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 WDIY 88.1 FM show every other Friday at 11 PM.
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.
The three-piece Orlando band has tagged themselves as ‘bubblegrunge’ on their Bandcamp page, and that may be as good description as any. Jeff Snyder, Katrina Snyder, and Gibran Colbert combine 90’s-influenced indie rock with power pop for an upbeat, energetic sound. The band stopped at Shards in May 2019 during their tour up the east coast.