The Buggles should come up with a 21st century follow-up to their one hit "Video Killed the Radio Star." They could call it "Digital Killed Everything Else." So many institutions have become things of the past, and waxing nostalgic can't save them. But a few things have managed to be more than just vestiges of yesteryear. The Record Exchange still sells vinyl records but also carries some of the coolest toys around. You can always find music from the newest acts (even, ugh, Hannah Montana) and also pick up a Sex Pistols lunchbox. The RX hosts a slew of the most amazing in-store performances as well, bringing locals like Doug Martsch and Brett Netson and sweet surprises like The Blakes, The Whigs and Grace Potter. Maybe the Buggles could write "Record Exchange Saved the Record Store."
© 2020 Boise Weekly