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2015 staff picks

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!

VIEW STAFF LISTS HERE

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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!

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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record store day 2016

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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[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

1. Purple Rain
Prince
2. Tired of Tomorrow
Nothing
3. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Sturgill Simpson
4. Red Rocks 1978
Grateful Dead
5. Purple
Baroness
6. Singalongs
Thomas Paul
7. Rest in Chaos
Hard Working Americans
8. The Concrete Confessional
Hatebreed
9. Lovers and Leavers
Hayes Carll
10. Sounds Like a Reasonable Thing for a Band to Play
eLDopamine

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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

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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March 9th, 2016

SECOND SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE CONFIRMED FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 27!

secret in-store sundayOnce 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 second confirmed show:

Sunday, March 27 (3:30 p.m.)
The Record Exchange
1105 W. Idaho St., Boise (two blocks from the Treefort main stage)

The RX and Treefort will announce the artist on the morning of March 27 via social media and The Record Exchange email list, which you can sign up for HERE.

RSVP HERE

RECORD EXCHANGE TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Domino Treefort Showcase with Alex G and Your Friend Wednesday, March 23 4:30pm RSVP
Secret In-store Thursday, March 24 5pm RSVP
Aan Second Chance Treefort In-store Friday, March 25 2pm RSVP
Secret In-store Friday, March 25 5pm RSVP
Tender Loving Empire x Treefort Showcase Saturday, March 26 noon-4pm RSVP
Secret In-store Sunday, March 27 3:30pm RSVP

FULL TREEFORT SCHEDULE

treefortmusicfest.com/schedule

All Record Exchange in-store events are free and all ages, and a Treefort pass is not required to attend (but you really should get one because you don’t want to miss out on the #treefort2016 action).

http://treefortmusicfest.com/
http://www.facebook.com/treefortmusicfest
http://twitter.com/TreefortFest
https://www.youtube.com/user/treefortmusicfest
http://instagram.com/treefortfest
https://plus.google.com/+Treefortmusicfest/posts

March 8th, 2016

FIRST SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE CONFIRMED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 25!

secret in-store fridayOnce 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:

Friday, March 25 (5 p.m.)
The Record Exchange
1105 W. Idaho St., Boise (two blocks from the Treefort main stage)

The RX and Treefort will announce the artist on the morning of March 25 via social media and The Record Exchange email list, which you can sign up for HERE.

RSVP HERE

RECORD EXCHANGE TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Domino Treefort Showcase with Alex G and Your Friend Wednesday, March 23 4:30pm RSVP
Secret In-store Thursday, March 24 5pm RSVP
Aan Second Chance Treefort In-store Friday, March 25 2pm RSVP
Secret In-store Friday, March 25 5pm RSVP
Tender Loving Empire x Treefort Showcase Saturday, March 26 noon-4pm RSVP
Secret In-store Sunday, March 27 3:30pm RSVP

FULL TREEFORT SCHEDULE

treefortmusicfest.com/schedule

All Record Exchange in-store events are free and all ages, and a Treefort pass is not required to attend (but you really should get one because you don’t want to miss out on the #treefort2016 action).

http://treefortmusicfest.com/
http://www.facebook.com/treefortmusicfest
http://twitter.com/TreefortFest
https://www.youtube.com/user/treefortmusicfest
http://instagram.com/treefortfest
https://plus.google.com/+Treefortmusicfest/posts

March 7th, 2016

PAYETTE BREWING CO. PRESENTS RX TREEFORT WARMUP PARTY WITH HIBOU IN-STORE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 (5PM)!

11892024_10153224008717901_6029836011570928364_nPayette Brewing Co. presents the Treefort Music Fest Warmup Party featuring Hibou (Barsuk Records) live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 9. We’ll be serving free Payette Brewing Co. beer for guests 21 and older with I.D. starting at 5! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. Hibou is performing at Neurolux with Hey Marseilles later that evening and we have tickets for sale at the store!

Treefort Music Fest (March 23-27) is almost here, and we’re ready to start partying. If you don’t have a five-day Treefort pass yet, you can get one at The Record Exchange! Hibou will start promptly at 5, so get here early – we’re also holding a drawing for a Treefort pass at the event (must be present to win).

ABOUT HIBOU

418456741517Peter Michel is a 22-year-old Seattleite who creates music under the alias Hibou (pronounced “eee-booo”). Michel toured North America and Europe as the drummer of Captured Tracks’ band Craft Spells. After a year of non-stop touring, he felt his life with the band had run its course, and that it was time to begin creating his own music. In January of 2013, he released 2 songs, and soon after received positive press recognition. In June of 2013, the Dunes EP was released, which was featured by NME, Pitchfork, Line of Best Fit, Noisey and more. Hibou released his debut self titled LP on Barsuk Records in September of 2015, and is currently on tour.

The idea of “home” plays a prominent theme in the short history of Hibou. “I actually recorded half of the new album at my parents’ home,” says the 21-year-old about Hibou’s debut full-length release. “There are moments on the record where you hear my dad cooking or hammering,” he adds. The LP features 11 songs (including four new versions of songs previously released as the Dunes EP) and is a lush, driving mix of ’80s inspired pop, fueled by twisting reverbed-out guitar melodies, elegant arrangements and a love of soda, summertime nostalgia, and trips to Peter’s inspirational point in Seattle: the fittingly-named Discovery Park. “I’ve written a ton of the melodies for the band there,” he says. “It’s my favorite place in the world.”

March 3rd, 2016

94.9 FM THE RIVER PRESENTS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH MUSIC CELEBRATION LIVE AT THE RX FIRST THURSDAY 3/3

womens music94.9 FM The River presents the Women’s History Month Music Celebration Live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) at 6pm First Thursday, March 3. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8), a cross section of Idaho female songwriters and musicians will perform original songs and covers of their female musical influences. Representatives from the Women’s and Children’s Alliance will be on hand accepting donations and distributing information on their organization. Pie Hole will have pizza by the slice for sale.

Scheduled to perform:

Becca and Rochelle
aka Belle
Belinda Bowler
Camp Queens
Eilen Jewell
Leta Neustaedter
Melanie Radford (Marshall Poole, G ! R L C R 3 W)
Rebecca Scott
Lisa Simpson (Finn Riggins, Mostly Muff)
Sun Blood Stories
Kelsey Swope (Bijouxx, Ancient Psychic, G ! R L C R 3 W)
Christine Thomas (Sherpa, SFM-Steve Fulton Music, David Andrews Band)
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ABOUT THE WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE

The Women’s and Children’s Alliance offers safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. Support of the WCA is more important than ever. The need for services to those traumatized by domestic and/or sexual violence is higher than ever, while funding is always a challenge. The WCA welcomes your support of its efforts to provide safety, healing and freedom to those fleeing violence.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. The 2016 theme is #PledgeForParity. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then one year later in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender gap wouldn’t close entirely until 2133.

Everyone – men and women – can pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly – whether to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership, respect and value difference, develop more inclusive and flexible cultures or root out workplace bias. Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to take pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity.