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2016 staff picks

After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2016 Top 10 lists. Visit the store to view the lists in realtime and preview our picks. Let the judgment begin!

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black friday exclusives

Black Friday is over, but we still have many of the 125+ vinyl and CD exclusives you can’t get anywhere else in the Treasure Valley!

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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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The Record Exchange buys and trades used CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs and vinyl in good condition Monday-Saturday until 9 p.m. and Sunday until 6 p.m.

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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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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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FRIDAY, DEC. 16
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
SATURDAY, DEC. 17
9am - 10pm
SUNDAY, DEC. 18
9am - 7pm
MONDAY, DEC. 19
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
TUESDAY, DEC. 20
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
THURSDAY, DEC. 22
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
FRIDAY, DEC. 23
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
CHRISTMAS EVE, DEC. 24
8am - 6pm
CHRISTMAS DAY, DEC. 25
Closed
NEW YEAR’S EVE, DEC. 31
9am - 9pm
NEW YEAR’S DAY, JAN. 1
10am - 7pm

[ give the gift of music ]

give the gift of music

The Record Exchange has 50 hand-picked new CDs sale-priced at $9.99 plus 40 select sale-priced vinyl LPs for your holiday gift-giving!

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idaho ho ho 2016

The 2016 edition of the Idaho Ho Ho benefit holiday CD is available at The Record Exchange! Proceeds from sales of the CD go to the Idaho Foodbank!

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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the sixth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 22-26 throughout Downtown Boise. Treefort 2017 5-day passes are on sale at The Record Exchange starting Sept. 9!

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1. Idaho Ho Ho Vol. 7
Various Artists
2. Blue and Lonesome
Rolling Stones
3. You Want It Darker
Leonard Cohen
4. Hardwired … To Self-Destruct
Metallica
5. Cleopatra
The Lumineers
6. Eponym
SFM-Steve Fulton Music
7. We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service
A Tribe Called Quest
8. 22, A Million
Bon Iver
9. Day Breaks
Norah Jones
10. Sea Change
Beck

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AFROSONICS ‘PEOPLE MEET YOUR PEOPLE’ RELEASE PARTY OCT 19

Back Side PixThe Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.) is honored to host the Afrosonics “People Meet Your People” Album Release Party at 6pm Wednesday, Oct. 19. “People Meet Your People” will be available for purchase at the party. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

Afrosonics People Meet Your People cover“People Meet Your People,” Afrosonics’ second release and first full-length album, was recorded in Boise in early 2016. The CD release features nine original songs plus a bonus disc of remixes.

ABOUT AFROSONICS

Dayo Ayodele – Vocals, percussion
Ashley Rose Smith – Vocals
Fabian Leeflang – Vocals, percussion
Todd Dunnigan – Keyboards, vocals, percussion
Matt Fabbi – Bass
Ricky Martinez – Drums
Esteban Anastasio – Guitars
Shaun Scrivner – Trumpet, tenor and barione sax
Cathima Kodet – Percussion, vocals

Since music is the universal language, it’s only fitting that Afrosonics has chosen this medium to bring people with diverse musical influences together in the creation of an original music style. Audiences experience new vibes through a fusion of guitars, drums, percussion, keyboards, electronic soundscapes, vocals, dance and chants. Although most of the rhythms are of African and American origin, it’s tough to put a label on their sound.

Afrosonics incorporates music from all over the world, and the root of each member intermingles to create something both classic and unique. In addition to their own music, the group draws influences from other musical genres and locales, including South America, the Caribbean, funk, southern American jazz, blues, rock and others that capture the true essence of the African, American or Universal spirit.

The members of the group have come to Boise from different points on the African and American maps, each with a deep respect for their heritage and a special contribution from their respective culture. Their eclectic blend of influences will surly help others appreciate the rich tapestry of world culture through the magic of music.

Interact with Afrosonics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud.

JESSE DAYTON LIVE AT THE RECORD EXCHANGE MONDAY, OCT. 10 (6PM)

jesse-dayton-pub-pic-01Jesse Dayton will perform live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise) at 6pm Monday, Oct. 10. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. Jesse Dayton is performing at Neurolux Sunday, Oct. 9 with The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and The Supersuckers and we have tickets for sale at the store!

418457659211Purchase Jesse Dayton’s new album The Revealer at the in-store!

ABOUT JESSE DAYTON

Jesse Dayton has been building a cult following around the globe playing festivals in North America and Europe for years with his guitar shredding, country-infused, Americana sound. As a critic’s darling for his first record on Justice Records, “Raisin’ Cain” (1995), and a number one Americana radio ranking, Jesse was hired at a young age to play lead guitar on some of the last recordings, and play live, by country legends Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Willie Nelson and Glen Campbell and he’s been featured in many guitar magazines.

Sensing a shift in the music business climate, Jesse formed his own label in 2002, Stag Records, and began his most prolific recording period. While recording five solo records, one duet record, one live record, all on Stag, as well as two soundtrack recordings (Devil’s Rejects, Halloween 2) for rocker/director Rob Zombie, Jesse managed to act in movies and music videos, produce several records for other artists (the latest being Supersuckers front man Eddie Spaghetti’s “The Value Of Nothing” on Bloodshot Records), write two screenplays, and most recently wrote and directed a new horror movie, “Zombex,” starring Malcolm McDowell, Sid Haig, John Doe and Lew Temple (“Walking Dead”). All while still performing 150 shows per year.

Jesse landed the part of Kinky Friedman in Ted Swindley’s stage production of “Becoming Kinky: The World According To Kinky Friedman,” which ran for a few weeks and also led him to releasing a record of Kinky Friedman original songs called “Jesse Sings Kinky,” which has opened up a whole new chapter for him with more radio airplay than ever in his career. As his film “Zombex” just got back from Cannes Film Festival, Jesse will be releasing the “Zombex soundtrack,” which is steeped heavily in the Louisiana/Texas music of his youth. Before JD starts on his next film, he’ll be on tour “brangin’ it” with his all-star band of hotdog Austin musicians, playing to his faithful fans (called “Hardchargers”) around the globe. Don’t miss this show!

CLARKE AND THE HIMSELFS AND FRIENDS ALBUM RELEASE PARTY OCT. 4!

clarke-album-coverThe Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) is honored to host the Clarke and the Himselfs and Friends Album Release Party at 6 p.m. Vinyl Tuesday, Oct. 4. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!

Clarke and the Himselfs and Friends will be available for purchase at the in-store!

ABOUT CLARKE AND THE HIMSELFS AND FRIENDS

And Friends officially formed in 2014 as a spiteful excuse to get more festival passes, but it’s important to note this current Clarke and the Himselfs is a diversion in itself that originally started in 2011 with Demmi and Clarke playing the first few shows together of what was to be another band entirely, but ended up being Clarke and the Himselfs 2.0, once it was only myself playing the shows. AND FRIENDS is probably what that other band intended to be but had never been defined as. I get asked quite frequently after Himselfs shows, ‘So did you not have anyone to play music with?’ and I always think in my head, ‘Man, what a stupid question,’ then politely say no and end it with some kind of mention of And Friends, because it’s these folks in this band and others I’ve been playing music with my whole life – these closest friends and I all share a similar experience playing music and growing up in Boise, Idaho. What’s stupid about that question is that it wouldn’t be possible for Clarke and the Himselfs to exist without the experience of playing music with others because music is a shared experience, a spiritual one that would not be possible without your friends. This band doesn’t feel created so much as it feels it always was — it’s got a close interwoven cosmic demeanor with very specific guidelines, which helps because since we’ve all been playing together for so long, the numbers come naturally. It’s also a family affair because it has to be. This is, I hope in part, of this LP, to be some kind of reflection of that.” – Clarke Howell

CREDITS:

Produced by Brett Netson and Clarke Howell

Featuring:
Demmi Netson on Drums, Vocals, Piano
Otis Crook on Drums, Vocals, Guitar
William Bendler on Drums, Vocals, Guitar
Clarke Howell on Drums, Vox, Guitar, Bass
Brett Netson on Guitar and Bass
Brittany McConnell on Violin on “Asteroid” and “Untitled”Recorded at the Tonic Room in Boise, Idaho

B&W album photos by Jeremy Conant
Border layout by William Bendler
Design by Suzanne
Album mix: Brett Netson, Clarke Howell, Eric Penney
Vinyl mastering by Telegraph Audio
Pressed at Cascade Records