Tonight at Dumb Records: Vachel Lindsay Presents An Art Show

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Happy rainy Saturday everyone, we do have something fun an exciting going on in our space tonight! This is our first time teaming up with the Vachel Lindsay Association, for an art show taking place in our space tonight! We might have also done some re-arranging of our space yesterday, so we are excited for you to see it! Tonight artists who will have works on display include:

Azia Donovan
Will Redwood
Severyn Beekman
Aubrey Puyear
Devin Larson
Amber Autumm Mystlinski
Cheryl Stelle
Bri Skeels
Xea
Hannah Siehr
Dani Sakach
Staunzie Grady

In addition to all of that art, there are some musical acts lined up as well! The Complaint Line will be performing a rare acoustic duo set. Vertrell Yates will be performing his poetry / music. And X-E-A will be doing a rare performance as well, you can check out some music from that project streaming below.

If that’s not enough for you, The Baristie Boys will be set up with coffee in our back corner!! This is all set to start at 7:00 pm tonight, so come out! The show is just donation based too! Find a facebook event for the art show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Dumb Records in the near future.

The Vachel Lindsay Legacy Presents Art Show at Dumb Records January 11th

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Today we are letting you know about the first art show going on in our space in the new decade, and the year 2020! This one is being put on by our friends over at the Vachel Lindsay Legacy. It is being called “Fund The Dumb Future” for some reason, we are not really sure why this is a benefit for our store, but we guess that’s what Vachel wants. From the facebook event:

In the spirit of Vachel Lindsay who wrote, “the things most worth while are one’s own hearth and neighborhood,” artists from all over Springfield are coming together to raise money for Dumb Records by throwing a big party! Beelzebunz will be selling delicious and homemade baked goods, the Baristie Boys will be there to warm up the winter with their locally roasted coffee, and artists and musicians in droves will be setting up and selling their art!

In addition to all of that, here are all of the artists involved:

Kristin Diehl
Azia Donovan
Will Redwood
Severyn Beekman
Aubrey Puyear
Devin Larson
Amber Autumm Mystlinski
Cheryl Stelle
Bri Skeels
Xea
Hannah Siehr
Dani Sakach
Clare Frachey
Staunzie Grady

And to add some atmosphere to this art show, Kate Laine, Vertrell Yates, and Xea will be performing their beautiful music. Of course, Dumb Records will have all the finest records for sale. To chronicle the thrilling night of music, food, art, community, and, well, Springfield, Cass Wulf Photo Co. will be photographing the event!

How have we managed to fit so much amazingness into one night? Easy. Springfield came together in the spirit of it’s DIY artist forefather, Vachel Lindsay, as a community to build this event into something special by applying Vachel’s “New Localism” which encourages communities to unify and grow together.

Admission is free but we will be collecting donations for our friends at Dumb Records to help with their rent. See you there!

“Springfield awake, Springfield aflame!”

All of that is scheduled to go on right now from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on January 11th, wow that is a heck of a lot of stuff scheduled to go on for two hours. Find a facebook event for this one right here.

Tonight at Dumb Records: Creative Earth Art Show

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It’s another very busy Saturday in downtown Springfield. The farmer’s market is going on this morning as it does every Saturday, and Legacy of Giving Music Festival starts back up at noon and goes all night long. We are involved with one of the official aftershows for the festival and are also hosting our very first art show: The Creative Earth Art Show. Our Earth is very creative. For this art show, there is also a show of four acts happening in our space as well, and the music starts at 6:00 pm. We have L.O.G. fest band Fuzzlove playing this as an aftershow. In addition to Fuzzlove, music and poetry acts of the night are going to come from Cody Jones, Hope Fiend, and Shatriya Smith. Hope Fiend is actually a band from the Carbondale area, which we did not realize until recently! Stream some of their music on the player below. Ready for the list of visual artists participating? Here we go…

Melanie Edmondson
Lindsey Nelson
Devin Larson
Claudia Knight
Will Redwood
Laura Knox
Shea Hovey
Cody Jones
Bri Skeels
Veronica King
Anne Logue
Celeste Durham

There you have it! The whole event goes on at our space from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. It’s free, we will just be taking donations for the traveling bands at some point. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at our space in the near future.

June 8th at Dumb Records: Creative Earth Art Show

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Today we are excited to announce the first ever art show that is being put on at our new downtown space! This one is just few weeks away and is being called “The Creative Earth Art Show” happening on Saturday, June 8th. From the description: “The show is focused around environmental awareness and the effects of the variety of ongoing environmental issues we face today, such as air and water pollution and the massive issue of unnecessary waste.” The opening for the art show will be happening from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and there will also be a show of live music and poetry to accompany all of this. And on top of that, this one is going to be an official aftershow for downtown weeken festival – “Legacy of Giving“. We have L.O.G. fest band Fuzzlove playing this as an aftershow. Check out one of their songs streaming on the player below. In addition to Fuzzlove, music and poetry acts of the night are going to come from Cody Jones, Hope Fiend, and Shatriya Smith. Ready for the list of visual artists participating? Here we go…

Melanie Edmondson
Lindsey Nelson
Devin Larson
Claudia Knight
Will Redwood
Laura Knox
Shea Hovey
Alana Reynolds
Cody Jones
Bri Skeels
Veronica King
Anne Logue
Celeste Durham

Cool! All of that is going on Saturday, June 8th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm over at our space at 418 E Monroe. Check out a facebook for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our Bread Stretchers shows page for a look at what is going on at our space and the space next door to us.

The Pharmacy Grand Opening of New Downtown Location with “Vision” Art Show March 22nd + 23rd

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We’ve had our grand opening – now let’s look at what other things are popping up that are cool in our new downtown home area! Our friends from over at The Pharmacy Art Gallery have also announced a big move to a new downtown location and they have been working on their new space even longer than we have! The new space is located at 623 E. Adams Street, right next door to Recycled Records (also our friends). After months of working hard on their new space they are finally ready for their grand opening and first art show with “Vision” happening Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd from 6:00 to 9:00 pm both nights.

Find a facebook event for the art show right here. The event of course is all ages and donation based. We’ll have this one and other upcoming Pharmacy art shows listed on our Springfield shows page.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Eric Marvel, Layers, Imaginary Colours, Glower, Neala + Art

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Black Sheep is closing its doors at the end of the month and we wanted to be sure to squeeze one more art event in before it’s all over! (Or at least until we are moved into a downtown space next year). Fun! This one is happening tonight! Starting at 6:00pm. Come out and bring painting close if you want to add to a giant canvas that everyone is going to paint on. There will also be musical acts. This includes Eric Marvel, whose music you can find streaming below. This also includes Imaginary Colours – electronic act that has three releases in the running for our Best of Springfield Music 2018 Poll. Layers will be performing as well – the local two-piece spoken word and guitar act. Glower will be performing as well, the only full band on the bill. Opening up it looks like we have “Neala” the solo project of Kristin Walker.

This event starts a little bit earlier at 6:00pm. Bring $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a look at everything lined up from now until we are gone at the end of this month.

December 9th at Black Sheep: Eric Marvel, Imaginary Colours, Layers, Glower, Neala, +Art

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Black Sheep is closing its doors at the end of the month and we wanted to be sure to squeeze one more art event in before it’s all over! (Or at least until we are moved into a downtown space next year). Fun! For this event there will be a live painting going on (like we did for this painting pictured above a couple of years back now). Come out and bring painting close if you want to add to a giant canvas that everyone is going to paint on. There will also be musical acts. This includes Eric Marvel, whose music you can find streaming below. This also includes Imaginary Colours – electronic act that has three releases in the running for our Best of Springfield Music 2018 Poll. Layers will be performing as well – the local two-piece spoken word and guitar act. Glower will be performing as well, the only full band on the bill. Opening up it looks like we have “Neala” the solo project of Kristin Walker.

This event starts a little bit earlier at 6:00pm. Bring $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a look at everything lined up from now until we are gone at the end of this month.