New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


Okay, so it’s the end of the week so tonight we don’t really have new arrivals for the week at Dumb Records, but hey here’s some recently stocked items in the store that will be on the shelves in time for Record Store Day this Saturday. Don’t forget that Dumb Records will be open Saturday for Record Store Day from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. There is a lot going on, which you can find out more about right here. There is also a sale of 15% off all non-RSD items in store all day, which includes everything listed below. Check out the long list of exclusive releases the store will be carrying for Record Store Day right here. Let’s take a look at the store’s operating hours for the weekend and then get into what’s new:

Friday: noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday (RSD): 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm

New LPs
Futuro – Habitos Ruins

Used LPs
Al Di Meola – Casino
Argent – All Together Now
Argent – Nexus
Axis – It’s A Circus World
The Band – Moondog Matinee
Brenda Lee – Brenda Lee
Bud Powell – The Invisible Cage
Buddy Miles – We Got To Live Together
Carly Simon – Anticipation
Chet – Progressive Pickin’
David Bowie – Never Let Me Down
Dixie Dregs – Night of the Living Dregs
Duke Ellington – The World of Duke Ellington
Duncan Mackay – Score
The Edgar Winter Group – Shock Treatment
El DeBarge with DeBarge – You Wear It Well 12” Single
Emo Philips – Live From The Hasty Pudding Theatre
The Guess Who – Canned Wheat
Howard Jones – One To One
James Gang – Straight Shooter
Jeff Beck – With The Jan Hammer Group Live
Leo Sayer – Thunder In My Heart
Lindsey Buckingham – Go Insane
Little Feat – Down On The Farm
The Main Ingredient – Bitter Sweet
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. – I Hope We Get To Love In Time
Neil Diamond – His 12 Greatest Hits
Oscar Peterson / Leroy Vinnegar – Sessions, Live
Patrick Moraz – Patrick Moraz
Pink Floyd – The Final Cut
P.K. And The Sound Explosion – Rod Stewart Songbook
Skatetown USA – Soundtrack
Spirit – Future Games
Styx – Best of Styx
Tangerine Dream – Rubycon
Tennessee Ernie Ford – Bless Your Pea Pickin’ Heart
Tony Mottola – Mr. Guitar
Triumvirat – Spartacus
The Turtles – The Battle of the Bands
Various – Fun Rock
Various – A Prairie Home Companion Anniversary Album
Various – Polydor Dance Classics

New Cassettes
Weeping Iniquity – Transvection


Special Record Store Day Episode Today on Black Sheep Radio Show


Today on The Black Sheep Radio Show we have a special episode lined up. Today will be a special Record Store Day edition of the radio show- where we just focus on Southtown record store Dumb Records and all of the special releases coming out for Record Store Day tomorrow. Our usual hosts Brandon Carnes and Mike Tirehaus will be joined by Brian Galecki and Miles Fowler of Dumb Records and they will all be unboxing all of the special releases coming to the store for Record Store Day (happening tomorrow). Dumb Records released the list of exclusive titles coming in for Record Store Day yesterday on our site. The store will be open tomorrow from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.

The Black Sheep Radio Show airs today (and every Friday) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on 88.3 WQNA FM. You can tune in on your radio dial or listen to the show online at Also check out our radio page for a list of downloadable past episodes.

Record Store Day Exclusive Titles Available At Dumb Records This Saturday


This Saturday (in just two days) is one of the biggest days of the year for Southtown record store Dumb Records and also record stores all across the globe. That is because Saturday is Record Store Day– an annual event dedicated to celebrating independently owned record stores. This year Dumb Records is an official Record Store Day store- as is Recycled Records located downtown Springfield. A lot of record collectors have been inquiring about what special releases Dumb Records will have for the big day- and tonight we are posting our list. Here is what Dumb Records will have for Record Store Day exclusive titles this Saturday:

Better Than A Thousand – Just One
Bob Dylan – The Basement Tapes
Braid – Kids Get Grids

Brian Eno – My Squelchy Life
Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else Remixes
Death By Stereo – If Looks Could Kill
Death Grips – Government

Iggy Pop – Shot Myself Up
J Dilla – Love 7″
Jerry Garcia – Garcia (Comp.)

The Lemonheads – Bored On The 4th Of July
Of Montreal – Snare Lustrous Doomings
Pele – Elephant
Poison Idea – Just To Get Away (Picture Disc 7″)
Polyvinyl 4-Track Singles Series Vol. 1 LP
Puig Destroyer – Puig Destroyer
Shockwave – This World Is Ours: The Complete Recordings (LPx2)
Shugo Tokumaru – Night Piece LP
Unity – You Are One 7″
Xiu Xiu “Fabulous Muscles” LP (RSD Version)

In addition to all of the exclusive titles, there are also going to be a number of other new arrivals in the store. All non-RSD exclusive items will be marked 10% off all of Saturday. AND we are throwing in another deal- along with any purchase made this Saturday, each customer (limited to the first 100) will receive a FREE Dumb Records tote bag (shown below)!

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 12.36.51 PMDumb Records will be open on Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. We can not hold any of these exclusive titles, so make sure to come early if there is something you might want! There will also be a show happening inside of Black Sheep at 3:00 pm on Saturday to go along with Record Store Day. Bands playing the show include Horrible Things, Wir Können, Unhappy Gilmore, and Slam Dinner. Find a facebook event for all of that right here.

Record Store Day April 18th at Dumb Records


Looks like there are some pretty great things cooking up in Southtown for Record Store Day 2015, which will be happening this year on Saturday, April 18th! This year Dumb Records is an official Record Store Day store, and you can check out our official page on the Record Store Day site right here! This means that Dumb Records will be getting in a number of exclusive titles and releases for this special day. We can not say at this point what any of them are going to be, but you can look at this (very long) list of exclusive titles on the RSD website (which we won’t be getting close to all of). In addition to the RSD releases, everything non-RSD in the store (including new and used items) will be 10% off.


On top of all of that fun stuff, there will also be a four-band show happening inside Black Sheep at 3:00 pm to go along with Record Store Day. For that we have the long-awaited return of Central Illinois pop punkers, Horrible Things. Stream some of their music below. We also have three-piece Springfield/Bloomington/Champaign emo project Wir Können. We also have Slam Dinner and a newer Bloomington/Normal band called Unhappy Gilmore. Admission for the show is $5.

Find a facebook event for that whole she-bang right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at everything coming up in Southtown in the coming months.

Guard, Acid Kat, Rat King and More Added To South Town Record Fair


About one week ago we announced the first ever South Town Record Fair happening on Saturday, November 15th. The record fair will feature tables and booths being set up by record stores, labels, and distros from all around the area. Since the fair was originally announced, it looks like a good number of labels and distros have been added to the event. Some of those that were recently added include Guard Records (based out of Springfield, Milwaukee, and Kansas City), Rat King Records (based out of Champaign), and Acid Kat Record (based out of St. Louis). Let’s take a look at the updated list of everyone participating:

Acid Kat Zine (St. Louis based label and zine)
Error Records (Champaign/Urbana label and record store)
The Garbage Shop (Taylorville label)
Guard (Springfield/Milwaukee/Kansas City based label)
Kuloolu Records (Champaign/Urbana label)
Ooey Gooey Tapes (Springfield based label)
Patch Records (Springfield based label)
Rat King Records (Champaign/Urbana based label)
Reality is a Cult (Galesburg IL based label)
Skeletal Lightning (Champaign/Urbana based label)
Swollen Lungs (Bloomington/Normal based label)
Waiting Room Records (Bloomington/Normal record store)

The South Town Record Fair will be happening from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 15th. The event is free admission and will be happening at Dumb Records and Black Sheep. Dumb Records will also be having a 10% off sale for everything in the store that whole day. There are also rumors of a free show happening on the ramp of Skank Skates during the event. Find a facebook event for the whole South Town Record Fair right here.

Dumb Records Participating In 30th Collectible Music Show Weekend


This past weekend we announced that Dumb Records will be putting on a big record fair here in November called The South Town Record Fair. We are also happy to announce that this year Dumb Records will be participating in a longer running record fair that also happens here in town. That is the Collectible Music Show Weekend, which will be celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. The event is happening in Springfield at the Route 66 Hotel (625 East Joseph St) on Saturday, October 25th. Dumb Records will have a table set up at the event along with friends Error Records. If you are interested in collecting records you might find thousands of them to look through at this event. Dumb and Error will also be participating in day 2 of the event at The Grand Hotel in Peoria, Illinois.

Stay in tune with other events going on in town outside of Black Sheep with our Springfield shows page. Also be on the lookout for more information on the South Town Record Fair happening November 15th.

South Town Springfield Record Fair Being Held November 15th


Here at Black Sheep headquarters we sure love our special events, and on Saturday, November 15th we will be trying out a new big event involving Dumb Records and a number of other record stores and record labels from around the area. This will be the first ever South Town Springfield Record Fair, presented by South Town’s very own record store, Dumb Records. What can we expect at this record fair? There will be a number of tables and booths set up for a few other record stores and record labels from around our area. Let’s take a look at who all will be setting up at the fair so far:

Error Records (Champaign/Urbana record store)
Ooey Gooey Tapes (Springfield based label)
Patch Records (Springfield based label)
Reality Is A Cult (Galesburg based label)
Skeletal Lightning (Champaign/Urbana based label)
Waiting Room Records (Bloomington/Normal based record store)

More names will be added to that list as we draw closer to the record fair. If you are involved with a label or own a distro and would be interested in having a table set up, shoot us an email at The record fair will be taking place inside both Black Sheep and Dumb Records. Dumb Records will also be having a 10% off sale for all items during the fair. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for a possible in-store show or other events taking place this day. Right now the record fair is set to happen from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and of course the event is going to be free to the public. There is also a show happening at Black Sheep later on that night. Be on the lookout for a facebook event for the record fair very soon. In the meantime, check out our shows page for a look at everything coming to Black Sheep and Dumb Records.