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Morgan JamesDJ Andy Bargerstock shines the weekly spotlight on Fringe Toast first timer Morgan James (photo left) who leads off this program with a live version of Credence Clearwater's song "I've Got a Spell on You."   Later in the first hour Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer (photo right) offer special track "Dark, Dark Woods."

In the second-hour Chill Zone your ears will tingle with delight with tracks from Chet Faker, Alexi Murdoch, Syml and James Blunt.... plus a variety of down-tempo Dave McGraw & Mandy Ferelectro-cool tracks.  Listen closely for the rarely-heard 7-minute 1983 song "Worlds Away" by Strange Advance that should have been a classic.

Click here for playlist.  Invite friends to join the live stream on with original broadcast on Wednesday at 8pm CT and replays on Saturday at 8am CT.  It's the best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to KRUU at 100.1 FM.

Read DJ Andy's music review on Alice Phoebe Lou from June issue of Iowa Source.

Weyes Blood(See link to playlist below). The FRINGE TOAST MUSIC spotlight shines in glowing manner on two up-and-coming artists Weyes Blood (left) and Alina Baraz (right) who demonstrate abundantly why so many are excited about the future of their musical creations. 

On this week's program, DJ Andy Bargerstock offers new FT first timers (in addition to the two ladies) John Gorka, Shannen Moser, Lucas Meyer, Jack Savoretti, Planet of Sound, The Analog Affair, and ARIZONA.Alina Baraz

Click here for another epic playlist.   Invite friends to join the live stream that now plays on Wednesdays at 8-10pm CT and also Saturdays at 8-10am CT. 

Watch for DJ Andy's article in Iowa Source Magazine in the June issue on the delightful young South African singer Alice Phoebe Lou who offers another fringe track on this program.  

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Alice Phoebe LouDJ Andy Bargerstock returns from beach time in South Carolina with another near 100% playlist of new tracks from off-the-beaten path.  The program begins with "Man on the Moon" by 23-year-old South African street musician Alice Phoebe Lou (photo left) who caused a sensation with her TedX performance with statements about environmental and social consciousness. Second spotlight illumines Sabrina Claudio (photo right), Miami-based half-Cuban, half-Puerto Sabrina ClaudioRican R&B singer-songwriter who offers her song "Orion's Belt."

Enjoy this splendid play list of extraordinary new musicians on the rise such as Electric Guest, Sarah Suskind, Ibeyi, Perfume Genius, and MISSIO.  Listen closely for twin-spins from Mia Doi Todd, Syml, and Blanco White.  Oh yes! This will be an endorphine rich ride.

Click here for playlist.  Invite friends to join the live stream on Wednesday evening OR Saturday mornings at  It's the best music you never hear .... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM.

See DJ Andy's Summer Song list in the May issue of Iowa Source Magazine.

Sneaker PimpsLast week's Fringe Toast Retrospective Part 1 show created quite a stir. One listener characterized the experience as “hypnotic” and another said it was "other worldly in a really good way."  This week's Retrospective Part 2 entails yet another trance-inducing installment from brother Charlie’s favorites list. Spotlight shines on Kelli Ali lead singer for the Sneaker Pimps (photo left). Click here for complete playlist.

We start off with Roy Buchanan’s blues guitar "Sweet Dreams", followed by "Shut Your Eyes" by Snow Patrol (photo right) and "Low Times" by the School for Seven Bells. Then, comes the TV theme music from thesnow patrol BBC crime drama Luther which is Massive Attack's song "Paradise Circus".  And Greg Laswell offers his "Undone" used as a theme song for Friday Night Lights.   

We revisit "Wonderful Life" by DJ producer Carl Craig, and a marvelous  church organ-baritone sax piece "Good Places" with Beaver & Krause and jazz great Gerry Mulligan. In the Chill Zone second hour, prepare for the works of Brian Eno, Zero 7, the Egg and Magic Sound Fabric.  Many of these are destined to become classics in your music library.

Invite friends to join the live stream on on Wednesday at 8pm and replays on Saturday at 8am.


Lily and Madeleine(See playlist link below). 100% new music never played before on Fringe Toast Music with DJ Andy Bargerstock.  The program begins with music by vintage group Savoy Brown from their 1970 album Raw Sienna and then followed by remastered blues guitar legend Peter Green in his early work with Fleetwood Mac before the ladies joined the scene.  The Fringe Toast ladies fill out the last half of the first hour with choice cuts from Norway's AURORA, Indianapolis sisters Lily & Madeleine  (photo left), Caroline Smith (photo right), and the 2016 VOICE Winner 12 year-old Grace VanderWaal proving why she won the competition.

The second-hour Chill Zone sparkles with music fromCaroline Smith Pieta Brown with the Pines, James Blunt, 15 year-old Macedonian singing star Kanita Suma, Systetiq, Enigma, Doe Paora, and Hope Sandoval. 

Enjoy the best music you never hear unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM at 100.1 FM in Fairfield and streaming live at  Invite friends to join the live stream every Wednesday at 8pm Central Time and Saturdays at 8am Central.

Click here for playlist.Watch for the Fringe Toast Music review of the duo The Argument in the April issue of Iowa Source Magazine.

Nadaka(See playlist link below). During the second-hour Chill Zone session, Dj Andy Bargerstock lays down some of his favorite down-tempo electronica tracks from the past 10 years of Fringe Toast Music. The spotlight shines on William Orbit with his track "Time to Get Wize" and Nadaka's (photo left with singer) world fusion 16-min. swoon entitled "Oceania".  First-timers to Fringe Toast include Lif3blood, Boehm, YVE 48, Doe Paoro (photo right), Temple of Sound, and Billy Cobham who closes the show with slow jazz-tinged "Heather." Doe Paoro  

Among the groups DJ Andy discovered late one night in a "trip down the rabbit hole" are Numatic Soul, Human, Emou, Ror-shak, and Grey Area. Some of the best stuff you'll ever hear.

Click here for playlist. It's the best music you never hear, unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM. 

WATCH for Fringe Toast music review of the duo THE ARGUMENT in upcoming April issue of Iowa Source.

Kristina Priceman(See playlist link below). DJ Andy Bargerstock unveils a plethora of new artists never-before heard on Fringe Toast Music.  The spotlight shines in the first hour on musical duo Dickie featuring the classically-trained violin talents of Kristina Priceman (photo left) and the second spotlight goes to Georgia-born acoustic and lap-steel guitarist Kaki King (photo right) with her virtuoso compositions and playing. First-timeKaki King players include Max Manie, Gem Club, Volcano Choir, Anthelix, Robben Ford, Mike Posner, Seeb, and Zero Cult. 

 In the second-hour Chill Zone, listen closely to new tracks from Spoon, Depeche Mode, London Grammar.  But, the classic obscure Underground Track of the program goes to “Hayling” by FC Kahuna.   The program closes deliciously through Austria’s Parov Stelar and UK’s Zero 7.  So, mark your calendar, turn the lights down, and let the river flow.  Invite friends to join the live stream at on Wednesday at 8pm CT and Saturdays at 8am CT.     Click here for playlist.

Imogen HeapDJ Andy Bargerstock returns to Fairfield with another live original show featuring 100% new tracks never played before on Fringe Toast Music. Otis Taylor leads off the program with his roots blues talents. The first-hour spotlight shines on R&B-simmered singer Valerie June (photo right) and UK's creative songwriter with Valerie Juneelectronic touches, Imogen Heap (photo left). UK's Laura Marling offers two tracks from her new CD. Another twin-spin comes from Georgia singer Liza Anne. Norway's AURORA rounds out the ladies spotlight in the first hour.  Other contributors include John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne, and Father John Misty.

Click here for playlist!  In the second-hour Chill Zone, be prepared for the charming talents of Shawn Mendes, Woods, Nouvelle Vague, Tsewer Beta, Zero 7, Apparat, and Rodg.  It's the best music you never hear .... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast on KRUU-FM. 

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Aurora(See link to playlist below.) DJ Andy Bargerstock shares new tracks from his foray into the outer edges of the music stream. The spotlight shines on Norway's exotic singer AURORA (photo left) and the little-known but highly regarding American producer/DJ known as LISTENBEE. Be prepared to dip into the ether in this program of first time Fringe Toast artists including Max Manie, Fakear, Tinariwen, Flo Morrissey with Matthew White, and Up, Bustle & Out.

The Second Hour Chill Session will send you into the outer realms by contributors Velours Perfect, Thievery Corporation, Moodorama, Maribou State, and Nadaka.   Oooh. It will be so good!

Save and plunder the playlist.  Fringe Toast offers the best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM.

Andy BargerstockThis is the program to hear the very best of 2016 musical discoveries by DJ Andy Bargerstock (photo left) from rising artists who don't get mainstream music attention. You will delight in the endorphin-rich 30 tracks from artists highlighted on Fringe Toast Music such as Iceland's Kaleo, Canada's Elephant Stone, Denmark's Agnes Obel, France's Mome, Scotland's Steve Mason, Ireland's Lisa Hannigan, and Fairfield's Society of Broken SoulsClick here for playlist.  Read DJ Andy's comments about these artists from the February issue of Iowa Source magazine's Fringe Toast Crispy Awards article.

The second-hour Chill Session will deliver the expected swoon to settle into the evening that will feature Christine & the Queens, Elephant Revival, Justin Johnson, Zayde Wolf with Ruelle, and Adia Victoria.  Turn the lights down low and let the waves consume you.  It's the best music you never hear!

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