Over on our internet radio station,  The AIR, Tuesday is a day of cleaning up technical messes and slapping together a new , full-length Radio Free Charleston.  I’ll fill you in on the details below.  To hear all this stuff I’m talking about you simply have to point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to the cool embedded player over at the top of the right column, unless you’re reading this on your phone.

At 10 AM and 10 PM you can hear one new hour of non-local music, and two hours of great live local music from our video archives.

The first hour of RFC is all-new, and we open with a the Ukrainian band, Beton, and their re-worked Clash cover, “Kyiv Calling.”  The rest of our first hour is packed with an eclectic mix of new, newly-reissued and classic tunes from a cool assorment of international artists. Because of the nature of this show, and yours truly still be wiped out from his recent trip, ther are no links to the artists in this week’s playlist.

Our second and third hours present a deep-dive into the Radio Free Charleston video archives. We offer up some previously-unheard recordings by QiET, Whitechapel District, The Snake and The Pot, Wiley Sonic, Mother Nang and Frenchy and The Punk in our second hour. Our Third Hour has a few tunes from Mother’s Nature, and then several songs by Whistlepunk, recorded at LiveMix Studio, probably circa 2008.

Check out the playlist:

RFC 083

hour one
Beton “Kyiv Calling”
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Not The One”
April March “Open Your Window, Romeo”
Colin Hay “All I See Is You”
Hall and Oates “Romeo Is Bleeding”
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts “Frustrated”
Soft Cell and The Pet Shop Boys “Purple Zone”
The Undertones “Joyland”
The Art of Noise “Dreaming In Color”
Beth Hart “Kashmir”
Royal Blood “Trouble’s Coming”
Franz Ferdinand “Darts of Pleasure

hour two live archives
Whitechapel District
The Snake and The Pot
Wiley Sonic
Mother Nang
Frenchy and The Punk

hour three live archives
Mother’s Nature

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Wednesday at 9 AM,  Thursday at 3 PM, Friday at 9 AM, Saturday at Noon and Midnight,  and  Monday at 11 AM, exclusively on The AIR. Now you can also hear a different episode of RFC every weekday at 5 PM, and we bring you a marathon all night long Saturday night/Sunday morning.

I’m also going to  embed a low-fi, mono version of this show right in this post, right here so you can listen on demand.


Immediately after RFC, at 1 PM we replay last week’s new episode of MIRRORBALL. Then at 2 PM and 3 PM, due to technical issues that caused them not to be played in their regular timeslots Monday, we are going to run the new editions of Psychedelic Shack and Prognosis that we told you all about HERE.

That problem was a little mortifying and I suspect it’s more human error on my part than anything technical.

Later Tuesday check back as PopCult brings you a photo essay of an eccentric roadside attraction we encountered on our trip.