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banco-de-gaia(See link to play list below). The Underground Classic leading off the program is 7-minute "Pentangling" (1968) by the UK band Pentangle (photo) with folk-jazz improvisations featuring acoustic guitar talents of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn plus vocals by Jacqui McShee.  Listen early in the first hour for another Pentangletrack from Psychedelic Guitar Circus featured on last week's program. Also, local band Blue Cat Alley offers "Sweet Thing Blues"  featuring vocals by Astrid Griffin Doud.  New tracks from Fairfield's Heather Miller from her new CD release Anchor and singer-songwriter Dan Sultan from Australia.

Stay tuned for incredible Chill Session during the second hour guided by UK ambient dub electronic band, Banco De Gaia, led by Toby Marks (eye photo) and French trip-hop producer,  Jean-Christophe Le Saoût (aka., Wax Tailor) from his 2005 CD, Tales of the Forgotten Melodies.  Marvelous brain chemistry swoon for Chill Session. Spread the word!  Click here for play list. Live streaming at www.kruufm.com.

  • Wed
    Nov 28
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Dec 04
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Psychedelic Guitar Circus

psychedelic guitar circus(See link to play list below). This week's program begins with underground classic "One Way Street" by Harvey Mandel from his 1971 Baby Batter LP.  The spotlight shines on 2000 CD Psychedelic Guitar Circus (CD cover photo) the exotic collaboration between Mandel and guitar improv wizard, Henry Kaiser (photo), who has appeared on more than henry kaiser200 albums.  Tracks from Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, hot off their amazing concert in Fairfield, IA.  Other artists that will delight you on this program include Xavier Rudd, Pete Droge, and MacIntosh Braun.  Perhaps, the most satisfying newly discovered track is Chris Isaak's cover song "Wicked Game" by American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips.  Click here for play list.  Spread the word. Join via live stream at www.kruufm.com.

  • Wed
    Nov 21
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Nov 27
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Harry Manx Unchained - Wed., 11/21 from 8-10pm

Harry Manx(See link to playlist below).  Inspired by his attendance at a live, small venue concert in Lafayette, IN, DJ UndergroundMan shines his spotlight on the extraordinary talents of Vancouver's acoustic blues master, Harry Manx (photo), who specializes in playing the 20-string Indian instrument called the Mohan Veena.  Shuggie Otis begins the program with the "Underground Classic of the Week" with his 1971 song "Sweet Thang" from his LP Freedom Flight.  Recent tracks in the first-hour from Pinback, The Cowboy Junkies, and Andrew Bird.  The second-hour Chill Session benefits from All India Radio (actually, an Australian band), UK's Porcupine Tree, Belgium's Monte La Rue, Portland, OR duo Mackintosh Braun, and UK electronic wave collaboration known as Kaya Project.  Stay tuned for the swoon!  Click here for playlist.  Share with friends on the worldwide social media scene.

Elvin Bishop's "Hogbottom" (1970) launches the program as DJ Andy's Underground Classic.  The spotlight shines on Canada's female trio, The Wailin' Jennys and Austrian-born soul-blues singer, Meena Cryle (photo) with the title track from her 2010 CD Try Me.  New tracks from Avett Brothers, Pinback, Andrew Bird, and the Pines. You will hear former Monkees band member, Micky Dolenz, with his recently released 8-minute cover of Harry Nilsson's "Remember".  Pay special attention in the first hour for local, emerging blues group, The Red Door Band, with a practice session recording. Let's get these guys on stage at a local venue.meena

In the second-hour Chill Session, your ears will tingle with delight from various international electro-acoustic artists including Dutch band Monte La Rue, Fabergé who explores the dark side of lounge music, UK's Younger Brother and Afterlife, and USA's obscure Dreampeter duo.  Discover the best music you never hear!

Check out this program's playlist, print it, and follow along during the show. Share with friends on the worldwide web to join us via livestream at www.kruufm.com.

poolside album cover(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 debuts a new weekly spotlight, "Underground Classics," that will feature an obscure music track from the late 60s and early 70s.  This week's 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.   Click here for play list.

ben taylor(Print play list from link below). Back with his first live show in Year 7 of FT, DJ UndergroundMan (aka, Andy Bargerstock) brings 100% newly discovered tracks from "off the beaten path."  You will hear the magic of Ben Taylor (photo), son of Carly Simon and James Taylor, from his recently released CD, Listening.  Former Roxy model and San Diego singer-songwriter, Tristan Prettyman (photo) shares tracks from her 2012 CD, Cedar + Gold.

The second-hour chill session features a wide tristan prettymanvariety of artists from around the globe including UK's electronic producer Afterlife (aka, Steve Miller), a remix of Robert Johnson's "Pablos Blues" by Gare du Nord, Sweden's Korallreven, and Peaking Lights, a male/female duo who are genre-blenders of reggae, dub, and dream-pop. There is so much good stuff waiting for you.  Click here to link to play list.  Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com

  • Wed
    Oct 24
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Oct 30
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Encore : 6th ANNUAL Best of FRINGE TOAST - PART 2

(See link to playlist below.)  This week's program is an encore replay of PART 2 of the 6th Annual Best of Fringe Toast young galaxyMusic by DJ UndergroundMan (a.k.a., Andy Bargerstock) where he shares his favorite newly discovered track from the previous 50 weeks.  The first couple sets continue with singer-songwriters.  But, the major theme is electro-acoustic chill music. Among the many sublime tracks, you will hear "Peripheral Visionaries" by Young Galaxy (photo) from Vancouver, BC.  Print the play list here.  Share this story with your friends on social media and invite them to join us via live streaming at http://kruufm.com/node .  Get ready for next week's new live edition of Fringe Toast Music on Wed., October 31.

  • Wed
    Oct 17
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Oct 23
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Encore presentation: 6th ANNUAL Best of FRINGE TOAST MUSIC

harry manx(Print from play list link below). This week's show features a replay of the September program PART 1: Singer-songwriters from DJ Andy's 6th Annual Best of FT Music where he selects his favorite newly discovered tracks from the previous 50 weeks.  The music swings from acoustic blues by Harry Manx (photo) and Kevin Breit (Canadian folk blues duo) to The Devil Makes Three (California acoustic bluegrass band) to 78 year old Leonard Cohen (from his 2012 CD release). The Civil Wars (photo) check in with "Tip of My Tongue". civil wars

 

90% of the music you will hear has been released within the past two years.   Print the play list to harvest these gems.  Find out what has been kicking around in the brain of your show host.  Click here for play list. Spread the word!

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 .

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