National Record Day
April 19 is National Record Store Day, and Boise's own locally owned independent music purveyor, The Record Exchange will celebrate accordingly with cool giveawaysincluding Matador turntable slipmatsexclusive Record Day indie releases, live music and a handful of musical and media locals (yours truly included) acting as guest clerks behind the coveted RX counter. Plus, Pie Hole will be there selling slices so you can keep your energy up during the day-long celebration.
Here's who you can expect to see and some of the cool releases you can get your hands on:
1 p.m.Soul Groovement break-dancers
1 p.m.-7 p.m. Guest clerks include Big J. and Nic from KQXR, The X, Tim Johnstone and Ken Bass from KRVB, Amy Atkins of The Boise Weekly, Travis and Ali Ward, Grant Olsen and more. Representatives from Think Boise First will also be on hand educating customers about the importance of buying local and building local living economies.
3 p.m. Jeremiah James and his band
4 p.m. Vinyl Preservation Society spins records
5 p.m. Kris Doty
7 p.m.*Doug Martsch and Brett Netson of Built To Spill (one-hour electric set)
*A wristband will be required to guarantee entry into the Doug Marstch/Brett Netson show. Wristbands may be picked up at The Record Exchange. One wristband per person while supplies last. No purchase necessary.
8:30 p.m. DJ Kitsune
In addition to a full day of events, The Record Exchange will be taking entries to win a USB turntable, Jack Johnson, Matt Costa and Rogue Wave 7-inches, an autographed Tom Waits box set, and much more.
Record Store Day Exclusive Indie Releases:
Josh Ritter Live at the 9:30 club
Jason Isbell Live at Twist & Shout
Kevin Devine Put Your Ghost to Rest
Breeders "We're Gonna Rise" 7 inch
Four Songs By Arthur Russell 12 inch
Vampire Weekend "A-Punk" 7 inch
The Teenagers Love No (Tricolore Collection) 7-inch bundle
36 Crazyfists The Oculus ep
April 19, FREE, starts at noon. Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., 208-344-8010, recordexchange.com.
Good For Your Heart
Paul Peterson, a local singer/songwriter, fixture on and proponent of the local jazz music scene, has always stepped forward when a friend was in need. A heart attack left Peterson unable to work and it's his turn to let his friends do something for him.
On April 20, an all-ages marathon benefit for Peterson hosted by the Boise Blues Society at Ha'Penny will include an art and photo auction with works by Aimee Cartier, David Day, Mike Flinn and more. And, of course, the day will be filled with a myriad of musical acts each playing 20-minute sets: The Pinto Bennett Trio, Wayne Coyle, Shawn Hall and the Wrecking Ball, Carmel and the Closers, Manuel and the Automatics (whose young lead singer, Peterson said, is a definite up-and-comer), Neighbor Dave, Gayle Chapman, The Ben Burdick Trio, The Hoochie Coochie Men, Dave Robinette and the Solution Brothers, Red and Gray and Freudian Slip. The evening will likely close with a foot-stomping jam.
April 20, $10 suggested donation, 2 p.m. Ha'Penny Bridge Irish Pub, 855 Broad St., 208-343-5568. For more information, call Ken Harris at 208-440-4590.