Tape Swap Radio returned to the Ice House in Bethlehem last Friday for the latest show in our Tape Swap Presents concert series with Manbeast, Swimmer's Lungs, and Iron Lung. The show was a huge success, raising $730 for Tabor Children's Services' youth mentoring program in the Lehigh Valley, so thank you to everyone who came out and tipped generously for food and drinks!
There was a last-minute line-up change where Burglary Years was removed from the bill after several people contacted us with multiple allegations of abuse towards a member of the band. We take a zero-tolerance policy towards abuse at our shows. We encourage anyone to contact us with any concerns they may have about our events. We'd just like to add our thanks to the guys in Swimmer's Lungs who stepped in the day-of to fill the slot.
Lehigh Valley locals Manbeast and Swimmer's Lungs have both played at our previous Ice House show last August with Tile and Couch Slut. While Manbeast has been a mainstay in the LV scene for almost 5 years now, Swimmer's Lungs are still relative newcomers. This performance saw the band even more laser-focused and unrelenting compared to their last appearance with us 8 months ago. The difference might just be the recording of their debut album, No Expectations, which was released earlier this year.
Seattle's Iron Lung were making their first Lehigh Valley appearance since playing at Jan's Room in Allentown in 2007. For this show, Iron Lung performed songs off of their latest album, White Glove Test, as well as older material. Their short between-song banter consisted of apologizing for being late after being stuck in traffic coming from New York, as well as seeing a police car hit a pedestrian in the confusion.
Check out some photos of Manbeast and Swimmer's Lungs courtesy of Laura Lippey Photography below. Our next Tape Swap Presents show will take place at the Ice House on Friday, July 28, 2017 and will be raising funds for Allentown ArtsFest 2017. See you then.