Tuesday finds a partly-new Radio Free Charleston on The AIR.  Our first hour of  Radio Free Charleston is accompanied by a classic two-hour episode of RFC International, that dates back to April, 2016.

To listen to The AIR, 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.  

You can hear Radio Free Charleston Tuesdays at 10 AM and 10 PM, with tons of replays throughout the week.

Our first hour is a collection of cool new, and newly-acquired music, leading off with the Ohio-based band, The Broken Relics. They’re looking to expand their touring and will likely wind up playing in the Huntington/Charleston area real soon. I’ll keep you posted when that happens here in PopCult.

We also have new tunes from The Paranoid Style, Novelty Island, Jim Lange, The Anchoress, The Dread Crew of Oddwood, plus some classic local tracks from folks like Strawfyssh, Astrodot, Brian Diller, Velez Manifesto and Tilting at Windmills. And we also bring you the tune we promised last Sunday from Sgt. Van and the Highway Dogs.

Our second and third hours are an early episode of RFC International, where I play a selection of music that defies all logic and laws of nature. Just check out the playlist below and try to figure out how The Residents and Captain Beefheart fit into a show with Neil Young and Cheap Trick, and flow into Emerson Lake and Palmer and Iron Maiden.

The links in the first hour of the playlist will take you to the pages where you can learn more about each artist and buy their music or find out where to see them.

RFC V5 162

hour one
The Broken Relics “Rodeo”
Sgt. Van and the Highway Dogs “Nothing Can Hold Me Down”
Novelty Island “Sage Guitars”
Jim Lange “I’m A Weed”
The Paranoid Style “The Drop Is Steep”
Velez Manifesto “Dream of Life”
Strawfyssh “Mr. Biggs (live)”
Corduroy Brown “Bright Lives (live)”
The Anchoress “Asleep”
Tilting at Windmills “Sic Toons”
The Dread Crew of Oddwood  “Lawful Evil”
Astrodot “Stormy Blue”
Brian Diller “Loneliest Day”

hour two
Cheap Trick “Roll Me”
Neil Young “Sample and Hold”
Dubioza Kolectiv “Alarm Song”
Marc Ribot y Los cubanos postizos “Los Teenagers Bailan Changui”
Weezer “Thank God for Girls”
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”

hour three
The Dandy Warhols “Pope Reverend Jim”
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”
Iron Maiden “The Trooper”

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 2 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 classic 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 offer up a classic episode of The Swing Shift.

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.