Tape Swap Radio has announced that Psychic Teens, the three-piece post-punk band from Philadelphia, will be performing at the Ice House in Bethlehem on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in a fundraiser for NAMI Lehigh Valley–National Alliance on Mental Illness. Also performing will be Philadelphia/Lehigh Valley hard rockers Big Terrible and Lehigh Valley psychedelic rock band Under the Clothesline. The show is the latest event in Tape Swap Radio’s concert series, which hosts DIY and independent music events throughout the Lehigh Valley.
As we conclude 2017 and head on a collision course with 2018, there’s still much to be enjoyed on WLVU: The Sound of The Underground, including new episodes from some of our weekly programs. Have a look to see what’s happening…
This Week on WLVU
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.
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.
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.
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!
This Week on WLVU
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!
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!
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
Matt Molchany, co-founder of Tape Swap Radio and guitarist/vocalist of Bethlehem indie rock band, VoirVoir, is a long-time resident of Bethelhem. Matt has attended Musikfest for many years as a patron and performer, making him the perfect candidate to take a few minutes to tell us about his journey through the festival over the years.
After a year and a half, we’re still finding new places to go to enjoy live music throughout the Valley. Thursday night took us to a cool spot in South Bethlehem that we’ve been meaning to check out, and we had the opportunity thanks to our friends at Tape Swap Radio.