Between the Labor Day holiday and looming magazine deadlines, it’s time for a rare Thursday premiere of Radio Free Charleston on The AIR . For just the second time we’re debuting another one-third-new, three-hour episode of Radio Free Charleston outside of our regular Tuesday timeslot. You simply have to point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay here and listen to the cool embedded player elsewhere on this page.
It’s one more hybrid edition of Radio Free Charleston debuting at 2 PM Thursday. This week we open with a full hour of local and independent music, and then we hit you with two hours of classic Radio Free Charleston International from late in the run. This time our second and third hours are a mixtape of my favorite music of all time, originally transmitted over The AIR back in January, 2019. I was having deadline issues then, too.
Our first hour, opens with new music from The Heavy Editors. You’ll also hear cool new music from J. Marinelli, Golden and Catbite . We also have some new tunes from Chicago artists, Al Rose and Nice Motor. We get a little proggy in the last half of the first hour, with music from Six by Six, The Settlement, Chuck Biel and more.
The second and third hours of our show re-present a cool episode of Radio Free Charleston International from January, 2019, when your humble host Took the easy way out and just compiled a mixtape of some of his favorite music of all time.
Next week, this episode will appear in the regular Tuesday timeslot, to lighten the workload of your PopCulteer a bit.
Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (live links will take you to the artist’s pages where possible)…
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The Heavy Editors “Remember”
Golden “Better Weather”
Nice Motor “Overstated”
J Marinelli “Antifa Grandpa”
Audrey Smiley “Baby”
Al Rose “Shooting Straight”
Six by Six “Reason To Feel Calm Again”
The Settlement “Extinction”
Joanna Newsom “Cosmia”
Chuck Biel “The Other Side”
Andy Prieboy “Take Her Where The Boys Are”
Art of Noise “Close (The The Edit)”
YES “Arriving UFO”
ELO “Mr. Blue Sky”
The Beatles “All You Need Is Love”
DEVO “Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA”
Elvis Costello “Green Shirt”
Kate Bush “Suspended in Gaffa”
Oingo Boingo “Nasty Habits”
Emerson Lake and Palmer “Tarkus”
Mike Batt “Love Makes You Crazy”
Lene Lovich “What Will I Do Without You”
Joe Jackson “Soul Kiss”
Hazel O’Connor “Breaking Glass”
Elvis Costello and Glenn Tilbrook “From A Whisper To A Scream”
The Stranglers “The Raven”
The Aquabats “Play Doh”
Frank Zappa “Flakes”
Franz Ferdinand “Take Me Out”
The Beatles “Hey Bulldog”
Madness “Rise and Fall”
DEVO “Gates of Steel”
Kate Bush “Army Dreamers”
Gary Numan “Cars”
Royal Crown Revue “Hollywood Tale”
Oingo Boingo “Goodbye, Goodbye”
You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 9 AM, Saturday at Noon and Midnight, Monday at 11 AM, and next Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM 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.