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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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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. Southsiders
Atmosphere
2. Stellar Motel
Mike Doughty
3. Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar
Robert Plant
4. Physical World
Death From Above 1979
5. The Beauty of Destruction
Devil You Know
6. Partners
Barbra Streisand
7. Primitive and Deadly
Earth
8. Wild Animals
Trampled By Turtles
9. El Pintor
Interpol
10. Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams

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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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March 20th, 2014

SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE REVEAL: COASTWEST UNREST TONIGHT AT 5PM!

coastwestunrestToday’s Record Exchange Secret Treefort In-store is …

Coastwest Unrest!

Coastwest Unrest (playing a 21+ Treefort show at Tom Grainey’s at 8 p.m. tonight) will perform at 5 p.m. TODAY at The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages — and you don’t need a Treefort pass to attend (but you should get one anyway and we have them for sale at the store).

ABOUT COASTWEST UNREST

coastwest unrest cdThe Las Vegas based band Coastwest Unrest is full of surprises. Comprised of brothers Josh and Noah Dickie, and violinist Alex Barnes, this is not a soft acoustic group; instead, they fearlessly take on an aggressive and dynamic approach with underlying hum of punk on some songs, and apply melodic textures to others. In the wake of their first album Songs From The Desert, they recorded Old Weird America, a raw album of songs on redemption, rebellion, loss and the American landscape.

The band’s most recent album High Times On Lowly Streets, added cello for a more layered and artful sound – without losing power. Performer Magazine gave them a top-pick, while The Alternate Root said, “there is a strong sense of Indie Rock on High Times on Lowly Streets, the use of strings against potent rock beats gives a sound nod to bands like The National and Ra Ra Riot.” Owl Magazine reviewed with “sometimes melodic, sometimes chaotic, always delicately composed and energetically delivered, the songs of Coastwest Unrest defy genre, but ring familiar.”

FULL SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 20, 5 p.m. — Coastwest Unrest
Friday, March 21, 4 p.m. — ?
Saturday, March 22, 4:30 p.m. — ?

The RX and Treefort are announcing the artists the morning of each event via social media and The Record Exchange email list, which you can sign up for HERE.

March 18th, 2014

THIRD RECORD EXCHANGE SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE CONFIRMED!

The Record Exchange and Treefort Music Fest are planning a series of Secret Treefort In-stores during the festival, and we’re pleased to announce our third confirmed show:

Saturday, March 22 (4:30 p.m.)
The Record Exchange
1105 W. Idaho St., Boise (two blocks from the Treefort main stage)

RSVP HERE

FULL SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 20, 5 p.m.
Friday, March 21, 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 22 4:30 p.m.

All Record Exchange Secret Treefort In-stores are free and all ages, and a Treefort pass is not required to attend (but you really should get one).

The RX and Treefort will announce the artists the morning of each event via social media and The Record Exchange email list, which you can sign up for HERE.

This Record Exchange in-store event is sponsored in part by Boise Weekly.

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March 13th, 2014

DAVID POE IN-STORE THURSDAY, MARCH 13; WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW ALBUM!

IMG954318David Poe will perform live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Boise) at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

Join us for the world premiere of songs from Poe’s new album ‘God & The Girl’! The following night on March 14, Poe will perform at Curtis Stigers’ sold-out Songwriters in the Round at Cinder Winery event.

ABOUT DAVID POE

david poe“The major domo of songwriters.” - Village Voice
“[Songs] like miniature novels.” - The London Independent
“David Poe gives the singer-songwriter genre a much-needed jolt.” - Rolling Stone
“Storytelling with beautiful, lush, guitar-underpinned music.” - NME
“The perfect man.” - Time Out! New York
“Hyperbole is everything.” - David Poe

David Poe writes songs and sings them. Sometimes others sing them too.

Artists who have recorded songs by David Poe include producers T-Bone Burnett and Larry Klein, the cast of ABC television series ‘Nashville,’ rock artists Grace Potter and Daryl Hall, Broadway composer Duncan Sheik,  fado ingenue Ana Moura, alt-folkie Thomas Dybdahl, jazz singer Curtis Stigers, pop sensation Oh Land and others.

As a performer, Poe has toured the world with the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Chris Whitley and Tori Amos. His work appears in a variety of film, TV, dance and theater projects.

Solo recordings include his most recent effort ‘God & The Girl,’ as well as a self-titled debut, produced by T-Bone Burnett, ‘The Late Album’ (Sony/Epic), ‘Love Is Red’ (Universal Music/The Lab) and two live recordings, iTunes exclusive ‘David Poe: Live From The Artists Den’ and a concert film, ‘David Poe Onstage at World Café’ (Universal Music/Decca DVD). Poe has also created two scores for dance: ‘The Copier: Music for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet’ and ‘Shadowland: Music for Pilobolus.’

David Poe is a composer fellow of the Sundance Institute. He has scored seven films, including an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. ‘Shadowland,’ a collaboration with contemporary dance company Pilobolus, has been on tour since 2009, performed on every continent, for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and is soon to be a feature film.

Poe has produced recordings for other artists, including Regina Spektor, Kraig Jarret Johnson, Jenifer Jackson and The Brendan Hines.

Transplanted from the American Midwest to New York City, David Poe served as the sound engineer at CBGB’s 313 Gallery before signing to Sony/Epic.  He currently lives in Los Angeles.

March 8th, 2014

SECOND RECORD EXCHANGE SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE CONFIRMED!

The Record Exchange and Treefort Music Fest are planning a series of Secret Treefort In-stores during the festival, and we’re pleased to announce our second confirmed show:

Friday, March 21 (4 p.m.)
The Record Exchange
1105 W. Idaho St., Boise (two blocks from the Treefort main stage)

RSVP HERE

FULL SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 20, 5 p.m.
Friday, March 21, 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 22, 4:30 p.m.

All Record Exchange Secret Treefort In-stores are free and all ages, and a Treefort pass is not required to attend (but you really should get one).

The RX and Treefort will announce the artists the morning of each event via social media and The Record Exchange email list, which you can sign up for HERE.

This Record Exchange in-store event is sponsored in part by Boise Weekly.

Shhh!

March 5th, 2014

FIRST RECORD EXCHANGE SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE CONFIRMED FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 20 (5PM)!

Once again, The Record Exchange and Treefort Music Fest are planning a series of Secret Treefort In-stores during the festival, and we’re pleased to announce our first confirmed show:

Thursday, March 20 (5 p.m.)
The Record Exchange
1105 W. Idaho St., Boise (two blocks from the Treefort main stage)

RSVP HERE

FULL SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 20, 5 p.m.
Friday, March 21, 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 22 4:30 p.m.

The secret in-store will take place right before the official festival kick-off with Finn Riggins next door at Neurolux.

All Record Exchange Secret Treefort In-stores are free and all ages, and a Treefort pass is not required to attend (but you really should get one because this festival is gonna rule).

The RX and Treefort will announce the artist on the morning of March 20 via social media and The Record Exchange email list, which you can sign up for HERE.

This Record Exchange in-store event is sponsored in part by Boise Weekly.

Shhh!