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2016 staff picks

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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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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1. Voids
Minus the Bear
2. Divide
Ed Sheeran
3. Side Pony
Lake Street Dive
4. Last Place
Grandaddy
5. Volcano
Temples
6. Blurryface
Twenty One Pilots
7. Prisoner
Ryan Adams
8. Windy City
Alison Krauss
9. Graveyard Whistling
Old 97’s
10. Eponym
Steve Fulton

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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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sell us your stuff!

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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special orders

Can't find it in the store? The Record Exchange does special orders!

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October 26th, 2016

‘STRANGER THINGS’ VINYL LISTENING PARTY OCT. 28 – WAFFLES, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS AND COSTUME CONTEST!

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stranger-things-bannerAn all-day Stranger Things Vinyl Listening Party will be held on Friday, Oct. 28 at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise). The vinyl version of the Stranger Things Vol. 1 soundtrack, including an indie-exclusive clear/black smoke version, will be available for purchase!

Come hear the soundtrack and participate in our “Stranger Things” costume contest – come dressed as your favorite character and get entered to win one of three prizes*!

We’ll also have a free Eggo waffle bar and a Dungeon & Dragons game starting at noon.

If you want to join our D&D game, please arrive by 11:30am. The game will be closed once it starts; however, you are welcome to bring your own crew and play your own game any time during the party.

*Winners will be selected by a panel of Record Exchange judges. We’ll take your picture, vote on a winners once the day is over and award prizes the week of Oct. 31.

*Winners will be selected by a panel of Record Exchange judges. We’ll take your picture, vote on a winners once the day is over and award prizes the week of Oct. 31.

September 26th, 2016

TEN BANDS ONE CAUSE BENEFIT PINK VINYL LISTENING PARTY SEPT. 27 – FREE PINK GURU DONUTS ALL DAY LONG!

unnamed-1For the third year in a row, RED Distribution has teamed with an array of artists to offer limited-edition exclusive pink vinyl versions of new and recent albums for the Ten Bands One Cause fundraiser, and The Record Exchange is celebrating with an all-day listening party on Tuesday, Sept. 27!

Join us to hear tracks from the albums and enjoy a free pink donut from our friends at Guru Donuts! The first 10 people to purchase vinyl get a CD of Gilda Radner’s classic 1979 album “Live from New York” free with purchase!

Over the last 2 years, RED has donated over $65,000 to Gilda’s Club NYC by shipping pink vinyl to retailers all over the country during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Named after comedian Gilda Radner, who passed away from the disease at the age of 43 in 1989, Gilda’s Club is an organization that provides community support for both those diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers.

Ten Bands One Cause returns Sept. 27, but this time things are a little different. Cancer impacts all of us, so RED open it up to the industry and WEA answered the call. Seven of the 10 bands are RED acts and 3 are WEA acts. Their goal together is to raise more money this year than RED did in the first two years.

2016 Ten Bands One Cause titles:

AnthraxFor All Kings
Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
Ed SheeranX
Jim Breuer and the Loud and RowdySongs from the Garage
My Chemical RomanceThree Cheers for Sweet Revenge
NOFXFirst Ditch Effort (available Oct. 7)
OpethSorceress (available Sept. 30)
PixiesHead Carrier (available Sept. 30)
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway
The Black KeysChulahoma

September 5th, 2016

WILCO ‘SCHMILCO’ LISTENING PARTY ON VINYL TUESDAY SEPT. 6 (6PM) – WIN A TEST PRESSING OR OTHER PRIZES!

i-heard-schmilco-1A Wilco Schmilco Listening Party will be held at 6pm on Vinyl Tuesday, Sept. 6 at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise). The vinyl version of Schmilco will be available for purchase all day long, three days ahead of the CD version!

Vinyl Tuesday is also the first day fans can publicly listen to the album in its entirety, as there will be no pre-release album stream available anywhere!

We’ll play Schmilco in its entirety and raffle several items, including:

  • Limited-edition Schmilco white label pressing with a special commemorative center label.
  • Limited-edition Wilco slipmats.
  • Limited-edition commemorative event poster.

Everyone who attends will receive a special “I heard Schmilco” lapel sticker!