Shonen Knife (Japan) at Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s September 30th

Screen Shot 2019-08-22 at 6.34.50 PM.pngA lot of you may have been dying to know what our secret international band we were trying to book at Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s when we announced that we were looking for sponsors to make this happen earlier this summer. Well tonight we are letting the beans out of the bag! The show is happening Monday, September 30th and our big secret band is Shonen Knife from Japan!

Shonen Knife is an alternative rock band formed in Osaka, in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, pop bands, The Beach Boys, and early punk rock bands, such as the Ramones, the trio crafts stripped-down songs with simple, yet uncoventional lyrics sung both in Japanese and English.

From November 24 to December 11, Shonen Knife toured with Nirvana and Eugenious all over the UK for a total of nine shows and during the tour Naoko taught Cobain how to play “Twist Barbie”, which Nirvana covered live at one of their secret shows.

Of course we have to send out a big thank you to all of our sponsors that answered our call to help in donations to make this free to the public show a reality. Those sponsors are listed out here, support these businesses!

nightshop (in Bloomington, Illinois)
Grab-a-Java, Inc.
Activator Magazine
Buzz Bomb Brewing Company
Copper Pot Cooking Studio
Dumb Records
The Real 217 Prublems
ColorDerm Permanent MakeUP
Edmiston Consulting
Benny DeWitt Tattoos
The Radon Lounge
Rail Splitter CrossFit
Redbird Electric Tattooing

Shonen Knife will be touring this time around with an opener “The Hooten Hallers” which from our understanding have actually played Springfield at Bar None before, and they are from Missouri.

The start time for this event is going to be right at 6:00 pm (don’t be late)! It is free, but we will gratefully accept donations at the show and even before to make sure we have enough to cover costs of pulling this off (we did fall short of our goal with our sponsors, but are still to the point where it is happening no matter what). Find a facebook event for this one right here.

September 14th at Dumb Records: Junior Pasáre, Keyng, Alexa Redd, CompostitionC, Animals With Human Names, Nardo Drip


Here we have another show to tell you about – the third ever hip hop show happening at our space on Saturday, September 14th and the lineup is looking stacked!! We’ve got another six performers lined up, most of them have never performed at our space before. At the top of the bill is Junior Pasáre, who recently dropped an album called We Gone Win. Moving on down the flier… we got Alexa Redd, who is a pop artist from Lincoln, Illinois who is also doing big things. She performed in front of our space earlier this spring for the “Fat Ass 5k” parade downtown and that was a fun time even though it rained. Moving down the list, we have a very rare performance by CompositionC, who recently put out a full length album which we happen to have in stock on CD in our store! This will be his first performance since putting out the album. Animals With Human Names is on the bill as well, playing for the second time in our space. Then is a younger artist we just heard about going by “Keyng“, based out of Lanphier High School right here in Springfield! Opening things up at this one is Nardo Drip – an artist originally from Chicago who from what we understand has some hot dance moves as well.

For all of this we are saying doors at 7:00 pm and show time is right at 7:30 pm! Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page where we have everything coming up at our space listed out.

September 20th at Dumb Records: The Hussy, Epsom, Snuff Rider, Black Box


What’s up we have a show coming up in about exactly one month to tell you about that is going to be a total ripper! It’s on Friday, September 20th and features touring rock trio from Madison, Wisconsin The Hussy featuring a member of rock n’ roll group “Nobunny.” You can check them out on the player embedded below. They have a new album coming out called Looming, lol. In addition to The Hussy we’ve got a gabble of local bands playing this one as well, including a performance from rock group Epsom. There’s also the instrumental surf band, “Snuff Rider“. And ah yes, a performance by the newer Springfield hardcore band, Black Box.

This show starts 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 for a good look at what else is coming up at the Bread Dumb Records in the near future.

September 7th at Dumb Records: Blushe, Prowess, + “Which Band Is Your Boyfriend In?” Documentary Showing


Today we are happy to announce the first movie / documentary screening we are attempting to have in our new space! And we’ve got it paired up with two bands performing, for an all around well rounded event! Our friends at Activator Magazine approached us about the possibility of us doing a showing of a new documentary from the UK exploring gender in the DIY scene called “What Band Is Your Boyfriend In?“. Here is a description from the facebook page:

This documentary features the views of a range of women/gender-fluid individuals from all walks of life within the UK music scene. It looks at how and why people get involved in music, the positive and the not-so-positive experiences, and the possible ways we can change things.

The gender divide exists – there’s no doubt about it. And recently there have been an increasing number of press articles on the issue, but they only scratch the surface. So, Which Band is Your Boyfriend in? provides an in-depth account of the situation.

From the outset it was my intention to create a film which could have an impact on the awareness of equality issues in the UK music scene. I hope that this project will inspire young people to pick up an instrument, learn to record music or just get out there to see live bands perform.

Check out the trailer for the documentary on the player below. Total run time is close to an hour and a half. We also have two bands on the bill – if we had to guess how we will have it set up, we will likely have the bands go first and then the movie screening directly after. Bands performing include the incredibly talented alternative / punk group Blushe, and then the male-fronted hardcore band Prowess.

This one starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else we’ve got coming up.

August 31st at Dumb Records: Prevention, Brute Force, Blushe


Oh you thought we were done with our August show announcements? Not so fast. There is one happening on Saturday, August 31st the very last day of the month. It’s a short and sweet one, but also a special one because it will be a music video shoot for one of Prevention‘s songs. Just like this. The song the music video is for is their song “Another World.” We are supposed to tell you to learn the words, practice singing along, and your dance moves before the show at home. Also on this show is Brute Force from the Southern Illinois / St. Louis area. Opening things up is Blushe.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5, you just can’t beat that. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else we’ve got coming up at Bread Dumb Records in the future!

September 4th at Dumb Records: ????, Teenage Bigfoot, Starter Jackets, Bottom Bracket


Happy Thursday to all of you out there following what we do here at The Bread Factory / Dumb Records. Sorry we are all over the place with website posts lately. Today we are telling you about a show coming up in a little less than a month and our first one being announced for September. Fun! This is a weird one because there is a band on the bill that we can not officially announce yet, but we CAN tell you that it is a band that’s coming from overseas. That’s exiting, right? Don’t worry, it will be good. That band is touring with another band from Philadelphia called Teenage Bigfoot that we can tell you about. In fact, you can even stream their music on the player below. This show will be joined by local support from local favorite solid group Starter Jackets, and also solid solid group Bottom Bracket.

All of this starts at 7:00 pm and admission will be $10. Check out a facebook event for this show right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at everything else coming up at our show space downtown.

August 16th at Black Sheep:Nasty Boys, Final Order, GRINN


Oh, what’s this? We have a show happening coming up on Friday, August 16th to tell you about in exactly two weeks at our space. It’s just a three band show, and will surely get over by ALL of our bedtimes. We got a band called “Nasty Boys” from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Looks like it’s a duo of two guys. What makes them so nasty??? Come to the show to find out. And stream their music on the player below. Also on this show is Springfield hardcore band Final Order. Opening things up looks like dug up from the grave is GRINN… a band we have not seen or heard or anything since… Dumb Fest #5 back in 2017? Well we’ll be darned. Looks like they are playing at Buzzbomb Brewery tonight as well.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission will be $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 what else is going on at our space in the near future!