WATCH: Tape Swap Radio and The Insidious Rays’ ‘Time For Two’ Rooftop Session

Tape Swap Radio — whose indie rock showcase you can hear every Thursday at 8 p.m. on WLVU: The Sound of The Underground — have returned to the rooftop of Allentown’s Cigar Factory, with veteran indie rockers The Insidious Rays in tow.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Oct. 2-8

Man… #LVUFirstFriday is truly just the start of it this week!

As you know, we have 10 performers across six venues this Friday throughout South Bethlehem. We’ll get to that in a minute. But, even outside of that, this week is still 100% stacked!

Get ready, because you’re going to be busy this week. Away we go!

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PHOTOS: Allentown ArtsFest 2017

The spirit of independent art was in the air at Allentown’s Cedar Beach Park on Saturday afternoon, where long-awaited (by some) brisk fall conditions didn’t stop the crowds from coming out to enjoy Day 2 of Allentown ArtsFest.

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Full Tape Swap Radio Stage Lineup at Allentown ArtsFest

Our friends and WLVU: The Sound of The Underground colleagues Tape Swap Radio are quite the respected entity in the local DIY community. Not only does their show broadcast on our fine station and on WDIY 88.1 FM, but they’re well-renowned for their periodical live indie showcases throughout the Lehigh Valley.

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Like the weather, the music scene plans to stay hot this week, with another weekend festival highlighting the action.

Take a look at what’s in store, ladies and gentlemen, as we ride into the (presumably) colder months with these…

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Beat Happening Frontman and K Recs Founder Calvin Johnson Performing at the Bethlehem Area Public Library

Indie rock icon Calvin Johnson is bringing his latest band, Selector Dub Narcotic, to the Bethlehem Area Public Library for a performance on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Also performing will be Lehigh Valley indie rock band VoirVoir and New York City/Washington D.C. psychedelic pop band Secret Cities. The concert will be the second in Tape Swap Radio’s “Library After Hours” series, bringing live music to the library’s newly remodeled performance space.

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This Week on WLVU: Sept. 4-10, 2017

One thing you might notice if you’ve been listening to WLVU: The Sound of The Underground lately is that things are seeming a bit more organized. That’s because we’re taking all of our music and categorizing it by genre. So, on Tuesday evenings, you might hear a rock block. On Sunday afternoons, you’ll hear a solid couple hours of jazz. Expect more programming blocks like this to cater to specific tastes going forward. More information is to come.

If you tune in at the right times, you’ll also notice fine WLVU programs, like the ones outlined below!

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This Week on WLVU: Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2017

We are already well-underway this week on WLVU. The Quinn Spinn is coming off of a record-breaking Monday night on The Sound of The Underground that featured Stroudsburg rockers, The Crowning. Check out a little live video here.

Now, the beat goes on with our other premier programs. See what’s going on…

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This Week on WLVU: August 21-27, 2017

By this point, you’ve already tuned into this week’s edition of The Quinn Spinn to hear our exclusive interview with Sonar Lights from last month’s Rock the Roadhouse event at American Spirits Roadhouse.

Here’s what the rest of the week looks like on WLVU: The Sound of The Underground!

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Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week: August 21-27

It’s going to be a big weekend out there. As you can see below, five of our six Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week happen between Friday and Sunday.

We’re going to be busy and need some extra caffeine, but it will be a ton of fun! Let’s go!

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