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Mandolin OrangeDJ Andy Bargerstock creates another original live program with 100% tracks never ever played before on Fringe Toast Music ®.   New artists on this program include Matisyahu, Chris Joss, Somerville & Wilson, Mandolin Orange (photo left), Nadia Ali (photo right below) & PANG!, RY X, and Madrugada.  Mandolin Orange is based in Chapel Hill, NC featuring songwriter Andrew Marlin and violinist- vocalist Emily Frantz. The other spotlighted artist, Nadi Ali, is a Nadia AliPakistani-American singer.

Twin spins come from recently introduced albums from artists The Argument, Steve Mason, Diane Birch, Kaleo and TJ Rehmi

In the second-hour CHILL ZONE, you will be swept away by an array of international artists who enjoy creating positive brain chemistry in listeners. 

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Get ahead of the mainstream and enjoy DJ Andy's music reviews published in the Iowa Source Magazine the first week of each month. 

Pink FloydAt Last!  Pink Floyd Early Years CD has been released including previously unreleased tracks of early versions of PF songs.  DJ Andy B plays several tracks in the second-hour along with more exotic new tracks from Enigma, Emancipator, and Manesh DeMoor to elevate the endorphin-producing swoon.

In the first-hour, the spotlight shines on John Paul White (formerly of The Civil Wars who played recently in Iowa City), singer Ruelle, and Sting with track "50,000" from his new CD.  Other first-timers to Fringe Toast include The Argument, Xylonius White, Zayde Wolf, Diane Birch and Dyan.

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Jackson BrowneThe show opens with twin-spin honoring the late Leonard Cohen. Then, DJ Andy Bargerstock offers multiple rare tracks from four artists: legendary singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, SF Bay Area guitarist and band leader Will Bernard (photo right below), American musician/guitarist and producer Doyle Bramhall II, and new music from Michael Cretu's project Enigma.  Special highlights in the first hour scene come from Jason Isbell, Robbie Williams, and Death Cab for Cutie.

The spotlight during the second-hour Chill Zone shines on the exotic music of Germany's Opera to Relax, a personal favorite of your host.  Producer/composer Emancipator stands in with "Oasis" from his recent CD Seven SeasWill Bernard

Matt Pond and Bon Iver also share the soundstage for Fringe Toast Music, where we play the best music you never hear.... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM. 

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Read Andy Bargerstock's music review on singer-songwriter Aoife O'Donovan in the November 2016 issue of Iowa Source Magazine. 

Ray LaMontagneDJ Andy Bargerstock shines the spotlight on singer-songwriters Ray LaMontagne (photo left) and Valerie June (photo right) highlighting Ray's 2016 CD Ouroboros and a sneak peak preview track from Valerie's forthcoming CD The Order of Time in early 2017.  Other first hour contributors include never-played-before FT tracks Sarah Jarosz, Shook Twins, Agnes Obel, Adia Victoria and Harry Manx with Kevin Breit.

In the second-hour Chill Session, long-time collaborators Brian Eno (UK) and Valerie JuneGeoffrey Oryema (Uganda) share from their solo albums. Hungarian jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo offers remastered tracks from his Dreams CD (originally recorded 1968).  Listen carefully for strangely wonderful and funny spoken word by Ken Nordine, and, a special live version of "Come See What Love Has Done" by Seal.

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Agnes Obel(See link to playlist below). This week's program begins with vintage track "Sign Your Name" from Sananda Maitreya (photo below; formerly known as Terence Trent D'Arby).  All tracks are new to the Fringe Toast library including singer-songwriter Agnes Obel (photo left) with tracks from her new CD. Twin-spins come from Adia Victoria (read review by DJ AB here), River Whyless, and the band Phosphorescent.  Rounding out the first hour are recently introduced artists: Christine and the Queens, Half Moon Run, Horseback, and Britta Sananda MaitreyaPhillips.

In the second-hour Chill Zone, DJ Andy Bargerstock unveils new tracks from Bonobo, Mogwai, Trent Reznor, Parov Stelar and Owl City.   Invite friends to join the live stream at 

Enjoy Dr. B's monthly music reviews in the Iowa Source Magazine. To scan article titles and read details, go to: Iowa Source

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Get caught up on the life work and music of SANANDA MAITREYA by visiting his website. Click here.




KaleidaDJ Andy Bargerstock lays down Part 2 of his best discoveries of new music from "off the beaten path" over the past 12 months.  In the first hour, the music genres cut across Alternative, Rock and Singer-songwriters.  The spotlight shines especially on these artists: James Vincent McMorrow, of Montreal (photo right), No Wyld, Glass Animals, Adia Victoria, Sia Furler and Tedeshi Trucks Band.  

In the second-hour CHILL SESSION the theme shifts to electro-acoustic styles htat produce positive brain wave chemistry. You will ride the endorphin train led by international artists including Sarah Jarosz, Mozez, Jasmin Thompson, Honeyroot, Band of Horses, Above & Beyond, Phosphorescent, Desert Dwellers, The Human Experience, and Emancipator.of Montreal

Major spotlight shines on Fringe Toast Music's 2016 Best New Group Award: Kaleida (photo above left), the female duo consisting of vocalist Christina Wood (in pink) and keyboard virtuoso Cicely Goulder.

Cherish this playlistEnjoy DJ Andy B's music reviews every month in the Iowa Source.  Spread the word to friends worldwide to join the live stream every Wednesday at

Adia VictoriaHear what's been kicking around in the head of DJ Andy Bargerstock during the past year.  Yes, this is year 10 of Fringe Toast Music!  On this Wednesday (10/5) and also on Wednesday, October 12, you will hear the very best tracks discovered in the past 50 weeks by our DJ.  Click here for playlist.

First hour will highlight singer-songwriters including The Wooden Birds, Moon Jake BuggTaxi, Amos Lee, Erykah Badu, Lina, Adia Victoria (photo left), Jake Bugg (photo right) and Laura Marling with Johnny Flynn

Second-hour Chill Zone drops in with marvelous electro-acoustic tracks from Stick Figure, Stupead, Rocket Empire, Bob Moses, Hot Steppa, Parov Stelar, Stavroz, and Japanese Wallpaper.   Oh, this will be so good; you don't want to miss it!

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Wooden BirdsDJ Andy Bargerstock returns with another original LIVE program with music from off the beaten path... nearly 100% tracks never played before on Fringe Toast.  First hour features alternative bands and singer-songwriters including Wooden Birds (photo left) and Gregory Alan Isakov (photo right).  Others gracing the stage in first half include bluesmaster Gary Moore, cigarbox guitar wizard Justin Johnson, former Pink Floyd lead man David Gilmour with new music.gregory alan isakov

The second-hour Chill Session features the exotic new project called The Normalities which is described as dance music stepping-out with some very interesting twists and shouts. Virtually no info on this new discovery. Electro-acoustic contributions come from Bonobo, Chris Zippel, and Hot Steppa

Click here for playlist.  Stay tuned to upcoming 10th Annual Best of Fringe Toast shows coming in early October.  Really... the best music you never hear unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast.  Invite friends to join the live stream.

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DJ Andy Bargerstock shines the spotlight on 2016 albums from experimental, electronic, psychedelic band named Of Montreal (photo top) with lead man Kevin Barnes and Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan (photo right). Nearly 100% new music never played before on Fringe Toast with first-timers that include No Wyld,lisa hannigan Dr. Wu, Adia Victoria, The Normalities, The Free Association, and Electronic Swing Orchestra.

Oh yes, the second hour Chill Zone music will transport you to interstellar regions where brain chemistry is brewed to produce alpha waves. Turn the lights down low and let the waves break over you in delight.

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Buffy St MarieDJ Andy Bargerstock takes us on a journey to the early 1970s (when he was doing college radio in Pennsylvania).  You will hear what Fringe Toast Music program might have sounded like in 1971 with reflections on tracks from '67-'71. You will hear exotic, rarely heard and sometimes forgotten tracks from way, way off the beaten path.  The spotlight shines on the entire playlist (click here) but with special kudos to Native American singer Buffy St. Marie (left) and the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band (album cover rigWest Coast Pop Art Exp Bandht). Buffy sings the haunting "Codine" telling the evils of drug addiction. WCPAEB drifts in with beautifully crafted "The Smell of Incense".

Imagine the list of bands in the Underground Music scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the era that some say was the most creative period in Western music history. In the second-hour CHill Session, your ears will delight with beautiful and surreal tracks from artists like Rodriguez, Paul Siebel, Sweetwater, Quill, Harvey Mandel, Blodwyn Pig, HP Lovecraft, and Tonto's Expanding Head Band.

Tune in early to get the front row seat and spread the word to friends to join the live stream. You do not want to miss this treat!