rfci-logo-7-07-03Thursday, as I have told you before, is the day of the week where we drop a new Radio Free Charleston International on an unsuspecting public at 3 PM on The AIR. This week is no different in that regard. Tune in at the website, or on this swell embedded radio player…

This week we celebrated our country’s independence, and on RFC International we celebrate your PopCulteer’s independence, as he plays any music that he damn well pleases.

After a morning and afternoon filled with great new music plus special replays of Curtain Call, Ska Madness and Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, we drop a megaton bomb of  music on Radio Free Charleston International at 3 PM with yet another show that harkens back to the glory days of free-format radio.

Listeners will get to hear fantastic music, much of it brand-new, from Arcade Fire, Fallout Boy, Regina Spektor, Cheap Trick, The Tubes, Styx, plus a ton of new artists like Trever Sensor, Toads of the Short Forest and Zalza . It’s another of our trademark chop-logic episodes that shouldn’t work, but on RFC International, we somehow find a way to make it all flow into a cohesive musical experience. Look for the playlist after the jump.

You can hear Radio Free Charleston International on The AIR Thursday at 3 PM, with replays Friday at 9 AM and 10 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Sunday at 1 AM and 10 PM.

Preceding RFC International on Thursday,you can listen to local music on  Radio Free Charleston at 2 PM, with another recent episode of our local music showcase at 5 PM. Then it’s The New Music Show at 6 PM , and The Crazy Show at 6:30 PM. In prime-time, it’s this week’s episodes of The Swing Shift and Curtain Call, followed at 10 PM by Live From The Empty Glass (this week featuring Travis Stephens and Matt McGuire). All night long after that, it’s a marathon of The Swing Shift.

Here’s that magical playlist for Radio Free Charleston International:

Trevor Sensor  “Andy Warhol’s Dream”
Midnight Oil  “Don’t Wanna Be Forgotten”
Toads of the Short Forest “The Emeralds Gleam”
Superfruit  “Vacation”
Arcade Fire  “Everything Now”
The Beach Boys “I Was Made To Love You”
Advection Stride  “Reverse Universe”
Jaymes Young  “Two People”
Styx  “Red Storm”
Fallout Boy  “Champion”
The Tubes  “Talk To You Later (Live)”
Modern Talking “Atlantis Is Calling”
ELP  “Paper Blood”
Regina Spektor  “On The Radio (Live)”
Cheap Trick  “Gonna Raise Hell (Live)
Zalza  “Lights In The Sky”
Prince  “Sex Me, Sex Me Not”
Duane Eddy and Ravi Shankar  “The Trembler”
Alice Cooper  “Paranoic Personality”
Raygon Cowboys  “Painful Reminder”
The Samurai of Prog  “Elements of Life”
Stockhausen Syndrome  “Rowdy Roddy Piper At The Gates of Dawn”
Sandy Alex G  “Bobby”