Andy Bargerstock's blog

depech mode(See link to play list at bottom.) This week's music program features the finest off-the-beaten tracks!  In the first hour, you will hear from David Gahan & Depeche Mode (photo) doing DJ Andy Bargerstock's violet indianafavorite "Dream On" (not to be confused with Aerosmith's classic). This track is sandwiched between two alternative bands, Jump Little Children and The Silversun Pickups, to begin the program. James Mercer's band, The Shins, add their treasures. When the ladies take over, your ears will tingle with delight from the talents offered by Siobhan De Mare (photo with band Violet Indiana), Dido, Kate Havnevik and Emiliana Torrini.

autamata(Play list link at bottom) The latest discoveries of the best music you never heard!  On this week's program, we highlight the music of Norway's Kings of Convenience (photo right) and Ireland's Autamata (photo left) featuring the musical talents of Kevin McHugh.  During the first hour, you will hear from the Kings, Morcheeba, Meg Hutchinson, Thievery Corporation, Autamata and Eric Clapton.  Click on "read more" for complete article and play list.

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

FRINGE TOAST - Beaver & Krause meet Christina Perri

all good men(Link to play list at bottom). Special alert: Listen closely for extremely rare Pink Floyd tracks during this program. In 1974, the experimental avant-gard electronic duo, Beaver & Krause, released their final LP, All Good Men (album cover photo) but few people ever heard christina perrimuch from this eccentric mix of musical styles.  You will hear two tracks: "All Good Men" and small masterpriece "Legend Days Are Over" with spoken word by an elderly Native American who laments the loss of her people's way of life.

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

FRINGE TOAST - Jerry Garcia Love Fest - Wed., 11/17/10 at 8pm CT

garciaGreat way to get over the hump at mid-week.... Take the Fringe Toast Express on another intergalactic ride. Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (photo) takes center stage in the firstsusheela raman hour with rare tracks from the film sountrack to Zabriskie Point (circa 1970).  Vintage British blues from Blodwyn Pig and early '70s track from John Martyn's Solid Air LP. Fairfield's own Jane Roman Pitt offers her soulful jazz-blues on "Sunshine Switch" from her 2006 CD Peace of the River. (Click on "Read more" for rest of article and play list.)

blind faith(See REVISED link to play list at bottom). On this week's show, DJ Andy Bargerstock plays the best music you never heard from the Golden Era (1967-72), an incredibly creative period following the release of The Beatles landmark LP, Sgt. Peppers Lonelyamerican metaphysical circus Hearts Club Band.  You will hear the 20 music tracks that appeared in the October and November issues of DJ Andy's music column in The Iowa Source.  You'll hear exotic, creative music that deserves to be recognized.....

wax(Link to play list at bottom). Grammy-nominated CD, Melted, by early '70s Philadelphia-area band, Wax (photo), sets the pace of this week's program.  Recorded in 1971 as a live peach head(unmodified) studio session, this high-quality recording recently resurfaced and features the talents of friends of Fairfield, Rick Levy and Beau Jones (who recently passed away).

  • Wed
    Oct 27
    7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Mon
    Nov 01
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Guster & Natalie Brown - Wed., 10/27/10 at 8pm CT

guster(See link to play list at bottom)   ...More incredibly good stuff from the treasure chest of DJ Andy Bargerstock!   This week's show is stoked with new tracks from alternative band natalie brownGuster (photo), singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, Sara Sample (played Fairfield last week), violinist Natalie Brown (photo and on 11/12 at Mill), female vocal duo Azure Ray (at Mill on 11/4), and Sufjan Stevens.

  • Wed
    Oct 20
    7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Mon
    Oct 25
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Eric Clapton & Meiko - Wed., 10/20/10 at 8pm CT

clapton(See play list link at bottom.)  To launch Year 5 of the Fringe Toast Radio Show, DJ Andy Bargerstock intoduces ten new artists/groups along with 100% first-time tracks.  The meikoDutch-based Twelve Bar Blues Band opens with their 9-minute, "You Gonna Need My Help Someday," followed by "River Runs Deep" from Eric Clapton's (photo) 2010 CD release.  Late in the show, you will hear tracks fromsinger-songwriter Meiko's (photo) self-titled, first CD (2007) which has garnered kudos throughout the music industry.

rehmi(See play list link at bottom).  Continuing with the 4th annual Best of Fringe Toast Radio Show, DJ Andy Bargerstock serves more of this year's favorite tracks.  The show begins with a mind soup2003 recording of David LaFlamme's famous 1968 composition, "White Bird," done by David and his recent band mates.   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 has he plays his favorite tracks discovered during the past 12 months.  This "cream-of-the-crop" program is part 1 of a two-part sequence. hank dogsThis week's show features singer-songwriters and adrianneindie/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.

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