Andy Bargerstock's blog

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/.

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

LARS and the Hands of Light - Wed at 8pm CT

fringe toastSee link to play list below. 100% new music never played on Fringe Toast. From last week's debut of N*Grandjean to this week's Lars and the Hands of Light (group photo), DJ Andy Bargerstock continues to roll out striking musicians from Denmark. 

Another program spotlight shines on Kimbra, the female musician who collaborates with lars and the hands of lightGotye.  On this program, you will hear a cover song of Goyte's "Somebody That IUsed to Know" by the Canadian group, Walk Off the Earth.  See the Youtube video of this song where the entire group huddles aroung one acoustic guitar for all the instrumental music on this track. 

You will discover new artists featured on the 2011 CD, Putumayo Presents Acoustic Cafe, including Brown Bird, Sweet Remains, and Jon & Roy.  The second-hour Chill Session features the electronic swoon music from Blank & Jones, Digby Jones, Tom Middleton, Purity Ring, and Hawaii's DJ Bluetech.

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Encourage your friends worldwide to join via live stream at www.kruufm.com.

fringe toastNote:  Due to technical difficulties, this show has been delayed one week and will be heard LIVE now. 90% of the music on this program has never been played before on Fringe Toast (playlist below). Several 3 and 4 track plays on this week's program including amazing Danish singer-songwriter N Grandjean, UK Electronic Chill producer Phil Mison (a.k.a, Cantoma), and Hiawaiian psybient DJ Bluetech.  Featured instrumental music comes from Tucson-based alternative Americana band, Calexico (photo), that has calexicobeen putting out distinctive CDs since 1997.  Recent Fairfield performer, Anais Mitchell, will share tracks from her 2004 CD, Hymns for the Exiled.  Pay special attention to N. Grandjean whose music should resonate well in the American music scene.  He moves so deftly among styles: soul tinged love songs ("Love Rocks" and "Shift to Reverse"), and upbeat ballads ("Wake My Up" - Pocketknife Remix).

The second-hour Chill Session includes a wide variety of bliss producers including Lemon Jelly, Starseed, Desert Dwellers, Ott, and Fripp & Eno.  Encourage your friends across the social networks to join the program that some say is "the best music you never hear!"   Live stream available at www.kruufm.com every Wednesday night from 8-10pm Central US Time.  Click here for play list.

  • Wed
    May 16
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    May 22
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Black Seeds vs. Assembly of Dust - Wed. 8-10pm

Fuhrs and FoehlingDJ UndergroundMan has returned from two weeks of rest and relaxation and will be "going long" with live shows to welcome the summer season. New Zealand's afro-dub soul band, The Black Seeds, lead off the first set followed by Reid Genauer's NY jam band, Assembly of Dust, that DJ Andy Bargerstock heard play at Merle Fest recently.  More good tracks from Gotye's collaboration with Australian band, The Basics, from 2009.  Seattle's neo-psychedelic band, The Green Pajamas, return to share tracks from their 2009 CD, Poison in the Russian Room.

In the second-hour Chill Electronica session, prepare to be taken into another realm with beautiful other-worldy tracwah!ks from Germany's Alphwezen, Irish songwriter James Vincent McMorrow, UK's downtempo Funki Porcini, California desert music from Gram Rabbit, and Austalian electronic composer Alex Salter (a.k.a., Grey Area), Wah! music from "Greatest Yoga Music Ever" CD, and obscure 1970s Germany electronic band Führs & Fröhling (photo).  Inform your friends on social networks to join the fun to hear "the best music you never hear."  Click here for play list. Listen live at www.kruufm.com every Wednesday from 8-10pm Central US time.

Read DJ Andy's latest music column in the Iowa Source.  Click here.

  • Wed
    Apr 25
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    May 01
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Ambient Electronic Swoon! - Wed 8-10pm

fringe toastAfter an opening set by Vermont jam bands, Strangefolk and Assembly of Dust, you will be transported into an extended 100-minute Chill Session featuring ambient, electronic groups from around the world including Fringe Toast first-timers 9 Lazy 9 (Italy acid jazz), Four Tet (UK's Kieran Hebden), Lemon Jelly (UK), Bibio (UK), Alphawezen (Germany duo, photo), Spunkshine, alphawezenSchool of the Seven Bells (New York City), and Zamutto (Western Massachusetts). 

Along with these exotic bands, DJ Andy Bargerstock brings back a few of his favorite electronic compositions from Emou and Haldolium (both Germany's Mario Reinsch bands).  For this program, you definitely want to print the play list to document these treasures for your own downloading fun.  Click here for play list.   Invite friends to listen live at: http://kruufm.com/node

  • Wed
    Apr 18
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Apr 24
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Maroon 5 HUNGER GAMES & Rozzi Crane - Wed at 8pm CT

fringe toastmoe dixonKicking off this week's program, a rare recording from singer-songwriter, Moe Dixon (photo), who delightfully haunts the clubs at Copper Mountain CO and Oregon's Hood River.  Our pack of skiiers enjoyed him at Copper recently. Hot off the soundtrack of Hunger Games, Maroon 5's lead, Adam Levine, joins his protege, Rozzi Crane (photo) on their song, "Come Away to the Water."  Also in the second set, rozzi craneyou will hear Channy Leaneagh of the Minneapolis-based electronic band, Polica.  Brought back again this week to share new tracks for FT listeners: Suzanne Vega, Assembly of Dust, Hot Tuna, and William Orbit (both instrumental and recent Madonna collaborations).  Later, in the Chill Session, Belgian/Australian rising talent, Gotye, steps in with more tracks from his 2011 CD, Making Mirrors. Listen closely for the young French sensation, Soko with her breathy beckoning on "I've Been Alone Too Long." This week we initiate two FT newcomers: James Yuill (English folktronica) and James Vincent McMorrow (Irish folk singer).  Click here for play list.  Encourage your friends to stream Fringe Toast LIVE every Wednesday night at 8pm CT on http://kruufm.com/node

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