The 185th episode of Radio Free Charleston" is online now at the PopCult blog at blogs.wvgazette.com/popcult. It features music from Crystal Bright and The Silver Hands as well as Volt 9000, plus animation by Frank Panucci.
The episode features two songs of danceable world music from Bright and her collective of multi-instrumentalists from North Carolina. They are "Adungu," named after the Ugandan harp Bright plays on the tune, and "Especially Your Mother," a sing-along with Empty Glass patrons chiming in.
Volt 9000 is a Canadian industrial/electronica duo who collaborate with Charleston's Frank Panucci on the occasional music video. The band's new album, "Conoploly" is out this week on Artoffact Record
Panucci has created a video for the band's song "Toybox," and viewers will have a blast trying to spot all the real toys mixed in with the new ones created just for the video. He is also responsible for the short film "Lost In Space Cyclops Dance Party" and the "Up Down" animated short.Host segments were shot in Dunbar, near the dock of the West Virginia Spirit Sternwheeler.