Update as of 2/26 @ 2pm: we've received $1,350, almost 50% of the way there. Thanks Gary G, Chris S, David J, Michael G, Luke S, Susan F, Cole F, Doug H, Steve B, John F, Andy B, and Steve S!
(See playlist link below). LIVE 100% new tracks never played before on Fringe Toast by DJ Andy Bargerstock. In typical style, we play double or triple tracks of spotlighted artists so you can appreciate the range of their creative expressions. Spotlights shine on the French-Cuban twins Ibeyi (photo left) and lead singer of London Grammar, Hannah Reid (photo right). Their voices are as beautiful as their images! Additional twin-spins from Laura Veirs (Northwest US), Plumb (UK), and Bliss (UK) featuring Sophie Barker.
The second-hour Chill Session is accentuated by Canadian acoustic-blues veena master, Harry Manx with pieces from his 2015 CD 20 Strings and the Truth. FT first-timers include M83, Colin L Orchestra, Sam Sure, Lia Ices, The Donkeys, and P.M.F.M. This is a perfect program to introduce your friends worldwide to Fringe Toast by listening to the live stream available at showtime at www.kruufm.com.
Watch closely for next week's Iowa Source Magazine article by Andy B on the upcoming Shook Twins concert in Davenport, IA for April 16, 2015.
On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some of my favorite afrobeat, funk and soul from the last two months. On the roster we've got: The Seven Ups, The Brighton Beat, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, Emefe, Apollo Beat, Skeewiff vs. Shawn Lee, El Michels Affair, The Mighty Sceptres and more! Stream it live February 28, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.
A full-time day job, 126 rejections, and a family to care for didn't keep PAT ZIETLOW MILLER from realizing her goal to become a successful children's picture book writer. Plucked from Schwartz & Wade Books' slush pile, Pat's first picture book SOPHIE'S SQUASH received starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly, and School Library Journal. It also captured seven major honors for picture book writing, including the Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book Award, the Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book Award, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Golden Kite Award.
The passing of Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy makes me sad. But it also reminds me how connected I am to my mother. Some time around 1974 or so I came home from school one day. My mom immediately loaded me into the car and we drove to Davenport.
That evening, Leonard Nimoy was making an appearance at Palmer College. We sat down front and enjoyed the entire evening(which concluded with a big screen showing of "Amok Time," the episode where Spock gets horny and thinks he's killed Captain Kirk).
To this very day, I still thank my mom for that adventure.
I say this because most of the show is centered around the year of 1966. I have a dozen or more tunes from a series called Garage Beat '66. I also have music from around that time by notables Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Blues Magoos, The Modern Folk Quintet, The Electric Prunes, and Country Joe & The Fish. You may not recognize the band names from the playlist but you will recognize the 'sound'. This is garage rock at its finest. Next week I am returning to some spacey psych, jazz, and psych pop for - two months! Hah! Tune in, please. Cool Breeze
THE WEEK THAT WAS
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Senator Ted Cruz at CPAC
>>Geh-Stop In The Name Of The Law
'Gestapo' tactics at US police 'black site' ring alarm from Chicago to Washington
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It's been awhile since Matt and I have hosted a live musician on our show because we don't let just anyone fill the airwaves. We look for interesting artists with real talent who our audience will be happy to listen to. Our latest find is Michael Dugan, a young man who's been playing gigs both solo and with his band, Captain Ascender, all the damn time. I interviewed Michael to find out how he got started and where he plans to go next.
Halley: Michael "The Dude" Dugan (I just made that up, feel free to use it), the question that's been on everyone's mind since you hit the FF music scene must be answered: did you get into the singer/songwriter thing just to become a chick magnet?
Dugan: You know, I've been asked that a number of times. I mean it is a common motive for a lot of musicians and I guess it's valid question, but my answer is: yes absolutely. It's also the reason I'm currently growing out my hair and why I do 12-14 push ups a day. Like a lot of kids, I was picked on when I was younger and regularly embarrassed in front of the opposite sex. I had a girlie hair cut and still thought that tight hemp necklaces were a cool thing. But I needed something to convince girls to come macramé with me and sports weren't panning out. So I joined three choirs, bought a cheap guitar and started learning Iron and Wine covers.