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  • Wed
    Mar 14
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Mar 20
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Feasting on HOT TUNA!! on tonight at 8pm CT

fringe toasthot tuna(Link to play list at bottom). After an opening track from Jonas Magram's new CD Straight From My Heart, you will be treated to a set of acoustic music from Hot Tuna (photo of founding members, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady), the spin-off band from Jefferson Airplane that formed in 1969 when Grace Slick was recovering from vocal surgery.  Last Thursday evening, Hot Tuna played at Englert Theater in Iowa City.  On this program you will get acquainted with DJ UndergroundMan's favorite tracks. Listenblue tofu to hear why they hold such an important place in the development of American music.   Morcheeba's lead singer, Skye, offers tracks from her solo CDs including the quirky "What's Wrong with Me?" Andrea (photo) leads the electronica group, Blue Tofu.

The second-hour chill session features new talent to the Fringe Toast soundstage including Blind Pilot (Portlant Indie-folk band), Good Old War (Philly Indie-folk band), Andrew Bird (Chicago area multi-instrumentalist), Tim White & Jack Gates (electronica), Jack White (#70 on Rolling Stone Magazine's Top all-time guitarists), and Irfan (a Bulgarian ethereal World Music band).   Oh, the sweet hope for new things with the approaching Spring.  Mark your calendar to listen to "best music you never hear" except on Fringe Toast. Encourage your friends worldwide to discover the perfect companion to Pandora. Stream the program live every Wednesday night from 8-10pm Central USA time at www.kruufm.com.   Click here for play list.

fringe toastmargo timminsSee link to play list below. On this week's program, the Cowboy Junkies (Margo Timmins photo with mic) will share tracks from their 1998 CD, Miles from our Home. DJ UndergroundMan interviews LA-based feisty folk, singer-songwriter, Sara Desara deee (photo left), offers delightful tracks from her 2011 The in.joy LP.  Invite friends worldwide to listen to "the best you never hear" via live streaming on KRUU's site at www.kruufm.com.  Special first-time musical guests this week include Sinead O'Connor, The Hill and the Wood, Mike Magione and the Union, Red House Painters, Houses, the Milk Carton Kids, and Island Affairs. We will hear "Reason with Me" from Sinead's new CD.  Jose Gonazeles steps in with a few Itunes Live session tracks.  Stay tuned for the awesome second hour chill zone. 

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NOTE: THIS SHOW ORIGINALLY AIRED July 6, 2011.

(See link to play list below)This Fringe Toast session focuses on Puget Sound, Washington songwriter, Pete Droge (photo), and Norway's electronic band, Flunk (photo left, lead singer, Anja Oyen Vister)Both receive high passing marks from Professor UndergroundMan. You will hear from LA-based Sweet Talk Radio, who we want to brinpete drogeg back to Fairfield for live music.  In the first-hour, blessings come from Single flunkGun Theory, Silversun Pickups, Medeski Martin and Wood, and Steve Howell.  By the time DJ Andy Bargerstock moves us into the dreamy, illuminating Chill Session in the second hour, your endorphin levels will be naturally elevated through the charms of groups such as Tricky (UK), Sleepthief (with lead singer Zoe Johnston), Jakatta, Inbar Bakal (Israel), and Soma Sonic (Canada). Let the cool summer air enliven the soft sounds on another "satisoully" experience. Click her for play list.  Invite your friends to join us via live streaming at http://www.kruufm.com.

  • Wed
    Feb 22
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Feb 28
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Baron Von Tollboth & the Chrome Nun

grace slick fringe toast(See play list link below).  In 1973, members of Jefferson Airplane including Grace Slick (photo left), Paul Kantner, and David Freiberg joined Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia to create the LP called Baron Von Tollboth and the Chrome Nun. From this rarely-heard vintage album, you will hear tracks "Walkin'" and "White Boy (Transcaucasian Airmachine Blues)" to begin the program. Listen early!   In the first hour, Bonnie Raitt (photo right) takes the stage with her newly released cover of Gerry Rafferty's "Right Down the Line."  This is an outstanding track gently massaged with Bonnie's charming blues vocals.  On this evening, several new groups join the Fringe Toast family of artists from "off-the-beaten-track" includingbonnie raitt Crystal Castles, Wovenhand, 16 Horsepower, Oh Land, and Gem Club.  Based on last week's feedback, DJ UndergroundMan offers up more ear-pleasing tracks from Euphoria, Willis, and Fauxliage whose sonic seasonings delighted you in last week's second-hour Chill Session. Mark your calendar for Wednesday at 8pm CT.  Click here for play list. Send music suggestions to Andy B at fringetoast@kruufm.com

  • 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.

Mark your calendar.  Invite a good friend for some of the best music you never hear.... unless you are a Fringe Toast listener. Click here for play list.