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  • Wed
    Feb 15
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Feb 21
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

FRINGE Toast - Gotye and Civil Wars

(See link to play list below). You don't want to miss the incredible Fringe Toast experience! This week's program may be one of the best of the year! After retro tracks from Booker T (of the MGs fame) and four tracks from the famous Concert for George Harrison, we introduce several dynamic artists.  Belgian-Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Wouter De Backer, a.k.a., Gotye (pronounced "go-tea-yay") shares tracks from 2006 and 2011 never played on Fringe Toast. His musical stylizing reminds us of Sting (physical appearance too) and Peter Gabriel.  (See photo with face paint.)

The second spotlight will fall on one of the 2011 Fringe Toast Muisc Crispy Award Winners, the duo called the Civil Wars (photo).  DJ UndergroundMan has discovered three more tracks for your enjoyment.  Then, Texas-based singer Leigh Nash (formerly with Sixpence None the Richer) joins Canada's electronic group, Delerium, performing in 2007 as Fauxliage with spicey songs that will ease you pleasantly into the night. [Click on "Read more" below.]

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sia(See link to play list below). Ever since Australian singer, Sia Furler (photo), took the stage with UK electronic band, Zero 7, she has been a favorite of DJ UndergroundMan. On this program, you will hear rarely heard 2007 live recordings of three of her songs.  Austin-native, Ian Moore (photo, who performed in Fairfield a few years ago), shares two of his haunting, songs.  Eilen Jewell and Canadian Ken Ramm's band, Euphoria, return again this week with additional tracks based on appreciation expressed by listeners re last week's program.

In the second-hour Chill Session, get ready for a soothing journey through an astral plane piloted by Canadian electronic-chill band Delerium, Musicpool Wavesurfers, Argentina's Federico Aubele, Func Monkey, emancipator, and Euphoria.

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adam blessingEarly in the first hour, you will discover Fairfield's emerging Red Door Band through a 12sarah connor-minute improvisational blues jam session recorded recently.  Then, the program spotlight shifts to Southern Pennsylvania singer-songwriter, Adam Blessing (photo), with tracks from his CD, Voices, Times and Places.  Later, in the program, you will hear German singer, Sarah Connor (photo), with a song in English about "French Kissing."  New music from Eilen Jewel from her 2011 CD, Queen of the Minor Key AND Russian-American opera singer turned acoustic jazz performer, Elizaveta Khripounova, from her just released CD.

noel gallagherNoel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (photo) is the featured group this week.  This English rock band formed in 2010 plies the talents of former lead singer/guitarist from Oasis. Later in 2012, Noel will collaborate with the exotic Amorphous Julia and Angus StoneAndrogynous (a.k.a., Future Sound of London), the prolific UK electronic band.  Immediately, following the early first-hour Noel set, you will hear the Aussie brother-sister duo, Angus and Julia Stone (photo).

Harry Manx and Kevin Breit return with more great tracks from the 2011 Strictly Whatever CD.  Many favorable comments came from last week's unveiling of Snakefarm's recent CD, My Halo at Half-Light, featuring Anna Domino's vocals.  Thus, DJ UndergroundMan offers two additional songs in the second hour. And, oh the second-hour Chill Session will warm you to the bones with carefully selected electronic tracks from Sleepthief, Solimano, Sarah Fimm, Soma Sonic and Hooverphonic.  Invite you favorite paramour or friend to join in another program of the "best music you never hear!"    Click here for play list.

sarah fimmGet set for 100% "never-before-heard-on-Fringe-Toast" tracks carefully selected for you by DJ UndergroundMan (a.k.a., Andy Bargerstock). If you are new to the Fringe Toast Music Show, you will discover why everyone says, "It is the best music you never hear!"  Highlighted group is Snakefarm (photo), an American folk-alternative band with a distinctive sound featuring the snakefarmsong-writing talents and vocals of Anna Domino.  This music is sooo unique with down-tempo, trip-hop rhythms and blues-laden sonic impressions.  Look for these tracks early in the second-hour chill session.  Sarah Fimm (photo), American songwriter, who has collaborated with Peter Murphy and Delerium, helps bring us to a peak-experience late in the show.

Canadian artists contribute heavily this program including Steve Reynolds (songwriter), Nathan (alternative country band), Great Lake Swimmers (melodic folk-rock band), and Vancouver, BC acoustic blues artist and master of the Indian veena, Harry Manx and collaborator Kevin Breit.  Share this blog with your friends worldwide and invite them to join via live stream: http://kruufm.com/node

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  • Wed
    Jan 11
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jan 17
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

2011 Fringe Toast Music Crispy Awards - Wed. 01/11 at 8pm CT

tedeschi trucks(Link to play list below). DJ Underground Man reveals his first annual picks for the Fringe Toast Music CRISPY AWARDS recognizing 2011 new releases that exhibit extraordinary creativity while elevating the brain biochemistry of the listener.  Best songs nina simonewill be announced across eight genres: pop, rock, singer-songwriter, alternative-folk, blues, jazz, electronic, and film soundtracks.  Among the 24 songs recognized on this very very special program, you will hear from Tedeschi Trucks Band (photo) and Nina Simone (photo) whose post-humous Jaffe Remix of one of her songs appeared on the soundtrack to the movie, Crazy Stupid Love.

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fringe toast(see link to play list at bottom). With their new CD rising on the charts, Portland band, The Decemberists (photo), help launch the first set of this week's program. You will hear the influence of REM's Peter Buck mandolin and guitar on the track, "Down by the Water."

Frequent Fairfield visitor, Anais Mitchell, shares two tracks from her Hymns for the Exiled CD. Fairfield'sDecemberists own Jimmie Dalton contributes his down-tempo, psychedelic 7-minute, "Fungus of the Mind". As DJ Andy Bargerstock shares recent gems from the outer edges of the music scene, you will enjoy the second-hour, chill-out session featuring Cocoon, Sleepthief, OceanLab, Foxboro Hottubs, Samantha Jones, Flower Travellin' Band, Liquid Sound Company, Acetone, and Sven VanHees. (Click here for play list). Encourage friends to join us via the Internet at http://www.kruufm.com .

 

Sarah McLachlan(See play list link below). Seriously! Are you ready for a new soundtrack for the holidays? Then, you must print and pilfer the play list for this program so carefully selected for the Fringe Toast audience by DJ Andy Bargerstock (a.k.a., UndergroundMan).  You will discover more than 30 tracks of some of theerin bode best music you will want to hear all year long. Among the beautiful voices and faces: Sara McLachlan (photo left) and Erin Bode (photo right). Some songs are new interpretations of classic tunes like Magic Sound Fabric's "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and other pieces are totally new compositions such as the three contributions by the Ypsilanti, Michigan Indie band, Lightning Love, that come from annual holiday collections by SuburbanSprawlMusic.

For those who especially enjoy the Chillout Session during the second hour of Fringe Toast, you will not be disappointed due to the musical talents of groups such as Rainman, Moodchill, From the Future, Blondfire, and the BareNaked Ladies. Do yourself a favor and mark your calendar for this very special musical program.  Click here for play list.  Invite friends to join via live streaming at http://kruufm.com/

  • Wed
    Dec 14
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Dec 20
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Robbie Robertson & Snow Patrol

(Link to play list below). Sleek Seattle band, Jupe Jupe, leads off with "Suspicion" from their 2011 CD. Founding member of The Band, Robbie Robertson (photo), and contemporary UK alternative band, Snow Patrol (photo) kick off this week's program with select cuts chosen especially for the Fringe Toast audience by DJ UndergroundMan: Amsnow patroly Winehouse from her post-humous robbie robertsonCD release and a live version of "Melissa" from the Allman Brothers.

In the second hour designed to chill your soul, you will hear choice audio tracks from Younger Brother, Conjure One, Violet Indiana, Victor Wooten, Wax Poetic, Villa Black and J. Ralph.  Oh, there will be some surprises by the most unexpected artists including Waylon Jennings and Billie Holiday. Discover why people say that "Fringe Toast is the best music you never hear!"  But, of course, you do hear it, if you listen to KRUU-FM with live streaming at http://kruufm.com/ from anywhere in the world.  Mark your calendar and spread the word.

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  • Wed
    Dec 07
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Dec 13
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Ivy & Younger Brother - Wed., 12/7/11 at 8pm CT

ivy(Link to play list below). From the "Edge of the Ocean", Ivy (photo) takes us up to supersonic heights sustained by UK electro-acoustic duo, Younger Brother (album cover).  Other bands contributing new tracks to this week's swoon Chill Session include Gram Rabbit, Conjure One, Enigma, and OceanLab.younger brother  First-time performers to the FT lineup:  Lightning Love, Trent Dabbs, Andrew Belle, DJ Son, and Noiseshaper.  You don't want to miss this extraordinary event. Mark your calendar and invite friends worldwide to join via live stream at http://kruufm.com/

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