Once again it’s Tuesday on The AIR  and that means it’s time for a new  Radio Free Charleston and a new 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.

We have three full hours of new stuff on Radio Free Charleston this week, with loads of new music, tons of indie stuff, a few themed sets and a nod to the late Mark Scarpelli, and his awesome Beatles Tribute Marathon, which happened a little more than five years ago.

Our new local tracks this week come from John Lancaster, Jim Lange, The Switch, Byzantine, Corduroy Brown and more.

New Indie music is courtesy of Lia Caton, SkyFlake, Austin Grimm, Logical Fleadh , The Anchoress, Annie Capps and more.

On top of that, we have just-released music from Jethro Tull and The Smashing Pumpkins.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store. 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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John Lancaster “A Bloodrunner Conspiracy”
SkyFlake “Kingdoms”
The Dirteez “Shark Smile”
SPSHL SNWFLK “Nothing Sir”
Law Biting Citizens “9 Lives Of The Alley Cat”
The Switch “Deadman”
Byzantine “Red Skies”
Lia Caton “Are We Gonna Fall In Love”
John Bunkley “Once In A While I Find Love”
Austin Grimm “Unconditional Love”
Actors “Post-Traumatic Love”
Nixon Black “No Ordinary Love”
Payback’s a Bitch “If You Don’t Love Me”
Jim Lange “Aimless Days”
Novelty Island “Eureka I Can See”

hour two
Corduroy Brown “Survivor’s Guilt”
Logical Fleadh “Glasgow Smile”
Jethro Tull “Shunt and Shuffle/Kismet In Suburbia”
Duane Eddy and Ravi Shankar “The Trembler”
Zhang Ling “Drinking Blues”
Todd Burge with Joseph Hale “On Feeling Strong”
Hello June “Fight Don’t Fight”
The Anchoress “This Is Yesterday”
Annie Capps “The Silent”
Heavy Set Paw Paws “Famous In Heaven”
Blue Twisted Steel “The Carpenter”
The Paranoid Style “Until Birnam Woods Comes To Dunsinane”
John Radcliff “Falls Apart”
Buni Muni“Much More”

hour three
The Long Lost Somethins “Ghosts and Spirits”
The Smashing Pumpkins “ATUM/Butterfly Suite”
Kanga “Magnolia”
Bane Star “Perfectly Designed”
Tyler Childers “Angel Band (Joyful Noise Version)”
Marianne Faithfull with Beck “Sex With Strangers”
David Synn “Dali’s Kaleidescope”
Rubber Soul with Mel Larch “Cry Baby Cry”
Rubber Soul wih Ted Rose and Michelle Toliver “Hey Jude”
Rubber Soul with Rusty Marx “You Like Me Too Much”

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 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 last week’s episodes of  MIRRORBALL at 1 PM and Curtain Call at 2 PM.

At 3 PM we offer up another new episode of The Swing Shift. Every week yours truly strives to bring you the best of over 100 years of Swing Music on one of our most-listened-to programs.

This week it’s a mixtape presentation of “Gypsy Jazz.”  I’m trying to find a name for this genre that isn’t quite as culturally insensitive, but I haven’t yet. This show is a full hour of music inspired by Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and their Paris Hot Club band.

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Django Reinhardt “I’ll See You In My Dreams”
Minor Swing  “Primavera”
The Hot Club of San Francisco “Hey Jude”
The Rosenberg Trio “Dream of You”
Noe Reinhardt “Vette”
Aurelien Trigo & Chriss Campion “Shine”
Pink Turtle “Money Money Money”
Gadjologie “Swing 85914”
Tchavolo Schmitt “Sweet Sue, Just You”
Romane “Swing For Ninine”
Dorado Schmitt Quintet “Raiza Ouna Endo”
Chorda Trio “Ecoutez Ca”
Wawau Adler “Cherokee”
Hot Club USA “Stompin’ At Decca”
Django Reinhardt & Le Hot-Club De France “Charleston”

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.