While The 2019 PopCult Gift Guide is winding down this week The AIR is in holiday mode. We’re offering up Special Christmas episodes of Radio Free Charleston and The Swing Shift, plus a brand-new episode of NOISE BRIGADE with Steven Allen Adams. You may point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to this happy little embedded radio player…

Because we’re playing Ska and Swing on The AIR today, we’re going to interject our next pick in The 2019 PopCult Gift Guide here. The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies manage to straddle the worlds of retro Swing and Third Wave Ska, and because of that, we’re going to suggest that you get their new album, Bigger Life. This new collection of songs has Ska Tunes, Swing Tunes, and some that defy catagorization. I swear I even heard a bagpipe on one song. You can watch a couple of music videos from the album at this PopCult post.

As the band transitions away from the “Cherry Poppin'” aspect of their name, go buy the new album as a download, autographed CD or vinyl record, and give it to the Ska/Swing loving goofball on your holiday shopping list. It’s available any way you want it at their website.

We’ve played tracks from this album on The Swing Shift, Radio Free Charleston International and NOISE BRIGADE already. Come see what the fuss is all about.

And speaking of NOISE BRIGADE, it’s new at 2 PM Tuesday. See what Steven has in store for us…


Bite me Bambi “Holiday Cheer”
Bite me Bambi “Crazy”
Big D and the Kids Table “Yellin’ in My Ear”
The Planet Smashers “Hookie”
The Forces of Evil “Angry Anthem”
J-Mi and Midi-D “Ghostbusters (The Real Og Mix)”
Call me Malcolm “All My Nameless Friends Keep Flying “Reason”
Hawthorne Heights “Hard to Breathe”
Masked Intruder “25 to Life”
Rancid “Xmas Eve (She Got Up and Left Me”
Hepcat “I Can’t Wait”
Deer Tick “Let’s All Go To The Bar”
Goldfinger “King For A Day”
Stacked Like Pancakes “Planetary”
Dance Hall Crashers “Just Like That”
No Doubt “Open the Gate”
No Doubt “Oi to the World”

NOISE BRIGADE will alternate weeks with Psychedelic Shack Tuesday’s at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 11 AM, Thursday at 8 AM and 10 PM, Friday at Noon, Saturday at 10 AM, Sunday at 4 PM and Monday at 7 PM.