Best Local Record Store

The Record Exchange

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For more than a decade, The Record Exchange has owned this category but even if it hadn't the record store would have smoked the competition this year: On the eve of Treefort Music Fest 2015, RX unveiled a permanent stage with lighting and a high-quality sound system. Now, the intimate, family friendly, free in-store performances are some of the coolest (and, sometimes only nearby) opportunities to catch local and touring acts. See and hear for yourself on Sunday, Oct. 11 when Josh Ritter—another world-famous, musically gifted Idaho native—performs on the new RX stage. Not only is this Ritter's only Boise show, you can buy his new album, Sermon on the Rocks (Pytheas Recordings; Oct. 16, 2016) before it's released. Talk about a

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