Radio Free Charleston Update Plus Stuff To Do

July 18, 2014 by rudy panucci

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July 18, 2014

What’s up with RFC

You may have noticed that the most recent full-length episode of Radio Free Charleston, was number 199. That means we have a milestone coming up. To be honest, it’s been a bit of a millstone, too. I want do do something special to mark our 200th episode as a video entity. Last year I panicked a little when I realized that episode 200 was rapidly approaching and I wasn’t ready yet.

So, in order to be lazy and put off the inevitable, I created The RFC MINI SHOW to fill in what would become longer gaps between our full-length episodes. That’s turned out great, with our shorter shows focusing on single bands or acts and the longer shows getting just a bit longer. The irony of reducing my workload by beginning production and hosting duties on a second show is not lost on me.

But now I can’t really delay episode 200 any longer.

The original RFC logo from 1989

The original RFC logo from 1989

Actually, I can. Because I have special plans for this show, I’m going to take longer to put it together. I plan to drop RFC 200 in September, which coincidentally marks 25 years since the debut of Radio Free Charleston on the radio.

We have a lot of surprises planned that will all come together with a cosmic alignment of brobdinganarian proportions. In the meantime, get ready for several week’s of RFC MINI SHOWs to keep you from forgetting that we exist.

More Kanawha Players Fundraisers

The wolf has been shooed away from the door, but KP still needs to raise money so that they can stay in business. Tonight there is a family friendly comedy show, starting at 8 PM. Ten bucks gets you in the door to hear some great local comics and headliner, Mama Kate.

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Then at 10 PM, you can see Fritz Lang’s classic film, “Metropolis” for a mere three bucks.

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Tribute To The Troops IV

The annual benefit for Wounded Warrior, put on by Wood Boys Music, happens all day Saturday at Saint Albans Roadside Park. Check out this killer line-up and be sure to make it out to see the bands for a great cause.

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Friday Night Music

For free you can catch Julie Adams and Steve Hill at Taylor Books, starting at 7:30. Also cover free at 9 PM is Dugan Carter and Friends at Bruno’s on Leon Sullivan Way.

Five bucks gets you in the door for Mojomatic with Tres Diablos at the Empty Glass, starting at 11 PM.

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At 10 PM at The Boulevard Tavern, Goodwill swoops in from Morgantown and teams up with Miniature Giant to storm the stage for a mere five dollars.

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Saturday Night Music

At The Blue Parrot you can celebrate Andy Haught.’s birthday. Lexington’s Triaxle make their Blue Parrot debut. Relative Obscurity (fresh off their riverfront opening for Saliva) headline.Plus you can expect a special Zeroking set featuring their original bass player Chris Greene which will highlight songs for their 2006 EP Sweet Sale of Excess (released almost exactly 8 years ago July 22)…come be a part of celebrating 10 years of Zeroking and join the madness. The show starts at 9 PM and the cover charge is five dollars.

I’m going to be lazy and just post the flyers for the rest of the cool Saturday shows. It’s been a long week.

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That’s it for this week’s PopCulteer. Expect the usual features in their usual places next week. Well, except for that one thing…

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