Record Exchange Treefort Music Fest Secret In-stores and store events

Treefort Music Fest Secret In-stores and other events at The Record Exchange

RecordExchangeThe Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise, two blocks from the Treefort main stage) is participating in Treefort Music Fest, and their Secret In-stores and other festival events might be of interest to anyone looking to complete their Treefort experience.

The Record Exchange’s popular Secret Treefort In-stores will be held daily Wednesday-Sunday, March 25-29. They will reveal the artists each morning via their website, Facebook and Twitter.

The Secret In-store schedule is as follows:

6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25
5 p.m. Thursday, March 26
3 p.m. Friday, March 27
2 p.m. Saturday, March 28
2 p.m. Sunday, March 29

They’re also setting up a canopy on the sidewalk for a series of unofficial Treefort Canopy Sets. The canopy will be up noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. A few acts are officially on the schedule, but the idea with the canopy is to encourage anyone to jump in when it’s empty, set up acoustic instruments and play busker-style.

The Treefort Canopy Sets schedule is as follows: 

The Soft White Sixties – 4:30-5 p.m. Thursday, March 26 

There is No Mountain – 5:30-6 p.m. Thursday, March 26 

Lee Penn Sky and the Oliphants – 3-4 p.m. Saturday, March 28 


The Record Exchange is Idaho’s largest independent music store, steadfastly expanding Idaho’s musical boundaries for over 38 years. Located at 1105 West Idaho Street in Downtown Boise, The Record Exchange is open seven days a week. For more information, visit  or call 208.344.8010.

“The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” Announces “Master Quest” New York Tour Date and More

Due to Popular Demand, Zelda Symphony Adds New U.S. Tour Dates in 2015

ZeldaREDMOND, Wash. – March 23, 2015The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” concert series has announced new tour dates for the U.S. and Europe for the 2015 worldwide tour of “Master Quest.” Due to popular demand, a New York tour date has been announced at Barclays Center which will feature a special event at the Nintendo World store in New York City, as well as other cities in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the U.S. and additional locations in Europe.

Zelda2Featuring brand new music and visuals, including pieces from the recently remastered The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and the addition of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the concert series will maintain the beloved experience fans have come to expect while remaining the ultimate Zelda experience currently available to fans. “Master Quest” has already embarked on its world tour with much acclaim in the U.S. and Japan, and is set to make its next stops across Canada and Europe. Based on one of the most popular and beloved video game series of all time, the tour features live orchestral performances of music from Nintendo’s classic The Legend of Zelda franchise. The newly announced dates include:

  • Durham, Durham Performing Arts Center; September 10
  • St. Louis, Powell Hall; September 11, September 12, September 13
  • Philadelphia, Mann Center; September 18
  • Providence, Providence Performing Arts Center; September 25
  • Chicago, Auditorium Theatre; October 1
  • Indianapolis, Old National Centre; October 2
  • Milwaukee, Milwaukee Theatre; October 3
  • New York, Barclays Center; October 13
  • Salt Lake City, Abravanel Hall; October 15
  • Hamburg, O2 World; November 8
  • Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall; November 11
  • Brussels, Palais 12; November 12
  • Madrid, Palacio Vista Alegre; November 13
  • Barcelona, Auditori Forum; November 14
  • Rome, Auditorium Conciliazione; November 15
  • Zurich, Hallenstadion; November 21
  • Dublin, Convention Centre; November 22

Open Submissions at Oni Press! Preparations Being Made for Submission Policy For May 2015!



PORTLAND, OR March 19th, 2015 - Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today they will begin accepting submissions and pitches in May. Under this policy all writers, artists, cartoonists, and colorists seeking to publish their work with Oni Press will be able to submit their portfolio to the Oni Press editorial team. Oni Press will accept submissions electronically through email. Creators whose submissions are selected for follow up will be contacted within a designated length of time. Further specific details on the process and where to submit will be released this May.

We are on the hunt for new stories from new creators, featuring characters that reflect the diversity of the world around us,added Editor-in-Chief James Lucas Jones.Oni Press has always valued content and execution, and we are looking for creators and projects that can support our goal to publish excellent, varied, and original work.


About Oni Press
Oni Press has been Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Invader Zim, Rick and Morty, Stumptown, Princess Ugg, Letter 44 and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.


Days of Future Past: Maximum Overdrive


 Review by Amanda Pampuro

maximum_overdriveMaximum Overdrive” is what it looks like when you’ve made it as a writer and been awarded one of those legendary “as is” publishing contracts, that free the author from all constraints of the man and his grammar. Imagine Steven King on a tropical beach, sitting on a literal suitcase full of cash, sipping at a little blue umbrella in his rum punch when his agent calls. “They want me to do another movie? Oh, yes I’ve been working on something really scary—you thought ‘It’ was bad well imagine if ‘It’ was an 18-wheeler—”


But hey, cut Steven some slack—it was the first and only time he was going to direct, and he had been dreaming all his life of the day when he could listen to AC/DC and blow things up. Anyone would have done the same in his shoes.


When a strange comet enters Earth’s orbit, two things happen in North Carolina: the sky turns green and the machines start to act on their own. It starts out small, with a killer turkey cutter, and pinball machines that give themselves the high score. Soon enough, a group of truckers and commuters are trapped inside a truck stop, held hostage by a bunch of 18-wheelers, the leader of which has a large green mask on his face.


VIZ Media Debuts Hakusensha Titles on ComiXology Platform, Including VAMPIRE KNIGHT, LIBRARY WARS and More!

ComiXology, The Revolutionary Cloud-Based Digital Comics Platform, Adds More Than 385 New VIZ Media Manga Volumes Including Scores Of Legacy Titles And Fan Favorite Shojo Series

1280px-VIZ_Media_logoSan Francisco, CA / New York, NY, March 17, 2015 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, and comiXology have announced the latest substantial addition of new VIZ Media manga titles to the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform. More than 385 volumes are available now on and on the comiXology app for Kindle Fire tablets, iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows 8-based devices.

The new English manga volumes span 36 acclaimed series and offer a wide variety of fan-loved action, comedy, and shojo romance titles. New volumes for scores of other continuing series also are added to comiXology each week as part of VIZ Media’s regular digital manga update schedule. Please visit for more information.

The new VIZ Media titles featured in this update are all published in Japan by Hakusensha, Inc., one of Japan’s most prominent publishing companies and renowned for offering a wide array of award-winning shojo manga series in addition to other genres. This latest comiXology content update expands the VIZ Media manga catalog on the platform to more than 1,500 volumes across more than 220 different series. Readers can enjoy all of these acclaimed releases using comiXology’s Manga Fixed Format, which enables a dedicated right-to-left full-page reading experience and the highest page resolution currently available.

ComiXology is a service that is widely enjoyed by many avid comic and manga readers, and the addition of this substantial library of Hakusensha titles will give these fans an even larger array of content to enjoy with all the flexibility and ease of use the digital format offers, says Eric Eberhardt, VIZ Media’s Director of Digital Marketing. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the comiXology platform, and invite readers to enjoy the massive selection of VIZ Media manga content that is now available!


Oni Press Promotes Editorial Staff in Anticipation of New Title Launches!


Gearing Up For New Series Launches Of The Creator-Owned KAIJUMAX,  And Licensed Titles INVADER ZIM, And RICK & MORTY, Oni Press Promotes Three In Editorial

PORTLAND, OR March 16, 2015Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today promotions within its editorial department. Oni Press promoted Charlie Chu to Senior Editor, Robin Herrera to Editor, and Ari Yarwood to Associate Editor.

chuFormerly Editor, now Senior Editor, Charlie Chu has been with Oni Press since 2010 and has worked on critically acclaimed titles such as The Sixth Gun, Black Metal, Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers, the upcoming Kaijumax and Junior Braves of the Apocalypse.

I couldn’t ask for a better editor on The Sixth Gun, said Brian Hurtt, series artist and co-creator. Charlie is smart, insightful, and has an innate sense of story, but most importantly he’s as passionate about the book as any of the creators.  He’s a great guy to have in your corner!

The Mojo That Is e.Bas Is Ready For You Now!


MOJO 1 cover pirateEric Basaldua, famed cover-artist (Wonderland, GFT, Aspen’s Fathom, Top Cow) and former Top Cow artist (Magdalena, Tomb Raider, Darkness, Witchblade, Hunter/Killer), is creating new characters and art for his special and personal project, called MOJO.

MOJO will feature stunning commissions, art progress showcasing just how Eric tackles his artwork, sketches for covers and unseen images only available via this special art book!

MOJO looks like a comic, with stunning e.Bas-covers but it’s actually not. It’s Eric’s personal artbook in comic format that he is going to release every month.

It has Eric’s personal character Captain Morgana and he will introduce Davey Jones in #2 as well as The Mojo Girls.

Basically MOJO will be a mishmash of his sketches, layouts, color work, commissions and covers, but it will also have Captain Morgana’s origin and adventures being told by Brittany Williams, combined with Eric’s art to help tell the story, in a few pages.

Why You Should See The New “Fantastic Four”

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While there’s a perfectly legitimate argument that the superhero film genre is getting slightly overextended, it’s also undeniable that it’s still producing some awe-inspiring experiences. That’s exactly why 2015’s Fantastic Four should inspire excitement, even if it represents yet another superhero reboot. Here are a few reasons to look forward to Fantastic Four hitting theatres….

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To begin with, the cast for this reboot is full of up-and-comers, which makes it certainly intriguing, and potentially extraordinary. Given the paths the young actors and actresses appear to be on, we could look back at Fantastic Four and marvel (no pun intended) at the fact that they all starred in a superhero film together. Miles Teller leads things off as the new Mr. Fantastic, fresh off a wonderful performance in the Oscar-nominated Whiplash. As he explained in an interview with Deadline, that role helped put him in very high demand as a young actor. Kate Mara will assume the role of Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, not long after a huge career boost in the form of her prominent part in the first season of House Of Cards. Jamie Bell, who has already starred in the likes of Snowpiercer and Filth at just 26 years old, will portray Ben Grimm/The Thing. And finally, Michael B. Jordan, who many are calling “next big thing” in young Hollywood, will play Johnny Storm/Human Torch. That’s quite a group of young talent.

Official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance DLC Early Weapon Access Trailer


Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun on the fly. Also included is the OHM-Werewolf custom variant.

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George Lucas To Be Focus of Biography Comic Book

OrbitGeorgeBluewater Productions is proud to announce the release of a comic book featuring the life of filmmaker and geek icon George Lucas. “Orbit: George Lucas: Rise of an Empire” is available in print and digital this week.

A creative force whose pioneering efforts in the area of sound production and special affects forever changed the way we view movies, George Lucas found fame in 1977 with the release of his magnum opus, “Star Wars.” In that moment, the master filmmaker shaped geek culture for generations.

The 26-page graphic novel was written by John Michael Helmer and Brian Smith and features art by Smith. Smith and Chris Fischer illustrated the comic book’s variant covers.

 Bluewater receives a lot of requests from fans and famous people to tell the stories of the famous and the infamous using this unique medium, and George Lucas has been at the top of that list for a long time, says publisher Darren G. Davis. With interest in his creative work swelling, now was the time to tell his amazing story.

Bluewater has focused on other personalities such as Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Carrie Fisher, Ray Harryhausen, and Stephen King. All are available on Amazon as well as Nook, Kindle, and ITunes. Bluewater’s biographies have hit the top ten books on Amazon as well drawn the attention of hundreds of news outlets, including New York Magazine, People Magazine, Forbes, MTV, CNN, and The Today Show