Good evening, it’s Monday, June 18th. This is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Ben Michael
Here in Middletown Tonight and every Monday at 8:30, Vinnies Jump and Jivepresents a FREE swing and blues practicum offering an opportunity to
practice your dancing in a low-key and friendly setting. Friday night
Vinnies presents their monthly swing and blues Dance. More online at
Every Monday night in Middletown, J-CHERRY hosts the ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC WITH AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street. Signups begin at 7:30pm. Performances start at 8:00pm. Friday evening from 8-10 pm. Joe Flood will be performing with Joe Fonda on Upright bass and Scott Kessel, drumship enterprise! Don’t miss this combination of rare musicians. Saturday night from 8-10pm jazz musician Dan Arcamone who has just released a new album, will be playing a mix from all three of his albums and jazz standards. \
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All ares welcome and invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Later on Sunday, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. It’s Produced and hosted by Ty Mapp,
Sunday at 7:30 at the Buttonwood. More information about all Buttonwood
events at www.buttonwood.org
> or 860.347.4957.
Tonight down in New Haven, Rohn Lawrence and Friends make smooth jazz on the lily pad stage. Tuesday The Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger will be playing at Toad’s Place at 7pm. Weds is dubstep night, Thursday Reggae Legend Beres Hammond will be performing on the main stage at Toads. Friday Night Hip Hop Emcee Action Bronson will be headlining a show featuring local Hip Hop acts Duece Bug, Phenom and Rowdy City at 8pm. Saturday night Fuel, VENREZ, Bad Axis and Progmaticmake for a night of loud Rock at Toads. More online at
Also down in New Haven tonight at 7:30 pm you can catch the Fistful of Jokes Comedy Series hosted by Andrew and Jerry Morgan. At 10pm the Nine Presents an Acoustic Open Mic w/ Miss Kriss.
Tuesday Night Café nine at 8pm Everyone’s favorite former Texas gubernatorial candidate, political commentator and self-proclaimed “author, columnist, musician and beautician,” Kinky Friedman is going bipolar, as in Kinky Friedman’s Bi-Polar Tour.
At 8pm Wednesday Manic Productions Presents JEFF The Brotherhood w/ Uncle Bad Touch and 2 Ton Bug. the Brotherhood known as JEFF. Known for their relentless touring and their “we’ll play anywhere” mentality, they have built a reputation for stripping rock music down to its basics, and delivering mind-bending live shows. Thurday at 9pm Indie Rock band Baby Grand Perform w/Fightwinner.
On Friday Night TACO HUT MUSIC Presents • The Proud Flesh; Speakeasy; Heads With Wings; and White Walls. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Idiot Village Rock Lottery; Musicians thrown together by fate and given two weeks to get their act together and perform live.
Also tonight in Hartford, The Charter Oak Cultural Center’s weekly event JAZZ
MONDAYS at Blackeyed Sally’s features Craig Hartley www.hartfordjazzjam.com
Wednesday Night at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch TOMMY WHALEN BLUES JAM Friday Night. Guitarist Joe Moss and Band perform Saturday night, McDonald Teague Band perform their blues infused rock show. www.blackeyedsallys.com
This Thursday night continues this season’s Thursday Night “Jazz
on the River ” series at Mattabesett Canoe Club in Middletown. The Josh Gosselin Trio will be performing,
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this
week.Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, presents Children of Paradise –a restoration of a controversial film made during Nazi occupied Europe by French film maker Marcel Carne’Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org
Through Thursday Real Art Ways is showing ‘Peace, Love and Misunderstanding’ a heartfelt comedy and a story about second chances and the things that divide and reunite families.
On Friday June 22nd. Real Art Ways opens a run of, First Position, which follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet for a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow.Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org
For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At
Five, you can visit www.arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website
for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown. You can access
arts2GO.org for updated information.
Now stay tuned. Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight.
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of straight up Jazz on
Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry during our weekday commercial free musical
drive time programming.
At 6pm we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the
Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.
6:30 it’s Life is a Killer with Johnny Analog, Moving through the blues
Diaspora featuring an eclectic mix of porch country blues and big city
electric blues to jazz, R&B and soul.
at 8:00 Lord Lewis presents: the Rumpus Room for 90 minutes of scorching
vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and
Latin dance floor grooves.
At 9:30 Tom Gatzen presents a 2 hr weekly does of loud and heavy music on
From 11:30 – 1:00 Anvil Isle presents a musical monsoon of alternative rock,
blues, dream, funk, hard rock, indie, punk, reggae, surf, and world music
inviting you to bury your feet in the sand and hear the waves come crashing
through your speakers.
From 1-3:00 Psychedelic Rick presents the late night Summer Concert Series
featuring live concerts in their full glory. Tonight’s program features
Legendary New London Rockers, The Reducer recorded live @ The 2011 Daffodil Fest. This is in Honor of Steve Kaika, bassist for the Reducers who sadly
passed away last week on June 12. Following that, Rick celebrates Father’s
day with the Mother with Frank Zappa and the Mothers’ Live in concert @ The
Filmore East in June 1971.
From 3-4am Maximum Rock and Roll Radio features an hour of international
loud rock and punk. The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.
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