It’s Tuesday on The AIR  and you know what that means. Today we deliver unto you yet another one-third-new, three-hour  episode of Radio Free Charleston.  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).

Yes, it’s one more hybrid edition of Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.   Unlike the last time we did this, a couple of weeks ago, this week we open with a full hour of  local music, and then we hit you with two hours of classic Radio Free Charleston International from 2017.

Our first hour, in addition to being mostly local, is also mostly Americana. I’ve been lax in covering the more rural music on RFC lately, so I figured I’d make up for it here. Hours two and three go back four-and-a-half years to an episode of RFC International that was comprised almost entirely of then-new music. So now it’s a bit of a quaint time capsule.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (live links will take you to the artist’s pages where possible)…

RFCV5 076

hour one
Dave McLanahan “Banjo Man”
Sierra Ferrall “Hey Me, Hey Mama” (Ray LaMantange)
Cannon Sodaro Band “The Gorge”
Annie Neely “Hero”
Mike Pushkin “Wrecking Ball”
The New Relics “The Only Vice That Ever Left Me”
Heavy Set Paw Paws “Waters”
Baked Shrimp “Super Human Mutant”
Blue Million “How Long Must I Wait”
Crazy Jane “Out Of Nowhere”
Jeff Ellis “If He’s So Good To You”
Ona “Pipestem”
Matt Mullins and The Bringdowns “I Wish You Well”

hour two
Gary Numan “If I Said”
Ringo Starr “Back Off Boogaloo”
Foo Fighters “Dirty Water”
Yusef “The Laughing Apple”
St. Vincent “Los Angeles”
Greg Howe “Push It On”
The Contortionist “Reimagined”
Weezer “Beach Boys”
The Foxholes “Andromeda Blues”
The Used “Over and Over Again”
Living Colour “Preachin’ Blues”
El Goodo “It Makes Me Wonder”
Dinner “Don’t Belong”

hour two
Sparks “Scandanavian Design”
DYGL “Boys On TV”
88 Fingers Louie “All The Right Words”
The Preatures “Yananda”
The Woggles “Tally Ho”
Johnny Lang “Signs”
Thirty Seconds To Mars “Walk On Water”
Mosquitos “Mexican Dust”
Tori Amos “Chocolate Song”
Secure Escape “Obsession Addiction”
The Waterboys “Morning Came Too Soon”
Brendon Small “The Agenda”
Gogol Bordello “Did It All”

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 Ska Madness at 2 PM. At 3 PM we have two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.