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Tj Rehmi(See play list link at bottom).  DJ Andy Bargerstock serves more of his favorite tracks from 2010 shows.  The show begins with recording of David LaFlamme's famous 1968 composition (photo of original album cover below), "White Bird," done by David and his recent band mates recorded in 2003 at a live concert.  May be better than the original.  Listen early for blues and jam tracks from Widespread Panic, Miller Anderson, and duo Harry Manx and Kevin BreitIt's a Beautiful Day

When temperatures dip into the Chill Zone, you will hear electro-acoustic, down-tempo swoon artists whose mission in life is to boost your endorphine levels. Among the most notable artists on this journey: TJ Rehmi (photo), Wah!, Echophlekz, William Orbit, Soundbuffet, Numatic Soul, Future Loop Foundation, Mind Soup, and Spiral System.

The show ends with the magical 16-minute track, "Emptiness of Form" from the CD, Slow Music for Yoga. "Turn the lights down low, and go with the flow."   Click here for play list.

Program originally aired 10/13/2010.  You don't want to miss this epic program.

  • Wed
    Dec 10
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Dec 16
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Vintage 2010 Best Fringe Toast Part 1 Wed., 12/10 8pm

Special Announcement: In the next few weeks, we give you a holiday treat in the form of vintage archives of DJ Andy Bargerstock's annual Best of Fringe Toast shows from the past. The epic playlists from these programs will allow you to harvest DJ Andy Bargerstock's favorite songs. Rich and deep!!

(See link to play list at bottom).  This "cream-of-the-crop" program is part 1 of a two-part sequence of Best of Fringe Toast from 2010. hank dogsThis week's show features singer-songwriters and adrianneindie/alternative bands.  Next week, the theme will be chill-out electronica and improvisational jam bands. Austin-based band, The Burned, shares the full version of "Where Are We Now" and leads off the program. UK indie band, One Eskimo, and British singer-songwriter, Thea Gilmore, are the only artists with two tracks in this Best of FT lineup.  Oops! Morcheeba, also joins the twin-spin list. The spotlight will shine brightest for Miami-based newcomer, Adrianne, and for English folk-band, Hank Dogs. See photos.

Where else can you hear the best music from "off the beaten path."  Check out the playlist: Elow, Lost at Last, The Wooden Birds, Mumford & Sons, The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Cat Power, Sweet Talk Radio, Jakatta and Greg Laswell.  Click here for playlist.

scattered treesLIVE 100% new tracks never before played on Fringe Toast. Swiss duo, AUAurahRAH (couple photo), and UK/India instrumental duo Amaya lead the second hour Chill Session with their alpha wave generating music.  USA singer and frequent Fairfield visitor, Barbara Morillo of Bambu fame, offers vocal brilliance from her collaboration on CD Triptic Soul and followed later by Germany's Deep Dive Corp. with more cosmic ether.

Chicago-based Scattered Trees (group photo above) anchors the first hour with tracks from Sympathy (2011).  Don't miss this program's opening set of twistedly cool blues, new grass songs including an incredible Kraak & Smaak remixed version of "Man of Constant Sorrow."  Will blow your mind!  First timers to DJ Andy B's LIVE Fringe Toast include The Honey Dewdrops, The Wind and the Wave, Skeewiff, Still Parade, Collide and Never Ending White Lights.

Click here for playlist.  Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com. 

 

frampton(See playlist link below) After opening piece "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon, legendary guitarist Peter Frampton (photo left) offers his fabulous cover of George Harrison's mazzy"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" recorded in 2003. Sublime interpretation! As the night unfolds in delicious spendor, your ears will delight with aural flavors from Lisa Hannigan, Mazzy Star featuring Hope Sandoval (photo right), Hem, Madeleine Peyroux, and Marc Cohn. You will hear new tracks from LA-based singer-songwriter simply known as AM. Natalie Merchant will take the stage in the second hour with tracks from her 1998 Ophelia CD. Along the way, alternative indie bands share their scintillating creativity. DJ Andy B's favorite band Germany's Opera to Relax offer their downtempo, exotic recipe of music that defies genre labeling.

Encourage friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com and do yourself a favor by printing program playlist.  Program originally aired 12/16/09.

pink floyd(Link to playlist below).  It has been 20 years since Pink Floyd released an album.  With great delight DJ Andy Bargerstock plays ambient, blues-tinged tracks from Floyd's newly released Endless River CD, a tribute to Richard Wright, keyboard player (left on group photo) who passed away in 2008.  Except for one track, the entire album is a collection of Floydian astral travel music. Stylistically, the music is consistent with signature PK genre characterized by mellifluous keyboards, jazz-resonating drums, ethereal vocals, and distinctive David Gilmour lead guitar (photo below).David Gilmour

Then, prepare for a splendid ethereal brain massage with specially mixed and edited PF classics from the rare side such as the classically collaborated near-symphonic "Atom Heart Mother Suite" (19 min.), epic "Echoes" (17 min.), film soundtrack composition "Cirrus Minor", and acoustic track "Grantchester Meadows".  Many won't know these tracks but will be happy for the introduction and especially the carefully re-mixed versions by DJ Andy.    

The final 30 minutes of the program displays new electro-acoustic music from Cat Stevens (a.k.a., Yusef), Phil Mison, Still Parade, Alt-J, Flight Facilities, and Drift. Oh, you definitely don't want to miss this one!  Mark your calendar and invite friends to join the live stream.   Click here for playlist.

Katey Sagal(Playlist link below). DJ Andy Bargerstock broadcasts LIVE on this program postponed from last week. We begin with five songs from the TV series Sons of Anarchy featuring beautifully gritty performances from Battleme, Paul Brady, White Buffalo, and Katey Sagal (photo left) who also plays a character in the series. Listen for her song with house band from Charming, CA, The Forest Rangers.  More new tracks from recently featured artists including LA singer-songwriter Meiko, and UK bands Alt-J and Smoke Fairies.   First timers to Fringe Toast include Kat Edmonson (photo below), Neulore, Kat EdmonsonGideon Grove, and duo Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer who will play at Cafe Paradiso in Fairfield, IA on November 29, 2014.

The second-hour international Chill Session offers more fine ambient electro-acoustic tracks from La Hell Gang (Chile), Laid Back (Denmark), UK’s Phil Mison (a.k.a., Cantoma), Deep Dive Corp. (Germany), Ásgeir  (Iceland), Krono (France), and the amazingly duo Tosca (Austria).

Click here for playlist.  Invite friends worldwide to share the live stream every Wednesday at 8pm CT.  Fringe Toast offers the best music you never hear!

Kat Edmonson(This program postponed to Nov. 12th due to technical problems). This live 100% new tracks program with DJ Andy Bargerstock begins with 5 songs from the TV series Sons of Anarchy featuring beautifully gritty performances from Battleme, Paul Brady, White Buffalo, Katey Sagal with most artists collaborating with the show’s house band from Charming, CA, i.e., The Forest Rangers.  More new tracks from recently featured artists including LA singer-songwriter Meiko, and UK bands Alt-J and Smoke Fairies.   First timers to Fringe Toast include Kat Edmonson (photo), Neulore, Gideon Grove, and duo Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer (photo below) who will play at Cafe Paradiso in Fairfield, IA on November 29, 2014.

The second-hour international Chill Session offers more fine ambient electro-acoustic McGraw and Fertracks from La Hell Gang (Chile), Laid Back (Denmark), UK’s Phil Mison (a.k.a., Cantoma), Deep Dive Corp. (Germany), Ásgeir  (Iceland), Krono (France), and the amazingly duo Tosca (Austria).

Click here for playlist.  Invite friends worldwide to share the live stream every Wednesday at 8pm CT.  Fringe Toast offers the best music you never hear!

 

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.

Click here for playlist. Spread the good news about Fringe Toast and invite your friends to join our live steam.

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.   

Click here for playlist.  Follow the show and mark your favorites for downloading later.

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

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