After launching this week's show with European electronic group, Cargo Cult, DJ Andy Bargerstock introduces Fairfield to Oakland Indie band, Rogue Wave (photo), formerly with Subpop Records and now recording with Brushfire Records under the leadership of guitarist, Zach Schwartz. You will hear three tracks from three CDs: "California," "Endgame" and "Chicago X 12". Listen early for Eddie Vedder's (photo) "Hard Sun" from the soundtrack to "Into the Wild." You'll also hear from blues legend Keb' Mo' and Jackson Browne from his 1996 CD, "Looking East."
Brilliant fringe artists on this night include Eto, Aim, Azure Ray, and Daniel Cage with "For What Its Worth", not to be confused with Buffalo Springfield's classic. We'll let Keb' Mo' reprise that song with elegance and style.
In this week's show, DJ Andy Bargerstock holds the torch high for RJD2 (photos), Philadelphia-based composer/mixer/producer known for his hip hop collaborations with various artists. You will hear some of DJ Andy's favorite RJD2 tracks, "Ghostwriter" and "Someone's Second Kiss."
This Fringe Toast episode offers special recently uncovered nuggets from the outer edges of the American music scene. Your ears will savor music from the blues-rock duo, The Black Keys (Akron, OH), indie-rock band, Silversun Pickups, (Los Angeles, CA), folksinger Nels Andrews (Brooklyn, NY), songwriter Jeffrey Gaines (Harrisburg, PA), alternative band Tarkio (Montana),folk musician Willy Porter (Mequon, WI), and the Easy All-Stars (New York, NY).
During the golden age of rock in the early 1970s, DJ Andy Bargerstock was known as "The Underground Man" as he played the fringe music of those days on college radio in Pennsylvania. On this week's FRINGE TOAST SHOW, you will hear the music that went beyond mere FM album oriented formats. DJ Andy digs deeply into his treasure vault of "should have been" classics. Even if you were awake and listening to FM radio during the early 70s, you probably won't remember most of these nuggets.
On this week's show, you will hear tracks from an extremely rare practice session from the early 1970s with Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead), David Crosby (photo), and Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane)... from Kantner's studio soundboard. It is amazing to hear the magical interplay of these gifted artists as they prepare for some unknown acoustic session.
CAMIE BARGERSTOCK will be co-host this week assisting DJ Andy deliver the mellow, haunting sounds of Fringe Toast. We travel the globe on this evening hearing selections from Andy Summers & Robert Fripp (UK), Julian Avalos (Peru), Kinky (Mexico), Niyaz (Iran), Lenny Ibizarre (UK), and Keiko Matsui (Japan). By popular request, you will also hear some additional tracks from last week's sensation, Peter Green's Splinter Group, including "I'm a Steady Rollin' Man" featuring blues legend, Otis Rush.
The spotlight on this week's show focuses on guitar legend, PETER GREEN (photo), a founding member of Fleetwood Mac. Green left the group in 1971, but not before he established himself as a world-class blues master. B.B. King said, "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats." You will hear four tracks from Green's Splinter Group CD "Supernatural - An Anthology" (artwork below right). If you like the blues, you get additional pleasures from Paul Siebel and Cowboy Junkies (late in show). We will also hear from Wax Poetic (Norah Jones' early band).
Last Friday, southeast Iowa's own Bo Ramsey (photo) accompanied Pieta Brown at Paradiso Cafe. It was a magical event. This week's show highlights Bo's solo work from his recent CD "Fragile." Bo and Pieta collaborate on additional selections from her releases. Listen closely to Bo's magnificent, minimalistic guitar licks.
Tonight, DJ Andy Bargerstock takes us on a whirlwind journey through Iran (Nour Ensemble and Buddahead), UK (Autamata, Zero 7, Roxy Music, OTT), Canada (Soma Sonic), Scandanavia (The Knife), West Indies (Yel Si-a), and Germany (Opera to Relax). And sprinkled throughout, you hear US-based groups REM, Hem, RJD2 contribute their own delightful confections.
One of the lesser known jam bands from the late 1960s was Moby Grape (photos) with their distinctive West Coast sound flavored with blues, folk, and rock influences.
Their triple guitar arrangements were an special delight to concert goers. Early in this week's show, you will hear a nine-minute bonus blues track entitled, "Grape Jam #2".
Paul Kantner and Jefferson Airplane will share an alternate lyrics version of "Let's Go Together" that originallly appeared on "Blows Against the Empire." Frequent Kantner collaborator, David Crosby, will round out the set with some seldom heard tracks from the CD collection, "The David Crosby Box."
On this week's show, DJ Andy Bargerstock honors the British group, Morcheeba (photo) described as "exuding fluffy soul style, pop melodies and trip-hop rhythms ... (while dipping) their toes into the waters of electronica." (Yahoo Music Review) Although Skye Edwards no longer performs lead vocals, the late 1990s tracks played will demonstrate why they are such an engaging group.
The program begins with a strong set of blues/jam performances by The Unseen Guest (Ireland/India), Widespread Panic (USA), James Montgomery Blues Band (USA), and Thunderclap Newman (UK) with a rare recording "Sunshine in My Life." Yes, this is the same Thunderclap Newman known for their late 1969 hit "Something in the Air" which is bound to be given an airing someday. Later, you will hear a couple of additional tracks from last week's Sounds from the Ground electronic feature group from the CD, "Kin". Listen closely for a chillout version of the James Bond theme from Double Zero.
Sounds from the Ground (SFTG) garners this week's special recognition from DJ Andy Bargerstock. London's electronic SFTG consists of London's Nick Wolfson and Elliot Morgan Jones. Billboard Magazine praises them for their "consistently engaging" sound of ambient, dub, trip hop and chilled electronic music with mesmerizing female vocals on selected tracks. On this week's program, you will hear "New Day" and "Clover". Discover the magic of this group that has been churning under the radar for the past ten years.
Additional, earthy acoustic/electronic contributors from around the world will include OTT (UK), Potlatch (South Korea), and Nightmares on Wax (UK). Continuing to explore the range of world music, DJ Andy will introduce a variety of new groups to the Fringe Toast arena including Sun Kil Moon (a.k.a. Mark Kozelek from US), Yael Naim (France/Israel), and Sven Van Hees (Belgium).
As spring dawns, nostalgia fills the air. This week DJ Andy Bargerstock takes us back to the Underground music of the early 1970s. The music of Randy California and Spirit (photo) get top billing. You will hear rarely heard track "Cosmic Smile" and three tracks from the incredible LP Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus.
Then, sink deeply into the couch, turn down the lights, bring out the headphones to catch the full effects of these extremely rare tracks: "Church of Anthrax" by John Cale & Terry Riley, "Sleepwalker's Timeless Bridge" by Amon Duul 2, "The Mask" by Roger Glover, and "Wayfaring Pilgrim" by Roy Buchanan & the Snakestretchers. As the night unfolds, you will also hear fine tunes from Wishbone Ash, Savoy Brown, Fripp and Eno, Robin Trower, and It's a Beautiful Day. Oh, yes, let's not forget Quicksilver Messenger Service! What a perfect night to gain a better understanding of ourselves and the universe.