We are excited for this finalist round in the annual Illinois Times’s “Best Of Springfield 2021” poll. As far as we can tell, we have made it on to finalists in FOUR different categories as Dumb Records and those are as follows:
BEST MUSIC STORE
BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE (SMALL)
BEST PLACE TO GO DOWNTOWN
BEST ANTIQUE / VINTAGE STORE
Okay, all of those things sound great! Don’t vote for us for best vintage / antique shop though, you should vote for Springfield Vintage around the corner for us! 😂 Really, vote for whoever you want to in all of those categories, and all of your other favorite local businesses and people in all of the other categories as well.
Voting is online right here at the Illinois Times website from now up until 11:59pm on September 27th one week from now. The winners will be published in the October 28th issue of the Illinois Times.
Yes. There IS a show happening at Dumb Records tonight! It’s a three-band show! The bands are more in the alternative and indie-rock directions! Maybe even some shoegaze music! 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. What an all around nice time.
This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also check our shows page on our site for a list of all three shows we have lined up right now.
And for this show following suite with health guidelines, state mandates, and all of that fun stuff – masks are required at this show and we are once again checking for proof of vaccine at the door! We will also accept negative covid test results within the last 72 hours.
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.
There is some really good music going out onto our shelves recently here at Dumb Records. Like, some really good music. Believe us. Our store is open every day from 10:00am to 7:00pm and we are constantly pumping out new and used LPs, 7″s, CDs, and cassettes out onto the shelves. We got t-shirts, we got stickers, we got pins, we got pinball, etc, etc. You know the drill. Okay, here are just some of the new arrivals that have gone out over the past few days:
New LPs Amyl & The Sniffers – Amyl & The Sniffers Amyl & The Sniffers – Comfort To Me Animal Collective – Feels Beirut – No No No Black Sabbath – 13 The Bug – Fire The Cars – Moving In Stereo: The Best Of The Cars Cold Feet – Punk Entity The Dave Pike Quartet / Bill Evans – Pike’s Peak Death Angel – Frolic Through The Park Digital Underground – This Is An E.P. Release Digital Underground – Sex Packets Doug Cam – Infant Eyes Imagine Dragons – Mercury Act 1 JuJu – Our Mother Was A Plant Kacey Musgraves – Star Crossed Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Butterfly 3000 Lowell George – Hey What Modest Mouse – The Golden Casket Neighborhood Brats – Confines Of Life O.V. Wright – A Nickle And A Nail And Ace Of Spades Radiohead – Amnesiac The Residents – Eskimo Spllit – Spllit Sides Teddy Pendergrass – Duets Love & Soul Tom Waits – Real Gone
Used LPs Al Caiola – Warm And Mellow Al Pierson – Dance In The Old Fashioned Way Aldo Monges – La Historia De Aldo Monges The Alvino Rey Orchestra – The King Family Show! Aviator – Aviator Barbara Fairchild – Look Inside The Asylum Choir Barbara Fairchild – Standing In Your Line Barbra Streisand – Simply Streisand Barbra Streisand – The Way We Were Baker Gurvitz Army – Hearts On Fire Big Bird – Big Bird Sings Bill Snodgrass – The University Of Texas At Arlington Billy Preston – Genius Of Billy Preston Blues Magoos – Psychedelic Lollipop Booker Ervin – The In Between Crazy Otto – Crazy Otto Rides Again Charlie Rich – The Silver Fox Cheech & Chong – Los Cochinos Chuck Mangione – Children of Sanchez Count Basie & His Orchestra – Kansas City Suite The Creed Taylor Orchestra – Shock Music In Hi-Fi The Crusaders – Royal Jam David Whitfield – Cara Mia Dexter Gordon – Sophisticated Giant Don Glasser / Louis Costello – Together 25 Years Donna Summer – Golden Hits Vol. Two Donovan – Barabajagal The Earl Scruggs Revue – Strike Anywhere Elvis Presley – Elvis Country Memories The Equators – Hot Eric Clapton – Live With Sonny Boy Williamson Erskine Hawkins – 25 Golden Years Of Jazz Floyd Cramer – This Is Floyd Cramer The Four Seasons – Four Seasons Story Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush – World Anthem Frankie Yankovic – Polka Funk & Wagnalls – Chopin Album 5 George Melachrino – The Music of Sigmund Romberg Harry Babasin & Terry Gibbs – Pick N’ Pat Head East – U.S. 1 The Harmonicats – The Harmonicats Iron Butterfly – Evolution: The Best of Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly – Live Iron Butterfly – Metamorphosis Ironhorse – Ironhorse Jack Teagarden – 1944 Big Band Jakob Magnusson – Special Treatment James Gang – Bang James Gang – Newborn Jan & Dean – Folk N’ Roll John Scofield Trio – Out Like A Light Johnny Mathis – Johnny’s Newest Hits Johnny Mathis – This Is Love Johnny Winter – Johnny Winter Johnny Winter – First Winter Kris Kristofferson – Jesus Was A Capricorn Las Tres Guitarras – Navidad Lenny Williams – Choosing You Louis Prima – Wonderland By Night Mandré – M3000 Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Nightingales & Bombers The Martial Solal Trio – In Concert Mongo Santamaria – Mongomania Neil Young – Decade Norman Lee Pat Travers – Pat Travers Patsy Cline – Walking After Midnight Peter Nero – Piano Forte The Pretenders – The Vinyl Collection 1979-1999 Quartette Tres Bien – Boss Tres Bien Qlowski – Quale Futuro? Quicksilver Messenger Service – What About Me Rare Earth – Ma Ray Charles – The Best Of Ray Charles Red Steagall – Lone Star Beer The Residents – Eskimo Shirley Bassey – I, Capricorn Sandy Nelson – Heavy Drums Stan Kenton – Conducts The Lost Angeles Neophonic Orchestra Steve Wariner – Midnight Fire Steve Wariner – Down In Tennessee Steve Wariner – I Should Be With You Strange Advance – 2wo Sweet – Off The Record Trooper – Two For The Show Various – Streets Of Fire: Music From The Motion Picture Various – Mardi Gras In New Orleans Various – Married To The Mob (Soundtrack)
Guess what? We’ve got another show tonight – our third one back inside our space since our return since this dreadful pandemic (which is still lingering on in our world). Tonight is just a short and sweet three-band Monday night show.
Tonight the show 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. And YES, we ARE still checking for proof of vaccination cards (or proof of a negative Covid test within the past 72 hours) at this show once again, and masks are required as well.
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.
Some of you that were around for our earlier years at the original location might have remembered a brief moment in time where we had Dumb Records enamel pins with our old logo. Well… we have been wanting to make more with the new logo for a while now, and that time has finally come! We have our drippy record logo enamel pins available in the store for $4.00! But also, they are now available online along with a NEW simple and revamped online store we set up for some of our Dumb Records merch items righthere at dumbrecords.bigcartel.com!Fun! On this version of our online store, you can only find five items including some of our recent shirt designs, enamel pins, and a sticker bundle deal. We are keeping things simple this go-around, there is no option for in-store pickup (sorry, this time it’s geared more for out of towners for us to ship stuff to because that is what makes the most sense for us right now)! Our online store with records and CDs is still setup through Discogs here.
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.
Good morning! Here we are with another long list of some new arrivals at our store… on a Wednesday! We took one day off for Labor Day earlier this week and now we are back at it – our store is now open from 10:00am to 7:00pm every day and we plan on keeping those hours for good now. We might plan on launching a new online merch store again soon and might have some special items up our sleeves for that… so be on the lookout! Other than that, there are plenty of great new and used LPs hitting the shelves (what we have listed below is just some of that). We also have plenty of CDs and cassettes going out nowadays too, but we don’t have time to list that stuff out, you just have to come into the store for that.
New LPs ABBA – ABBA Gold Adrenalin O.D. – The Wacky Hi-Jinks Of Aerosmith – Live! Bootleg Bad Religion – No Substance The Beach Boys – Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions Big Eyes – Almost Famous Cement Shoes – Too Cock Sparrer – Shock Troops Danzig – Black Laden Crown Day Nasty – Minority Of One Days N Daze – Show Me The Blueprints Deafhaven – Infinite Granite Doom – Doomed From The Start Elliott Smith – From A Basement On The Hill Eric Churc – The Outsiders Green Day – Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight Soundtrack Iron Maiden – Senjutsu J. Cole – He Off-Season Jar – Superheaven Karate – Karate Kat Von D – Love Made Me Do It Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert The Landlords – Fitzgerald’s Paris Lars Frederiksen – Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards Laura Jane Grace – Bought To Rot Life Force – Hope And Defiance Leopardo – Malcantone Lysol – Soup For My Family Magnum – Magnum II Morwan – Zola-Zemlya Napalm Death – Enemy Of The Music Business Night Birds – Born To Die In Suburbia Pearl Jam – Vs. Pleasure Leftists – The Gate Queen Latifah – All Hail The Queen The Red Hot Chili Peppers – One Hot Minute Skid Row – Skid Row Sonny Rollins – Way Out West Spread Joy – Spread Joy The Stooges – Fun House Supercrush – Sodo Pop Thelonious Monk – Brilliant Corners Turnstile – Glow On Waste Man – One Day It’ll All Be You
Used LPs Adolescents – Live 1981 and 1986 Al Kooper – You Never Know Who Your Friends Are The Allman Brothers Band – Enlightened Rogues Ami Stewart – Knock On Wood Anthony Philips – Private Parts And Pieces Archie Shepp – For Losers The Beach Boys – Friends Billy Ocean – Tear Down These Wals Blues Boy Willie – Strange Things Happening Buddy Holly – The Buddy Holly Story Bunky Green – Playin’ For Keeps Charles M. Schulz – Charlie Brown’s Al-Stars Charlie Mingus – Tonight At Noon Chet Atkins – Chet Atkins’ Workshop Chic – Les Plus Grands Succes De Chic Connie Russell – Don’t Smoke In Bed Crosby, Stills & Nash – Allies David Bowie – Lodger Deep Purple – Stormbringer Don Nix – Hobos, Heroes, And Street Corner Clowns Elvin Jones – Live At The Lighthouse Dizzy Gillespie Quintet – An Electrifying Evening Duke Ellington – Masterpieces By Ellington Dukes Of Dixieland – Marching Along Gato Barbieri – Euphoria Georgio – Georgio The Gerry Mulligan Quartet – What Is There To Say? Grover Washington Jr. – Inside Moves The Horace Silver Quintet – You Gotta Take A Little Love Ian Hunter – Ian Hunter James Taylor – Sweet Baby James Jean Shepard – Slippin’ Away Jimi Hendrix – Experience Hendrix John Coltrane & Lee Morgan – Best Of Birdland Vol. 1 John Cougar – Nothin’ Matters And What If It Did John Denver – The Best Of John Denver John Klemmer – All The Children Cried Johnny Cash – A Thing Called Love King Curtis – Watermelon Man Larry Coryell / Brian Keane – Just Like Being Born Leo Addeo And His Orchestra – Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing Leon Russell – All That Jazz Lowell George – Thank I’ll Eat Hear Mark Almond – To The Heart Mirror Image – Sounds Like The Very Best Of The Eagles The Motels – Little Robers Nancy Wilson – Yesterday’s Love Songs Nazareth – Razmanaz Neal Schon & Jan Hammer – Untold Passion Norman Lee – Travelin’ The Original Texas Playboys – Live And Kickin’ Pat Travers – Putting It Straight Pat Travers Band – Heat In The Street Pearl Bailey – Around The World With Me Richard Rodgers – Victory At Sea Rodney Dangerfield – No Respect Sister Sledge – We Are Family Slide Hampton – Explosion! Starpoint – Sensational Suzi Quatro – Your Mama Won’t Like Me Teachers – Original Soundtrack Tom Jones – This Is Tom Jones Tasha Thomas – Midnight Rendezvous Uriah Heep – High And Mighty Various – The American Dream: Great Folk Songs Various – The Flamingo Kid Soundtrack Various – Vision Quest Original Soundtrack Various – 18 King Sized Rhythm And Blues Hits Various – 20 Monster Hits Vince Guaraldi – Conte Candoli Quartet Walt Disney – The Fox And The Hound Wardell Gray – Plus Erroll Garner
Good morning! It’s another happy day at our record store – and since it’s a Tuesday we are coming to you with yet another long list of some new and used killer LP’s that have been hitting the shelves these past few days. These do not include re-stocks, and these don’t even include any of the many CDs and cassettes, and 7″s we have been constantly been putting out! There’s just too much to list and too little time to type everything out! Our store is open every day from 10:30am-7:00pm downtown. Stop by sometime! Alright, let’s take a look at what’s new this week:
New LPs Big Red Machine – How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last Current Joys – Voyager Deathchant – Waste H.E.R. – H.E.R. Iron Butterfly – Live At The Galaxy 1967 John Mayall – Plays John Mayall Madi Diaz – History Of A Feeling Megadeth – Unplugged In Boston R.E.M. – Automatic For The People Shannon And The Clams – Year Of The Spider Sting – Duets Suidical Tendencies – Still Punk After All These Years System of A Down – Hypnotize Townes Van Zandt – Rear View Mirror Various – Woodstock Three 2Pac – Greatest Hits
Used LPs Al Hirt – Struttin’ Down Royal Street Angel – On Earth As It Is In Heaven Angel – Helluva Band Armando Manzanero – ‘74 Bill Connors – Assembler Bill Justis – 12 Big Instrumental Hits Buster Smith – The Legendary Buster Smith Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Inside Straight Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Music, You All Clannad – Anam Clark Terry – Tread Ye Lightly Barbara Fairchild – Greatest Hits Big Joe Williams – Nine-String Guitar Blues Billie Jo Spears – I Will Survive Billie Jo Spears – If You Want Me Blue Oyster Cult – Blue Oyster Cult Dave Brubeck / Paul Desmond – 1975: The Duets David Rea – Slewfoot Deniece Williams – I’m So Proud The Dirt Band – Make A Little Magic The Dukes of Dixieland – Carnegie Hall Concert Vol. 10 Elvin Jones – Midnight Walk Eric Dolphy – Far Cry Fatback – 14 Karat Ferrante & Teicher – You Asked For It Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids – Sons of the Beaches Frank Sinatra – The Greatest Hits Frankie Laine And Buck Clayton – Jazz Spectacular The Gap Band – Gap Band IV Gene Autry – Gene Autry Gene Pitney – Town Without Pity The Gentrys – Keep On Dancing Gong – Expresso Hal Hester – Does His Own THing Happy Harry – Music From The Roaring Twenties The Harmonicats – The Harmonicats Head East – Head East Helen Steiner Rice – Someone Cares Henry Mancini – Peter Sellers The Party Henry Mancini – Music Of Hawaii Homer & Jethro – Nashville Cats The Horace Silver Quintet – Blowin’ The Blues Away How The West Was Won – Original Sound Track I Prevail – Trauma Illinois Jacquet – Spectrum The Innocents – The Innocents John Abercrombie – Getting There John Coltrane – Expression John Coltrane – Meditations John Coltrane – My Favorite Things John Denver – An Evening With John Denver John Scofield – Bar Talk Johnny Mathis – Open Fire, Two Guitars June LaSalvia – How The Waist Was Wone Kate Bush – The Red Shoes Kayak – The Best of Kayak Kayak – Starlight Dancer Kayak – Periscope Life Kenny Rogers And The First Edition – Ballad of Calico The Kingbees – The Big Rock Larry Coryell – Tributaries Laura Nyro – Season Of Lights Lee Konitz – Inside Hi-Fi The Lettermen – A Lettermen Kind Of Love Lorez Alexandria – Deep Roots Maynard Ferguson – Boy With Lots of Brass Mazarati – Mazarati McCoy Tyner – Supertrios Mica Paris – So Good The Moody Blues – This Is The Moody Blues The Mountainairs – Good Ole Mountain Music Nantucket – Nantucket Nils Lofgren – Cry Tough Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Will The Circle Be Unbroken Paul Desmond – Easy Living Pebbles Presents – Highs In The Mid Sixties Vol. 7 Phil Driscoll – Celebrate Freedom Pink Floyd – The Final Cut Professor Peter Schickele – The Wurst Of P.D.Q. Bach Ray Davies – Return To Waterloo Ray Price – Born To Lose Ray Price – Greatest Hits Return To Forever – Romantic Warrior Richard Rodgers – Victory At Sea Volume II Sidney Poitier – To Sir, With Love Skeeter Davis – Sings Standards Small Faces The Best Of British Rock Sonlight – A Sonlight Christmas Tammy Wynette – The First Lady Tear It Up – Just Can’t Stand It Various – At The Hop Various – British Gold Various – Heartland USA Various – New Jury’s Summer Cabaret Various – Retro Is Poison Various – They Call It An Accident (Soundtrack) Various – Wizards From The Southside Warren Zevon – Warren Zevon Wayne Newton – Red Roses For A Blue Lady Willis Jackson – Headed And Gutted Willis Jackson – Nothing Butt… The 5th Dimension – Living Together, Growing Together The 5th Dimension – Star Dancing
12” Singles Eartha Kitt – Where Is My Man Joy Division – Transmission