Andy Bargerstock's blog

rodrigo y gabrielaThis week's program begins with Rodrigo y Gabriela (photo), the exotic, vegan Mexican duo who gained fame by playing the pubs of Dublin, Ireland while showcasing their fast, joyful, rhythmic acoustic asaguitars.  DJ Underground Man features 3 songs from French-born Nigerian singer, Asa (photo), who just released a new album called Beautiful Imperfection. On this night, you will hear additional tracks from artists featured on recent shows -- Amos Lee, Bodies of Water and Disappointed by Candy.  Listen carefully for two tracks from Peter Frampton's NOW album as further reinforcement of the treasures of his recent music (2003-10).

Hold tight for the exquisite Chill Session in the second hour featuring downtempo ambient electronica selections from Ooze, OceanLab, Numatic Soul, Opera to Relax, and Witchcraft. This is the kind of program to sit out on the backporch and enjoy the night air.  Please share this preview with friends on the social network scene.  Click here for play list.

  • Wed
    Sep 07
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Sep 13
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Savoring Bodies of Water - Wed., 09/07/11 at 8pm CT

bodies of water(See link to playlist below). Tonight's spotlight group is LA-based, Bodies of Water, known for their beautiful vocal harmonies lead by husband-wife duo David and Meredith Metcalf (photo).  DJ UndergroundMan will play two tracks from 2011 CD release, Twist Again.  B of W leads off the second hour Chill Session that will alela dianeinclude first-time Fringe Toast Music Show appearances from Alela Diane (folk America from Portland), Yo La Tengo (New Jersey alternative instrumental band), Disappointed by Candy (Nashville-based post-classical instrumental duo), The Real Tuesday Weld (UK-based jazzy cabaret-style electronica), Aaron Jerome with Katherin DeBoer (downtempo jazz stylings).

Mark your calendar to enjoy another show of "the best music you never hear."  Spread the word to your friends in the social network. This program can be streamed live at 8pm CENTRAL US Time from www.kruufm.com.  Click here for play list.

frampton(See play list link below.) As legend Peter Frampton swings across America with his Frampton Comes Alive! 35th anniversary concert tour, many of us heard his concert at the Riverside Casino last Saturday (8/27/11).  On this week's Fringe Toast program, you will hear what Peter has been recording since the heydays of his 1970s band.  You will hear tracks from CDs Now (2003), Fingerprints (2006) and Thank You, Mr. Churchill (2010).  You will be amazed to discover these marvelous six rarely heard tracks from the quintessential master of the guitar, who is known for melodic depech mode (moderate speed) guitar playing. The encore for this program will be his version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", a must-hear cover song.

As the night unfolds, Australian band, Gotye, takes the FT soundstage along with other first-timers including Rich Mullins, Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos, B. Fleischmann, and Spellbound Productions.  More good tracks coming from West Coast bands, Gram Rabbit and The Green Pajamas, who have been featured in recent programs.

Join the live stream at http://kruufm.com or in the Fairfield, Iowa area at 100.1 FM. Spread the word to allow your friends to join us for the Wednesday Night "Over-the-Hump" of the week party.  Click here for play list.

nina simoneThis week's spotlight shines on Nina Simone (1933-2003) featuring a new remix of "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair" that just came out in the soundtrack to the film, Crazy Stupid Love.  Born in North Carolina, black female jazz singer, Nina, came from a classical piano background and sang in low tenor with intriguing jazz improvisations.  DJ Jaffa lays down marvelous chill-worthy blues instrumental layers behind this track.  John Hiatt launches the program with tracks from his newly released CD.

Listen early for new tracks from Kenny Wayne Shephard, Keb Mo, and the Decemberists.  Later, in the second-hour chill session, expect endorphin-boosting vibes from Dr. Wu, Luminous, The Lushlife Project, and Slightly Stoopid.  Encourage your friends worldwide to join us by streaming the program live at www.kruufm.com .   Click for play list.

  • Wed
    Aug 17
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Aug 23
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Margo Timmons & Gram Rabbit Spotlights

margo timmonsMargo Timmons (photo with hand on mic) and her downtempo blues band, Cowboy Junkies, share two tracks from the exquisite 2007 CD Trinity Revisited, a 20th anniversary re-recording of their initial album.  It was recorded again at Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity.  But, this time the Junkies were joined by Natalie Merchant, Vic Chestnut, and Ryan Adams.  In the second hour, stay tuned for psych-rock California band, Gram Rabbit (photo) that features the lead vocals of Jesika von Rabbit.   The band contributed a track to the current new release film, Crazy, Stupid LoveJesika von Rabbit with band

New Fringe Toast performers include Taj Mahal and Toumani Diabate (Southern US bluesmaster collaborating with fabled Mali kora player), Devil Makes Three (acoustic folk punk band), Gurf Morlix (Austin,TX multi-instrumental Americana songwriter), Eilen Jewell (Idaho-based Americana singer), Mary Gauthier (Louisiana folk singer), and Cahalen Morrison (old-time, new fangled finger style guitar-picker).  The late-chill session includes tracks from electronic composers Emancipator (USA), Velours Perfect (Sweden) and the "Marble House (Radio Edit)" by Scandanavian band, The Knife (Sweden).

Click here for play list.

  • Wed
    Aug 03
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Aug 09
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Replay RARE Underground Tracks 1967-72

rolling stonesVintage replay of November 10, 2010 Fringe Toast Classic show that showcased choice tracks from DJ Andy Bargerstock's Iowa Source Magazine article about the best music rarely heard during the Golden Era of Rock.  For an audio preview of the show, go to the KRUU-FM archives to hear two 8-minute audio reviews by our favorite DJ. Click HERE for Part 1: Rare tracks from unknown groups.  Click HERE for Part 2: Rare Tracks from well-known groups. Then, sip on the program playlist, like a fine glass of wine. Click HERE for play list.   Perhaps, the highlight of the evening will be "Two Thousand Light Years from Home" by the Rolling Stones (photo) from the album Their Satanic Majesties Request which actually sounds quite heavenly.

If you want to hear the sounds of Underground FM Radio circa 1967-72, you don't want to miss this program.  It represents a special piece of Rock History about which few people are well-versed.

  • Wed
    Jul 27
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Aug 02
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Amy Winehouse & Sweet Talk Radio

amy winehouseWith the unfortunate passing of Amy Winehouse (photo), DJ UndergroundMan (Andy Bargerstock) places the spotlight on AW tracks played on Fringe Toast in the early days before she was well-known.  Listen early for these choice cuts. Later in the first sweet talk radiohour, you will hear Sweet Talk Radio (photo) featuring the husband-wife duo of Kathrin Shorr and Tim Burlingame, who we earnestly yearn will return to Fairfield for another fabulous musical evening.  

During the second-hour Chill Session, Chicago band, Roommate, takes the stage to perform "Soft Eyes," destined for the Annual Best of FT List.  Comedian/poet, Ken Nordine, contributes a segment for the FT Rain Dance called, "Looks Like It's Gonna Rain" from his 1957 LP, Word Jazz.  The late Chill groups include Blue Six, Morcheeba, Honeyroot, and Starseed.  Take the hand of a very good friend and enjoy the benefits of a night with Fringe Toast.  You'll be glad you did. Encourage friends worldwide to join us live at www.kruufm.com.  Click here for play list.

 

quicksilverDJ 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, and Bombay 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.

gillian welch(See link to play list below). After Mac Gayden helps us "Shake Something Loose", Gillian Welch and collaborator, David Rawlings, (photo) tell us about "The Way It Goes" their new release CD, The Harrow and the Harvest that combines elements of Appalachian, bluegrass and rock music.  Late in the second hour, you will hear from Australia's Adalita (album photo), formerly with Magic Dirt.  About 30 minutes into this program, listen closely to the true chill blues improvisations from Zero 7 and Thievery Corporation (two tracks from new CD).  Sprinkled liberally adalitathoroughout the show, there will be many charmingly seductive individual tracks by new FT artists that will include Ranga, Cool Yogafit (yeah, the name tells the form), Daniel Lee Kendall (Australian singer-songwriter), Daniel Masson (electronic world fusion Buddha Bar series contributor), and Anugama (German spiritual musician).  Oh, and yes... the Chill Session that so many enjoy will be packed with good stuff!  Invite your friends from around the world to listen via LIVE Internet streaming at www.kruufm.com . Click here for play list.

  • Wed
    Jul 06
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jul 12
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Pete Droge Will Not Flunk - Wed., 7/6/11 at 8pm CT

fringe toast(See link to play list below)This Fringe Toast session focuses on Puget Sound, Washington songwriter, Pete Droge (photo), and Norway's electronic band, Flunk (photo left, lead singer, Anja Oyen Vister)Both receive high passing marks from Professor UndergroundMan. You will hear from LA-based Sweet Talk Radio, who we want to brinpete drogeg back to Fairfield for live music.  In the first-hour, blessings come from Single flunkGun Theory, Silversun Pickups, Medeski Martin and Wood, and Steve Howell.  By the time DJ Andy Bargerstock moves us into the dreamy, illuminating Chill Session in the second hour, your endorphin levels will be naturally elevated through the charms of groups such as Tricky (UK), Sleepthief (with lead singer Zoe Johnston), Jakatta, Inbar Bakal (Israel), and Soma Sonic (Canada). Let the cool summer air enliven the soft sounds on another "satisoully" experience. Click her for play list.  Invite your friends to join us via live streaming at http://www.kruufm.com.

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