'Radio Free' FestivALL
"Radio Free Charleston 102," the first of three FestivALL-themed shows, is now online at blogs.wvgazette.com/popcult. This episode blends music from Smoke and Mirrors, the Spurgie Hankins Band, The Nanker Phelge, Kanawha Kordsmen and Bob Thompson with footage of Buswater on the Boulevard, the Art Parade, East End Main Street Art Auction, LiveMix Studio and Haddad Riverfront Park.
The running time is just over 21 minutes, and -- mark this down for yet another first in West Virginia's longest-running Web show -- this is the first widescreen episode of "RFC."
Part two, with music from Brian Diller, a preview of Joe Bolyard's art show at The Purple Moon and tons of other stuff will go live Thursday or Friday. Part three, with music from Voodoo Katz and Comparsa will be available early next week.
Hasil Adkins' (car) lives
Check out the new posts at the Gazette's FestivALL blog at blogs.wvgazette.com/festivall, including Michael Lipton's history of the late, lamented Hasil Adkins' 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood limo -- dubbed the "Hunchin' Wagon," which made an appearance in Saturday's FestivALL Art Parade.
Plus, check out the audio slideshow on Sign of the Fig, one of Charleston's most offbeat, avant garde duos. They perform from 9 to 10 p.m. Thursday in Brawley Walkway with modified electronic devices and live video.