Does it make sense for the Illinois State Fair to be announcing the 2021 Grandstand lineup right now? We are not sure if a whole lot of anything makes sense anymore, or what type of world we will be living in by the time August rolls around. Nevertheless, this is the lineup that has been announced for the 2021 State Fair Grandstand. The fair is supposedly happening next year from August 12th through the 22nd.
Thursday, August 12th: Staind w/ TBA Friday, August 13th: ? Saturday, August 14th: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias Sunday, August 15th: Toby Keith w/ Craig Morgan Monday, August 16th: The Traveling Salvation Show Tuesday, August 17th: Chris Young w/ Ingrid Andress Wednesday, August 18th: I Love The 90’s Tour Thursday, August 19th: Badflower w/ TBA Friday, August 20th: Kelsea Ballerini w/ Kylie Morgan Saturday, August 21st: ? Sunday, August 22nd: George Thorogood
Tickets can be found for sale with more info online right here on the state fair website.
Whoops, it’s late in the day and also we are getting very close to Christmas, but here are our new arrivals for the week. Our shop is still appointment only. So call, email, or message us about what time you want to come by and we will make it happen. What are our holiday hours? I dunno, just call and make an appointment for whatever time whatever day and we will make it work? Heck, even on Christmas if you want, who cares! Here’s another stack of some more new and used LPs, CDs, and 12″ singles that are in this week:
New LPs Alicia Keys – Alicia Beadaboobee – Fake It Flowers Big Star – Radio City Bjork – Vulnicura Britney Spears – Glory Drive-By Truckers – The New OK Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou – May Our Chambers Be Full Faith No More – The Real Thing Godspeed You Black Emperor! – F# A# °° Childish Gambino – Because The Internet Jawbreaker – Dear You John Lee Hooker – House of the Blues Phish – Sigma Oasis New York Dolls – New York Dolls Nick Hakim – Will This Make Me Good Slayer – The Relentless Killogy Superchunk – Here’s Where The Strings Come In Toots And The Maytals – Ska Father War On Women – Wonderful Hell
Used LPs Above The Law – 4 The Funk of It The Beau Brummels – Introducing Bob James – Heads Bobby Whitlock – Rock Your Sox Off The Call – Reconciled Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Big Band – Trane Whistle Donna Lynn – Be Styll And Know Frank Sinatra – 20 Classic Tracks George Jones – Walk Through This World With Me Genesis – Nursery Cryme Glenn Miller – Greatest Hits Grover Washington Jr. – Come Morning The Higher State – Volume 27 Humble Pie – Rock On John Lennon – Shaved Fish Julie London – About The Blues Larry Gatlin – Oh! Brother Little Sonny – New King of the Blues Harmonica Lynn Anderson – The Best of Lynn Anderson Michael Bloomfield – Count Talen And The Originals Precious Wilson & Eruption – Leave A Lighht Rick Springfield – Tao Ringo Starr – Goodnight Vienna – Goodnight Vienna Roadmaster – Sweet Music Russ David – You Don’t Have To Be A Millionaire RUSH – RUSH Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Look Around Slim Whitman – Till We Meet Again Stan Kenton – Capitol Jazz CLassics Volume 2 Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf 7 Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
12” Singles AM-FM – You Are The One Azie & Mobstyle – Up & Down Lenox Colonel Abrams – How Soon We Forget E-40 – Captain Save Them Thoe Freckles – Dance With Me Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott – She’s A Bitch Rod Stewart – Passion
New / Used CDs Akinyele – Benny III Annie Lennox – Medusa Avant – Private Room A Tribe Called Quest – The Love Movement Before Dark – Daydreamin’ Brad – Shame Brooks & Dunn – Hard Workin’ Man Brooks & Dunn – Steers & Stripes Eazy-E – Eazy-Duz-It Emmylou Harris – Luxury Liner Emmylou Harris – Spyboy Eurythmics – Live: 1983-1989 Freedy Johnston – Right Between The Promises Fugazi – Steady Diet Of Nothing Gary Numan – Exile Gary Numan – The BBC Sessions The Hatters – The Madcap Adventures Hangnail – Facing Changes Ice Cube – Amerikkka’s Most Wanted Ice Cube – Greatest Hits Ivy – Long Distance Kenny Chesney – Greatest Hits Linda Eder – Broadway My Way Luke Slater – Alright On Top Mark Collie – Mark Collie Michael Hutchence – Michael Hutchence The Nylons – Four On The Floor: Live In Concert Regina Belle – Believe In Me The Seahorses – Do It Yourself Seven Rivers – 7 Rivers The Short Fuses – Get The Hell Down Sophie B. Hawkins – Timbre Various – Baroque at Bathtime Various – The Sensuous Classics Various – Simply The Best Night At The Opera Wade Hayes – Old Enough To Know Better
Today we bring you a brand new album from local hip hop artist “Sensai Doog“. That album is called Zarter Zero, and you can find it streaming online right here. A description of the album from Sensai Doog’s webpage:
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Sensai Doog has been hard at work this year – this is his fifth release that has came out in 2020! One other notable album of his that came out earlier this summer was Sincerely Yourz. We have also added this one to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 93 releases we have kept track of so far this year.
Jacksonville-based psychedelic band The Dixie Narcos have just unleashed a new three-song surprise EP right at the end of the year! That EP is called Godin Drag, and you can find it on youtube, or streaming on the player embedded below.
Oh how nice, we just love the holiday themed local releases that are coming out this year! This one is from the hip hop end of things – WeirdMarc300 has teamed up with A1 to bring us A Very Pandemic Christmas: a five-track release. You can stream this one on the player embedded below. Also head over to the WeirdMarc300 bandcamp page to stream the release, purchase the download, or check out any more of his music.
Here we go on our first phase of re-opening up our own store as we leave this dreadful third wave of COVID-19 in this holiday season! We have been keeping our eyes on the numbers and are ready to start slowly re-opening the store (and then eventually the arcade).
Starting right now, our store is open for appointments only! To book an appointment to shop at our store, give us a call (217-691-8991), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll keep a calendar going of our appointments and let shoppers in one at a time for this. We are open to make appointments at any time of the day as long as our calendar is open.
We are still pushing our online stores of course. Find the link to everything you need as far as that goes at SHOPDUMBRECORDS.COM. We are still going to be around every day for pickup orders from 12:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Yeah, we know that it’s Thursday and the week is almost over, but here is some new stuff that we’ve recently got in store. We’ve been busy… gosh! Shipping out all of these orders for Christmas and getting everything together for the Best of Springfield Music 2020 poll results! It’s a lot to keep up with! Alright, we’ll stop our bickering and get into what’s new. Here are a few new and used LPs, 12″ singles, and CDs that have gone out within the past week or so. Our store is still closed, but you can find all the links to all of our online stores you will ever need at:
Nice! And don’t forget shipping, delivery, and pickup are all options when you are placing your order. We are still there every day from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm for pickup orders. We will also very likely be moving to shopping appointments very soon! Okay here’s what’s new:
New LPs Baroness – Yellow & Green Billy Joe Armstrong – No Fun Mondays Bruce Springsteen – Greatest Hits Eminem – Curtain Call Descendents – ALL De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody Jay Reatard – Matador Singles ‘08 Khruangbin – Late Night Tales King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – K.G. Kowabunga Kid! – Wasting My Time Laura Jane Grace – Stay Alive Logic – No Pressure Misfits – Legacy of Brutality Mumford & Sons – Delta Tour EP Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californiacation Superchunk – On The Mouth The White Stripes – Greatest Hits
Used LPs The Ahmad Jamal Trio – The Ahmad Jamal Trio Anthony Newley – In My Solitude Byron Janis – New! First Time Ever! Cat Stevens – Numbers Charlie McCoy – Harpin’ The Blues Cheap Trick – The Doctor Cheap Trick – Lap Of Luxury Chicago Transit Authority – Live In Concert Count Basie – Dance Session Eddie Rabbitt – Rabbitt Emery And His Violin of Love – Play, Emery, Play Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald George Benson – Good King Bad Grover Washington, Jr. – Soul Box Vol. 2 Helen Cornelius – On The Road With Souther Spirit Jesse Colin Young – On The Road Jerry Clower – Clower Power Johnny Cash – Story Songs of the Trains And Ribers Johnny Cash – Happiness Is You Johnny Cash – Sings The Ballads of the True West Johnny Mathis – I’ll Buy You A Star Julian Bream – A Celebration of Andres Segovia Kay Starr – The Hits of Kay Starr The Limeliters – Fourteen 14K Folk Songs Mike Oldfield – QE2 Otis Rush – Right Place, Wrong Time Pure Prairie League – Live: Takin’ The Stage Pussy Galore – Groove Hate Fuck EP Ricardo – Organ And Piano Just For You Shirley Bassey – This Is My Life Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus Sumeria – Golden Tears Ten Years After – Greatest Hits Tony “Little Sun” Glover – Blues Harp: An Instruction Method Various – The Music Of Cosmos
12” Singles Cap.One feat. Canibus – Ladies & Willies The Dead Crew – The Projects / Step Ya’ Game Up Spearhead – People In Tha Middle Trick Daddy – Boy Treacherous Three – Yes We Can-Can The Tripple Threat Three – M.P.G. Uncle Kracker – Follow Me
New / Used CDs Aaliyah – Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number Brooks & Dunn – Brand New Man Eazy-E – Impact Of A Legend Emmylou Harris – Songs of the West Eurythmics – Touch Dion – King of the New York Streets Fugazi – 13 Songs Harpers Bizarre – Feelin Groovy: The Best Of Honeymoon Suite – Honeymoon Suite Ice T – The 7th Deadly Sin Jay-Z – The Blueprint 2 Matthew Sweet – In Reverse Music For The Developing Mind – Baby’s First Classics Patti Smith – Gung Ho Rancid – …And Out Come The Wolves Spacehog – The Hogyssey Sum 41 – All Killer No Filler Various – Mozart For Your Mind
This is your final reminder that the LAST day of voting in our annual Best of Springfield Music Poll for 2020 is today!!! Our poll is turned on until TONIGHT at 11:59pm. You better get your votes in before then! Find the link to vote right below:
Find our original post with a long list of local releases and links to listen to most of them right here. This year we have hip hop releases in a whole separate category since there were so many of them. The results will be featured along with different write-ups in the January issue of Activator Magazine, and we will also post results on our site.
In addition to asking for you favorite songs and albums of 2020, we also have a category this year for you to tell us about any other favorite Central Illinois releases that may have came out this year outside of Springfield. There is also a suggestion box for both Dumb Records and Activator Magazine. Find the results from last year (2019) right here and right here.
Ah, yes the time is upon us. We always love to see winter or holiday-themed local releases, and today we bring you one from multi instrumentalist Mark Schwartz, who is constantly cranking out albums. This release is entitled Winterlieder and you can find it streaming on the player below. This release features ten songs – “computer music compositions celebrating the magical season.” Also head on over to the Mark Schwartz bandcamp page where you can purchase the download of the album and also hear much more of his music.
It’s time for a holiday surprise. The surprise is that we are once again the featured business in Downtown Springfield Inc’s holiday advent calendar (we were featured a different day back in November when we were open). Today’s “Holi-deal” is that if you place any order with us on either of our online stores, you get two free arcade entry tickets good for any point once we open our arcade again. We aren’t sure when our arcade will open again, but based on the numbers for the county we may be opening our store up one step at a time very soon. Find the links to our online stores below: