program preview

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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a a bondy(See link to play list below). Highlight of the show is the interview with sample tracks from Sweet Talk Radio as a preview of their upcoming Cafe Paradiso performance on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8pm. Additionally, DJ Andy B presents several new-to-FT artists: Mieka Pauley (Harvard educated songwriter - see photo right), A.A. Bondy (songwriter from TV's Friday Night Lights soundtrack - photo), Jon Gomm (incredible rhythm acoustic guitarist), Chuck mieka pauleyPyle (Iowan known as "Zen Cowboy), Nadaka (Vedic swoon), and Younger Brother (UK electronic duo) along with some crazy good 2010 tracks from Joshua Tree, CA band, Gram Rabbit and Jem.

In the legendary second-hour Chill Session, you will learn about Bluetech & Katrina Blackstone with tracks from their 2010 CD, Love Songs to the Source.

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  • Wed
    Nov 23
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Nov 29
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - PREVIEW: Sweet Talk Radio - Wed., 11/23 at 8pm CT

sweet talk radio(See link to play list below). On December 1 at Cafe Paradiso, the songwriting duo known as Sweet Talk Radio (photo: Kathrin Shorr & Tim Burlingame) returns to share their magical musical talents.  DJ Andy B indicates that STR was his favorite live performance of 2010 at the Cafe.  On this program, you will hear a angie mattsonfour-song set that demonstrates their mastery including a great cover of the Carole King classic, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow."

Continuing with his passions for double-plays, DJ UndergroundMan begins the program with twin-spins from Guster and from the French band, Tarmac.  Later, blues master John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat offer tracks from 1971 LP collaboration, Hooker and Heat.  First-time performers on Fringe Toast include Driftwood Fire, Angie Mattson (photo), Angus & Julia Stone, Craig Pruess, and Jane Winther. The second hour chill session will twist through female singer-songwriters into new electronic tracks from Magic Sound Fabric and conclude with a 30-minute swirl of East Indian influenced treasures.

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  • Wed
    Nov 16
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Nov 22
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Best Obscure Electronic Music 1967-2011

american metaphysical circusFor the past five years, DJ UndergroundMan (Andy Bargerstock) has been planning how best to reveal his secretive collection of rarely heard electronic music tracks. The curtain is removed! Early in the program, you will hear some of the true pioneers of rock electronica during the period 1967-1975:  Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies (photo of American Metaphysical Circus LP cover), Tonto's Expanding Head Band, H.P. Lovecraft, and Hawkwind (LP cover photo).  Then, you will hear from those who transitioned the art to the next level: William Orbit, Human, and Witchcraft

In the second hour, through DJ Andy's delicate mix, you will discover why this pastCameron Akhunaton decade deserves the label as the Golden Age of Ambient Electronic Music.  So, you think you know the scene?  Have you heard the music of Mind Soup, Echophlekz, FC Kahuna, E.L.O.W., Velours Perfect, Zero One, Magic Sound Fabric, a.k.a., Cameron Akhunaton(photo right) ....You should know these masters!  Prepare the evening appropriately.  Invite a dear friend.  Turn the lights down low.  Prepare to be transported to another realm! "I think the sun is my home."

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