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  • Wed
    Jun 06
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jun 12
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

LARS and the Hands of Light - Wed at 8pm CT

fringe toastSee link to play list below. 100% new music never played on Fringe Toast. From last week's debut of N*Grandjean to this week's Lars and the Hands of Light (group photo), DJ Andy Bargerstock continues to roll out striking musicians from Denmark. 

Another program spotlight shines on Kimbra, the female musician who collaborates with lars and the hands of lightGotye.  On this program, you will hear a cover song of Goyte's "Somebody That IUsed to Know" by the Canadian group, Walk Off the Earth.  See the Youtube video of this song where the entire group huddles aroung one acoustic guitar for all the instrumental music on this track. 

You will discover new artists featured on the 2011 CD, Putumayo Presents Acoustic Cafe, including Brown Bird, Sweet Remains, and Jon & Roy.  The second-hour Chill Session features the electronic swoon music from Blank & Jones, Digby Jones, Tom Middleton, Purity Ring, and Hawaii's DJ Bluetech.

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fringe toastNote:  Due to technical difficulties, this show has been delayed one week and will be heard LIVE now. 90% of the music on this program has never been played before on Fringe Toast (playlist below). Several 3 and 4 track plays on this week's program including amazing Danish singer-songwriter N Grandjean, UK Electronic Chill producer Phil Mison (a.k.a, Cantoma), and Hiawaiian psybient DJ Bluetech.  Featured instrumental music comes from Tucson-based alternative Americana band, Calexico (photo), that has calexicobeen putting out distinctive CDs since 1997.  Recent Fairfield performer, Anais Mitchell, will share tracks from her 2004 CD, Hymns for the Exiled.  Pay special attention to N. Grandjean whose music should resonate well in the American music scene.  He moves so deftly among styles: soul tinged love songs ("Love Rocks" and "Shift to Reverse"), and upbeat ballads ("Wake My Up" - Pocketknife Remix).

The second-hour Chill Session includes a wide variety of bliss producers including Lemon Jelly, Starseed, Desert Dwellers, Ott, and Fripp & Eno.  Encourage your friends across the social networks to join the program that some say is "the best music you never hear!"   Live stream available at www.kruufm.com every Wednesday night from 8-10pm Central US Time.  Click here for play list.

  • Wed
    May 16
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    May 22
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

FRINGE TOAST - Black Seeds vs. Assembly of Dust - Wed. 8-10pm

Fuhrs and FoehlingDJ UndergroundMan has returned from two weeks of rest and relaxation and will be "going long" with live shows to welcome the summer season. New Zealand's afro-dub soul band, The Black Seeds, lead off the first set followed by Reid Genauer's NY jam band, Assembly of Dust, that DJ Andy Bargerstock heard play at Merle Fest recently.  More good tracks from Gotye's collaboration with Australian band, The Basics, from 2009.  Seattle's neo-psychedelic band, The Green Pajamas, return to share tracks from their 2009 CD, Poison in the Russian Room.

In the second-hour Chill Electronica session, prepare to be taken into another realm with beautiful other-worldy tracwah!ks from Germany's Alphwezen, Irish songwriter James Vincent McMorrow, UK's downtempo Funki Porcini, California desert music from Gram Rabbit, and Austalian electronic composer Alex Salter (a.k.a., Grey Area), Wah! music from "Greatest Yoga Music Ever" CD, and obscure 1970s Germany electronic band Führs & Fröhling (photo).  Inform your friends on social networks to join the fun to hear "the best music you never hear."  Click here for play list. Listen live at www.kruufm.com every Wednesday from 8-10pm Central US time.

Read DJ Andy's latest music column in the Iowa Source.  Click here.

  • Wed
    Apr 25
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    May 01
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Ambient Electronic Swoon! - Wed 8-10pm

fringe toastAfter an opening set by Vermont jam bands, Strangefolk and Assembly of Dust, you will be transported into an extended 100-minute Chill Session featuring ambient, electronic groups from around the world including Fringe Toast first-timers 9 Lazy 9 (Italy acid jazz), Four Tet (UK's Kieran Hebden), Lemon Jelly (UK), Bibio (UK), Alphawezen (Germany duo, photo), Spunkshine, alphawezenSchool of the Seven Bells (New York City), and Zamutto (Western Massachusetts). 

Along with these exotic bands, DJ Andy Bargerstock brings back a few of his favorite electronic compositions from Emou and Haldolium (both Germany's Mario Reinsch bands).  For this program, you definitely want to print the play list to document these treasures for your own downloading fun.  Click here for play list.   Invite friends to listen live at: http://kruufm.com/node

  • Wed
    Apr 18
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Apr 24
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Maroon 5 HUNGER GAMES & Rozzi Crane - Wed at 8pm CT

fringe toastmoe dixonKicking off this week's program, a rare recording from singer-songwriter, Moe Dixon (photo), who delightfully haunts the clubs at Copper Mountain CO and Oregon's Hood River.  Our pack of skiiers enjoyed him at Copper recently. Hot off the soundtrack of Hunger Games, Maroon 5's lead, Adam Levine, joins his protege, Rozzi Crane (photo) on their song, "Come Away to the Water."  Also in the second set, rozzi craneyou will hear Channy Leaneagh of the Minneapolis-based electronic band, Polica.  Brought back again this week to share new tracks for FT listeners: Suzanne Vega, Assembly of Dust, Hot Tuna, and William Orbit (both instrumental and recent Madonna collaborations).  Later, in the Chill Session, Belgian/Australian rising talent, Gotye, steps in with more tracks from his 2011 CD, Making Mirrors. Listen closely for the young French sensation, Soko with her breathy beckoning on "I've Been Alone Too Long." This week we initiate two FT newcomers: James Yuill (English folktronica) and James Vincent McMorrow (Irish folk singer).  Click here for play list.  Encourage your friends to stream Fringe Toast LIVE every Wednesday night at 8pm CT on http://kruufm.com/node

  • Wed
    Apr 11
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Apr 17
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Suzanne Vega & William Orbit - Wed April 11 at 8pm CT

fringe toastAlternative folk-rock singer-songwriter from NYC, Suzanne Vega (photo), and UK electronic music composer/producer, william orbitWilliam Orbit (photo) launch this week's program of "the Best Music you never hear!" as claimed by DJ UndergroundMan (aka, Andy Bargerstock).

Listen carefully in the first hour for interview and instrumental compositions by Yale School of Music MA graduates known as Fiftythree Duo who will be playing Fairfield LIVE on April 17. 

All, except three songs on thisuzanne vegas week's play list, have never been played before on Fringe Toast.  Among the first-timer artist list is Brian Kelly, Assembly of Dust, Jester, and BC Smith (from the soundtrack of film, Outsourced).  The second-hour Chill Session will take you to new territories of musical bliss courtesy of Snakefarm, Under, Phontaine, and Leonard Cohen (from his recently released Old Ideas CD). So, mark your calendar and spread the word.  There's a new Fringe Toast experience coming soon!  Click here for play list.  Encourage friends to live stream at: http://kruufm.com/

30 seconds to marsIcelandic singer, Emilíana Torrini (photo), anchors the second-hour Chill Session with her downtempo "Baby Blue" (Rae and Christian Remix).  First-hour spotlight falls on the band, 30 Seconds to Mars with American actor, Jared Leto, (photo with shades) as lead singer and multi-instrumentalist who formed the band with his brother Shannon (left) in 1998.  Iowa's Brian Joens leads off the program with "Angeline."  Other notable performers include Pieta Brown and Bo Ramsey from the 2011 Mercury CD that marks some interesting developments in their style.  Listen carefully for more great tracks from singer-songwriters Cary Brothers, Robbie Robertson and Andrew Bird, all new emiliana Torrinitracks to the Fringe Toast experience.  First-timers to Fringe Toast this week include Brian Joens, Unforscene, and Dustin O'Halloran.  Spread the good word to your friends worldwide to join us via live stream at: http://kruufm.com/ .

Click here for play list.   Print and follow during the show!  Enjoy the "Best Music you Never Hear" ... unless you are listening to Andy Bargerstock's Fringe Toast Music on KRUU-FM.  Look for his monthly music reviews in Iowa Source magazine.

  • 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.