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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 ]

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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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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rx top 10

1. Petals
Elephant Revival
2. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Sturgill Simpson
3. One More for the Road
Curtis Stigers
4. The Temple of I and I
Thievery Corporation
5. Blurryface
Twenty One Pilots
6. We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service
A Tribe Called Quest
7. You Want It Darker
Leonard Cohen
8. Run the Jewels 3
Run the Jewels
9. Lemonade
Beyonce
10. Epoch
Tycho

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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! ]

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 ]

special orders

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

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TREEFORT MUSIC FEST MARCH 22-26, 2017: PASSES ON SALE SEPT. 9; $129 LOCALS PASS AT THE RX SEPT. 9-10!

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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.

With an amazing lineup of national, regional and local music, Treefort is one of the most anticipated events on the Treasure Valley music calendar. Treefort 2017 5-day passes go on sale Friday, Sept. 9. If you don’t snag one of the 200 $50 early-bird deals (they’ll be gone in minutes), The Record Exchange​ will have a special Locals Pass price of $129 for two days only Sept. 9-10.

Everyone who purchases a pass at the RX will be entered to win a prize pack featuring featuring vinyl, Treefort and Record Exchange swag and much more! We’ll be open 9am-9pm both days. Excited? We’re excited.

ABOUT TREEFORT MUSIC FEST

IDAHO. With our vast wilderness areas and mountain ranges, clean rivers and lakes, open prairies and big skies, this big little state in the NW can often feel like living on the frontier of a young developing nation — and it’s exciting times on the frontier.

MUSIC: Music is the trunk of Treefort. We get our biggest thrills from welcoming spellbinding well-known and independent emerging artists from all over the globe. Since the festival’s inception, Boise has played host to thousands of bands traveling from within the Treasure Valley or as far as Western Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Just like the uniqueness of every tree, each Treefort Music Fest features a wide variety of musicians and bands – every Treefort moment has its own soundtrack.

COMMUNITY: With the introduction of free-form non-commercial community radio station Radio Boise KRBX 89.9 FM to the FM airwaves in April of 2011, emerging artists are getting more airplay all over this large population center for the first time in decades, if not ever. Many of us are already active in the Radio Boise family as volunteers, fans and supporters and completely acknowledge the station’s role in the increased synergy here in Boise, not only in the music scene, but in the arts and culture scene at large.

We see Treefort as a celebration what makes Boise great – whether it’s Boise’s local breweries, homegrown food, skatepark, lively downtown core or simply its strong spirit of collaboration and love of the outdoors. Boise has something for everyone, no matter their age, and we hope that Treefort is an example of that.

In 2015, Treefort was named the City of Boise’s Cultural Ambassador for being an event that genuinely reflects the energy across mediums that is happening in the Boise community and cultural scene, and for the vision of connecting Boise and its creatives with other communities around the region, the country and around the world. The Cultural Ambassador title runs through 2017.

EXPLORE: Jumping around venue to venue discovering new bands and activities keeps our short attention spans in check. From sun-up to sun-down, every day is a top-notch experience, whether you’re sipping on a rare wine-barrel-aged brew at Alefort, discussing politics with a band on the Neurolux patio, running to catch a last minute set at a nearby house show, getting awed by the magnitude of Band Dialogue or channeling your inner geek at Hackfort, Treefort has something for everyone. There’s loads to do, discover and enjoy for little ones – and not so little ones – and for everyone to create happy memories to last a lifetime. After all, Treefort transforms Downtown Boise into a playground by building a huge Main Stage surrounded by existing and alternative venues – get out and explore!

STRUCTURE: We have often stated that we are a “for profit entity ran like a non-profit” because we have always been a values-based project, driven by a purpose much more than the lure of profit. In the summer of 2014, we were presented with a legal option for which we could best represent who we are as a festival, as community members and as a business — the Treefort Leadership Team officially formed Treefort, LLC and began seeking B-Corp certification to lock in and protect the legacy principles the festival was founded upon. Treefort became a certified B-Corp in 2015.