Andy Bargerstock's blog

the pines(See link for play list below). DJ Andy Bargerstock returns with a live program featuring Bo Ramsey's sons whose group The Pines (photo left of David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey) will play at Cafe Paradiso on Dec. 7 in Fairfield. Discover Tim tim roseRose (photo), American singer-songwriter who lived in UK during the 1960s and inspired Jimi Hendrix to record "Hey Joe." You will hear a remixed version of Tim's 1966 recording, two years before Jimi released his version. Special treat in the first set is "In Dulce Decorum (Dub)" by The Damned remixed from the 1986 version.  Listen closely for super-rare unreleased Paul Kantner, David Crosby,and Jerry Garcia practice sessions circa 1970. 

The second-hour Chill Session celebrates a remix of Alt-J's "Tesselate" by Ben Devries. Your ears will resonate with delight from additional confections with new music from Tony Joe White (remember his '60s song, "Poke Salad Annie"?), The Desert Dwellers and Death Cab for Cutie.  Oh, it will be another fabulous journey into the FRINGE.  Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com. Click here for play list.

Shuggie Otis(See link to playlist below).  Shuggie Otis (photo left) begins the program with the "Underground Classic of the Week" with his 1971 song "Sweet Thang" from his LP Freedom Flight. Then, DJ UndergroundMan shines the spotlight on the extraordinary talents of Vancouver's acoustic blues master, Harry Manx (photo right), who specializes in playing the 20-string Indian instrument called the Mohan Veena.   harry manx

Tracks in the first-hour from Pinback, The Cowboy Junkies, and Andrew Bird

The second-hour Chill Session benefits from All India Radio (actually, an Australian band), UK's Porcupine Tree, Belgium's Monte La Rue, Portland, OR duo Mackintosh Braun, and UK electronic wave collaboration known as Kaya Project

Stay tuned for the swoon!  Click here for playlist

Share with friends on the worldwide social media scene. The best music you never hear.... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast! Program originally aired 11/21/12.

  • Wed
    Nov 20
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Nov 26
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Fringe Toast - Yasmine Hamdan and Syntax - Wed., 11/20 at 8pm CT

Yasmin Hamdan(See link to play list below). Thanks to a listener recommendation, this week's program shines a brilliant spotlight on UK electronica duo, Syntax, who shares a twin-spin including one from unreleased CD Meccano Mind (see album cover).  We encourage listeners to send such recommendations to DJ UndergroundMan at fringetoast@kruufm.com

Lebanese singer syntax meccano mindYasmine Hamdan (photo left) takes the stage with new release "Deny" track. Later, Sarah Jarosz continues to prove why we are so pleased to know that she has graduated college and will be devoting full-time to her music career. New, young singer Jeff Sontag begins releasing cover songs for his first CD. You will hear "You Know You Like It."

The second-hour Chill Session offers epic tracks from classic Fringe Toast programs over the past eight years including tracks from Two to Stay, Grey Area, Patchwork, and Morcheeba.  No doubt.... this is the best music you never hear unless you are dialed into Fringe Toast.  Check out the playlist. Spread the good word to friends to join the live stream every Wednesday from 8-10pm CT at www.kruufm.com.

  • Wed
    Nov 13
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Nov 19
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Fringe Toast - NOVIKA and GIANT SAND Wed. 11/13 at 8pm CT

novika(See link to play list below). After the 1972 Underground classic "Flying Dutchman" by McKendree Spring, DJ Andy Bargerstock casts a spell of some of the best music your never hear.  Polish vocalist, DJ and producer, Novika (photo), contributes 2012 track "Miss Mood - Satin Jackets Remix" followed immediately by Tucson area Indie-AmericanaGiant Sand band, Giant Sand (photo) featuring singer-songwriter Howe Gelb, who offer two tracks from their 2008 CD.  Listen for twin spins from The Pines (featuring Benson Ramsey) and The Cowboy Junkies with Margo Timmins.

2013 released tracks from John Mayer, Mazzy Star, Midlake, and Harry Manx.   Additional Chill Session music from the likes of Junopilot, Urban Myth Club, and Love on a Real Train. Click here for play list.  Invite friends to join us via live stream at www.kruufm.com.

  • Wed
    Nov 06
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Nov 12
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Fringe Toast - GOAT RODEO SESSIONS - Wed., 11/6 at 8pm

goat rodeo session(See play list link below). The 2012 Goat Rodeo Sessions (see photo) features the talents of classical celloist Yo-Yo Ma, bluegrass mandolin player Chris Thile, double bass player extraordinaire, Edgar Meyer, and Stuart Duncan on violin.  A second spotlight shines on the 2013 CD release Constellation from recently reunited California alternative rock band, Toad the Wet Sprocket (3-guitar photo). Listen for the twin-spin from Junopilot from The Erotic Lives of Women, which comes from a German website collaboration among an author, photographer and musician, Jojo Büld (alias, Junopilot).

The second-hour Chill Session swirls with World toad the wet sprocketMusic from Gustavo Santaolalla, Bahramji & Mashti and Dharma Dogz.  Additional good tracks from electronic musician Zero One and Massive Attack.  But, perhaps the most interesting track of the night comes from UK's Dirty Vegas, "Simple Things, Pt.2" tinged with a satisfying Pink Floydian ending.  Oh, you must grab the Play List here.  Invite friends to join the Fringe Toast swoon with the "best music you never hear" .... unless you are dialed in.

cat power(Note: See link to play list below). After opening kudos to Jethro Tull with classic Underground track "Sossity Your a Woman" (1970), DJ Andy Bargerstock continues with twin-spin from Eddie Vedder and choice-cut from song-writer Cat Power's (photo) 2012 CD.  Additional twin-spins come from Amos Lee and two former Luna bandmembers, Dean and dean and brittaBritta (photo) from the 2010 collection entitled, 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests.  All except the early Vedder tracks have never been heard before on Fringe Toast.

The second-hour Electro-chill Session soaks deeply in the fragrance of 2013 releases from Goldfrapp (UK), Natalia Clavier (Argentina/Spain), Alt-J (England), AM & Shawn Lee (US), CFCF (Canada), Spiral System (UK), and Bombay Dub Orchestra (UK).  This program promises another stellar ride into music from off-the-beaten-path. Click here for play list.  Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com. 

sarah jarosz(See play list link below).  Back at KRUU after a few weeks with family in NC, DJ Andy Bargerstock unveils a LIVE 100% show of tracks never played on Fringe Toast including the electronic music collaborative Urban Myth Club featuring the talents of Hollywood film composer Stephen Barton (photo) enhanced by very cool female vocals.  Singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz (photo) offers tracks from her new CD Build Me Up from Bones.  The exotic and obscure defunct urban myth clubGerman band Opera to Relax contributes an extremely rare song called "Kyle of Lochalsh" that appears to be available only through YouTube.

The Chill Session second-hour resonates with endorphin dripping music from international chill artists including Bombay Dub Orchestra, Toires, Jamiroquai, Harry Manx, The Pallers, and The Funky LowlivesCheck out the play list here. Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com and click on Listen Live.

valerie JanLois(See play list below). California-based singer-songwriter, Valerie JanLois, (album photo cover) visits Fairfield frequently and offers the track, "All We Ever Have is Now," from her 2010 CD. Also, in the first set, you will hear Welsh singer-songwriter, Jem, with two new wave electronica selections from 2008. Stayed tuned for classic Chill Session featuring the mysteriously exquisite UK singer, Sheila Chandra, (photo below right) who launched the very first FT show in 2006.  The 30-minute mix led by Sheila comes from the original Fringe Toast Music demo mix requested by KRUU Station Manager, James Moore. This program's FT first-sheila chandratimers include Blitzen Trapper, The Head and the Heart, Sarah Fimm, Infantree, Fleet Foxes, and Fairfield's own Jeff Easterling with his piano improvisations.

In the Chill Session (2nd hour), DJ UndergroundMan uncovers early, rare tracks from Pink Floyd, Telepopmusik, and newly discovered track from Witchcraft, an early electronic US duo.  So, turn the lights down low, pour your favorite evening libation, and let you mind drift in the cool night air.  You don't want to miss this live stream from www.kruufm.com at 8pm Central US time. Click here for play list.  Share with friends worldwide. Program originally aired 11/2/2011.


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DJ Andy Bargerstock reveals the rarely-heard QMS track, "Fire Brothers," during this week's second-hour Chill Session
. See band photo with Dino Valenti tending to the sail.  The "best music you never hear" promise continues to deliver with Sophie Barker's (photo below) "Calling" recorded during her collaboration with the electronic band, Bliss.  You may know Sophie as one of the pivotal singer-songwriters with Zero 7 during their electric ride in the early to mid 2000s. Among the many first-time performers on this week's Fringe Toast play list aresophie barker Steen Thottrup, Cellar 55, American Analog Set, Tarmac, Tosca, and vintage early '70s underground band, Lothar and the Hand People.  For those who listen regularly, your heart will skip with joy with more marvelous sounds from Starseed, Soundbuffet, andBombay Dub Orchestra. You are destined for another fine ride on this program made available LIVE worldwide via the KRUU-FM website at www.kruufm.com.  Click here for play list.  This program was originally aired on 7/20/2011.

  • Wed
    Oct 02
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Oct 08
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

7th Annual Best of Fringe Toast (part 2) - Wed., 10/2 at 8pm

gare du nordThis program continues with DJ Andy Bargerstock's favorite new music discoveries from the past year of Fringe Toast Music programs. Check out this epic play list. You will delight in enhancements to your brain chemistry brought by many international groups from Germany, Ireland, UK, Austria, Australia, Korea, Netherlands, BelgiumRuth Moody and USA.  You will hear diverse music including Ruth Moody (photo), one of the Wailin' Jennys with her Roots America banjo ballads, and Dutch-Belgium jazz group Gare Du Nord (duo photo) with their unique remix of Robert Johnson's "Pablo's Blues."  The second hour Chill Session offers special treats from Mackintosh Braun, Outersect, Kaya Project, Aurthur Lee Land, Parov Stelar Trio, Potlatch, and Lost at Last

This is a perfect program to introduce your friends to Fringe Toast Music where we are dedicated to enhancing your music library with some of the best music you never hear!  Join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.

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