Thursday’s JIVE

Good evening, it’s Thursday May 31st and 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 J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8PM Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. Thanks for tuning in.

Tonight here in Middletown, The Buttonwood Tree presents a singer Songwriter double Bill featuring Double Bill: Chelsea Berry and  Ryan Tennis. Friday night Cece & Ruth and the Birch Creek Band make for a night of Harmony, history & humor: in a program featuring  Celtic & American ballads”. Saturday night Katie Pearlman and Cathy Kreger will perform music from their new CDs at the Buttonwood.  Katie Pearlman’ new “Girls Like Us” is a concept album of songs about women, based on true stories from the book Note to Self, by Andrea Buchanan. On Sunday’s Food not Bombs shares food in front of the Buttonwood Tree at 1pm. All are welcome and invited to partake and help prepare the food at 11:30 am at First Church on Court Street in Middletown. Learn more about buttonwood tree events online at buttonwood.org

Tonight down in New Haven Café Nine The Shoutbacks play ‘outlaw’ string band music at The Nine. Friday night WNHU’s “T in the Afternoon” Presents The Inaugural Underground Music Experience”  at Café Nine, featuring performances by Fifth Nation, Gabriel Brunot, Political Animals, Joey Ruckus, Denise Artista Conquistadora, and WhiteCheddar. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam at Café Nine will be hosted by the Mike Coppola Trio this week. Saturday Night Manic Productions presents Marissa Nadler; Faces on Film; and Lys Guillorn. Sunday Brings Roxy Perry’s Roadhouse Jam to The Nine. More can be found online at cafenine.com

Tonight you can catch Spark Plug playing the music of Melvin Sparks at Sully’s Pub in Hartford. Friday night Dub Apocalypse takes the Sully’s stage. Saturday Night Sully’s presents Hearts and Thieves

w/ All in Blind . More can be found online at sullyspub.com

Tonight, Toads Place in New Haven presents a local band showcase on the main stage while Justin Ones performs upstairs on the lily pad stage. Victor Wooten performs at Toads Place on Friday Night.  The B. WILLIE SMITH BAND and The Cobalt Rhythm Kings perform at Toads on Saturday night. Sunday there is a fundraising event called “Friends of Freddy B” . More can be found online at toadsplace.com

Weezer plays the Mohegan Sun arena tonight. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays a free show at Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den on Friday night at 8pm. For more information, go to mohegansun.com

The Russell Knitters are an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise.  They invite you to join them this Saturday at 11am at the Russell Library. No registration is required. Check out russelllibrary.org for more details

The Middletown Symphonic Band presents their Annual Spring Concert at South Congregational Church on Pleasant St in Middletown Saturday afternoon at 2pm.

Saturday evening at 7pm, Artists for World Peace present their third International Celebration of Peace, “Dance for Peace” at The Charter Oak Cultural Center, in Hartford.  Dance for Peace will feature dancers and musicians from seven New York, Canadian, and Connecticut dance companies, plus an artisan marketplace and amazing hors d’oeuvres.  Proceeds will buy a corn grinding machine for a community group in Tanzania to feed hundreds of people and provide income to an orphanage center.. Tickets and info online at : ARTISTSFORWORLDPEACE.ORG

Here in Middletown Saturday evening at 8pm, The Mattabasset Canoe club present an evening of traditional and contemporary Irish folk music featuring Mick O’Brien &  Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh at 8pm.

Livingston Taylor performs Saturday at First Congregational Church of Madison. Tickets and info can be found at fccmadison.org/music.-


Friday night at Higher Ground Coffee House on 70 Main Street East Hampton is their weekly open mic starting at 8PM. Saturday evening at Higher Grounds it’s local live music.

Now, here’s what’s happening in the world of Cinema off the beaten path here in Central CT.  


All Week, Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing the New Documentary film “Marley” from Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald. “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary performer and world icon Bob Marley. 


Friday Night Real Art Ways opens 2 more films: “Keyhole” is the startling new Canadian Film by Guy Maddin offering a surreal fusion of family melodrama, film noir, gangster movie, ghost story and Homer’s Odyssey starring Jason Patric and Isabella Rosselini . 


“Small, Beautifully Moving Parts “also opens on Friday at Real Art Ways. This film follows a pregnant technophile who’s uncertainties about motherhood trigger an impulsive road trip to the source of her anxiety: her long-estranged mother living far away and off-the-grid.  More can be found online at realartways.org

Cinestudio, The Trinity College Cinema in Hartford presents the fully restored 35mm film print of one of the most elusively beautiful movies to be made on celluloid: Terence Davies’ “The Long Day Closes”. More can be found online at cinestudio.org

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight as we work our way through week #2 of new Summer program season:

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for  it’s Homegrown with Rob DeRosa – The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

6-6:30pm

Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network – An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporter.

6:30-8pm

Total Praise with Minister Latrecia – A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary Christian gospel music to uplift your spirit! Get your Praise on!

8-10pm

Evening Jazz with Bill Denert – Where hearing is the best experience.  A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

10-11pm Art Projects with Aaron Berger

11:00 – 12:30 Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze- An anti-genre, request-based show where we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter.

12:30 to 4AM Itso-ezee with DJ Otto Nation providing an eclectic mix of new releases from the WESU music library

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Tonight’s jive music was written and recorded by, Edmund James Wood from the album While I Sleep

05-30-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, May 30th and 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night’s Evening Jazz where “hearing is the best experience” and Connecticuts number 1 Washington Nationals fan. Thanx for tuning in!!

Tonight down in New Haven Café Nine presents an early show with Ricky Miller and the Tony Dioguardi Duo at 7pm. At 10 pm it’s Pat Dalton’s Local Acoustic Indie Showcase.   Thursday night the The Shoutbacks play ‘outlaw’ string band music at The Nine. Friday night WNHU’s “T in the Afternoon” Presents The Inaugural Underground Music Experience”  at Café Nine, featuring performances by Fifth Nation, Gabriel Brunot, Political Animals, Joey Ruckus, Denise Artista Conquistadora, and WhiteCheddar. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam at Café Nine will be hosted by the Mike Coppola Trio this week. Saturday Night Manic Productions presents Marissa Nadler; Faces on Film; and Lys Guillorn. Sunday Brings Roxy Perry’s Roadhouse Jam to The Nine. More can be found online at cafenine.com

Tonight here in Middletown at 7pm, you can catch “STRINGS” – a special talk with Jef Johnson at the MAC 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op on Main Street. Jef Johnson is a leader in the field of performance theory. His research focuses on naive experience, consciousness, play, patterned behavior and social identity.  This event is Free to the Public.  Jef is also offering “Break it Down!” Inspired Performance Workshops June 1st through 3rd. You can learn more and register by contacting Aryn Kyer at arynky@gmail.com

Thursday night here in Middletown, The Buttonwood Tree presents a singer Songwriter double Bill featuring Double Bill: Chelsea Berry  and  Ryan Tennis. Friday night Cece & Ruth and the Birch Creek Band make for a night of Harmony, history & humor: in a  program featuring  Celtic & American ballads”.  Saturday night Katie Pearlman and Cathy Kreger will perform music from their new CDs at the Buttonwood.  Katie Pearlman’ new “Girls Like Us” is a concept album of songs about women, based on true stories from the book Note to Self, by Andrea Buchanan. On Sunday’s Food not Bombs shares food in front of the Buttonwood Tree at 1pm. All are welcome and invited to partake and help prepare the food at 11:30 am at First Church on Court Street in Middletown. Learn more about buttonwood tree events online at buttonwood.org

Thursday night You can Catch spark Plug playing the music of Melvin Sparks at Sully’s Pub in Hartford. Friday night Dub Apocalypse takes the Sully’s stage. Saturday Night Sully’s presents Hearts and Thieves
w/ All in Blind . More can be found online at sullyspub.com

Thursday night, Toads Place in New Haven presents a local band showcase on the main stage while Justin Ones performs upstairs on the lily pad stage. Victor Wooten performs at Toads Place on Friday Night.  The B. WILLIE SMITH BAND and The Cobalt Rhythm Kings perform at Toads on Saturday night. Sunday there is a fundraising event called “Friends of Freddy B” . More can be found online at toadsplace.com

Weezer plays the Mohegan Sun arena Thursday Night. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays a free show at Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den on Friday night at 8pm. For more information, go to mohegansun.com

The Russell Knitters are an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise.  They invite you to join them this Saturday at 11am at the Russell Library. No registration is required. Check out russelllibrary.org for more details

The Middletown Symphonic Band presents their Annual Spring Concert at South Congregational Church
on Pleasant St in Middletown Saturday afternoon at 2pm.

Saturday evening at 7pm, Artists for World Peace present their third International Celebration of Peace, “Dance for Peace” at The Charter Oak Cultural Center, in Hartford.  Dance for Peace will feature dancers and musicians from seven New York, Canadian, and  Connecticut dance companies, plus an artisan marketplace and amazing hors d’oeuvres.  Proceeds will buy a corn grinding machine for a community group in Tanzania to feed hundreds of people and provide income to an orphanage center.. Tickets and info online at : ARTISTSFORWORLDPEACE.ORG

Here in Middletown Saturday evening at 8pm, The Mattabasset Canoe club present an evening of traditional and contemporary Irish folk music featuring Mick O’Brien &  Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh at 8pm.

Livingston Taylor performs Saturday at First Congregational Church of Madison. Tickets and info can be found at fccmadison.org/music.-

Now, here’s a listing of what’s happening in the world of non Main Stream Cinema here in Central CT.  All Week, Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing the New Documentary film “Marley” from Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald. “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary performer and world icon Bob Marley. Friday Night Real Art Ways opens 2 more films: “Keyhole” is the startling new Canadian Film by Guy Maddin offering a surreal fusion of family melodrama, film noir, gangster movie, ghost story and Homer’s Odyssey starring Jason Patric and Isabella Rosselini . “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts “also opens on Friday at Real Art Ways. This film follows a pregnant technophile who’s uncertainties about motherhood trigger an impulsive road trip to the source of her anxiety: her long-estranged mother living far away and off-the-grid.  More can be found online at realartways.org

Tonight  Cinestudio, The Trinity College Cinema in Hartford presents the fully restored 35mm film print of one of the most elusively beautiful movies to be made on celluloid: Terence Davies’ “The Long Day Closes”. More can be found online at cinestudio.org

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight as we work our way through week #2 of new Summer program season:

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano for an hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

From 6-6:30pm, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

At 6:30 and running until 8pm, it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion
Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It’s a vinyl world!

From 8 to 9:30pm it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce
The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

At 9:30, running until11pm it’s The Vault with DJ Anton Banks
On the air since 1995! Presenting listeners with the very latest in underground electronica on vinyl format, so the music can be heard as it was intended. Regularly featuring exclusive sets from international producers and DJs.

Starting at11pm until1230am it’s Word…Life Radio with H Biz & B Fiz
Early 90′s hip-hop is the focus here, with the occasional touch of punk, funk, reggae and soul.

From 1230 until 2am it’s Missteps with Guy Fridge
A chance to hear the most idiosyncratic and eccentric brands of left-field electronic dance music around today. Featuring club-centric genres such as footwork, bass, UK funky, tribal guarachero, UK garage, vogue house, kuduru, and more.

Thursday, 2-3am
The Postman Express Hour with DJ JD, DJ MacChillin, & DJ Jack
3 DJs give their take on a specific “post” genre, be it post-folk jangling, post-psychedelic, post-rock, post-punk, any other post. Exploring jarring, weird and stimulating new music, and placing it in a historical context.

Thursday, 3-4am
Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat
Search and Recover scours the world of music to find as many versions of a single song as possible. Join the exploration of the modern musical standards!

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for the Needle Drop.

05-29-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, May 29th. 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. 
Tonight and every Tuesday evening here in Middletown from 6 to 8pm, Evan Okun and Klekolo world Coffee present “The pen is mightier…” poetry open Mic at Klekolo on Court Street. More online at: http://www.klekolo.com/860.343.9444
Tonight down in New Haven, Moody & Zaretsky  play blues & roots music at Café nine. Tomorrow Café Nine presents an early show with EARLY SHOW: Ricky Miller and Tony Dioguardi Duo at 7pm. At 10 pm Wednesday night it’s Pat Dalton’s Local Acoustic Indie Showcase.   Thursday night the The Shoutbacks play ‘outlaw’ string band music at The Nine. Friday night WNHU’s “T in the Afternoon” Presents The Inaugural Underground Music Experience”  at Café Nine, featuring performances by Fifth Nation, Gabriel Brunot, Political Animals, Joey Ruckus, Denise Artista Conquistadora, and WhiteCheddar. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam at Café Nine will be hosted by the Mike Coppola Trio this week. Saturday Night Manic Productions presents Marissa Nadler; Faces on Film; and Lys Guillorn. Sunday Brings Roxy Perry’s Roadhouse Jam to The Nine. More online at www.cafenine.com
 
Tomorrow/ Wednesday night here in Middletown at 7pm, you can catch “STRINGS” – a special talk with Jef Johnson at the MAC 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op on Main Street. Jef Johnson is a leader in the field of performance theory. His research focuses on naive experience, consciousness, play, patterned behavior and social identity.  This event is Free to the Public.  Jef is also offering “Break it Down!” Inspired Performance Workshops June 1st through 3rd. You can learn more and register by contacting Aryn Kyer at arynky@gmail.com
 
Thursday night here in Middletown, The Buttonwood Tree presents a singer Songwriter double Bill featuring Double Bill: Chelsea Berry  and  Ryan Tennis. Friday night Cece & Ruth and the Birch Creek Band make for a night of Harmony, history & humor: in a  program featuring  Celtic & American ballads”.  Saturday night Katie Pearlman and Cathy Kreger will perform music from their new CDs at the Buttonwood.  Katie Pearlman’ new “Girls Like Us” is a concept album of songs about women, based on true stories from the book Note to Self, by Andrea Buchanan. On Sunday’s Food not Bombs shares food in front of the Buttonwood Tree at 1pm. Al welcome and invite to partake and help prepare the food at 11:30 am at First Church on Court Street in Middletown. More about buttonwood tree events  online at www.buttonwood.org
 
Thursday Night You can Catch spark Plug playing the music of Melvin Sparks at Sully’s Pub in Hartford. Friday night Dub Apocalypse takes the Sully’s stage. Saturday Night Sully’s presents Hearts and Thieves
w/ All in Blind . www.sullyspub.com
Thursday Night Toads Place in new Haven presents a local band showcase on the Main stage Thursday night while Justin ones performs upstairs on the lily pad stage. Victor Wooten performs at Toads Place on Friday Night.  The B. WILLIE SMITH BAND and The Cobalt Rhythm Kings perform at Toads on Saturday night. Sunday at Toads. There is a fundraising event called “Friends of Freddy B” . more online at www.toadsplace.com
 
Weezer plays the Mohegan Sun arena Thursday Night. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Bandplays a free show Mohegan Sun’s wolf den Friday Night at 8pm. www.mohegansun.com
The Russell Knitters are an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise.  They invite you to join them this Saturday at 11am at the Russell Library. No registration is required. www.russelllibrary.org
 
The Middletown Symphonic Band presents their Annual Spring Concert at South Congregational Church
on Pleasant St in Middletown Saturday afternoon at 2pm..
Saturday evening at 7pm, Artists for World Peace present their third International Celebration of Peace, “Dance for Peace” at The Charter Oak Cultural Center, in Hartford.  Dance for Peace will feature dancers and musicians from seven New York, Canadian, and  Connecticut dance companies, plus an artisan marketplace and amazing hors d’oeuvres.  Proceeds will buy a corn grinding machine for a community group in Tanzania to feed hundreds of people and provide income to an orphanage center.. Tickets and info online at : ARTISTSFORWORLDPEACE.ORG
Here in Middletown Saturday evening at 8pm, The Mattabasset  Canoe club present an evening of traditional and contemporary Irish folk music featuring Mick O’Brien &  Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh at 8pm.
Livingston Taylor performs Saturday at First Congregational Church of Madison. tickets and info at: www.fccmadison.org/music.
Now, here’s a listing of some of what’s happening in the world of no Main Stream Cinema here in Central CT.  All Week, Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing the New Documentary From Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald, “Marley”. “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary performer and world icon Bob Marley. Friday Night Real Art Ways opens 2 more films: “Keyhole” is the startling new Canadian Film by Guy Maddin offering a surreal fusion of family melodrama, film noir, gangster movie, ghost story and Homer’s Odyssey starring Jason Patric and Isabella Rosselini . “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts “also opens on Friday at Real Art Ways. This film follows a pregnant technophile ,  who’s uncertainties about motherhood trigger an impulsive road trip to the source of her anxiety: her long-estranged mother living far away and off-the-grid.  More online at www.realartways.org
 
Tonight and Tomorrow, Cinestudio, The Trinity College Cinema in Hartford presents the fully restored 35mm film print of one of the most elusively beautiful movies to be made on celluloid: Terence Davies’ The Long Day Closes. Wednesday night Cinestudio kicks off the 25thannual Gay and Lesbian film festival. More online at www.cinestudio.org
Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming here on WESU as we work our way through week #2 of our new Summer program season:
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an Finding Bliss: Words and Music with DJ Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli.  This is a free form talk show about people who are following their hearts and living authentically.  
At 6pm we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.

at 6:30 J-Cherry presents: Voice of the City for 90 minutes of live and local arts. Featuring in studio interviews and performances. 

At 8:00 Its Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill for 2 hrs of acoustic roots and Americana music.
From 10-midnight it’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cats whose got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it
From Midnight til 1:30 am it Back From Baltimore with Hannah Malloy who has just returned to Connecticut from her latest semester in Baltimore, bringing each week new and old psychedelic, indie, rock, folk, alternative, lo-fi music and at least a few tunes from Baltimore’s music scene.
Dj Otto Nation is in the hose with an eclectic mix of music after that until the BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org


If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of Bliss With Lauren Agnelli.

05-28-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, May 28th. 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 wishing you all a safe happy and fun memorial day. We also want to take a moment to acknowledge all of the brave members of our armed service who have fallen in battle.
In tomorrow’s program, we will be back with a full run down of cultural and entertaining events in and around the Middletown area in our Jive at Five Community Calendar.
In the meantime, for a list of arts and cultural activities in and around Middletown, check out the City of Middletown’s new website www.Arts2go.org 

In the mean time here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming herein Week 2 of our new Summer program schedule.

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 75% Folks With Michael Benson, Serving up heaping portions of folk and Americana,with side orders of blues, jazz, world music, soundtracks and more.


8:00 DJ Open I is in the house for a new summer program “Beats to the Rhyme” featuring contemporary conscious Hips, instrumental tracks and some of the original sampled material.
At 9:30 we are happy to welcome Tom Gatzen Back to the airwaves for a special 2 hr weekly does of loud and heavy music on Aaargh!!

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. 

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.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org


If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.
From all of us here at WESU, have a safe and fun Memorial Day and lets not forget all of the fallen service men and women.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of commercial free jazz with Charles Henry.

 

Friday 05-25-12 Jive

Good afternoon. It’s Friday, May 25th, and 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, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.


For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That’s arts2GO.org

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

Friday night, Amalgamated Muck returns to The Buttonwood Tree on Main St, Middletown in celebration of their new CD. Since playing shows together in Small Town Concert Series and joining musical forces, the melodic amalgamation of Lauren Agnelli with Matthew Male, Brian Wolfe, Rose Bengston and Rodney Maxwell has become more than just some pretty mucking about. Amalgamated Muck enjoys performing a mix of traditional and original Americana – roots, country, and folk music with rock & blues influences. 

Saturday Night the Riverwood Poetry series returns to The Buttonwood Tree with a Memorial Day Commemoration by Lisa Siedlarz and Michael Lepore.  An open mic follows the main event and poets are invited to  honor the memory of those who gave their lives in our nation’s service.  Admission is free though donations are gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable foods will also be accepted for Amazing Grace Food Pantry, Middletown. To learn more about Riverwood Poetry Series visit www.riverwoodpoetry.org.

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome and invited to help prepare the food at the First Church of Christ on Court Street in Middletown 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. More information about all Buttonwood events are at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957

Tonight down in New Haven,  Chris Webby’s “There Goes The Neighborhood Tour” Featuring M.A.R., and AREA stops at Toads Place. Saturday Night Toad’s presents Reggae Springfest 2012 on the Main Stage featuring, All Good Feel Good Collective, Balcony, The Green Line, Mitigue, I Anbassa, and King Charlton. Also on Saturday on the Toads Lily Pad stage, Afton Presents 7 local bands and artists. Sunday  Night is The Toad’s Place Annual Memorial Day Funk Fest featuring the Terryl Lee Band, Mystic Force, Soul Squad, Mr. Council, and Funkinachea. More online at www.toadsplace.com

Friday night in Hartford, Real Art Ways presents an evening of live music at 8pm by Eric Ross, who will perform on piano, guitar, synthesizer and Theremin. Compositions include elements of jazz, classic, serial, and avant garde. Mary Ross’s videos, projected in performance, are organized, arranged and edited to his music. More online at www.realartways.com 

Now here’s a brief rundown of cinema off the beaten path in central CT.

Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, is in a run of the new Iranian film, “A Separation”, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. The film offers a fascinating look at a middle class couple in Iran who are contemplating divorce. Sunday Cinestudio will begin showing a new 35 mm print of Terence Davies’ “The Long Day Closes”.  Tickets and more at cinestudio.org

Tonight Real Art Ways in Hartford opens a run of the new documentary on the late king of reggae music, Bob Marley.  From Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald, “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary performer and icon Bob Marley.  Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org

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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 The Brittle Diameter
 w/Josh Sharp – 
A varied blend of brand new and time honored independent music, presented in a mixtape aesthetic.  Continuity and cohesion are the watchwords here.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News from The Pacifica Network – An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporters.

At 6:30, until 8pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, featuring local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Spotlighting Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until Midnight, take in
 the sounds of Rumba en el Patio 
with Michael
- Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At Midnight until 1:30am Saturday it’s 
N.E. Tempo with 
DJ Berk
- Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

At 1:30am we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave 
until 3am – Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 3, to 4am it’s the Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash – the Real Hip-Hop is over here.

Then, we bring you
 Sing Out! 
from 4 to 5am, on a mission to preserve and support the cultural diversity and heritage of all traditional and contemporary folk musics, and to encourage making folk music a part of our everyday lives.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 – Traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffe Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara
 – A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from Kevin Norton’s Metaphor Quartet, a CD entitled Not Only In That Golden Tree . . . featuring (the late) Wilber Morris, Masahiko Kono, Hitomi Tono’Oka and Kevin Norton, the selection “not drunk, but stunned” and it’s out on clean feed records.

If you didn’t get a chance to write down some information for an event mentioned in our jive at five –we’ve published the script for today’s jive online at jiveat5.blogspot.com 
And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening!

THURSDAY’S JIVE

Good evening, it’s Thursday May 24th and 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 J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday from 6:30 to 8PM Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. Thanks for tuning in.

Here in Middletown, tonight, at the Buttonwood Tree acclaimed Jazz pianist, composer, and educator, Noah Baerman returns to the Buttonwood Tree to celebrated the release of his seventh album. “Turtle Steps.” For this performance he will be playing some new music with some old friends.

Friday night, Amalgamated Muckreturns to the Buttonwood tree in celebration of their new CD. Since playing shows together in Small Town Concert Series and joining musical forces, the melodic amalgamation of Lauren Agnelli with Matthew Male, Brian Wolfe, Rose Bengston and Rodney Maxwell has become more than just some pretty mucking about. Amalgamated Muckenjoys performing a mix of traditional and original Americana – roots, country, and folk music with rock & blues influences. 

Saturday Night the Riverwood Poetryseries returns to the buttonwood tree with a Memorial Day Commemoration by Lisa Siedlarz and Michael Lepore.  An open mic follows the main event and poets are invited to  honor the memory of those who gave their lives in our nation’s service.  Admission is free though donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable foods will also be accepted for Amazing Grace Food Pantry, Middletown. To learn more about Riverwood Poetry Series, Inc., visit www.riverwoodpoetry.org.

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome and invited to help prepare the food at the First Church of Christ on Court Street in Middletown 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. More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.orgor 860.347.4957

Tonight down in New Haven, Mitch Beatz Entertainment presents: THE OFFICIAL JADAKISS BIRTHDAY BASH at Toad’s Place.  Friday CHRIS WEBBY’s “There Goes The Neighborhood Tour” Featuring M.A.R., and AREA stops at Toads. Saturday Night Toad’s place presents REGGAE SPRINGFEST 2012 on the Main stage featuring, All Good Feel Good Collective, Balcony, The Green Line, Mitigue, I Anbassa, and King Charlton. Also on Saturday on the Toads Lily pad stage, AFTON PRESENTS 7 local bands and artists. Sunday  Night Brings The Toad’s Place Annual Memorial Day Funk Fest featuring the Terryl Lee Band, Mystic Force, Soul Squad, Mr. Council, and Funkinachea. More online at www.toadsplace.com

Friday night in Hartford, Real Art Ways presents an evening of live music at 8pm by Eric Ross, who will perform on piano, guitar, synthesizer and Theremin. Compositions include elements of jazz, classic, serial, and avant garde. Mary Ross’s videos, projected in performance, are organized, arranged and edited to his music. More online at www.realartways.com 

Now here’s a brief rundown Cinema off the beaten path in central CT.

Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, kicks off a run of the new Iranian film, “A Separation”, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. The film offers a fascinating look at a middle class couple in Iran who are contemplating divorce. Sunday Cinestudio will begin showing a new 35 mm print of Terence Davies’ “The Long Day Closes”.  Tickets and more at cinestudio.org

Tonight Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing “Delicacy”, the new French drama about life, loss, and love. Friday Night, Real Art Ways opens a run of the new documentary on the late king of Reggae Music, Bob Marley.  From Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald, “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary performer and icon Bob Marley.  Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org 

  

That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in Middletown  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.

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight. Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for  it’s Homegrown with Rob DeRosa – The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

6-6:30pm

Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network – An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporter.

6:30-8pm

Total Praise with Minister Latrecia – A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary Christian gospel music to uplift your spirit! Get your Praise on!

8-10pm

Evening Jazz with Bill Denert – Where hearing is the best experience.  A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

10-11pm Art Projects with Aaron Berger

11:00 – 12:30 Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze- An anti-genre, request-based show where we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter.

12:30 to 4AM Itso-ezee with DJ Otto Nation providing an eclectic mix of new releases from the WESU music library

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Tonight’s jive music was written and recorded by, Edmund James Wood from the album While I Sleep

05-23-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, May 23rd. 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, at the Buttonwood Tree, you can join the students of the “Green School” for an evening of prose readings and music. The Green School is a group of children from across CT who are home-schooled and meet Wednesdays at The Buttonwood Tree and at The Green Street Art Center for group classes.

Thursday night acclaimed Jazz pianist, composer, and educator, Noah Baerman returns to the Buttonwood Tree to celebrated the release of his seventh album. “Turtle Steps.” For this performance he will be playing some new music with some old friends.


Friday night, Amalgamated Muckreturns to the Buttonwood tree in celebration of their new CD. Since playing shows together in Small Town Concert Series and joining musical forces, the melodic amalgamation of Lauren Agnelli with Matthew Male, Brian Wolfe, Rose Bengston and Rodney Maxwell has become more than just some pretty mucking about. Amalgamated Muckenjoys performing a mix of traditional and original Americana – roots, country, and folk music with rock & blues influences. 

Saturday Night the Riverwood Poetryseries returns to the buttonwood tree with a Memorial Day Commemoration by Lisa Siedlarz and Michael Lepore.  An open mic follows the main event and poets are invited to  honor the memory of those who gave their lives in our nation’s service.  Admission is free though donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable foods will also be accepted for Amazing Grace Food Pantry, Middletown. To learn more about Riverwood Poetry Series, Inc., visit www.riverwoodpoetry.org.

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome and invited to help prepare the food at the First Church of Christ on Court Street in Middletown 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. More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957
Tomorrow/Thursday night down in New Haven, Mitch Beatz Entertainment presents: THE OFFICIAL JADAKISS BIRTHDAY BASH at Toad’s Place.  Friday CHRIS WEBBY’s “There Goes The Neighborhood Tour” Featuring M.A.R., and AREA stops at Toads. Saturday Night Toad’s place presents REGGAE SPRINGFEST 2012 on the Main stage featuring, All Good Feel Good Collective, Balcony, The Green Line, Mitigue, I Anbassa, and King Charlton. Also on Saturday on the Toads Lily pad stage, AFTON PRESENTS 7 local bands and artists. Sunday  Night Brings The Toad’s Place Annual Memorial Day Funk Fest featuring the Terryl Lee Band, Mystic Force, Soul Squad, Mr. Council, and Funkinachea. More online at www.toadsplace.com
Friday night in Hartford, Real Art Ways presents an evening of live music at 8pm by Eric Ross, who will perform on piano, guitar, synthesizer and Theremin. Compositions include elements of jazz, classic, serial, and avant garde. Mary Ross’s videos, projected in performance, are organized, arranged and edited to his music. More online at www.realartways.com 

Now here’s a brief rundown of out the main Stream Cinema offerings in central CT.
Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, kicks off a run of the new Iranian film, “A Separation”, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. The film offers a fascinating look at a middle class couple in Iran who are contemplating divorce. Sunday Cinestudio will begin showing a new 35 mm print of Terence Davies’ “The Long Day Closes”.  Tickets and more at cinestudio.org

Tonight and tomorrow Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing “Delicacy”, the new French drama about life, loss, and love. Friday Night, Real Art Ways opens a run of the new documentary on the late king of Reggae Music, Bob Marley.  From Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald, “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary performer and icon Bob Marley.  Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org 

  
That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in Middletown  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.
Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight. Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano for an hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

From 6-6:30pm, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

At 6:30 and running until 8pm, it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion
Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It’s a vinyl world!

From 8 to 9:30pm it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce
The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

at 9:30 on the 2nd and 4th wednesday’s during our Summer program, Big Bent presents a 30 minute “Dub Meditation” mixing instrumental music tracks with spoken word and other sonic elements followed by Sunspot Loops with Rick Reaction. who invites you to explore what’s new in the world of music and rearrange what exists into a form we can claim to understand.


From 11:00 – 12:30 Midnight Munchies with Gus  Lo is back in action bringing you 90 minutes of below ground hip Hop and street music.



from 12:30-1:30  it’s Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat. Search and Recover scours the world of music to find as many versions of a single song as possible. Join the exploration of the modern musical standards!
  
at 1:30 Dj Otto Nation is in the house with an eclectic mix of music until the BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org


If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of commercial free jazz with Charles Henry.

05-22-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, May 22nd. 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

Kicking off tonight and continuing weekly on Tuesday nights at 6pm, Klekolo World Coffee presents “The pen is Mightier….”  a weekly poetry night, with host Evan Okun. The event is free and open to everyone. more online at http://www.klekolo.com/ 
Here in Middletown Wednesday evening at the buttonwood tree, you can join the students of the “Green School” for an evening of prose readings and music. The Green School is a group of children from across CT who are home-schooled and meet Wednesdays at The Buttonwood Tree and at The Green Street Art Center for group classes.

Thursday night acclaimed Jazz pianist, composer, and educator, Noah Baerman returns to the Buttonwood Tree to celebrated the release of his seventh album. “Turtle Steps.” For this performance he will be playing some new music with some old friends.


Friday night, Amalgamated Muckreturns to the Buttonwood tree in celebration of their new CD. Since playing shows together in Small Town Concert Series and joining musical forces, the melodic amalgamation of Lauren Agnelli with Matthew Male, Brian Wolfe, Rose Bengston and Rodney Maxwell has become more than just some pretty mucking about. Amalgamated Muckenjoys performing a mix of traditional and original Americana – roots, country, and folk music with rock & blues influences. 

Saturday Night the Riverwood Poetryseries returns to the buttonwood tree with a Memorial Day Commemoration by Lisa Siedlarz and Michael Lepore.  An open mic follows the main event and poets are invited to  honor the memory of those who gave their lives in our nation’s service.  Admission is free though donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable foods will also be accepted for Amazing Grace Food Pantry, Middletown. To learn more about Riverwood Poetry Series, Inc., visit www.riverwoodpoetry.org.

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome and invited to help prepare the food at the First Church of Christ on Court Street in Middletown 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. More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957
 Thursday night down in NewHaven, Mitch Beatz Entertainment presents: THE OFFICIAL JADAKISS BIRTHDAY BASH at Toad’s Place.  Friday CHRIS WEBBY’s “There Goes The Neighborhood Tour” Featuring M.A.R., and AREA stops at Toads. Saturday Night Toad’s place presents REGGAE SPRINGFEST 2012 on the Main stage featuring, All Good Feel Good Collective, Balcony, The Green Line, Mitigue, I Anbassa, and King Charlton. Also on Saturday on the Toads Lily pad stage, AFTON PRESENTS 7 local bands and artists. Sunday  Night Brings The Toad’s Place Annual Memorial Day Funk Fest featuring the Terryl Lee Band, Mystic Force, Soul Squad, Mr. Council, and Funkinachea. More onlin eat www.toadsplace.com

Down in New Haven tonight, Café nine presents the Canadian singer/songwriter Duo, Madison Violet.   Wednesday night  Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express take the stage. Thursday, the BLUE PLATE RADIO JAZZ SERIES Presents: Elan Trotman presenting his blend of Jazz and Caribbean music.  Friday Night  Francine Reed sings gospel, country, rhythm and blues in an 8pm set at the Nine. Later at 10pm Fernando Pinto Presents: Jim Carpenter and the Hoolios; w/ Dogbite for a night of Memphis echo and reverb touched  rootsy, rockabilly and country music. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by George Baker this week. Saturday Night it’s a local heavy metal showcase celebrating KHRIST HAVOK’S 30TH BIRTHDAY featuring Death Prayers; Eyes of the Dead; and Left In Ruins. Sunday night brings ROXY PERRY’S TRAVELING ROAD HOUSE JAM to Café nine. More online at www.cafenine.com
Friday night in Hartford, Real Art Ways presents an evening of live music at 8pm by Eric Ross, who will perform on piano, guitar, synthesizer and Theremin. Compositions include elements of jazz, classic, serial, and avant garde. Mary Ross’s videos, projected in performance, are organized, arranged and edited to his music. More online at www.realartways.com 

Now here’s a brief rundown of out the main Stream Cinema offerings in central CT.
Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, ends their run of  “In Darkness” which is based on the true story of a Polish petty thief and sanitation worker, and the disparate group of Jews hiding in the sewers who must rely on him for protection during World War II.
Wednesday through Saturday Cinestudio shows the new Iranian film, “A Separation”, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. The film offers a fascinating look at a middle class couple in Iran who are contemplating divorce. Sunday Cinestudio will begin showing a new 35 mm print of Terence Davies’ “The Long Day Closes”.  Tickets and more at cinestudio.org

Tonight Real Art Ways in Hartford is not showing any films. Wednesday and Thursday, Real Art Ways continues their run of “Delicacy”, the new French drama about life, loss, and love. Friday Night Real Art Ways opens a run of the new documentary on the late king of Reggae Music, Bob Marley.  From Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald, “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary performer Bob Marley.  Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight as we kick off our Summer Program guide.
That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in Middletown  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.

Right after the Jive at Five, DJ Dan Stirs the Melting Pot as he sits in for Kevin Lee, providing  a heady brew of old favorites, deep tracks and unheard delights including everything from rock to Jazz, Folk to Funk, Global to Local, and Acoustic and Electric.
At 6pm we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.

at 6:30 J-Cherry presents: Voice of the City for 90 minutes of live and local arts. Featuring in studio interviews and performances.  

At 8:00 Its Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill for 2 hrs of acoustic roots and Americana music.
From 10-midnight it’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cats whose got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it
From Midnight til 1:30 am it Back From Baltimore with Hannah Malloy who has just returned to Connecticut from her latest semester in Baltimore, bringing each week new and old psychedelic, indie, rock, folk, alternative, lo-fi music and at least a few tunes from Baltimore’s music scene.
Dj Otto Nation is in the hose with an eclectic mmix of music after that until
The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org


If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of commercial free jazz with Charles Henry.

05-21-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, May 21st. 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
at 5:30 this evening, The Middletown Commission on the Arts will present Arts Advocacy Awards this month to two organizations who have have significantly contributed to the city’s cultural and artistic enrichment and/or have shown extraordinary support and initiative for the arts. The Greater Middletown Concert Association and The Buttonwood Tree were chosen as recipients by the Arts Commission after it received a number of suggestions from residents. Mayor Daniel T. Drew will be presenting proclamations at the Buttonwood Tree tonight at 5:30in a reception hat is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. On behalf of the WESU crew, we offer our hearty congratulations to both organizations for their great work within the community. 
Here in Middletown Tonight and every Monday at 8:30, Vinnies Jump and Jive presents a FREE swing and blues practicum offering an opportunity to practice your dancing in a low-key and friendly setting for swing and bluesers of all levels. More online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/
Also happening Every Monday night in Middletown, J-CHERRY hosts the ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC WITH AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street.  Signups begin at7:30pm. Performances start at 8:00pm.

Wednesday evening you can join the students of the Green School for an evening of prose readings and music. The Green School is a group of children from across CT who are home-schooled and meet Wednesdays at The Buttonwood Tree and at The Green Street Art Center for group classes.

Thursday night acclaimed Jazz pianist, composer, and educator, Noah Baerman returns to the Buttonwood Tree to celebrated the release of his seventh album. “Turtle Steps.” For this performance he will be playing some new music with some old friends.


Friday night, Amalgamated Muck returns to the Buttonwood tree in celebration of their new CD. Since playing shows together in Small Town Concert Series and joining musical forces, the melodic amalgamation of Lauren Agnelli with Matthew Male, Brian Wolfe, Rose Bengston and Rodney Maxwell has become more than just some pretty mucking about. Amalgamated Muck enjoys performing a mix of traditional and original Americana – roots, country, and folk music with rock & blues influences.  

Saturday Night the Riverwood Poetry series returns to the buttonwood tree with a Memorial Day Commemoration by Lisa Siedlarz and Michael Lepore.  An open mic follows the main event and poets are invited to  honor the memory of those who gave their lives in our nation’s service.  Admission is free though donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable foods will also be accepted for Amazing Grace Food Pantry, Middletown. To learn more about Riverwood Poetry Series, Inc., visit www.riverwoodpoetry.org.

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. Only those who agree to be viewed on TV should perform. All are welcome to participate as a performer or as audience. Produced and hosted by Ty Mapp, Sunday at 7:30. More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.orgor 860.347.4957

Tonight down in New Haven, Southern Rapper YO GOTTI’s ROAD TO RICHE$ TOUR featuring Zed Zilla and G-Set, takes the toad’s place Stage main stage while RohnLAwrence and Friends make smooth jazz in the lily pad stage. Tursday Mitch Beatz Entertainment presents: THE OFFICIAL JADAKISS BIRTHDAY BASH at Toads.  Friday CHRIS WEBBY’s “There Goes The Neighborhood Tour” Featuring M.A.R., and AREA stops at Toads. Saturday Night Toad’s place presents REGGAE SPRINGFEST 2012 on the Main stage featuring, All Good Feel Good Collective, Balcony, The Green Line, Mitigue, I Anbassa, and King Charlton. Also on Saturday on the Toads Lily pad stage, AFTON PRESENTS 7 local bands and artists. Sunday  Night Brings The Toad’s Place Annual Memorial Day Funk Fest featuring the Terryl Lee Band, Mystic Force, Soul Squad, Mr. Council, and Funkinachea. More onlin eat www.toadsplace.com

Also down in New Haven tonight at 7:30 pm you can catch the Fist Full of Jokes COMEDY SERIES  at Café Nine. After the laughs died down, there will an Acoustic Open Mic w/ Miss Kriss Tuesday Night at 9 pm. Café nine presents the Canadian singer/songwriter Duo, Madison Violet. 
Wednesday night at 8 pm doors Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express take the stage. Thursday The BLUE PLATE RADIO JAZZ SERIES Presents: Elan Trotman presenting his blend of Jazz and Caribbean music.
Friday Night  Francine Reed singsgospel, country, rhythm and blues at 8pm. Later at 10pm Fernando Pinto
Presents: Jim Carpenter and the Hoolios; w/ Dogbite for a night of Memphis echo and reverb touched  rootsy, rockabilly and country music. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by George Baker this week. Saturday Night it’s a local heavy metal showcase celebrating KHRIST HAVOK’S 30TH BIRTHDAYfeaturing Death Prayers; Eyes of the Dead; and Left In Ruins. Sunday night brings  ROXY PERRY’S TRAVELING ROAD HOUSE JAM to Café nine. More online at www.cafenine.com
Kicking off tomorrow and continuing weekly on Tuesday nights at 6pm, Klekolo World Coffee presents “The pen is Mightier….”  a weekly poetry night, with host Evan Okun. The event is free and open to everyone more online at http://www.klekolo.com/  

Friday night in Hartford, Real Art Ways presents an evening of live music at 8pm by Eric Ross, who will perform on piano, guitar, synthesizer and Theremin. Compositions include elements of jazz, classic, serial, and avant garde. Mary Ross’s videos, projected in performance, are organized, arranged and edited to his music. More online at www.realartways.com 

That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, youc an 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.

Tonight and tomorrow at Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, offers screenings of In Darkness” which is based on the true story of a Polish petty thief and sanitation worker, and the disparate group of Jews hiding in the sewers who must rely on him for protection during World War II.

Wednesday through Saturday Cinestudio shows the new Iranian film, “A Separation”, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. The film offers a fascinating look at a middle class couple in Iran who are contemplating divorce. Sunday Cinestudio will begin showing a new 35 mm print of Terence Davies’ “The Long Day Closes”.  Tickets and more at cinestudio.org

Tonight Wednesday and Thursday,  Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of “Delicacy”, the new French drama about life, loss, and love. Friday Night Real Art Ways opens a run of the new documentary on the late king of Reggae Music, Bob Marley.  From Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald, “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary performer Bob Marley.  Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight as we kick off our Summer Program guide.
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 from front porch country blues and big city electric blues to jazz, R&B and soul


8:00 DJ Open I holds down the Rumpus Room for Lord Lewis presenting the vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and latin dancefloor grooves.

At 9:30 we are happy to welcome Tom Gatzen Back to the airwaves for a special 2 hr weekly does of loud and heavy music on Aaargh!!
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. 

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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Jive for Friday 05-18-12

Good afternoon. It’s Friday, May 18th, and 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, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.

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For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you’re not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That’s arts2GO.org
Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

Happenings at The Buttonwood Tree’s this week beginning with tonight are The Press Gang Band blending their skill in traditional Irish music with their curiosity for other styles. Saturday The Buttonwood goes on the road to bring the 3rd Annual Music Festival to Halfinger Farms in Higganum – this to benefit The Buttonwood Tree. This year’s performers will pay homage to their mothers and invite you to do the same! Bluegrass will set the stage. Live animals, face-painting, dancing, and more. Featured artists include Andy Buzzi, Charter Oak Bluegrass Band, Poor Old Shine, South Carolina Broadcasters and others! Additionally, there will be food from local eateries and tours of the farm and greenhouses. This event is free and open to the public!

Food Not Bombs shares food starting around 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood Tree on Sundays, all are welcome. Consider yourself invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am in preparation for this weekly event. More can be found online at foodnotbombs.net

This Sunday afternoon at 4pm The Buttonwood’s Monthly Poetry Potluck presents an opportunity for enthusiasts to get together to share and discuss their favorite poetry. More information about Buttonwood events is available online at www.buttonwood.org

Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington Street in Middletown presents their closing performances of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder this weekend.  Performances are tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 pm.  “Our Town” is famed for daring both the actors and audience to interact in order to weave the themes of family, marriage, death, and eternity into the story of what was daily life. Tickets are available online at oddfellows.org

Today kicks off the Middlesex Community College 2012 Arts & Media Festival in Chapman Hall, at MXCC 100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown. There’s a Reception starting at 6, and Film And Multimedia Project Screenings begin at 7 pm. For more information call (860) 343-5800 or visit www.mxcc.commnet.edu

The Russell Knitters invite you to join them at the Russell Library in Middletown this Saturday at 11:00 am to share your expertise and learn from other members. More online atwww.russelllibrary.org

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts presents: Thesis Art Exhibitions at Zilkha Gallery featuring the work of the Class of 2012′s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. The show features drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture and is curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4pm through Saturday, May 26 in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the Public. More information can be found online at wesleyan.edu/CFA

Sunday afternoon at 4pm, The Greater Middletown Chorale presents “Come, Let Us Sound With Melody!” a concert for spring – American Spirituals and Sacred Music at the Second Congregational Church of New London United Church of Christ.   Tickets and info can be found online at gmchorale.org/ or by calling 860 316 4854.

This Sunday, The 5th Annual “Thank the Lake Day” at Lake Pocotopaug, Sears Park, 68 North Main Street in East Hampton is from 1-5pm. It’s a free celebration of the waters open to the public…featuring the traditional Cheyenne flute and drum of Joseph Firecrow, the Gypsy reggae of Hannah’s Field and the spoken word of Sympetalous…sponsored by Positively Clean

Auditions for CT Gilbert & Sullivan performances of Trial By Jury and H.M.S. Pinafore begin Sunday.  Auditions are at 7pm on Sunday & Tuesday, May 22 at The Church of the Holy Trinity, on Main Street in Middletown. Performances are September 14-16 at the Performing Arts Center at MHS. For info call 800-866-1606 or visit ctgands.org

Now here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening outside the main stream of cinema in central CT:

Tonight through Saturday, Cinestudio in Hartford, celebrates the 45th anniversary of The Classic Film, “The Graduate” starring Dustin Hoffman about a recent graduate of an elite East Coast College who refuses to settle for his preplanned future.  Sunday Cinestudio Kicks off a run of “In Darkness” which is based on the true story of a Polish petty thief and sanitation worker, and the disparate group of Jews hiding in the sewers who must rely on him for protection during World War II. Showtimes and tickets can be found at cinestudio.org

Tonight Real Art Ways begins a run of “Delicacy”, the new French drama about life, loss, and love. Later tonight and Saturday you can catch “How to Grow a Band”, a film about Chris Thile, of the band Nickel Creek and his plans to move forward following his failed marriage and the dissolution of the band. For more information and tickets, visit realartways.org

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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 The Brittle Diameter
 w/Josh Sharp – 
A varied blend of brand new and time honored independent music, presented in a mixtape aesthetic.  Continuity and cohesion are the watchwords here.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News from The Pacifica Network – An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporters.

At 6:30 until 7pm, listen in to The Middletown Youth Radio Project - A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

From 7pm to 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, featuring local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Spotlighting Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until 11:30pm, take in
 the sounds of Rumba en el Patio 
with Michael
- Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At 11:30pm until 1am Saturday it’s 
N.E. Tempo with 
DJ Berk
- Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

At 1am we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave 
until 3am – Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 3, to 4am it’s the Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry with Bob - The compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio & stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.

Then, we bring you
 Sing Out! 
from 4 to 5am, on a mission to preserve and support the cultural diversity and heritage of all traditional and contemporary folk musics, and to encourage making folk music a part of our everyday lives.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 – Traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffe Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara
 – A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from Kevin Norton’s Metaphor Quartet, a CD entitled Not Only In That Golden Tree . . . featuring (the late) Wilber Morris, Masahiko Kono, Hitomi Tono’Oka and Kevin Norton, the selection “not drunk, but stunned” and it’s out on clean feed records.

If you didn’t get a chance to write down some information for an event mentioned in our jive at five –we’ve published the script for today’s jive online at

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