Tuesday on The AIR  we deliver brand-new episodes of Radio Free Charleston and The Swing Shift. It’s a block of programs that let you support the local scene and indulge your dancing desires. 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 newish Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with the new singles from The Settlement, and bring you one all-new hour of RFC, and one encore of an early RFC Volume Three episode from over six years ago that originally aired on Voices of Appalachia. Your PopCulteer is planning to come up with some excuse for slacking off again and insert it into this place-holder paragraph, eventually.  We do manage to bring you some killer new and vintage local and independent music in our first hour, plus some really great stuff in hours two and three.

After the first hour of RFC, stick around because the second hour revives an old Radio Free Charleston from 2015, which hasn’t been heard by human ears in almost six years. This was the show I recorded right after my first visit to Toy Fair in New York, and my voice is shot, but the all-localish music is pure ear candy.

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

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hour one
The Settlement “Opening Remarks Volumes One and Two”
Novelty Island “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”
Guitarmy of One “Nonesuch Napoleon Solo”
The Swivel Rockers “Lost Without Your Love”
David Synn “Walrus and the Carpenter”
All Torches Lit “Swim”
Jim Lange “Coming ‘Round Again”
Al Stewart “Paint By Numbers (demo)”
Juliana Hatfield “The Shame of Love”

hour two
Timothy Price “Kashmir”
Byzantine “Purity”
Burt Reynolds Death Metal Experiment “Finding Emo”
Science of the Mind “Taste My Fist”
The Renfields “Mars Attacks”
Under The Radar “Mothman Prophecy #1”
Radio Cult “Man Made Monster”
Linnfinity “Martian’s Bloom”
Sheldon Vance “No Reason To Ask Why”
Stone Ka-Tet “Here It Comes Again”
Stark Raven “It Never Goes Away”
Wolfgang Parker “Blood Red Water”
Pepper Fandango “Make-out Bandit”
Crack The Sky “Still Be There”

hour three
Timothy Price “Classical Gas”
Spencer Elliott “Some Forgotten Color”
Josh Buskirk “Neck Ties”
Punk Jazz “?”
Doctor Curmudgeon “?”
Underdog Blues Revue “Crescent City Stroll”
Trielement “Nut Butter”
John Lancaster “A Penchant for Hell on Earth part two”
The Jasons “Church Hymn”

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 Noon and Midnight,  and  Monday at 11 AM, 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.


After RFC, stick around for encores of MIRRORBALL at 1 PM, and Ska Madness at 2 PM.

After a few weeks off from fresh episodes of our Tuesday music specialty show, The Swing Shift returns with today’s all-new episode at 3 PM. This week our show is a bit blue. It’s not sad or anything, but while I was putting the show together, I noticed that the first several songs all had the word “blue” in their title or the band’s name, so I decided to run with it. Check out the playlist, in case you want to feel blue…

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Maria Muldaur and Tuba Skinny “Big City Blues”
Stan Kenton “I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues”
Louis Prima “Alice Blue Gown”
Buck Clayton and the Marlowe Morris Trio “Blue Moon”
The Rusties Blues Band “Sweet Home Chicago”
Peggy Lee “Blues In The Night”
The Swing Shift Big Band “Blue Five Jive”
The Mighty Blue Kings “I Can’t Stop It”
Woody Herman “Blues For Red”
Royal Crown Revue “The Walkin’ Blues”
Frank Sinatra “The Birth of the Blues”
Louis Jordan “Blue Light Boogie”
Glenn Miller “Rhapsody in Blue”
Indgo Swing “Red Door Blues”
Brian Setzer Orchestra “’49 Mercury Blues”

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