Tuesday on The AIR  we offer up yet another patchwork edition of Radio Free Charleston. A double shot of magazine article deadlines is eating up much of my workday, and even on Columbo Day, when we pay tribute to the late Peter Falk, I was not able to carve out enough time to make new radio.

So instead we’re going back to 2017 to slap togther a show that’s jam-packed with three hours of great local and not-local music. You simply have to point 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.

At 10 AM and 10 PM you can hear this combination of RFC volume 4, episode 43 with RFC International number 34, both from early 2017. Both shows are loaded with great music, and neither has been heard anywhere for over four years. I do apologize for not providing any brand-new content for the show this week, but paying work beckons, and these are two great lost gems.

Check out this playlist.

RFCV5 065

hour one
Deni Bonet “A Perfect Storm”
Time And Distance “Live A Lie”
The Swivels “Panama”
The Company Stores “Bottom Out”
Linnfinity “Molly Marr of Rome”
Paul Calicoat “Dylan Stole My Life”
Billy Matheny “I Won’t Be Around”
The Big Bad “Shadowbrook Road”
Wolfgang Parker “Whisper Something German in my Ear”
Frenchy and The Punk “Why Should I?”
QiET “Get Found”
Go Van Gogh “Planet of Pyschotic Women”
Red Audio “Girl From Outer Space”
WATT 4 “I Don’t Deserve You”
The Concept “Guitar Pick In My Kool Aid”

hour two
Oingo Boingo “The Controller”
Neil Young “Sample and Hold”
Dubioza Kolectiv “Alarm Song”
Marc Ribot y Los cubanos postizos “Los Teenagers Bailan Changui”
The Cure “Let’s Go To Bed”
Red Vox “There She Goes”
The High Violets “Bells”
The Enid “Someone Shall Rise”
The Foreign Films “Sweet Sorrow”
The Hillbilly Moon Explosion “Heartbreak Boogie”
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band “Run Paint Run”
Mike & The Melvins “Dead Canaries”
The Residents “Japanese Watercolor”
St. Vincent “Krokodil”
The Dandy Warhols “Pope Reverend Jim”

hour three
Killing Joke “The Big Buzz”
Brian Eno “The Hour Is Thin”
Escapism “Ship To Shore”
The Range “Superimpose”
Filter “Pride Flag”
Dread Crew of Oddwood “Siren’s Song”
Atomic Rooster “Friday The 13th”
Black Stone Cherry “War”
Emerson Lake and Palmer “Toccata”
Hooverphonic “I Like The Way I Dance”
Danielle DeCosmo “Don’t Know What It Means”
The Buzzcocks “ESP”
Operators “Bring Me The Head”
Spoon “Hot Thoughts”

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 and 7 PM, Saturday at Noon and Midnight,  and  Monday at 11 AM, exclusively on The AIR. Now you can 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 two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.

My deadline commitments end Friday, so I should be back with a new three-hour episode of RFC next week. If I can squeeze it into the schedule, there might even be a new Beatles Blast tomorrow, too.