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 five years, a dedicated group in the Valley's DIY music community has helped create Tape Swap's many parts: radio broadcasts, podcasts, online videos, zines, and a concert series.
Watch video from Bethlehem, PA garage punk band L.A. FASTLIFE’s Shards Session.
Bethlehem garage punk band L.A. FASTLIFE perform a Shards Session; plus we feature new releases from Lehigh Valley artists Slingshot Dakota and Pretty Lousy appearing at an upcoming album release show as well as a spotlight on Baltimore DIY bands.
See photos from the 2019 Lehigh Valley Punk Rock Flea Market that was held in Bethlehem, PA on Saturday, April 27th.
Watch video from Austin, TX post-punk band Beth Israel’s Shards Session.
We dig into our archives for a recently recovered Shards Session from Austin, TX post-punk band Beth Israel who stopped by Shards while on tour in 2014. Plus, in honor of Beth Israel releasing their album on the Dull Tools record label, we listen to a mix of other recent releases from the label.
Watch video from Philly garage rockers Line Leader’s Shards Session.
Tape Swap Radio is excited to announce the second year of the Lehigh Valley Punk Rock Flea Market. Coming to the Ice House in Bethlehem on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
Philly garage rockers Line Leader perform a Shards Session; plus an interview with and mixtape from Matt Saincome, founder of The Hard Times.
Watch video from Nazareth punks The Road Sodas’ Rooftop Session.
This podcast features a Rooftop Session with Nazareth punks The Road Sodas; plus, an interview and mixtape from Jamie Holmes, owner of Double Decker Records which has a long history in the Lehigh Valley’s DIY punk music scene.