Andy Bargerstock's blog

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.

Rising Appalachia(See link to playlist below). This week's program spotlight shines on the second-hour Chill Zone with American jazz master Alice Coltrane (photo right) featuring music from her 1971 LP Universal Consciousness and on New Orleans world-folk fusion sister duo Rising Appalachia (photo) from their outstanding 2013 CD Soul Visions.  International singer-songwriters who join the fun include Miraque I Myro (Hungary), Vargo (Germany), Laura Marling (UK), Prince Jammy (Jamaica), Ohm-G (Germany), and Bill Laswell (US).   First-time bands to Fringe Toast:  LeavingAlice Coltrane Music, Blue Foundation, Blockboy, and Dick Gaughan

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Fringe Toast Music, the best place to discover new music from off-the-beaten path.  Watch for DJ Andy Bargerstock's music reviews in Iowa Source Magazine the first week of each month.

  • Wed
    Aug 13
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Aug 19
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast Music - ROBERT REEDER CD debut

(Playlist link below). This week’s program begins with music and interview with Fairfield’s Robert Reeder (photo left) about his soon to be released Robert Reederfirst CD called the album. This album oozes flavors of early Eagles but with more grit and contemporary flair.  Clapton offers tracks from his new tribute album to J.J. Cale.  And, Tom Petty offers “Shadow People” from his new CD.

 The second hour Chill Session is anchored Natalie Merchantby Natalie Walker (photo), whose vocals blessed Wax Poetic’s 2012 On a Ride album.  First-timers to Fringe Toast this week include Triptic Soul, Syd Arthur, Rising Appalachia and the Human Experience, and Astronauts. Listen closely for classically obscure psychedelic sound of West Coast Art Pop Experimental Band with “Smell of Incense” from 1967.   

 Click here for playlist.  Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com where you simply click on “Listen Live.”  For more information on the Robert Reeder CD release, read DJ Andy Bargerstock's article in August issue of Iowa Source Magazine at http://www.iowasource.com/fringe/2014_08.html.

Luluc(100% new LIVE program). The spotlight shines on Australia's down-tempo folk balladeers Luluc (Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett, photo left) whose new CD Passerby on SubPop Records sparkles with warmth and vocal beauty.  After the opening set, DJ Andy Bargerstock replays his 2013 interview with tracks from their first CD and then follows with three tracks from Luluc's new CD.  Learn more about this up-and-coming duo, their inspirations and lean acoustic musical approach.  Former Zero 7 lead singer, Sia Furler (photo below), provides the invocation siainto the chill zone.

In the second-hour Chill Session you can expect high-quality electro-acoustic beats and ambient music from various Buddha Chill compilation albums that will include artists such as God's Blue Chest, Deep-Dive-Corp., Vargo, Sleeping At Last, and Ludovico Einaudi.

Click here for playlist.  Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.   Discover again why there are so many devotees of Fringe Toast, the best source of new music!

Chumbawamba(Link to playlist below). Dave Mason releases new version of his Traffic classic "Dear Mr. Fantasy" to lead this program. Watch for his concert at Englert Theater in Iowa City in Feb. 2015. Chris Stigers follows with twin spin including great cover of Dylan's "Things Have Changed."  The spotlight shines on English alternative music band Chumbawamba (group photo) that played prolificly from 1982-2012 and offers sophisticated track "Jacob's Ladder (Not in My Name)." Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit (photo below) debuts on Fringe Toast. Other first hour twin tracks come from The Flashbulb, Chris Smither, and Meredith Bragg.

The Chill Zone Session in second hour features Morphine (AmericanFirst Aid Kit alternative rock band), Angus and Julia Stone (Australian duo), Jake Bugg (20 year old English singer), The Blacksmiths (Canadian jazz/blues), Vargo (German electronic male-female duo) and special treat from King Creosote & Jon Hopkins.

Click here for playlist.  Invite friends to join Andy B's Fringe Toast Music experience via live stream every Wednesday from 8-10pm Central US time.  It's the best way to enjoy the cool night air!

  • Wed
    Jul 23
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jul 29
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - ERNEST RANGLIN & BAJKA PLUWATSCH Wed., 7/23 at 8pm

ernest ranglin(Playlist link below). Spotlight shines on Ernest Ranglin, legendary Jamaican jazz guitarist (photo left) with samples of his creative genius that marked the evolution of reggae dub step genre.  In the same set you will experience Radio Citizen, a German dub step band featuring vocalist Bajka Pluwatsch (photo below, Indian born down tempo singer).  Other contributors to the Chill Session include 10 Ft. Ganga Plant (mysterious Boston band that lBajka Pluwatschists no artist names on its albums), Fat Freddy's Drop (Australia), Slightly Stoopid (San Diego roots/reggaie), The Hundred in the Hands, and Six Organs of Admittance.

100% of tracks on this program have never been played before on Fringe Toast.  In the first hour, rarely heard singer-songwriters take the stage such as Chris Smithers, Meredith Bragg, Sunbear, Junip's Jose Gonzalez, and Eilen Jewell.

Click here for playlist.  Invite friends to join the live stream every Wednesday night at 8pm Central Time.  Find out why people say that Fringe Toast plays the best music you never hear. 

Stay Tuned for Upcoming Interview and CD release with Robert Reeder and Apocalypso Tantric Boys Choir.

Sam BushThese are the days of traditional musical styles morphing into new and exciting blends.  Such is the case with Electroswing and New Grass genres.  Both are based on the combination of musical elements that make some purest squirm.  But, for those open to new experience, you will enjoy the first-hour set of New Grass music centered around talents of Sam Bush (photo left) who as a 12 year old was a national bluegrass fiddle champion. Now, he is also known for excellence in mandolin playing.  On this night, he collaborates with David Grisman, Jamie Hartford, and James Allen Shelton.  With new grass, the music moves into free-wheeling jazz-likeLouie Austen improvisations and influences from the blues.

With Electroswing music, elements of swing jazz recordings from the 1940s are combined with modern beats and electronic music flavors.  Sometimes, exotic female vocals provide a charming touch.  On this program, you will hear one of the world's best composers of this genre, Austria's Parov Stelar.  Joining the set are Louie Austen (photo right), Camels on Duty, and Random Heroes.  Put on your dancing shoes!!  

Click here for playlist.   Invite friends to the live stream at www.kruufm.com. Discover again the special mix offered by DJ Andy B.

 

  • Wed
    Jul 09
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jul 15
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - ANGUS & JULIA STONE, Wed., 7/9 at 8pm

angus and julia stone(See link to play list below). This program begins with two tracks, lead vocals Gabriel Gordon, from Wax Poetic's On a Ride CD (2012), the NYC trip hop band featured on recent programs.  In the first hour, we explore new CDs from legendary songwriters Natalie Merchant (photo) and Sarah McLachlan. The main spotlight shines on the brother-sister duo from Australia, Angus and Julia Stone (photo). Other rare tracks too!

In the second-hour Chill Session, Fringe Toast first-timers take the microphone natalie merchantincluding Sascha Funke (German DJ producer), Lord Huron (American LA-based indie-folk band), Vargo (male-female electronic German duo) and Chemin Neuf (France).  UK electronic composer Simon Posford offers tracks from his incarnations as Sphongle and Younger Brother.  Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com. 

Click here for playlist. Experience again why people say Fringe Toast offers the best music you never hear!

Shelly Fraley

 

(See playlist link below). DJ Andy Bargerstock continues with another live music program of 100% new music never played on Fringe Toast.  From London, the folk/indie band Bombay Bicycle Club (photo) and Nashville open-hearted singer-songwriter Shelly Fraley (photo) anchor the first hour of enchanting tracks. Listen early for Tom Freund and his acoustic cover of Pink Floyd's "Fearless." Continuing with new artists introduced last week, you will hear more intriguing music from Wax Poetic and Shook Twins.

Bombay Bicycle Club

 

You don't want to miss the epic second-hour Chill Session with 57-minute extended mix by the electronic California-based duo known as Poolside featuring talents of Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise.  Many delightful twists and turns that will enhance your endorphin levels.  Invite your friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.

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wax poeticThe spotlight shines brightly on New York City based trip-hop band Wax Poetic (photo) featuring Sissy Clemens (center) on vocals and Swedish-Turkish composer/musician Ilhan Erashin (left).  More good tracks from Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela.  New musicians to Fringe Toast this week include Will Phalen Rosi Golan(Chicago area songwriter), The Shook Twins (Oregon harmonic sister act), Annie Williams (Nashville songwriter), Trent Dabbs (Mississippi songwriter), and Tom Freund (Ben Harper collaborator). Rosi Golan (right) contribures her magnificent talents.

The second-hour Chill Session benefits from Jah Wobble, Radiohead, and a preview track "Hunger of the Pine" from English alternative band Alt-J's new upcoming epic CD release.   You don't want to miss this program. So, mark your calendar, turn down the lights, and let the chill flow!

Click here for play list. Encourage your friends anywhere to join the live stream on www.kruufm.com any Wednesday night at 8pm Central.

 

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