New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


We apologize for the lack of updates these past few days! Our show space and new store has still been moving along at lightning speeds, and our record farmers have been hard at work well into the wee hours of the morning. Piles and piles of new arrivals have been hitting the shelves, and the shelves are being built every week. Today we are kicking the store up a notch with another hour of operation once again – and will now be open from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. After this week, we are going to be opening the store up earlier and earlier in the day so stay tuned. This Saturday we are also still participating in the Vintage Love Tour, so we will be opening at 10:00 am. Let’s look at the store’s hours for the week and then get into what’s new:

Thursday (today): 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Monday: 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 3:00 – 8:00 pm

New LPs
Coldsweat – Blinded
Coliseum – Sister Faith
Closet Burner – Disappointment Death Dishonor
Glazer – On A Prairie Live In The Dirt
Headies – Meta-Pop
Pile – A Giant Dog

Used LPs
The Association – Birthday
The Association – Insight Out
Bar-Kays – Enjoy
Barry Manilow – Even Now
Barry Manilow – Greatest Hits Vol. II
Commodores – Movin’ On
Commodores – Natural High
Country Joe McDonald – Paradise With An Ocean View
Deodato – Prelude
Eileen Reid – Canadian Folk Dances
Elvis Presley – He Walks Beside Me
Henry Gross – Henry Gross
K-Tel Records – Radio Active
Kid Ory & Johnny Dodds – Perdido Street
Kenny Loggins – Celebrate Me Home
Lalo Schifrin – More Mission Impossible
The Lettermen – Love Book
Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel
Michael Jackson – Bad
Mystikal – Tarantula
Quincy Jones – The Dude
Ramsey Lewis – Love Notes
Rick Nelson – Bright Lights And Country Music
Romeo Void – Instincts
Saturday Looks Good To Me – Fill Up The Room
Silver Convention – Silver Convention
Sneaker – Sneaker
Sonny & Cher – The Wondrous World of Sonny & Cher
The S.O.S. Band – S.O.S.
The Three Suns – Twilight Time
Tri Atma – Ka Jakee Music

12” Singles
Bumblebeez 81 – Remixed
Crush – Raven / Street Cats
Dave Hollister – Keep Lovin’ You
Dyme – In The Cut
Field Mob – All I Know
G-Dep – One Way
Lil Wayne – Way of Life
Lil Mo – If You Wanna Dance
Limp Bizkit – My Way / Getcha Groove On
Lina – It’s Alright
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes – Hot! / The Block Party
Nelly Furtado – No Hay Igual
Ray J – Formal Invite
Rod Strong – S’up Ma? / One Phone Call
Zap Mama – Remixes of Rafiki

New CDs
3rd Force – Gentle Force
Average White Band – Pick Up The Pieces And Other Hits
Eva Cassidy – Songbird
Eva Cassidy – No Boundaries
Brownsville Station – Smokin’ In The Boys Room: The Best Of
George Harrison – Dark Horse
George Harrison – Extra Texture
Glenn Miller – Golden Greats
Herb Alpert – Rise
Herb Alpert – Under A Spanish Moon
Hiroshima – The Bridge
Jeff Golub – Soul Sessions
KC And The Sunshine Band – The Best Of
KC And The Sunshine Band – Dance Remixes
Leo Sayer – The Very Best Of
Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water
Limp Bizkit – Three Dollar Bill
Linkin Park – Reanimation
Linkin Park – Live In Texas
Little River Band – All-Time Greatest Hits
Louis Armstrong – Jazz Gold: The Louis Armstrong Collection
Louis Armstrong – I Got Rhythm
Paul McCartney – Tug of War
Paul McCartney – Wingspan
Pearl Jam – Live: On Two Legs
Pearl Jam – Lost Dogs
Quincy Jones – The Best
Radiohead – The Bends
Radiohead – OK Computer
Rage Against The Machine – Renegades
Rage Against The Machine – Battle of Los Angeles
Ringo Starr – Ringo
Ringo Starr – Blast From Your Past
Sir Paul McCartney – Liverpool
Steve Tyrell – This Guy’s In Love
Stone Temple Pilots – Thank You
Various – The Family Values Tour 1999
Various – The Roots of Swing N’ Jive
Various – As Seen On TV: Songs from Commercials
Various – Swing Is King Again
Wings – Wings Greatest

Tonight at CFP: Decline, Time & Pressure, Redbait, No Cash Value, Final Order


It’s hot outside today. The super bowl is going on. So what better way to spend it in a sweaty basement full of punks at the CFP house? That’s what’s going on tonight somewhere in this city. This show features a few touring acts – on the top of the bill is Chicago “straight edge hardcore” group Decline – whose music you can find streaming on the player below. Another hardcore group from St. Louis – Time & Pressure is coming, a band that has played at Black Sheep before. Another St. Louis band coming up for the show is Redbait. Sounds like we’ve got a packed house! Local groups include No Cash Value – who just played a short set at CFP last week. Last but not least is Final Order from right here in the Capital City.

This show starts at the CFP at 7:00 pm. Admission is five dollars to go to the out of town bands and it’s an all ages shows. If you do not know where the CFP is located, maybe you can inquire on the facebook event. Be sure to also check out our Springfield shows page where we try to keep a list of shows coming up in town that are outside of our own space.

Videos: BIB at Black Sheep (12-22-18)

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This is probably the last post from us about any photos or videos from any of the final Black Sheep shows, we promise. But, here is a three-minute long video of a couple of songs taken from Omaha Nebraska based hardcore band BIB‘s set at Black Sheep at one of the legendary(?) final shows which took place on December 22nd of 2018. Find that streaming below. Also Gordon Chang’s camera (ran by someone else other than Gordon Chang) did also happen to catch most of every set from that night! Let’s link all of those here below:

PRYSS (final show)
LIVIN’ THING (final show)
BLUSHE (first show)

Then of course you can go over to our vids/pics page for a list of other photos and videos taken at Black Sheep over the years.

State Journal-Register: “WQNA Hopes To Find Its Voice Again Soon”


The situation over at WQNA (which is currently off-air) has made the news big – some of you may have noticed articles in both The State Journal-Register AND the Illinois Times both published yesterday. Both articles included quotes from station manager Jim Pemberton about the current situation and the future of the community radio station. The paper also talked to Larry Turnbull, a DJ for the “Friday Night Free For All.” From the article:

“WQNA is Springfield’s hometown station and people love the station,” said Turnbull. “No one is getting paid to do any of the shows.

“We want to put it back together and come back (on the air). It’s great that people have offered equipment and monetary donations. It says something, that people love the station.”

″(After the station went off the air), all of my volunteers were like, let’s work on this,” Pemberton said. “Let’s do a fundraiser. Let’s start a benefit.

“No one wanted to give up on it. That’s what’s driven me.”

Check out the full article online right here. Also check out the Illinois Times article “WQNA Off The Air” right here.

Dumb Records is more than willing to offer our new space up for a benefit show for WQNA of some sort… however we are still awaiting approval from the city and a door to get replaced in order to host events. We are really hoping all of that can come together soon. There is also talk of a GoFundMe campaign for WQNA to be launched. All of WQNA volunteers are meeting together here soon in the next few days to discuss the future, and we will report back when more is known!

Photos: The Final Black Sheep Show (12-28-18)


For those of you who have not seen, tonight we bring you a collection of photos taken at the final final Black Sheep show which took place on Friday, December 28th of last year (one month ago now)! All of these amazing photos were taken by Ryan Capranica. Bands include Soap Scum, Looming, Rockford, and Hannah Songer. There are 180 photos total! You can see them all on our newly created flickr album right here. Also a few above and below. Our beloved friend Gordon Chang also caught the full video of all four sets from the night, which you can find all of streaming on his youtube channel right here.

Check out our vids/pics page for more photo albums taken over the years at Black Sheep.




Timothy Donavan Russell: “Public Domain 2019”


Here’s another new release from Springfield local sound / electronic ambient artist Timothy Donavan Russell, and his first of 2019. It’s a five song release called Public Domain 2019 which apparently includes tracks performed recently at a house concert here in Springfield. Check that out streaming on the player below.

Timothy also recently released Pin Drop late last year and another one we didn’t manage to make a website post for was Best of Electronic 2008-2018, which included some unreleased material as well. We have trouble keeping up with all of Timothy’s releases sometime. Check out our Springfield album archive, where we have this one listed now for 2019.

Timothy Donavan Russell is also a member of The Pharmacy Gallery, which is also in the middle of making a big move to a new location downtown.

February 16 at The Radon Lounge: We Are Warm, The Randys, Star Stuff, Dexter, Devin Larson


Here’s another show happening not at our space but that’s coming up in town for us to tell you about. It’s Saturday, February 16th at The Radon Lounge and should be a good one. They have this indie / psych rock band coming from St. Louis called “We Are Warm” (we hope that we are going to be a lot warmer than what it’s been like outside these last few days, that’s for sure). You can stream their music on that soundcloud player below. The other full band on the bill is “The Randys” from Lawrenceville, Illinois wherever that is! Where’s Lawrenceville? And who is Randy? Come to the show to find out. Actually there’s another full band, and that is Star Stuff who played their first show late last year at Black Sheep we are pretty sure. Opening things up is the very talented solo act, “Dexter.” In addition to all of this music there will be works on display by local artist Devin Larson as well.

All of this happening at 7:00 pm that night and you can count on there being La Crouix, pinball, probably coffee, probably other stuff. Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Check out our Springfield Shows page. Check out The Radon Lounge’s website, especially if you don’t know where it is.