Tape Swap Radio is an original live music series that grew out of the Shards recording studio in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tape Swap Radio was started to spotlight DIY and independent music in the Lehigh Valley. Over the past six years, a dedicated group in the Valley's DIY music community has helped create Tape Swap's many parts: radio broadcasts, podcasts, online videos, a punk rock flea market, and a concert series.
Watch videos from Easton alternative/punk band Run from the Radio’s Rooftop Session recorded in June 2019.
We’re from Antarctica perform a bonus song from their Rooftop Session in our very first 360° VR video.
Lehigh Valley alternative punk band Run from the Radio perform a Rooftop Session; plus, Felicia and Jen from Lehigh Valley Girls Rock join us to discuss the camp and play their mixtape made up of former campers and camp volunteers.
Watch videos from the Rooftop Session with Lehigh Valley indie pop band We’re from Antarctica.
Lehigh Valley indie pop band We’re from Antarctica perform a Rooftop Session; we also listen to a mixtape by The Dead Milkmen’s Joe Jack Talcum recorded during his recent tour stop at the Alternative Gallery in Allentown.
Watch videos from Expert Timing’s Shards Session. The three-piece Orlando band stopped by Shards in May 2019.
Three-piece Orlando band Expert Timing perform a Shards Session; we also listen to a mixtape of Florida D.I.Y. bands by Amanda Starling, host of the podcast Angry Grrrl Music of the Indie Rock Persuasion.
See photos from Tape Swap Radio’s Grill & Chill event in the Eskandalo backyard on Saturday, June 1, 2019; including performances of North Carlolina’s Sarah Blumenthal (Alright), Lehigh Valley’s Food Truck, and Brooklyn’s Sandy Beamer.
The next event in our concert series will be a free outdoors cookout and concert held at SouthSide Bethlehem’s Eskandalo on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Live performances include a solo electric set from Sarah of North Carolina fuzz pop band Alright, Brooklyn psych rockers Sandy Beamer, and Allentown grunge-y alternative band Food Truck.
Watch video from Bethlehem, PA garage punk band L.A. FASTLIFE’s Shards Session.