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RR#365! Fifty-two shows a year, two hours per show, plus prep time- which has been the best part. I really got excited about playing songs you would never hear on the radio, and we have done it. I have had some seriously experimental tunes on this show, represented this week by The Beatles and Fred Frith. I have spotlighted local talent like The Vahnevants and The Host Country. I have Wire, Led Zeppelin, and Creedence Clearwater Revival reminding us all why they were at the top of their heap and why they influenced so many other bands. Plus the usual assortment of misfits, heretics, and burn-outs like Hard Working Americans, Sleepy Sun, The The, and Michael Nesmith. Since this is the last anniversary show, I will say that eight years on, I have more to play now than I did when I started. It is a big world out there. Seeing pieces of it by extending the underground passageways has been my passion, and my pleasure.

  • Fri
    Jan 26
    9:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Tue
    Jan 30
    3:00 pm -
    5:00 pm

Chris Stapleton's new album

This week we'll feature Chris Stapleton's new album

From A Room Volume 2

Wise and sensitive storyteller that he is, he knows that deprivation and loss are felt the most deeply when it's clear what's at stake. It's no wonder so many fans have come to count him as a musical hero. -- NPR  review

G ManI made up my mind and developed a show this week that contains songs I have never played before on this show. At this point I am tracking about 48 songs, of which 15 are produced in the past year. I do have nine from the late sixties by folks like The Yardbirds, Free, The Easybeats, and Bobby Vee.

Bands not heard before include, but are not limited to, Young Fresh Fellows, Dixie Pistols, The Remains, Touch, Albatross, and Kopperfield. The new music new bands new tunes department has Faith Healer, King Gizzard & The Wizard, The New Year, Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, Rodney Crowell, Grayson Capps, Lee Ann Womack, and a few more surprises. In the 5 to 6 PM slot it is the latest edition of IN ROOT, and the route is fine, fine, fine. Plan on hearing tunes by local, award winning band Society of Broken Souls, powerhouses like Bob Dylan, Louis Armstrong, Ry Cooder, and The Everly Brothers.

  • Tue
    Jan 23
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sat
    Jan 27
    4:00 pm -
    5:00 pm

'Nothing but the best' on "The Inspiration Initiative"

The Inspiration Initiative

This weeks show is simple: Great quality songwriting. Regardless of artist or era these songs just scream inspiration.


Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥

So I have this little teeny tiny radio broadcasting empire... that is based out of a firetrap corner of my living room. And now it ends. The Feed Store ends and (much more importantly) KRUU ends. Well, that's the way the cookie crumbles. That's the way the French toast. And so it goes and so it goes (thank you, Nick Lowe).

In my lifetime I have been part of what I consider to be more than one amazing entertainment venture. Radio. TV. Cable tv. Live music. If you put your best effort into it you have no reason to be sad. The Feed Store was so much more than I could have ever imagined. Thank you James Moore. Thank you KRUU.

Til TuesdayDJ Andy Bargerstock continues with his decade-span reflections.  This program highlights his favorite off-the-beaten-path music from the 1980s. In the first hour, you will hear tracks from New Wave artists such as Talk Talk, Machinations, The Smiths, and 'Til Tuesday featuring lead singer-songwriter Aimee Mann (photo left).

In the second-hour Chill Session, be prepared for sonic pleasures from Roxy Music, Suzanne Vega, model and singer Grace JonesGrace Jones (photo right), Dead Can Dance, Torch Song, and Strange Advance with their epic ethereal song "Worlds Away."

Click here for playlist. Fringe Toast Music offers the best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM.

Mark your calendar for Wed. Jan. 31 for the next program of fringe music from the 1990s decade.

Share Valentine's Day on Wednesday February 14th with DJ Andy's 2017 Annual Crispy Awards with his favorite best new releases from last year.

  • Sat
    Jan 20
    3:00 am -
    5:00 am
  • Mon
    Jan 22
    5:00 am -
    7:00 am

The Electric Prunes Live and Unity Dub Magic

RRIn the first hour of the show I am playing the full album of Stockholm '67 by The Electric Prunes. It is a fairly decent capture of a live event there. The music is about as garage rock as it gets. I would have appreciated it had I been there. Hour two is an experiment in downtempo music. Seven of the ten songs are dub. I did some surfing on the net one day and found all these cool tunes randomly. Look for Jah Wobble, Groove Corporation, and UVX, as well as songs by Asteroid No. 4, Darkside, Wooden Shjips, and Led Zeppelin. Zep will lead us into next week's Eight YEAR Anniversary Show. From where I am sitting, a dazzling thought. Digging out great music and delivering it has been my job, and KRUU has been a life-giving experience thanks to the incredible people I have worked with all these years. Hear the results this weekend! Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Jan 18
    3:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jan 24
    3:00 am -
    6:00 am

Bulging At The Seams: Extra Texture Thursday

G ManWell, I had so much to say- musically- this week that I am obtaining an extra hour for the show. It all begins Thursday at 2 PM CST. First hour highs are courtesy of James Hunter, Wilco, Clinic, and The Weeknd. Its a swinging set of r& b based sounds. Hour two I have some reggae from Burning Spear, and some new music from Fink and Brand New. There is an old song by Serpent Power I am going to spin, also. Hour three is an AM radio level mixture including country by Goose Creek Symphony, Whitney Rose, and some alt rock by Fleet Foxes and Jacco Gardner. As if that isn't enough, stay tuned in the five o'clock hour for a new IN ROOT session of roots music. There is a lot to like about the future of radio. Keep your eye out for the next edition of Centripetal Sounds. The G Man.

David CrosbyDJ Andy Bargerstock offers a spectacular playlist of music from off-the-beaten path '70s style. Among the first-hour performers are Paul Siebel, Dave Mason, Brian Protheroe, Rodriguez, Elvin Bishop, Savoy Brown and John Renbourn. The second-hour Chill Zone includes rare tracks from Grace Slick and Jefferson Airplane and a similar-sounding band Sweetwater, Ten Year's After from the LP A Space in Time, Hawkwind, Brian Eno, Robin Trower, Klaatu, and Captain Beyond.

Perhaps, the most inspiring song of the program is David Crosby's "Laughing" (photo right) from his LP If I Could Only Remember My Name featuring Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia delivering a heart-twisting lament on pedal steel guitar. The song recounts Crosby's search for "the man who knows the truth" about life.

Click here for playlist. The best music you never hear ... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast on KRUU-FM.  Stay tuned to learn about how to continue to get Fringe Toast Music after March 1.

 

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