Tuesday afternoon happens again this week, and on The AIR that means it’s time for a new  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.  

You can hear Radio Free Charleston Tuesdays at 10 AM and 10 PM, with tons of replays throughout the week.  This week we have one all-new hour, and two hours of a 2019 episode of RFC International that hasn’t been heard since the week it originally aired.

Kicking off this cool edition of our show is a newly-remastered recording of “Stripes With Stains,” a classic tune from Go Van Gogh, one of the original “RFC Fave” bands from back when there were giants in those days.  This comes courtesy of band member, Mark Beckner, who is in the process of digitizing the Go Van Gogh archives, and promises big things in the coming year. We don’t have a webpage to link to GVG in our playlist below, but we can guide you to all the other bands we play in our first hour.

And that first hour contains brand-new music from Buni Muni, Golden, Shake The Dead, Abigail Fierce, Ke$ha, The Korgis and more, plus I explain how I got the title of a song by Payback’s A Bitch wrong last week, and make good by playing the right song this time.  Plus, The Heavy Hitters Band make their RFC debut!

Our second and third hours are freeform music radio on steroids, and you’ll hear everything from a member of XTC covering The Bonzo Dog Band, to then-new music from the surviving Beatles to horror punk, post-punk psychedelica, Polish satirical prog-rock and more.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store. Where possible in the first hour, live links will take you to the artist’s pages so you can find out more about them, buy their music and find out where to see them perform live…

RFC V5 132

hour one
Go Van Gogh “Stripes With Stains”
The Heavy Hitters Band “Blame It On The Groove”
Buni Muni “Tennessee Walker”
The Korgis “Cold Tea (unplugged)”
Abigail Fierce “I Just Wanna Feel Okay Again”
Softeeth “Trainwreck”
Ke$ha “The Drama”
The Wearing Hands “Sieta Lunas”
Overvue “Overview Effect”
The Settlement “Stars”
Shake The Dead “Withered and Decayed”
Golden “Defeated”
Payback’s a Bitch “Get Up…Go (Live–for real this time)”
Dave Strong “C’mon Everybody”

hour two
Andy Partridge “Humanoid Boogie”
Moron Police “Beware The Blue Skies”
The Hatters “Обижен”
Wax “Right Between The Eyes”
Argyle Gooslby “Blood Cave”
Hans Gruber and the Die Hards “American Hero”
The Beautiful South “36D”
Residente “La Sombra”
Cherie Currie & Brie Darling “Something In The AIR”
Mark Knopfler “The Boxer”
Hollywood Vampires “Heroes”
PP Arnold “Different Drum”
The Pretenders “Stop Your Sobbing”
Buck O Nine “Tuff Rudeboy”
Ringo Starr “We’re On The Road Again”

hour three
Julian Cope “Psychedelic Revolution”
Waddy Wachtel “Wadraga”
Billy Sherwood “Sailing The Seas”
Terry Draper “Everything Will Be All Right”
Rupert Hine “Anvils In Five”
Paul McCartney “Dominos”
The Gift “Long Time Dead”
Fish On Friday “Godspeed”

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 2 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 classic 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 last week’s episodes of  MIRRORBALL at 1 PM and Curtain Call at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we offer up two classic episodes of The Swing Shift.  Over the summer,  I intend to ramp up production of new editions of The Swing Shift by producing spotlight episodes that will present a solid hour of music by Swing pioneers like Cab Calloway, Stan Kenton, Artie Shaw, Lester Young and more.

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Friday at 10 AM and 8 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.