A new KRUU feature for you. Since March 2010, DJ Underground Man (a.k.a., Andy Bargerstock) has been writing a monthly music review column for the Iowa Source Magazine. Now, DJ-UM has recorded these reviews and enhanced them with music samples. We encourage you to explore this new URL at: http://www.kruufm.com/station/archives/47.
When you go to this link, you can choose to "listen" or "download" the MP3 files of each of the 6-8 minute reviews. Exception: Erick Hovey's 18-minute interview includes three complete tracks (approved by him). Share with your friends and return each month to hear the latest reviews of artists/groups from the outer edges of the music scene. For the original articles in The Source, go to: http://www.iowasource.com/fringe-toast-music/
(Link to play list at bottom). ... Originally broadcast on April 20, 2011, fans of Fringe Toast claim this program as "one of the best". Another excursion into DJ Andy Bargerstock's world music selections revealed through a 4X3 matrix (four bands each playing three tracks). Smoke Fairies (photo) is a UK female duo who blends American blues and English folk ballads in splendid compositions. Aidan Hawken with his former band, Highwater Rising, takes the lead on tracks from their 2003 CD, The In Between. The Woods is an LA-based trio featuring the singing and songwriting talents of Brad Cohen. Swedish electronica brother-duo, Velours Perfect, proves why their 2006 CD is rightly titled, King Size Brothers. Other FT first-timers on this week's show include film composer Paul Leonard-Morgan, North Carolina instrumental band Songs of Water, Ror-Shak featuring Iowa's own Julee Cruise, and Maui's Eric Stroeve. Play list.
(See link to play list at bottom). Fresh from three weeks of vacation in Vermont, DJ Andy Bargerstock shares his latest musical discoveries. Highlighted group, Widespread Panic (photo left), elite American jam band from Athens, GA is known for changing set lists for every concert. On this night, you will hear two tracks from recently released CD, Dirty Side Down. Tune early! You don't want to miss the opening set with some obscure and worthy blues tracks from Tab Benoit, Miller Anderson, and Harry Manx & Kevin Breit.
(see link to playlist at bottom). The spotlight shines brightly on singer-songwriter and wife of Paul Simon, Edie Brickell (photo) who sings "Two O'Clock in the Morning" from her recent CD release. Harry Manx of Vancouver, Canada offers a four-track set from his Dog My Cat CD. First timers to the Fringe Toast soundstage include The Gaddabouts, Ravens & Chimes, The Band of Heathens, Pete Yorn, and Human Response. In the second hour, DJ Underground Man (Andy B) debutes his mix of two electronic music pieces from the early 1970s composed by former University of Wisconsin music professor Don Voegeli and Tonto's Expanding Head Band (Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil). Then, listen closely for Emancipator's subsequent electro-acoustic tracks from his CD Safe in the Steep Cliffs (2010). CLICK for PLAYLIST.
(Link to play list at bottom). ... Another excursion into DJ Andy Bargerstock's world music selections revealed in this program through a 4X3 matrix (four bands each playing three tracks). Smoke Fairies (photo) is a UK female duo who blends American blues and English folk ballads in splendid compositions. Aidan Hawken with his former band, Highwater Rising, takes the lead on tracks from their 2003 CD, The In Between. The Woods is an LA-based trio featuring the singing and songwriting talents of Brad Cohen. Swedish electronica brother-duo, Velours Perfect, proves why their 2006 CD is rightly titled, King Size Brothers. Other FT first-timers on this week's show include film composer Paul Leonard-Morgan, North Carolina instrumental band Songs of Water, Ror-Shak featuring Iowa's own Julee Cruise, and Maui's Eric Stroeve. Play list.
(Click on Read More to see play list link). Back in town from snowboarding adventures at Big Sky, Montana, DJ Andy Bargerstock presents the best music you never hear. Featured band is international reggae group Easy Star All-Stars (photo) with tracks from their live debut (2003) CD Dub Side of the Moon that covers Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. You will be amazed to hear the musical versatility, superb rhythm beats, and beautiful harmonies from this unique band that deftly combines classic rock, dub, indie, and reggae styles. By popular demand, more good tracks from Canadian Harry Manx and Iowa bluesman, Erick Hovey. How soon can we see Erick perform "live" in Fairfield?
(See play list link at bottom). Continuing with replay of October, 2010 show with 4th annual Best of Fringe Toast Radio Show, DJ Andy Bargerstock serves more of his favorite annual tracks. The show begins with a 2003 recording of David LaFlamme's famous 1968 composition, "White Bird," done by David and his recent band mates recorded in 2003 at a live concert. Listen early for blues and jam tracks from Widespread Panic, Miller Anderson, and duo Harry Manx and Kevin Breit.
(See link to play list at bottom). Join DJ Andy Bargerstock as he plays his favorite tracks discovered during Year 4 of Fringe Toast. This "cream-of-the-crop" program is part 1 of a two-part sequence. It was originally aired in October 2010. This week's show features singer-songwriters and indie/alternative bands. Next week, the theme will be chill-out electronica and improvisational jam bands. Austin-based band, The Burned, produced the new 2010 Fringe Toast theme music, "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.
After an opening charge by jam-band Widespread Panic, rising Iowa blues musician, Erick Hovey, (photo) speaks with DJ Andy and plays a three-song set from his CD, Prairie Dance Music. Portland-based folk singer-songwriter, Laura Veirs, spins her charms with two tracks of lyrically rich reflections on life and love. More new tracks from Iceland's Emiliana Torrini, Canada's Harry Manx, and Laurie Anderson from her new CD, Homeland. DJ Andy Bargerstock paints a core theme of acoustic blues surrounded by some of his fringe classics from Robbie Robertson, Imogen Heap, Loreena McKennitt, and The Lonelyhearts. Fringe Toast first-timers include Long-Ge (Taiwan), Bex Marshall (UK), Kelly Joe Phelps (US), Ray Bonneville (US) and Hans Theesink (Netherlands). Encourage your social network worldwide to listen via the Internet at http://www.kruufm.com/ . Click on artist names for more information. Click here for play list.
(See playlist link at bottom). Icelandic singer-songwriter and former lead for band, GusGus, Emiliana Torrini (photo) sings "Me and Armini," an electro/jazz/pop stalkerish obsession on lost love. Other female singers who grace the Fringe Toast soundstage include Eva Cassidy, Leslie Feist, Tina Dico, and actress Minnie Driver who delivers a very interesting blues song as second track of this program. New tracks from experimental US performance artist, Laurie Anderson, and Margo Timmins' Canadian band, Cowboy Junkies. More music from Canada's Harry Manx with mellow and engaging folk-blues-Hindustani acoustic guitar and spiritually-awake lyrics.