Rudy Panucci On Pop Culture

Ten Things Of Great Importance

The PopCulteer
May 13, 2011

This week we aim the PopCult blunderbuss at the idea board and shovel the recognizable fragments into one big column. Enjoy!

Late Night Pizza

Denizens of downtown Charleston’s late night scene, rejoice! We now have a food establishment open until 4:00 AM. Slyce, located at 710 Lee Street East, is a delicious alternative to driving all the way to the IHOP in Kanawha City or Dwight’s in St. Albans to sober up your friends after a ight of excessive imbibing.

The decor is elegant for a simple pizzaria and the food is delicious. Their pizza has a great tasting crust and a terrific sauce, which are unlike any others in town. They offer a few specialty pizzas, but they’ll also add quality toppings that cater to your desires. They also offer a variety of calzones, cheesecakes, and other yummy Italian items.

Several times lately, we’ve taken the RFC crew to Slyce after late night tapings and we are thrilled to have a new, late night pizza location in downtown Charleston’s nightscape. Slyce has the PopCult stamp of approval.


You have two more chances to see Dan Kehde’s excellent new play, “Airwaves”. This complex thriller shows what happens when greed, terrorism, and political ambition mix to create an American tragedy.

You can read a detailed review in last week’s PopCulteer. We’re a little bummed that the review didn’t make it into The Gazz this week, but there’s just way too much stuff going on in town.

It would be a shame if more people don’t get out to see “Airwaves” at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers Street. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students and seniors and the play starts at 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday.

Dr. Sketchy Picture Show

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art Show returns with their third local installment Sunday from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Kanawha Players Workshop, 309 Beauregard Street, Charleston. Advance tickets are $8; $10 at the door. Live models will be on hand. You bring your own art supplies and/or adult beverages. This month, the crew from Huntington’s Down Home Decadence presents a tribute to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. Call (304) 807-9496 for more details.

A Big Bucket ‘O Suck

With all the lame TV ads, robo calls, push polls, and reams of junk mail in our mailbox, we cannot wait until the special primary for the Gubernatorial race is over and done with. At this point, we’re so disgusted by the campaign, that we don’t ever care who gets to be Guber.

Killer Show #1

Fans of Radio Free Charleston want to be sure to check out Beaver Knievel and the Hard C’s at 10:00 PM Saturday at The Blue Parrot. Beaver Knievel, the punkabilly powerhouse (seen below), sport an impressive conglomoration of local musicians. However, the Hard C’s, whom we have yet to catch in action, sport a pretty impressive pedigree themselves, being made up largely of former members of 69 Fingers. Five dollars gets you in the door.

Bollard Bollocks

It’s a damn shame that they’re going to pull up all those security bollards around the Capitol before anybody has a chance to paint one to look like R2D2.

Way To Go, Glen

Kudos to Glen Brogan (designer of the shirt for RFC 95, “Glen Brogan’s Visible Grimace Shirt“), who is responsible for the new mural on the side of the Bluegrass Kitchen. It’s going to be a spectacular piece of work, and everyone should drive there immediately and start gawking in anticipation.

More Porkchops, Please

A casting session for Eamon Hardiman’s newest movie, “Porkchops,” a sequel to his 2009 epic “Porkchop,” should gather at Kanawha Players Theater on Beauregard Street at 10:00 AM Saturday, where Eamon will be looking for actors, actresses, and crew. Acting candidates should bring a headshot and everyone should have a resume.

People of little talent but big bank accounts can participate by going to the “Porkchops” fundraising page.

Killer Show #2
It’s a double punk onslaught as The AK Forty-Sexuals and The Black Knots invade The Empty Glass at 10:00 PM Friday night. Cover charge is $7.

It’s Really Coming Back. I Promise.

Cool Comics will return in PopCult next week, probably back in our regular Wednesday slot. This weekly dose of cool comic books fell by the wayside for the last month as your PopCulteer was approaching burnout by cranking out so many episodes of Radio Free Charleston in such a short time. Rather than continue with the second part of our movie run-down, we’re going to save the Captain America graphic novels until we get closer to the release of the Captain America movie. You’ll just have to check next Wednesday to see what we write about.

Speaking of Radio Free Charleston, be sure to catch RFC 130, which will be our last show until the end of May so that we can stop and take a breather. June will be another hectic month as Radio Free Charleston once again runs headlong into FestivALL traffic. After that, the plan is to revert to our normal twice monthly frequency, so that we can bring you the finest in high definition local music, art, film, and animation.

That’s it for this week. Remember to check PopCult for our regular features.

1 Comment

  1. Elvis Capone

    I came here to see you eat stuff from the “foreign” section of the grocery store. Canned Beetles, etc. You did not do that.

    Is this not Steve, Don’t Eat It?

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