King Worm: “No Future City”


Today we are bringing you a stream of one of Springfield’s newest and sneakiest punk bands, King Worm. The new band features members of Mouthsex, Mildred, Asthma, Table Drama, Aporia, and Meredosia. Their new five song EP is called No Future City and is being released on cassette through Springfield label Ooey Gooey Tapes. You can be sure to find the cassette at Dumb Records once the physical version is released. You can stream the five songs right now on the player below.

Want to catch King Worm live? They have a few shows lined up right now. The first is August 7th at Black Sheep along with Mouthsex, Ski Mask, Pregnancy Test, and Swamp Rat. The second is August 17th at Black Sheep along with Falter, Reduced To Instinct, and Table Drama. Last but not least the band will be playing on September 5th at Black Sheep along with Lumpy & The Dumpers, Mongoloid, Mouthsex, and Panzys.

New This Week at Dumb Records


With Black Sheep Fest 2014 this upcoming weekend, South Town record store Dumb Records is taking things to another level with a few store changes. Aside from our usual weekly new arrivals list, today we bring news that Dumb Records will now be selling “dumb sticks” and guitar picks. Now all of you beautiful musicians don’t have to go any further than South Town to find your small musical needs. The second new and exciting thing pictured above is the new Park 10″ from Bad Timing Records. This is the first new release from Springfield indie/emo band Park since 2006 and we are very excited for it to be out on the shelves of Dumb Records starting today. The release is a one-sided clear 10″ with screen printed vinyl on one side and also comes with a booklet containing the intro to a novel being written by Ladd Mitchell of Park for the band’s upcoming full-length album. All of that is some exciting stuff, now let’s run over the hours for Dumb Records and our new arrivals in this week:

Tuesday (today): 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday (Black Sheep Fest): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm


New LPs
Andrew Jackson Jihad – Candy Cigarettes Capguns Issue Problems And Such
Converge – No Heroes
Deafhaven – Sunbather
Demonbrother – Beyond The Veil
Gas Chamber – Hemorrhaging Light
Hatred Surge – Human Overdose
Iron Lung – White Glove Test
Jello Biafra with The Melvins – Sieg Howdy
Kim Phuc – Copsucker
Knuckle Puck – The Weight That You Buried
The Lowest Form – Negative Ecstasy
Mansions – New Best Friends
Merchandise – Totale Nite
No Statik – Unity And Fragmentation
Society Nurse – LP
Total Control – Henge Beat
True Radical Miracle – Termites
Valencia – We All Need A Reason To Believe
Walls – The Future Is Wide Open

New 10”s
Park – Jacob The Rabbit

New 7”s
Black Hole – Ledges
Bored Straight – Tinnitus E.P.
Bored Straight – EP
Dead Boomers – Arak
Dïat – Everyday
Nordic Waste / Bored Straight / Holy Shit! – Split 

Used 7”s
John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John – Grease

Blackhole – Deeper
Corkscrew – Slater No More
Foreign Lawns – Demo
I Was Afraid – No Love
Lifer/Raw Head – Demo
New Heart – Demo
Stick Tight – Promo Tape 2013

Tonight at Dumb Records: Brandon Carnes, Jess Knight, Mitch The Champ, Garrett Walters, Mario Cannamela


Today is going to be an exciting one at South Town record store Dumb Records. The store opens at 3:00 pm today and there will be a great acoustic show happening at 7:00 pm. There are also a number of new arrivals this week, and we are posting that list later on this site today. Tonight at the acoustic show you can expect a solo acoustic performance by Brandon Carnes, which we have not seen in a while at Black Sheep. You can also expect to see a solo acoustic performance by Jess Knight, who plays in the band Looming with Brandon. Then we have two touring acoustic acts. Both of them performed at Black Sheep back in May of 2013. Those are Mitch The Champ and Garrett Walters, both from Plan-It-X Records. You can stream some music from Mitch The Champ below. Opening things up we have another rare solo acoustic set from Mario Cannamela from I’m Dead Inside and Soap Scum.

The show tonight kicks off inside Dumb Records at 7:00 pm and we are asking for $5 to support the touring acts. You can find a facebook event for this show right here. Be sure to also check out our shows page for a look at all of the other shows coming up at Black Sheep and Dumb Records (there are a lot).

Dumb Fest 2 Coverage In Symphonic Magazine and Punktastic


Dumb Fest 2 may have been over one month ago already, but the rest of the internet is not about to be done talking about how great of a time it was. Thanks to Dumb Fest 2 photographers Priten Vora and Franklin Wallace, photos of Dumb Fest 2 got out there and the Springfield-based punk festival is being noticed in a few online publications.

Online based music magazine Symphonic Magazine had a few pages dedicated to the fest in the most recent issue. You can find issue 10 of Symphonic Magazine right here, and be sure to skip ahead to pages 16-17 where you can read a write-up of Dumb Fest 2 and also find a few photos. From the write-up (by Priten):

Dumb Fest serves as an eye-opening reminder about why it’s so crucial to keep supporting local music scenes. Small, local shows and festivals have a very unique atmosphere about them. They are far more intimate than most concerts, and they have an easygoing freedom about them that is extremely rare to see at larger festivals and venues. There are no security guards, no barriers, and no real restrictions. The organizers choose to trust people to regulate themselves, and the local community responds by not letting them down. Dumb Fest hits a sweet spot when it combines the efficiency needed to run events like this with the ability to give showgoers the sense of free dome to do whatever they want, and I look forward to attending more for many years to come.

Aside from Symphonic Magazine, popular punk and indie photo site Punktastic also featured a gallery of photos taken by Franklin Wallace of Dumb Fest 2. If you like the photo pictured above, you might want to check the rest of them out right here. We are also constantly adding to our Dumb Fest 2 photo album on flickr. You can find that album right here. Don’t forget that we are also hosting Black Sheep Fest this Saturday.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Mama Linda Benefit Show


Tonight is a night for all of us to come together at Black Sheep in support of a friend and supporter who has helped us over a number of years, Mama Linda. Mama Linda recently lost her home due to an unexpected house fire. The show tonight will be a benefit show for Mama Linda and her family who lost their home. The show lineup is also one you will not want to miss. We have another rare performance from Springfield post-hardcore band Mother Leopard. There will be another performance by Springfield punk/hardcore band Soap Scum. Aside from those bands, we have the jangly two-piece band Mystery Gift. Things will open up by another rare performance from Springfield emo project Wir Können.

The show tonight is at 7:00 pm and admission is $5 or whatever donation you are willing to give to the cause. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at everything coming up at Black Sheep and Dumb Records.

“Under The Covers” This Friday at Donnie’s Homespun


We all know that cover shows are a lot of fun. We had a blast at the Black Sheep Cover Show this past May, and also at the similar one which was held at Bar None soon after. Did you know that Donnie’s Homespun also has a cover show will a killer lineup of local bands coming up this Friday (August 25th)? The cover show happening at downtown venue and pizza restaurant has a little bit of a twist- you won’t know the bands being covered until the show is happening. Right now we only know the local bands participating! Here is that list:

The Timmys
Josh Catalano & The Dirty Thoughts
The Blue G’s
Tom Irwin
Los Injectors
Blue Ribbon Revival

Sounds like a pretty great lineup of local bands. The seven acts playing will kick off right at 8:30 pm. According to the Donnie’s Homespun calendar and website, this event will be ages 18 plus, and admission is $7. You can find a facebook event for the show right here. If you are interested in checking out more local shows outside of Black Sheep, head over to our Springfield shows page.

I’m Dead Inside Finishing Recordings

Springfield Screamo band I’m Dead Inside has recently recorded 7 songs that will soon be released on cassette via Guard Records. This will be the band’s second release of 2014 after releasing their 3 song demo “Songs Written Before Jumping Out Of A 8 Story Window.” The upcoming EP includes new and updated recordings of the original 3 songs as well as 4 brand new tracks for your listening pleasure. Recordings and mixing was undertaken by Mario Canamela in the basement of Harm House, and the release will be handled by Guard Records. The tape will be available for purchase at Black Sheep Fest 2014 as well as Guard Records store.