Radio Free Charleston comes your way with an intellectually-curated collection of local and independent music this week on The AIR  as we premiere three full hours of new RFC! 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 elsewhere on this page.

Rather than once again revive some of our pre-2020 programming this week, we decided to just build a new three-hour show that you can hear at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday. We have lots of new music, lots of local and independent stuff and some mystery bonus tracks at the end that have to be heard to be believed.

We open our show with a song from the new album by Aristotle Jones, Mountain Doo Wop and The Streets of Osage, and over the course of the next three hours, we bring you brand-new music from The Paranoid Style, Skyflake, The Struts, Test Subject 17, TAFKAVince, Buni Muni, Old Crow Medicine Show with Sierra Ferrell, Pere Ubu, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Cindy Wilson, Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns, William Matheny and Jerks.

That’s mixed in with classic tracks from local, independent and international artists, with everything mixed together in lovely free-format clumps of musical excellence.

And a quick correction to what I announce in the show: A Problematic Opera, the new album by TAFKAVince is out now, and you can get it from Bandcamp. For some reason I thought it was due to be released shortly.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (links will take you to the artist’s pages where possible)…


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Aristotle Jones “Breathe”
The Paranoid Style “I Love The Sound of Structured Class”
SkyFlake “Encompass”
Supergrass “Evening Of The Day”
The Struts “Royals”
Test Subject 17 “Stratospheric Tendencies”
TAFKAVinceBand “Expiration Date”
Spurgy Hankins Band  “Nature’s Rhythm”
Buni Muni “Sunday”
Alabaster Boxer “Never Be The Same”
The Royal Beggars “My Evil Ways”
Ringo Starr “Love Don’t Last Long”
Old Crow Medicine Show with Sierra Ferrell “Shit Kicked In”
Pere Ubu “Crocodile Smile”

hour two
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies “Kingsized”
Cindy Wilson “Hold On”
Sean Richardson “Magentle”
Inception In Black “Voyeur (Tetrahedral Kites Remix)’
Novelty Island “Bootlegs”
Ann Magnuson “Sex With The Devil”
Galen and Paul “It’s Another Night”
Matt Mullins and The Bringdowns “Beginning of The End”
Bud Carroll “Thinking Only Of You”
William Matheny “Every Way To Lose”
Crazy Jane “Lemonade Song”
Feast of Stephen “Watch Me Plow”
Pale Nova “I Don’t Believe In Your Love”

hour three
Jerks“Forever and a Day”
69 Fingers “Captain Fear”
Mother Nang “Fuggin”
The Science Fair Explosion “Cosmic Girls”
The Ghosts of Now “Deathburn”
Public Image Ltd. “North West Passage”
Three Bodies “Shingles and Tar”
DEVO “Shout”
The Monochrome Set “They Call Me Silence”
Midge Ure “The Man Who Sold The World”
Elvis Costello “Tramp The Dirt Down”
Kate Bush “Love And Anger”
Pallas “The Executioner (Bernie Goetz A Gun)”

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 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.


Then at 1 PM we have MIRRORBALL, followed at 2 PM by Curtain Call. At 3 PM two classic episodes of The Swing Shift arrive.

You can hear The Swing Shift Tuesday at 3 PM, with replays Wednesday at 8 AM, Thursday at 9 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.