November 13th at Dumb Records: Attic Salt, Tina Sparkle, Starter Jackets, Oatmilk

Good morning! Happy Monday. We are here to announce another show. We might be slightly behind on getting some show announcements up. This one we are announcing today is happening on Saturday, November 13th! Mark your calendars, and get your fall jackets ready. For this show we have Attic Salt from right here in Springfield – the power pop-punk group who released your favorite album, Get Wise last year in 2020. We also have Tina Sparkle coming from Peoria, Illinois – their first time ever playing Springfield as far as we know! This group has been around the area for a long time, and you can stream their newest album Southern Hospitality on the player below. Also on the gig we got Starter Jackets – making their big return on this side of the pandemic. Opening things up is a newer project from Decatur, Illinois called Oatmilk! Let’s go ahead and give them all one big round of applause.

This show will start 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 where we have a list of what we’ve got announced and coming up!

October 28th at Dumb Records: Jack M. Senff, Nephele, Oatmilk, Emily Hough

Those October show announcements are starting to roll in! Here we have one to tell you about happening on Thursday, October 28th. It’s a nice and “chill” show. It should be a good one.

For this show we have singer/songwriter Jack M. Senff from Traverse City, Michigan! Jack has had records released through our friends over at Skeletal Lightning based out of Urbana, Illinois. He’s also performed once before here in town at the CFP house! You can stream his newest collection of songs which came out earlier this year on the player below. Looks like this time around Jack will be coming with another act called “Nephele” from Minneapolis, Minnesota! We also have the first time Dumb Records performance for a solo Decatur act called “Oatmilk!” Yum! Opening things up is none other than Emily Hough – who had performed a few times at our space, but moved to California! Is she back in town??

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. You can find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page where you can find everything else we have announced and lined up at Dumb Records right now.

October 24th at Dumb Records: Snuffed, Bull Cult, War And Rumor, Hemlock

Are you ready for another show announcement? Those October show announcements are starting to roll in… Here we have another hardcore show happening Sunday, October 24th at Dumb Records.

For this show we have four bands. At the top of the bill is “Snuffed” – a hardcore band from Chicago we have been told is “nasty.” Stream the music on the player below to hear just now nasty they really are. Also on this show is Peoria veteran hardcore rockers in Bull Cult! Some of them over there helped open up a new venue in Peoria called the Hot Box. There is also a NEW band from Jacksonville on this bill playing some metal music called “War And Rumor.” Then there is also a NEW band from right here in Springfield playing hardcore music called “Hemlock”!

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission this time around is $7. As far as we can tell, we are still requiring masks and checking vaccination cards for shows in October. Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also check out our shows page for a list of other upcoming shows at our space.

October 20th at Dumb Records: Constraint, Discourage, Flash Back, Gates To Hell, Prevention, Penalty Box

Holy smokes, are we really ready for a show with six bands on it right now? We are not sure, but we’ve got a little bit of time to practice our mosh moves and get ready for this one, which is going to be happening on Wednesday, October 20th at Dumb Records.

This one features heavy hitting Louisville, Kentucky hardcore band “Constraint.” You can stream their latest album Nerf Planet embedded on the player below. Looks like Constraint is going to be touring with Discourage coming all the way from California (and also playing hardcore music)! Ope, looks like we have another Louisville band and that is “Gates To Hell.” There’s even a band from Canada on here called Flash Back??? We have bands coming in every direction for this show! Of course we also have Prevention on the bill – and then also is the very first show for a brand new Springfield hardcore band called Penalty Box!

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $10. Check out a facebook event for this show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a list of everything we have announced and lined up.

September 30th at Dumb Records: Sidestep, Stick People, Black Box

Hello, hello! Welcome to another show announcement for something coming up at our space! This one is happening on Thursday, September 30th and it’s just a short and sweet three band show. For this one we have the band Sidestep coming from Louisville, Kentucky. Sidestep played at our space here before the pandemic as a solo act. Will it be a solo act this time? We are not sure! Stream Sidestep’s newest release on the player below. This show also features a couple of big return shows from local groups that frequently played here before the pandemic! This includes Taylorville’s alternative/punk band Stick People and also Springfield’s fast hardcore band Black Box!!

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is just $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for another look at what’s coming up in this new era!

September 18th at Dumb Records: Grey Slush, The Telephone Junkies, Hushpad

…And here’s another show announcement! Sorry! This one is happening on Saturday, September 18th at our space around one month from now. At Dumb Records – “the name to remember for performance and value”! For this show we have “Grey Slush” – Grey Slush is an indie rock group from Peoria Illinois! You can stream their debut EP on the player embedded below. For this show we also have the return of The Telephone Junkies! Telephone Junkies put out an album last year and it’s great. Looks like opening things up we have the Lincoln, Illinois-based shoegaze project Hushpad.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here (be careful, we just made it so it’s hot and fresh out of the oven). Also check our shows page on our site for a list of all three shows we have lined up right now.

And, as things continue to be uncertain with rising cases of COVID-19 in our area – it is safe to say that we will be checking for proof of vaccines at this show and requiring masks as well.

September 13th at Dumb Records: Blind To Life, Split, Prevention

Here we go… we are announcing another show to be happening inside our space! This one is going to be happening on Monday, September 3rd. It features just three bands, and it’s a short and sweet hardcore show.

This one just features one touring act and that is “Bliind To Life.” They are from Colorado Springs, Colorado and you can stream their newest two-song release on the player embedded below. We also have the band “Split’ coming from St. Louis. This was a very hard band to find on the internet, but we finally found them and their music is online right here. Prevention (from here in Springfield) is playing as well, we are not sure if Prevention is opening, closing the show, or playing right in the middle, so you better be there for all of it!

This show will begin at 7:00 pm and admission this tie around is $7 (bring your cash). Find a facebook event for this one right here. We certainly hope our region and country is in a better place in terms of rising cases of COVID-19 by the time of this show, but we will likely be checking proof of vaccines and requiring masks at this one once again.

August 14th at Dumb Records: Bottom Bracket, Attic Salt, Tilt Warning

We’ve now already announced one show happening in August (August 16th)… and here is another one, happening on Saturday, August 14th here at Dumb Records downtown. Those two shows will be our first shows back in this new era – and also our first time having full bands perform on our stage that was built close to a year and a half ago.

This one is just a nice and sweet three band lineup. We have Springfield emo / indie act Bottom Bracket at the top of the bill. The band released their album I Don’t Care Enough To Stay last year, which you can stream on the player below. Another band that released a killer album last year – Attic Salt is also playing. Opening things up is a brand new band called “Tilt Warning” – playing their first show! How fitting!

Oh yeah, and our arcade IS going to be open for these shows we have lined up – all games are set to free play along with show admission. This one starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out our shows page to look at what we’ve got officially lined up right now!

August 16th at Dumb Records: End It, Shackled, Bitter Truth, Prevention, Barosa

Holy smokes, we gotta show. We are announcing a show. The first show we are announcing to happen almost a year and a half after our last show in March of 2020. We might have more shows to announce soon, we will see. This one is happening Monday, August 16th.

Okay, for this show, we’ve got… the band END IT from Baltimore, Maryland on tour. You can check out a short song of theirs streaming on the player below. End It will be on tour with Shackled from Howell, New Jersey. Both of them are heavy hardcore bands. Then coming from a different direction of the country is Bitter Truth from Grand Rapids, Michigan! In the middle of all of this we do have the EP release show for local hardcore band Prevention! You know, the four song EP they released earlier this month. Opening things up is a band called Barosa. They might loosely be based out of Decatur, IL.

You can check out a facebook event for this show right here. Looks like we gotta go back and re-boot our Dumb Records show page now!

July 25th (outside of) Buzz Bomb Brewery: Stick People, Blushe

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What’s this, today we are posting about a show that’s coming up in town!??! The first time we have done so in close to… four months??? This one is not happening at our space, it is happening just one block over from us outside of Buzz Bomb Brewery (406 E Adams). Buzz Bomb has been hosting live music acts (usually one per night) this past month or so, and we are starting to see other live music pop up around town as well (usually always outdoors). This is one of the first events coming up we’ve seen that we feel is notable to mention on our site and fits more of the description of a traditional “show” with multiple acts. Happening on Saturday, July 25th and those two acts are… Taylorville/Springfield alt. rockers Stick People, and Springfield punk group Blushe. Both groups have had new music come out during this pandemic.

Find a facebook event for this “punk night” right here. Start time is 8:00 pm, admission is free, and this would be… all ages? We are pretty sure? Also it might be time for us to reboot our Springfield shows page to keep track of some things happening around town?? Hmmmmm…