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frampton(See playlist link below) After opening piece "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon, legendary guitarist Peter Frampton (photo left) offers his fabulous cover of George Harrison's mazzy"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" recorded in 2003. Sublime interpretation! As the night unfolds in delicious spendor, your ears will delight with aural flavors from Lisa Hannigan, Mazzy Star featuring Hope Sandoval (photo right), Hem, Madeleine Peyroux, and Marc Cohn. You will hear new tracks from LA-based singer-songwriter simply known as AM. Natalie Merchant will take the stage in the second hour with tracks from her 1998 Ophelia CD. Along the way, alternative indie bands share their scintillating creativity. DJ Andy B's favorite band Germany's Opera to Relax offer their downtempo, exotic recipe of music that defies genre labeling.

Encourage friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com and do yourself a favor by printing program playlist.  Program originally aired 12/16/09.

pink floyd(Link to playlist below).  It has been 20 years since Pink Floyd released an album.  With great delight DJ Andy Bargerstock plays ambient, blues-tinged tracks from Floyd's newly released Endless River CD, a tribute to Richard Wright, keyboard player (left on group photo) who passed away in 2008.  Except for one track, the entire album is a collection of Floydian astral travel music. Stylistically, the music is consistent with signature PK genre characterized by mellifluous keyboards, jazz-resonating drums, ethereal vocals, and distinctive David Gilmour lead guitar (photo below).David Gilmour

Then, prepare for a splendid ethereal brain massage with specially mixed and edited PF classics from the rare side such as the classically collaborated near-symphonic "Atom Heart Mother Suite" (19 min.), epic "Echoes" (17 min.), film soundtrack composition "Cirrus Minor", and acoustic track "Grantchester Meadows".  Many won't know these tracks but will be happy for the introduction and especially the carefully re-mixed versions by DJ Andy.    

The final 30 minutes of the program displays new electro-acoustic music from Cat Stevens (a.k.a., Yusef), Phil Mison, Still Parade, Alt-J, Flight Facilities, and Drift. Oh, you definitely don't want to miss this one!  Mark your calendar and invite friends to join the live stream.   Click here for playlist.

Katey Sagal(Playlist link below). DJ Andy Bargerstock broadcasts LIVE on this program postponed from last week. We begin with five songs from the TV series Sons of Anarchy featuring beautifully gritty performances from Battleme, Paul Brady, White Buffalo, and Katey Sagal (photo left) who also plays a character in the series. Listen for her song with house band from Charming, CA, The Forest Rangers.  More new tracks from recently featured artists including LA singer-songwriter Meiko, and UK bands Alt-J and Smoke Fairies.   First timers to Fringe Toast include Kat Edmonson (photo below), Neulore, Kat EdmonsonGideon Grove, and duo Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer who will play at Cafe Paradiso in Fairfield, IA on November 29, 2014.

The second-hour international Chill Session offers more fine ambient electro-acoustic tracks from La Hell Gang (Chile), Laid Back (Denmark), UK’s Phil Mison (a.k.a., Cantoma), Deep Dive Corp. (Germany), Ásgeir  (Iceland), Krono (France), and the amazingly duo Tosca (Austria).

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Kat Edmonson(This program postponed to Nov. 12th due to technical problems). This live 100% new tracks program with DJ Andy Bargerstock begins with 5 songs from the TV series Sons of Anarchy featuring beautifully gritty performances from Battleme, Paul Brady, White Buffalo, Katey Sagal with most artists collaborating with the show’s house band from Charming, CA, i.e., The Forest Rangers.  More new tracks from recently featured artists including LA singer-songwriter Meiko, and UK bands Alt-J and Smoke Fairies.   First timers to Fringe Toast include Kat Edmonson (photo), Neulore, Gideon Grove, and duo Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer (photo below) who will play at Cafe Paradiso in Fairfield, IA on November 29, 2014.

The second-hour international Chill Session offers more fine ambient electro-acoustic McGraw and Fertracks from La Hell Gang (Chile), Laid Back (Denmark), UK’s Phil Mison (a.k.a., Cantoma), Deep Dive Corp. (Germany), Ásgeir  (Iceland), Krono (France), and the amazingly duo Tosca (Austria).

Click here for playlist.  Invite friends worldwide to share the live stream every Wednesday at 8pm CT.  Fringe Toast offers the best music you never hear!

 

Laid Back(See playlist link below). At the urging of East Coast listeners, we reverse the hourly formats on this program with the Chill Session in the first hour and singer-songwriters and Alternative musicians in the second.  LA electronica duo Poolside leads off the program with what they call "daytime disco" but don't be fooled by "disco" because you'll be dancing in very contemporary ways.  Producing music since late 1980s, the Danish duo Laid Back (album cover) offers two tracks of intriguing electronica from 2013 CD Uptimistic. Others contributing their talents include Phil Mison, Deep Dive Corp., and Tosca.

Spotlight on the second hour features English missy higginsfolk duo Smoke Fairies, quirky English band alt-J, and Aussie beauty Missy Higgins (photo) with tracks from her CD Oz.  Listen closely for English folk-ballad set with Nick Drake, Alexi Murdoch, and late '60s legendary band Pentangle lead by Bert Jansch and John Renbourn.

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Xavier Rudd(See link to playlist below). Another LIVE 100% first-time Fringe Toast music program with DJ Andy Bargerstock. The spotlight shines on Australian multi-instrumentalist and environmental songwriter, Xavier Rudd (photo), and 24-year-young UK folk-singer Laura Marling (photo). New music from up-and-coming artists including Mirel Wagner, Luluc, and St. Paul & the Broken Bones.  Twin-spins in first hour from Death Cab for Cutie, Jesse Stern and Ed Sheeran.

The second-hour Chill Session features two ambient electronic alpha wave Laura Marlinggenerators: Amaya and AURAH.  Listen closely for a 2-minute spoken word recording of an elderly Native American lamenting that "Legend Days Are Over" originally released on Beaver & Krause LP in 1970. LA-based singer Meiko offers lyrical insights on why some girls do "Bad Things" from her recent CD release Dear You.  So many more splendid delights in store for your ears from Fringe Toast, your secret source of great music.   

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Nico and Vinz(See link to playlist below). After opening with the rising Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz (photo) in the opening set, prepare for the music and interview of Fairfield-based Nicholas Naioti (photo right below) from his new CD release Truth Sound.  This program of nearly 100% newly discovered tracks from DJ Andy Bargerstock features artists from around the globe: Hungarian music collective Istvan Sky Kék Égto, IcelandMr Nastiic singer-songwriter Ásgeir, UK's electronica group Zero 7, Australia's RÜFÜS DU SOL, Belgian singer Stromae, and Vancouver's veena master Harry ManxOther Fringe Toast first-timers include Liam Bailey, Ryan Bingham, and The Afghan Whigs.

Click here for playlist.   Invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.  Discover why Fringe Toast is an prime source of new music.

Read DJ review of Rising Appalachia and Astronauts at: http://www.iowasource.com/fringe/2014_10.html

  • Wed
    Oct 08
    7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Mon
    Oct 13
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am

Part 2: 8th Annual Best of Fringe Toast - Wed., 10/8 8pm CT

Seabear(See link to playlist below). Discover what's been kicking around in DJ Andy Bargerstock's brain when he reveals the second batch of choice music tracks discovered during the previous year.

Various international musicians contribute to the 28-song fun including Iceland's folk-indie band Seabear (photo with lead singer Soley on right) and Mexico's brother-sister duo Rodrigo y Gabriela (photo) with their spirited acoustic guitar flourishes.  Thank goodness somebody discovered them playing on the streets of Rodrigo y GabrielaIreland.  Listen closely for Fairfield's own Robert Reeder with "Walking Shoes" from his first CD, the up-and-coming Swedish-West African singer Seinabo Sey, Maili's exotic desert band Tinariwen, Germany's electronic wonder Emou, Scotland's singer-songwriter Steve Mason and Nashville's Angel Snow with her charming vocals.

Click here for playlist of part 2 of 8th Annual Best of Fringe Toast. Discover why people say Fringe Toast is the best place to find new music ... some say better than Pandora!   Encourage friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com. Check out Andy B's latest music review of English band Astronauts and New Orleans sister duo Rising Appalachia published in the October issue of Iowa Source magazine.

  • Wed
    Oct 01
    7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Mon
    Oct 06
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am

8th Annual BEST of FRINGE TOAST - Wed., 10/1 at 8pm CT

London GrammarDJ Andy Bargerstock celebrates his 8th year providing Fringe Toast Music to listeners of KRUU-FM at 100.1 FM in Fairfield, Iowa and online at www.kruufm.com.   Two programs offer Andy's favorite newly discovered tracks from the previous 50 weeks on October 1 and October 8.    Spotlights shine this week on 28 songs including marvelous music from two UK bands (photos), London Grammar with Hannah Reid and Alt-j, the quirkly foursome that recently Alt-Jreleased new CD titled This is All Yours.

Do yourself a favor and print this epic playlist. Mark your calendar to listen to both this show and part 2 on next week's program.   

DISCOVER WHY SO MANY SAY THAT Fringe Toast is their best source of new music!

fringe toast(Link to play list at bottom). ... Another excursion into DJ Andy Bargerstock's world music selections revealed in this program through a 4X3 matrix (four bands each playing three tracks). Smoke Fairies (photo) is a UK female duo that blends American blues and English folk ballads in splendid compositionsmoke fairiess. Aidan Hawken with his former band, Highwater Rising, takes the lead on tracks from their 2003 CD, The In Between. The Woods is an LA-based trio featuring the singing and songwriting talents of Brad Cohen. Swedish electronica brother-duo, Velours Perfect, proves why their 2006 CD is rightly titled, King Size Brothers. Other FT first-timers on this week's show include film composer Paul Leonard-Morgan, North Carolina instrumental band Songs of Water, Ror-Shak featuring Iowa's own Julee Cruise, and Maui's Eric Stroeve.  Play list. Program aired originally 4/20/11.

MARK your calendar for Oct 1 and Oct. 8, 2014 to hear DJ Andy's 8th ANNUAL BEST of FRINGE TOAST shows.

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