We have to dig into the archives today on The AIR.  We have a new episode of  Radio Free Charleston, but it’s a compilation of three episodes of RFC Volume 4 from five years ago.  To listen to The AIR, 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 found elsewhere on this page.  

You can hear Radio Free Charleston Tuesdays at 10 AM and 10 PM, with tons of replays throughout the week.

Normally I record Radio Free Charleston on Mondays.  However,  yesterday my electricity decided to take intermittent naps. The power would flicker off just long enough to shut down the computer and make me have to reboot everything.  That can take as much as fifteen minutes.

Naturally, this disrupted my normal routine.  After the fourth forced reboot in 90 minutes, I threw in the towel and found three episodes of RFC Volume 4, back when the show was all local and only lasted an hour, and put these together with a short new intro.

Because the power is still browning out and threatening to go out completely,  there are no links to the artist’s websites this week. If you get really curious, remember, Google is your friend.

The shows themselves are loaded with primo local music that goes back more than thirty years. There’s a healthy dose of stuff from the Charleston Playhouse days (including at least one track recorded there) and a lot of stuff that was new five years ago. We also have a lot of exclusive RFC video show tracks.

And the middle hour is a mixtape, so you don’t have to listen to my voice (that’s a deterrent for some folks). Keep your fingers crossed that we can get back to whatever passes for normal around here next week.

Check out the playlist.

RFC V5 170

hour one
The Big Bad “After Dark”
Speedsuit “So Did I”
Karen Allen “This War”
Bad Keys of the Mountain “Nothing Is Easy”
Todd Burge “Elvis From Hell”
Mother Nang “Knee Deep In Wine”
Amazing Delores “Love Magic”
Time And Distance “War”
Ghosts of Now “Deathburn”
Whitechapel District “How Heavy Is Thy Crown”
Marcie Bullock “Maybe Just Crazy”
Paul Calicoat “Trampled Flowers”
Stephanie Deskins “Godless”
Brian Diller & The Ride “Don’t Stop At Anything”
Mad Scientist Club “Thunder and Lightning”
Alan Griffith “Blowin’ In The Wind”

hour two
Three Bodies “Gardens of Hope”
600 Lbs of Sin “TJ’s Song”
Andy Park and the Kountry Katz “Attention”
Sahsa Colette and The Magnolias “Sweet”
Go Van Gogh “Planet of Psychotic Women”
John Radcliff “Somethings Got To Give”
Under The Radar “Krakatoa”
The Pistol Whippers “Lucky Boy”
The Carptenter Ants “Blessing”
Saprogen “Jam/Total Damnation”
Punk Jazz “Little Star”
Highway Jones “Shimmer”
Ovada “The Electric God”
Rudy Panucci “Jazz Sketch”
Hasil Adkins “Maybelline”

hour three
Kevin Scarbrough “End of The Day”
Beggars Clan “Glass of Water”
Fletcher’s Grove “Ride”
Mother’s Nature “Stand Back”
Mojomatic “That’s what The Blues Is All About”
Todd Burge “Back To The Races (Burlap)”
Holly And The Guy “Since I Met You”
Jay Parade “How This Ends”
John Lancaster “Phantom Moon”
Poor Man’s Gravy “That Which Should Never Be Played”
Feast of Stephen “Gomec”
Holden Caulfield “The Fields Still Burn”

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 2 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 classic 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.


After RFC, stick around for encores of last week’s episodes of  MIRRORBALL at 1 PM and Curtain Call at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we give you an encore of two recent episodes of The Swing Shift, because I couldn’t record a new one of these on Monday, either.

 You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM and 8 PM and Saturday afternoon, only on The AIR . You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.