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Go Listen Boise is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization with the mission of fostering a vibrant and diverse musical culture in the Boise area.

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After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2013 Top 10 lists, and leading up to Christmas we're posting individual lists here on the website. You can also visit the store to view all the lists in realtime and shop our special '13 Staff Picks display. Let the judgment begin!

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Visit The Record Exchange's Amazon Marketplace store to shop for rare and discount CDs, vinyl, DVDs and books. Live in Boise? Order online and arrange for in-store pickup!

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Think local. Think indie. Think $9.99 CDs at Record Exchange.

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RSD exclusives/events

Okay, here it is: the Record Store Day exclusives list. Over 400 limited-edition CDs, vinyl LPs, 7-inches and more available Saturday, April 19 at The Record Exchange. Follow the link to peruse the list and read about Record Exchange RSD events!

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The Record Exchange is a proud partner with Boise's Payette Brewing Company! Enjoy Payette Brewing Company beer (and for free!) at Record Exchange events such as Record Store Day, the annual holiday Bonus Club Sale and our singer-songwriter Birthday Bash celebrations!

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1. Lazaretto
Jack White
2. Acoustic Classics
Richard Thompson
3. Ultraviolence
Lana Del Ray
4. Mandatory Fun
Weird Al Yankovic
5. Heaven & Earth
Yes
6. Remedy
Old Crow Medicine Show
7. Hooray For Love
Curtis Stigers
8. CSNY 1974
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
9. Terms Of My Surrender
John Hiatt
10. Sleepy Seeds
Sleepy Seeds

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The Record Exchange is proud to be part of Radio Boise's KRBX Card program! Present your card on Sunday and New Release Tuesday (6-9 p.m.) and get 20% off all gift shop items and 20% off used CDs, vinyl, DVD, Blu-ray and cassettes!

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December 12th, 2013

‘TIS THE SEASON OF THE UNICORN

unicornVery few mythical creatures scream “pencil sharpener,” but, well, very few mythical creatures are as badass as the unicorn.

In addition to said unicorn pencil sharpener (pictured), the RX Gift Shop is well-stocked with our mono-horned friend: inflatable unicorn heads and horns, “uni-corn” corn holders, boo-boo bandages, necklaces and much more!

 

December 10th, 2013

IN THE RX GIFT SHOP: NOT YOUR MOTHER’S CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

ornamentsWho the hell is Krampus, and what is he doing on our Christmas tree?

According to Wikipedia, “Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.”

Krampus is just one of many holiday ornaments you’ll find at The Record Exchange that you WON’T find in your mother’s attic. Ditto that Charles Darwin bust, sock monkey and lederhosen-wearing unicorn

December 8th, 2013

IN THE GIFT SHOP: SAY IT WITH SOCKS!

socksGot something to say? Say it with your socks!

Blue Q is not your normal company, and these most certainly are not normal socks. And they all say something with their colors, their designs and, especially, their words. When you need a kickass day, these are the kickass socks to put on your kickers.

December 2nd, 2013

BONUS CLUB SALE MONDAY, DEC. 2: 20% OFF STOREWIDE 9AM-5PM AND 25% OFF DURING THE PARTY (5-9PM)! FREE CRAFT BEER, RAFFLES, GIVEAWAYS AND MORE!

It’s party time: The Record Exchange annual Bonus Club Sale will be held on Monday, Dec. 2, and yule not want to miss it.

As a thank you to our customers for supporting Idaho’s largest independent record store, The Record Exchange is offering 25% OFF STOREWIDE DURING THE PARTY (5 TO 9 P.M.) AND 20% OFF STOREWIDE DURING THE DAY (9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.).

And that’s just the start. To enhance your holiday shopping experience, the evening festivities also will include:

• FREE CRAFT BEER FROM PAYETTE BREWING CO. We’ll have cans of delicious, Boise-brewed craft beer from our partner Payette Brewing Co., and you’ll get to drink some for free (provided you’re 21 or older and show us a valid I.D.).

 

archie's placeARCHIE’S PLACE. Our friends from one of Boise’s best food trucks will be in the store selling select favorites off their menu!

LIVE RADIO REMOTE. Once again, 94.9 FM The River‘s Tim Johnstone will be broadcasting live from the store and emceeing the party.

• GIVEAWAYS

• RAFFLE PRIZES

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In addition to housing Boise’s Biggest and Best Gift Shop, this season The Record Exchange has more than 100 new Black Friday exclusives from our friends at Record Store Day, plus hundreds of new CDs under 10 bucks, including 60 hand-picked Give the Gift of Music titles!

If you’re not already a member of the RX Bonus Club, you can sign up at the Bonus Club Party and start saving! As a Bonus Club member, you get $10 in store credit every time you accrue $120 in store purchases.

If you want to sign up for the RX Bonus Club prior to the sale, visit The Record Exchange and ask a clerk for a free membership form!

November 26th, 2013

RECORD EXCHANGE BLACK FRIDAY: 100 EXCLUSIVES, 20% OFF GIFT SHOP ITEMS UNTIL NOON, $6.99 SALE CDs & MORE!

 

ONLINE/PHONE EXCLUSIVES ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE HERE

Black Friday doesn’t have to be so, well, bleak. So if the thought of long lines, disturbing human behavior and The Mall sends you running, run to The Record Exchange on Nov. 29!

The list of Record Store Day’s Black Friday exclusives has been released, and with more than 100 titles on CD and vinyl, this year’s list is the biggest and best yet. Scroll down for the list of exclusives, then visit our online shop to order online or by phone if you can’t make it into the store — we ship worldwide!

Exclusives will be available at 8 a.m. on Nov. 29, but you can line up in The Record Exchange Gift Shop beginning at 7:30 a.m.! The first 25 people to purchase Black Friday exclusives receive a free goodie bag — and a $50 Record Exchange Gift Card will be randomly inserted into one of the bags! (The same one-copy-per-title-per-customer rule we use for Record Store Day will be in place for Black Friday.)

In addition to the exclusives, The Record Exchange will offer the following Black Friday deals:

• Select new releases and 2013 top sellers for $6.99, plus 60 $9.99 Give the Gift of Music titles.

• 20% off Gift Shop items 7:30 a.m. to noon.*

• Free drip coffee and hot cocoa 7:30 a.m. to noon.

*Excludes sale and clearance

2013 BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVES

418455674429Joseph Arthur
THE BALLAD OF BOOGIE CHRIST ACT 2
Format: CD

Atlas Genius
SO ELECTRIC! WHEN IT WAS NOW (THE REMIXES)
Format: LP

The Bad Things
ANYBODY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

civil wars 200Band Of Horses
LIVE AT THE RYMAN
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Blackberry Smoke / Lynyrd Skynyrd
LYNYRD SKYNYRD & BLACKBERRY SMOKE LIVE 12
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Blind Boys Of Alabama/Jason Isbell & John Paul White
CHRISTMAS IN DIXIE/OLD FLAME
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Brandi Carlile/The Lone Bellowdmb 200
LIVE SPLIT
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Charles Bradley ft. Budos Band and The Bullets
CHANGES B/W AIN’T IT A SIN
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Cheap Trick
THE CLASSIC ALBUMS 1977-79
Format: Vinyl Box Set

dawes 200Chocolate Milk
ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Civil Wars
BETWEEN THE BARS
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Dave Matthews Band
LIVE TRAX VOL 2: 9-12-04 GOLDEN GATE PARK, SAN FRANCISCO CA
Format: Vinyl Box Set

doors 200Dave Matthews Band
LIVE TRAX VOL 3: 8-27-00 MEADOWS MUSIC THEATER, HARTFORD CT
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Dawes
STRIPPED DOWN AT GRIMEYS
Format: LP

Dawes
STRIPPED DOWN AT GRIMEYS
Format: CD

Devin Townsend ProjectUnknown
LUCKY ANIMALS
Format: 10″ Vinyl

The Doors
CURATED BY RECORD STORE DAY
Format: LP

Duran Duran
NO ORDINARY EP
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Bob DylanENDER'S GAME
SIDE TRACKS
Format: LP

Elvis Costello & The Roots
WISE UP: THOUGHT REMIXES AND REWORKS
Format: CD

Flaming Lips
PEACE SWORD
Format: CD

grateful deadFlaming Lips
PEACE SWORD
Format: LP

Fleshtones
AVAILABLE B/W LET’S LIVE
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Foals
CCTV SESSIONS
Format: LP

PrintGrateful Dead
FAMILY DOG AT THE GREAT HIGHWAY
Format: LP

Jackie Greene
SMALL TEMPEST
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Hard Working Americans
DON’T WANNA HURT NOBODY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

hendrix 200Various Artists
HOT WACKS – VINYL FALL COMPILATION 2013
Format: LP

Michael Hurley
WATERTRAIN/BLACK & YELLOW BEE
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Jethro Tull
BENEFIT
Format: LP

denver 200Jimi Hendrix Experience
FIRE / FOXEY LADY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

John Denver & The Muppets
A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER
Format: 12″ PIcture Disc

Ernie Kovacs
A PERCY DOVETONSILS CHRITHMATH
Format: 10″ Picture Disc

418455676632Lady Gaga
APPLAUSE REMIX PICTURE DISC
Format: 12″ PIcture Disc

Sondre Lerche
PUBLIC HI-FI SESSIONS
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Life Of Agony
RIVER RUNS RED
Format: LP

metallicaNick Lowe
QUALITY STREET
Format: 12″ PIcture Disc

Joseph Mansfield
BEAT BOX: A DRUM MACHINE OBSESSION
Format: Book

Metallica
THROUGH THE NEVER SOUNDTRACK SPECIAL EDITION
Format: LP

UnknownMystical Weapons
CROTESQUE
Format: LP

Nas
HALFTIME
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Harry Nilsson
RARITIES COLLECTION
Format: LP

nirvanaNirvana
IN UTERO 2013 MIX
Format: LP

Roy Orbison
THE MONUMENT VINYL BOX
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Van Dyke Parks
COME TO THE SUNSHINE / FARTHER ALONG
Format: 7″ Vinyl

418455676344Puscifer
PUSCIFER’S 8-BALL BAIL BONDS–THE BERGER BARNS LIVE IN PHOENIX
Format: LP

Queens Of The Stone Age
…LIKE CLOCKWORK (BLACK ON BLACK)
Format: LP

Red Hot Chili Peppers
I’M BESIDE YOU
Format: LP

rhcp 200Robbie Hill’s Family Affair
GOTTA GET BACK: THE UNRELEASED L.A. SESSIONS
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Robert Glasper Experiment
PORTER CHOPS GLASPER
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Rolling Stones
GOT LIVE IF YOU WANT IT
Format: 7″ Vinyl

stones 200Rush
THE GARDEN
Format: 10″ Picture Disc

Silversun Pickups
LET IT DECAY/WORKING TITLE
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Sly & The Family Stone
SEXY SITUATION B/W MOTHER IS A HIPPY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

rush 200The Standells
ZEBRA IN THE KITCHEN / SOMEDAY YOU’LL CRY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Andy Starr
ROCKIN’ ROLLIN’ STONE
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Stone Temple Pilots
CORE
Format: LP

418455676351Surfaris
WIPE OUT / SURFER JOE
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Tegan & Sara
GUILTY AS CHARGED / I RUN EMPTY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

U2
ORDINARY LOVE
Format: 10″ Vinyl

u2Uncle Tupelo
I WANNA BE YOUR DOG / COMMOTION
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Upsetters
SUPER APE (RSD BLACK FRIDAY ETCHED VERSION)
Format: LP

Various Artists
FRAGMENTS OF A YEAR
Format: CD

418455676365Various Artists
I AM THE RESURRECTION: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN FAHEY
Format: LP

Various Artists
TEN BIG STIFFS
Format: 7″ Vinyl Box Set

Various Artists
TRUTH & SOUL RECORDS PRESENTS THE SOUL FIRE BOX SET (RARE SIDES FROM THE SOUL FIRE CATALOG)
Format: 7″ Vinyl Box Set

418455676353Various Artists
A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE SONGS OF SHEL SILVERSTEIN
Format: LP

Vince Guaraldi Trio
LINUS AND LUCY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Widespread Panic
POSTER CHILDREN–THE ARTWORK OF WIDESPREAD PANIC
Format: Book

Various Artists
ZABRISKIE POINT ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
Format: LP

‘RSD FIRST’ RELEASESzabriskie point 200

Brendan Benson
YOU WERE RIGHT
Format: LP

Gene Clark
HERE TONIGHT: THE WHITE LIGHT DEMOS
Format: LP

Clash
THE CLASH
Format: CD

UnknownClash
GIVE ‘EM ENOUGH ROPE
Format: CD

Clash
LONDON CALLING
Format: CD

Clash
SANDINISTA!
Format: CD

418455676329Clash
COMBAT ROCK
Format: CD

Miles Davis
KIND OF BLUE
Format: LP (Mono)

Miles Davis
MILES & MONK AT NEWPORT
Format: LP (Mono)

418455676315Miles Davis
JAZZ TRACK
Format: LP (Mono)

Lana Del Rey
BORN TO DIE (PICTURE DISC EDITION)
Format: 12″ PIcture Disc

Failure
MAGNIFIED
Format: LP

TMR227_JackJohnsonLive4Fall Out Boy
PAXAM DAYS
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Lou Hickey
TRUE LOVE WAYS
Format: LP

Jack Johnson
LIVE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS 6-15-13
Format: LP

418455676361Ladytron
GRAVITY THE SEDUCER REMIXED
Format: LP

Low / Shearwater
STAY / NOVACANE
Format: LP

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
LIVE AT KCRW
Format: LP

PrintNick Cave & The Bad Seeds
LIVE AT KCRW
Format: CD

Replacements
ALL SHOOK DOWN
Format: LP

Rockabye Baby!
LULLABY RENDITIONS OF PEARL JAM
Format: LP

FatherJohnMisty_HistoryofCavesLPJacket_FinalPaul Simon
PAUL SIMON
Format: LP

Paul Simon
THERE GOES RHYMIN’ SIMON
Format: LP

Paul Simon
STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
Format: LP

418455677090Josh Tillman
THE HISTORY OF CAVES (SOUNDTRACK)
Format: LP

Trigger Hippy
TRIGGER HIPPY
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Townes Van Zandt
SUNSHINE BOY: THE UNHEARD STUDIO SESSIONS & DEMOS 1971-1972
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Vitamin String Quartet
VITAMIN STRING QUARTET PERFORMS RADIOHEAD’S IN RAINBOWS
Format: LP