DJ Andy Bargerstock reveals the rarely-heard QMS track, "Fire Brothers," during this week's second-hour Chill Session. See band photo with Dino Valenti tending to the sail. The "best music you never hear" promise continues to deliver with Sophie Barker's (photo below) "Calling" recorded during her collaboration with the electronic band, Bliss. You may know Sophie as one of the pivotal singer-songwriters with Zero 7 during their electric ride in the early to mid 2000s. Among the many first-time performers on this week's Fringe Toast play list are Steen Thottrup, Cellar 55, American Analog Set, Tarmac, Tosca, and vintage early '70s underground band, Lothar and the Hand People. For those who listen regularly, your heart will skip with joy with more marvelous sounds from Starseed, Soundbuffet, and Bombay Dub Orchestra. You are destined for another fine ride on this program made available LIVE worldwide via the KRUU-FM website at www.kruufm.com . Click here for play list.
(See link to play list below). After Mac Gayden helps us "Shake Something Loose", Gillian Welch and collaborator, David Rawlings, (photo) tell us about "The Way It Goes" their new release CD, The Harrow and the Harvest that combines elements of Appalachian, bluegrass and rock music. Late in the second hour, you will hear from Australia's Adalita (album photo), formerly with Magic Dirt. About 30 minutes into this program, listen closely to the true chill blues improvisations from Zero 7 and Thievery Corporation (two tracks from new CD). Sprinkled liberally thoroughout the show, there will be many charmingly seductive individual tracks by new FT artists that will include Ranga, Cool Yogafit (yeah, the name tells the form), Daniel Lee Kendall (Australian singer-songwriter), Daniel Masson (electronic world fusion Buddha Bar series contributor), and Anugama (German spiritual musician). Oh, and yes... the Chill Session that so many enjoy will be packed with good stuff! Invite your friends from around the world to listen via LIVE Internet streaming at www.kruufm.com . Click here for play list.
(See link to play list below). This Fringe Toast session focuses on Puget Sound, Washington songwriter, Pete Droge (photo), and Norway's electronic band, Flunk (photo left, lead singer, Anja Oyen Vister) Both receive high passing marks from Professor UndergroundMan. You will hear from LA-based Sweet Talk Radio, who we want to bring back to Fairfield for live music. In the first-hour, blessings come from Single Gun Theory, Silversun Pickups, Medeski Martin and Wood, and Steve Howell. By the time DJ Andy Bargerstock moves us into the dreamy, illuminating Chill Session in the second hour, your endorphin levels will be naturally elevated through the charms of groups such as Tricky (UK), Sleepthief (with lead singer Zoe Johnston), Jakatta, Inbar Bakal (Israel), and Soma Sonic (Canada). Let the cool summer air enliven the soft sounds on another "satisoully" experience. Click her for play list. Invite your friends to join us via live streaming at http://www.kruufm.com.
The UK's Moody Blues anchor the first set of this week's radio show with tracks from their classic 1969 LP, To Our Children's Children's Children. Atlanta singer-songwriter, Cat Power (photo left), leads the ladies to the stage. You will see her influences on Fairfield's Josie Overmyer, who contributes another song from her recently released CD, Little Bird. Joey Del Re offers "Haunted". More songs from Sarah Jarosz and Missy Higgins (photo right). In the second-hour Chill Session, get settled early for a delicious encounter with various World musicians including Chicago's "Zero 7 flavored", Roommate, (who played the Iowa City pedmall last weekend), Nawal (Comoros), Razoof (Germany), Bahramji & Mashti (Sufi-influenced), Irina Mikhailova & Govinda (Kazakhstan/India), Madeleine Peyroux (reincarnation of Billy Holiday), and the mysterious MusicPool Wavesurfers. Turn the lights low and enjoy the cool night air.... with UndergroundMan's "best music you never hear." Click here for play list.
... more best music you never hear! Fairfield's own Josie Overmyer makes her debut on Fringe Toast with tracks from her newly released CD, Little Bird. The spotlight shines brightly on Mia Doi Todd (photo) and Tedeschi Trucks Band (photo). Mia Doi has been on the Fringe Toast radar for some time, but now you'll see the resonance between her music and Josie Overmyer. Guitar prodigy, Derek Trucks, and UndergroundMan's daughter, Caroline, enjoyed common friends during high school days in western NC. Derek's wife, Susan Tedeschi, leads with her confident vocals.
In a stab from the past, Mickey Hart and Jerry Garcia glow with their instrumental genius on a rare 1976 recording from Diga Rhythm Band. Sarah Jarosz returns with more magic from her 2011 CD, Follow Me Down. In the second-hour Chill Session, you will hear the cosmic sounds of artists such as Sheila Chandra, Emou, The Wooden Birds, Potlatch, Hem and The Rescues. It will be a good night to open the windows, turn the lights down low, and cuddle with your cherished soul mate. Click here for play list.
THE BEST MUSIC YOU NEVER HEAR! (playlist link at bottom). 20-year-old bluegrass prodigy, Sarah Jarosz (photo) grabs the spotlight with her unique pioneering blend of bluegrass, old-time, blues and contemporary singer-songwriter styles. Influenced from her studies in improvisational music at New England's Conservatory of Music, we hear the future of music unfold with tracks from her recently released 2011 CD, Follow Me Down. Even if you don't think you like bluegrass, you must listen to this remarkable performer. Your brain chemistry is guaranteed to be enriched. In the second hour, the featured groups continue to flow from DJ UndergroundMan's recent forays into the best parts of the German electronic music scene. You will hear new tracks from groups including Orbient, Emou, Naomi, and Pochill.
Notable contributors on this night include Eddie Vedder from his newly released Ukulele Songs CD, Ben Harper from Give It Til It's Gone, Willy Porter, Jevette, and Eliza Gilkyson. There will be so many more fine tunes. Mark your calendar and turn the lights down low.... Click here for play list.
(Link to play list at bottom). This week's program comes as the result of DJ Andy Bargerstock's late-night "down the rabbit-hole" encounters with avant-garde German and English electronic bands. Oh, it is so schweet! Regular visitors to UndergroundMan's Fringe Toast Radio Show will enjoy this extended-sets, "best music you never hear" session highlighted by sophisticated German electronic duo, Naomi (guys named Bernd and Nico) featuring exotic male and female vocal leads, and outer fringe band, Eva Be, featuring vocals of Turkish singer, Pegah Ferydoni (photo). You will be amazed in many wonderful ways. Mario Reinsch is the mastermind of several groups including Emou and Haldolium. UK band Fridge takes the stage with tracks from their 2001 CD, Happiness. Greek band, Loopa Scava meets Cayetano, returns with another track from 2008 CD, Up and Down. Recent visitors to Fairfield, Benson Ramsey with his bandmate from The Pines shares blues, Americana tracks. Keep the lights down low and go with the flow...
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Elizabeth & the Catapult is a USA Brooklyn-based band (photo) featuring Elizabeth Ziman, Dan Molad, and Pete Lalish leads this week's show with two tracks from 2010 CD The Other Side of Zero.
Okay, so we digress somewhat early this week by spotlighting artists who reside more in the mainstream: Paul Simon and Christina Perri, both who recently released CDs. But, the music is worthy of our ears! And then, the liberal dose of music from the outer edges follows. You will hear new material from Jorma Kaukonen's reunited '70s jam band, Hot Tuna (photo), and from France, the exotic electronic band, Air. Rock band, Parachute, stands as a FT first timer with recent single, "Something to Believe In". Some never before played Harry Manx, too.
In the second hour, by popular request, tracks by our DJ host's recent revelations of electro-acoustic world bands: Ror-shak, Velours Perfect, Supreme Beings of Leisure (photo), Cargo Cult, and the extremely obscure As I Hide (CD) by Witchcraft. Click for play list.
A new KRUU feature for you. Since March 2010, DJ Underground Man (a.k.a., Andy Bargerstock) has been writing a monthly music review column for the Iowa Source Magazine. Now, DJ-UM has recorded these reviews and enhanced them with music samples. We encourage you to explore this new URL at: http://www.kruufm.com/station/archives/47.
When you go to this link, you can choose to "listen" or "download" the MP3 files of each of the 6-8 minute reviews. Exception: Erick Hovey's 18-minute interview includes three complete tracks (approved by him). Share with your friends and return each month to hear the latest reviews of artists/groups from the outer edges of the music scene. For the original articles in The Source, go to: http://www.iowasource.com/fringe-toast-music/