RFC blasts forth with a thematically organizized collection of music this week on The AIR  as we premiere three full hours of new Radio Free Charleston! 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 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.

The show opens with newly-released music from Scarlet Revolt. In advance of the new lineup of the band, with Johnny Compton stepping in as frontman, the band has remixed their Cold Town album from 2017.  This new remix is out now, and includes two songs featuring their former lead singer, Eve Marcum Atkinson that were previously unleased. We’ll bring you the other hidden gem in our next episode and of course we’ll bring you the new music from the reconstituted band as soon as we have it.

We also have some great artists making their RFC debuts this week, Joey Ferris, BRRO and Puddles Pity Party show up for the first time. Plus we have new tracks from Buni Muni, Golden, Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns, Novelty Island and M.

This week I made an effort to present the music in themed sets, so that we have an Americana set, a soulful set, a rockier set, a more elctronic set, and by the third hour I just gave up and returned to my normal method of thowing stuff against the wall.

Due to the holidays next week, RFC will probably present a marathon of recent episodes Monday and Tuesday. So the next new show will be in two weeks.

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

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hour one
Scarlet Revolt “Casualty of You”
Joey Ferris “Wild Side”
Annie Neely “Old Scratch”
The New Relics “Until It Feels Right”
Paul Callicoat“Clown Face”
Bob Dylan “The Wicked Messenger”
Sierra Ferrell “Made Like That”
The Heavy Hitters Band “Lie To Me”
David Bowie “Right”
Hybrid Soul Project “Ain’t Nobody”
Buni Muni“Peaches + Dynamite”
The MFB “Thigh Gap Mishap”
Lady D “Times Like These”
Greta Van Fleet “Sacred The Thread”

hour two
BRRO “Geek”
Matt Berry “Devil Inside Me”
The Wearing Hands “Venom”
Dave Strong “Little Girl”
The Dirteez “Strong”
Payback’s a Bitch “If You Don’t Love Me…(Johnny Dazz live at Wembley, 1977)”
The Inmates “Tell Me What’s Wrong (live)”
M “Maniac”
Bane Star “The Aperture”
Kylie Minogue “Padam Padam”
David Synn “Dali’s Kaleidoscope”
Linfinity “Miles”
M “Close The Window”
John Bunkley & His Secondhand Souls “Heavyweight Champion”

hour three
Matt Mullins and The Bringdowns “Homesick”
Golden “Ocean Size”
Novelty Island “Over & Over”
The Anchoress “Tender”
The Aquabats “Baby Baby”
Puddles Pity Party “Crazy Train/Let It Go”
Verdeant “Don’t Tell Him”
The Polkamaniacs“Ride On The Weinermobile”
Ann Magnuson “Old Enuff 2 B Yer Mom”
The Heavy Editors“You’re Breaking Up With You”
Logical Fleadh “Banish Misfortune”
Weezer “Mr. Blue Sky”
Ben Folds “Exhausting Lover”

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.