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fringe toast(see link to play list at bottom). With their new CD rising on the charts, Portland band, The Decemberists (photo), help launch the first set of this week's program. You will hear the influence of REM's Peter Buck mandolin and guitar on the track, "Down by the Water."

Frequent Fairfield visitor, Anais Mitchell, shares two tracks from her Hymns for the Exiled CD. Fairfield'sDecemberists own Jimmie Dalton contributes his down-tempo, psychedelic 7-minute, "Fungus of the Mind". As DJ Andy Bargerstock shares recent gems from the outer edges of the music scene, you will enjoy the second-hour, chill-out session featuring Cocoon, Sleepthief, OceanLab, Foxboro Hottubs, Samantha Jones, Flower Travellin' Band, Liquid Sound Company, Acetone, and Sven VanHees. (Click here for play list). Encourage friends to join us via the Internet at .



kurt baumannAre you ready for another cosmic journey with DJ Andy Bargerstock? See link to playlist below. Here's a sneak preview of this week's show.  Fringe Toast theme song band, The Burned, takesthea gilmore center stage for an extended set during first hour featuring lead singer, Kurt Baumann, (photo) with his soaring, ethereal vocals and haunting guitar. Check out the lyrics from "Where are We Now" from 2010 CD.  Returning artist, Thea Gilmore (photo), shines again with new track, "Cold Coming".  Singer-songwriters from soundtrack to movie, Dear John, include Amanda Seyfried, Joshua Radin, and Deborah Lurie.

  • Wed
    Jan 19
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jan 25
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - King Crimson & Santana - Wed, 1/19/11 at 8pm CT.

king crimson(Link to play list at bottom). After the seldom-heard and highly cherished 1969 signature classic by King Crimson, "In the Court of the Crimson King" (album cover photo), Carlos leighton meesterSantana offers two tracks from his 2010 CD, Guitar Heaven, where he covers "Riders on the Storm" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."   DJ Andy Bargerstock shares his favorite tracks from new movie, Country Strong featuring up-and-comers Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester (photo).  Snow Patrol, Alanis Morissette and Mumford & Sons round out the first hour.

pete murray(See link to play list at bottom). From Australia, singer-songwriter Pete Murray (photo) splashes onto the Fringe Toast scene.  Canada's Leslie Feist (photo) teams up with feistCalifornia band, The Rubies on "I Feel Electric" to kick off the 2nd hour chill session with DJ Andy Bargerstock.   Early in the show, you will hear acoustic Alanis Morissette and a Civil War Era song from Leon Russell and Elton John.  Others joining this week's fun include The Shins, Cary Brothers, and Melody Gardot.

morning after girls(See link to play list below). On this week's show, DJ Andy Bargerstock reveals new tracks from his recent journeys to the underground music scene.  Psychedelic eddie vedderAustralian group, The Morning After Girls, (photo: former members Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper) perform "Hidden Spaces" from their 2005 CD. Late in the show, Eddie Vedder (photo) shares acoustic songs from two movie soundtracks. Covering the '80s classic "If you were Here" by the Thompson Twins, Kitty Hawk (New Zealand) and Cary Brothers (USA) offer two exotic interpretations.

Tina Dico(See LINK below for play list). Did you ever notice that the infinity sign consists of two interlinking elipses? Yeah, really! Zzero oneero plus zero equals infinity.  On this night you will experience infinite bliss via DJ Andy Bargerstock's play list of his choice selections of two exquisite fringe groups named Zero 7 (photo, singer Tina Dico) and Zero One (album cover).  Zero 7, the UK electronic band organized by Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns features rotating lead vocals by world-class artists including Denmark's Tina Dico, Australia's Sia Furler, England's Sophie Barker, and Sweden's Jose Gonzalez. You will hear music mostly from two recommended CDs, Simple Things (2001) and When It Falls (2004). 

Skunk(See link to play list at bottom). Fairfield's own Skunk River Medicine Show (photo left) and Georgia's blues/jazz singer Lizz Wright (photo right) are the featuredLizz Wright artists on this week's Fringe Toast radio show.  Morgan and Foster delivered an outstanding CD release performance locally this past weekend.  You will hear tracks "Sliding Delta" and "Cypress Grove Blues," renamed by DJ Andy Bargerstock as "Cypress Grooveyard" due to Morgan's master banjo reverb and Foster's inspired bass lines. Sultry Lizz Wright shares three tracks from her 2005 CD, Dreaming Wide Awake, including covers of Neil Young's "Old Man" and The Youngblood's "Get Together".  Note: Click on READ MORE.

women of africaListen early for two selections from CD "Women of Africa" that is part of the Putumayo World Music collection.   Photo here shows artwork of Nicola Heindl, famous British artist who does most of the Putumayo CD covers.  jacqui huntFrom this CD you will hear Maria de Barros, sharing music from the island nation, Cape Verde, off the northwest coast of Africa. Also, you will hear singer Nawal from the island nation of Comoros, off the east coast of Africa.  Soon thereafter on this night, Single Gun Theory with lead singer, Jaqui Hunt (photo), takes the Fringe Toast stage.

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.

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