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Laid Back(See playlist link below). At the urging of East Coast listeners, we reverse the hourly formats on this program with the Chill Session in the first hour and singer-songwriters and Alternative musicians in the second.  LA electronica duo Poolside leads off the program with what they call "daytime disco" but don't be fooled by "disco" because you'll be dancing in very contemporary ways.  Producing music since late 1980s, the Danish duo Laid Back (album cover) offers two tracks of intriguing electronica from 2013 CD Uptimistic. Others contributing their talents include Phil Mison, Deep Dive Corp., and Tosca.

Spotlight on the second hour features English missy higginsfolk duo Smoke Fairies, quirky English band alt-J, and Aussie beauty Missy Higgins (photo) with tracks from her CD Oz.  Listen closely for English folk-ballad set with Nick Drake, Alexi Murdoch, and late '60s legendary band Pentangle lead by Bert Jansch and John Renbourn.

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  • Wed
    Oct 22
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Oct 28
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - Xavier Rudd & Laura Marling - Wed., 10/22 at 8pm CT

Xavier Rudd(See link to playlist below). Another LIVE 100% first-time Fringe Toast music program with DJ Andy Bargerstock. The spotlight shines on Australian multi-instrumentalist and environmental songwriter, Xavier Rudd (photo), and 24-year-young UK folk-singer Laura Marling (photo). New music from up-and-coming artists including Mirel Wagner, Luluc, and St. Paul & the Broken Bones.  Twin-spins in first hour from Death Cab for Cutie, Jesse Stern and Ed Sheeran.

The second-hour Chill Session features two ambient electronic alpha wave Laura Marlinggenerators: Amaya and AURAH.  Listen closely for a 2-minute spoken word recording of an elderly Native American lamenting that "Legend Days Are Over" originally released on Beaver & Krause LP in 1970. LA-based singer Meiko offers lyrical insights on why some girls do "Bad Things" from her recent CD release Dear You.  So many more splendid delights in store for your ears from Fringe Toast, your secret source of great music.   

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Nico and Vinz(See link to playlist below). After opening with the rising Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz (photo) in the opening set, prepare for the music and interview of Fairfield-based Nicholas Naioti (photo right below) from his new CD release Truth Sound.  This program of nearly 100% newly discovered tracks from DJ Andy Bargerstock features artists from around the globe: Hungarian music collective Istvan Sky Kék Égto, IcelandMr Nastiic singer-songwriter Ásgeir, UK's electronica group Zero 7, Australia's RÜFÜS DU SOL, Belgian singer Stromae, and Vancouver's veena master Harry ManxOther Fringe Toast first-timers include Liam Bailey, Ryan Bingham, and The Afghan Whigs.

Click here for playlist.   Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.  Discover why Fringe Toast is an prime source of new music.

Read DJ review of Rising Appalachia and Astronauts at: http://www.iowasource.com/fringe/2014_10.html

  • Wed
    Oct 08
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Oct 14
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Part 2: 8th Annual Best of Fringe Toast - Wed., 10/8 8pm CT

Seabear(See link to playlist below). Discover what's been kicking around in DJ Andy Bargerstock's brain when he reveals the second batch of choice music tracks discovered during the previous year.

Various international musicians contribute to the 28-song fun including Iceland's folk-indie band Seabear (photo with lead singer Soley on right) and Mexico's brother-sister duo Rodrigo y Gabriela (photo) with their spirited acoustic guitar flourishes.  Thank goodness somebody discovered them playing on the streets of Rodrigo y GabrielaIreland.  Listen closely for Fairfield's own Robert Reeder with "Walking Shoes" from his first CD, the up-and-coming Swedish-West African singer Seinabo Sey, Maili's exotic desert band Tinariwen, Germany's electronic wonder Emou, Scotland's singer-songwriter Steve Mason and Nashville's Angel Snow with her charming vocals.

Click here for playlist of part 2 of 8th Annual Best of Fringe Toast. Discover why people say Fringe Toast is the best place to find new music ... some say better than Pandora!   Encourage friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com. Check out Andy B's latest music review of English band Astronauts and New Orleans sister duo Rising Appalachia published in the October issue of Iowa Source magazine.

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

8th Annual BEST of FRINGE TOAST - Wed., 10/1 at 8pm CT

London GrammarDJ Andy Bargerstock celebrates his 8th year providing Fringe Toast Music to listeners of KRUU-FM at 100.1 FM in Fairfield, Iowa and online at www.kruufm.com.   Two programs offer Andy's favorite newly discovered tracks from the previous 50 weeks on October 1 and October 8.    Spotlights shine this week on 28 songs including marvelous music from two UK bands (photos), London Grammar with Hannah Reid and Alt-j, the quirkly foursome that recently Alt-Jreleased new CD titled This is All Yours.

Do yourself a favor and print this epic playlist. Mark your calendar to listen to both this show and part 2 on next week's program.   

DISCOVER WHY SO MANY SAY THAT Fringe Toast is their best source of new music!

fringe toast(Link to play list at bottom). ... Another excursion into DJ Andy Bargerstock's world music selections revealed in this program through a 4X3 matrix (four bands each playing three tracks). Smoke Fairies (photo) is a UK female duo that blends American blues and English folk ballads in splendid compositionsmoke fairiess. Aidan Hawken with his former band, Highwater Rising, takes the lead on tracks from their 2003 CD, The In Between. The Woods is an LA-based trio featuring the singing and songwriting talents of Brad Cohen. Swedish electronica brother-duo, Velours Perfect, proves why their 2006 CD is rightly titled, King Size Brothers. Other FT first-timers on this week's show include film composer Paul Leonard-Morgan, North Carolina instrumental band Songs of Water, Ror-Shak featuring Iowa's own Julee Cruise, and Maui's Eric Stroeve.  Play list. Program aired originally 4/20/11.

MARK your calendar for Oct 1 and Oct. 8, 2014 to hear DJ Andy's 8th ANNUAL BEST of FRINGE TOAST shows.

Flight Facilities(See link to play list). The program begins with 1969 track "Stone Circle" by Third Ear Band, an underground band rarely ever heard by anyone anywhere. DJ Andy Bargerstock (a.k.a., UndergroundMan) shines the spotlight on the trio known as Flight Facilities (photo left with singer Giselle center), an exciting and mysterious Australian band labeled as electronic-dance music but taking us well beyond the confines of their airport theme. Listen closely for track "Clair de Lune". Other featured artists include Trippfinger, Bhi Bhiman, Mollie O'Brien, Mudd & Smith.  The traditional 2nd hour chill session will take you to ethereal spaces yielding delight and contentment.   Share with your friends worldwide and invite them to listen via live stream at www.kruufm.com .   Click here for playlist.  Program originally aired 1/16/13. Some say Fringe Toast is the best music you never hear!... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM.

hot tunaRare tracks from Paul Simon and Christina Perri.  New material from Jorma Kaukonen's reunited '70s jam band, Hot Tuna (photo), and from France, the exotic electronic band, Air.  Rock band, Parachute, stands as a FT first timer with single, "Something to Believe In".  Canada's Harry supreme beingsManx, too.

In the second hour, tracks: Ror-shak, Velours Perfect, Supreme Beings of Leisure (photo), Cargo Cult, and the extremely obscure As I Hide (CD) by Witchcraft.

Click for play list.  Program originally aired 5/18/11.

david gray(Link to playlist below).  After Melanie Martinez's opening song, DJ Andy Bargerstock interviews Ian Lubar whose band Mt. Thelonious will play Cafe Paradiso on Saturday, 9/6 at 8pm. Afterwards, Ed Sheeran, Ireland's Sinead O'Connor (photo) and UK's David Gray (photo) share their talents.  Listen closely for tracks from Goyte (Belgium-Australia) known for 2013 Grammy Award Best Song, "Somebody That I Used to Know." Discover what else he does!

DJ Andy Bargerstock's second-hour bliss-inducing Chill Session floats around collection Best of Lounge Music 2012 featuring tracks from Alex Nöthlich Sinead O'Connor(Germany), Spiridion (Wales), and Y.G., aka Yvonne Giuliano (Italy).  Last set features super cool tracks from Emou, an obscure German electronic group that DJ Andy discovered during a late-night foray into the Underground Music scene.

Click here for playlist.  Share this posting with friends on your social network. Invite them to join the live stream on www.kruufm.com every Wednesday at 8pm CT to discover interested new music.  WATCH for DJ Andy's music review in next week's Iowa Source Magazine on the New York City band, Wax Poetic.

MIghty Mo Rodgers(See link to playlist below). Bonnie Raitt calls him "a breath of fresh air in the blues and R&B world."  Mighty Mo Rodgers (photo) played the organ on Brenton Wood's 1967 song "Gimme Little Sign." Since then he has recorded six albums yet many still do not know his work... until now where on Fringe Toast we offer an opening set featuring songs from two CDs. Also, in the first hour, you will hear twin-spins from new albums by Imogen Heap and Sinead O'Connor. 

The transition to Chill Zone in the second-hour will be welcomed by actress Scarlett Johansson (photo) who you know as a great actor and will discover to be also a great singer withscarlett johansson special track called "One Whole Hour" and a collaboration on second tune with American singer-songwriter Pete Yorn. Also, newly released track from UK's delightfully quirky band alt-J.  As requested by listeners, more good stuff from Rising Appalachia and Natalie Walker. Fringe Toast first-timers include Bushy, Dixon's Violin, Tiaan, Kwabs, David Garza, and Novo Som.

Click here for playlist!  Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com where you click on "Listen Live."  Discover again and again why many feel that Fringe Toast is an excellent source of new music.

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