It’s another double-shot of new shows Tuesday on The AIR  as we deliver a  new episode of Radio Free Charleston and a new edition of The Swing Shift. That’s two new programs totalling four hours of great musical enjoyment that might just take us into February with a swing.  You simply have to poke your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to the cool embedded player over at the top of the right column (If you’re reading PopCult on a desktop, that is. Phone readers have to go to the website).

We have a  killer new Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with a track from a brand-new album from our old friend, Paul Calicoat, and offer up new local music from Minor Swing, Disarm The Fallen and The Mediogres, plus lots of other great local artists as well as the best independent music we can find from around the world, and a track or two from legends like Elvis Costello.

Paul actually opens up our first and our second hour, and Minor Swing manages to cross over into today’s new episode of The Swing Shift.

Our third hour is an encore of an episode of Radio Free Charleston Volume Four from four years ago this week. This one-hour show was a preview of the epic Rubber Soul Beatles marathon, which happened February 2, 2018. You’ll hear Rubber Soul with special guests Casey Litz, Erin Elizabeth and Mrs. PopCulteer, Mel Larch, plus we have other local bands offering their takes on Beatle classics.

Check out the playlist below to see all the cool tunes (live links will take you to the artist’s pages)…

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hour one
Paul Calicoat “Guns”
Joe Ely “Gallo Del Cielo (Live)”
Reptaliens “Like A Dog”
The January Lanterns “Flyover Country”
Yard Act “Tall Poppies”
Baked Shrimp “No2 4U”
Cassius At Best “Coral”
Minor Swing “Blue Drag”
Elvis Costello “Trick Out The Truth”

hour two
Paul Calicoat “In Spite of This”
Jordan Andrew Jefferson “Hide In Your Car”
Asking Alexandria “Never Gonna Learn”
The Dollyrots “Into The Glass”
Mediogres “Extra Dirt II”
Lickerish Quartet “Magic Number”
J Marinelli“Where’d They Have Us”
Baked Shrimp “Perry Mason Exoneration”
The Members “Sound of the Suburbs”
Red Audio “Moneytree”
The Dollyrots “High School Never Ends”
The Science Fair Explosion  “Kornchips”
Save Ferris “Golden Silence”
Disarm The Fallen “Last Breath”
Hate Your Face “Bleeding Me”

hour three
Rubber Soul with Mel Larch “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”
Rubber Soul with Casey Litz “The Devil In Her Heart”
“I’ll Cry Instead”
“Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby”
Rubber Soul with Erin Elizabeth “I Me Mine”
Rubber Soul in rehearsal 2011
“Back In The USSR”
“Dear Prudence”
“Yer Blues”
Go Van Gogh “I Am The Walrus”
Under The Radar “Eleanor Rigby”
Captain Crash and The Beauty Queen “Across The Universe”
Go Van Gogh “Requiem For Pepperland”
Rubber Soul in rehearsal 2009
“All You Need Is Love”
Rubber Soul with Mel Larch “Cry Baby, Cry”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays 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 MIRRORBALL at 1 PM, and NOISE BRIGADE at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we have a brand-new episode of The Swing Shift. This week the show is a mixtape tribute to Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and The Quintette du Hot Club de France (which I manage to refer to as “The Hot Five” at least once during the show).  We open the show with Minor Swing, a Charleston based band that takes their name from one of Reinhardt and Grapelli’s classic tunes. Minor Swing is Ray Singleton – guitar, Alasha Al-Qudwah – violin, Jim Martin – bass and Andrew Winter – guitar, and you can hear them on today’s new RFC, too.

You’ll hear a wild mix of swinging guitar and gypsy violin, and a few surprises as well.

Check this playlist.

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Minor Swing “Minnie’s Manouche”
Django Reinhardt “Confessin'”
Pink Turtle “Money Money Money”
The Monkey Swingers “Swing 2”
Steve Howe “The Continental”
Stephane Grapelli “Tangerine”
Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grapelli “Crazy Rhythm”
Hot Sugar Band “Blue Drag”
Squirrel Nut Zippers “Little Mother In Law”
Vigilone, Creni, Gattone Gypsy Jazz Trio “Django Tiger”
The Quintette du Hot Club de France “I Got Rhythm”
Duke & Dukies “After You’ve Gone”
Minor Swing “Evil Woody”
Stephane Grapelli “Lover Come Back To Me”
Django Reinhardt “Minor Swing”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesdays at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM, Friday at 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.