New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

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Did you know that we have a record store right here in South Town next to Black Sheep? Well, we do and it’s called Dumb Records and we have a few new items in stock this week that are worth noting. This includes the new split 7″ from midwest bands Our Lady and Estates, and all four cassettes from the recently released Rat King Records Cassingle Series. We also have our very first new record player for sale inside of Dumb Records, which is a Ion brand duo deck player (pictured below).

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Let’s also look over Dumb Records’s operating hours this week. Did you also know that there is a show happening inside of Dumb Records tonight?

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

New LPs
Body Count – Body Count
Slayer – Christ Illusion

New 7”s
Our Lady/Estates – Split 7”

New CDs
Bad Banshee – Skitter/Skitter
Boss Jamaican Sounds – Live At Mayne Stage
Various – Jump The Jamaica Way

Cassettes
Cal & The Calories – Rat King Records Cassingle Series
Easter – Rat King Records Cassingle Series
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – Rat King Records Cassingle Series
Saturday Looks Good To Me – Rat King Records Cassingle Series

Tonight at Dumb Records: Ragna Rye, Lorin Devine, Bernie Flesch, The Phoenix Sons

 

dumbseriesupdeatedtumblrYou may have forgotten that tonight is the fourth and final show inside of Dumb Records as a part of their October show series. Tonight is going to be a real treat inside of Dumb Records (located at 1107 South Grand East) with this great acoustic show happening. For this show we have the Springfield folky-blues type act, Ragna Rye who have not yet made an appearance on a Black Sheep show. Also lined up is female acoustic singer/songwriter Lorin Devine formerly of The Old Fashions. Up before her is another acoustic singer/songwriter, Bernie Flesch of Jukebox Casanova. To top that all off we have an acoustic performance by the indie rock band The Phoenix Sons opening things up for us.

The show tonight kicks off at 7:00 pm inside Dumb Records. We are asking for donations for the show. You can find a facebook event for this show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a complete look at everything coming to Black Sheep and Dumb Records.

 

Tonight at Black Sheep: Don’t Mess With Winkie (Reunion), Los Injectors, Bad Banshee, King Worm

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Tonight at Black Sheep is our big Halloween Show, and this will be one that you will not want to miss. Tonight is the night that all of the ghouls and goblins will come out to see bands and dance. The big deal on tonight’s bill is a Don’t Mess With Winkie reunion show. Don’t Mess With Winkie was a ska band in Springfield from 2006 to 2012. If you never got the chance to see them, make sure to catch them at the show tonight (you can also stream their music on the player below). Also playing this show is another recently re-united Springfield band, Los Injectors. Los Injectors have never played at Black Sheep before but they have played Skank Skates a number of times in the past. Also on the bill is the newer hectic ska band, Bad Banshee. Things will open up tonight with a bang with hardcore punk band King Worm.

The show tonight starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Make sure you wear a costume, even if it’s stupid! Find a facebook event for tonight’s show right here. Also be sure to check our shows page for a look at everything coming up at Black Sheep and Dumb Records.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Our Lady, Alaska, Twin Cities, Loses The Mighty

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It’s Thursday and we are so excited for this weekend here at Black Sheep headquarters that we are going to say that the weekend pretty much starts now. It’s a Thursday night and there is a great show going on tonight. Tonight features a performance by Springfield emo/hardcore band Our Lady. We also have the touring band Alaska coming to Illinois. Alaska is from Nevada and you can stream their music below. They will be coming on tour with a band called Twin Cities, also from Nevada. Come to the show early to make sure you catch Springfield/Central Illinois melodic hardcore band Loses The Mighty.

The show tonight starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check our shows page for a look at everything coming up at Black Sheep.

Streams: Slam Dinner

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Today we have a brand new stream from a new Champaign band that we feel is worthy of mentioning. They are called Slam Dinner, and although they are based out of Champaign/Urbana the band does feature Mario Cannamela originally from Springfield and member of Soap Scum, I’m Dead Inside, and Wir Können. We are streaming the band’s five-song self-titled EP below, which was recorded right here by Brandon Carnes of South Town Studio. You can also head over to the band’s bandcamp page where you can download the whole EP at your own price.

Slam Dinner does not currently have any shows lined up.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

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It’s another week at South Town record store Dumb Records, and the store is gearing up for more record fairs and acoustic shows this fall. This week there are a few new items in including CDs, cassettes, and records. Check out some pretty sweet featured records from the store on the Dumb Records Record of the Night blog. Let’s look over what Dumb Records’s operating hours are for this week:

Tuesday (today): 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday (show): 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Used LPs
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rastaman Vibration
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – American Dream
Donald Fagen – The Nightfly
James Taylor – Sweet Baby James
Joan Baez – Blessed Are…
Seals & Crofts – Diamond Girl
Sly & The Family Stone – There’s A Riot Going On

New 7”s
Hideaway/Cota – Split
Jacket Thor – In Our Blisters
Tyler Bisson – Picture Disc 7”

New CDs
Tom Irwin – Carry Me Home
Tom Irwin – Sangamon Songs
Tragwag – Maybe You Can Relate

Used CDs
Eric Clapton – Unplugged
R.E.M. – Automatic For The People
R.E.M. – Around The Sun
Tom Petty – Full Moon Forever

New Cassettes
Hideaway – Acoustic Sessions
Hideaway/Cota – Split
Sputter – Demo

Tonight at Black Sheep: Caterpillar Club, Tamagawa, Oldine (France), End Times Duo

10333732_10152732904955619_8504318309749158698_oTonight there will be a rare Monday night show at Black Sheep featuring a very interesting lineup of band that you really should not miss. We have two acts coming tonight all the way from Paris, France. Springfield three-piece shoegaze/sludge band Caterpillar Club will be performing tonight (stream some of Caterpillar Club’s music below). For the French acts, we have one project called Tamagawa and another called Oldine. Come find out what those two are about at this once-and a lifetime opportunity of a show. Opening things up will be The End Times Duo, which is some type of incarnation of the Springfield free-form jazz band The End Times Trio.

The show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for the show right here. Be sure to also check out our shows page for a look at everything coming up at Black Sheep.