It’s another rare RFC premiere on a Thursday on The AIR  as we deliver unto you a brand-new episode of Radio Free Charleston, which should have been ready two days ago for our normal timeslot, but wasn’t because of real-world stuff that kept happening.

However, having rectified and resolved all of that falderol, Thursday  at 2 PM and 8 PM you simply have to take your cursor over and point it at the website, or you could just stay right here and  listen to the cool embedded player found elsewhere on this page, and you get three full hours of Radio Free Charleston loaded with cool new local music and cool new independent music and some really interesting recycled material from April, 2018.

Our first hour (plus a few minutes extra) is almost all recently-released music, some of it less than a week old. We open with brand-new music from Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns, and heap on the new local stuff with fresh tracks from Corduroy Brown, Softeeth, Mediogres, Massing, Verdeant and Abandon The Ship (who will also supply the opening track for next Tuesday’s new RFC). The indies are represented by Audrey Smiley, Logical Fleadh and Novelty Island. We also have new music from The Zombies and Nashville’s Jonny Strykes, whose EP is slated for an April 14 release.

Our second and third hours resurrect two of our one-hour, all-local editions of Radio Free Charleston from April, 2018.  I was sick as hell that month, and whine about it through both shows, but since they’re packed with so much killer local music I decided to re-share them with you anyway.

I should warn you that over the course of our three hours we jump around many different musical genre and styles, because RFC is free-format radio, and we sorta do that by definition.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (live links will take you to the artist’s pages where possible)…

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hour one
Matt Mullins and The Bringdowns “Follow The Leader (Heath’s Theme)”
Massing “Daisies (Ska Version)”
Softeeth “Shingles (demo)”
Chloe Florence (Verdeant) “Reckless”
Mediogres “Chef’s Kiss”
Corduroy Brown “Secrets”
Novelty Island “GoGo”
Abandon The Ship “One More For The Road”
Audrey Smiley “Peppermint and Innocence”
Jonny Strykes “Painted Love”
Those Pretty Wrongs “Always The Rainbow”
The Zombies “Merry Go Round”
Andy Prieboy “Home Ain’t Home”
Logical Fleadh “Coming Home”
Frenchy And The Punk “I’ll See You Again”

hour two
Poor Man’s Gravy “Leaving Today”
Brian Diller “Hey Mister Auctioneer”
Jordan Searls “Any Kind of Wind”
Dina Hornbaker “Black Coffee”
Sheldon Vance “Birthright”
Hitchcock Circus “Dirty Girl”
Three Bodies “My Friend”
Blue Million “Don’t Leave”
The Bounty “Buffalos”
Science of the Mind “Son of Sam”
David Synn “Anesthesia”
Karma To Burn “Bobbi, Bobbi, Bobbi, I’m Not”
BobaFlex “Strangle You”
Ptolemy “Event Horizon”

hour three
Speedsuit “Gwendoline”
John Inghram “Gospel”
Under Social “Away”
Tape Age “The Hanged Man”
Superfetch “Quirky Bubbles”
Bongwater “Schmoozedance”
Doktor Steamly “A Lab Near Arkham”
The BrotherSisters “Damn The Torpedoes”
Sasha Colette “Victory”
Total Meltdown “Wish You Were Here”
Sheldon Vance “Watch It Burn”
Feast of Stephen “Superfund”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Thursday at 2 PM and 8 PM on The AIR, with replays Friday at 9 AM and 9 PM, 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 at the bottom of this post,  so you can listen on demand. We’ll be back to our normal schedule with our next episode next Tuesday.