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[ 2016 staff picks ]

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!

VIEW STAFF LISTS HERE

[ black friday exclusives ]

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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[ sell us your stuff! ]

sell us your stuff!

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 ]

go listen boise

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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[ rx holiday hours ]

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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 ]

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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[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

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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TREEFORT MUSIC FEST MARCH 23-27, 2016: PASSES ON SALE SEPT. 12, INCLUDING ‘LOCALS-ONLY’ $119 PRICE AT THE RX FOR ONE DAY ONLY!

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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.

With an amazing lineup of national, regional and local music, Treefort is one of the most anticipated events on the Treasure Valley music calendar. Treefort 2016 5-day passes go on sale Saturday, Sept. 12. If you don’t snag one of the 200 $50 early-bird deals (they’ll be gone in minutes), The Record Exchange​ will have a special “locals-only” pass price of $119 for one day only on Sept. 12. We’ll be open 9am-9pm. Excited? We’re excited.

ABOUT TREEFORT MUSIC FEST

IDAHO. With our vast wilderness areas and mountain ranges, clean rivers and lakes, open prairies and big skies, this big little state in the NW can often feel like living on the frontier of a young developing nation — and it’s exciting times on the frontier. Here in Boise, the capitol city, in the midst of a vibrant downtown scene of young professionals, mom-and-pop local businesses, bars and nightclubs, late night pizza joints, college town energy, and progressive-minded city planning — there’s a music, dance, theater and arts scene with a fresh, vibrant outlook producing ever-growing excitement here in Boise as well as from eyes and ears outside of the Treasure Valley.

Boise has for years received accolades for being a great place to live and raise a family, but in recent years it’s been getting increased attention as a hot spot for young up-and-coming artists. It’s in this spirit, that we introduce you to TREEFORT MUSIC FEST. Conceived as an extension of the current momentum in the Boise music scene and art scene at large, our vision is that Treefort will provide the opportunity for Boise to play host to the national and regional music scenes while showcasing the local up-and-coming talent. We see Treefort as another stepping stone for our young scene — to further introduce emerging national, regional and local artists to the music fans in the Treasure Valley so that future tour stops by those bands will be greeted with more and more familiar faces and encourage more artists to consider Boise a relevant stop on their tours.

FOUL WEATHER ALBUM RELEASE PARTY FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 – FREE, ALL AGES!

foul weather screenFoul Weather will perform an album release party concert at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise) at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21. As always, this Record Exchange in-store performance is free and all ages. Foul Weather’s debut album “Soft Opening” will be available for purchase at the event!

ABOUT FOUL WEATHER AND ‘SOFT OPENING’

The band is Foul Weather. The players are Jeremy Stewart, Danny Kerr and Logan Hyde. The debut album, “Soft Opening,” will be available August 21, 2015. The album is a pulsating living thing, with Stewart’s churning, sometimes disorienting but always buttery keys paired with Kerr and Hyde’s afrobeat/jazz-informed rhythm section. The trio create a cosmic storm that transports the listener through the loungey, slinky Sixties and the freaky new wave synths found deep in the Eighties. Foul Weather will be opening three dates with Youth Lagoon in September, culminating with a performance at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Boise.

PROOF EYEWEAR PRESENTS SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS AUG. 13; PROOF SUNGLASSES SHOWCASE AND FREE PAYETTE BREWING CO. BEER!

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Proof Eyewear presents Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. The performance is part of our Proof Eyewear showcase and we’ll be serving free Payette Brewing Co. beer for guests 21 and older with I.D. starting at 6! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds are in town to perform at Tour de Fat Saturday, Aug. 15 – this is their only show on Thursday the 13th!

ABOUT SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS

418456463808-500The Catskill Mountains hid rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret for almost 18 years. Then in 2008, singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds. In the years since, the group has performed more than 600 shows, released two full-length albums and an EP and enchanted tastemakers ranging from the Wall Street Journal and LA Times to Glamour, USA Today,and the New Yorker. They have shared the stage with such heavyweights as Gov’t Mule, Dr. John, Trombone Shorty, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows and Galactic, and have turned audiences into believers through appearances on the festival circuit at Bonnaroo, Firefly, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Voodoo Music Experience and many more. In May, the band unleashed 10 irresistible anthems that comprise The Weather Below, their most rambunctious, raucous and righteous recording to date. The album was produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy) and was released by Nashville-based Thirty Tigers.
ABOUT PROOF EYEWEAR
vProof is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, USA at the recently opened Proof Flagship Store on 9th Street. The startup provides products handcrafted from sustainable materials including FSC-certified wood, cotton-based acetate, and re-purposed skateboard decks. Proof stands firm on three principles: heritage, sustainability, and giving back. Embracing the idea of being global citizens by doing good around the world, Proof is the pioneer in sustainable eyewear. The bird logo represents the belief, “Everyone has wings to fly, some just need a little help.” Their efforts in helping others have affected people from Idaho as well as remote regions on the other side of the globe.