This is the program to hear the very best of 2016 musical discoveries by DJ Andy Bargerstock (photo left) from rising artists who don't get mainstream music attention. You will delight in the endorphin-rich 30 tracks from artists highlighted on Fringe Toast Music such as Iceland's Kaleo, Canada's Elephant Stone, Denmark's Agnes Obel, France's Mome, Scotland's Steve Mason, Ireland's Lisa Hannigan, and Fairfield's Society of Broken Souls. Click here for playlist. Read DJ Andy's comments about these artists from the February issue of Iowa Source magazine's Fringe Toast Crispy Awards article.
The second-hour Chill Session will deliver the expected swoon to settle into the evening that will feature Christine & the Queens, Elephant Revival, Justin Johnson, Zayde Wolf with Ruelle, and Adia Victoria. Turn the lights down low and let the waves consume you. It's the best music you never hear!
Music to make you think and dance.
Tonight is the StevieMix Dance show's annual Valentine's show where all the songs mixed are about love. Dance with your sweetheart and enjoy!
Tonight StevieMix will also be interviewing Patrycja Altynska who has started Morning Glory, a monring rave event imported from London where you start your day off dancing.
StevieMix will be spinning live at the next Morning Glory event with DJ Cafunes at Monring Star Studio this Wedneseday Feb 15, 2017 from 6:30AM to 10AM.
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This week on the Filmosophers movies talk: John Wick: Chapter 2 - Yes. The sequel "doubles down on the non-stop, thrillingly choreographed action that made its predecessor so much fun." The Lego Batman Movie - Yes "The not-so-Dark Knight returns in the joyously bonkers The Lego Batman Movie, and he's not only the hero we need right now but also the one we deserve..." A United Kingdom - Yes "The opening title "Based on a true story" can cover a multitude of movie sins, but in "A United Kingdom," it unlocks the door to a romantic drama that grows more remarkable by the minute." Kedi - Yes "The artful shots of Istanbul and moving observations from the locals elevate this cat homage into an intimate portrait of a multicultural metropolis and its take on our relationship with animals." The Eagle Huntress - Yes "Stunning documentary set in mountainous western Mongolia about 13-year-old Aisholpan Nurgaiv, determined to push past generations of male-dominated tradition to become an eagle hunter." The Confirmation - Yes "Led by the terrific performances of Clive Owen and the continuously impressive Jaden Lieberher, The Confirmation is a father-son story of high emotional and spiritual value." That and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions.
LOW LILY will be performing at Cafe Paradiso on Monday, February 13th at 8pm.
The string and vocal trio Low Lily explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary.
Low Lily’s new self-titled album brings their influences together in a collection of six songs which includes original and traditional material on three voices, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, double bass, and trombones. Additional musicians include Corey DiMario (double bass) and Fred Simmons (trombones). The album’s first track, “House Carpenter”, debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ charts– the band’s second #1 song.
And when I say the first part of the best of 2016, I mean the best of what I bought last year. There are two parts, which means six hours of songs. This is basically A through H in the alphabet. So some great stuff coming from the likes of A.A. Bondy, Leon Bridges, Bob Moses, The Claypool Lennon Delerium, David Crosby, Dr. Dog, Howe Gelb, Shakey Graves, Horseback, and thirty other artists. I also have three songs from Steve Gunn and three from The Deviants. Yes, I am still buying music from 1967, on, and why not? Extending the underground passageways for you, I remain, The G Man.
Many new tracks never before played on Fringe Toast Music including featured female vocalists Valerie Sajdik (photo left of Austrian electronica band Saint Privat) and linguist Lottie Child (photo right below associated with UK's Spiral System). New artists with first-time FT performances include Maya Jane Coles, Brothers Behind the Light, Mandrillus Sphynx, Wrabel, and Howie Gelb. This program takes the listener all over the globe geographically while spanning the following genres: folk, alternative, singer-songwriter, blues, country, dance, electronic, world and rock.
The second-hour Chill Zone will take you down easy through the electronic swoon of Spiral System, Emancipator, Thievery Corporation, Nadaka, and London Grammar. Turn the lights down low and let it flow.... Click here for playlist!
SPECIAL NOTE: Mark your calendar for DJ Andy Bargerstock's 2016 Crispy Awards next week on Wednesday, Feb 15 and Saturday, Feb. 18 that will showcase his favorite new releases from off-the-beaten-path rising artists. Read the Crispy Awards column from February issue of Iowa Source Magazine for details.