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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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2013 staff picks

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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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. Ritual in Repeat
Tennis
2. Songs of Innocence
U2
3. Art Official Age
Prince
4. Plectrumelectrum
Prince and 3rd Eye Girl
5. You’re Dead
Flying Lotus
6. Hozier
Hozier
7. Standing in the Breach
Jackson Browne
8. Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
Lucinda Williams
9. This is All Yours
Alt-J
10. Cheek to Cheek
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

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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 13th, 2013

IN THE RECORD EXCHANGE GIFT SHOP: HALF-PINT SILK-SCREENED CANDLES!

candlesThe candle market this time of year is like the mall – crowded. In The Record Exchange Gift Shop, we make it easy to get around – and easy to find a great candle or two to cover your Christmas list wishes.

A favorite new arrival of ours is this collection of half-pint candles from Skeem. Each glass jar is silk-screened and topped with a printed metal lid with images inspired by vintage fabrics and wallpaper patterns. After burning for up to 50 hours, the empty jars can be re-purposed on a desk to house paper clips or in the kitchen for sea salt!

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!