Once again we have come to Tuesday on The AIR  and you know what that means. Today we deliver unto you brand-new episodes of Radio Free Charleston and The Swing Shift. That’s two all-new programs totalling four new hours of particularly nifty internet radio!  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  killer new Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with new music from a great new-to-me local band, Safetybelt, and we continue with a pretty darned epic line up of music that includes great local stuff, neato-kee releases from major artists, a few classic tracks and a bunch of stuff from 2017/18 that I just recovered from a once-abandoned hard drive.

It’s a fun show, loaded with great music, and I figure you’ll probably love the holy hell out of it. Our second track this week comes from Julian Daniell, who comes to use from Boulder, Colorado, via Chicago. I think fans of the Quiet Beatle might really get a kick out of his music.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (live links will take you to the artist’s pages)…

RFC V5 066

hour one
Safetybelt “Sun”
Julian Daniell “Memories”
Andy Prieboy “How Would I Know Love”
Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa “Black Coffee”
Todd Burge with Joseph Hale “Jesus Night Light”
Bob Dylan “All Along The Watchtower”
Rory Gallagher “Hoodoo Man”
The Dollyrots “Breed”
Lost Decades “No Way Out”
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks “Go Big! Go Hot Wheels”
Herbie Hancock “Rockit”
Red Audio “Plasticland”
Scary Thieves “Tell Me Girl”

hour two
Static Fur “Diaspora”
The Renfields “I Was A Teenage Cthulu Cultist”
Dynamite Thunderpunch “Blood Stallion”
Dopapod “Confabulation”
Hello June “Less Than Nothing”
Madness “I Never Knew Your Name”
The Bounty “Turn”
Cassius At Best “Wait”
Simple Minds “Barrowland Star”
Hello June “Home”
Little Nemo “Blue Years”
Tautologic “The Choirboy”
Utopia “The Up”

hour three
The Vandals “National Brotherhood Week”
Sierra Ferrell “Bells of Every Chapel”
Heavy Set Paw-Paws “Distract My Mind”
James Townsend “Talkin’ Hipster Beer Joint Blues”
Timbuk 3 “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades”
The Madison 2 “Chains”
Oingo Boingo “Country Sweat”
The Settlement “Prelude”
Karen Allen “Where Ever You Go”
Neil Finn “What’s The Matter With You”
The Supervillains “Home Again”
Midge Ure “The Man Who Sold The World”
The Polecats “John, I’m Only Dancing”

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 a brand-new episode of The Swing Shift. This week it’sa 1990s Swing Revival mixtape, celebrating 25 years since the release of Mugsy’s Move, the major-label debut of Royal Crown Revue. We open with two tracks from that album, and then bring you double shots from the other top Swing bands from the 90s. And remember, double shots was how they drank ’em back at the Brown Derby.

Check this playlist.

The Swing Shift 120

Royal Crown Revue “Hey Pachuco” “Trouble In Tinseltown”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Zoot Suit Riot” “No Mercy For Swine”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Beggar’s Blues” “Jump With Me Baby”
Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers “The Busy Woman’s Blues” “Everybody’s Talkin’ ‘Bout Mis Thing”
Brian Setzer Orchestra “The House Is Rockin'” “Jump, Jive and Wail”
The Atomic Fireballs “The Man With The Hex” “Drink, Drank, Drunk”
The Jive Aces “Planet Jive” “Think For Yourself”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesdays at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM, Friday at 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.