The PopCulteer
April 5, 2019

There will be a bonus edition of The PopCulteer next Tuesday. I’ll tell you why when we get there. But for now, that means I’m going to slack off a little and just spend today’s column talking about the new shows on The AIR, and some cool stuff you can do this weekend.

You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on this embedded radio player…

Among the cool things you can do in town this week is Friday night’s show by The Velvet Brothers at The Empty Glass. The flyer is at the head of this post, and even bigger down below.

Today on The AIR we have new episodes of Radio Free Charleston International and Sydney’s Big Electric Cat.

At 1 PM RFC International presents two hours of ponderous, conceptual music from folks like Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and XTC. Plus we mix in just a dash of Ska, since we’re still in the mood after last week’s show.  Check out the playlist here…

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The Beat “Maniac”
Claypool Lennon Delirium “Cricket Chronicles Revisted”
Gryphon “Sailor V”
David Bowie “Never Let Me Down (dub/accapella)”
Camel “Earthrise”
Pink Floyd “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”
10 CC “Rubber Bullets”
The Specials “BLM”
Peter Gabriel “Sledgehammer (live)”
YES featuring ARW “Make It Easy/Owner of a Lonely Heart”
The Cure “The Kiss”
Frank Zappa “The Complete Saga of Nanook”
Belle and Sebastian “Mornington Crescent”
XTC “Scissor Man”

Radio Free Charleston International is the show where I play whatever I want, and you can hear RFC International Friday at 1 PM, with replays Friday at  10 PM, Saturday afternoon, Sundat at 1 AM and 2 PM and Tuesday at 11 PM, exclusively on The AIR.

At 3 PM Sydney’s Big Electric Cat indulges in Four Play. That means that Sydney Fileen will play four songs in a row by the following New Wave artists: The stranglers; The Thompson Twins, The Cars, The Buggles, The B 52s; The Jam and XTC.  It’s a different approach than Sydney normally takes, but it still adds up to two full hours of crunchy New Wave Goodness.

Each week Sydney Fileen brings you two hours of the best music of the New Wave era. Sydney’s Big Electric Cat is produced at Haversham Recording Institute in London, and can be heard on Friday at 3 PM, with replays Saturday afternoon, Tuesday at 7 AM, Wednesday at 8 PM and Thursday at 10AM, exclusively on The AIR.

Friday mornings now kick off with a 7 AM replay of the week’s new episode of Prognosis, followed by Word Association with Lee & Rudy at 9 AM and The BS Crazy Show at 9:30. This one-hour combo of Word Association and The BS Crazy Show will repeat at 9 PM, for those of you who don’t want to listen to these NSFW programs at work.

At 10 AM The AIR will broadcast The Best of The Real with Mark Wolfe. At 11 AM we’ll bring you two hours of The AIR Music Mix, featuring a great assortment of music by local artists.

Stuff To Do

Here are highlights of the cool things you can do, courtesy of the fine folks who were smart enough to make online graphics for their shows.








And with that, we are out of here. Check back for all our regular features, and get ready for a bonus PopCulteer next Tuesday. If I’m feeling up to it, I’ll be at the Velvet Brothers show tonight.