Andy Bargerstock's blog

Younger Brothers(See link to play list below). Continuing with choice Fringe Toast cuts from the past year, DJ Andy Bargerstock begins with part 2 of singer-songwriter tracks including Willis, Unforscene, Purity RingGram Rabbit, and Snakefarm. And, then the extended acoustic-electro chill artists take the soundstage.  Among the most notable are Younger Brother (photo), the exotic UK electronic trio who holds the unique position with two tracks on this Best of FT show, and the Canadian duo Purity Ring (photo) consisting of Megan James (vocals) and Corin Roddick (instrumentals). 

There are so many outstanding pieces of music on this program.  Do yourself a favor by printing the play list.  Share with friends on your social network to join the LIVE STREAM on www.kruufm.com at 8pm every Wednesday night.  To read DJ Andy's monthly music column with Iowa Source magazine, go to http://www.iowasource.com/fringe-toast-music/

fringe toast(Print the play list from link below). Enjoy DJ Andy Bargerstock's favorite musical discoveries from the previous 50-weeks of Fringe Toast Music radio shows. On this Part 1 of a two-part Best of FT series, you will be treated to singer-songwriters, alternative, indie and jazz fusion artists. Treat this play list like gold for harvesting some of the best music that you might be missing unless you are a regular listener to Fringe Toast. Pay special attention to the three artists who earned two tracks on this special edition: Eilen Jewell (photo) and Anna Domino's Snakefarm band (photo) and the brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone.

anna dominoOn next week's Part 2 show (September 26, 2012),eilen jewell the theme will be downtempo, acoustic electronic tracks on a 100% Chill Session.  Both programs are guaranteed to enhance your brain biochemistry. 

Click here for play list.  Do yourself a favor and find out what has been kicking around in DJ UndergroundMan's brain over the past year.  Encourage friends worldwide to join via live internet streaming at www.kruufm.com .

  • Wed
    Sep 12
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Sep 18
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Cat Power & Sweet Talk Radio Releases

keaton simmons(See link to play list below). This program celebrates 4 new CD releases from Fringe Toast Music cherished artists: Cat Power ("Sun" CD cover photo below), Sweet Talk Radio, The Pines, and Federico Aubele.  DJ UndergroundMan will share a few tracks from each CD, all new music for FT listeners.  Listen early for LA singer-songwriter Keaton Simons (photo left) whose music took off after attending Evergreen State College in WA.  For those who missed The Pines in Fairfield this week, here's the chance to hear their unique, Dylanesque, ethereal talents.  The second-hour Chill Session will be anchored by Honeyroot, Imogen cat powerHeap, Blue October, Richard Bone, OceanLab, and The Sundays. There is no better way to build your brain biochemistry than to listen to the "best music you never hear" except for Fringe Toast Music.

Click here for play list.   Encourage friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com and then click on "Listen Live". Link to DJ Andy's latest music review for Iowa Source Magazine:  http://www.iowasource.com/fringe/2012_09.html

  • Wed
    Aug 22
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Aug 28
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Robert Cray & Potlatch as BOOKENDS - Wed. 8-10pm CT

fringe toast(Print play list from link below). As a retrospective tip of the hat to Robert Cray (photo), DJ UndergroundMan offers tracks from 1988-2010 early in the first hour along with other rare tracks from Machinations, Talk Talk, and Spooky Tooth. Later, in the second-hour Chill Zone you will hear virtually never-heard music from Korean electronic musician named Potlatch potlatch cover Le Grand Bleuwho will release two CDs in September 2012 including "La Grand Bleu" (album cover robert crayphoto).   New music coming from The Wallflowers, A.A. Bondy, Joshua Radin, and Tina Dico.   Fringe Toast first-timers include Ibiza electronic musician Solee, Ministry (industrial metal reunion band touring USA this month) that covers Ten Years After track "Here They Come."   Oh, it will be a delightful edition where you can discover some of the best music you never hear.   Print the play list and follow along.  Encourage friends to join the live stream at kruufm.com

  • Wed
    Aug 15
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Aug 21
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

PINK FLOYD REMIX by DJ UndergroundMan on Wednesday 8-10pm CT

fringe toast(See play list link below). In 1970, Pink Floyd (photo) collaborated with UK composer Ron Geesin to create the innovative 23-minute, 6-part. rock-classical-fusion, Atom Heart Mother Suite completed with rock, brass, cello, and choral elements. On this program, you will hear how DJ Andy Bargerstock has modified the beginning, middle, and ending of this classic piece.  See if you pink floydcan determine where he has slips in five minutes from another Floyd composition, Cirrus Minor.  The second special delight of this program comes in the form of the music of Sixto Diaz Rodriguez whose life as an international musician has garnered solid attention in the 2012 film documentary, Searching for Sugarman.  You will hear from this American legend "who never was" from his 1970 Cold Fact LP.  Amazing to hear how contemporary his songwriting fits into today's musical milieu.

In the second-hour Chill Session, the mood is shaped by global electro-acoustic groups including Cargo Cult, RJD2, Zero 7, Drift, Dimitri from Paris, and Koop.  Oh, the endorphins will flow.  Check the latest music reviews by DJ Andy for Iowa Source magazine: http://www.iowasource.com/fringe-toast-music/

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fringe toast(See link to play list below). After opening music from former leadman for The Guess Who, Burton Cummings, and the rising Colorado-based high energy, folk-alternative band, The Lumineers, DJ Andy Bargerstock lays down tracks from Vermont's duo, Quiet Lion, featuring Tommy Alexander and Grace Flynn (photo), who provides a soothing counterpoint to Tommy's deep vocals.  On the song, "The Quiet Child," quiet lionyou will learn the simple joy that comes when "you can sit still with the quiet child and untangle all that is wrong and right."  Anais Mitchell and Cuddle Magic round out the singer-songwriter section of the program.

During the second-hour Chill Session (that some say is so well-designed for massage sessions), you will hear UK ambient electronic duo Honeyroot, upstate New York dub, reggae roots band, 10 Ft. Ganga Plant, electronic grooves with Phase Selector Sound, and more good tracks from Germany's Deep-Dive-Corp. that finished off last week's Chill Zone.

Encourage everyone in social networks to join the live stream: http://kruufm.com/ . Click here for play list.

All India RadioThis week's program begins with a set of recently released music by Jerry Douglas (with Mumford & Sons and Eric Clapton) and the rising UK songwriter Michael Kiwanuka, who supported Adele in last year's world tour.  When the ladies take the stage, you will hear from Leslie Feist (Canadian singer), Rachel Yamagata (American songwriter whose music has been used in films and TV), and Nigeria's exotic Ayo who is known for her beauty and joyful songs.

During the second-hour Chill Session, DJ UndergroundMan (Andy Bargerstock) willhellmut hattler share down-tempo electro-acoustic tracks from Deep-Dive-Corp (featuring guitar-work of Germany's Hellmut Hattler - photo right), Australia's All India Radio (photo), US-based Piper Street Sound and Solution, and reggae-beats from Dubconscious to end the program.

Enjoy this program via live-stream on www.kruufm.com.   Click here for play list.

barbara morillo(see link to play list below). Fresh from the Fairfield CD release party this week, DJ Andy Bargerstock shares the electro-chill sounds of Triptic Soul with core members of Bambu including Derby and Barbara Morillo (photo). New music from singer-songwriters: Michael Kiwanuka, Joe Henry, Glenn Hansard, and The Inner Banks (from their Wild CD just released).  In the second-hour, you will also be treated to six tracks of sonic seasonings of the very English-sounding, German vocal/electronic duo known as Naomi (a winner of the Fringe Toast Music Crispy Award for 2011). Also, you will discover Sweden's smooth, electronic groove known as Velours Perfect. They learned to play music to avoid participation in sports.  Time well spent in this case! Another 8-minute late program swoon from Southern California underground, The Desert Dwellers.  IT'S THE BEST MUSIC YOU NEVER HEAR ... except on Fringe Toast!

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  • Wed
    Jun 20
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jun 26
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Songwriters: Lhasa de Sela & Brown Bird

fringe toastlhasa de sela(Play list link below for 100% new music to Fringe Toast).  Tune in early! The spotlight shines with ethereal coolness on singer-songwriters Lhasa de Sela (photo right) and the duo Brown Bird featuring David Lamb (photo below).  You will hear just-released tracks from The Inner Banks, a Brooklyn-based husband-wife duo introduced bdavid lamby DJ UndergroundMan last week.  More good songs from Lars and the Hands of Light (Denmark) and the Greencards (Australia).  For those who can "go long" on this night, you will be rewarded with an extended Chill Session featuring electronic swoon from Achillea (Danish electro-composer Jens Gad former producer of band, Enigma) and The Desert Dwellers (an underground electronic group known for exotic dance events in the deserts of Southern California).  Oh, it will be time well-invested. Please print the play list and follow along.  Spread the word through social networks.  Click here for play list.

(See link to play list below).  After the opening set from Bonnie Raitt (including a live song with John Lee Hooker), most of the show features acoustic artists or acoustic versions of their songs.  Although most tracks have never been played before on Fringe Toast as hosted by DJ UndergroundMan, three of first-time performers are the folk-bluegrass Kruger Brothers (Germany), jazz guitarist Terje Rypdal (Norway), and Brooklyn-based couple known as The Inner Banks (photo).  SpeThe Inner Bankscial recognition goes to Marc Cohn and Joshua Radin who contribute 2-3 songs each.  By the time the second hour goes CHILL, you will hear from vocal trance group Ocean Lab (UK), a new release by Garbage, and Australia's electronic wizard, Grey AreaClick here for play list. 

Spread the word through your social networks about live streaming of this program every Wednesday night from 8-10pm on http://kruufm.com/node .  Print and follow along during the show.  Read DJ Andy's music reviews in the Iowa Source at http://www.iowasource.com/fringe-toast-music/.

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