Tuesday finds yet another partly-new Radio Free Charleston on The AIR.  Our first hour of  Radio Free Charleston is accompanied by a classic two-hour episode of Radio Free Charleston Volume Four, that dates back to April, 2016.

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

Our first hour is a collection of cool new, and newly-acquired music, and as a change of pace, we only feature a handful of local tracks, and a wealth of great indie music from Chicago, Nashville, London, North Carolina and all over the world. We do have new local music from Brian Diller and Jim Lange, though.

Opening our show is Chicago’s Cosmic Bull. “Once the Dust Settles” will appear on the album Band Substances to be released on Friday, March 8 and Cosmic Bull will be celebrating the release with a show that night at Chicago’s Gallery Cabaret. We also have a new song from Brian Diller, who is performing twice in Charleston this weekend: Friday Brian returns to Bridge Road Bistro, while Saturday he opens for Chris Smither (whose name I totally blanked on) at the Clay Center’s Walker Theater as part of the Woody Hawley Concert Series.

Our second and third hours are an early episode of Radio Free Charleston Volume Four, where I play a selection of local music by some of our top bands, along with a deep dive into the video archives of RFC.  I’m hoping my voice recovers enough to do a three-hour show next week. I’ve been scheduling reruns of The Swing Shift lately, too, and I’ve got a three-part series on Boogie Woogie laid out as soon as I feel like recording it.

The links in the first hour of the playlist will take you to the pages where you can learn more about each artist and buy their music or find out where to see them.

RFC V5 163

hour one
Cosmic Bull “Once The Dust Settles”
Brian Diller “Fill My Eyes”
The Paranoid Style “The Ballad of Pertinent Information”
The Broken Relics “Here’s To You Kid”
Skafish “Executive Exhibitionist”
Wall of Voodoo “Room With A View (live)”
The Tom McGees “FCJ”
Carey Ott/Freaks of Nashville “World Gone Crazy”
Novelty Island “Hotspur”
Jim Lange“The Golden Arrows of the Morning”
Chuck Biel “The Morning With You”
Ann Magnuson “L.A. Donut Day”
63 Eyes“Ninth Grade Child”
Velez Manifesto “Just One Touch”

hour two
QIET “Kiss of the Universe”
Blue Million “Next Year”
Diablo Blues Band “Price of a Broken Heart”
Underdog Blues Revue “Back Door Blues”
The Horse Traders “Nothing At All”
The Ruins “Used To Be Friends”
Jordan Andrew Jefferson “One Step At A Time”
Jack Grifftith “With A Girl Like You”
The Buttonflies “Lil’ Birdie”
Go Van Gogh “I Can’t Sleep At Night”
Hellblinki “Bella Ciao”
Joe Vallina “Suzy Said So”
Linnfinity “Seeswa Love”

hour three
Ann Manguson “I Met an Astronaut”
Carpenter Ants “Blessing”
Bob Clay “Fuel For The Fire”
Todd Burge “Hey, Little Christian Girl”
Paul Calicoat “Soul of Stone”
The Pretenders “The Wait”
Casi Null “Blue Haze”
Punk Jazz “Little Star”
Option 22 “Soul Song”
Radio Cult “Saturday Midnight Double Feature”
Stephen Beckner “Come On (We Gotta Get On Home)”
Feast of Stephen “No Vaccination”
Deron Baker “Gravel”
Douglas Imbrogno with Melanie Larch “Bring Sunshine When You Come”

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 offer up a classic episode of The Swing Shift.

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.