Welcome to Shards
Recording studio and home to Tape Swap Radio
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 four 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.
Tape Swap has announced its December 2017 and January 2018 shows at Lit Roastery and Bakeshop in Bethlehem. December 15th will see Sing, Bird of Prey and Local Spirit perform. Slated for January 11th is Ramona Córdova and Sarah M. with Jacob Norman Chainsaw-Arm. Full details included.
Up-and-coming Bethlehem sad jammers, Small Mess, join us for a Shards Session; plus, we mark the release of the band's first 5" single on Square of Opposition Records by talking with Square of Opposition founder Chris Rejec about his 16-year history supporting the Lehigh Valley's DIY punk community.