At the annual Vinyl Preservation Society's Record Show and Swap, there's no better time to trade out Prince's Purple Rain for a shiny Sonic Youth LP--or maybe barter with the famous Golden Records purloined from Voyager I and II.
OK, so you may not get your mitts on vinyl sent into space, but the VPS event is a chance to find some new favorites. To free forgotten Herman's Hermits albums and other forgotten greats, vinyl lovers are invited to the fifth annual Record Show and Swap at the Linen Building.
The event returns Sunday, Nov. 4, when VPS members and the public are invited to bring stacks of vinyl to barter with other listeners. Once a year, VPS hosts the party rife with record-swapping action, a chance to purchase some sought-after rarities, and hear LPs that once languished in solitude.
In short, more than old, faded copies of Burt Bacharach Plays His Hits will be available. Dealers from record stores in three states and private collectors will truck thousands of records to the event, which VPS promises will include hard-to-find albums and well-priced platters to begin a new collection.
The event will also feature a raffle with drawings hourly, and the chance for vinyl enthusiasts to become official VPS members.
A portion of the party's proceeds will benefit Radio Boise.
VPS celebrated its fifth anniversary with a shindig Oct. 27, and is changing things up for the upcoming year. The group switched locations for its monthly meetings to The Crux so that music lovers of all ages can participate. Get more info on the society at its Facebook page or at vinylpreservationsociety.org.