We’re going to heat things up on the first big snow day of the new year on The AIR  we deliver a  new episode of Radio Free Charleston and a new,  edition of The Swing Shift. That’s two new programs totalling four hours of great musical enjoyment that might just melt the snow off your sidewalks (note the word, “might”).  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 a  killer new Radio Free Charleston at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.  This week we open with a long-lost track from Charleston’s first New Wave Band, The Defectors. John “Sham Voodoo” Estep and Lynne Sandy have been digitizing their archives and doling previews out on Facebook, and we have a couple of vintage tracks for you this week.

This is apretty epic show filled with new music from Elvis Costello, The New Relics, The Dollyrots, Hellblinki and more. Plus we have our usual free-form radio scattershot playlist that still all manages to flow nicely.

Check out the playlist below to see all the cool tunes (live links will take you to the artist’s pages)…

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hour one
The Defectors “God Bless America”
J Marinelli “Dinosaur Dan”
Elvis Costello “The Boy Named If”
Hazel O’Connor “Eighth Day”
Cassius At Best “Lord Of Rats”
Skafish “Sign Of The Cross”
Red Audio“One Percent”
Emmalea Deal “On And On”
Dewa Budjana “Blue Mansion”
The Dollyrots  “Get Radical”
David M. Stowall  “Moderation”
The Swivel Rockers “Fall”
Unmanned “Make Out Bandit”
The Specials “Get Up Stand Up”

hour two
The Defectors “Unable”
The New Relics “Some of Mine”
The Stranglers “And If You Should See Dave”
Mark Beckner “Human Satellite (Ode To Doris Day)”
Eric Burdon and The New Animals “Sky Pilot”
Ann Magnuson “Sky’s A Cryin”
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Concrete Man Blues”
Hellblinki “Dee”
Lucifungus “The Dawn Patrol”
Lost Decades  “Come Ruin”
CHVRCHES “How Not To Drown”
Safetybelt “Sun”
MInd Garage “Asphalt Mother”
David Synn with Matthew Fitzwater “The Dreamer”

hour three
Elvis Costello “The Man You Love To Hate”
Jordan Andrew Jefferson “Ruler Of The World”
Joseph Hale “Tear-stained Eyes”
Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox “Every Breath You Take”
KIng Crimson “Three of a Perfect Pair”
Sierra Ferrall  “In Dreams”
Paul McCartney “Hey Diddle”
Superfetch “Charlie Hebdo Blues”
Membrane Cell “Insignificant Other”
Edison’s Children “The Tempest”

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 NOISE BRIGADE at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we have a brand-new episode of The Swing Shift. This week the show is inspired by an email conversation I had last week with Tyler Pedersen. He was very complimentary of our most recent show, and used the phrase “Legitimate Swing,” which stuck with me, so I opened this week’s show with a track from Tyler and tried to fill the rest with tunes that live up to that label.

Check this playlist.

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Tyler Pedersen “Swing 53”
Fletcher Henderson “King Porter Stomp”
Benny Goodman “One O’Clock Jump”
Gene Krupa “Thanks For The Boogie Ride”
Brian Setzer Orchestra “From Here To Eternity”
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Always Gonna Get You”
The Atomic Fireballs “Spanish Fly”
Bryan Ferry “Reason or Rhyme”
Lily Wilde and Her Jumpin’ Jubilee Orchestra “No More Love”
Joe Stilgoe “Nobody Cares Like Me”
Hot Swing Sextet “When The Quail Comes Back To San Quentin”
Jack’s Cats “Topsy”
The Monkey Swingers “St. James Infirmary”
Pink Turtle “Money, Money, Money”
Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers “Blow Me A Fat Note”
Glenn Miller “The Five O’Clock Whistle”
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga “It Don’t Mean A Thing”

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesdays at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 7 AM, Friday at 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.