'RFC 155' loaded with music, animation

By Rudy Panucci

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- "Radio Free Charleston 155" is online now at the PopCult blog at thegazz.com/popcult. The episode features music from The Amorous, Godmode Broadway and Dual Core, plus the return of the animated series "Stark Charleston."The first musical guest is Clarksburg's The Amorous, an indie-pop band with spiritual leanings. The band was recorded live last year during Charcon, and the video featured a studio recording of the song "Here It Goes."Animation is a new installment of "Stark Charleston," with music composed by RFC host Rudy Panucci. "Stark Charleston" is a high-contrast black-and-white trippy travelog through town with unsettling synthesizer music.Godmode Broadway jumps between progressive rock, metal, reggae, surf and any other style the band feels like playing -- sometimes during the course of a single song. The band is made up of Billy Freedom on vocals, Will Smoot on guitar, Steve Walker on bass, Ben Lamb on drums and synth-master David Synn. "Surfboards and Broadswords" is a video filmed in the band's rehearsal space in South Charleston.
The episode ends with more from Charcon, specifically from a performance at Hack3rcon by nerdcore rapper DualCore, with "This One's For You."
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