Andy Bargerstock's blog

fela kuti(See link for play list below). This week's program opens with the beautiful Underground Classic, "Song for a Dreamer" (1971) by Procol Harum featuring the guitar talents of Robin Trower. During the first hour, you will hear choice tracks of recently featured artists including Luluc and Aoife O'Donovan.  The spotlight shines on the exquisite film soundtrack for Stephen King's Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Music written by John Mellencamp and produced by T. Bone Burnett, the contributing performers include Kris hope sandovalKristofferson, Rosanne Cash, and Neko Case. So, why is this music on Fringe Toast?  It is haunting and moody in unexpectedly pleasing ways. Listen for double-spin retrospective with Hope Sandoval (photo) of Mazzy Star.

The second hour Chill Session offers tracks from Fringe Toast first-timers Fela Kuti (photo), Davell Crawford, Raz O'Hara, Lost at Last, and Rocket Empire.  Oh, it will be an endorphin enriching cool summer evening ride.  CLICK HERE for play list. Enjoy the live stream at www.kruufm.com. Invite friends to join the best place to find music from off-the-beaten track.

Read DJ Andy Bargerstock's July music review from the Iowa Source Magazine.  This article highlights 10 new releases for 2013 that will bring delight: http://www.iowasource.com/fringe/2013_07.html

crooked still(Link to play list below). Underground Classic of the Week comes from Shawn Phillips with "The Ballad of Casy Deiss" (1972).  Featured spotlight shines on new music from Aoife O'Donovan (center of group photo) from her solo 2013 CD release and a track with her band, Crooked Still, innovative progressive blue grass band from Boston.  More acoustic tracks from The Milk Carton Kids whose style reminds us of early Simon & Garfunkel with a dash of the Everly Brothers. Among the new artists to Fringe Toast Music on this week's lineup: Freedy Johnston (Kansas songwriter with themes about troubled loners), Roadkill Ghost Choir (Florida alternative band), and smooth American jazz guitarist, Chieli Minucci.

Click here for play list.  Spread the word to friends worldwide to join the live stream at http//: www.kruufm.com.  Discover why people say that Fringe Toast Music offers the best music you never hear!

nick drake(Link to Play List below). This week's program begins with the Underground classic, "On Your Way Down" by Little Feat (1973). In response to requests for more music from the Australian duo, Luluc, DJ UndergroundMan offers tracks from the tribute to legendary songwriter, Nick Drake (photo) titled Way to Blue (2013). Listen closely in first hour for newly released track by the Civil Wars. Hank Dogs, UK folk-alternative band, returns with songs from their 1999 CD Bareback.  UK electronic singer-songwriter, Imogen Heap (photo), brings delight with three of DJ Andy's fav tracks.imogen heap

Stay tuned for the epic second-hour chill session with contributions from electro-acoustic artists Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Younger Brother, Porcupine Tree and Emancipator (2013 releases). Spotlight obscure track of the evening: "Under Attack (Drum Remix edit)" by Shy GirlsCLICK HERE for play list.  Join live stream every Wednesday at 8pm Central Time at http://www.kruufm.com. Discover the best music you never hear!

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

Fringe Toast Music - Australian Duo LULUC on Wed., 6/12 at 8pm CT

Luluc(See link to play list below). Tune early into Fringe Toast for DJ Andy Bargerstock's 10-minute interview with Zoe Randell of the Australian duo LULUC (photo) with Zoe's partner Steve Hassett. Enjoy tracks from their Dear Hamlyn CD.  Twin-spins from North Carolina band Jump Little Children and UK folk singer Laura Marling, and Sweden's Junip featuring Jose Gonzalez, former member of Zero 7. 

New music from Austrian electro-swing jazz band Parov Stelar Trio with their exotic track, "At the Flamingo Bar."   Kristina Train offers attractively moody music from her Lexus commercial called, "I am Wandering."  Oh, the second hour Chill Zone promises another endorphin elevating swoon with uniquely beautiful tracks from off-the-beaten track.   CLICK HERE for play list.

  • Wed
    Jun 05
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jun 11
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - Young Galaxy and Hank Dogs - Wed., June 5 at 8pm CT

catherine mccandless(See Play List link below). After leading off with Underground Classic, "Hogbottom," by Elvin Bishop, DJ UndergroundMan highlights this program with epic tracks from the newly released CD Ultramarine by Canada's Young Galaxy featuring exquisite vocals by Catherine McCandless (photo). Listen closely for the twin-spin from Bareback CD by the folk finger-picking UK band Hank Dogs (photo).   Never-before-played on Fringe Toast hank dogsMusic groups include Deer Tick, The Wood Brothers, Richard Thompson, and Ryan Montbleau Band.

Stay tuned for another enthralling Chill Session during the second hour.  Let everyone know that DJ Andy is back in town with LIVE shows every Wednesday evening via live stream at http://www.kruufm.com.   Click here for play list.  Invite friends in your social network to this program.

  • Wed
    May 29
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jun 04
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - RARE NEIL YOUNG and FRIENDS

josie Cotton(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 lisa hanniganHolly 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 surreal tracks from Velours Perfect, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Thievery Corporation, and Magic Sound Fabric. Click here for play list.  Originally aired October 19, 2011.

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

Fringe Toast - CAT POWER SUN - Wed, 5/22 at 8pm CT

keaton simmons(See link to play list below). This program celebrates 4 recent 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 a few months ago, 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. Originally aired on Sept. 12, 2012.  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 May 2013 issue of Iowa Source Magazine:  http://www.iowasource.com/fringe/2013_05.html

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

Fringe Toast Music - POOLSIDE Chill Waves on Wed., 5/15 at 8pm CT

(See play list link below). Discover the new musical genre called "Daytime Disco Chillwave" with optimistic vocals and retro sythesizer effects as offered by the LA-based duo, Poolside, consisting of Filip Nikolic andpoolside Jeffrey Paradise (photo). On this program you will hear two tracks from their 2012 released CD Pacific Standard Time (album cover). 

DJ UndergroundMan offers the Underground Classic spotlight song: "The White Ship" by H.P. Lovecraft (1968).  In the second hour Chill Session, you will hear contributions from exotic electronic and dream pop bands such as Junior Boys, Peaking Lights, Andrew Belle, DJ Shadow, Nouvelle Vague, Pentatonik, Afterlife, and Sounds from the Ground.   Oh, you don't want to miss this one.  Encourage friends worldwide to join the live stream on www.kruufm.com.  Original program broadcast 11/07/12.  Click here for play list.

tina dico(See link to play list below). On this week's program, DJ UndergroundMan pays special tribute to his favorite electronic blues band, Zero 7, with lead duo of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. Yet, it was the three female singers on the CD "When It Falls" (2004 album cover photo) that magically entranced the world with their incredible down-tempo blues ballads. 

This extended survey of Zero 7 music will take you to new territories with special attention to their instrumental pieces and the singing of Sia Furler (Australia), Sophie Barker (UK) and Danish singer Tinawhen it falls Dico (photo).  Do yourself a favor and print the play list for further downloading fun.  Click here for play list.   You do not want to miss this program with nearly 70% of tracks coming from Zero 7.  Spread the word.  Listen via live stream at www.kruufm.com. Original broadcast date Wednesday, 12/19/12.

NOTE: Enjoy DJ Andy Bargerstock's latest music review of Young Galaxy and Shearwater published in the May issue of Iowa Source Magazine.  Click here for article.

  • Wed
    May 01
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    May 07
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - Flight Facilities

flight facilities(See link to play list). The program begins with 1969 track "Stone Circle" by Third Ear Band, an underground band rarely ever heard by anyone anywhere. Unveiling his first 100% new tracks program for 2013, DJ Andy Bargerstock (a.k.a., UndergroundMan) shines the spotlight on the trio known as Flight Facilities (photo left), an exciting and mysterious Australian band labeled as electronic-dance music but takiBhi Bhimanng us well beyond the confines of their airport theme. Listen closely for track "Clair de Lune". Other featured artists include Trippfinger, Bhi Bhiman (photo right), Mollie O'Brien, and the exotic, downtempo electro-chill duo, Smith & Mudd.  The traditional 2nd hour chill session will take you to ethereal spaces yielding delight and contentment.   Share with your friends worldwide and invite them to listen via live stream at www.kruufm.com. REPLAY of program orginally aired on 1/16/13.  Click here for playlist.  Discover why some say Fringe Toast is the best music you never hear!

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