We offer up two new episodes of our speciality music shows Tuesday on The AIR with fresh editions of Radio Free Charleston and The Swing Shift. You may point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to this happy little embedded radio player…

Tune into this week’s Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday for a special show made up entirely of cover songs. Local and international artists turn their talents to songs by other songwriters in a show that revisits a theme we used to do occasionally on RFC International.

You’ll hear Christopher Harris of Qiet performing a Soundgarden classic; Kate Bush sings Marvin Gaye; DEVO does Hendrix; The Amazing Delores covers Ben E. King; several bands do Beatles tunes; The Carpenter Ants bring us their take on a Shania Twain song and a few dozen other artists sing songs that they did not write themselves.

It’s a fun show, with a few rare tracks and bizarre match-ups that ought to intrigue and delight you.

Check out the playlist…


hour one
The Tom McGees “Country Roads”
Christopher Harris “Black Hole Sun”
Kate Bush “Sexual Healing”
Flaming Lips “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Dave Stewart and Colin Blunstone “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted”
Men Without Hats “S.O.S.”
DEVO “Are You Experienced”
Groove Heavy “Do You Remember”
Reel Big Fish “Brown Eyed Girl”
Save Ferris “Come On Eileen”
Buck-O-Nine “Pass The Dutchie”
Goldfinger “99 Red Balloons”
Ben Folds “Video Killed The Radio Star”
The Amazing Delores “Stand By Me”
Sleepy Eyes Nelson “The Ballad of Pop Bottle Pete and Beercan Bud”

hour two
The Irreplaceables “Bad Moon Rising”
Under The Radar “All Along The Watchtower”
Klaus Nomi “Lightning Strikes”
Keith Emerson “I’m A Man”
Joe Lynn Turner, Tony Kaye & Steve Cropper “Riders On The Storm”
Todd Rundgren “Good Vibrations”
Deni Bonet “Frankenstein”
Go Van Gogh “I Am The Walrus”
Tin Machine “Working Class Hero”
Tim Curry “I Will”
Adrian Belew “Free As A Bird”
Dave Edmonds, “Lady Madonna”
Fred James “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road”
Vintage Gramola “Layla”
Frank Zappa “Stairway To Heaven”

hour three
The Carptenter Ants “I Feel Like A Woman”
Unknown Hinson “Train Time/ I Fought The Law”
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes “On The Radio”
The Clash “Police On My Back”
Rabbit “Locomotive Breath”
GWAR “School’s Out”
Rammstein “Pet Semetary”
The Rock Lobsters “Stairway To Heaven”
Pseudo Echo “Funkytown”
Robert Palmer “Bad Case of Lovin’ You”
Keith Moon “The Kids Are All Right”
Hybrid Soul Project “Chain of Fools”

Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 9 AM and 7 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, Sunday at 1 PM and the next Monday at 8 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

At 2 PM we bring you a classic episode of NOISE BRIGADE. Steven Allen Adams will be back with new shows, probably after the governor stops having daily press conferences.

At 3 PM your PopCulteer returns to host a new hour of The Swing Shift as we salute the use of the guitar in Swing Music. It’s not the first instrument you think of when you think of Swing, but the six-string instrument has had a place in Swing since the musical form mutated out of Dixieland Jazz. After opening the show with music from our new friend, Tyler Pedersen, we’ll bring you classic tracks from pioneers like Alvio Rey and Django Reinhardt, plus new guitar-based Swing from Europe and America, and of course, Brian Setzer has to play a part in this episode.
Check the playlist here…

The Swing Shift 089

Tyler Pedersen “The Shake”
Alvino Rey “Cement Mixer”
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown “One More Mile”
Joe Jackson “Jumpin’ Jive”
Brian Setzer Orchestra “Hollywood Nocturne”
Herb Ellis All-Stars “Herb’s Here”
Steve Howe “The Continental”
Waikiki Beach Boys “Poinciana”
Omar and the Stringpoppers “Eager Beaver Baby”
The Monkey Swingers “Red Red Robin”
Vintage Gramola “Caravan”
Billy Jack Wills “Troubles”
Jim Hall Trio “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be”
Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five “Savoy Blip”
Gagarin Brothers “Black Cat”
Django Reinhardt “Swing Guitars”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM and 6 PM, Thursday at 2 PM and Saturday at 5 PM, only on The AIR. You can also hear all-night marathons, seven hours each, starting at Midnight Thursday and Sunday evenings.