Tape Swap Radio brought our concert series to 2nd Base Vintage in Easton on Black Friday 2018. This was our first time hosting a show at the vintage and consignment goods shop run by Andy Po of Homebase Skateshop. The show proved to be a success with the downstairs area of the shop being packed with show-goers along with solid sets from all of the bands and artists. Craft brewers Separatist Beer were even on-hand to serve drinks.

Carly Comando from Lehigh Valley band Slingshot Dakota started the night off with a rare solo set, which saw her change between her usual keyboard and an acoustic guitar throughout her set. Slingshot Dakota bandmate Tom Patterson even joined Carly on stage for some backing vocals and keyboard parts.

Expert Timing from Orlando, Florida were up next. The band has some Lehigh Valley connections—guitarist/singer Fred Snyder grew up in Allentown. Bassist/vocalist (and Fred’s wife) Katrina also spent two years living in the Valley before the pair moved to their now-current home in Orlando. Expert Timing delivered a healthy dose of power pop with some grunge touches as they played songs off of their 2018 album Glare.

Lehigh Valley newcomers Ghost Lily played their second show in our concert series after debuting as a band on our stage at Allentown ArtFest this year back in September. The band continues to sound tighter and more focused with each show they play. Ghost Lily’s set was probably the shortest of all the bands, clocking in at around 20 minutes.

Finally, new Lehigh Valley punk band Controller finished the night. The band’s mix of hardcore punk and metal proved to be devastating combination that had people moshing in the shop—a first for 2nd Base.