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Flunk(Link to playlist below). Nearly 100% new music on this program with featured artists FLUNK (photo left), Norwegian electronic band with magical cut "Blue Monday" and more new music from UK's Laura Marling (photo right), 25 year young lass who exudes flavors of Joni Mitchell. Fresh off the Davenport, IA concert of the Shook Twins, DJ Andy reveals new tracks never played before on Fringe Toast. LisLaura Marlingten closely for Shook Twins' super rare Tribal Spectrum remix of "Time to Swim." 

More sublime music from Mohan veena virtuoso Harry Manx from his new CD 20 Strings and the Truth.  UK's electronica duo Zero 7 checks in with two tracks off their recently released EP3.  Cedar Rapids electronic violinist Natalie Brown brings her talents along with The Pines who will grace the stage during Fairfest in mid-June.

Oh, what a wonderful way to enjoy the cool spring air.  Click here for playlist. Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.

  • Wed
    Apr 15
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Apr 21
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - LAURA MARLING & BARR BROS. on Wed., 4/15 at 8pm CT

Laura Marling(Link to playlist below). This week features 25 year-old UK singer-songwriter Laura Marling (photo left) with her exquisite 2015 CD Short Film and the Americana-Alternative music of The Barr Brothers (photo right).  Twin-spins from New England's Anaïs Mitchell, southern California's Stick Figure, and Shook Twins, Portland-based "quirky folk" band appearing in June at Fairfest and also appearing this Thursday at the Redstone Room in Davenport.Barr Brothers

Reflections on The Appleseed Collective that played last week in Fairfield. Other Fringe Toast first-timers include Marika Hackman, X-Ambassadors, Becca Stevens Band, The Magician, and Solar Fields.  Turn the lights down low and sink into the deep tissue release with the best music you never hear.... unless you are tuned to this eclectic foray into the heavenly underground music scene. 

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Evan Rachel Wood(Link to playlist below). Twin-spin, remastered Underground music from early 1970s begins this program featuring Wishbone Ash's "The King Will Come" and Blodwyn Pig's "Dear Jill." Listen closely for another choice acoustic blues cut from John Hammond. Perhaps, the highest light for first hour will come from an unreleased practice session involving David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, and Paul Kanter from back-in-the-day thanks to DJ Gary Garles.  Oh, let's not forget tJim Sturgisshe sublime Beatles cover songs from Evan Rachel Wood (photo left) and Jim Sturgiss (photo right) from the movie "Across the Universe."

Stay tuned for second-hour sublime sounds from the Fringe Toast treasure trove of music from shows over the past 8 years including artists like Gram Rabbit, Sounds from the Ground, Clive Button, and Desert Dwellers.   New tracks from José González and Magic Sound Fabric.

Click here for playlist. Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.  "Fringe Toast - The best music you never hear!"

  • Wed
    Apr 01
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Apr 07
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - SOHN & MARINA BELICA on Wed., 4/1 at 8pm CT

Sohn(See playlist link below). After awesome opening set featuring acoustic blues legend John Hammond, DJ Andy Bargerstock lays down another LIVE 100% never before played on Fringe Toast program including first-hour tracks by Sohn (photo left of UK electronic ambient musician based in Vienna), Swedish House Mafia (Sweden), Beth Lodge-Rigal (US), MariMarina Belicana Belica (photo right), and Fat Freddy's Drop (New Zealand). Oh, you don't want to miss this one.

Second-hour chill zone will sweep you into the ether with international electro-chill bands including M86 & Susie Q, Magic Sound Fabric, Glen Hansard, Mogwai, and Harry Manx.

The finest music you never hear... unless you are tuned into Fringe Toast. Click here for the epic playlist.  Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.  Discover why so many listen to Fringe Toast avidly. 

Elephant Revival(Playlist link below). Colorado folk-indie band Elephant Revival (photo left) anchors the first hour with DJ Andy Bargerstocks favorite tracks. The New York Times described the Indianapolis-based sister duo Lily & Madeleine (photo below right) as producing folk music with a "vocal blend, deep and seamless and relaxed."  Listen closely for tracks from their new CD (Fumes) in the second hour.

More good tracks never played before on FT from Fat Freddy's Drop (New Zealand), Rosi Golan (Israel), Peter Bradley Lily & MadeleineAdams (Alabama), The Wallflowers (LA), Missy Higgins (Australia), and Jose Gonzalez (Sweden) .... and let's not forget Worldwide Groove Corporation (Nashville downtempo electronic male/female duo) whose 8-minute track "Chillodesiac Fevertini Mix" will lead us to sleepytime as last song of the evening.

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  • Wed
    Mar 11
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Mar 17
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - SHOOK TWINS & RHIANNON GIDDENS

Shook Twins(Playlist link below). Tune in early to catch DJ Andy Bargerstock's interview with Katelyn Shook as a preview of Shook Twins (photo left) mid-April Iowa concert dates.  Three marvelous tracks are woven around the stories behind this "quirky folk/indie" band. Click here to read DJ Andy's concert preview article from March issue of Iowa Source Magazine.

Another spotlight shines on classically-trained Rhiannon Giddens (photo right), leadRhiannon Giddens singer for Carolina Chocolate Drops, who just released a solo CD Tomorrow is My Turn that shines with her performances of old-time music that sound so fresh.

Newcomers to the FT lineup this week include Abergine 3, Kyle Eastwood, Beth Lodge-Rigal, and Sleeping At Last. And, oh yes, there will be the wonderful heart expanding drift in the second-hour Chill Session.  Click here for playlist.  Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.

  • Wed
    Mar 04
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Mar 10
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - IBEYI & HANNAH REID - Wed., 3/4 at 8pm CT

Ibeyi(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.

Hannah Reid

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.

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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.

  • Wed
    Feb 25
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Mar 03
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Fringe Toast - DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS Wed., 2/25 at 8pm CT

Drew and Ellie Holcomb(Link to playlist below). After the opening post-concert report on Dave Mason's performance at Englert Theater, the spotlight shines on Tennessee musicians including husband and wife team Drew and Ellie Holcomb (photo left) and Nashville songwriter Angel Snow (photo right).  100% tracks on this program except one are new to the Fringe Toast library.  Other shining contributors in the first hour: Dead Can Dance, A Fine Frenzy, and Angel SnowBattleme & The Forest Rangers.

The second hour Chill Session swirls with the unusually beautiful down-tempo electro-acoustic music that provides this program's signature brain-soothing balm.  This week the featured performers include The Punch Brothers, Los Reyes de la Milanga, Magic Sound Fabric, Hiatus, and Ibiphonic.

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Nancy NevinsIn this special dueling turntables collaboration with DJ Gary Garles of Centripetal Sounds, program host Andy Bargerstock and G-man offer rarely heard obscure music tracks from the Underground Music scene from 1967-72.  Discover what fringe music from this era sounded like.  Contributing bands include Mountain Bus, Keef Hartley Band, McKendree Spring (album cover), Savoy Brown, Listening, Jack Traylor, Dewey Martin, Paul Siebel, HP Lovecraft, McDonald & Giles, and Sweetwater.

For 30 years, DJ Andy had a copy of an unknown McKendree Spring album coverpiece of music from the era that was identified correctly as "Crystal Spider" by Sweetwater, the first band to perform the 1969 Woodstock Festival after the opening salvo by solo artist Richie Havens.  "Crystal Spider" sounds very much like Jefferson Airplane including Grace-Slick-like vocals by Nancy Nevins (photo left). 

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Nico and VinzDJ Andy Bargerstock unveils his picks for best new releases for 2014 that were played on Fringe Toast during the year.  Read more on this list of artists from Fringe Toast music column published by Iowa Source magazine in early February. Click here for article. New duo from Norway, Nico & Vinz (photo), leads off the program with "Am I Wrong."  In the first hour you will also hear the delightful harmonies of the Swedish sister act, First Aid Kit, with track "My Silver Lining" and Aussie singer Missy Higgins (photo). Note three local Fairfield musicians who made missy higginsthe list: Robert Reeder, Mr. Nasti, and James Dean Claitor.

The second hour Chill Session offers the very best of down-tempo chill-out music featuring various international artists including UK's Zero 7, Australia's Luluc, Mali's Tinariwen, Iceland's Asgeir, and Canada's RezonateClick here for play list. Get caught up on what has been kicking around in the brain of DJ Andy. Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.

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