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Sunday Evening Video: Back To Square One

Tonight’s video, in honor of RFC 150, is a remastered version of the very first episode of Radio Free Charleston, from July 2006. Check out all the fun with music from Whistlepunk and comedy from The No Pants Players!

Go West, Be In A Movie

Last weekend I spent a couple of days filming a small role in the indie movie, “Ladybeard.” This weekend, you can do the same.

Director David Smith is looking for extras for a couple of scenes. You get to show up, sit in the audience at a talent show and also at a weding, and there might even be free cake involved.

Let me quote from the Facebook event page, “Want to be in a movie? Apartment 2B needs extras for two scenes in our new movie Ladybeard! We need extras of all ages to watch a church talent show and dance at a wedding reception. We’re filming at First Congregational UCC, across from the court house in Huntington, starting at noon.”

Let’s hear from David directly…

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Looking Back At LiveMix For RFC 150

It’s finally here, episode 150 of Radio Free Charleston. “Black Shirt” is a celebration of LiveMix Studio, our production partner without whom Radio Free Charleston would not exist. LiveMix is gone now, but in this episode, we revisit some of the incredible performances and speak with some of the musicians who helped make our first 150 episodes so special.

RFC Big Shot Brian Young, one of the owners of LiveMix, speaks extensively about recording some of the bands, while we also have comments from performers Raymond Wallace, Dave Roberts, Lee Harrah, Melanie Larch, and in archival footage, Tom Medvic and Dan Jordan of Feast of Stephen.

LiveMix Studio was shut down in late 2010 when it became the property of Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, who decided they wanted to be more selective in the ways in which they serve the community. The building sits empty now, but the memories remain and they are some killer memories. 

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Today’s art is a digital painting based on a photograph of “The Supernatural” Zach Vincent delivering a kick to the head of Smokey C at last Saturday’s IWA East Coast event, “Extreme Dreams.”  A full photo essay devoted to this show, along with a complete rundown of matches and photos of the surprise appearance of Shane “The Franchise” Douglas, will be the centerpiece of this week’s PopCulteer on Friday.

Also, be sure to check PopCult today for RFC 150, our big milestone show that presents over 40 minutes of classic performances from the much-missed LiveMix Studio. And click the image above to see it larger.

Sunday Evening Video: Very Busy

Your PopCulteer had a very long day, with no time to pick out a really cool video this evening, so here’s film of a  monkey washing a cat.

The PopCulteer
March 3, 2012

Hardcore Wrestling legend, Tommy Dreamer, will face our old buddy, Man Man Pondo, in Nitro Saturday night for IWA East Coast.  Dreamer made his mark as the “Innovator Of Violence” in ECW, later moving on to WWE and TNA.  He’s facing Mad Man Pondo in the main event of a loaded card.

“The Dark Child” Chance Prophet will face Omega Aaron Draven, and Two Tuff Tony will meet “The Bulldozer” Matt Tremont. Check out the video below the show poster. There are loads of other great matches scheduled for the night.

Tickets are fifteen bucks for ringside seats, ten for general admission. A meet-and-greet will take place at 6 PM. That’s an extra five dollars for exclusive access to the wrestlers an hour before bell time.

It all happens at King’s Outreach Center (formerly Nitro High School), 302 21st St., Nitro. Advance tickets can be pruchased through IWA East Coast.com.

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