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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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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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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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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. Schmilco
2. Signs of Light
The Head and the Heart
3. Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016
Jack White
4. The Complete BBC Sessions
Led Zeppelin
5. Shape Shift With Me
Against Me!
6. Popestar
7. Live at the Hollywood Bowl
The Beatles
8. Redemption and Ruin
The Devil Makes Three
9. Skeleton Tree
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
10. Sea of Noise
St. Paul and the Broken Bones

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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!




Clarke and the Himselfs

Clarke and the Himselfs will perform a special album release in-store set in celebration of the vinyl release of The Well-Rounded Clarke and the Himselfs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise). As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!

The Well-Rounded Clarke and the Himselfs will be available for purchase at the in-store!

TheWellRoundedClarkeandtheHimselfsABOUT CLARKE AND THE HIMSELFS

Clarke and the Himselfs is the sonically extended portion of Clarke Aleksandr Howell. What originally began with multi-track records transmographied into the full band it is today, with Howell using the drums, guitar, his voice and no loops, creating catchy, dark, powerful sounds that are supported ultimately by the gravity of the songs themselves.

The Himselfs are regularly on the road and have extensively toured the South, Midwest and East Coast. Clarke and the Himselfs opened for Built to Spill on two different month-long North American tours. He has played with the likes of Colleen Green, No Bunny, Paleo, Sad Horse, La Luz, Naomi Punk and many more.

Their latest release, The Well-Rounded Clarke and the Himselfs, is the cumulative LP debut from Clarke and the Himselfs. Recorded in Portland, Oregon, on half-inch tape at Fluff and Gravy in early spring of 2014. Engineered and mixed by David Strackany (Paleo). Mastered by Mell Dettmer (Sunn O))), Boris, Earth) Featuring brand new cuts as well as re-done classics, all recorded, mixed and mastered to audiophile quality.

“Songs like ‘Asteroid’ and ‘Toxic World’ are infectious, fuzzed-out earworms that are sure to get trapped in your head for days.” – Chipp Terwilliger/Portland Mercury

“..Clarke Howell’s not simply working a stripped aesthetic, he’s a single player going for a full sound. Unlike most one-man bands who play drums with just their feet, one of his hands handles both guitar and stick on a practically full drum kit. Drape all that with the kind of gorgeously groaning guitar effects that Pink Mountaintops used to specialize in and a weird trilling vocal effect and you’ve got an impressively lush solo act. Perhaps most importantly though, the actual quality of his songs proves he’s more than just some novelty act.” – Bao Le-Huu/Orlando Weekly


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.


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.”


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.

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.