price – Born To Lose
Ray Price – Greatest Hits
Return To Forever – Romantic Warrior
Richard Rodgers – Victory At Sea Volume II
Sidney Poitier – To Sir, With Love
Skeeter Davis – Sings Standards
Small Faces The Best Of British Rock
Sonlight – A Sonlight Christmas
Tammy Wynette – The First Lady
Tear It Up – Just Can’t Stand It
Various – At The Hop
Various – British Gold
Various – Heartland USA
Various – New Jury’s Summer Cabaret
Various – Retro Is Poison
Various – They Call It An Accident (Soundtrack)
Various – Wizards From The Southside
Warren Zevon – Warren Zevon
Wayne Newton – Red Roses For A Blue Lady
Willis Jackson – Headed And Gutted
Willis Jackson – Nothing Butt…
The 5th Dimension – Living Together, Growing Together
The 5th Dimension – Star Dancing

12” Singles
Eartha Kitt – Where Is My Man
Joy Division – Transmission