Once again we have come to Tuesday on The AIR  and you know what that means. Today we deliver unto you a one-third-new, three-hour  episode of Radio Free Charleston.  You simply have to poke 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).

We have a  hybrid edition of Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with a full hour of non-local music, from all over the world, with a mix of independent rising stars, grizzled veterans and even a New Wavish oldie or two.

However, the reason no local artists are in the first hour is because the second and third hours of our show bring you a classic, all local (ish) episode of Radio Free Charleston Volume Four, from six years ago. This hasn’t been heard for over five years, so consider it a really cool time capsule of the local scene.

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
The Stranglers “Water”
The Dollyrots “Vibration”
Guitarmy of One “Overtones of Hercules and Holmes”
Red Spot Rhythm Section with Claire Liparulo “Breakdown”
Ringo Starr “Just That Way”
The Lickerish Quartet “Bluebird’s Blues”
Tautologic “Covered In Grit”
Andy Prieboy “Heaven or Anaheim”
Tyler Pedersen “T-Boneasaurus”
IDKHOW “Lights Go Down”
Lene Lovich “Nightshift”
Ghost Twin “Blue Sunshine”
PM “You’re Too Much”
Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox “Video Killed The Radio Star”
Deep Purple “Let The Good Times Roll”

hour two
Hybrid Soul “Hate On Me”
Chuck Biel “The Other Side”
TriElement “Mind Frenzy”
Mark Wolfe “Gypsy Rant”
Punk Jazz “Eminence”
Mother Nang “Buy The Farm”
Some Forgotten Color “High Chair”
Spencer Elliott “Some Forgotten Color”
Superfetch “Sheen Dinner”
Three Bodies “Gardens Of Hope”
Larry Groce “What do You Think About”
Jordan Andrew Jefferson “Beyond Words”
Ann Magnuson “Disassociation”

hour three
Red Honey “Backs To The Wind”
Time And Distance “Live A Lie”
Westerberg High “Walking With A Ghost”
Hellblinki “Rust”
Charlie West All Stars “Frankenstein”
Charlie West All Stars “Snortin’ Whiskey”
Haulden Caulfield “The Field Still Burns”
The Nanker Phelge “Killer Took A Holiday”
Joe Vallina “Haven’t Got Enough”
QiET “Hirundieans”
Mike Morningstar and Rick Roberts “East End Bar”
The Swivel Rockers “Chemical City”
The Company Stores “Rollin’ In”
J Marinelli “Acceptable Faces”
Bobaflex “You Don’t Wanna Know”
The Renfields “Forbidden Planet”

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, 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.