Radio Free Charleston 94, “Star Wars Shirt” should be floating right up there above this text. (if it isn’t, click here). This very special episode features music from Byzantine, The Pistol Whippers and Adrian DeQuiros. There are also promotional announcements for The East End Pet Food Pantry and The Chemical Valley Rollergirls. Lastly we have animation by your humble PopCulteer.
Coincidentally, each of the musical performances on the show this week were shot with a single camera. I only mention this because it’s possible that you might not have noticed otherwise. Normally we do multiple-camera shoots on RFC, but this time we just happened to have three great one-camera clips.
We kick off the show this week with a promotional spot for The East End Pet Food Pantry, a new project designed to collect pet food and cat litter and distribute it to pet owners who are facing hard times . If you’d like to get involved, check out their Facebook Page or email them: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also plus the Meet and Greet by our old friends The Chemical Valley Rollergirls, (from episode 72) who will be appearing at our new friends, The Salvage Yard (from episode 91) , in the Charleston Town Center on March 5 from 6:30 PM to 9 PM. Meet our local roller derby queens and find out how you can join the team!
Our first musical guests are The Pistol Whippers, Charleston’s punkabilly legends. This clip comes from Eamon Hardiman’s long-in-the-works documentary on The Empty Glass, and it’s the last time the band played together. Brian and Bobby have been on the show since, as part of The Drunken Gentlemen, and are working on a top-secret new project. You’ll see both of those projects on RFC in the future. The Whippers tear through their song, “Naughty Boy.”
Our animation this time is by me.I am also responsible for the music, for which I will apologize in advance. The film, “82” is an attempt to cultivate a technique that could be used in some upcoming music videos.
Headlining this episode of the show is Byzantine. These legends of Mountain State Metal are reuniting for three shows early next month. They’ll be in Charleston at The Sound Factory on March 5. We are proud to present a never-before-seen live performance clip of the band, filmed at The Sound Factory in 2005, for their song “Jeremiad.” Big thanks go out to Donnie Searls of Every Second Pictures, who shot this clip and graciously allowed us to use it on the show. Donnie directed the music video for “Jeremiad,” and it’s a kick to finally have Byzantine on RFC. The reunion shows are expected to be the metal event of the year around here.
Wrapping things up we have Adrian DeQuiros, also known as “the guy with the accordian in front of the library. Adrian is an old friend of RFC, having appeared as part of Martyranny’s Collective Pulse way back on episode 14, 80 episodes ago. We spotted him on Capitol Street last Saturday night and whipped out our camera to capture some of his haunting space-age sea shanty music.
That’s it for the behind-the-scenes details on RFC 94. In two weeks RFC 95 will feature Eva Elution and tons of other cool stuff. RFC 96 will see the triumphant return of WATT 4.