A new Tape Swap Radio show premieres every two weeks on WDIY 88.1 FM in the Lehigh Valley. Shows are made available here as a podcast after they've aired. Each show features an original Shards or Rooftop Session along with other features like a mix of music, interviews, and more hosted by Maggie Mae and Shamus McGroggan. For individual session recordings including video of artist performances, visit the Shards Sessions and Rooftop Sessions pages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Philly garage rockers Line Leader perform a Shards Session; plus an interview with and mixtape from Matt Saincome, founder of The Hard Times.
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.
Philadelphia garage rockers RunHideFight blast through a Rooftop Session; plus we listen to a mix of new music from some of our DIY favorites including Teenage Halloween, The Retinas, Soft Idiot, Georgey V, and more.
Brooklyn lo-fi post-rock band Spirit Of… perform a Shards Session; plus a preview of the music coming to Allentown ArtsFest 2018 with ArtsFest’s Brandon Wunder.
NEPA's finest purveyors of sleazy garage rock, Under the Clothesline, perform a Rooftop Session; plus interviews and song selections from some of the young up-and-comers behind new ventures in the Lehigh Valley's DIY music scene: multi-media production company Lab Two Twelve and DIY Easton show space Live at 13.
Easton psych/garage rock musician Brother JT joins us for a Rooftop Session; plus, we talk with radio DJ/producer Neil Hever who picks out records from his collection to trace the lineage of the Lehigh Valley’s garage rock past.
Allentown noise rock/punk band Tile perform a Rooftop Session; plus, we listen to a mixtape from Poconos punk band Cheap Pop.
Philadelphia experimental glam rock band Cerulean Blue perform a Shards Session; plus Michigan City, Indiana music promoter Tim Bauer discusses the Northwest Indiana DIY music scene and picks out some of his favorite area bands and artists to play.
Wilkes-Barre's Doghouse Charlie & The Buck Knife perform a Rooftop Session. We also dig into recent submissions from regional bands and spotlight a few of our favorites including L.M.I., We’re from Antarctica, and Steel City Ruins.
Tokyo, Japan three-piece minimal junk band Transkam perform a Shards Session during their tour stop in Bethlehem in 2016; plus, we listen to a mix of Japanese bands from Transkam tour manager Michael Young as he discusses the tour and his history with bringing Japanese bands over to the U.S..
Bethlehem garage rock band, Daytime Cleaners, join us for a Shards Session; plus, an interview with, and music selected by, world-traveling experimental artist Ramona Córdova who is appearing at Tape Swap Radio's next live concert at Lit Roastery on 1/11/2018.
Beaver Fall, PA indie pop band Captain the Sky join us for a Shards Session; we also close out 2017 by talking with some of the team members involved with Tape Swap to get their picks for "Best DIY Release of 2017."
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.
Long-time eclectic Bethlehem rock band The Insidious Rays join us as our second guests for our new Rooftop Sessions series bringing bands on top of the historic Cigar Factory building in Allentown, PA; we also play a handful of tracks from artists who are performing at our stage at this year's Allentown ArtsFest including exclusive first-listens of songs from Ironhead's Devils Pit Blues Cult and Mike Teknology.
A Shards Session from Oley, PA garage/psych rockers Poor Luther's Bones; plus a mix of new songs that focuses on the east coast from PA to Portland, Maine. We explore some indie rock, dance punk, and even atmospheric experimentation from Weakened Friends, Radiator Hospital, and Calvin Johnson's Selector Dub Narcotic.
Allentown, PA hardcore punk band Bad American join us for a Shards Session; plus a punk-heavy mix of bands who played in the Lehigh Valley in the month of August including Lehigh Valley's own The Clap, Admit Nothing!, and The Plumcocks.
Bethlehem's Gypsy punk/vaudeville troop This Way to the Egress perform our inaugural Rooftop Session on the Cigar Factory building in Allentown; our staff picks highlight artists who played in the Lehigh Valley during July including local indie pop band Doctor Ransom and Brooklyn folk punk group Out of System Transfer.
A Shards Session from New Orleans post-apocalyptic misanthropes U.S. Nero; plus we explore how Hawaii's unique DIY/punk music scene thrives with the help of dedicated musicians and the collective behind Failed Orbit Records.