Andy Bargerstock's blog

dory previnOn this first live show for 2013, DJ Andy Bargerstock (UndergroundMan) offers select tracks from early Fringe Toast Programs.  Singer-songwriter Dory Previn (photo) who passed in 2012 leads the program with 1971 track "Play It Again Sam." Rounding out the first set, you will hear gems from Keaton Simons, Aidan Hawken, The mia doi toddShins, and Pinback.  Then, the ladies take the stage for an extended set of rarely heard tracks such as "What If We Do?" by Mia Doi Todd (photo), "I'd Like to Know" by Meg Hutchinson, and "You Know Better" by Tina Dico (Danish former Zero 7 member).

In the Chill Set in the second hour, sonic seasonings come from Leggo Beast, Sounds from the Ground, Two to Stay, and Slightly Stoopid. Invite friends to join the fun via live stream at www.kruufm.com.  Click here for playlist.  Fringe Toast, the best music you never hear.

 

  • Wed
    Jan 02
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jan 08
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Special Encore Presentation: FRINGE TOAST honors UK band ZERO 7

when it falls(See link to play list below). On this week's program, DJ UndergroundMan pays special tribute to his favorite electronic blues band, Zero 7, with lead duo of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. Yet, it was the three female singers on the CD "When It Falls" (2004 album cover photo) that magically entranced the world with their incredible down-tempo blues ballads.  This extended survey of Zero 7 music will take you to new territories with special attention to their instrumental pieces and the singing of Sia Furler (Australia), Sophie Barker (UK) and Danish singer Tina Dico (phottina dicoo).  Do yourself a favor and print the play list for further downloading fun.  Click here for play list.   You do not want to miss this program with nearly 70% of tracks coming from Zero 7.  Spread the word.  Listen via live stream at www.kruufm.com on Wednesday, 12/19 at 8pm CT.

Some say, "Fringe Toast Radio Show offers the best music you never hear!"

  • Wed
    Dec 12
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Dec 18
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Fringe Toast - OVER THE RHINE & MORCHEEBA on Wed. at 8pm

over the rhineThe program begins with 10-minute Underground Classic "Born to Die" by The Keef Hartley Band (1969) featuring Miller Anderson on this track that many think may be the greatest underground electric blues song every recorded. After a tribute double spin by Dave Brubeck, DJ Underground Man lays down a 4-song set from UK's Morcheeba considered as one of the pivotal pioneers of trip-hop music. Female vocalists dominate this program including Eilen Jewell, Emily Shirley, Kate Havnevik, and Over the Rhine (duo photo of Karin Bergquist with husband).  Invite friends to join the live stream on www.kruufm.com every Wednesday from 8-10pm Central US Time.   Click here for play list.

banco-de-gaia(See link to play list below). The Underground Classic leading off the program is 7-minute "Pentangling" (1968) by the UK band Pentangle (photo) with folk-jazz improvisations featuring acoustic guitar talents of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn plus vocals by Jacqui McShee.  Listen early in the first hour for another Pentangletrack from Psychedelic Guitar Circus featured on last week's program. Also, local band Blue Cat Alley offers "Sweet Thing Blues"  featuring vocals by Astrid Griffin Doud.  New tracks from Fairfield's Heather Miller from her new CD release Anchor and singer-songwriter Dan Sultan from Australia.

Stay tuned for incredible Chill Session during the second hour guided by UK ambient dub electronic band, Banco De Gaia, led by Toby Marks (eye photo) and French trip-hop producer,  Jean-Christophe Le Saoût (aka., Wax Tailor) from his 2005 CD, Tales of the Forgotten Melodies.  Marvelous brain chemistry swoon for Chill Session. Spread the word!  Click here for play list. Live streaming at www.kruufm.com.

  • Wed
    Nov 28
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Dec 04
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Psychedelic Guitar Circus

psychedelic guitar circus(See link to play list below). This week's program begins with underground classic "One Way Street" by Harvey Mandel from his 1971 Baby Batter LP.  The spotlight shines on 2000 CD Psychedelic Guitar Circus (CD cover photo) the exotic collaboration between Mandel and guitar improv wizard, Henry Kaiser (photo), who has appeared on more than henry kaiser200 albums.  Tracks from Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, hot off their amazing concert in Fairfield, IA.  Other artists that will delight you on this program include Xavier Rudd, Pete Droge, and MacIntosh Braun.  Perhaps, the most satisfying newly discovered track is Chris Isaak's cover song "Wicked Game" by American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips.  Click here for play list.  Spread the word. Join via live stream at www.kruufm.com.

  • Wed
    Nov 21
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Nov 27
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Harry Manx Unchained - Wed., 11/21 from 8-10pm

Harry Manx(See link to playlist below).  Inspired by his attendance at a live, small venue concert in Lafayette, IN, DJ UndergroundMan shines his spotlight on the extraordinary talents of Vancouver's acoustic blues master, Harry Manx (photo), who specializes in playing the 20-string Indian instrument called the Mohan Veena.  Shuggie Otis begins the program with the "Underground Classic of the Week" with his 1971 song "Sweet Thang" from his LP Freedom Flight.  Recent 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.

Elvin Bishop's "Hogbottom" (1970) launches the program as DJ Andy's Underground Classic.  The spotlight shines on Canada's female trio, The Wailin' Jennys and Austrian-born soul-blues singer, Meena Cryle (photo) with the title track from her 2010 CD Try Me.  New tracks from Avett Brothers, Pinback, Andrew Bird, and the Pines. You will hear former Monkees band member, Micky Dolenz, with his recently released 8-minute cover of Harry Nilsson's "Remember".  Pay special attention in the first hour for local, emerging blues group, The Red Door Band, with a practice session recording. Let's get these guys on stage at a local venue.meena

In the second-hour Chill Session, your ears will tingle with delight from various international electro-acoustic artists including Dutch band Monte La Rue, Fabergé who explores the dark side of lounge music, UK's Younger Brother and Afterlife, and USA's obscure Dreampeter duo.  Discover the best music you never hear!

Check out this program's playlist, print it, and follow along during the show. Share with friends on the worldwide web to join us via livestream at www.kruufm.com.

poolside album cover(See play list link below). Discover the new musical genre called "Daytime Disco Chillwave" with optimistic vocals and retro sythesizer effects as offered by the LA-based duo, Poolside, consisting of Filip Nikolic andpoolside Jeffrey Paradise (photo). On this program you will hear two tracks from their 2012 released CD Pacific Standard Time (album cover). 

DJ UndergroundMan debuts a new weekly spotlight, "Underground Classics," that will feature an obscure music track from the late 60s and early 70s.  This week's spotlight song: "The White Ship" by H.P. Lovecraft (1968).  In the second hour Chill Session, you will hear contributions from exotic electronic and dream pop bands such as Junior Boys, Peaking Lights, Andrew Belle, DJ Shadow, Nouvelle Vague, Pentatonik, Afterlife, and Sounds from the Ground.   Oh, you don't want to miss this one.  Encourage friends worldwide to join the live stream on www.kruufm.com.   Click here for play list.

ben taylor(Print play list from link below). Back with his first live show in Year 7 of FT, DJ UndergroundMan (aka, Andy Bargerstock) brings 100% newly discovered tracks from "off the beaten path."  You will hear the magic of Ben Taylor (photo), son of Carly Simon and James Taylor, from his recently released CD, Listening.  Former Roxy model and San Diego singer-songwriter, Tristan Prettyman (photo) shares tracks from her 2012 CD, Cedar + Gold.

The second-hour chill session features a wide tristan prettymanvariety of artists from around the globe including UK's electronic producer Afterlife (aka, Steve Miller), a remix of Robert Johnson's "Pablos Blues" by Gare du Nord, Sweden's Korallreven, and Peaking Lights, a male/female duo who are genre-blenders of reggae, dub, and dream-pop. There is so much good stuff waiting for you.  Click here to link to play list.  Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com

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

Encore : 6th ANNUAL Best of FRINGE TOAST - PART 2

(See link to playlist below.)  This week's program is an encore replay of PART 2 of the 6th Annual Best of Fringe Toast young galaxyMusic by DJ UndergroundMan (a.k.a., Andy Bargerstock) where he shares his favorite newly discovered track from the previous 50 weeks.  The first couple sets continue with singer-songwriters.  But, the major theme is electro-acoustic chill music. Among the many sublime tracks, you will hear "Peripheral Visionaries" by Young Galaxy (photo) from Vancouver, BC.  Print the play list here.  Share this story with your friends on social media and invite them to join us via live streaming at http://kruufm.com/node .  Get ready for next week's new live edition of Fringe Toast Music on Wed., October 31.

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