It’s Tuesday on The AIR  and that means it’s Radio Free Charleston time, and we’re back from our allergy-induced week off with another 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 here, and  listen to the cool embedded player found elsewhere on this page.

We have three full hours of music, much of it new, local and not, at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.   This week our latest Radio Free Charleston has killer new tunes from Frenchy And The Punk, Todd Rundgren and Rivers Cuomo, Todd Burge, Queen, The Company Stores, Dave Davies, David Synn, Bjork, The Paranoid Style and many more. We play a couple of Frenchy and The Punk songs from their forthcoming album, Zen Ghost, which is due out October 28.

Also, I’m still a bit raspy from the last week, but I was awake for the whole show, so that’s good.

Throughout the show we continue our mix of local, independent and major-label artists, just to keep you on your toes.  This week we veer a little proggy, a little ska, a little metal. All kinds of music are welcome here on RFC. Just a warning, parts of the show aren’t really safe for work, but then you probably already knew that. Also, the Rundgren/Cuomo song is a potential major league earworm. Despite our local leanings, we do get a little international this week, with artists from Poland, Niger, Japan, Iceland, The UK, and Kentucky.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store. Live links will take you to the artist’s page…

RFC V5 106

Frenchy And The Punk “Come In And Play”
Todd Rundgren and Rivers Cuomo “Down With the Ship”
Todd Burge “I Hope Fred Doesn’t Get Rabies”
Nervous Twitch “What The Hell”
Queen “Face It Alone”
The Company Stores “Maria”
Dave Davies “This Precious Time (Long Lonely Road)”
David Synn “Killing Time”
Bjork “Atopos”
Deftones “Drive”
The Anchoress “Friday I’m In Love”
J Marinelli “Are You Terrified”
James Townsend “Americana Ruse”

hour two
Frenchy And The Punk “If The World Doesn’et End First”
The Paranoid Style “Steve Cropper Plays Femme Fatale”
David Bowie “Breaking Glass”
Mdou Moctar “Chismiten”
Todd Tamenend Clark “Surrealistic San Francisco”
Beggars Clan “Divide and Conquer”
Sari Ska Band “Robota”
Three’s Company Blues “Pray For The Thunder”
Julian Cope “Boris Good Enough”
Corduroy Brown “Sponge”
Bane Star “Winterspring”
Ann Magnuson “I’m A Man”
Tyler Childers “Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven (Joyful Noise Version)”

hour three
Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Fleez”
Todd Burge “My Kinda Town”
Flower Companyz “Uta No Naked”
Minor Swing “Waltz For Django”
Steve Howe “The Continental”
Billy Idol “Running From The Ghost”
Disarm The Fallen “Cold Dead Night”
The Company Stores “American Dream Girl”
The Heavy Editors “Time Travel”
Spencer Elliott “Ellipsos”
Weezer “I Can’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me”
The Murlocs “Bellarine Ballerina”
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros “Johnny Appleseed”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Wednesday at 9 AM,  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 Curtain Call at 2 PM.  At 3 PM we have two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.