Dexter Anodyne: “Weeping Venus”


Today we are bringing you a stream of a very hot and highly anticipated local release that has come out this summer from solo artist Dexter Anodyne! This is Dexter’s debut album called Weeping Venus. You can check out the album on the player streaming below, or head on over to Dexter’s bandcamp page where you can also purchase the mp3 download or the physical CD. We did have this one stocked in our local section at Dumb Records, but now we are sold out.

Dexter doesn’t have any shows lined up in town that are announced that we know of as of yet, but we know there are some on the way. There will also be a release for a music video for her song “The River” at some point very soon from our understanding. We are also adding this one to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 37 releases that we have had featured this year, and 463 total.

September 14th at Dumb Records: Junior Pasáre, Keyng, Alexa Redd, CompostitionC, Animals With Human Names, Nardo Drip


Here we have another show to tell you about – the third ever hip hop show happening at our space on Saturday, September 14th and the lineup is looking stacked!! We’ve got another six performers lined up, most of them have never performed at our space before. At the top of the bill is Junior Pasáre, who recently dropped an album called We Gone Win. Moving on down the flier… we got Alexa Redd, who is a pop artist from Lincoln, Illinois who is also doing big things. She performed in front of our space earlier this spring for the “Fat Ass 5k” parade downtown and that was a fun time even though it rained. Moving down the list, we have a very rare performance by CompositionC, who recently put out a full length album which we happen to have in stock on CD in our store! This will be his first performance since putting out the album. Animals With Human Names is on the bill as well, playing for the second time in our space. Then is a younger artist we just heard about going by “Keyng“, based out of Lanphier High School right here in Springfield! Opening things up at this one is Nardo Drip – an artist originally from Chicago who from what we understand has some hot dance moves as well.

For all of this we are saying doors at 7:00 pm and show time is right at 7:30 pm! Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page where we have everything coming up at our space listed out.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


Did you forget we had a record store that is open every single day all of the time? We sure did. Yes, at 418 E Monroe Street from 10am to 8pm every day. There’s a show going on tonight so it’s even open a little later. And shows this weekend too! As usual, there are plenty of used LPs, 12″ singles, and new CDs hitting the shelves this week. We’ll give you a list of some of what’s new, and first here is this week’s schedule:

Tuesday (today): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Used LPs
Ahmad Jamal – Happy Moods
The Angels – My Boyfriend’s Back
Anne Murray – I’ll Always Love You
The Beach Boys – Endless Summer
Benjamin Wallfisch – A Cure For Wellness
B.J. Thomas – The Best of B.J. Thomas
Bob James / David Sanborn – Double Vision
Buck Owens – I Don’t Care
Clifton Chenier – Bon Ton Roulet
Con Hunley – Don’t It Break Your Heart
The Crusaders – Crusaders 1
Dean Martin – Dino Like Never Before
Denny Zeitlin – Cathexis
Dr. Demento – Dr. Demento’s Dementia Royale
Earl “Fatha” Hines – The Essential
The Eddie Higgins Trio – Soulero
The Firesign Theatre – Everything You Know Is Wrong
George Shearing – Continental Experience
Hank Williams – Greatest Hits
Herbie Hancock / Chick Corea – An Evening With
Hydraulic Funk – The Spell of Kingu
Jan & Dean – Little Old Lady From Pasadena
Jerry Lee Lewis – Jerry Lee Lewis
Johnny Cash – With His Hot And Blue Guitar
Johnny Horton – The World of Johnny Horton
The Journeymen – New Directions In Folk Music
Kansas – Leftoverture
The Kingston Trio – Sunny Side!
K-Tel Records – Hot Tracks
The Longines Symphonette Society – 40 Funky Favorites
Lou Rawls – The Way It Was, The Way It Is
The Mamas & The Papas – Farewell To The First Golden Era
Miles Davis – Miles Davis
The Mitchell Trio – Alive
Moti Special – Motivation
Ozark Mountain Daredevils – Ozark Mountain Daredevils
The Partridge Family – Up To Date
Ramsey Lewis – Solar Wind
The Rascals – Once Upon A Dream
Sam Sham & The Pharaohs – Li’l Red Riding Hood
Shaun Cassidy – Shaun Cassidy
Shawn Phillips – Collaboration
Sparks – In Outer Space
Them – Them
Trio – The Album / Da Da Da
Was (Not Was) – Born To Laugh At Tornadoes
Woody Herman / Erroll Garner – Music For Tired Lovers

12” Singles
Chante Moore – Straight Up
King Rad / King Stevo – Get Smart
Kool Moe Dee – They Want Money
Magic – Ice On My Wrist
Rampage – Take It To The Streets
Red Hot Lover Tone – Wanna Make Moves
Sparks – All You Ever Think About Is Sex / Dance
West Street Mob – I Can’t Stop

New CDs
Benny Goodman – The Birth Of Swing
Bobby Vinton – Greatest Hits
Bobby Vinton – Mr. Lonely
Candy Dulfer – For The Love Of You
Candy Dulfer – What Does It Take
Cassandra Wilson – Traveling Miles
Count Basie – The Best of Count Basie
Count Basie – Frankly Basie
David Sanchez – Travesia
Duke Ellington – Greatest Hits
Dwight Sills – Easy
Flora Purim – Speak No Evil
Janis Siegel – I Wish You Love
Jazz Cats – Garden Time Jazz
Jazz Cats – Open Road Jazz
John Tesh – One World
John Tesh – Forever More: The Greatest Hits of John Tesh
Lionel Hampton – Mostly Ballads
Michael Feinstein – Such Sweet Sorrow
Michael Feinstein – Forever
Nicholas Payton – From This Moment…
Pamela Williams – Evolution
Paprika Soul – Paprika Soul
Peggy Scott-Adams – Undisputed Queen
Peggy Scott-Adams – Help Yourself
Pete Fountain – The Best of Pete Fountain
Pieces Of A Dream – No Assembly Required
Rod McGaha – Preacherman
Eoger Whittaker – All His Best
Shadowfax – A Windham Hill Retrospective
Simple Minds – Cry
Simple Minds – Good News From The Next World
Smashing Pumpkins – Machina / The Machines Of God
Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
Sparta – Wiretap Scars
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme – Sing More Golden Hits
Sun Ra – Janus
Sun Ra – Space Is The Place
Susannah McCorkle – Ballad Essentials
Talking Heads – Popular Favorites: Sand In The Vaseline
Tangerine Dream – White Eagle
Therapy? – Infernal Love
Toad The Wet Sprocket – Dulcinea
Toad The Wet Sprocket – Fear
Toadies – Hell Below / Stars Above
Toadies – Rubberneck
Tom Scott – Priceless Jazz Collection
Various – The Swing Era 1941-1942
Various – Swing This, Baby!
Various – Swingin’ At Capitol
Wayne Shorter – This Is Jazz 11
Wayne Shorter – The Best of Wayne Shorter
Woody Herman – Herd At Montreux
Woody Herman And His Thundering Herd – Keep On Keeping On
Zoot Sims / Al Cohn / Tony Scott – East Coast Sounds
3 Doors Down – Away From The Sun
3 Doors Down – Another 700 Miles

Tonight at Dumb Records: Lowfaith, Night Night Boy, Blushe, Belle


Guess what, it’s Tuesday night but there is a show going on at our space tonight! We still got a little bit of summer left in us! Tonight the show features the band “Lowfaith” from Denver, Colorado. Check out some of their music on the player below. Also on this show is new-ish local supergroup Night Night Boy bringing in the perfect amount of minute-long songs. We also have (as featured on the cover of last* month’s Activator Magazine), Blushe! Opening things up is Belle… solo act from Champaign? Is that right?

Things for this show kick off tonight at 7:00 pm and admission is $6. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at our spot in the near future!

September 20th at Dumb Records: The Hussy, Epsom, Snuff Rider, Black Box


What’s up we have a show coming up in about exactly one month to tell you about that is going to be a total ripper! It’s on Friday, September 20th and features touring rock trio from Madison, Wisconsin The Hussy featuring a member of rock n’ roll group “Nobunny.” You can check them out on the player embedded below. They have a new album coming out called Looming, lol. In addition to The Hussy we’ve got a gabble of local bands playing this one as well, including a performance from rock group Epsom. There’s also the instrumental surf band, “Snuff Rider“. And ah yes, a performance by the newer Springfield hardcore band, Black Box.

This show starts 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 for a good look at what else is coming up at the Bread Dumb Records in the near future.

New Band Pages: Vincent Sebastian

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Good morning and welcome to a brand new week! Today we bring you a hot new featured band page of the week and that is for Vincent Sebastian – the solo project slash full band project of Vincent Sgro, Springfield and sometimes Chicago-based musician. Check out that new page where you can stream his latest album and find out more about the project right here. Vincent doesn’t have any shows lined up in town just yet. He was featured on the latest Activator Magazine / Crowdson Creative video series (pictured above), which you can check out more of right here.

And hey what do you know, our current bands page on our site is getting more and more up to date every week! Right now we have 43 band pages on that list, but of course we aren’t caught up with every single original band here in Springfield just yet. If you are a solo musician or perform in a band that has not yet gotten a page set up with us, email us at and we will work with you to get something set up!

September 7th at Dumb Records: Blushe, Prowess, + “Which Band Is Your Boyfriend In?” Documentary Showing


Today we are happy to announce the first movie / documentary screening we are attempting to have in our new space! And we’ve got it paired up with two bands performing, for an all around well rounded event! Our friends at Activator Magazine approached us about the possibility of us doing a showing of a new documentary from the UK exploring gender in the DIY scene called “What Band Is Your Boyfriend In?“. Here is a description from the facebook page:

This documentary features the views of a range of women/gender-fluid individuals from all walks of life within the UK music scene. It looks at how and why people get involved in music, the positive and the not-so-positive experiences, and the possible ways we can change things.

The gender divide exists – there’s no doubt about it. And recently there have been an increasing number of press articles on the issue, but they only scratch the surface. So, Which Band is Your Boyfriend in? provides an in-depth account of the situation.

From the outset it was my intention to create a film which could have an impact on the awareness of equality issues in the UK music scene. I hope that this project will inspire young people to pick up an instrument, learn to record music or just get out there to see live bands perform.

Check out the trailer for the documentary on the player below. Total run time is close to an hour and a half. We also have two bands on the bill – if we had to guess how we will have it set up, we will likely have the bands go first and then the movie screening directly after. Bands performing include the incredibly talented alternative / punk group Blushe, and then the male-fronted hardcore band Prowess.

This one starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else we’ve got coming up.