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Elephant Revival(Playlist link below). Colorado folk-indie band Elephant Revival (photo left) anchors the first hour with DJ Andy Bargerstocks favorite tracks. The New York Times described the Indianapolis-based sister duo Lily & Madeleine (photo below right) as producing folk music with a "vocal blend, deep and seamless and relaxed."  Listen closely for tracks from their new CD (Fumes) in the second hour.

More good tracks never played before on FT from Fat Freddy's Drop (New Zealand), Rosi Golan (Israel), Peter Bradley Lily & MadeleineAdams (Alabama), The Wallflowers (LA), Missy Higgins (Australia), and Jose Gonzalez (Sweden) .... and let's not forget Worldwide Groove Corporation (Nashville downtempo electronic male/female duo) whose 8-minute track "Chillodesiac Fevertini Mix" will lead us to sleepytime as last song of the evening.

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  • Wed
    Mar 04
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Mar 10
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fringe Toast - IBEYI & HANNAH REID - Wed., 3/4 at 8pm CT

Ibeyi(See playlist link below). LIVE 100% new tracks never played before on Fringe Toast by DJ Andy Bargerstock.   In typical style, we play double or triple tracks of spotlighted artists so you can appreciate the range of their creative expressions.  Spotlights shine on the French-Cuban twins Ibeyi (photo left) and lead singer of London Grammar, Hannah Reid (photo right). Their voices are as beautiful as their images!  Additional twin-spins from Laura Veirs (Northwest US), Plumb (UK), and Bliss (UK) featuring Sophie Barker.

Hannah Reid

The second-hour Chill Session is accentuated by Canadian acoustic-blues veena master, Harry Manx with pieces from his 2015 CD 20 Strings and the Truth. FT first-timers include M83, Colin L Orchestra, Sam Sure, Lia Ices, The Donkeys, and P.M.F.M.  This is a perfect program to introduce your friends worldwide to Fringe Toast by listening to the live stream available at showtime at


Watch closely for next week's Iowa Source Magazine article by Andy B on the upcoming Shook Twins concert in Davenport, IA for April 16, 2015.

  • Wed
    Feb 25
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Mar 03
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Fringe Toast - DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS Wed., 2/25 at 8pm CT

Drew and Ellie Holcomb(Link to playlist below). After the opening post-concert report on Dave Mason's performance at Englert Theater, the spotlight shines on Tennessee musicians including husband and wife team Drew and Ellie Holcomb (photo left) and Nashville songwriter Angel Snow (photo right).  100% tracks on this program except one are new to the Fringe Toast library.  Other shining contributors in the first hour: Dead Can Dance, A Fine Frenzy, and Angel SnowBattleme & The Forest Rangers.

The second hour Chill Session swirls with the unusually beautiful down-tempo electro-acoustic music that provides this program's signature brain-soothing balm.  This week the featured performers include The Punch Brothers, Los Reyes de la Milanga, Magic Sound Fabric, Hiatus, and Ibiphonic.

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Nancy NevinsIn this special dueling turntables collaboration with DJ Gary Garles of Centripetal Sounds, program host Andy Bargerstock and G-man offer rarely heard obscure music tracks from the Underground Music scene from 1967-72.  Discover what fringe music from this era sounded like.  Contributing bands include Mountain Bus, Keef Hartley Band, McKendree Spring (album cover), Savoy Brown, Listening, Jack Traylor, Dewey Martin, Paul Siebel, HP Lovecraft, McDonald & Giles, and Sweetwater.

For 30 years, DJ Andy had a copy of an unknown McKendree Spring album coverpiece of music from the era that was identified correctly as "Crystal Spider" by Sweetwater, the first band to perform the 1969 Woodstock Festival after the opening salvo by solo artist Richie Havens.  "Crystal Spider" sounds very much like Jefferson Airplane including Grace-Slick-like vocals by Nancy Nevins (photo left). 

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Nico and VinzDJ Andy Bargerstock unveils his picks for best new releases for 2014 that were played on Fringe Toast during the year.  Read more on this list of artists from Fringe Toast music column published by Iowa Source magazine in early February. Click here for article. New duo from Norway, Nico & Vinz (photo), leads off the program with "Am I Wrong."  In the first hour you will also hear the delightful harmonies of the Swedish sister act, First Aid Kit, with track "My Silver Lining" and Aussie singer Missy Higgins (photo). Note three local Fairfield musicians who made missy higginsthe list: Robert Reeder, Mr. Nasti, and James Dean Claitor.

The second hour Chill Session offers the very best of down-tempo chill-out music featuring various international artists including UK's Zero 7, Australia's Luluc, Mali's Tinariwen, Iceland's Asgeir, and Canada's RezonateClick here for play list. Get caught up on what has been kicking around in the brain of DJ Andy. Invite friends to join the live stream at

dave masonAs a preview for the Feb. 8th Dave Mason (photo) concert at the Englert Theater in Iowa City, DJ Andy Bargerstock launches this program with 4 favorite tracks including one of the best guitar solos ever on "Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave."  For more facts about Mason, read DJ Andy's article in December 2014 issue of Iowa Source magazine (click here).   Then, get prepared for 2 tracks from the new CD by the contemporary alternative US band, The Decemberists. Other contributors in the first hour include Family of the Year, Amy Stroup (photo), amy stroupCat Power, and acoustic guitar virtuoso Daniel Higgs.

In the second-hour Chill Zone, welcome FT newcomers Tycho, Stateless, G-Spliff, Jes, and M83, each with their own unique flavors of downtempo ambient chill.  New tracks from self-taught electronic music composer Magic Sound Fabric, a.k.a., Cameron Limbrick.  Dip into the ethereal swoon on Fringe Toast Music.  Invite friends to join the live stream at  Click here for playlist.   The best place to discover new music!

Agnes Obel(See URL to playlist below). After an opening set of cover songs honoring THE DOORS, DJ Andy shares another live program with 100% new tracks.  Singer-songwriter spotlights shine on Danish artist Agnes Obel and LA based duo Sweet Talk Radio who we hope will return to Fairfield for performance in 2015. The Electric Peanut Butter Company, offers retro psychedelic music from the 2013 CD, Trans-Atlantic Psych Classics Vol.2.Putumayo Yoga Lounge

In the second-hour Chill Session, you will hear international musicians assembled for the 2014 CD Putumayo Yoga Lounge: All India Radio, Jai Uttal, Maneesh DeMoor, and Stevin McNamara. Other soothing contributors include Banzai Republic, Rocket Empire and Kyau vs. Albert.

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  • Wed
    Jan 21
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jan 27
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Fringe Toast - LIVE 100% New Tracks on Wed., 1/21 at 8pm

Muhl & Lennon(See link to playlist below). DJ Andy Bargerstock returns to Iowa with two hours of music never before played on Fringe Toast featuring exotic internationally influenced groups including first-timers like Fous de la Mer (France), Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (Kemp Muhl & Sean Lennon photo left), Pimps of Joytime (soul band from New Orleans), Beta Radio (North Carolina folk, indie, Americana group), Lo-fang (France), Stick Figure (US roots, reggae dub band), and Jamie O'Hara (American sounding like Chris Isaak).Fat Freddy's Drop

Second-hour Chill Session brings the typical ethereal charm anchored by the closing 21-minute track "Runnin" from New Zealand down-tempo jazz/reggae fusion band named Fat Freddy's Drop (photo). 

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Crooked Still(Link to play list below). Underground Classic of the Week comes from Shawn Phillips with "The Ballad of Casy Deiss" from 1972.  Featured spotlight shines on new music from Aoife O'Donovan from her solo 2013 CD release and a track with her band, Crooked Still, innovative progressive blue grass band from Boston.  More acoustic tracks from The Milk Carton Kids whose style reminds us of early Simon & Garfunkel with a dash of the Everly Brothers. Among the new artists to Fringe Toast Music on this week's lineup: Freedy Johnston, Kansas songwriter with themes about troubled loners, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Florida alternative band, and smooth American jazz guitarist, Chieli Minucci.

Click here for play list.  Spread the word to friends worldwide to join the live stream at http//: www.kruufm.comDiscover why people say that Fringe Toast Music offers the best music you never hear! Program originally aired 6/26/2013.

Skunk(See link to play list below). Fairfield's own Skunk River Medicine Show (photo left) and Georgia's blues/jazz singer Lizz Wright (photo right) are the featuredLizz Wright artists on this week's Fringe Toast radio show.  Morgan and Foster delivered an outstanding CD release performance locally this past weekend.  You will hear tracks "Sliding Delta" and "Cypress Grove Blues," renamed by DJ Andy Bargerstock as "Cypress Grooveyard" due to Morgan's master banjo reverb and Foster's inspired bass lines. Sultry Lizz Wright shares three tracks from her 2005 CD, Dreaming Wide Awake, including covers of Neil Young's "Old Man" and The Youngblood's "Get Together".

Dion (yes, of the Belmonts fame) offers "Devil Got My Woman" from his tribute CD, Son of Skip James. Other first timers on Fringe Toast include Giles, Christine Day, Chris Thomas King, Bass-o-Matic, Bill Frisell, Lisa Moskow & Robert Rich. So many new tracks discovered this week. The best music you never hear! Click here for play list. Program originally aired 12/22/2010.

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