Cat PowerDJ Andy Bargerstock paints a sonic experience in the key of TRUE BLUE. Many of this program's songs have a connection to the color blue or the blues genre. In the first hour, the spotlight shines brightly on singers Cat Power (left) and Sia Furler (below right) who share their spell-binding vocal talents. More tracks from Pentangle, English folk/acoustic jazz band featuring acoustic guitarists John Renbourn and Bert Jansch.  Seattle-area Emancipator from his 2017 acoustic/electronic fusion CD. Female Indie band Big Moon provides a twin-spin from new CD. Fairfield's own Mirabai Britton sings her creation "Deep Blue Sea".

In the second-hour Chill Zone, prepare for relaxing sounds from a variety of international artists including Elbow, The Karminsky Experience, Tya, Blue Tofu, and Musicpool Wavesurfers.  It's the best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast Music on KRUU-FM at 100.1 in Fairfield, IA or streaming at www.kruufm.comSia Furler


Click here for playlist.  Spread the word. Mark your calendar. 

Watch for DJ Andy's music review in December Iowa Source magazine on Montreal-based Barr Brothers.

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

  • Sat
    Dec 02
    3:00 am -
    5:00 am
  • Mon
    Dec 04
    5:00 am -
    7:00 am

The Nightime Real Deal, Also Generated

RRA bunch of new bands with a slightly psychedelic tinge to them, plus some sweet guitar vamping, and presto, you have a show. Playing a track from the album of the month by Hendrix, People, Hell, and Angels. Playing a nice prog piece, also from 1969, by Reign Ghost, and a short track by Pete Seeger. The rest of the show is some 2017 work by a host of fresh rock and rollers. Look for tracks by East & West Rendevous, The Citradels, Headroom, and The Paperweight Array. Get the exact playlist off of the blog for the show. Check into the bands online as you drift through a fine set of songs. Cool Breeze

The Plant CollectiveTwo terrific cookbooks share the spotlight on this week's show, and they are both integral parts of the culinary world's social conscience.  First up is The Plant Collective, 50 plant-based holiday recipes curated by Fairfield's own Emily Rose Shaw.  The ebook will be available beginning December 1, and proceeds will benefit The Edible Schoolyard Project established more than 20 years ago by the iconic chef Alice Waters.  

I am very excited as Emily has chosen KRUU and Great Taste as the spot to publicly unveil the cover of the book and discuss the details of the project.  As soon as the URL for the book is live I'll add it to this post so you can order copies for holiday gifts.

  • Thu
    Nov 30
    3:00 pm -
    6:00 pm

Generating The Real Deal

G ManI am going to pick up exactly where I left off last time, wild and Wooly, and will proceed to boggle your mind with an amazing set of genre-hopping tunes. The underground passageways have been extended for this show. The G Man

Tina DicoDJ Andy Bargerstock features Denmark's Tina Dico (photo left) and the London female acoustic/Indie band Big Moon (photo right).  In the first hour, more tracks from Colter Wall, The Host Country, and Adrianne.  Listen closely early for rare track of Mama Cass (1963) while a member of The Big 3, a folk band in New York City.  Also, stay alert for two consecutive Beatles cover songs including Tina Dico & AM acoustic duet version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". Late in first hour, Afro Celt Sound System takes the The Big Moonstage with their own set of Celtic/WestAfrican electronic fusion music.

Highlight of second-hour Chill Zone includes two tracks from Northwest US electronic composer/DJ Emancipator from his new CD Baraiku.  Dig deeply into the marvelous playlist here.  Spread the word and mark your calendar.  Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at and click on LISTEN LIVE. It's the best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM.

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

RRSerge Gainsbourgh put out a soundtrack album called The History of Melody back in 1971, and I am playing one version of that record in its full glory during hour one of the show. It is in French, so you may not be able to catch the lyrics, but the intent- nah, you won't miss it. It is just exactly the kind of trippy thing that I dig around for constantly. Not to say that hour two is a slouch, far from it. Highlights include Richard Hawley, Golden Earring, Cold War Kids, and The Men. The playlist is up, tune in early Monday morning for some compelling tunes. Cool Breeze

G ManAll the best to everyone that has a day to take stock and enjoy the blessings of the upcoming holiday season. My show is called Mother Earth, and the playlist is up on the panel to your immediate left. If you have it on in the background while you are chillaxin', it will be a pleasant experience. Otherwise, catch the replay if you miss it today. All the blessings of the creator to you all. The G Man

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