Snoop Dogg + More Announced For Illinois State Fair 2019 Grandstand Acts


It looks like most of the acts have been announced for the 2019 Illinois State Fair Grandstand lineup right here in Springfield in August (can you believe it’s almost August already)?? One big and notable act is popular rapper and actor Snoop Dogg (pictured above), performing in Springfield for the first time(?). That’s happening Friday, August 16th and tickets are going for as low as $25 for the back back row. Other acts include the country music duo “Dan + Shay”, and then also on the country end of the music spectrum is “Old Dominion“. Then you’ve got the return of vocal group Pentatonix, and also some sort of Neil Diamond cover group called “The Traveling Salvation Show” (why couldn’t we get the real Neil Diamond)? Then the one other one is some pop group of boys called “Why Don’t We“, very interesting.

The schedule and ticket pre-sales for all of those acts can be found on the State Fair grandstand website right here. Have a great summer!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


Good afternoon! It’s another Tuesday, so here’s another list of some of the stuff that we’ve been adding to the shelves at the new Dumb Records (418 E Monroe Street). Our big grand opening is happening on Saturday, so you bet there will be a few new LPs being added to the mix between now and then that aren’t listed here. You’ll just have to show up this weekend to see what we’ve got! The store is open from noon to 8pm right now, we are adding yet another hour on Thursday to make it 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Saturday we are open at 9:00 am. If that’s confusing, let’s break it down and then take a look at some of those new arrivals:

Tuesday (today): noon – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday (grand opening): 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

New LPs
Acker – Acker
All People – All People
Lily Allen – Sheezus
Steve Earle – El Corazon
Sin Motivo – El Desiero
!!! – All U Writers / Gonna Get Stomp

Used LPs
Alpinist / Masakari – Split
Barney Rapp – One Night Stand With Barney Rapp
The Beach Boys – Surfer Girl
The Beatles – Something New
Bee Gees – Spirits Having Flown
Bob James – Three
Carole King – Tapestry
Charlie Rich – Tomorrow Night
Crispus Attucks – …Destroy The Teacher
Deafheaven – Roads To Judah
Derek & The Dominos – In Concert
Donna Summer – Live And More
The Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It To The Streets
Ferrante & Teicher – In Love WIth Ferrante & Teicher
Frankie Lymon – Rock & Roll Party
Gag – America’s Greatest Hits
The Hollies – The Hollies’ Greatest Hits
James Gang – Straight Shooter
Jerry Lee Lewis – When Two Worlds Collide
The Jonah Jones Quartet – Swingin’ On Broadway
The Kinsey Report – Midnight Drive
Les Baxter – Kaleidoscope
Lionel Richie – Can’t Slow Down
Living Strings – Songs Made Famous By Jim Reeves
Loretta Lynn – We’ve Come A Long Way Baby
Mark Almond – The Best of Mark Almond
Nails – You Will Never Be One Of Us
Oscar Peterson – Jazz Brasileiro
Paul Revere & The Raiders – Revolution!
Rare Earth – Midnight Lady
The Rascals – Peaceful World
Revolution – Original Motion Picture Score
Roy Clark – The Everlovin’ Soul of Roy Clark
The Ritchie Family – Arabian Nights
The Riveras – Let’s Have A Party
Santana – Greatest Hits
The Temptations – Surface Thrills
Ten Years After – The Classic Performances of Ten Years After
Tom Browne – Magic
Tool – Undertown
Turley Richards – Therfu
Ultra Bidé – DNA vs. DNA
Wishbone Ash – Hot Ash

Used 12” Singles
Fiend – Big Timer
Rahsun – Y’All Ain’t Crazy

New CDs
Alligator Records – 20th Anniversary Tour
Anita Baker – Compositions
Anita Baker – Rapture
Bruce Springsteen – Chimes of Freedom
Bruce Springsteen – Greetings From Asbury Park NJ
Corey Harris – Downhome Sophisticate
Elton John – Jump Up!
Elton John – Live In Australia
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Anthology
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Behind The Music
Gloria Gaynor – The Millennium Collection
Jimmy Buffett – American Storyteller
Jimmy Buffett – Songs You Know By Heart
John Hammond – As Long As I Have You
John Hammond – Trouble No More
Kelly Rowland – Simply Deep
Lead Belly – King of the 12-String Guitar
Lead Belly – Where Did You Sleep Last Night
Marlene Dietrich – The Cosmopolitan
Monifah – Mo’Hogany
Monica – After The Storm
The Monkees – The Very Best of The Monkees
The Monkees – Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
Patti Austin – On The Way To Love
Patricia Barber – Verse
Pete Townshend – Live
Regina Belle – Lazy Afternoon
Roberta Flack – Set The Night To Music
Roberta Flack – Roberta
Rolling Stones – Forty Licks
The Rolling Stones – Singles Collection: The London Years
Steve Winwood – Back In The High Life
Steve Winwood – About Time
Toto – Past To Present 1977-1990
Toto – Turn Back
U2 – Achtung Baby
U2 – Boy
Various – Blues Collection
Various – Birth of Blues
Various – Essential Jazz: Women In Jazz
Various – The Fabulous 50’s: 3 CDs
Various – The Hard + The Heavy Volume One
Various – Jock Jams Volume 1
Various – Monsters of Rock
Various – Ozzfest Live: Second State
Various – The Ultimate Blues Collection
Whitney Davis – Live/99
Whitney Houston – Whitney
Whitney Houston – The Greatest Hits
The Who – A Quick One
The Who – The Millenium Collection

Dumb Records Participating in Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16th


Remember our big green elephant? Well, we almost forgot about it. On Saturday, March 16th we will be taking it out of hiding and participating in the 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown Springfield (our first year participating in this particular parade). We will be pulled by Miles T Shirts once again.

The parade happens right at 12:00 pm on that day, and we believe it goes for one hour. The route starts at the Horace Mann parking lot, works it’s way down Jefferson Street, then to 5th street, then loops around at either Capitol or Monroe and goes to 5th.

Our store will be open all day that day as well – from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and during the parade. Come on downtown! Check out a facebook event for this right here.

Show Tonight at Lincoln Library


Did you know that later this afternoon there is going to be a live music show going on over at The Lincoln Library downtown not too far from us? Incredible!! And it’s a free show!?!? Why would anyone miss out on a one in a lifetime chance of an opportunity to attend this show?? Bands playing include Springfield’s very own pop / punk group Attic Salt at the top of the bill. Check out their music streaming on the player below. Also is everyone’s favorite Champaign rock group “Nectar” which has played in Springfield many times. Opening things up is Mary Jo Curry according to the flier above, who we do not know much about.

That starts at 6:00 pm inside the Lincoln Library downtown on Capitol and 7th streets… we are guessing somewhere on the ground floor of the library. The event is free and all ages. Find 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 in Springfield while we are waiting on our venue space to get approved.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


What’s up! It’s another week at Dumb Records at our new downtown location (418 E Monroe Street), and there are new records and CDs flying on the shelves every day. Today we bring you a list of some of those arrivals. Don’t forget that our big grand opening is just about ten days away (even though our store is already open, and has been since the beginning of the year). We are also increasing our hours yet at again this Thursday and will be open from noon to 8pm! Which is what our old store once was! Just like the old days. Here are the hours for the week:

Tuesday (today): 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday: noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday: noon – 8:00 pm
Sunday: noon – 8:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm

New Lps
Arcade Fire – Funeral
Black Sabbath – Sabotage
Cardiac Arrest – In The Mouth of Madness
The Free Design – Kites Are Fun
Funkadelic – Free Your Mind
J Dilla – The King of Beats II
Herbie Hancock – Takin’ Off
Little Scream – Cult Following
Mobb Deep – Infamy
Nirvana – Nevermind
Raekwan – The Vatican Mixtape Volume 2
Sloane Peterson – Why Go Out?
Sly & Robbie – King Tubby’s Dance Hall
Son Volt – Okemah And The Melody of Riot
The Source – What Have I Done?
Ugly Duckling – Audacity
Urban Dance Squad – The Remix Collection
U-Roy – Love Trio In Dub
Voice of Progress – Mini Bus Driver

Used LPs
Aldo Nova – Aldo Nova
Barbra Streisand – Live Concert At The Forum
Captain & Tennille – Dream
Captain & Tennille – Come In From The Rain
Captain Sensible – The Power of Love
Claps – Lies / White Lies
Closet Burner – Closet Burner
Connie Smith – The Best Of
The Elsinores – New Forms
Glenn Frey – The Allnighter
Greg Kihn Band – Kihnspiracy
Herman’s Hermits – There’s A Kind of A Hush
Jim Capaldi – Fierce Heart
Johnny Rodriguez – Just For You
Little River Band – First Under The Wire
Little River Band – Time Exposure
Momentum – Herbivore
The Moody Blues – Seventh Sojourn
The Moody Blues – To Our Childrens Childrens Children
Nazareth – Hair of the Dog
Patt Starr – Borrowed Time
Paul Revere & The Raiders – Midnight Ride
Red Rider – As Far As Siam
The Richie Furay Band – I’ve Got A Reason
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Original Soundtrack
Sam Sham And The Pharaohs – Wooly Bully
Saturday Looks Good To Me – Love Will Find You
Savoy Brown – Jack The Toad
The Singing Strings – Dream Along With The Singing Strings
Smokey Robinson – Love Breeze
Smokey Robinson – Being With You
Sonny James – Born To Be With You
Steve Khan – Arrows
Streets – Crimes In Mind
Supertramp – Crime of the Century
Sutherland Brothers And Quiver – Reach For The Sky
Ted Nugent – State of Shock
Ted Nugent – Weekend Warriors
Todd Rundgren – A Cappella
Tom Kimmel – 5 to 1
The Unknown – Gone With The Wiff!
Yes – Fragile

12” Singles
DJ Quik – Trouble / Everyday
Full Force – Girl If You Take Me Home
Ozomatli – Vocal Artillery

New CDs
Blue Star – Tranquility
Bruce Springsteen – Darkness On The Edge of Town
Bruce Springsteen – Devils & Dust
Diana Ross – Every Day Is A New Day
Diana Ross – One Woman: The Ultimate Collection
The Doobie Brothers – Livin’ On The Fault Line
The Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It To The Streets
Don McLean – The Best Of
Donna Summer – Nice To See You
James Taylor – Never Die Young
James Taylor – JT
The Hollies – All-Time Greatest Hits
The Hollies – Anthology From The Original Master Tapes
Little Steven – Born Again Savage
Michael McDonald – The Very Best of
Michael McDonald – No Lookin’ Back
The Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed
The Moody Blues – Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
Nature’s Rhythms – Thunder Storm
Nature’s Rhythms – Ocean Waves
Patti Labelle – When A Woman Loves
Patti Labelle – Love Songs
Paul Revere & The Raiders – Greatest Hits
Paul Revere & The Raiders – Super Hits
Pete Townshend – White City
Pete Townshend – Psychoderelict
Res – How Do I
Roberta Flack – Chapter Two
Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly
Sade – The Best of Sade
Sade – Diamond Life
Sade – Promise
Serenade – Forest Splendor
Shirley Brown – Holding My Own
Steve Earle – The Revolution Starts Now
Steve Winwood – Roll With It
Steve Winwood – Junction Seven
Toto – Toto
Toto – The Seventh One
The Who – Who’s Next
The Who – Tommy


Tonight at CFP: Looming, Bottom Bracket, Farseek, Complainer, Flunkie


Whoops, we almost forgot to tell you – there is a five act show happening tonight at The CFP House here in town! It’s surely a matter of time before we are up and running with shows at our new space, but for now we are still in a house show era of Springfield underground music. This one looks like a pretty solid lineup – the Looming three-piece band is making a rare basement appearance tonight. Also Bottom Bracket who are hard at work on a new album and recently did a four day tour or something. Tonight there are two touring acts – one including “Farseek” from Ohio that played at Black Sheep at some point, right? If anyone remembers that old legendary Springfield DIY space. Also on tour from Michigan is Complainer. We have their music streaming on the player below. Opening things up is Springfield solo acoustic act Flunkie!

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 Springfield shows page, which we need to update. Thanks!

Activator Magazine Launch New Patreon Campaign, February Issue Still Available Inside Dumb Records


Our friends over at Activator Magazine are still keeping the great local music content coming in the form of their monthly magazine – we never put up a post but we’ve had the February issue available at Dumb Records for some time now! The issue features local singer/songwriter Alexa Redd on the cover. There’s plenty of great stuff, so come in and pick one up for free – before you know it it’s going to be March and there will be another issue out!

Activator Magazine also just launched an online Patreon campaign online! What’s that about? Well, if you sign up for just three bucks a month you get to be a contributor to the magazine’s mission, as well as peep some exclusive content in advance (like get a glimpse at who’s going to be on the cover of the March issue). We are lucky to have a free monthly print magazine focusing on local music and art in town, so support what they are doing if you can! Go check out their Patreon account online right here.