Thursday’s JIVE

Good evening, it’s Thursday, June 14th 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 at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, brings the Monthly Writers Out Loud Open Mic. Friday night, The Buttonwood welcomes Amandla, an original roots reggae ensemble featuring five internationally renowned reggae artists. Saturday brings the buttonwoods annual “Bloomsday” event celebrating James Joyce’s literary legacy. This year’s event is hosted by Abby Reynolds and features live music by Full Gael followed, by an Open Mic.

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and help prepare the food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.

Later at 4pm on Sunday, the monthly Poetry Potluck gathering offers an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike.

More information about all Buttonwood events can be found at buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957

Tonight The Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents a weekly “Jazz on the River ” series. For info and Reservations call:860-347-9999

  

Down in New Haven tonight at Café Nine, MANIC PRODUCTIONS and FISTFUL OF JOKES Present a night of comedy with Neil Hamburger, Duncan Trussell; and Dan Rice.  Friday night Sarah Lou Richards; w/ Mike Clifford make for an early set of, Nashville twang at 6:30/. Later at 9:30 Christina Harris returns to New Haven and co-headlines a night of piano driven pop.  Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Saturday Night Babement; Dead Wives; and Two Inch Astronaut  make for a Garage, post punk showcase with all girl Pavement cover band. More online at www.cafenine.com

Tonight, Infinity Hall in Norfolk presents an evening of music with Peter Mulvay and Andy Friedman. Friday night you can catch Robert Randolph and The Family Band. Saturday Night Mathew Sweet brings his “Girlfriend” tour to Infinity Hall. Sunday night Donna The Buffalo take the stage. More can be found at inifinityhall.com

In Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood are back on the stage on Friday Night. Saturday night, Phili Blues singers Gina Sicilia returns to Black-eyed Sally’s. More information can be found at blackeyedsallys.com

Here in Middletown Friday night, Vinnies Jump and Jive present their Salsa Social dance Night. On Saturday night Vinnies hosts a Break Dance Cypher.   More can be found online at vinniesjumpandjive.com

Friday night I East Hampton at the Higher Grounds Coffee House at 70 Main Street, it’s their weekly open mic. Show starts at 8PM. Every Saturday it’s a live local music at Higher Grounds.

Friday Night The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook presents Ollabelle, a New York based folk-roots-rock band that began playing gospel tunes in Manhattan’s Lower East Side following 9/11. More information can be found at thekate.org or by calling 860-388-3286.

Saturday night at the Outer Space in Hamden you can catch,  Jug band revivalists Washboard Slim and the Blue Lights in a double bill with Americana sweethearts, Amalgamated Muck (including the Grammy-nominated Lauren Agnelli), for a night of local roots music.

Saturday morning at 11am you are invited to Join the Russell Library Knitters,

an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required.  The group meets in Meeting Room 3 at the Russell Library in Middletown on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month.  You can get more information at russelllibrary.org or by calling 860.347.2528

Our hats are off to the Twenty-Two Greater Middletown Special Olympics Athletes who competed at the 2012 Special Olympics Connecticut State Summer Games this past weekend of June 6-8.  Special kudos to David Crovo of Middlefield, Scott Thayer, and Anna Kozinski of Middletown who were presented with medals for their accomplishments.  For more info call SOCT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit soct.org

That’s it for our community calendar. 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.

Now here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week.

Tonight through Friday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford presents an incredible restoration of Marcel Carné’s film Les Enfants du Paradis which has been called by some, the greatest of all French movies.

Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford has extended their run of the new Bob Marley Documentary, “Marley” through Thursday.

  Also showing through tomorrow evening at Real Art Ways, you can catch “Pink Ribbons, Inc.” a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success.

Friday night Real Art Ways continues their “Weekends Only” run of: “Lovecraft, Whisperer in Darkness”, written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight: 

Right after the Jive at Five,

5:05-6pmHomegrown with Rob DeRosaThe best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.



6-6:30pmFree Speech Radio News From The Pacifica NetworkYour daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.



6:30-8pmTotal Praise with Minister LatreciaA diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!



8-9:30pmEvening Jazz with Bill DenertWhere hearing is the best experience. A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases

9:30-11pmArt Projects with Aaron BergerGoing far in the name of artistic expression, but never losing hold of anchors in quality control and cultural relevance. Shoegaze and Garage meets Psych-Folk and Ambient Drone; HipHop and Soul meets 2-Step and Grime. It’s all fair game. Mixed with auditory bric-a-brac for optimal digestion.



11pm-12:30am Alphabet Soup with DJ BlazeAn anti-genre, request-based melting pot. Each episode, we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter. A wild romp through the annals of WESU’s music library, supported and guided by the interests of our listeners.



12:30-1:30am Sunspot LoopsLet’s explore what’s new in the world and rearrange what exists into a form we can claim to understand. Listen to everything. Nothing gets hyped on. (micro-genres)

Friday, 1:30-4amThe Graveyard with DJ Otto NationAn eclectic mix of music from the WESU collection of new releases.

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. Stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob Derosa. 

06-13-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, June 13th 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 Connecticut’s number 1 Washington Nationals fan. Thanx for listening!

Down in New Haven tonight Café nine and DIE HIPSTER PRESENTS “UNPUNKED” where local punk rockers show their chops on on acoustic instruments!! Thursday MANIC PRODUCTIONS and FISTFUL OF JOKES Present a night of comedy at café nine with Neil Hamburger, Duncan Trussell; and Dan Rice.  Friday night Sarah Lou Richards; w/ Mike Clifford make for an early set of night of Nashville twang at 6:30/. Later at 9:30 Christina Harris returns to New Haven and co-headlines a night of piano driven pop. 

Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Saturday Night Babement; Dead Wives; and Two Inch Astronaut  make for a Garage, post punk showcase with all girl Pavement cover band. More online at www.cafenine.com

On Wednesday nights in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! This week’s session is hosted by Brandt Taylor.  

Then Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood are back on the stage at Blackeyed Sally’s  on Friday Night. Saturday night, Phili Blues singers Gina Sicilia returns to Black-eyed Sally’s. More information can be found at blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, the “Evening Oasis” Belly Dance crew Presents – their annual fundraiser for The Buttonwood Tree and Thursday night brings the Monthly Writers Out Loud Open Mic to the Buttonwood.

Friday night, The Buttonwood welcomes Amandla, an original roots reggae ensemble featuring five internationally renowned reggae artists: YahKali, Ras Iba, Toussaint the Liberator, Tuff Lion, and Burnie T.

Saturday brings the buttonwoods annual “Bloomsday” event celebrating James Joyce’s literary legacy. This year’s event is hosted by Abby Reynolds and features live music by Full Gael followed, by an Open Mic.

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and help prepare the food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.

Later at 4pm on Sunday, the monthly Poetry Potluck gathering offers an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike.

More information about all Buttonwood events can be found at buttonwood.org or by calling 860.347.4957

The Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents a weekly Thursday night “Jazz on the River ” series. For info and Reservations call  860-347-9999

Thursday night, Infinity Hall in Norfolk presents an evening of music with Peter Mulvay and Andy Friedman. Friday night you can catch Robert Randolph and The Family Band. Saturday Night Mathew Sweet brings his “Girlfriend” tour to Infinity Hall. Sunday night Donna The Buffalo performs take the stage. More can be found at inifinityhall.com

Here in Middletown Friday night, Vinnies Jump and Jive present their Salsa Social dance Night. On Saturday night Vinnies hosts a Break Dance Cypher.   More can be found online at vinniesjumpandjive.com

Friday Night The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook presents Ollabelle, a New York based folk-roots-rock band that began playing gospel tunes in Manhattan’s Lower East Side following 9/11. more information can be found at thekate.org or by calling 860-388-3286.

Saturday night at the Outer Space in Hamden you can catch  Jug band revivalists Washboard Slim and the Blue Lights in a double bill with Americana sweethearts, Amalgamated Muck (including the Grammy-nominated Lauren Agnelli), for a night of local roots music.

Saturday morning at 11am you are invited to Join the Russell Library Knitters,
an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required.  The group meets in Meeting Room 3 at the Russell Library in Middletown on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month.  You can get more information at russelllibrary.org or by calling 860.347.2528

Our hats are off to the Twenty-Two Greater Middletown Special Olympics Athletes who competed at the 2012 Special Olympics Connecticut State Summer Games this past weekend of June 6-8.  Special kudos to David Crovo of Middlefield, Scott Thayer, and Anna Kozinski of Middletown who were presented with medals for their accomplishments.  For more info call SOCT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit soct.org

That’s it for our community calendar. 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.

Now here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week.

Tonight through Friday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford presents an incredible restoration of Marcel Carné’s film Les Enfants du Paradis which has been called by some, the greatest of all French movies.
Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford has extended their run of the new Bob Marley Documentary, “Marley” through Thursday.

  Also showing through tomorrow evening at Real Art Ways, you can catch “Pink Ribbons, Inc.” a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success.

Friday night Real Art Ways continues their “Weekends Only” run of: “Lovecraft, Whisperer in Darkness”, written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org

Now stay tuned for what’s playing tonight on WESU 88.1 FM in Middletown:

Right after the Jive at Five Right  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 More Warehouse with Mike Nyce.  Join Mike Nyce for an extended mix of the best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure

From 11pm-12:30am it’s Midnight Munchies with DJ Gus Lo – The Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving.

Beginning at 12:30 and running until 1:30am 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!

and from 1:30-4am it’s The Graveyard with DJ Otto Nation. An eclectic mix of music from the WESU collection of new releases.

The BBC News 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 The Needle Drop.

06-12-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, June 12th. 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.
Down in New Haven tonight Café nine presents Les Rhinocéros, hailing from the Washington, DC area, the young band Les Rhinocéros delivers a crazy world in sound, blending aspects of rock, world music, noise, ambient and jazz. Wednesday night DIE HIPSTER PRESENTS “UNPUNKED” where local punk rockers show their chops on on acoustic instruments!! Thursday MANIC PRODUCTIONS and FISTFUL OF JOKES Present a night of comedy at café nine with Neil Hamburger, Duncan Trussell; and Dan Rice.  Friday night Sarah Lou Richards; w/ Mike Clifford make for an early set of night of Nashville twang at 6:30/. Later at 9:30 Christina Harris returns to New Haven and co-headlines a night of piano driven pop.  
Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Saturday Night Babement; Dead Wives; and Two Inch Astronaut  make for a Garage, post punk showcase with all girl Pavement cover band. More online at www.cafenine.com
On Tuesday nights in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18 piece jazz ensemble.  Every wed at 8:30pm Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! This week’s session is hosted by Brandt Taylor.   
Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood are back on the stage at Blackeyed Sally;s Friday Night. Saturday night, Phili Blues singers Gina Sicilia returns to Black-eyed Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Wednesday night at the Buttonwood Tree inMiddletown, the “Evening Oasis” Belly Dance crew Presents – their annual fundraiser for The Buttonwood Tree!
Thursday night brings the Monthly Writers Out Loud Open Mic to the Buttonwood.
Friday night, The Buttonwood Tree welcomes Amandla, an original roots reggae ensemble featuring five internationally renowned reggae artists: YahKali, Ras Iba, Toussaint the Liberator, Tuff Lion, and Burnie T. 
Saturday brings the buttonwoods annual “Bloomsday” event celebrating James Joyce’s literary legacy. This year’s event is hosted by Abby Reynolds and features live music by Full Gael followed, by an Open Mic.
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and help prepare the food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.
Later at 4pm on Sunday, the monthly Poetry Potluck gathering offers an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike.
More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957

Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents,  a weekly Thursday night“Jazz on the River ” series. For info and Reservations call  860-347-9999
Thursday night, Infinity Hall inNorfolkpresents an evening of music with Peter Mulvay and Andy Friedman. Friday night you can catch Robert Randolph and The Family Band. Saturday Night Mathew Sweet brings his “Girlfriend” tour to Infinity Hall. Sunday night Donna The Buffalo performs take the stage. www.inifinityhall.com
Here in Middletown Friday night, Vinnies presents their Salsa Social dance Night. Saturday night Vinnies hosts a Break Dance Cypher.   More online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/
Friday Night The Katharine Hepburn Cultural ArtsCenter in Old Saybrook presents Ollabelle, a New York based folk-roots-rock band that began playing gospel tunes in Manhattan’s Lower East Side following 9/11. more information at http://www.thekate.org or 860-388-3286.
Saturday night at the Outer Space in Hamden you can catch  Jug band revivalists Washboard Slim and the Blue Lights in a double bill with Americana sweethearts, Amalgamated Muck (including the Grammy-nominated Lauren Agnelli), for a night of local roots music.
Saturday morning at 11am you are invited to Join the Russell Library Knitters,
an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required.  The group meets in Meeting Room 3 at Russell Library in Middletown  on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month.  www.russelllibrary.org860.347.2528

Our hats off to the Twenty-Two Greater Middletown Special Olympics Athletes competed at the 2012 Special Olympics Connecticut State Summer Games this past weekend of June 6-8.  Special kudos to David Crovo of Middlefield, Scott Thayer, and Anna Kozinski of Middletown who were presented with medals for their accomplishments.  For more info call SOCT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit www.soct.org
That’s it for our community calendar. 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.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week. 

Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, ends their run of The National Theatre Live’s  stage production of FRANKENSTEIN. Weds through Friday, Cinestudio presents an incredible restoration of Marcel Carné’s film Les Enfants du Paradis which has been called by some, the greatest of all French movies.
Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford has extended their run of the new Bob Marley Documentary, “Marley” through Thursday.
  Also showing through Thursday at Real Art Ways, you can catch “Pink Ribbons, Inc.” a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success.
Tonight the first season of Real Art Ways’ Science on Screen will come to a close with a screening of the classic 1944 American Film Noire:  Double Indemnity.
Friday night Real Art Ways continues their “Weekends Only” run of: “Lovecraft, Whisperer in Darkness”, written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org 
Right after the Jive at Five 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 back home in 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 commercial free jazz with Charles Henry.

06-11-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, June 11th. 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.
Here in Middletown Tonight and every Monday at 8:30, Vinnies Jump and Jive presents a FREE swing and blues practicum. Friday night Vinnies presents their All Blues All Night Dance. Saturday night Vinnies hosts a Break Dance Cypher.   More online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/
 
Every Monday night at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, J-CHERRY hosts the ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC. Signups begin at7:30pm. Performances start at 8:00pm.
Wednesday night, the “Evening Oasis” Belly Dance crew Presents – their annual fundraiser for The Buttonwood Tree!
Thursday night brings the Monthly Writers Out Loud Open Mic to the Buttonwood.

Friday night, The Buttonwood Tree welcomes Amandla, an original roots reggae ensemble featuring five internationally renowned reggae artists: YahKali, Ras Iba, Toussaint the Liberator, Tuff Lion, and Burnie T. 
Saturday brings the buttonwoods annual “Bloomsday” event celebrating James Joyce’s literary legacy. This year’s event is hosted by Abby Reynolds and features live music by Full Gael followed, by an Open Mic.
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to the meal and are also invited to help prepare the food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.
Later at 4pm on Sunday, the monthly Poetry Potluck gathering offers an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike.
More information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957

Down in New Haven tonight at 7:30 pm you can catch some Belly Dancing w/ Uber Dami & Friends  at Café Nine. At 10pm the Nine Presents an Acoustic Open Mic w/ Miss Kriss.  Tuesday Night Café nine presents Les Rhinocéros, hailing from the Washington, DC area, the young band Les Rhinocéros delivers a crazy world in sound, blending aspects of rock, world music, noise, ambient and jazz. Wednesday night DIE HIPSTER PRESENTS “UNPUNKED” where local punk rockers show their chops on on acoustic instruments!! Thursday MANIC PRODUCTIONS and FISTFUL OF JOKES Present a night of comedy at café nine with Neil Hamburger, Duncan Trussell; and Dan Rice.  Friday night Sarah Lou Richards; w/ Mike Cliffordmake for an early set of night of Nashville twang at 6:30/. Later at 9:30 Christina Harris returns to New Haven and co-headlines a night of piano driven pop.  
Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Saturday Night Babement; Dead Wives; and Two Inch Astronaut  make for a Garage, post punk showcase with all girl Pavement cover band. More online at www.cafenine.com
Also tonight in Hartford,The Charter Oak Cultural Center’s weekly event JAZZ MONDAYS at Black-eyed Sally’s features Craig Hartley. www.hartfordjazzjam.com

On Tuesday nights in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18 piece jazz ensemble.  Every wed at 8:30pm Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! This week’s session is hosted by Brandt Taylor.   
Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood are back on the stage at Blackeyed Sally;s Friday Night. Saturday night, Phili Blues singers Gina Sicilia returns to Black-eyed Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents,  a weekly Thursday night “Jazz on the River ” series. For info and Reservations call  860-347-9999

Thursday night, Infinity Hall inNorfolk presents an evening of music with Peter Mulvay and Andy Friedman. Friday night you can catch Robert Randolph and The Family Band. Saturday Night Mathew Sweet brings his “Girlfriend” tour to Infinity Hall. Sunday night Donna The Buffalo performs take the stage. www.inifinityhall.com
Friday Night The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook presents Ollabelle, a New York based folk-roots-rock band that began playing gospel tunes in Manhattan’s Lower East Side following 9/11. more information at http://www.thekate.org or 860-388-3286.
Saturday night at the Outer Space in Hamden you can catch  Jug band revivalists Washboard Slim and the Blue Lights in a double bill with Americana sweethearts, Amalgamated Muck (including the Grammy-nominated Lauren Agnelli), for a night of local roots music.
Saturday morning at 11am you are invited to Join the Russell Library Knitters,
an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise. No registration is required.  The group meets in Meeting Room 3 at Russell Library in Middletown  on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month.  www.russelllibrary.org 860.347.2528

Our hats off to the Twenty-Two Greater Middletown Special Olympics Athletes competed at the 2012 Special Olympics Connecticut State Summer Games this past weekend of June 6-8.  Special kudos to David Crovo of Middlefield, Scott Thayer, and  Anna Kozinski of Middletown who were presented with medals for their accomplishments.  For more info call SOCT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit www.soct.org
That’s it for our community calendar. 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.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week. 

Tonight and Tomorrow, Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, presents National Theatre Live’s production of FRANKENSTEIN. Weds through Friday, Cinestudio presents an incredible restoration of Marcel Carné’s film Les Enfants du Paradis which has been called by some, the greatest of all French movies.
Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford has extended their run of the new Bob Marley Documentary, “Marley” through Thursday.
  Also showing through Thursday at Real Art Ways, you can catch “Pink Ribbons, Inc.” a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success.
Tomorrow night the first season of Real Art Ways’ Science on Screen will come to a close with a screening of the classic 1944 American Film Noire:  Double Indemnity.
Friday night Real Art Ways continues their “Weekends Only” run of: “Lovecraft, Whisperer in Darkness”, written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org 
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% Folk 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 Hip Hop, instrumental tracks and some of the original sampled material.
At 9:30  Tom Gatzen delivers a 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.
Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of commercial free jazz with Charles Henry.

Friday 06-08-12 Jive

Good afternoon. It’s Friday, June 8th, 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:

Tonight here in Middletown, The Buttonwood Tree presents the Brooklyn-based harmony-driven power trio  ”Apollo Run”. Saturday The Buttonwood Tree offers a full line up of activities and events starting at 10:30 am as they participate in the CT Department of Tourism’s Annual Open House Day.  Spiritual Workshops, live music, and an artist’s reception and gallery show are all in the works.  The day culminates at The Buttonwood Tree with the NYC-based Danny Fox Trio playing genre-defying original music that lies somewhere between jazz , chamber music, and rock. Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to the meal and invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Later on Sunday evening at 7:30 at The Buttonwood, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. It’s produced and hosted by Ty Mapp. There’s more information about all Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957

Down in New Haven tonight at Café Nine  Burlesque-A-Pades take the stage. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Ideat Village XII Fundraiser to Café nine featuring Sidewalk Dave, the Grimm Generation, Farewood and Bedroom Rehab Corporation. More online at www.cafenine.com

Also happening tonight down in New Haven, Shakedown plays the Grateful DEAD & BEYOND at Toads Place with Mushroom Cloud and Gigglejuice opening that show. Saturday night Unearth, This Is Hell,  Vengeance, and Torment the Dreamer make for a night of loud rock at Toads. More online at www.toadsplace.com

At Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, tonight Joey Spampinato, founding member of the legendary NRBQ is back on the stage with his brother! Saturday night, John Fries & The Heat. Featuring Matt Zeiner celebrate the release of their new CD at Sally’s.www.blackeyedsallys.com

Here in Middletown Friday Night, Vinnie’s  Jump and Jive presents their All Blues All Night Dance.   More online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/

Fresh off their athletic victories from the Special Olympics CT-Eastern Regional Games twenty two athletes from the Greater Middletown Special Olympics are set to compete at  the Special Olympics Connecticut State Summer Games beginning on Friday June 8 through June 10 hosted by Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven & the Hamden Hall School in Hamden.  Nineteen Athletes from the GMSO will be competing in Track & Field events & three in Cycling events.   For more info call SOCT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit www.soct.org

Saturday brings the 35th Anniversary Military vehicle show and flea market to the Chester fairgrounds from 8am-4pm.  The event features Antique Military vehicles, a flea market, food on site, Military displays and more. www.comvec.org for info.

The Strawberry Fields FEST 2012 in East Hampton’s Village Centre is happening this Saturday, June 9th. The event starts at 9am on the village green with free yoga, everyone is welcome. Vendors will be setting up along the sidewalks with crafts, food, and arts. Anyone interested in being a vendor can sign up at 70 Main Coffeehouse and Art Gallery. There will be artist demonstrations, a strawberry wine and beer tasting, and music throughout the day including a performance from J-Cherry and the Strawberries and Gigglejuice.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in central CT this week:

Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, continues their annual Gay and Lesbian film festival through Saturday. Opening on Sunday at Cinestudio, National Theatre Live presents FRANKENSTEIN. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford has extended their run of Marley through June 14. “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary reggae musician, Bob Marley.Tonight Real Art Ways opens a run of Pink Ribbons, Inc. a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success. Friday also kicks off a ‘weekends-only’ run of: “Lovecraft, Whisperer in Darkness”. Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Real Art Ways has also booked “The Room” which has been dubbed as “The best terrible movie ever” for a series of monthly late night screenings. 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, June 7th. 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 the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings Bob Gotta’s long standing acoustic Open Mic to the Buttonwood.

Friday night, The Brooklyn based harmony-driven power trio  ”Apollo Run”, take the stage. Saturday the buttonwood Tree offers a full line up of activities and events starting at 10:30 am as they participate in the CT Department of Tourism’s Annual  Open House Day.  Spiritual Workshops, live music, and an artist’s reception and gallery show are all in the works.  The day culminates at the Buttonwood Tree with The NYC-based Danny Fox Trio playing genre-defying original music that lies somewhere between jazz , chamber music, and rock.Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All ares welcome to the meal and invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Later on Sunday evening at the Buttonwood, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic 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.orgor 860.347.4957
Down in New Haven tonight at Cafe Nine Chris Berardo and the Desperados w/ Al Raebuckplay at Café Nine. Friday Night  BURLESQUE-A-PADES takes the Café Nine stage. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Ideat Village XII Fundraiser  to Café nine featuring Sidewalk Dave, the Grimm Generation, Farewood and Bedroom Rehab Corporation. More online at www.cafenine.com

also happening tonight down in New Haven, its a local Rock showcase on the main stage at Toads.  While Justin Jones performs upstairs in Lily’s pad. SHAKEDOWNplays the Grateful DEAD & BEYOND at Toads place on Friday Night with Mushroom Cloud and Gigglejuice opening that show. Saturday night Unearth, This Is Hell,  Vengeance, and Torment the Dreamer make for a night of loud Rock at Toads. More online at www.toadsplace.com

At Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, Friday Night Joey Spampinato, founding member of the legendary NRBQ is back on the stage with his bro! Saturday night, JOHN FRIES & THE HEAT. FEATURING MATT ZEINER celebrate the release of their new CD at Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Here in Middletown Friday Night, Vinnie’s  Jump and Jive presents their All Blues All Night Dance.   More online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/

Tonight marks the launch of the Thursday Night “Jazz on the River ” series at Mattabesett Canoe Club in Middletown (formerly Harbor Park).  The Legendary jazz drummer BERNARD “Pretty” PURDIE is appearing with vocalist Karen Frisk this Thurs. JUNE 7, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm Rain or Shine!  For info and Reservations call  860-347-9999

Fresh off their athletic victories from the Special Olympics CT-Eastern Regional Games twenty two athletes from the Greater Middletown Special Olympics are set to compete at  the Special Olympics Connecticut State Summer Games beginning on Friday June 8-10, 2012 hosted by Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven & the Hamden Hall School in Hamden.  Nineteen Athletes from the GMSO will be competing in Track & Field events & three in Cycling events.   For more info call SOCT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit www.soct.org

Saturday brings the 35th Anniversary Military vehicle show and flea market to the Chester fairgrounds from 8am-4pm.  The event features Antique Military vehicles, a flea market, food on site, Military displays and more. www.comvec.org for info.

The Strawberry Fields FEST 2012 in East Hampton’s Village Centre is happening this Saturday, June 9th. The event starts at 9am on the village green free yoga, everyone is welcome. Venders will be setting up along the sidewalks with crafts, food, and arts. Anyone interested in being a vender can sign up at 70 Main Coffeehouse and Art Gallery. There will be artist demonstrations, a strawberry wine and beer tasting, and music throughout the day including a performance from J-Cherry and the Strawberries and Giggle juice.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week. Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford,  continues their annual Gay and Lesbian film festival through Saturday. Opening on Sunday at Cinestudio, National Theatre Live presents FRANKENSTEIN . Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford has extended their run of Marley through June 14. “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary reggae musician, Bob Marley. Tuesday through Thursday Real Art Ways presents “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts” which follows a pregnant technophile who’s uncertainties about motherhood trigger an impulsive road trip .  Friday Real Art ways opens a run of Pink Ribbons, Inc. a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success. Friday also kicks off a weekends only run of: “Lovecraft, Whisperer in Darkness”, Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Real Art way has also booked “The Room” which has been dubbed as “The best terrible movie ever”  for a series monthly late night screenings. Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org 

That’s it for our community calendar. 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.

Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight: 

Right after the Jive at Five,

5:05-6pmHomegrown with Rob DeRosaThe best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.



6-6:30pmFree Speech Radio News From The Pacifica NetworkYour daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.



6:30-8pmTotal Praise with Minister LatreciaA diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!



8-9:30pmEvening Jazz with Bill DenertWhere hearing is the best experience. A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases

9:30-11pmArt Projects with Aaron BergerGoing far in the name of artistic expression, but never losing hold of anchors in quality control and cultural relevance. Shoegaze and Garage meets Psych-Folk and Ambient Drone; HipHop and Soul meets 2-Step and Grime. It’s all fair game. Mixed with auditory bric-a-brac for optimal digestion.



11pm-12:30am Alphabet Soup with DJ BlazeAn anti-genre, request-based melting pot. Each episode, we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter. A wild romp through the annals of WESU’s music library, supported and guided by the interests of our listeners.



12:30-1:30am Sunspot LoopsLet’s explore what’s new in the world and rearrange what exists into a form we can claim to understand. Listen to everything. Nothing gets hyped on. (micro-genres)

Friday, 1:30-4amThe Graveyard with DJ Otto NationAn eclectic mix of music from the WESU collection of new releases.

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

06-06-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, June 6th. 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
  
Tonight the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown presents  Conversations with Tlakaelel: 2012 Earth Changes, Myth and Reality. This Toltec Elder, teacher, heir and guardian of the oral tradition, is also an author and spiritual guide who has spent over 50 years teaching and researching the great ancestral cultures of the Americas. He will share insights about our role in 2012, the earth changes that are already happening, energy and how to work with it and see it, the importance of wisdom in the modern world, and the unity of world religions.
Thursday night brings Bob Gotta’s long standing acoustic Open Mic to the Buttonwood.
Friday night, The Brooklyn based harmony-driven power trio  ”Apollo Run”, take the stage.
Saturday the buttonwood Tree offers a full line up of activities and events starting at 10:30 am as they participate in the CT Department of Tourism’s Annual  Open House Day.  Spiritual Workshops, live music, and an artist’s reception and gallery show are all in the works.  The day culminates at the Buttonwood Tree with The NYC-based Danny Fox Trio playing genre-defying original music that lies somewhere between jazz , chamber music, and rock.
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All ares welcome to the meal and invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Later on Sunday evening at the Buttonwood, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic 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.orgor 860.347.4957
Down in New Haven tonight at Cafe Nine you can catch Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, Slackeye Slim, and Filthy Still make for a night of aggressive, country-blues-Dixieland-bluegrass, Delta blues, and New Orleans sounds. Thursday Chris Berardo and the Desperadosw/ Al Raebuck play at Café Nine. Friday Night  BURLESQUE-A-PADES takes the Café Nine stage. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Ideat Village XII Fundraiser  to Café nine featuring Sidewalk Dave, the Grimm Generation, Farewood and Bedroom Rehab Corporation. More online at www.cafenine.com

also happening tonight down in New Haven, its Toads Place’s weekly dubstep dance party. Thursday there’s a local Rock showcase on the main stage at Toads.  While Justin Jones performs upstairs in Lily’s pad. SHAKEDOWNplays the Grateful DEAD & BEYOND at Toads place on Friday Night with Mushroom Cloud and Gigglejuice opening that show. Saturday night Unearth, This Is Hell,  Vengeance, and Torment the Dreamer make for a night of loud Rock at Toads. More online at www.toadsplace.com

Tonight at Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, you can catch The PETER BYRON BLUES JAM.  Friday Night Joey Spampinato, founding member of the legendary NRBQ is back on the stage with his bro! Saturday night, JOHN FRIES & THE HEAT. FEATURING MATT ZEINER celebrate the release of their new CD at Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Here in Middletown Friday Night, Vinnie’s  Jump and Jive presents their All Blues All Night Dance.   More online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/
Tomorrow/ Thursday night marks the launch of the Thursday Night “Jazz on the River ” series at Mattabesett Canoe Club in Middletown (formerly Harbor Park).  The Legendary jazz drummer BERNARD “Pretty” PURDIE is appearing with vocalist Karen Frisk this Thurs. JUNE 7, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm Rain or Shine!  For info and Reservations call  860-347-9999

Fresh off their athletic victories from the Special Olympics CT-Eastern Regional Games twenty two athletes from the Greater Middletown Special Olympics are set to compete at  the Special Olympics Connecticut State Summer Games beginning on Friday June 8-10, 2012 hosted by Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven & the Hamden Hall School in Hamden.  Nineteen Athletes from the GMSO will be competing in Track & Field events & three in Cycling events.   For more info call SOCT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit www.soct.org

Saturday brings the 35th Anniversary Military vehicle show and flea market to the Chester fairgrounds from 8am-4pm.  The event features Antique Military vehicles, a flea market, food on site, Military displays and more. www.comvec.org for info.

The Strawberry Fields FEST 2012 in East Hampton’s Village Centre is happening this Saturday, June 9th. The event starts at 9am on the village green free yoga, everyone is welcome. Venders will be setting up along the sidewalks with crafts, food, and arts. Anyone interested in being a vender can sign up at 70 Main Coffeehouse and Art Gallery. There will be artist demonstrations, a strawberry wine and beer tasting, and music throughout the day including a performance from J-Cherry and the Strawberries and Giggle juice.
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week. 
 Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford,  continues their annual Gay and Lesbian film festival through Saturday. Opening on Sunday at Cinestudio, National Theatre Live presents FRANKENSTEIN . Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford has extended their run of Marley through June 14. “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary reggae musician, Bob Marley. Tuesday through Thursday Real Art Ways presents “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts” which follows a pregnant technophile who’s uncertainties about motherhood trigger an impulsive road trip .  Friday Real Art ways opens a run of Pink Ribbons, Inc. a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success. Friday also kicks off a weekends only run of: “Lovecraft, Whisperer in Darkness”, Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Real Art way has also booked “The Room” which has been dubbed as “The best terrible movie ever”  for a series monthly late night screenings. Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org 
That’s it for our community calendar. 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.
Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight: 

Right after the Jive at Five,
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.

11pm-12:30am
Midnight Munchies with DJ Gus Lo – The Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving.

12:30-1:30am
Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat

1:30-4am Otto Nation
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….

06-05-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, June 5th. 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
Down in New Haven tonight at Cafe Nine you can catch  Joe Flood and special guest Luisa Piemontese. Later tonight at 10 pm Café nine presents Casey Gorman w/ Mike Brandon.  Wednesday night : Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, Slackeye Slim, and Filthy Still make for a night of aggressive, country-blues-Dixieland-bluegrass, Delta blues, and New Orleans sounds. Thursday Chris Berardo and the Desperadosw/ Al Raebuck play at Café Nine. Friday Night  BURLESQUE-A-PADES takes the Café Nine stage. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Ideat Village XII Fundraiser  to Café nine featuring Sidewalk Dave, the Grimm Generation, Farewood and Bedroom Rehab Corporation. More online at www.cafenine.com
  
Wednesday night the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown presents  Conversations with Tlakaelel: 2012 Earth Changes, Myth and Reality. This Toltec Elder, teacher, heir and guardian of the oral tradition, is also an author and spiritual guide who has spent over 50 years teaching and researching the great ancestral cultures of the Americas. He will share insights about our role in 2012, the earth changes that are already happening, energy and how to work with it and see it, the importance of wisdom in the modern world, and the unity of world religions.
Thursday night brings Bob Gotta’s long standing acoustic Open Mic to the Buttonwood.
Friday night, The Brooklyn based harmony-driven power trio  ”Apollo Run”, take the stage.
Saturday the buttonwood Tree offers a full line up of activities and events starting at 10:30 am as they participate in the CT Department of Tourism’s Annual  Open House Day.  Spiritual Workshops, live music, and an artist’s reception and gallery show are all in the works.  The day culminates at the Buttonwood Tree with The NYC-based Danny Fox Trio playing genre-defying original music that lies somewhere between jazz , chamber music, and rock.
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All ares welcome to the meal and invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Later on Sunday evening at the Buttonwood, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic 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

Weds night down in New Haven brings Toads Place’s weekly dubstep dance party. Thursday there’s a local Rock showcase on the main stage at Toads.  While Justin Jones performs upstairs in Lily’s pad. SHAKEDOWNplays the Grateful DEAD & BEYOND at Toads place on Friday Night with Mushroom Cloud and Gigglejuice opening that show. Saturday night Unearth, This Is Hell,  Vengeance, and Torment the Dreamer make for a night of loud Rock at Toads. More online at www.toadsplace.com

Wednesday Night at Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford you can catch The PETER BYRON BLUES JAM.  Friday Night Joey Spampinato, founding member of the legendary NRBQ is back on the stage with his bro! Saturday night, JOHN FRIES & THE HEAT. FEATURING MATT ZEINER celebrate the release of their new CD at Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Here in Middletown Friday Night, Vinnie’s  Jump and Jive presents their All Blues All Night Dance.   More online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/
This Thursday night marks the launch of the Thursday Night “Jazz on the River ” series at Mattabesett Canoe Club in Middletown (formerly Harbor Park).  The Legendary jazz drummer BERNARD “Pretty” PURDIE is appearing with vocalist Karen Frisk this Thurs. JUNE 7, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm Rain or Shine!  For info and Reservations call  860-347-9999

Fresh off their athletic victories from the Special Olympics CT-Eastern Regional Games twenty two athletes from the Greater Middletown Special Olympics are set to compete at  the Special Olympics Connecticut State Summer Games beginning on Friday June 8-10, 2012 hosted by Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven & the Hamden Hall School in Hamden.  Nineteen Athletes from the GMSO will be competing in Track & Field events & three in Cycling events.   For more info call SOCT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit www.soct.org

Saturday brings the 35th Anniversary Military vehicle show and flea market to the Chester fairgrounds from 8am-4pm.  The event features Antique Military vehicles, a flea market, food on site, Military displays and more. www.comvec.orgfor info.

The Strawberry Fields FEST 2012 in East Hampton’s Village Centre is happening this Saturday, June 9th. The event starts at 9am on the village green free yoga, everyone is welcome. Venders will be setting up along the sidewalks with crafts, food, and arts. Anyone interested in being a vender can sign up at 70 Main Coffeehouse and Art Gallery. There will be artist demonstrations, a strawberry wine and beer tasting, and music throughout the day including a performance from J-Cherry and the Strawberries.
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week. 
 Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford,  presents their annual Gay and Lesbian film festival through Saturday. Opening on Sunday at Cinestudio, National Theatre Live presents FRANKENSTEIN . Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford has extended their run of Marley through 6/14. “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary reggae musician, Bob Marley. Tuesday through Thursday Real Art Ways presents “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts” which follows a pregnant technophile who’s uncertainties about motherhood trigger an impulsive road trip .  Friday Real Art ways opens a run of Pink Ribbons, Inc. a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success. Friday also kicks off a weekends only run of: “Lovecraft, Whisperer in Darkness”, Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Real Art way has also booked “The Room” which has been dubbed as “The best terrible movie ever”  for a series monthly late night screenings. Tickets, times, and more at www.realartways.org 
That’s it for our community calendar. 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.
Now stay tuned.  Here’s what’s playing on WESU tonight: 

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for 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.  Today’s show will spotlight Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Patti Smith.
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 Cat 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 until 1:30 am it’s Back From Baltimore with Hannah Malloy, 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 house 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….

06-04-12 jive

06-04-12 jive
Good evening, it’s Monday, June 4th. 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 Jive presents 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 All Blues All Night Dance.   More online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/
 
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 night the buttonwood Tree presents  Conversations with Tlakaelel: 2012 Earth Changes, Myth and Reality. This Toltec Elder, teacher, heir and guardian of the oral tradition, is also an author and spiritual guide who has spent over 50 years teaching and researching the great ancestral cultures of the Americas. He will share insights about our role in 2012, the earth changes that are already happening, energy and how to work with it and see it, the importance of wisdom in the modern world, and the unity of world religions.
Thursday night brings Bob Gotta’s long standing acoustic Open Mic to the Buttonwood.
Friday night, The Brooklyn based harmony-driven power trio  ”Apollo Run”, take the stage Friday Night.
Saturday the buttonwood Tree offers a full line up of activities and events starting at 10:30 am as they participate in the CT Department of Tourism’s Annual  Open House Day.  Spiritual Workshops, live music, and an artist’s reception and gallery show are all in the works.  The day culminates at the Buttonwood Tree with The NYC-based Danny Fox Trio playing genre-defying original musical mix that lies somewhere between a jazz , chamber music, and rock.
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.orgor 860.347.4957

Tonight down in New Haven, Rohn Lawrence and Friends make smooth jazz on the lily pad stage. Weds is dubstep night, Thursday there’sa local Rock showcase on the main stage at Toads.  While Justi Jones performs upstairs in Lily’s pad. SHAKEDOWN plays the DEAD & BEYOND at Toads.  Mushroom Cloud and Gigglejuice open that show. Saturday night Unearth, This Is Hell,  Vengeance, and Torment the Dreamer make for a night of loud Rock at Toads. More online at www.toadsplace.com

Also down in New Haven tonight at 7:30 pm you can catch the Harris Brothers Band Balkan Jam Session at Café Nine. At 10pm the Nine Presents an Acoustic Open Mic w/ Miss Kriss.  Tuesday Night Café nine presents an early show at 7:30 with Joe Flood and special guest Luisa Piemontese. At 10 pm tomorrow Café nine presents Casey Gorman; w/ Mike Brandon.  Wednesday night : Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, Slackeye Slim, and Filthy Still make for a night of aggressive, country-blues-Dixieland-bluegrass, Delta blues, and New Orleans sounds. Thursday Chris Berardo and the Desperados w/ Al Raebuckplay at Café Nine. Friday Night  BURLESQUE-A-PADEStakes the Café Nine stage. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippos and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Ideat Village XII Fundraiser  to Café nine featuring Sidewalk Dave, the Grimm Generation, Farewood and Bedroom Rehab Corporation. More online at www.cafenine.com

Tonight in Hartford, at 7 pm you can catch the  KING PHILIP MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMERFEST ALUMNI CONCERT at THE POND HOUSE CAFÉ Featuring: Jimmy Macbride & The King Philip Middle School Jazz Band at the Elizabeth Park Pond House. This is  FREE and open to the public.  (860) 233-8236, joe_ganci@whps.org
Also tonight in Hartford,The Charter Oak Cultural Center’s weekly event JAZZ MONDAYS at Black-eyed Sally’s features Craig Hartley. www.hartfordjazzjam.com

Wednesday Night at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch The PETER BYRON BLUES JAM.  Friday Night Joey Spampinato, founding member of the legendary NRBQ is back on the stage with his bro! Saturday night, JOHN FRIES & THE HEAT. FEATURING MATT ZEINER celebrate the release of their new CD at Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com

This Thursday night marks the launch of this season’s Thursday Night “Jazz on the River ” series at Mattabesett Canoe Club in Middletown.  The Legendary jazz drummer BERNARD “Pretty” PURDIE is appearing with vocalist Karen Frisk this Thurs. JUNE 7, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm Rain or Shine!  For info and Reservations call  860-347-9999

Fresh off their athletic victories from the Special Olympics CT-Eastern Regional Games twenty two athletes from the Greater Middletown Special Olympics are set to compete at  the Special Olympics Connecticut State Summer Games beginning on Friday June 8-10, 2012 hosted by Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven & the Hamden Hall School in Hamden.  Nineteen Athletes from the GMSO will be competing in Track & Field events & three in Cycling events.   According to the Special Olympics CT website 2,361 athletes & partners, 600 coaches and 2900 volunteers will be on hand this weekend.  SCSU will be the venues for track & field, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics and the housing of the athletes.  The Hamden Hall School will be the site for traditional & unified sports of soccer & tennis. For more info call SOCT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit www.soct.org

Saturday brings the 35th Anniversary Military vehicle show and flea market to the Chester fairgrounds from 8am-4pm.  The event features Antique Military vehicles, a flea market, food on site, Military displays and more. www.comvec.org for info
That’s it for our community calendar. 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.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week.  

 Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford,  presents their annual Gay and Lesbian film festival through Saturday. Opening on Sunday at Cinestudio, National Theatre Live presents FRANKENSTEIN . Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford has extended their run of Marley through 6/14. “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary performer Bob Marley. Tuesday through Thursday Real Art Ways presents “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts” which 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.  Friday Real Art ways opens a run of Pink Ribbons, Inc. a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success. Friday also kicks off a Weekends Only run of: “Lovecraft, Whisperer in Darkness”, Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Real Ary way has also booked “The Room” which has been dubbed as “The best terrible movie ever”  for monthly late shows at Real Art Ways. 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 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 schorching 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 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. For tonight’s concert, Rick presents: the late great Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble recorded in the summer of 2004. 
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.

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

Friday 6-1-12 Jive

Good afternoon. It’s Friday, June 1st, 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:

Tonight here in Middletown, The Buttonwood Tree presents Cece & Ruth and the Birch Creek Band 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’s 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 Sundays Food not Bombs shares food in front of The Buttonwood Tree at 1 pm. 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 at www.buttonwood.org

Tonight down in New Haven Café Nine WNHU’s “T in the Afternoon” presents The Inaugural Underground Music Experience”, 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 in Hartford, Dub Apocalypse takes the Sully’s Pub stage. Saturday Night Sully’s presents Hearts and Thieves w/All in Blind. More can be found online at sullyspub.com

Tonight, at Toads Place in New Haven Victor Wooten performs.  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

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays a free show at Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den tonight 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 all the 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 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 presents an evening of traditional and contemporary Irish folk music featuring Mick O’Brien &  Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (Shamen O’Reilly) at 8pm.

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


The Higher Ground Coffee House at 70 Main Street, East Hampton has 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. 

“Small, Beautifully Moving Parts” opens this evening at Real Art Ways in Hartford as their early show. 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. Real Art Ways is also 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. It’s the later of the two shows. More can be found online at realartways.org

Cinestudio, The Trinity College Cinema in Hartford presents the 9 day 25th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival beginning this evening and running through Saturday, June 9. Check the web at cinestudio.orgfor the complete schedule.

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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!