New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


What’s up, happy Tuesday everybody. We’ve been hard at work dumping pile after pile to the shelves in our dumb record store for a lot of this past week (418 E Monroe St). This morning we get to list off a little taste of all of that for you all. This is only a fraction of what’s new, if you want to see the real deal you are going to have to come into our store yourselves. Or check out our discogs page (warning: prices listed online vary from those in the store). What’s coming up downtown this weekend? We are not sure other than the usual Levitt concert Thursday night and farmer’s market on Saturday! Let’s look at when we plan on being open this week and then jump into 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 (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Used LPs
The Babys – Broken Heart
The Beach Boys – Surfin’ U.S.A.
Bertie Higgins – Just Another Day In Paradise
The Cars – Candy-O
Cheech And Chong – Cheech And Chong
Eddie Layton – Better Layton Than Ever
The Edgar Winter Group – They Only Come Out At Night
Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton
Frank Zappa – Sleep Dirt
Frank Zappa – Studio Tan
Gene Pitney – She’s A Heartbreaker
George Gershwin – Porgy And Bess
Godley & Creme – The History Mix Volume I
The Grassroots – Let’s Live For Today
James Taylor – Walking Man
Jimmy Buffett – One Particular Harbour
Jimmy Buffett – A White Sport Coat And A Pink Crustacean
The Kingsmen – Volume 3
Leo Kottke – Greenhouse
Lynn Anderson – Cry
Lynn Anderson – The World of Lynn Anderson
Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years
Punk Barbarians – Hooptie Car
Randy Sharp – The First In Line
Ray Charles – Together Again
Ray Charles – The Second Album
Rickie Lee Jones – Rickie Lee Jones
Ringo Starr – Ringo
Ronnie Deauville – Smoke Dreams
Shawn Phillips – Bright White
Sparks – No. 1 In Heaven
Sparks – A Woofer In Tweeter’s Clothing
Steppenwolf – Steppenwolf
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble – Live Alive
Stevie Wonder – Stevie Wonder’s Greatest Hits
The Teardrop Explodes – Wilder
T. Rex – Electric Warrior
Various – Great Motion Picture Themes
Vassar Clements – Hillbilly Jazz
10cc – 10cc

12” Singles
Angie Stone – DJ Sampler
Bilal – Love It
Brothers Uv Da Blakmarket – Not U Again / I Mean It
Cameo – You Make Me Work
Christina Milian – Say I
Christion – Bring Back Your Love
Cypress Hill – Highlife
EMPD – Symphony 2000 / Right Now
Frank Real – Gosple
G. Dep – The Ride / Danger Zone
MC Nas-D – Nas-D Style
Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot – All N My Grill
The Psycho Realm – Stone Garden
Redman & Method Man – Tear It Off
Shair / KRS-One – Destiny
8 Ball and MJG – Ridin’ High

New CDs
Arthur Fiedler / Boston Pops – The Carmen Ballet
Arthur Fiedler / Boston Pops – Rhapsody In Blue
Avishai Cohen – Colors
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash – Distance Between
The Beach Boys – Original Surfin’ Hits
The Beach Boys – Hawthorne, CA
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones – Three Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones – UFO TOFU
The Bellamy Brothers – Redneck Girls Forever
Blackhawk – Spirit Dancer
Bobby Caldwell – Come Rain Or Shine
Bobby Caldwell – Where Is Love
Booker T & The M.G.’s – Green Onions And Other Hits
Brian Culbertson – Modern Life
Brian Culbertson – Secrets
The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – Zoot Suit Riot
The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – Soul Candy
Chris Botti – First Wish
The Citrus Sun – Another Time Another Space
Cyrus Chestnut – Cyrus Chestnut
Cyrus Chestnut – The Dark Before The Dawn
Darryl Worley – Have You Forgotten?
Daryl Hall & John Oates – Pure Classics
Daryl Hall & John Oates – She’s Gone And Other Hits
Deana Carter – The Deana Carter Collection
Delbert McClinton – Room To Breathe
Glen Campbell – 20 Greatest Hits
Gloria Estefan – Greatest Hits Vol. II
Jesse Cook – Vertigo
John Michael Montgomery – Pictures
John Williams & The Boston Pops – Swing, Swing, Swing
John Williams – I Love A Parade
Joyce Cooling – Third Wish
Karl Denson – Dance Lesson #2
Kenny Rogers – Kenny Rogers & Friends
Kenny Rogers – Love Songs Volume 2
Larry Coryell – Major Jazz Minor Blues
Larry Coryell – Private Concert
Laura Cantrell – When The Roses Bloom Again
Lila McCan – Super Hit Series
Lou Donaldson – A Man With A Horn
Pat Benatar – True Love
Pat Benatar – Go
The Police – Synchronicity
The Police – Outlandos d’Amour
Sixwire – Sixwire
Steve Azar – Waitin’ On Joe
Steve Cole – Stay Awhile
Stevie Wonder – Conversation Peace
Sting – Ten Summoner’s Tales
Sting – You Still Touch Me
Tanya Tucker – Tanya
Travis Tritt – It’s All About To Change
Travis Tritt – T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Various – The Best of Disco Funk

July 6th at Black Sheep: Jocko, Final Order, Animals With Human Names, Brute Force, Vincent Sebastian


We have another slammer of a show to tell you about happening at Bread Sheep Records on Saturday, July 6th. It’s a slammer, but it’s a pretty nice and diverse bill as well. We have the mighty return of the mighty might band Jocko from Ohmaha, Nebraska. Jocko played here last at Black Sheep the first night of Dumb Fest 6 for those of you who were around for that… exactly one year ago! Stream some of Jocko’s music on the player below if you are unfamiliar. Also on this show is today’s featured band: Final Order. Right in the middle we have a curveball and that is local hip hop act Animals With Human Names, playing his first show at Bread Stretchers 2.0. Then we’ve got St. Louis area hardcore group Brute Force coming back to play the Bread Stretch for yet another time. Opening things up is another little curveball with the *chill* solo project of Vincent Sebastian.

All of this starts at 7:00 pm that day and it’s $7 to get in to see five acts. 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 we’ve got coming up at Beard Strappers in the near future.

Deezy Da Paperboy & Cornbread: “Kush & Kollabs”


Today we bring you some hot brand new Springfield music in the form of this collaborative hip hop release by two long time local rappers: Deezy Da Paperboy and Cornbread. Both of them had performed the first hip hop show at our space a couple of weekends ago. Both artists worked together to create a new mixtape called Kush & Kollabs – five brand new tracks which you can find streaming on the player below. Also head over to youtube and stream it here.

There was also an interview and writeup about the release in this month’s Activator Magazine, conducted by Ken No of Hip Hop Hump Day. From the interview:

The concept is that when you listen to the album, it only has five tracks, that represents our “Five On It” like that old Luniz track, plain and simple. We want it so when you put on the first track, I want listeners to be breaking it down to roll it up or pack it, or you already got it ready to go. I’m talking about marijuana. Weed’s gonna be legal recreationally soon so I don’t feel like I’m doing too much. So we’re taking them through this journey, and when we partake, we like to throw on some music.

For the full interview / writeup, pick up a free copy of Activator at Dumb Records today. You bet that this release is yet another one getting added to our Springfield album archive – now well over 400 archived releases from over the years.

New Band Pages: Final Order


Gooood Monday Morning Springfield. We are kicking off another week right by bringing you another band page on our site and another featured band of the week. Would you believe it but we had not gotten one together for Final Order yet – a band that played their first show at Black Sheep back in August of last year (that means they’ve almost been around a full year)! Check that out right here. We have been told that recordings for this band are going to be released very very soon. They are actually playing the very next show at Bread Sheep coming up this Saturday, and then another one here as well on July 6th!

This puts us at a total of 40 current band pages on our site, all of which you can check out right here – we know we still have a lot to do with getting these updated however and catching up with all of the new projects that have been forming in town! If you are a local original musician or play in a band that has not gotten a page set up with us yet, shoot us an email at and we will work with you to get something set up!

“Abe Fest” Happening July 19th & 20th Downtown


With all of these downtown festivities happening and more being announced right around now, we bring you even more downtown festival news today – this time news of a very brand new festival happening right smack dab in the middle of summer! This one is called “Abe Fest” and it is happening on Friday and Saturday July 19th and 20th for the first time this summer. Headlining bands include The BoDeans for Friday night (American rock group from Wisconsin active since 1983) and The Smithereens on Saturday Night (alternative rock group active since 1980 from New Jersey). There was a nice article in the State Journal Register about the festival, online right here (sorry, we can’t see it because we haven’t subscribed online to SJ-R articles, we do try to buy the paper every once in a while though).  Local 1990s rock group The Spoonbenders will be uniting for the festival as well.

We can’t seem to find the full lineup or schedule for the fest listed out right now (or maybe it hasn’t been released yet), but you can be sure to follow Abe Fest on facebook for any festival updates as they come.

Forest Saints: “Intergalactic Radio”



Keeping our streak of new Springfield music somewhat going here – today we bring you a brand new album by Springfield recording project Forest Saints. The new album is called Intergalactic Radio – it’s a whopping 23 tracks clocking in at what looks like well over an hour of some very space oriented sounds and songs. Here’s somewhat of an explanation from the Forest Saints bandcamp:

Voyager 1 is a space probe which was launched by NASA on September 5, 1977. On August 25, 2012, it became the first spacecraft to cross the heliopause and enter the interstellar space. The most distant of all man-made objects, Voyager 1 continues to communicate with the Deep Space Network, receiving routine commands and transmitting data to Earth.*

On October 23, 2017, Voyager 1 began transmitting to Earth radio signals it was intercepting out in interstellar space. These radio signals were determined, after much analysis, to be emanating from a host of different solar systems. In fact, the signals were able to be traced back to specific exoplanets.

Voyager 1 has captured the first signals of intragalactic radio. Specifically, Voyager 1 has captured what can be described as the first sounds humans have heard of alien music. All of these sounds were determined to originate from within our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Forest Saints is the “psych-prog folktronica” musical project of Mark Schwartz. You can stream Intergalactic Space in its entirety below. Head on over to the Forest Saints bandcamp page to find other albums available or to purchase the download for this album. You bet we are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page – putting us at 441 releases listed.

July 5th at Bread Records: Looming, Great Expectations, Seaholm, Blue Parks


Here’s another great show for us to tell you about coming up at Bread Stretchers! This one happening on Friday, July 5th right after the fourth of July. This one is going to feature the one and only… full band performance of Looming (the first full band performance we have seen in Springfield in a minute). Wow! There are two touring acts from Michigan on this show. One of them is Great Expectations from Detroit, playing some emo type music that you can find on the player below. They will be on tour with another band called Seaholm from Ann Arbor. Opening this show up is a slow performance by Blue Parks, who may be going by the performance name of Body Forth.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is going to be a sliding scale of $5-10. You can check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our Bread Stretchers shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at the show space next to us.