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.
July looks to be finishing strong. As we inch closer to Bethlehem’s annual, ten-day party, there’s plenty going on around the Valley to get you warmed up, concluding with another special event put on by LVU and American Spirits Roadhouse.
Enjoy, if you will, another heapin’ helpin’ of…
Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week!
In advance of tonight’s airing of Tape Swap Radio‘s Rooftop Sessions featuring This Way to the Egress on WLVU: The Sound of The Underground (8 p.m. ET), the show has released a video of the band performing its new song, “What Do You Want?”