Episode 42 of Radio Free Charleston is online now! This one’s called “Aqua Teen Hunger Force Shirt” and features music from Barrelhouse Bonnie, Doctor Senator, and The Synergy Collective. We also have a brief visit from WCW’s Daffney, and for some reason, I channel the energy of Bill O’Reilly in rant mode.
This is another of our genre-hopping shows, with honky-tonk piano from Bonni, straight ahead rock from Doctor Senator, and music with a message (and dance) from The Synergy Collective. You can catch The Synergy Collective this Saturday night, from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM at Capitol Roasters Cafe. An added treat on RFC this time around is “Iron Man 1930,” vintage animation with a new soundtrack.
Barrelhouse Bonni is a local writer, singer, piano player and Blues Manager. Actually, I think she splits her time between Charleston and Chicago, but we were lucky enough to catch her at the Unitarian Universalist Church last February 29, as part of their night of blues and soul music. That’s also where we recorded Doris Fields from episode 37 (we’ll have another tune from Doris very soon on RFC). If you were watching carefully, you saw Bonni singing backup on Lady D’s song, “Higher.” We held the song, “Memphis In May” until now, because, well, it’s May now, isn’t it? Bonni is joined on this song by Ko, the mysterious master harmonicist.
Another of Charleston’s most original bands is The Synergy Collective. We recorded them at the benefit for Emily Gunter-Haynes at the Blue Parrot back in early March. This was the first time they’d performed the song “Awry,” and it was also one of the few times I’ve seen the guys playing electric guitars. You can see and hear this exciting band Saturday night at Capitol Roasters Cafe. Mel and I plan to be there, and it’ll be a fun night of great music. TSC were previously on episodes 33 and 36 of RFC.
That’s it for episode 42 of RFC. There are some “Easter Eggs” and other surprise gags in the show, but if I told you about them, they wouldn’t be surprises, so now you get to experience THE FUN OF DISCOVERY!