We have a cool new episode of RFC today on The AIR.   Radio Free Charleston, is two-thirds new/one-third classic this week.  To listen to The AIR, 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.

We have two hours of new RFC this week, followed by a classic episode of RFC Volume 4 that hasn’t been heard in over six years. I’m very happen to open this show with a new track from Speedsuit, as I have been a huge fan of Stephen Beckner’s songwriting since I first met him at The Charleston Playhouse in 1989. Speedsuit has released another new tune that you can hear next week, or you can go over to Bandcamp at the link provided below, and buy it on Bandcamp Friday in a few days,  because that’s the day Bandcamp forgoes their cut and the band gets all the proceeds from their sales.

And that is true for all the artists listed below who have Bandcamp pages, so maybe save up and then splurge on June 7 instead of rushing right over like you normally do.

We also have new music from Frenchy & The Punk, Crowded House, Messer Chups Ginger Wixx and more this week.  We also have three tunes courtesy of our Chicago connection, August Forte, who turned us on to Well Tempered Madness, Saycouth and Jud & Lace, and you can follow the links below to learn more about them.

Our third hour, from almost exactly seven years ago,  is loaded with even more cool local and regional music, and it’s a wild time capsule of what was happening musically back then.

Oh, and if you’re a fan of the “mystery bonus tracks” at the very end of our three-hour show, you don’t want to miss this week’s. They are three precious gems, about which we shall not speak again.

Links in the artist’s names below will take you to a website (where available) where you can find our more about them and maybe buy their music. Check out the playlist.

RFC V5 179

hour one
Speedsuit “Hush”
Frenchy & The Punk “Like In A Dream”
Well Tempered Madness “Psycho”
Crowded House “Magic Piano”
Saycouth w/Freaks of Nashville “Pharoah”
Messer Chups “Sexploitation From Outer Space”
Hurl Brickbat “World of Fire”
Jud & Lace “Incarcerated One”
Galen and Paul “The Lighthouse Waltz”
Sierra Ferrell “Lighthouse”
Gyasi “Tongue Tied (live)”
John Bunkley “Hey Mr. DJ”
Tom Batchelor Band “Toe Truk”

hour two
Ginger Wixx “Arcade”
Daniel Glass Trio “Smoke On The Water”
The Settlement “Riff Destroyer”
Chuck Biel “Jam For Kagon Rez’
4 OHM MONO “The Death and Resurrection of a Salesman”
The Bob Thompson Band “Fly High”

hour three
Weedhaven Laughing Academy “2s & 5s & 3s”
Scarlet Revolt “No Quarter”
Pale Nova “In Your Direction”
Bon Air “Sometimes Hot But Always Broken”
The Smoky Room “No Escape”
Blue Million “Catch U”
Michael Cerveris “Evangeline”
Douglas Imbrogno/GarageCow “Godless Appalachian Haiku”
Ann Magnuson  “FOF”
Payback’s a Bitch “Cancer Stick”
Membrane Cell  “Frozen”

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 give you an encore of two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.

 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.