We have come to Tuesday, which almost always lands somewhere between Monday and Wednesday, and on The AIR that means it’s time for a new  Radio Free Charleston and a new edition of The Swing Shift. 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 two hours of freeform radio that mixes local, independent and not-so independent artists together. Then we devote our third hour to a seven-year-old RFC Interview with David Synn. This is because we close our second hour with a new track from David, showing off the new musical direction he’ll be exploring with his next release, early next year.

We open the show with a great new hard-rocking tune from Shake The Dead, and also have loads of other new music from WV bands like Golden and Massing. In our second hour we open with new tunes from WV artists I discovered thanks to The WV Music Detective.  They put The Wearing Hands, Socialist Book Club and Overvue on my radar this week.  I’ll be picking their brain a lot more in the coming weeks so I can keep bringing new WV artists on the show alongside the free-format, indie artists and major players.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store. Where possible, 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…

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hour one
Shake The Dead “From Fury”
Golden “Smokers”
Gogol Bordello “Focus Coin”
The Dirteez “Boogie Rats”
Atomic Annie “Creeps”
Dave Strong “Nights In Jail”
John Lancaster “A Bloodrunner Conspiracy (Andre Blacksugar Remix)”
Massing “Nothing To Fear”
Novelty Island “The Desperately Strange”
Logical Fleadh “Fermoy Lasses-Noisy Curlew-Gravelwalk”
The Dread Crew of Oddwood “Expedition on Heavy Submarines”
Stark Raven “Bowl Ethereal”
Jethro Tull “The Feathered Consort”
Ovada “Church of Paranoia”
dog soldier “Blanket”

hour two
The Wearing Hands “Closer To You”
Socialist Book Club “Mountain”
Overvue “Horizon”
The Liquid Canvas “Spirit Molecule”
Under Surveillance “City Boy”
City Boy “Rat Race”
Renaissance “Deja Vu”
Payback’s a Bitch “Get Up…Go (Live at the Marquee Club, London)”
Wreckless Eric “Semaphore Signals (Live)”
Jane Aire & The Belvederes “Yankee Wheels”
Graham Parker & The Rumour “Saturday Night Is Dead”
David Synn “The Gap”
David Synn “Van Gogh’s Awakening”
David Synn “Jazz Hands”

hour three
The RFC Interview with David Synn, from 2016

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 a brand-new episode of The Swing Shift. This time it’s a solid hour of great Swing tunes from all around the world, chosen, seemingly, at random. It seems that way because they sort of were. I recorded and deejayed this one live with no prep. Still, it swings like crazy.

Just check out this seemingly random playlist…

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Swingaria “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”
Lily Wilde “Rip Van Winkle”
Robbie Williams “Swing Supreme”
Mijares “Lamento Boliviano”
Pink Turtle “Hotel California”
Renée Geyer “Comin’ Home Baby”
Igor Butman “The Song Is You”
Golden Swing Band “Love Me Or Leave Me”
Big Band Gustav Brom “Sumpf”
Franck Dijeau Big Band “Sing, Sing, Sing”
Adriano Baltoba Orchestra “One Minute To One”
Big Joe and the Dynaflows “Gumbo Blues”
Django Reinhardt “Swing Guitars”

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.