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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 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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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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Mark your calendars: Record Store Day 2016 is April 16 at The Record Exchange! We'll have 350+ exclusive releases, live music 20% off used music/video and more all weekend long!

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1. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Sturgill Simpson
2. Cleopatra
The Lumineers
3. Purple Rain
Prince
4. The Complete Peel Sessions
The White Stripes
5. Santana IV
Santana
6. Dig in Deep
Bonnie Raitt
7. Sounds Like a Reasonable Thing for a Band to Play
eLDopamine
8. Lovers and Leavers
Hayes Carll
9. 25
Adele
10. Ultimate
Prince

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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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HOLY GRAIL GUITAR CLINIC AND Q&A/SIGNING FRIDAY, APRIL 29

HG_webHoly Grail will visit The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) for a guitar clinic, Q&A and signing at 6pm Friday, April 29. Holy Grail is performing at Knitting Factory with DevilDriver, Incite and Hemlock later that evening and we have tickets for sale at the store. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

Purchase Times of Pride and Peril at the event and get a FREE TICKET to the Knitting Factory show! You can bring a guitar if you wish, but it’s not required —  if you want a critique of your playing chops, Holy Grail will listen and give pointers!

ABOUT HOLY GRAIL

418457140407Los Angeles heavy metal rockstars Holy Grail recently released Times of Pride and Peril, the highly awaited followup to 2012’s Billboard charting, critic favorite Ride the Void. Times of Pride and Peril was recorded with Grammy award-winning producer John Spiker (Tenacious D, Filter). Featuring 10 tracks of solid, classic heavy metal, the album meshes the band’s definitive sound with even catchier vocals and shredding solos while conceptually showcasing the rise and fall of a kingdom.

The band was recently seen on the road with acts including King Diamond, Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam and Night Demon and have previously appeared with the likes of Anthrax, Exodus, Orange Goblin and Wednesday 13, in addition to playing at the nationally televised opening home game for the L.A. Kiss arena football team.

Decibel Magazine recently claimed, “You’d have to go back 20 years to find a metal record that achieves this level of instant infectiousness” while praising vocalist James Paul Luna as “the finest metal singer of his generation.”

April 29th, 2016

RECORD EXCHANGE TOP 10 SELLERS (WEEK ENDING APRIL 28, 2016)

4184573234001. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson
2. Cleopatra, The Lumineers
3. Purple Rain, Prince
4. The Complete Peel Sessions, The White Stripes
5. Santana IV, Santana
6. Dig in Deep, Bonnie Raitt
7. Sounds Like a Reasonable Thing for a Band to Play, eLDopamine
8. Lovers and Leavers, Hayes Carll
9. 25, Adele
10. Ultimate, Prince

April 28th, 2016

NEW RELEASE FRIDAY: AESOP ROCK, NEW MADRID, ROB ZOMBIE, JAYHAWKS, KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD

new release fridayHere’s a quick look at the bright and shiny new releases this week at The Record Exchange:

CD

Aesop Rock – Impossible Kid

New Madrid – Magnetkingmagnetqueen

Rob Zombie – Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser

The Jayhawks – Paging Mr. Proust

King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard – Nonagon Infinity

John Doe – Westerner

Del McCoury and David Grisman – Del and Dawg Live

Sixx:A.M. – Prayers for the Damned

Pity Sex – White Hot Moon

Snarky Puppy – Culcha Vulcha

Martina McBride – Reckless

Lera Lynn – Resistor

American Hi-Fi – Acoustic

Plants and Animals – Waltzed in from the Rumbling

Painted Wives – Obsessed with the End

Fallujah – Dreamless

Ultha – Pain Cleanes Every Doubt

Horse Lords – Interventions

Death Angel – The Art of Dying

Nemesea – Uprise

Honey Island Swamp Band – Demolition Day

Lefty Frizzell – Time Out for the Blues

Mike Dillon – Functioning Broke

VINYL

Aesop Rock – Impossible Kid

The Jayhawks – Paging Mr. Proust

New Madrid – Magnetkingmagnetqueen

King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard – Nonagon Infinity

Rob Zombie – Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser

Arthur Russell – Tower of Meaning

Andra Day – Cheers to the Fall

Various Artists – Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Live, Vol. 1

Blood Ceremony – Lord of Misrule

Fallujah – Dreamless

Like Rats – II

Wrong – Wrong

Pity Sex – White Hot Moon

Various Artists – Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

John Doe – Westerner

DMX – And Then There Was X

Guy Clark – Dublin Blues

Lucero – Can’t You Hear Them Howl

Konono No. 1 – Meets Batida

Suthep Daoduangmai Band – Come My Brother, Let’s Go to the City!

Sixx:A.M. – Prayers for the Damned

Maybird – Turning Into Water

DVD/BLU-RAY

Ramones – Sheena is a Punk Rocker: Live in Concert DVD

Glen Campbell – The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour DVD

PURPLE REIGN: A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF PRINCE MAY 19 AT RECORD EXCHANGE, PRESENTED BY 94.9 FM

prince__1_94.9 FM The River presents Purple Reign: A Celebration of the Music of Prince Live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) at 5:30pm Thursday, May 19. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

NOTE: Due to anticipated attendance, we will be distributing admission wristbands beginning Thursday, May 12. Should we reach capacity, the wristband will guarantee your admission to the event; if we don’t reach capacity, you’ll simply look cool wearing your new accessory.

With the passing of Prince on April 21, we’ve gathered a diverse lineup of Boise musicians to celebrate the life and music of the Purple One with an evening of live covers. The River’s Tim Johnstone emcees.

WEAR SOMETHING PURPLE.

#purplereignboise

Scheduled to perform:

aka Belle
Gayle Chapman (former Prince keyboardist)
Edmond Dantes
Ned Evett
Gipsy Moon Rise
G 1 R L C R 3 W
Lounge on Fire
Mostly Muff
Leta Neustaedter
Thomas Paul
Phantahex
Curtis Stigers
Sun Blood Stories