rock-the-lakeThe PopCulteer
, 2017

Next week, January 21 to be exact, a very special ALL-AGES show takes place at the site of Rock Lake in South Charleston. “Rock The Lake at Rock Lake” doors open at 5 PM and attendees will be treated to a killer line-up of eight local musical acts. This is your chance to hear some of the Charleston area’s brightest talents in a drug-and-alcohol-free atmosphere.

This event will be held at the Community Life Center across the street from Rock Lake Presbyterian Church (905 Village Dr, South Charleston). Parking at the church is preferred. When the doors open at 5PM there will be games, food and a raffle. This is the first big all-ages show around Charleston this year and it’ll be great to shake out the Winter blues with a night of rock and roll.

Tickets are ten dollars in advance (you can order HERE), or fifteen dollars at the door. Several freinds of Radio Free Charleston are on the bill, and if your PopCulteer is up to it, this will be the first recording session for RFC in over ten months.

Check out the line-up:

RiverJam 6:00PM-6:45PM
Roy Bush 6:45PM-7:30PM
Dub V Funk 7:30PM- 8:15PM
Sheldon Vance 8:15PM- 9:00PM
Heavy Hitters 9:00PM- 9:45PM
Mike Bennett 9:45PM- 10:30PM
The Extra Pedestrials 10:30PM-11:15PM
College Hill Band 11:15PM- Midnight


Sydney’s Big Electric Cat

nucatSydney Fileen, our London-based host of The AIR’s New Wave extravaganza, Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, is a bit under the weather this week, so we will bring you an encore of a previous episode of her show this week at 3 PM. You can tune in at The AIR website, or on this embedded radio player:..

Listeners who tune in for this show from last September will hear a wild collection of New Wave acts covering other artists songs. Check the playlist…

Missing Persons  “Hello I Love You”
Joe Jackson  “The Harder They Fall”
The Ramones  “Surfin’ Bird”
The Clash  “Police On My Back”
The B 52s  “Downtown”
Erasure  “River Deep, Mountain High”
The Creatures  “Wild Thing”
DEVO  “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”
Flying Lizards  “Summertime Blues”
Elvis Costello  “I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down”
Lene Lovich  “I Think We’re Alone Now”
Klaus Nomi  “You Don’t Own Me”
Rockpile  “When Will I Be Loved”
Thompson Twins  “Revolution”
Robert Palmer  “Not A Second Time”
Souixsie and The Banshees  “Dear Prudence”
New Musik  “All You Need Is Love”
Soft Cell  “Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go”
The Stranglers  “Walk On By”
Dave Stewart and Colin Blunstone  “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted”
Eurythmics with Green from Scritti Politti  “Wrap It Up”
The Beat  “Can’t Get Used To Losing You”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood  “Born To Run”
The Bangles  “Hazy Shade of Winter”
Marianne Faithfull  “The Ballad of Lucy Jordan”
Pretenders  “Stop Your Sobbing”
Oingo Boingo  “You Really Got Me”
The Stranglers  “All Day and All of The Night”
Art of Noise  “Peter Gunn”
Echo and The Bunnymen  “People Are Strange”

Keep your fingers crossed that Sydney feels better so that she can return with a new show next week.

The PopCult Toybox

In advance of this year’s International Toy Fair in New York next month, look for a bounty of toy company news in the coming weeks as we beef up our coverage to compensate for the fact that we can’t go in person this year.

That’s it for this week’s PopCulteer. Be sure to check back for all our regular features, plus bonus pre-Toy Fair posts.