Today + Tonight at Dumb Records: 4 Year Anniversary + Free Record Day

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It’s time for that wonderful annual holiday that we invented last year at Dumb Records – Free Record Day. That’s right, Free Record Day has already kicked off over at the record store (1107 South Grand Ave. East) and will be going on until 10:00 pm tonight. If you walk into the store at any point today you will get handed a free record, no if’s, and’s or butt’s about it.

In addition to free record day, there will also be an in-store show to go along with the anniversary at 7:00 pm. For that we have three acts performing. We are going to do our best at squeezing in the Southtown Livin’ Thing Band inside the record store for the first time and see how it goes! Be sure to bring a helmet for that one. We also have two touring musicians on board. This includes our friend Jared Grabb – solo folk artist from Peoria, Illinois that just recently had a new record come out. Stream some of that on the player embedded below. Jared will be on tour with Brett Conlin who will also be performing.

Dumb Records will be open on Thursday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. The show kicks off in the evening at 7:00 pm. Find a facebook event for all of this right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep / Dumb Records in the new year.

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Dumb Records 4 Year Anniversary + FREE RECORD DAY This Thursday

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This one is coming up quick, but here is something to get excited about in the new year! This Thursday, January 11th Dumb Records will be turning exactly four years old. It’s hard to believe the store has gone on this long being open nearly every day between now and the start of things in January of 2014. To celebrate the store is hosting the second ever “Free Record Day” – that’s right – walk into Dumb Records (located at 1107 South Grand Ave. East) at any point during operating hours and receive a free wrapped record at no cost. The records are pre-wrapped so you don’t know what you are going to get – could be anything new or used, and of any genre!

In addition to free record day, there will also be an in-store show to go along with the anniversary at 7:00 pm. For that we have three acts performing. We are going to do our best at squeezing in the Southtown Livin’ Thing Band inside the record store for the first time and see how it goes! Be sure to bring a helmet for that one. We also have two touring musicians on board. This includes our friend Jared Grabb – solo folk artist from Peoria, Illinois that just recently had a new record come out. Stream some of that on the player embedded below. Jared will be on tour with Brett Conlin who will also be performing.

Dumb Records will be open on Thursday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. There might be donuts in the morning too? The show kicks off in the evening at 7:00 pm. Find a facebook event for all of this right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep / Dumb Records in the new year.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

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It’s been a while since we have done a new arrivals at Dumb Records post for the week!, sorry! It’s Thursday night too, but why the heck not, here we are with a fresh batch of vinyl LPs, 7″s, CDs, and cassettes. We plan on keeping new stuff hitting the shelves at Dumb Records into the new year as well. Our store is located at 1107 South Grand Ave East and is open every day from noon – 8pm. You can expect news on a Dumb Records 4 year anniversary show and celebration from us very soon. Actually you know what, we better go over our hours for this upcoming week with New Year’s happening and all:

Friday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Sartuday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday (New Year’s Eve): noon – 4:00 pm
Monday (New Year’s Day): [closed]
Tuesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: noon – 8:00 pm

Used LPs
Amy Shreve – Peace In The PUzzle
Arthur Godfrey – O’er The Ramparts We Watched
Barry Manilow – If I Should Love Again
The Beatles – Something New
Bill Black’s Combo – Mr. Beat
Bread – Guitar Man
Brian Eno – Another Green World
Dionne Warwick – Very Dionne
Dionne Warwick – Alfie
Dionne Warwick – Golden Hits Part 2
Donna Summer – Greatest Hits Volume Two
Eddie Heywood – Heywood Eddie
Elton John – Honky Chateau
The Everly Brothers – Golden Hits
Four Tops – Greatest Hits
The Goss Brothers – A Song In My Heart
Gene Pitney – It Hurts To Be In Love
Gene Pitney – The Golden Hits of Gene Pitney
George Benson – The George Benson Collection
Igor Stravinsky – The Firebird
Jan & Dean – Drag City
John Lennon – Imagine
Johnny Pineapple & Co. – From Hawaii
Melody Makers – Play The Game Right
Ry Cooder – Into The Purple Valley
Sha Na Na – All Time Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Hits
Sweet – Level Headed
Tom Jones – Live In Las Vegas
Various – Songs For A Summer Night
Various – Chart Busters Volume 2
Various – Times of Your Life
Various – American Pop
Various – R&B Hitmakers!
Various – 1950’s Treasure of Love
Wild Cherry – I Love My Music

Used 7”
Bobby Brown – Roni
Cutting Crew – I’ve Been In Love Before
Expose – Seasons Change
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
Icehouse – Crazy
Information Society – What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
Jody Watley – Some Kind of Lover

Used CDs
Assorted Jellybeans – What’s Really Going On
Bankie Banx – Still In Paradise
Bluto’s Reveng – King of the Popes
Bongwater – The Big Sell-Out
Celtic Tranquility – Enjoy The Mystery of Music
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – American Dream
The Cure – Staring At The Sea: The Singles
Dana Leong – Anthems of Life
David Arkenstone – Celtic Chillout
David Sanborn – Inside
Descendents – Somery
Devo – Live: The Mongoloid Years
The Dickies – Dogs From The Hare That Bit Us
The Dickies – Locked ‘n’ Loaded 1990
Divine – The Best of Divine
Extra Width – Blues Explosion
Foreskin 500 – Manpussy
Fugees – The Score
GG Allin – Freaks, Faggots, Drunks & Junkies
The Germs – Complete Anthology
Geto Boys – The Resurrection
The Good Year Pimps – To A Cool Person, Stay That Way!
Green Day – Nimrod
Lisa Gerrard – Lisa Gerrard
Mozart – Musical Masterpieces
NOFX – Heavy Petting Zoo
NOFX – Liberal Animation
NOFX – Pump Up The Valuum
Pansy Division – More Lovin’ From Our Oven
Pansy Division – Deflowered
Patti Smith – Peace And Noise
PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
PJ Harvey – Uh Huh Her
Queen – Live Killers
R.E.M. – Up
R.E.M. – Reckoning
Roger Waters – Amused To Death
They Might Be Giants – Then: The Early Years
They Might Be Giants – They Might Be Giants
Tom Waits – Beautiful Maladies
Trip Daddys – To Hell & Back In A Cadillac
The Toy Dolls – Absurd-Ditties
Underworld – Music From The Motion Picture
Vandals – Sweatin’ To The Oldies
Yo La Tengo – Today Is The Day

New Cassettes
Animals With Human Names – The Basement Tape
Dream Probe – Demo II
Small Man – Demo
Soft Spot – Demo

Used Cassettes
Adam And The Ants – Prince Charming
Alan Parsons Project – Ammonia Avenue
The Amps – Pacer
Angry Samoans – Back From Samoa
Bad Company – Bad Co
Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill
Bob Seger System – Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man
The Cars – Door To Door
Cher – Heart of Stone
Diamond Rio – Four
Dolly Parton – Rainbow
Eddie Rabbit – The Best of Eddie Rabbit
Fleetwood Mac – Greatest Hits
George Michael – Faith
George Strait – Something Special
Hank Williams Jr. – Wild Streak
Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue
Journey – Frontiers
L.L. Cool J – Bad
Lorrie Morgan – Something In Red
Mel Tillis – Me And Pepper
Nirvana – In Utero
Paul Simon – Graceland
REO Speedwagon – Life As We Know It
Restless Heart – Fast Movin’ Train
Rick Trevino – Learning As You Go
Ricky Skaggs – Waitin’ For The Sun To Shine
Saraya – Saraya
Sawyer Brown – Brick
Shania Twain – The Woman In Me
SirMixalot – Mack Daddy
Stray Cats – Rant & Rave With The Stray Cats
Toto – IV
Various – Cruisin’ Classics Vol. 1
Various – County Line
Waylon Jennings – Never Could Toe The Mark
Weird Al Yankovic – Polka Party!
Weezer – Pinkerton
X – Ain’t Love Grand
Y & T – Open Fire

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records

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It’s a new week at Springfield record store Dumb Records and we have a few new items coming in hot! We picked up some new items from Oakland, California- based punk label Digital Regress Records. Don’t forget the store also has tickets to Looming / Screaming Females on October 2nd at Black Sheep, better grab one while you still can! And put your name in that Band Lotto box while you are at it! Let’s take a look at the store’s operating hours for the week and then dive into 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 (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm

New LPs
Alpha Female – Mane
Cough Syrup Kids
Turquoiz Noiz – Sweat Lodge
Violence Creeps – The Gift Of Music

Used LPs
Al Hirt – Plays Bert Kaempfert
Billy May – Sorta-Dixie!
Billy Vaughnn & His Orchestra – More Billy Vaughnn
Eddy Arnold – Somebody Like Me
George Shearing Quintet – When Lights Are Low
Jackie Gleason – Music, Martinis, and Memories
Johnny Hamiln Quintet – Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Kimberly – You And Me Jesus
Knocky Parker – Piano Artistry
Lawrence Welk – Apples & Bananas
Lennon Sisters – What The World Needs Now Is Love
Living Strings – Play Country Favorites
Louis Armstrong – Ambassador Satch
Paul Smith – Cascades: New Liquid Sounds
Perry Como – Dreamer’s Holiday
Peter & Gordon – Lady Godiva
Roger Williams – Golden Hits (Volume II)
Side Ramin – Love Without Tears
Sounds of Hawaii – Red Sails In The Sunset
Tony Parenti’s All-Stars

New 7”s
Beta Boys – Worldwide Rock Group EP
Marbled Eye – Marbled Eye
Preening – Beeters
RUT – Attraction

Used 7”s
The Brokedowns – Sass Dragons
The Champs – Second 7”
Dad Punchers – These Times Weren’t Made For You
Daisycutter – Invertebrate
Daylight Robbery – Daylight Robbery
Dirty Marquee – Dirty Marquee
Little Big Leasue – Little Big Leasue
Population – Population
New Edition – If It Isn’t Love
REO Speedwagon – Here With Me
Steve Winwood – Back In The High Life Again
Stockpile – Stockpile
Xui Xui – Dear Science

Used Cassettes
The Association / Turtles – Greatest Hits Collection
Carpenters – A Kind of Hush
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – So Far
Eagles – The Long Run
George Strait – Livin’ It Up
Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion
John Berry – Saddle The Wind
John Berry – Things Are Not The Same
Judas Priest – Painkiller
Judas Priest – Jugulator
Linda Ronstadt – Greatest Hits
Mac Davis – Stop And Smell The Roses
Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue
Rolling Stones – Steel Wings
Simon And Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Three Dog Night – The Best Of
WASP – Inside The Electric Circus
Whitney Houston – I’m Your Baby Tonight

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

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It’s been a minute since we’ve hit you with a wave of new arrivals from our very own Southtown record store Dumb Records (1107 South Grand Ave. E). The store has been going strong all summer long, and this week especially there are plenty of new items on the shelves. This week includes a good selection of new and used LPs, used 7″s, and used cassettes. Let’s take a look at the store’s operating hours for the week and then get into the new arrivals:

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

New LPs
Adam Torres – Pearls To Swine
Alpine – Yuck
Audioslave – Audioslave
Banks – Goddess
Blackalicious – Imani Vol. 1
The Bohicas – The Making of The Bohicas
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!
The Fantastic Aleems – Stepping Out
Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers
Foreign Tongues – Fragile, As Said Before
Georgia – Georgia
Gogol Bordello – Seekers and Finders
A Grave With No Name – Feathers, Wet, Under The Moon
Hippocampus – Landmark
Iron & Wine – Beast Epic
Ivan & Alyosha – It’s All Just Pretend
Jim White – Take It Like A Man
Jimmy Eat World – Futures
Johnny Cash – The Sound of Johnny Cash
Le1f – Riot Boi
Lily Allen – Divide Et Impera
MewithoutYou – Pale Horses
Miles Davis – Live In San Juan ‘89
Mod Sun – Look Up
Modest Mouse – Modest Mouse
Natalie Cole – Unpredictable
O.V. Wright – Live
Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now
Priory – Need To Know
Punch Brothers – The Phosphorescent Blues
Serious Nicodemus – Meets Roots Radics At Channel One
Strange Faith – Love & Poverty
Stranger Cat – In The Wilderness
T-Model Ford – Bad Man
Various – Fast Car
Verite – Somewhere In Between
Yung – These Thoughts Are Like Mandatory Chores
311 – Greatest Hits ’93-‘03

Used LPs
Al Hirt – Trumpet and Strings
The Charles Camaron Orchestra – Spanish Rhapsody
“Hap” O’ Hallihan – Hot Honky-Tonk Piano
Living Trio – “Honey” and Other Hits
Madelaine – Sister Adele Dominique
Majorie Meinert – Sitting Pretty at the Lowrey Organ
Mink DeVille – Coup De Grace
Percy Faith – Touchdown!
Piper – Can’t Wait
Ricky West – And North South East
THP Orchestra – Two Hot For Love!
Wally Mateck – Polkas For Parties

Used 7”s
Amordazado – Amordazado
Barbaric Thrash – Demolition Vol. II
Blownapart Bastards – All You Can Eat
Code 13 – A Part of America Died Today
Funeral Shock – III
Jenny Piccolo – Sul9b
Mainstrike – Mainstrike
Monster X – Human Greed
Northless – Protestant Volume Two
Poison 13 – Poison 13
This Scares Me – This Scares Me
Spitting Teeth – Don’t Believe The Hype!
Stack – Mondonervaktion

Used Cassettes
Alabama – Cheap Seats
Alabama – Greatest Hits III
Anne Murral – A Little Good News
David Lee Roth – A Little Ain’t Enough
The Doobie Brothers – Minute By Minute
Europe – Wings of Tomorrow
Gene Watson – Honky Tonk Crazy
Georgia’s Satellites – Georgia’s Satellites
Iron Maiden – In Prayer For The Dying
Johnny Paycheck
Judas Priest – Defenders of the Faith
Judas Priest – British Steel
Judas Priest – Hell Bent For Leather
Marty Robbins – Some Memories Just Won’t Die
Merle Haggard – The Epic Collection
Pearl Jam – Ten
The Power Station – The Power Station
Ricky Van Shelton – Grestest Hits Plus
Ronnie Milsap – 20-20 Vision
RUSH – Hold Your Fire
Suzy Bogguss – Moment of Truth
Tesla – Five Man Acoustical Jam
Vince Gill – High Lonesome Sound

July 14th at Dumb Records: Holy Pinto, Isaac Arms, Bernie Flesch, Marble Teeth, Kate Ridge

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Are you ready for our next show happening inside Dumb Records? Well, there actually is a hip hop show happening there this Sunday at 3:00 pm – find out more about that one right here. But there’s even now another one happening one week from tomorrow on Saturday, July 14th! That one is going to be mostly acoustic acts. For this one we have a group returning from the UK called “Holy Pinto” – they had performed up in Southtown Studio when that was active under Brandon Carnes a few years back. Stream some Holy Pinto beans on the player embedded below. Up before that is our good friend Isaac Arms of Heirship Records performing some tunes. Also on deck is Bernie Flesch, our other good friend from Bar None. Hi Bernie! We also have an act lined up called “Marble Teeth” from Decatur. Who’s that? Is that the guy from the band Spooky Poo? Who knows! Opening things up looks like we have Kate Ridge, who recently recorded some material up in Southtown Sound on the way soon.

This show starts in the record store at 7:00 pm that night. Admission we are asking $5-7 to go towards the touring act. 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 coming up in Southtown this summer.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

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Southtown record store Dumb Records (1107 South Grand Ave East) is back in action this week after almost a whole month of being slowed down by Dumb Fest, other big shows, and some bands touring going on. There hasn’t been much hitting the shelves but we are changing that starting now! This week we have plenty of LPs hitting the shelves, which you can find listed below. Is the store going to be open today for 4th of July? Hmmm.. we might be open on and off throughout the day. Feel free to give us a call if you want to come on by! Let’s take a look at the store’s operating hours for the week and then get into the arrivals:

Tuesday (today): (probably open most of the day! call 217-691-8991 if we are not around!
Wednesday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Saturday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Sunday: noon – 8:00 pm (hip hop matinee show at 3:00 pm)
Monday (show): noon – 9:00 pm

New LPs
Closet Burner – Disappointment. Death. Dishonor.
Dangus Tarkus – Rock n’ Roll For The People
Perverts Again – Our Big Party

Used LPs
Apeface – Apeface
Crispus Attucks – …Destroy The Teacher
Dwight Twilley – Twilley
Dwight Twilley – Scuba Divers
My Lai – Learn… Forget… Re-Learn
Frank Sinatra – Greatest Hits
Frank Sinatra – The Voice
Gary Wright – The Dream Weaver
JBA – Who Fucked The Culture Up?
Jane Siberry – The Speckless Sky
Jane Siberry – The Walking
Jane Siberry – Bound By The Beauty
Jesse Colin Young – Song For Juli
Jethro Tull – Stand Up
Joe Walsh – The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get
Lawrence Welk – Dance Party
Lobo – Calumet
Michael Parks – Blue
Michelle Shocked – Captain Swing
Mormon Tabernacle Choir – Bless This House
Paul Simon – Paul Simon
Paul Young – Between Two Fires
Paul Young – No Parlez
Paul Young – The Secret of Association
Pete Shelly – Homosapien
Richard & Linda Thompson – Sunnyvista
Richard Wright – Wet Dream
Shoes – Present Tense
Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Squeeze – Cool For Cats
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes – I Don’t Want To Go Home
Thompson Twins – In The Name of Love
Thompson Twins – Here’s To Future Days
Thompson Twins – Into The Gap
Timbuk 3 – Greetings From
Timbuk 3 – Eden Alley
Various – Subterranean Modern
The Who – Tommy
The Young Fresh Fellows – The Men Who Loved Music
XTC – Beeswax
XTC – English Settlement
XTC – Mummer
XTC – Skylarking
XTC – Waxworks: Some Singles 1977-1982
ZZ Top – Afterburner

New 7”s
Perverts Again – My Accident b/w My Embarrassment