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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!

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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 select live music events!

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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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1. You Want It Darker
Leonard Cohen
2. Revolution Radio
Green Day
3. 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory
Dropkick Murphys
4. Hardwired … To Self-Destruct
Metallica
5. Awaken My Love
Childish Gambino
6. A Seat at the Table
Solange
7. Eponym
SFM-Steve Fulton Music
8. Peace Trail
Neil Young
9. Collage
The Chainsmokers
10. The Essential Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen

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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 now on sale at The Record Exchange!

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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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August 17th, 2016

HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL SHOWCASE WITH NEW TRANSIT AND FREE PAYETTE BREWING BEER/INDIAN CREEK WINERY TASTING THURSDAY AUG. 18!

13754538_1048120215284139_5259249828309892660_nA Hermit Music Festival showcase featuring live music by New Transit will be held at 6pm Thursday, Aug. 18 at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise). Enjoy free Payette Brewing Co. beer and an Indian Creek Winery tasting (21+ with valid I.D.), purchase Hermit Music Festival tickets and enter to win a pair of weekend passes!

ABOUT HERMIT MUSIC FESTIVAL

Hermit Music Festival is a soul-filling weekend of traditional music Sept. 2-4 at Indian Creek Winery (1000 N. McDermott Road, Kuna).

A Labor Day weekend experience to enjoy with the whole family in a beautiful setting, the Hermit Music Festival features three days of national, regional and local live musical acts. The festival also showcases local performance and music organizations, food trucks and wine and beer vendors.

ABOUT NEW TRANSIT

418455689016-500“New Transit’s debut doesn’t fuss with strict limitations. It’s filled with warm, elegant country influences — particularly the timeless allure of floating lap and pedal steel — but with enough gritty edge to widen the audience. About the time you start reminiscing about those old Uncle Tupelo records you need to drag out of storage, New Transit unleashes a moment of upbeat, Neil-Young-meets-Driver-By-Truckers guitar crunch during ‘All I Have is Words.’ Is this group making you feel like headbanging for a few seconds? It is. These 10 songs make you feel a lot of things — mostly pleasure and surprise. New Transit’s first album is the mid-year frontrunner for best local disc of 2011.” — Michael Deeds, Idaho Statesman

New Transit was founded in 2009 by then co-frontmen Sean Hatton (guitar/bass), Adam Gates (guitar/bass) and Louis McFarland (drums).

The band has evolved frequently over the years and now includes Thomas Paul (guitar), Bernie Reilly (bass/ guitar), Sean Hatton (guitar, bass) and Louis McFarland (drums).

New Transit has released two albums, One (2011) and Country Music Dead (2013), and is currently in the studio recording their third studio album.

August 3rd, 2016

STRUMMERJAM CLASH/JOE STRUMMER LIVE BENEFIT FOR BOISE HIVE AUG. 4!

strummerjam-facebook-headerThe Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Boise) is honored to host StrummerJam Boise, a live Clash/Joe Strummer benefit for Boise Hive, at 6pm First Thursday, Aug. 4. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

BoiseHiveLgoClrOL_PThe event features live covers of Clash and Joe Strummer songs performed by Boise musicians. Guests will have an opportunity to donate directly to Boise Hive and purchase raffle tickets for a Clash prize pack, with proceeds from the raffle also going to Boise Hive.

Scheduled to perform:

Jimmy Sinn and the Bastard Kinn
Groggy Bikini
The Weary Times
Boise Rock School

StrummerJam Boise is part of StrummerJam – Rocking Locally, Acting Globally, a monthlong fundraising campaign in honor and memory of Joe Strummer to mobilize musicians, venues, promoters and music fans around the world to unite under a single banner and raise funds for local music nonprofit. StrummerJam runs Aug. 1- 31 (Joe’s birthday month). See all StrummerJam events on a global map HERE.

The objective of StrummerJam is, as Steve Mullen campaign coordinator and digital media manager for the Joe Strummer Foundation says, “…about keeping the spirit and memory of Joe Strummer alive and to mobilize the troops to unite under a single banner and raise funds for their local music nonprofits. We wanted to unite local music scenes, connect the dots, put venues, bands and local music nonprofits on the map for all to discover and explore.”

All funds collected for each event will be reported by the organizers and added to the StrummerJam Funds Barometer on the StrummerJam website to demonstrate the total results of the collective efforts of all the organizers. The global target has been set at £15,000 GBP.

ABOUT BOISE HIVE

The mission of Boise Hive, a nonprofit musicians resource center, is to provide a safe, all-ages, sober space for fostering a supportive, creative musicians community in Idaho. Boise Hive empowers musicians, and other artists, through access to mental health services, business tools and other resources to thrive. This donor-funded, volunteer-run community space aims to provide a facility where artists come to practice and hone their craft.

ABOUT THE JOE STRUMMER FOUNDATION

The Joe Strummer Foundation was formed by family and close friends a year after Joe’s passing. Their mission has always been to give opportunities to musicians and support to projects around the world that create empowerment through music.

July 29th, 2016

94.9 FM THE RIVER PRESENTS JOHN PAUL WHITE (CIVIL WARS) LIVE AT THE RECORD EXCHANGE 7/30 – ONLY SHOW IN TOWN! MEET-AND-GREET/SIGNING TO FOLLOW!

John Paul White - Approved Press Photo94.9 FM The River presents John Paul White (The Civil Wars) live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) at 7:30pm Saturday, July 30. This is White’s only show in town! A meet-and-greet/signing with White follows the performance. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

White’s new album Beulah is out August 19 (CD and vinyl), and we’ll be taking preorders at the in-store. We’ll also have at the event an exclusive 7-inch featuring the single “Martyr” and non-album track “Maple Hill” for $2, and it includes a $2 off coupon for Beulah – purchase before the in-store and get a free VIP admission wristband!

ABOUT JOHN PAUL WHITE

418457541273Single Lock Records will release John Paul White’s solo album Beulah on August 19.

The highly anticipated release is the former Civil Wars member’s first solo work in nearly a decade and was produced by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) and White, and recorded in Muscle Shoals at the renowned FAME Studios and at White’s own Single Lock Records.

Beulah—the title referring to a longtime family nickname and a reference to William Blake’s “place deep in the collective spiritual unconscious”—is a diverse collection of swampy southern rock, folk balladry and dark acoustic pop—songs that came unbidden to White, who wasn’t entirely welcoming of them at the time. “Honestly, I tried to avoid them, but then I realized the only way I was going to get rid of them was if I wrote them down. I got my phone out and I’d sing these little bits of melody, then put it away and move on. Eventually I got to a place where it was a roar in my head, and that pissed me off. Then one day I told my wife, ‘I think I’m going to go write a song.’ She was as surprised as I was. I went and wrote probably eight songs in three days. It was like turning on a faucet.”