Illinois State Fair 2021 Grandstand Lineup Announced

Does it make sense for the Illinois State Fair to be announcing the 2021 Grandstand lineup right now? We are not sure if a whole lot of anything makes sense anymore, or what type of world we will be living in by the time August rolls around. Nevertheless, this is the lineup that has been announced for the 2021 State Fair Grandstand. The fair is supposedly happening next year from August 12th through the 22nd.

Thursday, August 12th: Staind w/ TBA
Friday, August 13th: ?
Saturday, August 14th: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias
Sunday, August 15th: Toby Keith w/ Craig Morgan
Monday, August 16th: The Traveling Salvation Show
Tuesday, August 17th: Chris Young w/ Ingrid Andress
Wednesday, August 18th: I Love The 90’s Tour
Thursday, August 19th: Badflower w/ TBA
Friday, August 20th: Kelsea Ballerini w/ Kylie Morgan
Saturday, August 21st: ?
Sunday, August 22nd: George Thorogood

Tickets can be found for sale with more info online right here on the state fair website.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Whoops, it’s late in the day and also we are getting very close to Christmas, but here are our new arrivals for the week. Our shop is still appointment only. So call, email, or message us about what time you want to come by and we will make it happen. What are our holiday hours? I dunno, just call and make an appointment for whatever time whatever day and we will make it work? Heck, even on Christmas if you want, who cares! Here’s another stack of some more new and used LPs, CDs, and 12″ singles that are in this week:

New LPs
Alicia Keys – Alicia
Beadaboobee – Fake It Flowers
Big Star – Radio City
Bjork – Vulnicura
Britney Spears – Glory
Drive-By Truckers – The New OK
Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou – May Our Chambers Be Full
Faith No More – The Real Thing
Godspeed You Black Emperor! – F# A# °°
Childish Gambino – Because The Internet
Jawbreaker – Dear You
John Lee Hooker – House of the Blues
Phish – Sigma Oasis
New York Dolls – New York Dolls
Nick Hakim – Will This Make Me Good
Slayer – The Relentless Killogy
Superchunk – Here’s Where The Strings Come In
Toots And The Maytals – Ska Father
War On Women – Wonderful Hell

Used LPs
Above The Law – 4 The Funk of It
The Beau Brummels – Introducing
Bob James – Heads
Bobby Whitlock – Rock Your Sox Off
The Call – Reconciled
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Big Band – Trane Whistle
Donna Lynn – Be Styll And Know
Frank Sinatra – 20 Classic Tracks
George Jones – Walk Through This World With Me
Genesis – Nursery Cryme
Glenn Miller – Greatest Hits
Grover Washington Jr. – Come Morning
The Higher State – Volume 27
Humble Pie – Rock On
John Lennon – Shaved Fish
Julie London – About The Blues
Larry Gatlin – Oh! Brother
Little Sonny – New King of the Blues Harmonica
Lynn Anderson – The Best of Lynn Anderson
Michael Bloomfield – Count Talen And The Originals
Precious Wilson & Eruption – Leave A Lighht
Rick Springfield – Tao
Ringo Starr – Goodnight Vienna – Goodnight Vienna
Roadmaster – Sweet Music
Russ David – You Don’t Have To Be A Millionaire
RUSH – RUSH
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Look Around
Slim Whitman – Till We Meet Again
Stan Kenton – Capitol Jazz CLassics Volume 2
Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf 7
Stevie Wonder – Innervisions 

12” Singles
AM-FM – You Are The One
Azie & Mobstyle – Up & Down Lenox
Colonel Abrams – How Soon We Forget
E-40 – Captain Save Them Thoe
Freckles – Dance With Me
Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott – She’s A Bitch
Rod Stewart – Passion 

New / Used CDs
Akinyele – Benny III
Annie Lennox – Medusa
Avant – Private Room
A Tribe Called Quest – The Love Movement
Before Dark – Daydreamin’
Brad – Shame
Brooks & Dunn – Hard Workin’ Man
Brooks & Dunn – Steers & Stripes
Eazy-E – Eazy-Duz-It
Emmylou Harris – Luxury Liner
Emmylou Harris – Spyboy
Eurythmics – Live: 1983-1989
Freedy Johnston – Right Between The Promises
Fugazi – Steady Diet Of Nothing
Gary Numan – Exile
Gary Numan – The BBC Sessions
The Hatters – The Madcap Adventures
Hangnail – Facing Changes
Ice Cube – Amerikkka’s Most Wanted
Ice Cube – Greatest Hits
Ivy – Long Distance
Kenny Chesney – Greatest Hits
Linda Eder – Broadway My Way
Luke Slater – Alright On Top
Mark Collie – Mark Collie
Michael Hutchence – Michael Hutchence
The Nylons – Four On The Floor: Live In Concert
Regina Belle – Believe In Me
The Seahorses – Do It Yourself
Seven Rivers – 7 Rivers
The Short Fuses – Get The Hell Down
Sophie B. Hawkins – Timbre
Various – Baroque at Bathtime
Various – The Sensuous Classics
Various – Simply The Best Night At The Opera
Wade Hayes – Old Enough To Know Better

Sensai Doog: “Zarter Zero”

Today we bring you a brand new album from local hip hop artist “Sensai Doog“. That album is called Zarter Zero, and you can find it streaming online right here. A description of the album from Sensai Doog’s webpage:

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Sensai Doog has been hard at work this year – this is his fifth release that has came out in 2020! One other notable album of his that came out earlier this summer was Sincerely Yourz. We have also added this one to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 93 releases we have kept track of so far this year.

The Dixie Narcos: “Godin Drag EP”

Jacksonville-based psychedelic band The Dixie Narcos have just unleashed a new three-song surprise EP right at the end of the year! That EP is called Godin Drag, and you can find it on youtube, or streaming on the player embedded below.

The Dixie Narcos also released TWO full length albums earlier this year – Nantucket 1: Mr. Nantucket and Nantucket 2: Charley. (We have definitely lost count of how many albums or releases this band has total at this point). We have added this one to our Springfield album archive list, bringing us to 92 releases we have kept track of so far this year.

WeirdMarc300 & A1: “A Very Pandemic Christmas”

Oh how nice, we just love the holiday themed local releases that are coming out this year! This one is from the hip hop end of things – WeirdMarc300 has teamed up with A1 to bring us A Very Pandemic Christmas: a five-track release. You can stream this one on the player embedded below. Also head over to the WeirdMarc300 bandcamp page to stream the release, purchase the download, or check out any more of his music.

We have this one added to this year on our Springfield album archive page, where we have kept track of 89 releases so far this year.

Our Store Now Open For Appointments

Here we go on our first phase of re-opening up our own store as we leave this dreadful third wave of COVID-19 in this holiday season! We have been keeping our eyes on the numbers and are ready to start slowly re-opening the store (and then eventually the arcade).

Starting right now, our store is open for appointments only! To book an appointment to shop at our store, give us a call (217-691-8991), or email us at dumbrecs@gmail.com. We’ll keep a calendar going of our appointments and let shoppers in one at a time for this. We are open to make appointments at any time of the day as long as our calendar is open.

We are still pushing our online stores of course. Find the link to everything you need as far as that goes at SHOPDUMBRECORDS.COM. We are still going to be around every day for pickup orders from 12:00 am to 6:00 pm.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Yeah, we know that it’s Thursday and the week is almost over, but here is some new stuff that we’ve recently got in store. We’ve been busy… gosh! Shipping out all of these orders for Christmas and getting everything together for the Best of Springfield Music 2020 poll results! It’s a lot to keep up with! Alright, we’ll stop our bickering and get into what’s new. Here are a few new and used LPs, 12″ singles, and CDs that have gone out within the past week or so. Our store is still closed, but you can find all the links to all of our online stores you will ever need at:

SHOPDUMBRECORDS.COM

Nice! And don’t forget shipping, delivery, and pickup are all options when you are placing your order. We are still there every day from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm for pickup orders. We will also very likely be moving to shopping appointments very soon! Okay here’s what’s new:

New LPs
Baroness – Yellow & Green
Billy Joe Armstrong – No Fun Mondays
Bruce Springsteen – Greatest Hits
Eminem – Curtain Call
Descendents – ALL
De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody
Jay Reatard – Matador Singles ‘08
Khruangbin – Late Night Tales
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – K.G.
Kowabunga Kid! – Wasting My Time
Laura Jane Grace – Stay Alive
Logic – No Pressure
Misfits – Legacy of Brutality
Mumford & Sons – Delta Tour EP
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californiacation
Superchunk – On The Mouth
The White Stripes – Greatest Hits

Used LPs
The Ahmad Jamal Trio – The Ahmad Jamal Trio
Anthony Newley – In My Solitude
Byron Janis – New! First Time Ever!
Cat Stevens – Numbers
Charlie McCoy – Harpin’ The Blues
Cheap Trick – The Doctor
Cheap Trick – Lap Of Luxury
Chicago Transit Authority – Live In Concert
Count Basie – Dance Session
Eddie Rabbitt – Rabbitt
Emery And His Violin of Love – Play, Emery, Play
Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald
George Benson – Good King Bad
Grover Washington, Jr. – Soul Box Vol. 2
Helen Cornelius – On The Road With Souther Spirit
Jesse Colin Young – On The Road
Jerry Clower – Clower Power
Johnny Cash – Story Songs of the Trains And Ribers
Johnny Cash – Happiness Is You
Johnny Cash – Sings The Ballads of the True West
Johnny Mathis – I’ll Buy You A Star
Julian Bream – A Celebration of Andres Segovia
Kay Starr – The Hits of Kay Starr
The Limeliters – Fourteen 14K Folk Songs
Mike Oldfield – QE2
Otis Rush – Right Place, Wrong Time
Pure Prairie League – Live: Takin’ The Stage
Pussy Galore – Groove Hate Fuck EP
Ricardo – Organ And Piano Just For You
Shirley Bassey – This Is My Life
Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus
Sumeria – Golden Tears
Ten Years After – Greatest Hits
Tony “Little Sun” Glover – Blues Harp: An Instruction Method
Various – The Music Of Cosmos

12” Singles
Cap.One feat. Canibus – Ladies & Willies
The Dead Crew – The Projects / Step Ya’ Game Up
Spearhead – People In Tha Middle
Trick Daddy – Boy
Treacherous Three – Yes We Can-Can
The Tripple Threat Three – M.P.G.
Uncle Kracker – Follow Me

New / Used CDs
Aaliyah – Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number
Brooks & Dunn – Brand New Man
Eazy-E – Impact Of A Legend
Emmylou Harris – Songs of the West
Eurythmics – Touch
Dion – King of the New York Streets
Fugazi – 13 Songs
Harpers Bizarre – Feelin Groovy: The Best Of
Honeymoon Suite – Honeymoon Suite
Ice T – The 7th Deadly Sin
Jay-Z – The Blueprint 2
Matthew Sweet – In Reverse
Music For The Developing Mind – Baby’s First Classics
Patti Smith – Gung Ho
Rancid – …And Out Come The Wolves
Spacehog – The Hogyssey
Sum 41 – All Killer No Filler
Various – Mozart For Your Mind

Last Day of Voting For Best of Springfield Music Poll 2020 Today!

This is your final reminder that the LAST day of voting in our annual Best of Springfield Music Poll for 2020 is today!!! Our poll is turned on until TONIGHT at 11:59pm. You better get your votes in before then! Find the link to vote right below:

VOTE RIGHT HERE.

Find our original post with a long list of local releases and links to listen to most of them right here. This year we have hip hop releases in a whole separate category since there were so many of them. The results will be featured along with different write-ups in the January issue of Activator Magazine, and we will also post results on our site.

In addition to asking for you favorite songs and albums of 2020, we also have a category this year for you to tell us about any other favorite Central Illinois releases that may have came out this year outside of Springfield. There is also a suggestion box for both Dumb Records and Activator Magazine. Find the results from last year (2019) right here and right here.

Mark Schwartz: “Winterlieder”

Ah, yes the time is upon us. We always love to see winter or holiday-themed local releases, and today we bring you one from multi instrumentalist Mark Schwartz, who is constantly cranking out albums. This release is entitled Winterlieder and you can find it streaming on the player below. This release features ten songs – “computer music compositions celebrating the magical season.” Also head on over to the Mark Schwartz bandcamp page where you can purchase the download of the album and also hear much more of his music.

We have added this one to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 89 local releases we have kept track of this year.

Today’s Downtown “Holi-Deal”: 2 Free Arcade Tickets With Every Online Order

It’s time for a holiday surprise. The surprise is that we are once again the featured business in Downtown Springfield Inc’s holiday advent calendar (we were featured a different day back in November when we were open). Today’s “Holi-deal” is that if you place any order with us on either of our online stores, you get two free arcade entry tickets good for any point once we open our arcade again. We aren’t sure when our arcade will open again, but based on the numbers for the county we may be opening our store up one step at a time very soon. Find the links to our online stores below:

Our Storenvy site (Dumb Records merchandise + new vinyl records) HERE

Our Discogs site (over 5,000 new and used LPs and CDs) HERE