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Prepare yourself for the most divine experience of the year, i.e., DJ UndergroundMan's Fringe Toast Music Show on Wednesday, November 16 from 8-10pm Central Time when you will hear the most incredible and virtually never heard before music from his subterranean collection.  You will hear his favorite picks of electronic music from 1968 to the present.  Imagine listening to these super obscure groups: Joe Byrd & the Field Hippies, H.P. Lovecraft, Strange Advance, Hawkwind, Zero One, Human, Mind Soup, Echophlez, Magic Sound Fabric, E.L.O.W., and Witchcraft. You don't want to miss this spectacular event.  Mark your calendar.  Invite friends to join you.  Somehow, you will find yourself changed forever!  Live stream at http://kruufm.com/

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jenny and johnny(See play list link below). After the awesome opening BLUES SET featuring Guy Davis, Mark Knopfler, Peter Green, Miller Anderson and Tom Petty & Heartbreakers, you will enjoy the talents of Sam Bush (photo) and his band that played Ottumwa's BridgeView Center last week where they delighted the audience with long sam bushimprovisational sections like extended version of "Junior Heywood" played on this program. Then, the American duo, Jenny & Johnny (photo) consisting of Jenny Lewis (former lead vocalist of Rilo Kiley) and Johnathon Rice, take centerstage and reveal why they are rising in the charts.  Special Treats this week: (a) rare 1970s pieces back-to-back from Steve Miller Band and King Krimson, (b) double spins from Suzanne Vega and Supreme Beings of Leisure, (c) more good stuff from Sarah Fimm and Kings of Convenience.

Spread the word to join the live streaming Fringe Toast party via our internet radio station website link: http://kruufm.com/ where you click on "Listen Live" to join the fun.  Click here for play list.

Check out DJ UndergroundMan's latest music review of Peter Frampton's summer concert tour at: http://www.iowasource.com/fringe/2011_10.html

valerie JanLoisCalifornia-based singer-songwriter, Valerie JanLois, (album photo cover) visited Fairfield last week and joins this week's Fringe Toast with track, "All We Ever Have is Now," from her 2010 CD. Also, in the first set, you will hear Welsh singer-songwriter, Jem, with two new wave electronica selections from 2008. Stayed tuned for the second set Fringe Toast classic archive featuring the mysteriously exquisite UK singer, Sheila Chandra, (photo below right) who launched the very first FT show in 2006.  The 30-minute mix led by Sheila comes from the original demo mix requested by KRUU Station Manager, James Moore. This program's FT first-sheila chandratimers include Blitzen Trapper, The Head and the Heart, Sarah Fimm, Infantree, Fleet Foxes, and Fairfield's own Jeff Easterling with his piano improvisations.

In the Chill Session (2nd hour), DJ UndergroundMan uncovers early, rare tracks from Pink Floyd, Telepopmusik, and newly discovered track from Witchcraft, an early electronic US duo.  So, turn the lights down low, pour your favorite evening libation, and let you mind drift in the cool night air.  You don't want to miss this live stream from www.kruufm.com at 8pm Central US time. Click here for play list.  Share with friends worldwide.

juana molinaAfter jam-band Widespread Panic opens with tracks from their CD, Dirty Side Down (2010), singer-songwriter Greg Engle from Austin, TX plays his 2011Woody Guthrie first-prize award winning song, "Woody Walks This Land." With his Fairfield connections, perhaps we will hear him "live" in town some night. Other singer-songwriters on this night: Gurf Morlix, Raul Malo, Cat Power, and Bess Rogers (photo) who played Paradiso this week.  Yet, it might be Argentina's Juana Molina (photo left) who may impress you most with her incredible transformation from TV comedian to experimental electro-acoustic gurf morlixsongwriter.  You will hear two of DJ UndergroundMan's favorite tracks: "La Verdad" and "Rio Seco."  What a ride it will be!

Gurf Morlix (photo right) is an impressive multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and record producer from the music mecca down Texas way as he shares three tracks.  The Classic spotlight shines on Pentangle with tracks from late 1960s that will blow you away.... their folk and jazz laced improvisational songs will take you to new heights.  Yes, my friend, Fringe Toast endeavors to bring you "the best music you never hear"... unless, of course, you stay tuned to this program.

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josie Cotton(See play list link below). Neil Young at his best leads off this program with a rare (live, 1970) 10-minute acoustic medley of "Loner/Cinnamon Girl/Down by the River". You will also hear David Crosby's demo for "Deja Vu" (1969) and Josie Cotton covers "Cowgirl in the Sand". Soon thereafter, DJ Andy Bargerstock plays three tracks from the 2011 tribute to Buddy lisa hanniganHolly featuring talents of Zooey Deschanel, Chris Isaak, and Natalie Merchant.  Pay close attention to late first hour performance of Imogen Heap and guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck on a live concert version of her song, "Blanket" followed by female artists Emilie Satt, Leslie Feist, Lisa Hannigan (photo right), and Sera Cahoone.

In the second-hour Chill Session, you will benefit from DJ UndergroundMan's recent forays into rarified electro-acoustic caverns. You will hear never-before-heard-on-FT tracks from Velours Perfect, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Thievery Corporation, and Magic Sound Fabric. Click here for play list.

sarah jarosz(Link to play list below). BY POPULAR REQUEST, this encore show from 9/21/11 features DJ UndergroundMan (a.k.a., Andy Bargerstock) and his favorite singer-songwriter tracks discovered over the past year. Only two singer-songwriters earned honors with more than one track on the 2011 Fringe Toast Best list: California band, Gram Rabbit and 20-year-old New England Conservatory of Music student, Sarah Jarosz (photo). Both will be heard in the second hour.  Blodwyn Pig garners honor with "Dear Jill" as the oldest track from the 1973 Best of British Blues, Volume 1, an amazingly contemporary sound featuring former lead guitarist from Jethro Tull. Longest tracks from Eliza Gilkyson ("Belle of the Ball", 7:02) and Afro Celt Sound System ("Mother", 6:30). Perhaps most interesting fact: 12 tracks from CDs released within the past year. Farthest geographic regions represented:  West Africa, Sweden, Ireland, UK.

Mark your calendar. Make this a special event with friends. Available via live stream through www.kruufm.com at 8pm Central US Time. Click here for play list.

dana glover(Link to play list below). As an encore to the 5th Annual Best of Fringe Toast Music, DJ UndergroundMan created this week's play list of additional magical songs that he discovered during the past year.   Many musical styles will be presented.   Christina Perri holds the torch for Pop category with "Tragedy"; Dana Glover (photo) adds her charms with "Rain." Madeleine Peyroux honors Jazz with "Meet Me in Rio."  Amos Lee (photo) and Eliza Gilkyson amos leestand up for SingerSongwriters with multiple tracks from recent CDs.  More good stuff from Sarah Jarosz, Peter Frampton, The Civil Wars, the Smoke Fairies, and Pete Droge

Oh, yes, we will drift into the Chill Zone in the second hour with some of the finest downtempo, exotica-electronic music you never hear!  So, spread the word and mark your calendar.   Click here for play list.

luminous(Link to play list at bottom).  The Annual FT List is gaining wider audience internationally; Last week's Singer-Songwriter Show received rave reviews. This week's Part 2 honors downtempo, roommate"exotica electronica" discovered during the past 50 weeks by program host, UndergroundMan, a.k.a., DJ Andy Bargerstock, who spent many hours down the "rabbit hole" to harvest these quintessential cuts.  Now, the very best of Fringe Toast electronica music comes to you from Sweden, Germany, Japan, UK, and USA. 

Multiple tracks comes from Emou (Germany's Mario Reinsch), Ror-Shak (UK drum and bass DJ DB), and Luminous, a.k.a., Gary B. and regular contributor to Cafe Del Mar series (album cover photo above). In addition, Chicago-based band, Roommate (photo right), offers "Soft Eyes" heard first by DJ Andy at the Ped-Mall in Iowa City on a cool 2011 summer night.  There will be plenty of marvelous surprises on this night.  Might be a good show to record!  Spread the news to friends in your worldwide network.  Live streaming available at www.kruufm.com.  Click here for play list. It's "the best music you never hear!"

 

gram rabbit(Link to play list below). DJ UndergroundMan (a.k.a., Andy Bargerstock) lays out his favorite new tracks discovered over the past 50 weeks. Singer-songwriters are the theme of this program. Part 2 on Wedneday, September 28 honors the downtempo ambient electronic artists. Only two singer-songwriters earned honors with more than one track on the 2011 Fringe Toast Best list: California band, Gram Rabbit (photo) and 20-year-osarah jaroszld New England Conservatory of Music student, Sarah Jarosz (photo).  Both will be heard in the second hour.  Blodwyn Pig garners honor with "Dear Jill" as the oldest track from the 1973 Best of British Blues, Volume 1, an amazingly contemporary sound.  Longest tracks from Eliza Gilkyson ("Belle of the Ball", 7:02) and Afro Celt Sound System ("Mother", 6:30). Perhaps most interesting fact: 12 tracks from CDs released within the past year. Farthest geographic regions represented:  West Africa, Sweden, Ireland, UK.

Mark your calendar.  Make this a special event with friends. Available via live stream through www.kruufm.com at 8pm Central US Time on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Click here for play list.

 

rodrigo y gabrielaThis week's program begins with Rodrigo y Gabriela (photo), the exotic, vegan Mexican duo who gained fame by playing the pubs of Dublin, Ireland while showcasing their fast, joyful, rhythmic acoustic asaguitars.  DJ Underground Man features 3 songs from French-born Nigerian singer, Asa (photo), who just released a new album called Beautiful Imperfection. On this night, you will hear additional tracks from artists featured on recent shows -- Amos Lee, Bodies of Water and Disappointed by Candy.  Listen carefully for two tracks from Peter Frampton's NOW album as further reinforcement of the treasures of his recent music (2003-10).

Hold tight for the exquisite Chill Session in the second hour featuring downtempo ambient electronica selections from Ooze, OceanLab, Numatic Soul, Opera to Relax, and Witchcraft. This is the kind of program to sit out on the backporch and enjoy the night air.  Please share this preview with friends on the social network scene.  Click here for play list.