Karaoke Night Tonight at Dumb Records + Bleeding Gums and Cohete


It’s time to get that dusty old karaoke machine up and running (for the first time) at Dumb Records tonight because we are trying new things and hosting a karaoke night, oh boy! We are kicking things off tonight in the record store with two touring bands, and then getting into the karaoke. Those bands are Bleeding Gums and Cohete from Chicago- both bringing the rock n’ roll and punk. Check out Cohete’s brand new tour tape on the player embedded below. Then after that we are going to dive into the karaoke which will be on a projector screen in the store. Anything goes, and anyone is welcome to participate.

Tonight inside Dumb Records starts at 7:30 pm. We are asking for $3 for the touring acts. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at everything coming up in Southtown this spring.

Saturday at Dumb Records: Last Minute Karaoke Night with Bleeding Gums and Cohete


We didn’t have any shows planned at Dumb Records or Black Sheep this weekend (we are setting one up at Cafe Andiamo downtown this Sunday) before yesterday – and now we have decided to take on a last minute fun event in the record store this Saturday, March 18th (in just two days)! We have Chicago-based hardcore bands Bleeding Gums and Cohete had a show fall through elsewhere and now here we are to the rescue. Both bands will be performing inside the store at 7:30 pm and then a karaoke party will take place. We have a two microphone and laptop – projector setup for this. Stream some of Cohete’s brand new music on the player below. Bleeding Gums also played Dumb Fest last year on the big Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s stage.

The show will start inside Dumb Records promptly at 7:30 pm. We are asking for $3 for the touring acts. 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 this spring in Southtown.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


It’s midnight on a Wednesday night and here we are with new arrivals at Dumb Records (1107 South Grand Ave East) for the week. This week we have piles upon piles of used LPs hitting the shelves, as well as some new material fresh from The Spotted Race out of St. Louis. Also stay tuned for something last minute happening inside the record store this weekend! Let’s take a look at the store’s hours and then jump into the new releases:

Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday: noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: noon – 8:00 pm

New LPs
The Muff Divers – LP
Trauma Harness – Halloween Songs Volume One

Used LPs
Alex de Grassi – Clockwork
Arlo Guthrie – Hobo’s Lullabye
Average White Band – Person To Person
Average White Band – Feel No Fret
Barry White – Barry White’s Greatest Hits
B.B. King – Take It Home
Billy Joel – Turnstiles
The Brothers Johnson – Blam!!
Cannibal & The Headhunters – Land of 1000 Dances
Carole King – Wrap Around Joy
The Cars – Greatest Hits
Cheap Trick – Heaven Tonight
Cheap Trick – In Color.
Cheap Trick – The Doctor
Cheech & Chong – Big Bambu
Chuck Mangione – Live At The Hollywood Bowl
Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen – Lost In The Ozone
Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks – Striking It Rich
Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks – Where’s The Money
Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks – Last Train To Hicksville…
Delaney & Bonnie & Friends – To Bonnie From Delaney
Earl Klugh – Late Night Guitar
England Dan & John Ford Coley – Fables
Enoch Light And The Light Brigade – Pertinent Percussion Cha Cha’s
Eric Clapton – E.C. Was Here
Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Boulevard
Eurythmics – Be Yourself Tonight
Frank Luther – The Emperor’s New Clothes
Gino Vannelli – Powerful People
Glass Philip – Songs From Liquid Days
Glenn Frey – No Fun Aloud
Gordon Lightfoot – The Very Best of Gordon Lightfoot Vol. II
The Hollies – The Hollie’s Greatest Hits
Humble Pie – Eat It
Icehouse – Man of Colours
James Gang – Thirds
Jane Siberry – The Walking
Jimmy Buffet – One Particular Harbour
Joe Jackson – Night And Day
John Denver – JD
Jouney – Look Into The Future
Judi Collins – Judith
Julio Iglesias – Julio
Katrina And The Waves – Katrina And The Waves
Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners – Too-Rye-Ay
Lowell George – Thanks I’ll Eat It Here
Moby Grape – Omaha
Oliver Messiaen – Quartet For The End of Time
Queen – The Game
Quicksilver – Just For Love
Quincy Jones – The Dude
Richie Havens – Electric Havens
Rickie Lee Jones – The Magazine
Sheena Easton – Best Kept Secret
Sonny Stitt – So Doggone Good
U2 – Boy
Uriah Heep – Uriah Heep
Vangelis – Heaven And Hell
Wes Montgomery – Goin’ Out of My Head
Wishbone Ash – Wishbone Ash
The Youngbloods – Good And Dusty
ZZ Top – The Best of ZZ Top

New 7”s
BB Eye – BB Eye
Mala Leche – Mala Leche
Radiation Risks – Goodbye Money
Rik & The Pigs – Rik
Soft Cheek – Not Just A Demonstration
The Stranger – The Stranger
Trauma Harness – Ghost of A Flea
The Wad – 7” #2
Waxing – Mr. Wax


New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


Oh boy we are already half way through this week and maybe even more than that, but here are a whole bunch of new records that have hit the shelves of Dumb Records this week! Dumb Records is a record store right here in Southtown open every single dang day carrying records, cassettes, CDs, VHS tapes, and more. Let’s take a look at the store’s hours for the week and then what’s new:

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

Used LPs
Anodes – Anodes
Average White Band – Soul Searching
Bee Gees – Best of Bee Gees
Big Twist And The Mellow Fellows – Playing For Keeps
Billy Squier – Emotions in Motion
Black Joy – 22 Hits From Original Soundtrack
Blondie – Parallel Lines
Blood Sweat & Tears – New City
Brighter Arrows – Dreamliner
Carlos Santana / Manavishnu John McLaughlin – Love Devotion Surrender
Charles Dodge – Earth’s Magnetic Field
Charley Pride – Sweet Country
Count Basie – Evergreens
The Doors – Absolutely Live
Earl Hines – The Essential Earl “Fatha” Hines
Eddie Heywood – The Piano Style of Eddie Heywood
Emmylou Harris – Pieces of the Sky
George Benson – Breezin’
George Benson – In Flight
Hall & Oates – Live At The Apollo with David Riffin & Eddie Kendrick
Hammer – Black Sheep
Herbie Hancock – Secrets
Herbie Hancock / Willie Bobo – Succotash
Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?
The Human League – Dare
Humble Pie – Rock On
Irving Berlin – Say It With Music
Jean-Luc Ponty – The Gift Time
Jimmy Buffet – Volcano
Lindsey Buckingham – Law And Order
Loom – Frameworks
Mel Brooks – The Producers
Metronome All Stars – All Star Sessions
Miami Vice II – New Music From The Television Series
The Michael Stanley Band – You Break It… You Bought It!
Neil Young – Comes A Time
The Newfound Gap – Get It Together
Nilsson – Son of Schmilsson
Nona Hendryx – Skindiver
Octopussy – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Pat Metheny Group – Pat Metheny Group
Perfect Pussy – I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling
Peter Sellers / Ringo Starr – The Magic Christian Original Sound Track
Rainbow – On Stage
Santana – Moonflower
Santana – Welcome
Seals & Crofts – Summer Breeze
Seals & Crofts – Get Closer
Shadowfax – Watercourse Way
Stan Getz – Focus
Stan Getz and his Tenor Sax – Cool Jazz
Teddy Huffam And The Gems – Incredible
The Tennessee Three – The Sound Behind Johnny Cash
Teresa Brewer – Teresa Brewer’s Greatest Hits
Top Gun – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Traffic – Traffic
Various – Television’s Greatest Hits
Various – Vintage Music: Collectors Series
Various – Star Power
Various – Far Out
Various – Mind Bender
Wabeno Rock Farm – In Every Good Girl / Dracula School of Paper
Walt Disney – Fantasia: Soundtrack
West, Bruce & Laing – Why Dontcha
The Who – Quadrophenia
The Youngbloods – High On A Ridge Top

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


Wow what’s this!? There has been an explosion of new inventory over at Southtown record store Dumb Records (1107 South Grand Ave East), particularly in the used rock categories! Today we are coming at you with a list of just some of the new arrivals that are hitting the shelves at Dumb Records this week. Snatch up some of those goodies while they are still hot. Let’s take a look at the store’s operating hours of the week and then check out what’s new:

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

Used LPs
Alan Parsons Project – Stereotomy
Andrew Gold – All This And Heaven Too
Art Garfunkel – Breakaway
Bessie Smith – The World’s Greatest Blues Singer
Billy Preston – Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music
Boz Scaggs – Hits
Carly Simon – Hotcakes
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
Crystal Gayle – Somebody Loves You
Earth Wind & Fire – I Am
Earth Wind & Fire – Spirit
The Electric Flag – A Long Time Comin’
Emerson Lake & Palmer – Love Beach
Eurogliders – This Island
The Firm – Mean Business
Genesis – Seconds Out
Genesis – Nursery Gryme
Genesis – A Trick of the Tail
Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street
Grateful Dead – From The Mars Hotel
Grin – Gone Crazy
The Guess Who – Famous
The Guess Who – The Greatest of The Guess Who
The Guess Who – The Best of The Guess Who Volume II
Harry Sukman Orchestra – Song Without End
James Lee Stanley – Live
James Taylor – Flag
Lou Rawls – A Man of Value
Lou Reed – Mistrial
Narrow / Arrow – Middlechildren
Neil Young – Trans
No Strings – Original Broadway Cast
Ohio Players – Fire
Paul Simon – One Trick Pony
Paul Simon – Graceland
Pete Townshend – Empty Glass
Poco – Under The Gun
Prince – For You
The Psychedelic Furs – Forever Now
R.E.M. – Document
Robert Palmer – Pressure Drop
Robert Palmer – Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley
Rod Stewart – Blondes Have More Fun
Rod Stewart – Camouflage
Rod Stewart – Tonight I’m Yours
Rufus – Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan
Rufus & Chaka – Masterjam
Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan – Ask Rufus
RUSH – Hemispheres
RUSH – Hold Your Fire
RUSH – Permanent Waves
Santana – Borboletta
Seals and Crofts – Down Home
Spandau Ballet – Parade
Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
Sweathog – Hallelujah
Ten Years After – Stonehenge
Todd Rundgren – The Ever Popluar Tortured Artist Effect
Todd Rundgren – A Wizard, A True Star
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Long After Dark
Tomita – Pictures at an Exhibition
Toto – The Seventh One
Toto – Isolation
Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die
Tubes – The Completion Backward Principle
Utopia – Oops! Wrong Planet
Utopia – Todd Rundgren’s Utopia
Various – Dreamin’
Various – Welcome To The Canteen
Wang Chung – Points On The Curve
Wet Willie – Drippin’ Wet!
The Who – Magic Bus
The Who – Face Dances
Wild Cherry – Wilf Cherry
Willie Nelson – Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be)
Yes – Close To The Edge

Today at Dumb Records: Free Record Day + In Store Show


Today is a big day lined up for our own little record store Dumb Records which actually turns three years old today! Hard to believe it’s already been three years since we launched Dumb Records in Southtown, and since then the volunteer-ran store has expanded in size, expanded our hours to be open every day of the week, and even bought our very own elephant. To celebrate the anniversary of Dumb Records, today is the first ever Free Record Day. If you walk in the store any time between 10:00 am and 10:00 pm today, you will get handed a free pre-wrapped record. You don’t know what you are going to get.

In addition to all of that, there will also be some music acts playing a free show in the store tonight at 7:00 pm. Tonight we have a collab set that is going to be one for the books between Animals With Human Names and DJ Tariq. Things are sure to get wild for that one. Then we have Peaches & Bacon for a little something different – an old time music duo from here in town. Opening things up is a performance by a newer solo Springfield musician, Alec James. Stream some of Alec’s music on the player below.

Check out a facebook event for all of that right here. Also check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up in Southtown this year.

More on *Free Record Day* Surprise Packages


Free Record Day is coming up at Dumb Records this Wednesday, and yes FREE Record Day is a REAL thing, we REALLY are giving out those records you see in the above picture for free. Just so everyone knows what will be in store for them when they walk into Dumb Records at any time this upcoming Wednesday January 11th! Here is what you can expect in *most* of the packages:

  • A free 12″ record (can be new or used)
  • A sticker (Black Sheep or Dumb)
  • A Springfield 2016 Mix CD *in most packages, not all of them

Looking at that picture above looks like everyone has a chance at getting Metallica, The Beatles, David Bowie, Nirvana, Oak Ridge Boys, Black Sabbath, Prince, and more. We are going to be wrapping up 200 records total to pass out (hopefully that is a good number for us).

Dumb Records will be open this special day from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Don’t forget there is an in-store show that night at 7:00 pm featuring DJ Tariq / Animals With Human Names, Peaches & Bacon, and Alec James. Check out a facebook event for all of that right here. Also check out that Dumb Records Record of the Night page while you’re at it!