Tuesday on The AIR we deliver brand-new episodes of Radio Free Charleston, Psychedelic Shack and The Swing Shift. While you recover from the extended holiday season, you can still support the local scene (and the stoner scene and the Swing scene) here on The AIR.  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.

We have a special Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with the new single from Tautologic who appeared on our most recent RFC video show. We play their new single, “That’s What I Hear,” which is for sale at Bandcamp, with half the proceeds going to the ACLU.

We also show off new tunes from Lady D, Todd Burge, Rockwell’s Ghost, Neostra Music, Jim Lange, Rob Fetters and more, and you can find more info about those artists by clicking on their names in this very paragraph.

That’s all in the first hour of RFC, because the second hour revives an old Radio Free Charleston International from 2017, which hasn’t been heard by human ears in more than three years. I implore you to use your human ears to give it a listen. The second and third hours are packed with killer semi-obscure, yet very cool music.

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


hour one
Tautologic “That’s What I Hear”
Lady D “Karma Is A Bitch”
Todd Burge “I Got Drunk Again Last Night (live)”
Rockwell’s Ghost “Teabonix”
Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands “Jockey Full of Bourbon”
The Bounty “Go To Pieces”
Paul McCartney “Lavatory Lil”
Neostra Music “Gathering Fields”
Jim Lange “Elegy”
Rob Fetters “Turn This Ship Around”
Dreamcar “All Of The Dead Girls”
Jay Parade “Timeout”
Jerks “Blabbermouth”
Time And Distance “33 1/3”

hours two and three
Magna Carta Cartel “Sway”
Buckingham/McVie “Carnival Begin”
Yes “Future Times”
Avenged Sevenfold “Malagueña Salerosa (La Malagueña)”
Samurai of Prog “The Perfect Black”
The Stranglers “Dutchess”
Duncan MacKay and Georg Voros “The One With The Child In Her Eyes”
Paul McCartney “Oue est le Soleil”
Emerson Lake and Palmer “Taste of My Love”
Nad Sylvan “The Quartermaster”
Rita Ora “Your Song”
Brain May Kerry Ellis “Roll With You”
Chuck Berry “Dutchman”
The Surfaris “Wipe Out”
Crazy World of Arthur Brown “Fire”
Hughes-Turner Project “Death Alley Driver”
Strangers “Money Is Just Paper”
Cheap Trick “Gonna Raise Hell”
Raygun Cowboys “It’s Coming Down”
The Naturals “I Don’t Need A Car”
Todd Rundgren with Daryl Hall “Chance For Us”
Muse “Dig Down”
Gong “Oily Way”
Mew “Ay Ay Ay”

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 attempt to embed a low-fi, mono version of this show right in this post, right here so you can listen on demand. Let’s see if it works.

Son of a bitch! It worked!

Looks like we’ll be doing this moving forward. The audio quality is close to AM radio, but at least you can listen at will.  After 2008, I could never get embedded music to work in the Gazette-Mail version of PopCult.

I’m digging the new freedom, man.

Speaking of digging things, man, at 2 PM we offer up a new episode of Nigel Pye’s Psychedelic Shack, loaded with trippy music from the trippy era of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Nigel, ever the upright gentleman, has even sent along a playlist…

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Atomic Rooster “Death Walks Behind You”
Electric Food “Andy’s Breakdown Plantation”
Smash “Fail Safe”
My Solid Ground “Dirty Yellow Dust/The Executioner”
Mick Abrahams “Awake”
Marmalade “I’ve Been Around Too Long”
Heaven “Number Two”

Psychedelic Shack alternates weeks with NOISE BRIGADE  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. Let us try the embeddening thing again, shall we?

Yeah, that’s a game-changer.

We shall move on with today’s all-new episode of The Swing Shift at 3 PM. We are in a bit of a goofy Swing mood this week, tossing some bizarre surprises and novelty tunes into our usual mix of the greatest Swing Music of the last century. Who said you had to be serious to Swing?

Hell, it’s probably a detriment. Check out this playlist…

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Tony Bennett with Count Basie’s Big Band “Are You Having Any Fun?”
Lady Linn and her Magnificent Seven “Always Shine”
Frank Sinatra “Everybody’s Twistin'”
Shirley Bassey “You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet”
Al Hirt “Batman”
Harry James “Ciribiribin”
Paul Carrack “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
Pink Turtle “You Really Got Me”
Richard Cheese “Need You Tonight”
Sophia Loren “Mambo Bacan”
The New Orleans Johnnys “This Story”
Pavlov Stelar “Purple Moon”
Spike Jones “You Always Hurt The One You Love”
Glenn Miller “In The Mood”
Louis Jordan “Knock Me A Kiss”
Cab Calloway “Special Delivery n’2”
Olivia Newton John and The Tubes “Dancin’ Round and Round”

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.

What the heck, let’s go for the trifecta…


Those are Tuesday’s new shows on The AIR. Leave a comment and let us know what you think of the embedded programs in this post.