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After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2015 Top 10 lists. Visit the store to view the lists in realtime and preview our picks. Let the judgment begin!

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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the fifth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 23-27 throughout Downtown Boise. Treefort 2016 5-day passes go on sale Saturday, Sept. 12, including a special "locals-only" pass price of $119 for one day only at The Record Exchange!

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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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pono is here!

Pono is here! The Record Exchange is now carrying the PonoPlayer, a high-resolution digital music player created with the intent of providing a higher quality digital listening experience.

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1. Blackstar
David Bowie
2. Cayamo Sessions at Sea
Buddy Miller
3. 25
Adele
4. Slow Nights
Innocent Man
5. The Astonishing
Dream Theater
6. Trumpet Vine
Belinda Bowler
7. Marguerite
Sons of Guns
8. Sermon on the Rocks
Josh Ritter
9. Let Me Get By
Tedeschi Trucks Band
10. Traveller
Chris Stapleton

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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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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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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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94.9 FM THE RIVER PRESENTS IDAHO HO HO LIVE AT RECORD EXCHANGE DEC. 10!

Album_Cover 394.9 FM The River presents Idaho Ho Ho Live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) at 7pm Thursday, Dec. 10. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

In celebration of the sixth installment of the popular Idaho Ho Ho holiday benefit CD series, musicians from this year’s album will perform mini-sets on The Record Exchange stage. Scheduled performers include:

Tracy Morrison

Chad and Vashti Summervill

Tylor Bushman

Idaho Ho Ho CDs will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds from sales of the CDs benefit the Idaho Foodbank.

ABOUT THE IDAHO HO HO SERIES

Moxie Java, in collaboration with the Idaho Foodbank, is pleased to announce the release of the sixth-anniversary album in its annual Idaho Ho Ho: A Celebration of the Holidays with Idaho Artists series. Over the past six years, over 100 recording artists with Idaho ties have participated in the Idaho Ho Ho recordings, with local musician Steve Fulton serving as producer throughout the series. The album has topped the best-seller list at The Record Exchange each of the last five years.

As in the past, the album serves up a uniquely Idahoan take on Christmas music, showcases established and upcoming local musicians, covers a variety of musical genres, and includes both original holiday songs and unique covers of holiday favorites. The 2015 album also celebrates Idaho’s visual arts community. This year’s cover art is by local graffiti artist Hawk Sahlein (Elmer One) of Boise’s Sector Seventeen, whose art is on display in multiple Idaho public spaces, including representation in downtown Boise’s famous Freak Alley Gallery. The ‘Escher-esque’ mural featured on the album cover was painted on Moxie Java’s headquarters building in Garden City and can be viewed throughout the holiday season.

Since 2010, the Idaho Ho Ho program has generated funds that have enabled the Idaho Foodbank to provide nearly 125,000 meals to Idahoans in need throughout the state. “For six years, Moxie Java has been synonymous with the holidays and the efforts to solve hunger in our communities,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of the Idaho Foodbank. “Buying this album will no doubt bring holiday cheer to not only those who buy it, but also the thousands in need in our state.”

Ken Stokes, president of Moxie Java, commented, “Moxie Java has always been committed to celebrating what is unique in the Idaho experience, and there are few initiatives that are as near and dear to us as a company as our long-time collaboration with Idaho musicians and the Idaho Foodbank. We at Moxie Java once again would like to thank the many musicians, artists, individuals and businesses who generously donated their time and talents to this very worthy cause, and, of course, we offer our sincere gratitude to the residents of Idaho for their continued and enthusiastic support of this program and the Idaho Foodbank.”

Artists:

Tracy Morrison and the Jolly Egg Noggins – Pinto Bennett Santa
Lee Penn Sky and the Oliphants – My Christmas Song
Paul Tillotson – Simple Pleasures (with Strings)
Idyltime – The Christians and the Pagans
Revolt Revolt – Off White Christmas
Amuma Says No – Gaueko Izar
Innocent Man – Whiskey on the Sly
John Jones – The Christmas Song
Kelly Lynae- Winter Town
Tylor Bushman – Baked Beans & Sauerkraut
Brook Faulk- Count Your Blessings
Chad and Vashti Summervill – Oh Holy Night

Established in 1988, Moxie Java is Idaho’s oldest and largest chain of coffeehouses in Idaho. As part of the company’s mission to celebrate the Idaho lifestyle and Idaho communities, Moxie Java has been committed to supporting Idaho charities; in addition to the Idaho Foodbank, the company has supported numerous local charitable organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, Idaho Special Olympics, Make-a-Wish Idaho and Susan G. Komen, to name a few. moxiejava.com

The Idaho Foodbank is an independent, donor-supported, non-profit organization founded in 1984, and is the largest distributor of free food assistance in Idaho. From warehouses in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello, the Idaho Foodbank has distributed more than 17 million pounds of food to Idaho families in the past year through a network of more than 190 community-based partners. These include rescue missions, church pantries, emergency shelters and community kitchens. The Idaho Foodbank also operates direct-service programs that promote healthy families and communities through good nutrition. idahofoodbank.org

JEFF CROSBY ALBUM RELEASE PREVIEW IN-STORE FRIDAY, DEC. 11; NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE AT THE RX PERFORMANCE!

Jeff_Crosby_PressJeff Crosby will perform a special album release party preview in-store at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise). Crosby’s official album release party is Dec. 11 at Neurolux and we have tickets for sale at the store. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!

Jeff Crosby’s new album Waking Days will be available for purchase at the in-store. Get your tickets to the official album release show at the in-store and save money on service fees!

ABOUT JEFF CROSBY AND ‘WAKING DAYS’

JeffCrosbyWakingDaysGifted with a gritty and genuine voice that at once feels familiar to fans of rock and country music, Idaho-born songwriter, singer and guitarist Jeff Crosby has been writing songs, grinding out shows and sharing his unique perspective of Americana throughout the United States and beyond for the better part of the past 10 years.

Alongside him now to form The Refugees, brother Andy Crosby (bass), Will Prescott (drums) and Dave Manion (pedal steel/ guitar) have created a force of honest, provocative rock and roll that is quickly gathering both a fervent fan base and critical acclaim wherever they go.

Two songs (“Oh Love, Oh Lord” and “This Old Town”) from the first official release featuring The Refugees, 2013’s Silent Conversations, were featured on the FX hit series Sons of Anarchy, then in 2014 the band released their first full-length LP titled All Nighter. An 11-track album released significantly on July 4, 2014 and recorded in both Los Angeles and Idaho, All Nighter is a powerful and cohesive record that deals with love, loss and a new perspective of the American Dream. As renowned publication No Depression puts it, “The story is there, the musicality is there, the songs are just great.”

Crosby now adds another notch to his musical belt with Waking Days. The 10-song LP was recorded in Los Angeles at Bedrock Studios and in Nashville and was produced by John Gilbertson and engineered in Nashville by Rob Matson. In addition to The Refugees, Crosby also added some stellar guest musicians. His guest crew consisted of Brian Whelan on pedal steel (Dwight Yoakam), Marshall Vore on drums (Ryan Adams/Olin & The Moon), Fran Breem on drums (The Waterboys/Lucinda Williams), Ben Waligoske on guitar (Springdale Quartet) and Adrian Engfer on standup bass (Grant Farm).

Waking Days blends the sounds of Americana, folk, and ’70s-inspired psychedelic rock. “I’m in a much different head space musically since the last record,” said Crosby, “This record has more soundscapes and has stretched out the atmospheric tones that are floating around the songs.”

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AT THE RX: FIRST 50 PEOPLE THROUGH THE DOOR GET A $5 RX GIFT CARD; LIVE BUSKERS AND DJs FROM 11AM-3PM, ENTER TO WIN A BIG MUSIC OR GIFT PRIZE PACKAGE!

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Saturday, Nov. 28, is the sixth annual Small Business Saturday, and you can celebrate this national buy-local day by shopping The Record Exchange (9am-9pm) and other independent businesses in Downtown Boise and throughout the Treasure Valley. First 50 people through the door get a $5 RX Gift Card (must be used on Small Business Saturday).

Small Business Saturday is a day to come together in support of the small businesses we love. The shops and restaurants that employ our neighbors and reinvest our money close to home. The businesses that are the heartbeat of our communities and local economies.

The Record Exchange is celebrating Small Business Saturday with The Record Exchange All-Stars live music buskers and DJs outside the store from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.!

The RX staff is populated by several musicians and DJs, and you’ll get to hear them outside in our busker tent! Scheduled performers include:

11am-noon – DJ D2
Noon-12:30pm – Oliver Bock
12:30-1pm – John O’Neil
1-1:30pm – a.k.a. Belle (formerly Belle of Les Bois)
1:30-2pm – Sleepy Seahorse
2-3pm – DJ IGA The Independent Grocer

Anyone who makes a purchase on Small Business Saturday will be entered to win a prize pack filled with music or items from The Record Exchange Gift Shop!

American Express card members can get a $10 statement credit from American Express after they spend $10+ in a single, in-store transaction at any qualifying merchant on Small Business Saturday. Card members can take advantage of this offer up to 3 times!

Here at Idaho’s largest independent record store, we’re grateful for your rockin’ support each and every day of the year. Join us on the 28th in supporting our community by shopping local!

ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO JONATHAN WARREN AND THE BILLY GOATS’ ALBUM RELEASE PARTY FRIDAY AT THE VAC!

bless-my-soul-cd-coverJonathan Warren and the Billy Goats are celebrating the release of their new album “Bless My Soul” with a Record Exchange in-store Thursday (6pm) and album release party Friday at Visual Arts Collective, and we have tickets to give away to the party at the VaC!

To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Billy Goats” HERE by midnight Wednesday, Nov. 11. We will draw names at random and notify the winners on Thursday morning.

* One entry per person, NOT per email address. If you have 16 email addresses and you enter with each address, we’ll just delete 15 of them. We have the technology. To be eligible to win, you must live in the Boise metro area and be able to pick up your prize at the store.