Saturday, April 21 at Black Sheep: Blood Soaked Boogie Bandits, No Solution, This Is A Stick Up, Lucy Furr, Foam Fangers


Aside from Dumb Records gearing up what is projected to be the store’s biggest day ever of all time this Saturday, there is also a pretty stacked show going on that night at Black Sheep as well! There will be no reason not to be in Southtown at some point this Saturday! At the top of the bill for this show is the Lincoln and Central-Illinois based grimy punk / metal band “Blood Soaked Boogie Bandits“. We have No Solution on how to get rid of those pesky Blood Soaked Boogie Bandits. (No Solution is playing as well) (that’s almost certainly the wrong link to a different No Solution in France). But wait! This Is A Stick Up! From Decatur! They are not really ska, but more of a punk band! Also on the bill is “Lucy Furr“. Is Lucy a person or a full band? Looks like a full on band, and you can stream their music on the player below. Let’s see if you can open this show up with your Foam Fangers– new band from right here in Springfield.

All of this will be starting at Black Sheep on Saturday at 7:00 pm. Admission is $7. There will be a show in Dumb Records as part of Record Store Day with just three acts at 2:00 pm. (The store opens up at 8:00 am). Be sure to come an hour early, wait in line at 7:00 am, and stay for the music, and stay for the show at Black Sheep so that you are here for a full 16 hours straight. Find a facebook event right here. We’ve also updated our shows page a little bit!


List of Titles Coming To Dumb Records For Record Store Day


As you may know, the biggest day of the year for Dumb Records and many other record stores around the globe – Record Store Day – is happening this Saturday, April 21st. Dumb Records is opening early at 8:00 am and has a couple of hundred exclusive releases lined up to be hitting the shelves, as well as free coffee provided by Free Press, sales, and more exciting things lined up. There will be live musical performances in the store starting at 2:00 pm and also a metal show at Black Sheep that night. More info can be found on a facebook event right here. Today we are bringing you the list of 200 exclusive titles that we are expecting to see on the shelves at Dumb Records this weekend. You can find that below.

*Disclaimers!!! – We are not guaranteed to get any of these titles, this is just what we ordered! There are always a few titles that don’t end up coming in every year. NO, we can not put holds or set aside any of these releases for you. They are all first come-first serve. Unfortunately we are only looking at one copy of each release listed here in our store as well. Every year we have participated in RSD we have been able to order more records and we hope to get to the point to where we are able to order everything off of the official RSD list and multiple copies of the *hotter* titles.

Aaron Drake – The Godfathers of Hardcore (Original Motion Picture Score)
The Alarm – Where The Two Rivers Meet
Albert Hammond Jr. – Etchings From Francis Trouble
Arthur Lee & Love – Coming Through You
AWOLNATION – Live In Vienna
Beaver And The Trappers – Happiness Is Havin’ 7”
Belly – FEEL
Ben Kweller – Sha Sha
Bernard Purdie & Friends – Cool Down
Bert Jansch – L.A. Turnaround
Billy Davis – Billy Davis
Bill Murray / Jan Vogler and Friends – New Worlds
Billie Eilish – Party Favor / Hotline Bling 7”
The Black Lips & The Khan Family – Play Safe
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Backwash 7”
Blackrock – Blackrock “Yeah, yeah”
Bo Diddley – 16 All-Time Greatest Hits
Bobbie Gentry – Live At The BBC
Bobby Bare – Things Change
Brian Eno with Kevin Shields – The Weight Of History
Brothers Osborne – Port Saint Joe
Buffalo Tom – The Only Living Boy In New York 7”
Cam’ron – Purple Haze
Chainsaw Kittens – Chainsaw Kittens
Charlie Daniels – Memories, Memoirs & Miles: Songs of a Lifetime
Chet Faker – Thinking In Textures
Chicano Batman – Chicano Batman
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Raven’s Reels – Knock
Cho Young-wuk – Oldboy OST
Cho Young-wuk Sympathy For Lady Vengeance
Chuck Berry – Greatest Hits
Common – Can I Borrow A Dollar
Courtney Barnett – City Looks Pretty & Sunday Roast
Courtney Barnett – The Double EP: Sea of Split Peas
Creation Rebel – Dub From Creation
Cuby + Blizzards – L.S.D. (Got A Million Dollars) / Your Body Not Your Soul
Curved Air – Air Conditioning: Limited Edition Picture Disc LP
Czarface – Man’s Worst Enemy
The Dap-Kings – A Closer Look at The Dap-Kings
Daniel Rossen – Deerslayer
Daughter – Music From Before The Storm
David Axelrod – Song of Innocence
David Bowie – David Bowie
Def Leppard – Live From Abbey Road
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – Live At Kexp
Demon Fuzz – I Put A Spell On You
Dessa – Quinine 7”
Dickey Betts – The Dickey Betts Band Live
DJM Trio – Cave Art Too
Dr. Octagon – Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation
Duck Baker – Les Blues De Richmond
Dumptruck – Wrecked
Dwarves – Lucifer’s Crank
Eli Paperboy Reed – Meets High & Mighty Brass Band
Ella Fitzgerald – Ella At Zardi’s
Elton John Vs. Pnau – Good Morning To The Night
Elvis Costello – Someone Else’s Heart
Ennio Morricone – Autopsy Original Soundtrack
Eric Burdon & The Animals – Nights In San Francisco
Eric Church – 61 Days In Church
Evanescence – Lost Whispers
Fidlar – Fidlar
Flamin’ Groovies – Grease
Florinan Fricke – Spielt Mozart 9
Flume – Flume
Frank Zappa – Lumpy Gravy: Primordial
George Martin – Beatles To Bond And Bach
George Thorogood And The Destroyers – Shot Down / Ain’t Coming Home Tonight
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
Goat – Double Date Original Score
Gov’t Mule – Girl With No Self-Esteem / Bed of Lies
Grant Green – Funk In France: From Paris to Antibes
Grant Green – Slick! – Live at Oil Can Harry’s
The Groundhogs – Scratching The Surface
Gwenifer Raymond – Deep Sea Diver / Bleeding Finger Blues 7”
Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea – Blue Planet II
Hellbound Glory – Pinball (Junkie Edition)
The Honey Drippers/Brotherhood – Impeach The President
Insane Clown Posse – The Amazing Jeckel Brothers
J Dilla – Ruff Draft: The Dilla Mix
Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski – Hudson
Jeff Beck – Truth
Jerry Garcia – Run For The Roses
Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints – On Pebble Street 7”
John Carter Cash – We Must Believe In Magic
John Williams – Star Wars: The Last Jedi 10”
Johnny Thunders – So Alonesome
Johnny Winter – The King of Slide
Jungle Rot – What Horrors Await
Killing Joke – Absolute Dissent
The Kinks – Phobia
Lady Antebellum – Heart Break 7”
Laraaji – Sun Transformations
Laura Veirs – Fading Of Stars 7”
Los Sospechos – Postales
Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson – The Bottom Line Archive Series
Marnie Stern – This Is It And I Am It And You Are It…
The Legendary Marvin Pontiac – Greatest Hits
Marlo Thomas and Friends – Free To Be You And Me
Marty Wilson-Piper – Spirit Level
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
Maytones – Only Your Picture
MC5 – I Can Only Give You Everything 7”
MC5 – Looking At You / Borderline 7”
Melvin Sparks – Texas Twister
Messengers Incorporated – Soulful Proclamation
Michael Kiwanuka – Out Loud
Mickey Hart – Ramu
Mike Posner – I Was Born In Detroit…
The Mohawks – The Champ
The Moody Blues – Say It With Love
Nas – Live From The Kennedy Center
Nazz – The Fungo Bat Acetates
Niall Horan – Mirrors 10”
Nick Hakim / The Onyx Collective – Nick Hakim/Onyx Collective
Noah Gundersen – Selections From “White Noise”
Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris – LP
The Pagans – Hollywood or Die / She’s Got The Itch
Patton Oswalt – Annihilation
Patty Smyth & Scandal – Goodbye To You! Best Of The ‘80s Live
Phoenix – Monologue 7”
Plush – Fed
The Police – Roxanne 7”
Pompeii – The Secret Sessions
Popol Vuh – Messa Di Orfeo
The Queers & Chris Barrows Band – Split
Question Mark and the Mysterians – Doncha Want My Love 7”
Raekwon – The Vatican Mixtape Vol. 2
Raekwon – Vatican Mixtape Vol. 1
Raekwon – Vatican Mixtape Vol. 3
Residents- W*** B**** Album
Richard Lloyd – Radiant Monkey
Ride – Waking Up In Another Town: Weather Diaries Remixed
Rober Glasper Experiment – Robert Glasper x Kaytranada Remixes 10”
Robyn Hitchcock – Robyn Hitchcock & His LA Squires 7”
The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majestics Request
Rugged Nuggets x Smoke DZA x Fly Anakin x Blu – Head Above Water
Run The Jewels – Stay Gold Collectors Jewel Box
Sam Waymon – Ganja & Hess 1973
Sevdaliza – The Calling EP
Shocking Blue – Single Collection (A’s & B’s Part 1)
Skatalites – Hi-bop Ska
Soneros De Verdad & Luis Frank Arias Mosquera – A Buena Vista: Barrio De La Habana
Soul Jazz Records Presents – Punk 45 – Approaching The Minimal With Spray Guns
Soul Jazz Records Presents – Studio One Dub Plate Special 7” Box Set
Spectrum – Highs, Lows, and Heavenly Blows
Sgt. Saltpeter – Tales From The Toilet 10”
Slightly Stoopid – Stay The Same / Prayer For You
Sloppy Secons – Knock Yer Block Off!
Sly Robbie & Junior Natural – Militant Dub
Soft Cell – Say Hello Wave Goodbye/Youth Reimagined
Son Volt – Okemah and the Melody of Riot
Soundgarden – A-Sides
Snarky Puppy – Sharktank
Steve Kalinich – Scrambled Eggs
Steve Wilson – How Big The Space
S U R V I V E – RR7400
Sublime – 89 Vision 10”
Sufjan Stevens – Mystery Of Love EP
The Sundays – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
Sun Ra – Astro Black
Sun Ra – The Cymbols / Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973
TAD – Quick And Dirty
Tangerine Dream – Zelt
Tank & The Bangas – Live Vibes
Taylor Swift – 1989
Taylor Swift – Fearless Platinum Edition
Taylor Swift – Taylor Swift
Teenage Bottlerocket – Warning Device: 10th Anniversary Edition
Tennis System – P A I N
Tia Blake – Paris And Montreal Demos
Too $hort – Short Dog’s In The House
Torae – Daily Conversation: 10th Anniversary Edition
Trampled By Turtles – Wildflowers
Triple Threat – Triple Threat
Tyson Meade – Robbing The Nuclear Family
U2 – Lights Of Home
Ugly Duckling – Audacity: 10th Anniversary
UhUhBoo Project – Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance OST
Urban Dogs – Urban Dogs
Urban Dance Squad – The Remix Collection
Various – American Dreamer
Various – Beginning Of The End: The Existential Psychodrama In Country Music
Various – Boston Hardcore ’89-91
Various – Hillbillies In Hell: Volume 666
Various – Iconic Performances From The Monterey International Pop Festival
Various – Jazz Dispensary: Soul Diesel
Various – Krush Groove
Various – Planet Terror
Various – Malaco: The Last Soul Company 50 Years of Excellence
Various – Natural High: The Bongo Man Collection
Various – New Orleans Soul ‘67
Various – Pornosonic: Unreleased 70s Porn Music
Various – Electroconvulsive Therapy Vol. 4
Various – Recutting The Crap Vol 2
Various – Rough Guide To Ethiopian Jazz
Various – Rough Guide To Jub Band Blues
Various – Rough Guide To Ragtime Blues
Various – Why Are We Here? 7”
The Who – The Kids Are Alright
Willie Colon – Wanted By The FBI / The Big Break
Wynton Marsalis Septet – “Night Life”

Tonight at Black Sheep: Aaron James, Alec James, Kate Laine, HECK


Tonight! At Black Sheep there’s a nice little acoustic show happening for those of you looking for something to do. This one features a touring artist – Aaron James from Memphis, Tennessee. Stream some of Aaron’s music on the player below. We also have Aaron’s twin brother Alec James on the show. Just kidding, the two aren’t actually related. Alec is an acoustic singer / songwriter from here in Springfield. Kate Laine will be performing as well, and has been sounding better than ever since performing as a duo with The Studio Show’s Arlin Peebles! Last one we have on the bill is HECK aka Hannah Songer from Bloomington/Normal. We are not sure the order of performers for this one!

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. 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 is coming up at Black Sheep this spring (we are currently working on updating the calendar).

April 15th (Sunday) at Black Sheep: Aaron James, Alec James, Kate Laine, HECK


Oh, did you know that tonight isn’t the only show that we’ve got going on this weekend at Black Sheep? That’s right – there is one happening this Sunday too on April 15th. It’s a nice acoustic show. This one features a touring artist – Aaron James from Memphis, Tennessee. Stream some of Aaron’s music on the player below. We also have Aaron’s twin brother Alec James on the show. Just kidding, the two aren’t actually related. Alec is an acoustic singer / songwriter from here in Springfield. Kate Laine will be performing as well, and has been sounding better than ever since performing as a duo with The Studio Show’s Arlin Peebles! Last one we have on the bill is HECK aka Hannah Songer from Bloomington/Normal. We are not sure the order of performers for this one.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. 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 is coming up at Black Sheep this spring (we are currently working on updating the calendar).

Tonight at Black Sheep: Southtown Sound One Year Anniversary


How’s it going everyone? Tonight is a pretty special night going down at Black Sheep and Southtown – tonight we are celebrating one year of Southtown Sound in operation. There are a whopping six bands performing tonight all as a showcase of bands that have recorded in Southtown Sound over this past year. At the top of the bill is the bottom bracket, Bottom Bracket. They released a five-song self titled EP recorded at the studio last summer. We also have Ghoul Jr. from Champaign. The band recorded a four song release in the studio last year, which you can find on the player below. Before them is Taylorville’s own Stick People. You know you love them. Monterrey from North West Indiana is also playing who also recorded in the studio this past year. Spell Breaker is also playing – the Springfield band that has evolved and grown so much over the years with a very unique sound of their own. Opening things up is Rockford – a band that has recorded in the studio but has not yet released any recordings!!!

That’s six bands tonight- all starting at 6:30 pm and for an admission of $6. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at other things coming up at Black Sheep this spring?


New Arrivals This Weekend At Dumb Records


It’s been a minute since we’ve let you know of any new arrivals pouring into Dumb Records (and trust us, there have been a LOT)! The store has been getting stocked with plenty of used LPs, CDs, and cassettes recently on top of getting a brand new paint job and new look this past weekend. You should stop in this weekend and see for yourself! And also be sure to come out to Record Store Day on Saturday, April 21st in just a little over a week. We’ll have a separate post up very soon for all of the new arrivals we expect to be getting in for that day. More info on that day right here. Let’s take a look at the store’s operating hours from now until Record Store Day and then get into the new arrivals:

Friday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday, April 20th: noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 21st (RSD): 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Used LPs
Admiral Bailey – Born Champion
Arthur Rubinstein – Rubinstein Plays Brahms
Bert Kaempfert – April IN Portugal
The Box Tops – Super Hits
Bruno Walter – Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Bruno Walter – Bruno Walter Conducts Mahler
Bud Shank – Windmills Of Your Mind
Bud Shank Quartet – Jazz At Cal-Tech
Carmen McRae – Live At Sugar Hill San Ferancisco
Carlos Montoya – Plays The Flamenco Fire Guitar
Charlie Shavers – Gershwin, Shavers and Strings
Doc Evans / Knocky Parker – Reminiscing In Dixieland
Eddie Burleton’s Rompers – Unexpurgated Jazz
Eric Clapton – Clapton
Gaite Parisienne – Les Sylphides
George Harrison – The Best of George Harrison
George Shearing Quintet – And Evening With The George Shearing Quintet
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet – Pacific Jazz Series
Ghost – Meliora
Harry Blons And His Band – Dixieland Jazz
Henry Mancini – Dream of You
Herb Alpert – Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – The Beat Of The Brass
Isaac Stern – Brahms Concerto
J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding – Trombone For Two
Jimi Hendrix – Hendrix In The West
Joe Howard –Something Smooth
Joe Newman – The Count’s Men
Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band – Those Were The Days
La Pisanella Pizzetti – La Boutique Fantasque
Lainie Kazan – Lainie Kazan
Les Brown – Dance With Les Brown
Linton Kwesi Johnson – Di Black Petty Booshwah
Loring (Red) Nichols And His Band – Syncopated Chamber Music
Lou Donaldson – Back Street
Miliza Korjus – Queen Of Melody
Miliza Korjus – Night In Vienna With Johann Strauss
Momentum – Herbivore
Morgana King – With A Taste Of Honey
Penny Lane And Time – Kai Winding
The Pretenders – Get Close
Quicksilver – What About Me
Red Rider – As Far As Siam
Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
Sam Price and His Kay Cee Stompers – Barrelhouse And Blues
Sick Tired – King Of Dirt
Sophia George – Girlie Girlie
Spanky And Our Gang – Like To Get To Know You
The Squads of Hearts – The Squads of Hearts
Various – College Jazz Sampler
Various – Riverside Dixieland Sampler
Various – Bethlehem’s Grab Bag
Various – The Blues Project
The Wailers – Burnin’
Whips / Chains – Master / Slave
Woody Herman and the First Herd – Summer Sequence

Used CDs
Black Eyed Peas – Behind The Front
Bloodhound Gang – Use Your Fingers
Brian Setzer – Nitro Burnin’ Funny Daddy
The Cars – Complete Greatest Hits
Clowns For Progress – Clowns For Progress
Da Yoopers – For Diehards Only
Das Klown – Rapid Fire
The Dickies – The Incredible Shrinking Dickies
Dwarves – Thank Heaven For Little Girls
Dwarves – The Dwarves Come Clean
Elvis Costello – The Very Best Of
Frank Sinatra – Sensational Sinatra
Green Jelly – 333
Guttermouth – Puke Balls
Horrorpops – Hell Yeah!
King Missile III – The Psychopathyology of Everyday Life
Misfits – Project 1950
Nekromantix – Dead Girls Don’t Cry
NOFX – 45 or 46 Songs That Weren’t Good Enough
The Rappin’ Trucker – Buck Truck
Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe
Road Kings – Road Kings
Sarah McLachlan – Mirrorball
The Screaming Blue Messiahs – Totally Religious
The Smithereens – 11
Social Distortion – Sex, Love and Rock n’ Roll
The Soft Boys – A Can of Bees
Sore Throat – And We Don’t Care
Spike Jones – Spiked! The Music of Spike Jones
Tiger Army – II: Power of Moonlite
Token Entry – The Weight Of The World
Total Chaos – Pledge of Defiance
Tranquil Nights – Nature’s Retreat
T.S.O.L. – Dance With Me
Various – Rise Above
Weezer – Green Album
William Shatner – The Transformed Man

Used Cassettes
Adolescents – Adolescents
Adam And The Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier
The Bambi Slam – The Bambi Slam
Beastie Boys – Cooky Puss
Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
The Cramps – RockinnreelininAuckland New Zealand
Crass – Yes Sir, I Will
The Crowd – Big Fish Stories
Dead Kennedys – Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
Dirt Track Date – Southern Culture On The Skids
Doug Stone – I Thought It Was You
Dwarves – Blood Guts & Pussy
Elvis Costello – Spike
Elvis Costello – Mighty Like A Rose
Fang – Landshark / Where The Wild Things Are
FEAR – Live… For The Record
Flipper – Cassette Generic Flipper
Fugazi – Steady Diet of Nothing
Gen Z – Kiss Me Deadly
Green On Red – Gas Food Lodging
Killjar – Killjar
The Meatmen – Crippled Children Suck
King Missile – Dog Fly Religion
Lawnmower Deth – The Return of The Fabulous Metal Bozo Clown
The Misfits – Collection II
Mr. Bungle – Mr. Bungle
Nine Nine Nine – High Energy Plan
Nirvana – Bleach
Operation Ivy – Operation Ivy
Overwhelming Colorfast – Overwhelming Colorfast
Partridge Family – Greatest Hits
Plan B – Cyber Chords & Sushi Stories
Poison Idea – Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes
Porno For Pyros – Porno For Pyros
Public Image Ltd – The Greatest Hits, So Far
Queen – Classic Queen
Queen – Hot Space
Queen – The Miracle
Ramones – All The Stuff (And More) Vol. 1
Scatterbrain – Camboogery
Screaming Sirens – Voodoo
Screw – Burning In Water Drowning In Flame
Smash Mouth – Astro Lounge
The Specials – The Singles Collection
The Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut
Surf Punks – My Beach
Supersuckers – The Smoke of Hell
Willie Nelson – What A Wonderful World
Wrecking Crew – Balance of Terror
X – See How We Are
7 Seconds – Soulforce Revolution

Tonight at Black Sheep: “Grind 2 Shine” Hip Hop Show / Contest


We’re sorry that we have been very behind on updating our calendar and giving you the heads on on everything coming up at Black Sheep – but tonight there is another hip hop show going on and it looks like it’s a contest of sorts! This one is being called “Grind 2 Shine” and it is being put on by “Straight Drop Media” and “Da Midwest Connectz”. It will be some sort of hip hop contest with 10 minute performance slots. We do not know what performers are confirmed for this right now, but we do know that winners will be given radio interviews and a free music video shot by Jay Wills.

That starts tonight at 7:00 pm. Admission is…. $5? We aren’t sure. There isn’t a facebook event for this one either. However you can check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep this spring (we are working on getting that updated)!