We have three full hours of RFC Tuesday on The AIR  your blogger and radio show host was able to squeak out a three-hour, new full-length Radio Free Charleston,  but real world intrusions forced me to put off finishing The Swing Shift until next week.

However, three full hours of great local, new and independent music is nothing to sniff at. To hear all this cool music 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.

At 10 AM and 10 PM you can hear three full hours of great music, much of it local, exclusively on The AIR.

The first hour of RFC is all-new goodness filled with new local stuff from The Heavy Set Paw Paws, Bane Star, Brian Diller and more, plus great indie stuff from our Chicago pipeline, and new music from The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Andy Prieboy.

Our second hour is more mellow, and opens and closes with two great female singer/songwriters, Catherine Campbell and Annie Neely, while the creamy filling is provided by a mix of mellow and relaxing music from Jim Lange, David Synn, Neostra Music, Fripp & Eno and more. I even tossed a Tango in there.

Hour three is much less mellow, with a definite metal edge, including new tracks from Byzantine, Cassius At Best, Voivod, Korn, Hawkwind and more. It’s a pretty wild and eclectic assortment of stuff to keep your ears all happy and interested. Links in the playlist will take you to the band’s websites.

Check out the playlist:

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Heavy Set Paw-Paws “Sangean Radio”
Bane Star “All Things Material”
Red Hot Chili Peppers “Aquatic Mouth Dance”
Scott Helland “Never End The Rocket Century”
Hello June “Dance”
The Bishops “Hold You Up”
Brian Diller “The Secret Chord”
Michael Lyzenga “Ruin”
Andy Prieboy “Everybody’s Got Something”
Feast of Stephen “Bankrobber”
69 Fingers “Pick It Up”
Mark Beckner “Win, Place Or Show”
The Thin Cherries “Weird World”
The Knickerbockers “Stick With Me”
The Standells “Riot On Sunset Strip”

hour two
Catherine Campbell “Wild and Free”
Jim Lange“Every Time”
David Synn with Matthew Fitzwater “No One”
Neostra Music “Light Movment”
Fripp & Eno “Evening Star (live)”
Spencer Elliott “Viking Lullaby”
Trio Con Abbandano “Los Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas”
Joseph Hale “Black and Blue”
David & David “Swimming In The Ocean”
Jordan Andrew Jefferson “When The Sun Goes Down”
Annie Neely “Big Ole Moon”

hour three
Andy Prieboy “A Long Life For Gwen”
Byzantine “Ancestry of the Antichrist”
Cassius At Best “Chimera”
We Broke The Weather “Niceberg”
6 Feet Under “What Would You Do”
Lost Decades “Chase Me”
Hawkwind “Assassins of Allah (live)”
Voivod “Paranormalium”
Payback’s A Bitch “Punk As Hell”
4OHMMONO “Entertain Me”
Korn “Disconnect”

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 Ska Madness at 2 PM. At 3 PM we have two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.  Your humble blogger and radio host had the phone day from Hell on Monday, and was only able to record RFC this week. Let’s hope for less hectic times ahead.