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  • 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.

  • 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.]