It’s Tuesday on The AIR  and you know what that means. Today it’s time for yet another one-third-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 on this page, and  listen to the cool embedded player over at the top of the right column (If you’re reading PopCult on a desktop, that is. Phone readers have to go to the website).

Yes, it’s one more hybrid edition of Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.   This week we open with a full hour of  local and independent music, and then we hit you with two hours of classic Radio Free Charleston International from 2019.

Our first hour, opens with new music from Amos Steel Co., who you will be reading about here in PopCult as they play more local gigs. You’ll also hear brand-new music from The Heavy Editors (featuring former Feast of Stephen six-stringer, Joe Vallina), The Smile, Bane Star, The Settlement and making his RFC debut, Corduroy Brown. We also have a new tune from Jim Lange and a song from Chicago’s all-girl punk band, Mystery Action.

The second and third hours of our show re-present a mixtape edition of Radio Free Charleston International from July, 2019, when yours truly was in rough shape after a quick trip to Chicago when the heat index was 117, This fever-dream playlist makes no sense on paper, but it sure sounds good.

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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Amos Steel Co. “The Ballad of Amos Steel”
The Heavy Editors “Time Travel”
The Smile “Thin Thing”
Bane Star “You Should Have Seen Her”
The Settlement “Riff Destroyer”
Dubioza Kolectiv “Traktorska”
Mystery Action “War Beat”
Corduroy Brown (featuring Alro McKinley) “Secret Wars”
XTC “I’d Like That”
The Black Keys “War Child”
Jim Lange “Early Morning Affirmation”
Jazz Sabbath “Paranoid”
Minor Swing “Limehouse Blues”

hour two
Children of the Sun “Her Game”
Joe Jackson “Steppin’ Out (live)”
Elvis Costello “This Town”
Rosalie Cunningham “House of the Glass Red”
Tim Heidecker “Insomnia”
Agwabom “POTUS The Alien”
Harry Nilsson “I’d Rather Be Dead”
Squirrel Nut Zippers “Beast of Burgandy”
Plasmawine “Sell Yo Mum”
Manfred Mann “Chicago Institute”
Perspective Vortex “Out of Time”
The Ivory Elephant “Maybe I’m Evil”
Mini Mansions “I Should Be Dancing”

hour three
The Shadows “Atlantis”
Quiet Life “Get Up”
Terry Draper “Once Upon A Memory”
Soundgarden “Black Hole Sun (Live)”
Paul McCartney “Frank Sinatra’s Party”
The Alarm “Armegedden In The Morning”
Space Raptor “Psychedelic Warfare”
Violent Femmes “Hotel Last Resort”
Stray Cats “Devil Train”
Shriekback “The King In The Tree”
Matt Berry “Lord Above”
Kitty Rose and the Rattlers “Missing The Train”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Thursday at 2 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 Ska Madness at 2 PM. At 3 PM we have two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.