Tuesday on The AIR we have a hybrid episode of Radio Free Charleston plus an afternoon filled with carefully-chosen gems from The AIR archives. Yep, that means reruns.  If you want to hear the audio joyfullness yourself, you simply have to move 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.

This week we have one overstuffed hour of brand-new stuff on Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  The Second and third hours of the show feature an encore of a five-year-old episode of Radio Free Charleston International that hasn’t been broadcast since 2017.

Our new hour opens and closes with new music from Chicago’s Tautologic. You may remember them from our most recent video episode of Radio Free Charleston. Tautologic  has a new album coming out Friday, and on Thursday, you can read my interview with the band’s leader, Ethan Sellers right here in PopCult. We open with the title track of “Wheels Fall Off” and close our hour of new stuff with a song that we brought you performed live on the video show.

Last week’s show openers, The Swivel Rockers, are back with another new track, and now you can purchase their EP from Bandcamp, which you really ought to go do, ’cause it’s great! And you may remember, The Swivel Rockers were also on our most recent video episode. It’s almost like we planned this or something.

Our new hour also features fresh-out-of-the-oven music from old old pal, John Radcliff, plus new tracks from The Settlement, Unmanned, Boldly Go, and Lady D

It was easy to fill out a new hour of great music, but this week’s excuse for bringing back an old RFC International to fill out our three-hour running time is that…mowing season has begun, and my office/studio is not soundproof. So I’m recording this episode of the show after midnight, early on the morning that it will air. Of course, as soon as I got started recording my announcing segments, the late-night stoner skateboard guy went right by the office window.

Luckily, our archived show is pretty damned eclectic and impressive.

Check out the playlist to see all the goodies we bring you this week…

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hour one

Tautologic “Wheels Fall Off”
The Swivel Rockers “Fall”
Lady D “Karma Is A Bitch”
Andy Prieboy “Wine Red and TV Blue”
John Radcliff “It Goes Down”
mediogres “Burt Reynolds Owes Us One”
Unmanned “January”
Boldly Go “First Contact”
David Synn “Kiss of Judas”
3.2 “never”
Liquid Canvas “Spirit Molecule”
Lene Lovich “Shadow Walk”
The Settlement “Disappear”
Tautologic “High School Reunion”

hours two and three

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”
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 Thursday at 3 PM, Friday at 9 AM and 7 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, Sunday at 11 AM and the next Monday at 8 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

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.


The AIR spends the rest of the day living in the past. 1 PM sees an encore of last week’s new episode of Mel Larch’s MIRRORBALL.

At 2 PM we offer up a classic episode of Steven Allen Adams’ NOISE BRIGADE, loaded with the punkiest ska and the ska-most punk you can imagine. NOISE BRIGADE alternates weeks with Psychedelic Shack  Tuesdays at 2 PM, with replays Wednesday at 10 PM, Thursday at 9 AM, Friday at 1 PM, Saturday at 8 AM, Sunday at 9 AM and Monday at 7 PM.

Because of the aforementioned deluge of folks releasing their pent-up sexual mowing energy all day The Swing Shift  brings you episodes that originally aired a couple of months ago at 3 PM.

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesdays at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 2 PM,  Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 10 AM, only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.

Those are Tuesday’s music shows on The AIR. Leave a comment and let us know what you think.