Tonight at Dumb Records: Rockford, The Telephone Junkies, Sorry Charlie


Good morning everyone and welcome to the weekend!! We have two shows going on both tonight and tomorrow night. Tonight is a solid three band show that you won’t want to miss, and tomorrow night is the second hip hop show we have put on at our new space downtown. Tonight is special because it is going to be the last ever show for local band Rockford! The last time Rockford played was the final final last ever Black Sheep show back in December. This will be their first time performing at our new space and their last show before some of them depart off to college and different cities into the big world. Good luck to all of them. Stream their music one last time on the player below. Also playing this show is Rockford’s long time friends The Telephone Junkies. And opening things up we have the return of another band we have not seen in quite a minute – Sorry Charlie!

All of this starts at 7:00 pm that night and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to see what else is coming up in the near future at our space.

Videos: HUSHED at Bread Sheep 6-15-19

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Today we bring you a pretty low-quality video of a band playing at Bread Sheep this past Saturday. The sound quality is not great at all especially on where the camera was positioned. Sorry, we’ll get better at this. Anyways, check that out on the player below, or on youtube right here. We’re trying to get our youtube page more active again or something.

Also check out the vids/pics page on our site for a bunch of (mostly old Black Sheep) show videos.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


It’s Tuesday – here we are this afternoon with a fresh batch / new arrivals for our record store located at 418 E Monroe Street downtown. This is just a fraction of all of the new and used CDs and records that are being plopped out onto the shelves every single day. Stop by the store sometime and pick out a record for Record of the Night. The store is open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm every single day. Let’s take a look at this week’s schedule and then dive into what’s new:

Tuesday (today): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Used LPs
Anita Baker – Giving You The Best That I Got
Anita Baker – Rapture
The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations: The Best of the Beach Boys
Belle Barth – My Next Story Is A Little Risque
Bob Wills – The Bob Wills Anthology
Bobby Darin – The Legend Of Bobby Darin
Bruce Springsteen – Darkness On The Edge of Town
Buddy Holly – Legend
The Chad Mitchell Trio – Reflecting
The Chad Mitchell Trio – At The Bitter End
Code Blue – Code Blue
Cowsills – II x II
Daryl Hall / John Oates – Bigger Than The Both of Us
The Dells – No Way Back
Dennis Coffey – Goin’ For Myself
The Electric Indian – Keem-O-Sabe
Ensemble of The Bulgarian Republic – Music of Bulgaria
Hank Snow – Big Country Hits
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Pushin’ Weight
Isaac Hayes – The Best of Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes – …To Be Continued
Joe And Eddie – “Live” In Hollywood
Jimmy Buffett – Son of A Son Of A Sailor
Jeffy Reed – Georgia Sunshine
Linda Ronstadt – Don’t Cry
Linda Ronstadt – Greatest Hits
Mantovani And His Orchestra – The Mantovani Sound
The Marshall Tucker Band – Carolina Dreams
The Marshall Tucker Band – Long Hard Ride
The Mothers of Invention – The **** Of The Mothers
The Mothers of Invention – We’re Only In It For The Money
Neil Sedaka – Sings His Greatest Hits
The Norman Luboff Choir – Songs Of The South
Oak Ridge Boys – Vintage Oaks
The O’Jays – Collectors Items
Patrice Rushen – Watch Out!
Randy Travis – Old 8×10
Sly & The Family Stone – Greatest Hits
Sparks – Kimono My House
The Statler Brothers – Entertainers On And Off The Record
Steve Winwood – Steve Winwood
Van Halen – Van Halen II
Was (Not Was) – Was (Not Was)
Willie Nelson – Somewhere Over The Rainbow

12” Singles
Abstract Rude – All Day
Big Moe – Confidential Playa / Purple Stuff
Boom Bap Project – Rock The Spot
Divine Sounds – What People Do For Money
Gutta Butta – Volume One
Ice Cube – Pushin’ Weight
Ideal – Get Gone (The Noontime Remixes)
Lil’ Zane – None Tonight / What’s Up
Mario – C’Mon
Ruff Ryders – Some X Sh*t
Smut Peddlers – Talk Like Sex Pt. 2
Various – Phat Classics

New CDs
Abba – The Definitive Collection
Air Supply – The One That You Love
Air Supply – Greatest Hits Live… Now And Forever
Alex Bugnon – Soul Purpose
Allison Moorer – Miss Fortune
Arthur Fiedler – Fiedler On The Roof
The Benoit/Freeman Project – The Benoit/Freeman Project
Billy Preston – Ultimate Collection
Booker T. & The M.G.’s – That’s The Way It Should Be
The Braxton Brothers – Cooking With Lasers
The Braxton Brothers – Now & Forever
The Charlie Daniels Band – Redneck Fiddlin’ Man
The Carlie Daniels Band – The Live Record
Chris Botti – December
Chris Botti – When I Fall In Love
Chris Hillman / Herb Pedersen – Way Out West
Counting Crows – Films About Ghosts
Counting Crows – Hard Candy
David Benoit – Fuzzy Logic
Faith Hill – Cray
Gary Burton – Selected Recordings
Hank Williams – The Ultimate Collection
Hank Williams – The Greatest Country Singer Of All Time
Huey Lewis And The News – Plan B
Huey Lewis And The News – Sports
Jeanie Bryson – Deja Blue
John Williams / Boston Pops – Salute To America
John Williams / Boston Pops – Music For Stage And Screen
Kenny Burrell – Lucky So And So
Kevin Denney – Kevin Denney
Mark Wills – Greatest Hits
Montgomery Gentry – My Town
Nanci Griffith – From A Distance
Otis Redding – The Very Best of Vol. 2
Otis Redding – I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
Peter Gabriel – Plays Live
Peter Gabriel – Security
Richard Marx – Richard Marx
Shannon Lawson – Chase The Sun
Stevie Wonder – Talking Book
Stevie Wonder – In Square Circle
The Pointers Sisters – Ain’ Misbehavin’!
Trvis Tritt – Ten Feet Tall And Bulletproof
Trick Pony – On A Mission
Ty Herndon – Greatest Hits
Various – In To The Mix IV: The Classix Remixed
Various – That Trance Mix
Various – Soul Hits Of The 60’s
Various – 50,000,000 DJ’s Can’t Be Wrong
Victor Bailey – Low Blow
Walter Beasley – Rendezvous
Will Smith – Big Willie Style
Winsor Harmon – Stars of Texas

Today on The Dumb Records Radio Show: Celeste Durham (Creative Earth Art Show)


It’s Friday so we’ve got another episode of The Dumb Records Radio Show lined up! Wow! We’ve got this nice new cool graphic for our recently re-named radio program (formerly The Black Sheep radio show). Wow thanks to local graphics guy Brian Galecki for designing this logo for us, thanks Brian, your check is coming in the mail later on. Today on our radio program we have Celeste Durham coming in, the one who is responsible for organizing the Creative Earth Art Show happening at our space tomorrow from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. We’ll be talking to Celeste as well as playing plenty of local music and bands that are coming to town.

The Dumb Records Radio Show airs today and every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on 88.3 WQNA fm. You can check it out online at that same time on

Tonight at Bread Sheep: Stick People, Hollywood Horses, Master Bastard, The Little Death


Well this one sure snuck up on us! Believe it or not, we actually have a show going on at Bread Stretchers tonight! We welcome the return of Stick People from Taylorville, (who did play there last on Record Store Day last month)! Tonight Stick People are bringing in a big touring act and that is Hollywood Horses from Birmingham, Alabama! Stream one of their songs on the player below. We also have a couple more local acts taking the Bread Stretcher stage for the first time. This includes hard rock grunge group Master Bastard. And opening things up is the alternative / indie-rock group The Little Death.

That’s the show! This 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 Bread Stretchers shows page for a look at what else we’ve got coming up these next few months.

Tonight at BXS (Bread Slammers): Heavens Die, Shame Spiral, Thirty Nights of Violence, Capitol Offense, Final Order, Brute Force

56938227_2424505720934114_8025882025984524288_nWe have one whopper of a show going on tonight – and “BXS” stands for “Bread X Slammers” by the way, DON’T you EVER go showing up to the old Black Sheep. (And don’t ask us what’s going on with the building either, we don’t know). Tonight we have six bands on one show- three of them being a part of some big touring package. That includes “Heaven’s Die” at the top of the list, an incredibly crushing group from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Stream some of their music on the player below if you dare. Heaven’s Die will be on tour with Shame Spiral also from Virginia playing some powerful deathcore/metal. The third touring act on the bill is “Thirty Nights of Violence” also from Virginia. And as for the locals… we have the first time Capitol Offense from Decatur will be making an appearance at Bread Stretchers. We also have Brute Force from the St. Louis area who performed last in Springfield at one of the final Black Sheep shows.

All of this happens tonight starting at 7:00 pm right on the nose and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our Bread Stretchers shows page for a look at what else is coming up there in the near future.

Downtown Open Streets This Saturday, The Complaint Line Playing Outside Dumb Records at 1:00 PM


Hello now that we are nearing warmer nicer weather there is so much going on here in downtown Springfield and we can hardly keep up with it all! Last weekend was the downtown sidewalk sales and now this upcoming weekend is “Open Streets” this Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This means the streets are closed off in downtown for those hours (including Monroe right in front of our store) so that everyone can get out and play in the streets and go wild. There’s going to be like yoga and hopscotch and skateboarding and stuff. There’s a map of what streets are closed off too somewhere on this facebook event. Check out the Downtown Springfield Inc. website right here.

Anyways, WE over at Dumb Records are going to be participating in these “Open Streets” by having the alternative rock group The Complaint Line play right outside of our store in the opening to the alley right next to us at 1:00 pm.