(Link to play list below). From the "Edge of the Ocean", Ivy (photo) takes us up to supersonic heights sustained by UK electro-acoustic duo, Younger Brother (album cover). Other bands contributing new tracks to this week's swoon Chill Session include Gram Rabbit, Conjure One, Enigma, and OceanLab. First-time performers to the FT lineup: Lightning Love, Trent Dabbs, Andrew Belle, DJ Son, and Noiseshaper. You don't want to miss this extraordinary event. Mark your calendar and invite friends worldwide to join via live stream at http://kruufm.com/
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(See link to play list below). Highlight of the show is the interview with sample tracks from Sweet Talk Radio as a preview of their upcoming Cafe Paradiso performance on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8pm. Additionally, DJ Andy B presents several new-to-FT artists: Mieka Pauley (Harvard educated songwriter - see photo right), A.A. Bondy (songwriter from TV's Friday Night Lights soundtrack - photo), Jon Gomm (incredible rhythm acoustic guitarist), Chuck Pyle (Iowan known as "Zen Cowboy), Nadaka (Vedic swoon), and Younger Brother (UK electronic duo) along with some crazy good 2010 tracks from Joshua Tree, CA band, Gram Rabbit and Jem.
In the legendary second-hour Chill Session, you will learn about Bluetech & Katrina Blackstone with tracks from their 2010 CD, Love Songs to the Source.
(See link to play list below). On December 1 at Cafe Paradiso, the songwriting duo known as Sweet Talk Radio (photo: Kathrin Shorr & Tim Burlingame) returns to share their magical musical talents. DJ Andy B indicates that STR was his favorite live performance of 2010 at the Cafe. On this program, you will hear a four-song set that demonstrates their mastery including a great cover of the Carole King classic, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow."
Continuing with his passions for double-plays, DJ UndergroundMan begins the program with twin-spins from Guster and from the French band, Tarmac. Later, blues master John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat offer tracks from 1971 LP collaboration, Hooker and Heat. First-time performers on Fringe Toast include Driftwood Fire, Angie Mattson (photo), Angus & Julia Stone, Craig Pruess, and Jane Winther. The second hour chill session will twist through female singer-songwriters into new electronic tracks from Magic Sound Fabric and conclude with a 30-minute swirl of East Indian influenced treasures.
For the past five years, DJ UndergroundMan (Andy Bargerstock) has been planning how best to reveal his secretive collection of rarely heard electronic music tracks. The curtain is removed! Early in the program, you will hear some of the true pioneers of rock electronica during the period 1967-1975: Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies (photo of American Metaphysical Circus LP cover), Tonto's Expanding Head Band, H.P. Lovecraft, and Hawkwind (LP cover photo). Then, you will hear from those who transitioned the art to the next level: William Orbit, Human, and Witchcraft.
In the second hour, through DJ Andy's delicate mix, you will discover why this past decade deserves the label as the Golden Age of Ambient Electronic Music. So, you think you know the scene? Have you heard the music of Mind Soup, Echophlekz, FC Kahuna, E.L.O.W., Velours Perfect, Zero One, Magic Sound Fabric, a.k.a., Cameron Akhunaton(photo right) ....You should know these masters! Prepare the evening appropriately. Invite a dear friend. Turn the lights down low. Prepare to be transported to another realm! "I think the sun is my home."
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Prepare yourself for the most divine experience of the year, i.e., DJ UndergroundMan's Fringe Toast Music Show on Wednesday, November 16 from 8-10pm Central Time when you will hear the most incredible and virtually never heard before music from his subterranean collection. You will hear his favorite picks of electronic music from 1968 to the present. Imagine listening to these super obscure groups: Joe Byrd & the Field Hippies, H.P. Lovecraft, Strange Advance, Hawkwind, Zero One, Human, Mind Soup, Echophlez, Magic Sound Fabric, E.L.O.W., and Witchcraft. You don't want to miss this spectacular event. Mark your calendar. Invite friends to join you. Somehow, you will find yourself changed forever! Live stream at http://kruufm.com/
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(See play list link below). After the awesome opening BLUES SET featuring Guy Davis, Mark Knopfler, Peter Green, Miller Anderson and Tom Petty & Heartbreakers, you will enjoy the talents of Sam Bush (photo) and his band that played Ottumwa's BridgeView Center last week where they delighted the audience with long improvisational sections like extended version of "Junior Heywood" played on this program. Then, the American duo, Jenny & Johnny (photo) consisting of Jenny Lewis (former lead vocalist of Rilo Kiley) and Johnathon Rice, take centerstage and reveal why they are rising in the charts. Special Treats this week: (a) rare 1970s pieces back-to-back from Steve Miller Band and King Krimson, (b) double spins from Suzanne Vega and Supreme Beings of Leisure, (c) more good stuff from Sarah Fimm and Kings of Convenience.
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Check out DJ UndergroundMan's latest music review of Peter Frampton's summer concert tour at: http://www.iowasource.com/fringe/2011_10.html
California-based singer-songwriter, Valerie JanLois, (album photo cover) visited Fairfield last week and joins this week's Fringe Toast with track, "All We Ever Have is Now," from her 2010 CD. Also, in the first set, you will hear Welsh singer-songwriter, Jem, with two new wave electronica selections from 2008. Stayed tuned for the second set Fringe Toast classic archive featuring the mysteriously exquisite UK singer, Sheila Chandra, (photo below right) who launched the very first FT show in 2006. The 30-minute mix led by Sheila comes from the original demo mix requested by KRUU Station Manager, James Moore. This program's FT first-timers include Blitzen Trapper, The Head and the Heart, Sarah Fimm, Infantree, Fleet Foxes, and Fairfield's own Jeff Easterling with his piano improvisations.
In the Chill Session (2nd hour), DJ UndergroundMan uncovers early, rare tracks from Pink Floyd, Telepopmusik, and newly discovered track from Witchcraft, an early electronic US duo. So, turn the lights down low, pour your favorite evening libation, and let you mind drift in the cool night air. You don't want to miss this live stream from www.kruufm.com at 8pm Central US time. Click here for play list. Share with friends worldwide.
After jam-band Widespread Panic opens with tracks from their CD, Dirty Side Down (2010), singer-songwriter Greg Engle from Austin, TX plays his 2011Woody Guthrie first-prize award winning song, "Woody Walks This Land." With his Fairfield connections, perhaps we will hear him "live" in town some night. Other singer-songwriters on this night: Gurf Morlix, Raul Malo, Cat Power, and Bess Rogers (photo) who played Paradiso this week. Yet, it might be Argentina's Juana Molina (photo left) who may impress you most with her incredible transformation from TV comedian to experimental electro-acoustic songwriter. You will hear two of DJ UndergroundMan's favorite tracks: "La Verdad" and "Rio Seco." What a ride it will be!
Gurf Morlix (photo right) is an impressive multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and record producer from the music mecca down Texas way as he shares three tracks. The Classic spotlight shines on Pentangle with tracks from late 1960s that will blow you away.... their folk and jazz laced improvisational songs will take you to new heights. Yes, my friend, Fringe Toast endeavors to bring you "the best music you never hear"... unless, of course, you stay tuned to this program.
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(See play list link below). Neil Young at his best leads off this program with a rare (live, 1970) 10-minute acoustic medley of "Loner/Cinnamon Girl/Down by the River". You will also hear David Crosby's demo for "Deja Vu" (1969) and Josie Cotton covers "Cowgirl in the Sand". Soon thereafter, DJ Andy Bargerstock plays three tracks from the 2011 tribute to Buddy Holly featuring talents of Zooey Deschanel, Chris Isaak, and Natalie Merchant. Pay close attention to late first hour performance of Imogen Heap and guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck on a live concert version of her song, "Blanket" followed by female artists Emilie Satt, Leslie Feist, Lisa Hannigan (photo right), and Sera Cahoone.
In the second-hour Chill Session, you will benefit from DJ UndergroundMan's recent forays into rarified electro-acoustic caverns. You will hear never-before-heard-on-FT tracks from Velours Perfect, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Thievery Corporation, and Magic Sound Fabric. Click here for play list.
(Link to play list below). BY POPULAR REQUEST, this encore show from 9/21/11 features DJ UndergroundMan (a.k.a., Andy Bargerstock) and his favorite singer-songwriter tracks discovered over the past year. Only two singer-songwriters earned honors with more than one track on the 2011 Fringe Toast Best list: California band, Gram Rabbit and 20-year-old New England Conservatory of Music student, Sarah Jarosz (photo). Both will be heard in the second hour. Blodwyn Pig garners honor with "Dear Jill" as the oldest track from the 1973 Best of British Blues, Volume 1, an amazingly contemporary sound featuring former lead guitarist from Jethro Tull. Longest tracks from Eliza Gilkyson ("Belle of the Ball", 7:02) and Afro Celt Sound System ("Mother", 6:30). Perhaps most interesting fact: 12 tracks from CDs released within the past year. Farthest geographic regions represented: West Africa, Sweden, Ireland, UK.
Mark your calendar. Make this a special event with friends. Available via live stream through www.kruufm.com at 8pm Central US Time. Click here for play list.