Timothy Donavan Russell: “TILT!”

We sure haven’t been caught up on a lot of local music that’s been released lately. But whenever an arcade or pinball related music release pops up you KNOW we are all about it. This past year we saw the band “Tilt Warning” and their demo emerge, also a special arcade release from solo electronic act Imaginary Colours, and now looks like we have yet anotherone pop up from local sound artist and ambient musical expert Timothy Donavan Russell.

That newest release from Timothy is called “TILT!” and you can stream those three tracks on the player embedded below. From Timothy’s website:

Full Tilt! Pinball is a pinball video game developed by Cinematronics and published by Maxis in 1995. It features pre-rendered 3D graphics and three tables—Space Cadet, Skulduggery, and Dragon’s Keep. A version of Space Cadet was bundled with Microsoft Windows from 95 to XP.

Also head on over to Timothy Donavan Russell’s bandcamp page where you can purchase the download for the release and check out more of his music. We’ve also included this one in our end of the year Best Of Local Music 2021 Poll which is ongoing now until Wednesday December 15th.

Best Of Springfield Music 2021 Poll

It’s that special time of year again. Boy it sure snuck up on us. That time when team up with Activator Magazine and we all get together and talk about our favorite local releases that came out this year! Also our favorite songs, shows, and all of that good stuff!

This year we have a total of 110 local releases listed out into three sections: a general category, hip hop releases, and then Mark Schwartz related projects. *That number is subject to change too if we can think of any more, or if anybody gives us any more to add. Usually we keep track of these things along with links to listen on our Springfield Album Archive Page, but we are very behind on that this year. We have to give a special shout-out to Activator for helping compile most of this list!

Our poll is live online RIGHT HERE! It will be open for voting now through 11:59pm on Wednesday, December 15th!

In addition to voting for your favorite releases, we are once again asking for you to list your favorite songs that came out from local artists in 2021, and this time around we brought the “live shows” section back as well! We also added a section for any mentions of other Central Illinois releases outside of Springfield, and also suggestion boxes for Activator and Dumb Records.

The results of this poll will be published in the January 2022 issue of Activator! It might be published online on our site at some point after that. We might be looking for help in doing write-ups for all of the winning entries here in the coming days and weeks.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Whoops, it’s probably been a couple of weeks since we have done one of these. There are a lot of people coming in asking for things now a days. We are still putting out a lot of records. The store is very busy. It’s holiday shopping season. We are here downtown every day from 10:00am to 7:00pm. It’s a tornado drill Tuesday! Alright here is a list of some new stuff:

New LPs
Big D & The Kids Table – Do Your Art
Björk – Greatest Hits
Black Label Society – Doom Crew Inc.
Blackwater Holylight – Blackwater Holylight
Bull Cult – Demo
Budgie – In For The Kill
Butthole Surfers – Locust Abortion Technician
Carnifex – Graveside Confessions
Cigarettes After Sex – s/t
Cock Sparrer – Guilty As Charged
Cokie The Clown – You’re Welcome
Cold Meat – Hot And Flustered
Donovan – Fairy Tale
Dr. Dre – The Chronic
Fela Kuti – Confusion
Glenn Danzig – Black Aria
Grateful Dead – Fox Theatre, 1971
Grateful Dead – The Best Of: Skeletons From The Closet
Ignite – Past Our Means
Into Another – Into Another
JB’s – More Mess On My Thing
Jeff Rosenstock – Ska Dream
KMD – Bl_ck B_st_rds
Little Simz – Grey Area
L7 – L7
MF Doom – Operation: Doomsday
Motorhead – Ace Of Spades
Motorhead – Bastards
Sam Russo – Back To The Party
Sarchasm – Beach Blanket Bummer Pop!
Saves The Day – Ups & Downs: Early Recordings And B-Sides
Sheryl Crow – Live At The Capitol Theatre 2017
Various – Revelation Records Presents: Generations

Used LPs
Al Martino – Spanish Eyes
Alabama – Just Us
Andy Williams – Moon River & Other Great Movie Themes
Anita Sheer – Flamenco
Antonio Carlos Jobim – The Best Of
Antonio Carlos Jobim – The Girl From Ipanema
The Byrds – Byrdmaniax
The Byrds – …In The Beginning
The Byrds – The Notorious Byrd Brothers
Carl Smith – Silver Tongued Cowboy
The Central Park Sheiks – Honeysuckle Rose
Chilliwack – Chilliwack
Dazz Band – Hot Stuff
Dean Martin – Radio Station Sampler
Dells – New Beginnings
Dionne Warwick – Sings Her Very Best
Don Bowman – Funny Folk Flops
Don Ho – Tiny Bubbles
Duke Ellington – Such Sweet Thunder
Ed Burce – Home Coming
Elvis Presley – Elvis For Everyone!
Elvis Presley – Love Letters From Elvis
The Everly Brothers – Christmas With The Everly Brothers
George Shearing – The Best Of George Shearing
Gerry Niewood – Slow, Hot Wind
Gianni Marchetti – The Wild Eye
Gino Dentie – Direct Disco
Greg Guidry – Over The Line
Highway 101 – 101*2
Hoyt Axton – Southbound
Humble Pie – Lost And Found
Humble Pie – The Best
Jerry Vale – The Impossible Dream
Jim Nabors – Kiss Me Goodbye
Jimi Hendrix – Band Of Gypsys
Joe Jackson – Body And Soul
John Lee Hooker – Kabuki Wuki
Johnny Keating – Here’s Where It Is
The Johnny Mann Singers – Roses And Rainbows
Julio Iglesias – Hey!
The Kingston Trio – Best Of The Kingston Trio Vol. III
The Kingsmen – Greatest Hits
Korn – The Serenity Of Suffering
La Toya Jackson – Bet’cha Gonna Need My Lovin’
The Living Strings – The Spirit Of Christmas
The Lovin’ Spoonful – The Best Of The Lovin’ Spoonful Volume II
Marty Robbins – Gold
Mary Wilson – Mary Wilson
McCoy Tyner – Fly With The Wind
Meat Loaf – Bad Attitude
The Melachrino Strings And Orchestra – Rendezvous In Rome
Monty Python – Live At Drury Lane
Mormon Tabernacle Choir – Stars & Stripes
Mormon Tabernacle Choir – What Child Is This?
Nardo Ranks – Rough Nardo Ranking
Nat King Cole – Just One Of Those Things
The Nerve Agents – The Nerve Agents
The Oak Ridge Boys – Step On Out
Paul Winter – Earthdance
Phoebe Snow – Second Childhood
Proctor And Bergman – Give Us A Break
Ralph Towner – Solstice
Ray Bohr Pipe Organ – The Big Sounds On Broad-way
Reg Owen And His Orchestra – Deep In A Dream
Robert Goulet – Sincerely Yours
Seether – The Very Best Of Seether
Sinking Ships – Disconnecting
Sir Ralph Richardson – A Christmas Carol
Sons Of The Purple Sage – At Western Campfires
Soundcraftsmen – Instructional Test Record
Starship – Love Among The Cannibals
The Suntones – Somewhere
The Sylvers – Showcase
The Sylvers – Disco Fever
Taj Mahal – Recycling The Blues
The Telemann Society Orchestra – Dance Music Of Old England
Ten Years After – Positive Vibrations
Thelma Houston / Jerry Butler – Thelma & Jerry
Tim Sheppard – Songtailor
Tim Weisberg – 4
The Travelers 3 – New Sounds
Various – All American Pop Collection Vol. 3
Various – The Golden Age Of Comedy Volume I
Various – Motown Greatest Hits
Various – To The Good Life
Vic Dana – Shangri-La
The 4 Seasons – New Gold Hits

12” Singles
C-Rayz Walz – Mood Swings / Make It Happen
Daddy-O – Brooklyn Bounce
Def Jef – New Mixes
Lonnie-O – I Don’t Know Why
Nappy Roots – Good Day
Nonchalant – 5 O’ Clock
2 Hyped Brothers & A Dog – Ya Rollin’ Doo Doo
5th Ward Boyz – Poppin’

Tonight at Dumb Records: World’s Greatest Dad, Tilt Warning, Kate Laine

Good morning! Tonight we’ve got another show happening at our space! There are only three acts performing instead of six – how appropriate for a Tuesday night show!

For this show we have the national touring indie/emo band from Atlanta, Georgia called World’s Greatest Dad. (That’s WGD for short, and you can stream their latest release on the bandcamp player embedded below). Actually you know what, stream both of their latest releases on the player below. Also on this show is Tilt Warning – the fairly new three-piece emo band from here and Central Illinois. Opening things up is indie rock act Kate Laine, who we are excited to see back here at Dumb for the first time since before the pandemic!

All of that starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $10. And yes we WILL once again be checking for proof of vaccines and masks will be required. Find a facebook event for this one right here!

Dumb Records Black Friday Official Unboxing Video

Oh nice. This is a post to let you know we have a new *official* unboxing video for Black Friday Record Store Day, which is coming up in just a few days this Friday. We go through opening up some boxes of Record Store Day exclusives – but don’t show everything.

As per usual, none of these items can be help – they are all first come first serve. You can find a facebook event for Black Friday along with more info right here. We open that day at 8:00 am and are open until 8:00 pm.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

Good morning, or afternoon! It’s the Tuesday before Black Friday – and would you believe it, we have a lot of records going out on the shelves that are not just Black Friday Record Store Day records. This is a long list of normal used and new LPs that have hit our shelves in recent days. Again, this list doesn’t even include re-stocks or the large amount of CDs and cassettes we are always getting in (okay, the cassettes coming in did slow down some). Also a nice little reminder that we will be closed for Thanksgiving, open from 8:00am to 8:00pm for Black Friday Record Store Day, and open 10am-7pm on all of the other days!! Okay, here is all what is new!

New LPs
Adele 30
AJJ – Christmas Island
Andy Shauf – Wilds
Antiseen – Honour Among Thieves
Atom And His Package – A Society Of People Named Elihu
Beastie Boys – Polly Wog Stew EP
Beyond – No Longer At Ease
Big Black – Bulldozer
Brand New – The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me
Bruce Springsteen – The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts
Carcass – Surgical Steel
Chaos UK – Chaos UK
Cold War Kids – New Age Norms 3
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
Eagles – Live At The Forum ‘76
Elvis Presley – Elvis Back In Nashville
Full Of Hell – Weeping Choir LP
Horace Silver Quintet – 6 Pieces Of Silver
Kill Holiday – Somewhere Between The Wrong Is Right
The Krewmen – Sweet Dreams
Lana Del Rey – Blue Banisters
Lower Class Brats – The New Seditionaries
Lucy Dacus – No Burden
The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die
Primal Rite – Dirge Of Escapism
Rancid – Trouble Maker
Razor – Armed And Dangerous
Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles
RF7 – Weight Of The World
Robert Plant / Alison Kraus – Raise The Roof
Shang-Chi The Legend Of Ten Rings – Soundtrack
Samhain – Final Descent
Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version)
Thrice – Horizons/East
Twenty One Pilots – Sealed And Icy
Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
Voodoo Glow Skulls – Livin’ The Apocalypse
Voodoo Glow Skulls – Who Is, This Is?
The Weeknd – The Highlights

Used LPs
Alvin Lee & Ten Years Later – Ride On
Armageddon – Armageddon
Barbara Fairchild – This Is Me
Billy Vaughn – Songs I Wrote
Bonnie Bramlett – It’s Time
Bruno Walter – Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Captain Kangaroo – Merry, Merry Christmas
Caravan – Blind Dog At St. Dunstans’
Carly Simon – Spoiled Girl
Charlie Parker – At Storyville
Charlie Parker – The Cole Porter Songbook
Chet Atkins – Chet Atkins Picks On The Hits
Chet Atkins – Class Guitar
The David Bromberg Band – How Late’ll Ya Play ‘Til
David Ackles – Five And Dime
Derringer – Derringer
Dexter Gordon – Go!
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Eric Burdon & The Animals – Love Is
Eric Burdon & The Animals – The Twain Shall Meet
Fred Neil – Everybody’s Talkin’
Foghat – Zig-Zag Walk
Ian Matthews – Hit And Run
Icehouse – Man Of Colours
The J. Geils Band – The J. Geils Band
George Strait – Something Special
Grover Washington, Jr. – Winelight
Geoff & Maria – Pottery Pie
Gerry Mulligan Quartet – Paris Concert
The Guess Who – Rockin’
The Gerry Mulligan Sextet – Presenting The…
Hank Mobley With Kenny Clarke – Hard Bop
James Whitmore – Will Rogers’ U.S.A.
Jethro Tull – Repeat: The Best Of Vol. II
Joan Armatrading – Show Some Emotion
Joan Baez – Blowin’ Away
John Williams – Superman The Movie
Johnny Rivers – Road
Kenny G – Dubtones
Kenny G – Silhouette
Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night
K-Tel Records – Songbird
K-Tel Records – 20 Explosive Original Hits
Lester Young – Lester Young
Lightnin’ Hopkins – At His Natural Best
Lindsay Buckingham – Go Insane
Maria Muldaur – Maria Muldaur
Martin Mull – In The Soop
Martin Mull – Normal
Marty Robbins – Greatest Hits Vol. III
Norman Blake – Old And New
The Pat Boone Family – Boone Family Christmas
Patti Austin – The Real Me
Phil Ochs – Pleasures Of The Harbor
Ralph Moore – Furthermore
Randy Newman – Born Again
Randy Newman – Little Criminals
Redd Foxx – Strictly For Adults
Rick Nelson – Windfall
Roger Wagner Chorale – Folk Songs Of The New World
Scorpions – Lonesome Crow
Stephen Bishop – Careless
Stevie Wonder – In Square Circle
Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs / Barrett
Thelonious Monk – Mysterioso
Tiny Tim – God Bless Tiny Tim
The Thrasher Brothers – Those Singing Americans
Tyree Glenn – At The Embers
Van Morrison – T.B. Sheets
Various – Newport In New York ‘72
Waylon Jennings – Don’t Think Twice
Wayne Shorter – Native Dancer
Woody Herman – Woody’s Big Band Goodies

December 11th at Dumb Records: Flatfoot 56, Attic Salt, Night Night Boy

Hey, there’s a big show going on over here that we have not yet made an official website post here for! That’s right, on Saturday December 11th, Flatfoot 56 is comin’ to town!

Flatfoot 56 – American Scottish / Celtic punk band from Chicago, Illinois. They have played here in town a couple of times before, at least once as far back as a full decade ago at The Black Sheep Cafe. They have been a band since the year 2000 – that’s 20+ years. You can stream their latest album, Black Thorn on the player below. Also on this show once again is Attic Salt, a band from here we all know and love. Opening things up this time around is the Brandon Carnes alternative short-song rock band “Night Night Boy“.

This show is a $10 banger, and starts at 7:00 pm like most of our other shows. Find a facebook event right here. Also check out our shows page for a list of upcoming shows right here. And this part we’re serious about – like our other shows, we will be enforcing masks worn by all attendees and checking for proof of vaccine (either in physical card form or photos of one), or negative COVID test within 72 hours.

Tonight at Dumb Records: Jocko, Blind Equation, Pucker Up, Long Birds

We have a show going on tonight here at Dumb Records! Did we even make an official announcement post for this show? Hmmm! Anyways, tonight we have the return of Ohmaha Nebraska hardcore group JOCKO. Jocko has performed here before the pandemic and also at Black Sheep for the last Dumb Fest, Dumb Fest 6. You can check out their newest release streaming on the player below. Opening acts on this show include Blind Equation playing “cyber grind” from Bloomington, Illinois. There is a first ever show for a new Springfield band called “Pucker Up” featuring members of other bands. And last but not least (and maybe going first) is Long Birds, a younger punk group from Champaign, IL.

All of this starts at 7:00 pm tonight and admission is $7. Find a facebook event right here. We will still be requiring masks at shows and checking for proof of vaccine or negative COVID test within 72 hours.

December 19th at Dumb Records: Die, Prevention, Split, War And Rumor

Alright here, real quick! We’re gonna go over a show announcement real quick! This one is happening on Sunday, December 19th so mark your calendars!

Okay, for this show we’ve got a band called “Die” from Chicago! Stream their music on the player embedded below. Didn’t we just recently have a band called Die play here? Yes, but that was “DYE” from Kansas City, apparently a different band. Also on this show of course is heavy hitting hardcore band Prevention. Then another band called SPLIT. Didn’t they recently play here too? No, that show got cancelled and they didn’t get to play here, so now they are. And we’ve got War & Rumor from Jacksonville.

That’s it, that’s the show. This show starts at 7:00pm, admission is $7, and we will be requiring masks and checking for proof of vaccine or negative COVID tests within 72 hours still.

Dumb Record Black Friday Record Store Day Exclusive Shirts

This is just a post to show you all that we have our new *Dumb Record* exclusive shirts for Black Friday Record Store Day ready to go. How exciting. No, these are not for sale. We would not even take any money in advance for these. These are only available for free to the first 50 people in line for Black Friday Record Store Day on Friday, November 26th at 8:00 am!!! No, we’ll never print these again.

Find a facebook event for Black Friday Record Store Day right here.