Once again we have come to Tuesday on The AIR  and for the first time in a few weeks we deliver unto you a one-third-new, three-hour  episode of Radio Free Charleston.  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 yet another  hybrid edition of Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with a full hour of local, independent and new music, which you can find your way to purchase by following the links in the playlist below.  The show begins with Ann Magnuson’s cover of David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream,” and then we have new tracks from three Chicago indie bands (one by way of North Carolina now), Kerosene Stars, Walcot and Cosmic Bull. The rest of hour one is filled with crunchy musical lovliness, both local and not.

Our second and third hours are comprised of an episode of Radio Free Charleston International from early 2017. Five years back I was really taking the whole “free format radio” thing seriously and delivered a head-scratching two hours of excellent music which flows together better than it has any right to.

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

RFC V5 079

hour one
Ann Magnuson “Moonage Daydream”
Kerosene Stars “Purpose Of a Friend”
Walcot “Another Man”
Cosmic Bull “Joe Namath Moment”
Mother Nang “Buy The Farm”
Cassius At Best “Alabaster”
Byzantine “My New Casket”
The Bob Thompson Band “Hot Shot”
Drawing Hands “Wake Up”
Hello June “Wish I Could Fly”
The New Relics “Say It Like You Mean It”
Paul Calicoat “Cold Dead Hands”
Shaky Graves featuring Sierra Ferrell “Ready Or Not”
Eddie Vedder “Invincible”

“A Jarring Clash Of Musical Styles”
hour two
Ennio Morricone “Frantic”
The Aquabats “Love Without Anger”
The Vandals “The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise”
Voodoo Glow Skulls “Time Out For Fun”
Don Knotts Overdrive “Snowball”
Peter Gabriel “Das Fishermelz”
Plymouth Fury “Maribor”
Ray Davies “The Getaway (Lonesome Train)”
Luciferian Light Orchestra “Thunder Perfect Mind”
David Bowie “Killing A Little Time”
All Them Witches “Cowboy Kirk”

hour three
Babymetal “The One”
Foxygen “Mrs. Adams”
The Murlocs “Wolf Creep”
Skytown Riot “Devil’s Masquerade”
Diablo Swing Orchestra “Voodoo Mon Amour”
No Resolve “Love Me To Death”
Jordan Max “Hell”
Symbolic “Chameleon”
Go Get Gone “Chasin’ My Baby”
DEVO “Soo Bawlz”
Keith Emerson Band “Marche Train”
The Who “Pure and Easy”
The Rutles “Piggy in the Middle”

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 two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.