Andy Bargerstock's blog

  • Wed
    Jan 21
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jan 27
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - LIVE 100% New Tracks on Wed., 1/21 at 8pm

Muhl & Lennon(See link to playlist below). DJ Andy Bargerstock returns to Iowa with two hours of music never before played on Fringe Toast featuring exotic internationally influenced groups including first-timers like Fous de la Mer (France), Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (Kemp Muhl & Sean Lennon photo left), Pimps of Joytime (soul band from New Orleans), Beta Radio (North Carolina folk, indie, Americana group), Lo-fang (France), Stick Figure (US roots, reggae dub band), and Jamie O'Hara (American sounding like Chris Isaak).Fat Freddy's Drop

Second-hour Chill Session brings the typical ethereal charm anchored by the closing 21-minute track "Runnin" from New Zealand down-tempo jazz/reggae fusion band named Fat Freddy's Drop (photo). 

Click here for playlist.  Discover again why Fringe Toast is an excellent source of new music.

Agnes Obel(See URL to playlist below). After an opening set of cover songs honoring THE DOORS, DJ Andy shares another live program with 100% new tracks.  Singer-songwriter spotlights shine on Danish artist Agnes Obel and LA based duo Sweet Talk Radio who we hope will return to Fairfield for performance in 2015. The Electric Peanut Butter Company, offers retro psychedelic music from the 2013 CD, Trans-Atlantic Psych Classics Vol.2.Putumayo Yoga Lounge

In the second-hour Chill Session, you will hear international musicians assembled for the 2014 CD Putumayo Yoga Lounge: All India Radio, Jai Uttal, Maneesh DeMoor, and Stevin McNamara. Other soothing contributors include Banzai Republic, Rocket Empire and Kyau vs. Albert.

Click here for playlist.  Invite friends to the Fringe Toast Music experience by joining the live stream at www.kruufm.com

Crooked Still(Link to play list below). Underground Classic of the Week comes from Shawn Phillips with "The Ballad of Casy Deiss" from 1972.  Featured spotlight shines on new music from Aoife O'Donovan from her solo 2013 CD release and a track with her band, Crooked Still, innovative progressive blue grass band from Boston.  More acoustic tracks from The Milk Carton Kids whose style reminds us of early Simon & Garfunkel with a dash of the Everly Brothers. Among the new artists to Fringe Toast Music on this week's lineup: Freedy Johnston, Kansas songwriter with themes about troubled loners, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Florida alternative band, and smooth American jazz guitarist, Chieli Minucci.

Click here for play list.  Spread the word to friends worldwide to join the live stream at http//: www.kruufm.comDiscover why people say that Fringe Toast Music offers the best music you never hear! Program originally aired 6/26/2013.

Skunk(See link to play list below). Fairfield's own Skunk River Medicine Show (photo left) and Georgia's blues/jazz singer Lizz Wright (photo right) are the featuredLizz Wright artists on this week's Fringe Toast radio show.  Morgan and Foster delivered an outstanding CD release performance locally this past weekend.  You will hear tracks "Sliding Delta" and "Cypress Grove Blues," renamed by DJ Andy Bargerstock as "Cypress Grooveyard" due to Morgan's master banjo reverb and Foster's inspired bass lines. Sultry Lizz Wright shares three tracks from her 2005 CD, Dreaming Wide Awake, including covers of Neil Young's "Old Man" and The Youngblood's "Get Together".

Dion (yes, of the Belmonts fame) offers "Devil Got My Woman" from his tribute CD, Son of Skip James. Other first timers on Fringe Toast include Giles, Christine Day, Chris Thomas King, Bass-o-Matic, Bill Frisell, Lisa Moskow & Robert Rich. So many new tracks discovered this week. The best music you never hear! Click here for play list. Program originally aired 12/22/2010.

  • Wed
    Dec 31
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jan 06
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

2011 Best Fringe Toast Part 2: LISA SHAW & ROR-SHAK

Lisa Shaw(Link to play list below). This week's Part 2 honors downtempo, "exotica electronica" discovered during 2011 by program host, DJ Andy Bargerstock, who spent many hours down the "rabbit hole" to harvest these quintessential cuts.  Now, the very best of Fringe Toast electronica music comes to you from Sweden, Germany, Japan, UK, and USA. 

Multiple tracks comes from Emou (Germany's Mario Reinsch), Ror-Shak (UK drum and bass DJ DB with Lisa Shaw on vocals -- photo left), and Luminous, a.k.a., Gary B and regular contributor to Cafe Del Mar series. In addition, Chicago band, Roommate, offers "Soft Eyes" heard first by DJ Andy at the Ped-Mall in Iowa City on a cool 2011 summer night.  There will be plenty of marvelous surprises on this night.  Spread the news to friends in your worldwide network.  Live streaming available at www.kruufm.com.  Click here for play list. It's "the best music you never hear!"

This program originally aired 9/28/2011.

  • Wed
    Dec 24
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Dec 30
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

2011 Best of FT: Sarah Jarosz & Afro Celt System - 12/24

Sarah Jarosz(Link to play list below). DJ Andy Bargerstock lays out his favorite tracks discovered in 2011. Singer-songwriters are the theme of this program. Next week's show honors the downtempo ambient electronic artists.

Only two singer-songwriters earned honors this week with more than one track on the 2011 Fringe Toast Best list: California band, Gram Rabbit and 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist and song-writer Sarah Jarosz (photo left).  Afro Celt Sound SystemBoth will be heard in the second hour.  Blodwyn Pig garners honor with "Dear Jill" as the oldest track from the 1973 Best of British Blues, Volume 1, an amazingly contemporary sound.  Longest tracks from Eliza Gilkyson ("Belle of the Ball", 7:02) and Afro Celt Sound System ("Mother", 6:30) shown photo right.

Mark your calendar.  Make this a special event with friends. Available via live stream through www.kruufm.com at 8pm Central US Time. Originally aired on 9/21/11. Click here for play list.

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.

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