New Arrivals This Weekend At Dumb Records


It’s been a hot minute since we’ve dropped a list of anything new coming in at Southtown record store Dumb Records, why not do a weekend update?! Here is a list of used LPs, CDs, and cassettes all hitting the shelves starting today at the record store. Don’t forget there is also a show going on inside the store this upcoming Monday night! Sweet! Let’s take a look at the store’s hours for the next week and then get into the new arrivals:

Saturday (today): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday (show): noon – 10:00 pm
Tuesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday (show): noon – 9:00 pm

Used LPs
Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra – Broadway’s Greatest Hits
B.B. King – Live In Cook County Jail
Belafonte – Calypso In Brass
Billy Vaughn Orchestra – The Girl From Ipanema
Bob Marley & The Wailers / Peter Tosh – The Birth of A Legend
Bob Marley And The Wailers – Catch A Fire
Brook Benton – There Goes That Song Again
Darol Anger / Barbara Higbie – Tideline
David Lanz / Michael Jones – Solstic
Dionne Warwick – Here I Am
G P Hall – Movements
Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Isaacs
The Hi-Lo’s – Broadway Playbill
Jim Croce – Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits
Jim Post – Back On The Streets Again Live
Lawrence Welk – Champagne Dance Time
Living Series – A Salute To The Tijuana Brass
Meadowlark – Sampler 1985
Michael Hedges – Live On The Double Planet
Pablo Moses – A Song
Ralph Stein – Alley Cat And Chicken Fat
Randy Waldman – Piano Keyboards Sythesizers
Rod McKuen – At Carnegie Hall
Shadowfax – Too Far To Whisper
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Tinderbox
Ultravox – Vienna
Various – A Happening!
Various – The Hits Are On Verve
Various – Nashville Graffiti
Various – Songs of Love
Various – Windam Hill Records Piano Sampler
XTC – Skylarking
Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers – Conscious Party

Used CDs
The Beatles – Symphony For The Stars
Bing Crosby – My Favorite Love Songs
Bolt Thrower – Honour Valour Pride
Conway Titty & Loretta Lynn – Hey Good Lookin’
Daryl Hall & John Oates – The Very Best Of
Dottie West – Greatest Hits
Faith Hill – The Hits
Genesis – Greatest Hits: Turn It On Again
George Winston – Forest
Illias – Once In A Blue Moon
Jimmy Buffett – Biloxi
Jimmy Buffett – Buffet Hotel
Jimmy Buffett – Take The Weather With You
High On Fire – Surrounded By Thieves
His Hero Is Gone – Auction
Patsy Cline – 20th Century Masters
Patty Loveless – Sings Songs Of Love
Perry Como – The Very Best Of
R.E.M. – New Adventures in Hi-Fi
Rod Stewart – Greatest Hits
The Statler Brothers – Icon
Stevie Wonder – The Definitive Collection
Various – Greatest Sports Rock And Jams
Various – Pop Vocal Classics

Used Cassettes
Billy Ocean – Love Zone
Bread – The Best of Bread
Bryan Adams – Into The Fire
The Canadian Brass – Greatest Hits
The Carpenters – Yesterday Once More
The Cars – Greatest Hits
Clint Black – Clint Black
David Lanz / Michael Jones – Solstice
Dionne Warwick – Her Greatest Hits Vol. 1
Don Henley – Building The Perfect Beast
Eddie Money – No Control
The Hartleys – Hammered Dulcimer And Piano
The Human League – Crash
Genesis – Invisible Touch
Ghostbusters – Original Soundtrack
Jefferson Starship – Nuclear Furniture
John Lennon – Imagine
The Judds – Why Not Me
Madonna – Madonna
Neil Diamond – Serenade
Radiola – The Shadow
Seals & Crofts – Get Closer
Sheriff – Sheriff
Simply Red – A New Flame
Soul II Soul – Keep On Movin’
The Statler Brothers – Gospel Favorites
Steve Perry – Street Talk
Village People – Cruisin’
Whitney Houston – Whitney Houston


Tonight at Black Sheep: Beyond Peace, Spell Breaker, The Velveteers, Spirits, SCRUB


Here’s what we’ve got going on at our space TONIGHT! It’s going to be a good one. We’ve got a stacked bill of five acts from a total of four different states. At the top of the bill is blisteringly fast hardcore band “Beyond Peace” coming from Iowa City, Iowa. We are very blessed to have them play in our space. Looks like this is also another one for very busy Springfield punk group Spell Breaker as well. And another touring act on the bill is a duo called The Velveteers coming all the way from Denver, Colorado. Check out one of their songs embedded on the player below. Then from over the river our friends from St. Louis will be coming and playing in the rock group called “Spirits” – featuring members of past bands Black Panties, and more. Opening things up will be the ongoing band lotto 2017 band SCRUB.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. 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 going on at Black Sheep in these coming months.

February 23rd at Black Sheep: Doby Watson, Tom Irwin, Kate Laine, Heck, Whitney Devine


Hey what’s up, we better tell you about this show that is happening one week from today on Friday, February 23rd. It’s going to be a nice acoustic / folk one, great for the whole family. Our touring artist on the bill is Kansas City’s own Doby Watson, and friend of The Black Sheep’s for many years. You can check out Doby’s newest material on the player below. And what do you know it looks like for this show we are blessed to have Springfield legendary and long time performer Tom Irwin joining us! Hi Tom! Up before that is the classic and very busy solo artist Kate Laine. Before that is “HECK” which is the project of Hannah Songer from Bloomington, Illinois. Opening things up we have Whitney Devine also from right here in town.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $6. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the coming months.

Today on Black Sheep Radio: Free Press Coffee


Stop the press! Today we are excited to welcome another local business on the same street as us (kinda) as we invite Kate, manager of the new Free Press Coffee on South Grand and MacArthur onto our radio program. The new shop (pictured above) has been open now for one week, and will be holding a grand opening celebration at their new location one week from today on the 23rd. We will be talking to Kate about that as well as what the new coffee shop on South Grand has to offer!

Tune in to the Black Sheep Radio Show today and every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on 88.3 WQNA fm or online during that same time at Also check out our radio page for a list of some downloadable episodes of the past.

Animals With Human Names: “The Basement Tape”


Around the end of the year last year we got pretty behind on all of the new releases coming on in Springfield music. (Sorry!) We want to make sure we try to catch back up now, first making sure you all know that Springfield hip hop artist Animals With Human Names dropped a brand new album at the very end of last year called The Basement Tape. You can stream all ten tracks of The Basement Tape on the player below. You can also pick up a copy on cassette over at Dumb Records. Head over to the Animals With Human Names bandcamp page to download the album at your own price.

Animals With Human Names does not have any *official* shows lined up as of just yet, but you can be sure to be on the lookout for something this March at Black Sheep.

February 19th at Dumb Records: Old Fox Road, Fiona Kimble, Alec James, Clementine


We all had a wonderful time at the Radon Lounge presents… show at Black Sheep last night! Thanks to all who braved the weather and came out anyways to enjoy the music, food, and smiles that The Radon Lounge cooked up in our space.

Today we have a next show at Dumb Records to tell you about – it’s going to be a folk / acoustic one happening a week from tomorrow on Monday, February 19th. For this we have friends and familiar Champaign folk punk act Old Fox Road on the bill. Steam some of their music on the player embedded below. They will be touring this time around with other Champaign artist Fiona Kimble. Both of those acts will be joined by local support from two other solo artists. One of those is singer / songwriter Alec James. Opening things up is the newest solo project from Clare Frachey of Spell Breaker – going by the name “Clementine.”

This kicks off in Dumb Records on the 19th at 7:00 pm. We are asking for $5 to go towards the touring musicians. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at everything else coming up at Dumb Records and Black Sheep in the coming months.

Tonight at Black Sheep: The Radon Lounge Presents: Native Land, Moonglasses, Kneller, Arlin Peebles


Tonight is a very special night at Black Sheep! We are hang over our keys to The Radon Lounge (just for tonight and this weekend, don’t worry). For those of you who are not familiar, The Radon Lounge is a basement venue right here in Springfield putting on shows roughly once a month in their own space featuring many touring and local acts, usually of the indie-rock varieties. They also do a lot to add to the show-going experience by featuring old arcade and pinball games for show goers to play and also feature local artists displaying works at shows. You can expect some of this to spill over into Black Sheep next weekend.

For this show The Radon has four acts lined up that we are very excited about. “Native Land” is headlining the bill is a husband and wife duo from Nashville, Tennessee. You can stream some of their music on that player embedded below. Moonglasses is the other out of town act on this bill, they are indie rock from St. Louis and were formerly known as “Skunkworks”. Then we have a brother and sister folk duo called “Kneller” from right here in Springfield unfamiliar to the Black Sheep stage. Opening things up is THE Arilin Peebles – from right here in town – you may know as the host of the popular local web series The Studio Show (now on a third season).

All of that starts at 7:00 pm on Saturday for just $5. You can check out a facebook event for this one right here. You can probably expect some free refreshments or coffee of some sort and at least one arcade game inside of Black Sheep. Find our list of other upcoming shows right here on our shows page.