Record Store Day Happening Saturday April 18th, 2020

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This is an official announcement to let you all know that Record Store Day 2020 is happening exactly two months from today on Saturday, April 18th. Record Store Day is an annual world-wide event which started in 2008, making this the 13th one. Usually every year it is the biggest day for us, and the same probably true for hundreds of other record stores around the globe.

No, there are no exclusive releases being announced for Record Store Day just yet, and we have not put any orders in. We do plan on making announcements on our pages as soon as those releases are known and also once we can announce what we have planned for the day. We can say that we are likely to have WYMG broadcasting live inside of our space when we open again, likely live music throughout the day, and maybe some extra deals on top of all of that. Oh, and free coffee provided by Foamed Up!

Stay tuned!

Black Friday Record Store Day Today At Dumb Records, Show Tonight

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Good morning everyone and hope you had a great Thanksgiving, now it’s time for Black Friday Record Store Day!!! Our store opens in a few minutes at 8:00 am and looks like there have been some people in line since around 6:00 am!!

Of course some people are in line to get dibs on those limited exclusives that we have coming in. We will have free coffee and donuts.  Everything in the store other than the exclusive releases will be 25% off. This is the first time we have ever done a sale in the new store. We DO have a fresh run of shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and zip-ups in time for this day! We DO have gift cards available for the first time at the new store! We also just put out about a hundred extra used records into the store for the first time! Wow! We also have a few record players for sale!

Then there is a show happening at 7:00 pm that night at our space with five acts. This includes Kate The Band, who we all know and love. This also includes “Pretty Pleased” – a guy from Chicago whose music you can find streaming on the player below. Right smack dab in the middle is Ricki Marvel (formerly Eric Marvel), playing some of that electronic new wave music. Before that is… Animals with Human Names! Playing some old school hip hop after he gets done perusing our hip hop section in the store and taking advantage of that 25% off sale. Opening things up is Kenyon DeShasier playing some sweet sweet and refreshing indie pop.

Yes. Find a facebook event for all of that right here. Also check out our shows page where we keep a list of everything that’s coming up and going on.

State Journal-Register: “Local Stores To Mark Record Store Day”

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Wow, we are mentioned in the local paper yet again. The State-Journal Register have an article in their big fat Black Friday Deals Thanksgiving newspaper about Black Friday Record Store Day being celebrated around the globe, and taking place at Dumb Records and Recycled Record downtown. (Let’s not forget to support The Elf Shelf even if they don’t have exclusives, because Record Store Day is about supporting the local record store). The paper talked with owners Brian Galecki and Mark Kessler about what each store has lined up for tomorrow. From the article:

This year’s event comes at an interesting time for both stores, as Dumb Records – previously located in the South Town district – closes in on one year since its move downtown and as Recycled Records owner Mark Kessler continues to entertain offers to sell his one-of-a-kind store.

For Galecki, the move downtown has been good for his business, which has seen increased traffic driven by tourists. He also lauded the neighborhood’s creative atmosphere.

Check out that full article online right here, or pick up a copy of today’s local paper while you still have time.

We open at 8:00 am tomorrow morning, and Recycled Records opens even earlier, but starts selling their Black Friday Record Store Day exclusives at 8:00 am. Check out a facebook event for what we have going on tomorrow right here. Don’t forget we have a show going on at 7:00 pm featuring Kate The Band, Pretty Pleased, Animals With Human Names, Ricki Marvel, and Kenyon DeShasier. Check out the Record Store Day website right here. We have been posting photos today of some of the exclusive releases before we get them priced and on the shelves for tomorrow morning.

Black Friday Record Store Day 1 Week Away, Here Is What We Ordered.

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Black Friday Record Store Day is typically our second biggest day in sales at Dumb Records right next to Record Store Day in April. Believe it or not, Black Friday is just one week away from today on Friday, November 29th. We’ve been meaning to fill you all in on the titles that we are expecting to get in this year. Typically for recent Record Store Day events, one forth to one third of what we order does not end up showing up. 😦 This usually leads to a few disappointed customers (sorry). Don’t worry though, you don’t need any of that over-priced fancy shmacy stuff. Luckily we are doing a store-wide sale, 25% off everything! (Except for exclusive releases). And we are getting all stocked up on record players, gift cards, shirts, hoodies, crew neck sweatshirts and all of that great stuff!! We even have a show that night at 7:00 pm! So come out even if you aren’t just in it for the exclusives! But if you are, you can find that list of what we ordered below. For everything listed here, you can find more detailed descriptions on the Record Store Day website. And as usual, we can not put any holds on any of that stuff. Sorry.

Ace Frehley – Frehley’s Comet Live LP
Anne-Sophie Mutter, John Williams – Across The Stars LP
Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars 7”
Cardi B – Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1 12”
Cheap Trick – Are You Ready? Live 12/31/1979 LP
Cheap Trick – Gimme Some Truth 7”
Devo – Devo Live!
Dio – Rainbow In The Dark (Live) 10” Picture Disc
Doors – Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 LP
Elvis Presley – American Sound 1969 Highlights LPx2
Frank Sinatra – My Way LP
Frank Zappa – Peaches EN Regalia / Little Umbrellas 10”
Hank Williams – 1940 Recordings 7”
Hector Lavoe & Willie Colon – Asalto Navideno LP
James Brown – Live At Home: The After Show LP
Jimi Hendrix – Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 12”
John Lee Hooker – Black Night Is Falling LP
Kinks – Arthur / Brainwashed 7”
Larry Mullins & Mike Watt – 1969: A Tribute To Scott Asheton 7”
Madonna – I Rise – Remixes 12”
Nas – Stillmatic LP
New Pornographers – Stand-Up LP
Nick Lowe & Wilco – Cruel To Be Kind 7”
Norah Jones – I’ll Be Gone 7”
Paul McCartney – Home Tonight / In A Hurry 7” Picture Disc
Pearl Jam – MTV Unplugged LP
Phish – Story Of The Ghost
Rockabye Baby! – Lullaby Renditions of Snoop Dogg 12”
Sammy Hagar – Santa’s Going South For Christmas 10” Picture Disc
Slipknot – All Out Life / Unsainted 7” Picture Disc
Sublime – Roots Of Sublime LP
Sugar Ray – 14:59 LP
Tenacious D – Blue Series: Don’t Blow It / Kage
They Might Be Giants – Don’t Let’s Start 12” EP
Various – File #733 U.F.O. Further Investigation LPx2
Various – Matrix Revolutions Music From The Motion Picture LPx2
Various – Motown Rare & Unreleased
Various – Saturday Morning Cartoons LPx2
Velvet Turner Group – Velvet Turner Group 12”
Venom – Manitou 7”
Vitamin String Quartet – Nightmare Before Christmas 12”
William Shatner / The Cramps – Garbageman 12”
Willie Nelson – Sometimes Even I Can Get Too High / It’s All Going To Pot 7”

November 29th at Dumb Records: Black Friday Record Store Day 2019 + Show

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We have a whole LOT to tell you about Black Friday Record Store Day this year, coming up QUICK – in less than three weeks!!! This is usually the second busiest day for sales in our store, right behind the actual Record Store Day that happens in April. We do have a number of exclusive releases coming in this year – however the amount we were able to order is a little limited, so we have a few other things planned to make a trip out to our store the day after Thanksgiving worth it.

For Black Friday Record Store Day – our store opens at 8:00 am on this day. Feel free to wait in line earlier if you really really want to. We will have free coffee and donuts.  Everything in the store other than the exclusive releases will be 25% off. This is the first time we have ever done a sale in the new store. We are expecting to have a fresh run of shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and zip-ups in time for this day! We also expect to have gift cards available for the first time at the new store! We are also going to be putting out at least a hundred extra used records into the store for the first time! Wow! We will also have a few record players for sale!

Then there is a show happening at 7:00 pm that night at our space with five acts. This includes Kate The Band, who we all know and love. This also includes “Pretty Pleased” – a guy from Chicago whose music you can find streaming on the player below. Right smack dab in the middle is Ricki Marvel (formerly Eric Marvel), playing some of that electronic new wave music. Before that is… Animals with Human Names! Playing some old school hip hop after he gets done perusing our hip hop section in the store and taking advantage of that 25% off sale. Opening things up is Kenyon DeShasier playing some sweet sweet and refreshing indie pop.

Yes. Find a facebook event for all of that right here. Also check out our shows page where we keep a list of everything that’s coming up and going on.

Full Black Friday Record Store Day (November 29th) Released Online

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The time is upon us yet again for another big Record Store Day event – the second biggest day of the year for us usually, Black Friday Record Store Day. This year Black Friday is happening on Friday, November 29th (the day after Thanksgiving). This will be our first Black Friday at our downtown location, and also our first holiday season go-around downtown so we are excited for what that and holiday walks might bring as far as traffic to our store goes! Here’s an FAQ section Record Store Day put together about Black Friday Record Store Day for those of you wanting to know more.

Today we are giving you a heads up on the full Black Friday Record Store Day list of releases that were released online very recently by Record Store Day. Check out that full list online right here.

This list is not everything we expect to be getting in our store, and we were not able to order everything on the list. We also can not do special orders off of this list. We will likely be releasing our (limited) list of titles that we ordered later on, and will also likely announce some sort of store-wide sale not just on Black Friday titles. We have three record stores in downtown Springfield now (here we all are pictured together). Usually Recycled Records participates in ordering exclusive titles as well.

Record Store Day at Dumb Records Today / Show Tonight at Bread Stretches

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There is so much going on for us today that it’s going to be impossible to get it all covered in one website post (but we are making sure we do get a post up)! Today of course is national Record Store Day – and this is our fifth or sixth year participating as a store. For this day hundreds of exclusive limited pressings are released to the world. We ordered most of them. Find that whole list on the Record Store Day website here. Our store opens up at 8:00 am and is open 9:00 pm or later. Don’t forget we are located at 418 E Monroe Street downtown now. Foamed Up from the mall will be giving out free coffee. 100.5 WYMG will be broadcasting live. Find a facebook event here.

Then also there is a show happening tonight next door to at “Bread Stretchers” kicking off at 7:00 pm. For this one we are excited for touring band Parkway & Columbia to be coming through. They will be joined by local groups Stick People, Kate The Band, and Heck. Find a facebook event for that one here. Admission for that is $5. WQNA will be broadcasting live from our store around that time and will also be broadcasting the show live on air!