rfci-june-variant-005Your PopCulteer is hard at work editing the ToyLanta 2018 wrap-up video. There will be a post with a detailed run-down of the show and photos later today, but we wanted to give you a heads up that you can hear part of ToyLanta Thursday on Radio Free Charleston International, Thursday at 3 PM on The AIR. Tune in at The AIR website, or on this particularly cool embedded radio player…

This week we bring you a special episode of Radio Free Charleston International. This is a bootleg recording of Radio Cult at ToyLanta, recorded March 10, 2018. Radio Cult is the house band for ToyLanta and every year they put on a heck of a show in one of the conference rooms at the Marriott Century Center.

The cool part is that they have convention-goers join them onstage. In this show you will hear Mike Gardner and Alex Massey guest on guitar, JD Luck on bass, a couple of guys whose name I didn’t catch on drums and Jas Ingram on Theremin. You’ll also get to hear guest vocals by Dan Cioffi, David Lane, Jas Ingram and Mel Larch, among others.

It was a real kick to see Mrs. PopCulteer join the band late in the show on “Country Roads” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit, ” since she wasn’t really feeling up to singing at the beginning of the show.

This recording, like our Rubber Soul Beatles marathon, is bootleg-quality, so don’t expect a lossless 5.1 audio mix or anything. I do think it conveys the pure fun of Radio Cult’s performance. You’ll hear a few Radio Cult originals and covers of everything from AC/DC to KISS, to Skynyrd to Nena and Madonna. There’s even a snippet of Queen in there.

You can hear this special edition of Radio Free Charleston International Thursday at 3 PM, Friday at 9 AM and 10 PM, Saturday at 1 PM and Midnight, Sunday at 3 PM and next Tuesday at 11 PM, exclusively on The AIR.