Andy Bargerstock's blog

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    Mar 20
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    Mar 25
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    1:00 am

Fringe Toast Music - RHYE & THE CIVIL WARS - Wednesday 8pm CT

Rhye(See link to play list below). After the opening Underground Classic "Jack Knife Gypsy" (1971) by Paul Siebel, DJ UndergroundMan offers a special version of "Rusted Wheel" by Silversun Pickups.  The Artist Spotlight shines on the beautiful lyrics and voice of Rhye (photo left), a Canadian/Danish male duo. Listen closely for twin-spin from New York State's jam band, Assembly of Dust.  New tracks from T-Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars (photo right), a Grammy-winning harmonic Civil Warsduo that recently disbanded (... what a dissapointment!).  Additional new tracks from Shearwater, Elephant Revival, and The Good Mad.

The second-hour Chill Session features electo-acoustic music and smooth jazz singers including Magic Sound Fabric, Jens Gad, Brian Scott Bennett, and Jacqui Naylor.  Do yourself a favor and print the play list.  Share with friends on social networks. Invite anyone, worldwide, to join us via live stream at http://www.kruufm.com.  Discover why so many fans of Fringe Toast Music say "it is the best music you never hear!"

elephant revival(See link to play list below). The spotlight shines brightly on Colorado "transcendental folk" band Elephant Revival (photo left) with an intriguing blend of female vocals reminiscent of a mix of Natalie Merchant and Cat Power.  Also, Toast first-timer trio, Shearwater (photo) features distinctive vocals of Jonathan Meiburg (left on trio image below) who sings in a style somewhat like Mark Hollis of Talk Talk (UK '80s band). Additional first-hour charms from Vancouver, BC's Young Galaxy and LA-based indie rock band, Shiny Toy Guns.

The second-hour chill sessions weaves an ethereal spell of down-tempo ambient shearwaterelectronic music featuring Autamata, Bassnectar, B-Tribe, and AratonePrint play list here.  Read DJ Andy Bargerstock's latest music review for the Iowa Source Magazine on folk-Americana bands, Ollabelle and The Wooden Birds.  Click here.

"Fringe Toast: The Best Music You Never Hear!"

New Mastersounds(See link to play list below). Originally broadcast on Sept. 5, 2012. Soon after the opening set dedicated to the London funk jazz fusion group, The New Mastersounds (photo left), listen closely for a triple-play from last week's show stopper, Young Galaxy (photo below right), the Vancouver, B.C. based indie dream pop band. This band seems destined to move from the fringe to mainstream. But, until they do, they will get a major dose of support from KRUU-FM. DJ Underground Man tells stories of his recent small venue concert with Sarah Jarosz who contributes two tracks from her 2009 CD.young galaxy

First-timers to Fringe Toast include these groups: The New Mastersounds, The Books, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, JD McPherson, Caveman, Still Corners, The Slip, and Tim Bronner... most of whom will perform in the second-hour Chill Session.  Click here for play list

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  • Wed
    Aug 29
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    Sep 03
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    1:00 am

YOUNG GALAXY & Sweet Talk Radio - Wed., 8/29 from 8-10pm

young galaxy(Playlist link below). As a teaser for their forthcoming CD, State of the Union, LA husband-wife duo, Sweet Talk Radio (photo below) shares their just-released track “Breaking My Own Heart”.   Many local listeners hope to hear them again in Fairfield, Iowa sometime soon.  DJ UndergroundMan brings attention to Canadian alternative band, Young Galaxy (photo left), with kudos to their 2011 CD, Shapeshifting.  Ry Cooder returns with his world-class acoustic slide guitar from the film soundtrack of “Paris, Tsweet talk radioexas”.  In addition to Young Galaxy, Fringe Toast first-timers include Jim Noir, Ed Laroche, G-Spliff, Tripssono, Sea Wolf, Young Moon, Language Lab, and Digitonal.  The second-hour chill session has been specifically crafted for easing into the cool night air with someone special.  Late in the program, listen for the very special track “Home (Home Grown Mix)” by the mysterious Human with female vocalist beckoning, “It feels as if the sun is my home… The place I will return to.”  Encourage friends to join the fun via live-streaming  at www.kruufm.com or locally at 100.1 FM.  PRINT playlist from this link. Mark your calendar for the September 5th program for more Young Galaxy.

  • Wed
    Feb 20
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    Feb 26
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    2:00 am

Fringe Toast Music - VERONICA FALLS into NATURAL CALAMITY

peach head(See play list link below). After Underground Classic "Journey to Eden" (1972) by Steve Miller Band, DJ Andy Bargerstock conjures a magic carpet ride during the first hour with new music from UK Indie band, Veronica Falls featuring singing talents of Roxanne Clifford (photo), a couple of leftover tracks from obscure Beatles cover songs by Italy's Giacomo Bondi, and 1990s exotic tracks from the Japanese electronic guitar-duo Natural Calamity from the CD Peach Head (Cd artwork).  Stay tuned. The second hour roxanne cliffordChill Session will sparkle and seduce with blues, jazz, and songwriter sonic images.... all tracks never played before on Fringe Toast.  Yes, even Grace Jones!

You just must print the play list and follow along.  Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com .  Discover why people claim that Fringe Toast offers the best music you never hear!

  • Wed
    Feb 13
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    10:00 pm
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    Feb 19
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    2:00 am

Obscure BEATLES Cover Songs on Fringe Toast Music

across universeOn this program, DJ Andy Bargerstock reveals his favorite and mostly obscure Beatles cover songs recorded over the past 40 years, including some tracks from the film, Across the Universe.  Among the songs you will hear in this second-hour chill session: "I am the Walrus" by Spooky Tooth, "Strawberry Fields Forever" by Ben Harper, "Tomorrow Never Knows" by Sheila Chandra's Monsoon, and "Eleanor Rigby" by Mexico's dub-step band, Antidoping.

In the first hour, you will hear 100% new FT tracks. The program begins with two Underground Classics from 1967-68 with Steve Miller and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Other talented performers include Julian Cope, Blue October, The Good Mad and K.T. Tunstall.   Print play list here.  Spread the word worldwide to join the fun at 8pm Central US Time at www.kruufm.com .  Fringe Toast offers the best music you never hear!

  • Wed
    Feb 06
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    Feb 12
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Sarah Harmer & Jamie Hartford on Fringe Toast

Sarah HarmerAfter the amazing opening Underground Music classic, "Cybernaut" by Tonto's Expanding Head Band (1971), DJ Andy Bargerstock (UndergroundMan) lays down grooves from Dr. John and then Jamie Hartford (album cover), son of legendary songwriter John Hartford who penned "Gentle on My Mind."  Jamie covers a 6-minute version of "Looking for Trouble" that our DJ witnessed live over the Winter break. What an opening set!  The ladies quickly take the stage with Sarah Harmer (photo), Canadian wilderness activist, offering three tracks from CDs across the past decade.  Listen closely for Willis, the quirky and wonderfully gifted UK singer-songwriter who treds a curious path of Americana music and folk.jamie hartford

The second hour Chill Session promises delights beyond your most sublime dreams with contributions from O+S, Smith and Mudd, Azure Ray, Brian Eno, and Carmen Rizzo. Let the soma flow abundantly with bliss-producing effects. Print this playlist. Invite your friends worldwide to join the fun.  

DISCOVER why people say that Fringe Toast Music is the best music you never hear!  Seriously!  Click here for DJ Andy's latest music review from the Iowa Source Magazine on Canadian acoustic blues master Harry Manx.  We hope to hear him to Fairfield sometime in the next year.

ayo (see link to play list below). After the opening Underground Music track, "Friends" featuring the Mark-Almond Band (album cover) in 1972, DJ Andy Bargerstock pulls the usual play list of outstanding music from "off the beaten path" with emphasis on the period 2009 to present.  The mark-almondbeauty spotlight shines on the dazzling Ayo (Nigerian-German singer) who sings with soul and heart.  Newly released music from Guster, The Civil Wars (acoustic sessions), and Arizona-based band, Calexico, with their enticing mix of Americana and Mexican influenced sounds. Listen closely for songs from South Korean jazz singer, Youn Sun Nah.

Special kudos to Dave Samano, rising Michigan singer-songwriter, who was interviewed this week on KRUU-FM. You will hear DJ Andy's select cuts. Samano possesses an intriguing knack for blending folk and electronic elements.   The second-hour chill session will cause your hear to soar far beyond the moon.  Click here for play list.  Invite your friends worldwide to join us via live streaming of the program at www.kruufm.com.   It's the best music you never hear!

  • Wed
    Jan 23
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    10:00 pm
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    Jan 29
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    2:00 am

OLLABELLE, Folk Masters - Wed 8-10pm

(See link to playlist below). After the Underground Music classic, "Sands of Time" by Fleetwood Mac (1971), DJ ollabelleAndy Bargerstock shines the spotlight on the New York based band, Ollabelle (photo), consisting of six multi-instrumentalists and singers performing music that is a blend of gospel, folk, rock, and Americana styles. Members originally come from Australia, Canada and USA.  Listen closely in the first hour for Jamaican keyboardist Jackie Mittoo, another blues track from Mud Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters), rising bluegrass songwriter Sarah Jarosz, curious tracks from the last album from UK's Bee Gees, and later in the program Uganda's Geoffrey Oryema.  Turn the lights down low and enjoy a special evening with someone close. Click here for play list.  Invite your friends to join us on the Internet for this live streaming broadcase at www.kruufm.com.  Discover why people say Fringe Toast Music offers the best music you never hear!

flight facilities(See link to play list). The program begins with 1969 track "Stone Circle" by Third Ear Band, an underground band rarely ever heard by anyone anywhere. Unveiling his first 100% new tracks program for 2013, DJ Andy Bargerstock (a.k.a., UndergroundMan) shines the spotlight on the trio known as Flight Facilities (photo left), an exciting and mysterious Australian band labeled as electronic-dance music but taking us well beyond the confines of their airport theme. Listen closely for track "Clair de Lune". Other featured artists include Trippfinger, Bhi Bhiman, Mollie O'Brien, Mudd & Smith.  The traditional 2nd hour chill session will take you to ethereal spaces yielding delight and contentment.   Share with your friends worldwide and invite them to listen via live stream at www.kruufm.com .   Click here for playlist.  Some say Fringe Toast is the best music you never hear!

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