It’s Tuesday on The AIR  and that means it’s Radio Free Charleston time, and we’re back from our week wandering around in Chicago with another new three-hour episode of Radio Free Charleston. 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.

We have three full hours of music, much of it new, local and not, at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.   This week our latest Radio Free Charleston has killer new tunes from Byzantine, John Radcliff, Nina Hagen, The Puncturists and many more artists.

Yours truly is back from the City of Wind, where he had a wonderful time that he will tell you all about this Friday. I think the vacation helped me recharge a bit, and this week’s show is pretty awesome.

Throughout the show we continue our mix of local, independent and major-label artists, just to keep you on your toes.  Byzantine’s new EP is incredible and we’re happy to open the show with a track from it.  Nick Carter, a New England-based singer/songwriter was brought to our attention by our Chicago connection. The Puncturists contacted us from the UK, and had the perfect song to kick off a punky set in our first hour. The rest of the show has tons of new tunes from Bottle and Bride, John Radcliff, NOFX, Adrian Belew, Frenchy and The Punk, J. Marinelli, Novelty Island and more.

I loaded this week’s show up because next week RFC will be bumped for the premiere of The AIR Christmas Party, which will hopefully include segments introduced by all of our music specialty show hosts.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store. Live links will take you to the artist’s page…

RFC V5 111

Byzantine “Purity”
Nick Carter “My Guitar Is My Compass”
The Anchoress “Sweetness Follows”
Jim Lange “Love Is Casual”
Zhang Ling “Salmon Love”
Jonathan Mason “Mourning The Ghosts”
Frenchy And The Punk “Oxygen”
The Puncturists “I Hate Living In A Place Like This”
Payback’s a Bitch “Star Star”
Nervous Twitch “Social Chameleon”
Unmanned “Rose Colored Lashes”
Todd Burge “Rapid Fire”
J Marinelli “What Columbus Wants”
Nina Hagen “United Women of The World”

hour two
Sierra Ferrell “Whispering Waltz”
John Radcliff “Tangle”
Buni Muni “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”
The Routes “Radioactivity”
The Long Lost Somethins “Great Bottom Lake”
NOFX “Don’t Count On Me”
Remnant Collective “Laika”
The Company Stores “There Went The Neighborhood”
Adrian Belew “Good Morning Sun”
Dukes of Stratosphear “Tin Toy Clockwork Train”
Andy Prieboy “All Your Hard Times”
Tautologic  “The Gospel Lady”
Wren Allen Band “Before Hello”
Tyler Childers “Purgatory”
Frank Zappa “City of Tiny Lights”

hour three
Novelty Island “Over & Over”
Bottle and Bride “Brighter”
Elk City “Your Time Doesn’t Exist”
Bane Star “I Almost Said Goodbye”
The Alright Maybes “Man Who Plays The Part”
Ann Magnuson “Blow Away”
Jobriath “Heartbeat”
Heavy Set Paw Paws “Song of Solomon”
Mediogres “Fever Dream”
The Paranoid Style “Alive And Vexing”
Alan Licht “Jump”
Elvis Costello “(I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea”

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 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 Curtain Call at 2 PM.  At 3 PM we have two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.