Once again it’s Tuesday on The AIR  and that means it’s time for a new  Radio Free Charleston! 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.

We have three full hours of new stuff on Radio Free Charleston this week, with loads of new music, tons of old music–some of it local, some not. Much of the show is a deep dive into the RFC Archives, but the new stuff is bright and shiny, so it should keep your attention for the full three hours.

Our new local tracks this week come from Golden, Payback’s A Bitch, Massing and more. New Indie music is courtesy of Novelty Island, Dave Strong, Andy Prieboy, Nervous Twitch, The Anchoress, Ian Hunter and more.

On top of that, we have quite a few gems from the past forty years of The RFC Archives.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store. Live links (where available) will take you to the artist’s pages so you can find out more about them, buy their music and find out where to see them perform live…

RFC V5 129

hour one
Golden “Wrong Way”
Weedhaven Laughing Academy “Fight Song”
Abandon The Ship “Burning The Night”
Dave Strong “Katie Is A Chainsmoker”
The Dollyrots “Still Holding On”
The Dirteez “Talisman”
Law Biting Citizens “Selective Memory”
Andy Prieboy “Five Simple Rules”
Garbage “Cities In Dust”
The Long Lost Somethins “Voyeur”
Byzantine “Purity”
Nervous Twitch “More Than Enough Warning”
The Company Stores “Ways”
Cassius At Best “Spearate Identity”

hour two
Payback’s a Bitch “Get Up…Go”
Safetybelt “Look Down”
Rain May Fall “Remember Everything”
Feast of Stephen “Chemical City”
Hazel O’Connor “Will You”
City Boy “The Blind Leading The Blind”
Under Social “Dead Inside”
Treasure Cat “Battle of Britain”
The Mars Volta “Graveyard Love (acoustic)”
Ian Hunter “I Hate Hate”
The Melvins “Stop Moving To Florida”
Farnsworth “American Dream”
Bad Keys of The Mountain “Don’t Think Twice”
Todd Rundgren, Geoff Downes, Zoot Horn Rollo, Scott Connor “Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)”

hour three
Massing “Go Away”
Novelty Island “Stitches”
The Anchoress “This Is Yesterday”
Audrey Smiley “Peppermint and Innocence (Pie Mix)”
Bottle and Bride “Snake Oil”
Blue Twisted Steel “Fight For Your Life”
Hello June “Fight, Don’t Fight”
The Defectors “Johnny”
Laser Beams “Patrick Morrisey”
Keith Hell “Paranoia Swing Swing”
Under The Radar “Dog Day Dallas Doo Dah Demons”
The Ghosts of Now “Patton’s Blues”
Hasil Adkins “If You Want To Be My Baby”

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 3 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 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’re going to bring you the first two parts of the History of Swing, which ran from episode 99 to episode 103 on The Swing Shift. We’ll bring you the final two parts next week, then the plan is to return with new episodes after that.

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.