In preparation for this weekend's Boise Record Show and Swap, we've compiled a couple of go-to lines that novice record collectors can utter in order to better fit in. Line one: "Actually, I already have an original pressing of [The Rolling Stones' Some Girls or The Clash's London Calling] that I found for five bucks at a flea market in London." Line two: "Yeah, [insert obscure indie band] are all right. But have you heard [the flautist's/accordion player's] solo side project? It's so much less commercial."
Hosted by the Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho, the second annual Boise Record Show and Swap serves as a one-stop vinyl destination for music snobs and aficionados of all ages. The swap will feature thousands of records from a variety of genres, giving record fans the option to buy, sell, trade or just marvel at the towers of familiar and totally obscure vinyl on hand. The dealers hail from multiple states and include record stores, private collectors and vintage audio equipment nuts.
Started two years ago by brothers Travis and Chad Dryden, VPS Idaho hosts monthly meetings at the Modern Hotel and Bar, where vinyl-heads gather to play their favorite records. This fall, VPS also started an all-ages chapter at the Record Exchange for collectors who can't (or don't want to) kick it in the bar environment. In celebration of their two-year commitment to the preservation of vinyl in the Boise area, VPS will start the weekend off with an anniversary party featuring DJs Art Hodge, Tony Baker and Pedro. Held Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Linen Building, the anniversary party will allow revelers to get good and sauced before raiding the record bins the next morning.
Sunday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $3-$10, $25 per table, The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., for more information, call 208-869-0485 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.