Formerly a DIY venue in Bethlehem, Shards lives on as a recording studio, occasional practice space, and home to Tape Swap Radio's Shards Sessions. Each session features a four-song performance and interview. To capture the energy and feel of a live show, sessions are recorded live in front of a small studio audience. These sessions are then aired on our syndicated radio program. Our goal with each Shards Session is to provide a unique live snapshot of bands that call the Lehigh Valley home as well as the bands passing through on tours. The audio and video of our sessions are archived here on this page, so dig in and explore the Lehigh Valley's DIY music scene.
Singer-songwriter Becca Maye has teamed up with Mitch (guitar) and Jordan (drums) from Lehigh Valley instrumental post-punk band Broski along with their friend Jared (bass) from LV hardcore outfit FAKE CULT to create Small Mess. Small Mess' sound adds Broski's driving riffage to Becca's heart-breaking and confessional lyrics. The result is a potent and emotionally hard-hitting combination. Be prepared to groove to the upbeat "Out the Window" and have the wall-of-sound of "More Than Miles" wash over you.