April 26th at Bread Stretchers: Science Man, Dendrons, Schedule One, Lord Mitchell


And yet here is another show coming up happening at Bread Stretchers in a little over two weeks for us to tell you about! This one happening on Friday, April 26th. We’ve got two touring acts on the lineup for this one! One coming from upstate New York – “Science Man” which features members of Dumb Fest 6 band Radiation Risks. Also on tour (but not touring together) is a newer group from Chicago called Dendrons. They just have one song up online, which you can find streaming on the player below. We are lucky to have support from the psychedelic noise project “Schedule One” and also the one man band “Lord Mitchell“, both of which will be playing at Bread Stretchers Gourmet Sub Shop for the first time in their entire lives.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission this time is $6. 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 is coming up at Bread Stretchers in the near future.

100.5 WYMG Broadcasting Live From Record Store Day + Dumb Records Sponsoring “Vinyl Fridays”


A few of you may have noticed we’ve been on the airwaves outside of our usual 4:00 to 6:00 pm timeslot on 88.3 WQNA… this time getting mentioned (and interviewed) on 100.5 WYMG! Dumb Records has dipped into our first radio sponsorship ad, by sponsoring some Fridays of WYMG’s morning show “Vinyl Friday” feature hosted by Lynch and Laura (who also won “Best Radio Show” in the SJ-R’s reader’s choice awards). A couple weeks ago Brian Galecki was in on the morning show and they spun a few records on air that came straight from our show. And they’ll be doing that same thing this upcoming Friday for those of you listening in the early morning hours! And guess what else, WYMG will be broadcasting LIVE at the very start of Record Store Day from our store this upcoming Saturday! They plan on interviewing some of you in line for the big event, also will be live over our PA system until 10:00 am that morning. We’ll continue sponsoring some of their Vinyl Fridays after that as well.

WQNA also has separate plans for Record Store Day involving our space, which we will likely fill you in on tomorrow!

April 25th at Bread Stretchers: Marbin, Ben Delaurentis


Today we are excited to announce a pretty big show that’s going to be happening at the new and fake Bread Stretchers Lounge downtown! (Maybe something about it is fake, but this show that is happening is very real). If any of you remember the jazz fushion group Marbin that came through Black Sheep last year and blew us all away, they will be returning! Oh by the way this is happening on Thursday, April 25th coming up in a couple of weeks! Check out their Wikipedia page right here to learn more about the group, which features two brothers from Israel (pictured above) who are now based out of Chicago. This time they will be touring with a solo musician who is opening up the show and that is Ben Delaurentis from Virginia. Check out some of Marbin’s music on the player below.

This one starts at 7:00 pm. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. You can look into getting advance tickets right here. Find a facebook event here. Also check out our shows page for what else is coming up at Bread Stretchers which is located near 4th and Monroe or 4th and a halfth streets downtown or something like that.


New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


Here we are actually coming to you at the beginning of the week this time with a few of the new arrivals that have been hitting the shelves at our new store on 418 E Monroe Street downtown. Of course we’ve got a big week ahead of us with the biggest day of the year for our store – Record Store Day – is happening this upcoming Saturday. We are gearing up big by making sure we have a steady flow of used records hitting the shelves, and all of those boxes of exclusive releases are set to be arrival in the mail for us later this week. Let’s take a look at our hours for the week and then take a peek at some of what’s new!

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

Used LPs
Al Hudson – One Way
Ambrose Brazelton – And The Beatles Go On And On
Anita Darian – East Of The Sun
Atlanta Rhythm Section – Champagne Jam
Bee Gees – Rare Precious & Beautiful
B.J. Thomas – Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Bob Dylan – Empire Burlesque
Bread – Baby I’m-A Want You
Bruce Springsteen – Darkness On The Edge Of Town
The Buckinghams – Greatest Hits
Chilliwack – Wanna Be A Star
City Boy – Heads Are Rolling
City Boy – Young Men Gone West
Chuck Berry – Chuck Berry’s Greatest Hits
Daedelus – Invention And The Quiet Party
Don Williams – Harmony
Don Agrati – Homegrown
Dykehouse – Midrange
The Electric Flag – The Best Of The Electric Flag
Emarosa – Relativity + Self Titled
England Dan & John Ford Coley – Nights Are Forever
Faith Evans – Keep The Faith
Fats Domino – Blueberry Hill
Foreigner – Foreigner
George Duke – Don’t Let Go
Harry James – Harry James In Hi-Fi
Honeymoon Suite – Honeymoon Suite
Howard Jones – One To One
Huey Lewis & The News – Huey Lewis & The News
The J. Geils Band – Showtime!
Jimmy Buffett – A1A
Jo Jo Gunne – Jo Jo Gunne
John Conlee – Friday Night Blues
Jonathan Edwards – Jonathan Edwards
The Jones Girls – At Peace With Woman
Julio Iglesias – A Mexico
Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV
Linda Ronstadt – Living In The USA
Lionel Hapton – Silver Vibes
Loma Prieta – Self Portrait
Mewithoutyou – Pale Horses
My Bloody Valentine – mbv
Nirvana – In Utero (2013 Mix)
Paul Anka – Anka
Paul & Paula – Sing For Young Lovers
Placido Domingo – Perhaps Love
Roger Daltrey – Under A Raging Moon
Rossington Collins Band – This Is The Way
Roy Orbison – The Orbison Way
Stanley Clarke – Modern Man
Talking Heads – The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads
Thelma Houston – Any Way You Like It
Title Fight – Floral Green
Tomita – Pictures At An Exhibition
Turning Point – 1988-1991
Uriah Heep – Demons And Wizards
Various – Volunteer Jam
Wayne Newton – The Long And Winding Road

12” Singles
Alley Life – That’s The Way We Roll
AllFrumTha i – Fill My Cup (To Tha Rim)
Angie Stone – No More Rain (In This Cloud)
Angie Stone – Wish I Didn’t Miss You
Benzino – Boottee / Bang Ta Dis
Choclair – Rubbin’ / Young Gunz
Ciara – Get Up
Grand Puba – Understand This / All Day
Limp Bizkit – N 2 Gether Now
Master P – Thinkin’ Bout U
Mister Tibbs – Sureshots
Ram Squad – Ballers (Up In Here)
Rick Vocals – Ghost
Styles of Beyond – Many Styles / Gollaxowelcome
Timaland & Magoo – All Ya’ll

New CDs
Antonin Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 “From The New World”
Bobby Bland – The Millennium Collection
Bobby Bland – Greatest Hits Vol. One: The Duke Recordings
Broken Spindles – Broken Spindles
Charlie Parker – Bird On 52nd St.
Charlie Parker – The Complete Dial Masters
CJ Mackintosh – Live At Ministry Of Sound
David Padilla – The South Beach Experience
DJ Markski – Progressive Movement
Ella Fitzgerald – Pure Ella
Etta James – Heart Of A Woman
Jane’s Addiction – Jane’s Addiction
Jane’s Addiction – Kettle Whistle
Joshua Redman – Wish
Kool Keith – Spankmaster
Mentallo & The Fixer – Return To Grimpen Ward
Morrissey – Maladjusted
Morrissey – You Are The Quarry
Nina Simone – Anthology
Pan Sonic – Aaltopiiri
Peter Murphy – Wild Birds
Phil Mison – Soundcolors 2
Sonny Rollins – Ken Burns Jazz
Sonny Rollins – The Standard Sonny Rollins
Tab Benoit – Wetlands


April 21st at Bread Stretchers: Gangstalker, Mister, Graveswitcher, Final Order


Today we have another show happening at Bread Stretchers later this month to tell you about. (In less than two weeks actually) – this one is happening on Easter Sunday believe it or not on Sunday, April 21st. Is it a good idea to have a show on Easter Sunday? We’ll find out. For this one we have Milwaukee, Wisconsin touring act “Gangstalker” on the bill. Stream their seven minute long demo on the player below. They will be on tour with a group called “Mister“. Mister who? We are not sure. Local support on this show will come from local hardcore group Graveswitcher – playing their first Bread Stretcher gig. Opening things up is Final Order also local hardcore.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at… Bread Stretchers in the near future.

April 15th at Bread Stretchers: I Was My Biggest Mistake, Jess Knight, Flunkie, Blushe


We are going to start going a *little* wild with these Bread Stretchers show announcements over here… get ready. This one is happening a week from tomorrow – Monday, April 15th. For this show we have acoustic act “I Was My Biggest Mistake” from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You can stream some of the music for that on the player below. Then there’s a few opening acts! We have Jessica Knight of the band Looming lined up. Also local solo act Flunkie is on the bill. Opening things up is newer Springfield group – “Blushe” – who will be playing their second show ever for this! Their first was one of the last Black Sheep shows back in December.

This one starts at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our Bread Stretchers shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Bread Stretchers in the near future!


Tonight at Bread Stretchers: Open Mic Night


It’s a Sunday night and we’ve actually got an open mic lined up tonight right next door to us over at Bread Stretchers. Are you scratching your head over what Bread Stretchers is doing nowadays?? Then tonight might be a good night to pop by and see what the talk is all about! The open mic tonight starts at 7:00 pm and goes until 10:00 pm with 15 minute slots just how we had it set up at the Black Sheep and Dumb Records open mics. There are still plenty of open slots too, let’s take a look at what we’ve got:

9:45 pm (open)
9:30 pm (open)
9:15 pm (open)
9:00 pm Anthony Smith
8:45 pm Sam Gollon
8:30 pm Vertrell Yates
8:15 pm Jeff Curtis Williams
8:00 pm Zach Boblitt
7:45 pm (open)
7:30 pm (open)
7:15 pm (open)
7:00 pm (open)

Yes indeed, as you can see we are starting things at 7:00 but don’t have anybody lined up until 8:00 pm right now. So come out and perform if you’d like, anything goes! This open mic is donation based, suggested donation of $1-5. Check out a facebook event right here. Also check out our Bread Stretchers shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Bread Stretchers.