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.
Brooklyn musicians Frederick Nicholson and Mikael Tarkela brought their towering amp set-up to Shards in March 2018 after playing a show at Lit Roastery in Bethlehem. Spirit Of…’s music paints vivid sonic landscapes with lyrics that touch on existential themes about finding happiness and confronting sorrow.