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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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After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2013 Top 10 lists, and leading up to Christmas we're posting individual lists here on the website. You can also visit the store to view all the lists in realtime and shop our special '13 Staff Picks display. Let the judgment begin!

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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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Think local. Think indie. Think $9.99 CDs at Record Exchange.

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Okay, here it is: the Record Store Day exclusives list. Over 400 limited-edition CDs, vinyl LPs, 7-inches and more available Saturday, April 19 at The Record Exchange. Follow the link to peruse the list and read about Record Exchange RSD events!

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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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1. Ritual in Repeat
Tennis
2. Songs of Innocence
U2
3. Art Official Age
Prince
4. Plectrumelectrum
Prince and 3rd Eye Girl
5. You’re Dead
Flying Lotus
6. Hozier
Hozier
7. Standing in the Breach
Jackson Browne
8. Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
Lucinda Williams
9. This is All Yours
Alt-J
10. Cheek to Cheek
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

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The Record Exchange is proud to be part of Radio Boise's KRBX Card program! Present your card on Sunday and New Release Tuesday (6-9 p.m.) and get 20% off all gift shop items and 20% off used CDs, vinyl, DVD, Blu-ray and cassettes!

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August 22nd, 2014

ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKEND PASSES (AUG. 29-31)!

10409346_10154247539240333_3316558101896156955_n-1The second annual Hermit Music Festival takes place Aug. 29-31 at Indian Creek Winery and the Linen Building, and The Record Exchange has a pair of weekend passes to give away to one lucky customer!

To enter the drawing, send an email HERE by midnight Wednesday, Aug. 27. We will draw a name at random and notify the winner on Thursday, Aug. 28.

We’re selling one-day and weekend passes here at the store, too!

More on Hermit Music Festival: hermitmusicfestival.com

* 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.

August 19th, 2014

94.9 FM THE RIVER PRESENTS HOLLOW WOOD RELEASE PARTY AUGUST 19

hollow woodHollow Wood will celebrate their debut “Seasons EP” with a release party presented by 94.9 FM The River at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise). As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

The “Seasons EP” will be available at The Record Exchange on its official release date of Tuesday, Aug. 5. We will have copies for sale at the release party, too.

ABOUT HOLLOW WOOD

With roots in earnest and truthful music, Hollow Wood maintains a balance of intimacy and power that blend together to create an incredibly engaging musical experience. Formed in Boise, Idaho in 2010, Hollow Wood consists of an organic and consistently evolving lineup of musicians who are devoted to expressing music in an honest way.  Morgan Schuler of KEXP in Seattle writes, “Even now, I can remember being wrapped up in it as the crowd cheered, danced and clapped their way through the set.”

August 17th, 2014

ENTER TO WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED JENNY LEWIS VINYL TEST PRESSING OR POSTER; BUY THE CD, GET A FREE TICKET TO THE KNIT SHOW, TOO!

tumblr_n976e4LY1G1tv4wguo1_1280The Record Exchange was one of a few select indie record stores in the country to get our hands on an ultra-rare autographed vinyl test pressing of the new Jenny Lewis album Voyager, and one lucky customer will win it. Runner-up will win an autographed Jenny Lewis poster!

To enter the drawing, send an email with the subject “Jenny Lewis” HERE by midnight Monday, Aug. 18. We will draw a name at random and notify the winner on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Also, Jenny Lewis is playing the Knitting Factory on Sunday, Aug. 17, and the first 25 people to buy Voyager at the RX get a free ticket to the show!

* 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.

August 13th, 2014

BREAD & CIRCUS ALBUM RELEASE PARTY PREVIEW IN-STORE THURSDAY, AUG. 14; FREE PAYETTE BREWING BEER!

10491116_328058190688672_3274456946606284482_nBread & Circus will perform a special album release party preview in-store at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise). The band is holding a release party on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. We’ll be serving free Payette Brewing Co. beer for guests 21 and older with I.D. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!

Bread & Circus’ debut album “Fortune Favors the Bold” will be available for purchase at the in-store. The first 20 people to buy it get a free ticket to the album release party at the VaC and get entered to win Bread & Circus’ benefit raffle for Boise Bicycle Project that includes a Yakima RidgeBack 4 Hitch Rack, GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition POV camera, two CamelBak hydration packs and six boxes of PowerBar energy product (retail value of $1,000).

ABOUT BREAD & CIRCUS

Bread & Circus play melodically stout, catchy yet kitschy, steep southern boogie music with a pinch of white bread soul rolled in a metric ton of improvisational rock and roll. Originally composed songs played in earnest and always with honesty jam-packed with a creative and expressive nature. Hell bent and quite content on making you move your feet and soothing the soul.

Players in the band:

Michael Blumenstein – Rhythm/Lead Guitar, Vocals and Percussion
Jon Engelund – Bass, Vocals
Brady Meyers – Mandolin, Vocals
Garrett Finley – Drums, Vocals

July 24th, 2014

ENTER TO WIN TOM PETTY TICKETS (IN THE FIRST 10 ROWS!) AND A RARE VINYL TEST PRESSING LP OF HIS NEW ALBUM

Tom Petty pic 1Tom Petty Hypnotic Eye artTom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ new album Hypnotic Eye hits The Record Exchange on Tuesday, July 29, and they’re coming to Boise to play Taco Bell Arena on Aug. 5.

How’s this for a contest: One lucky customer will win a pair of tickets to the show — somewhere in the first 10 rows — plus a rare vinyl test pressing of the new album.

To enter the drawing, send an email HERE by midnight Monday, July 28. We will draw a name at random and notify the winner on Tuesday, July 29.

* 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.