THIS THURSDAY November 1 7pm—Doug Berman

 
Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and Car Talk creator and producer Doug Berman (’84) is coming to Wesleyan this Thursday for a casual Q+A . Bring your puns and limericks.

Doug Berman is a Peabody award winner, whose career has spanned not just the world of public radio but also into newspapers, with Car Talk’s syndicated column, and beyond.

Join WESU this Thursday November 1 at 7pm in the CFA Hall (directions: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/directions.html).

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Facebook Event

**If you would like a guaranteed seat Thursday night, post a question on the wall of the Facebook event. WESU will contact you with the details!

THIS THURSDAY November 1 7pm—Doug Berman

 
Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and Car Talk creator and producer Doug Berman (’84) is coming to Wesleyan this Thursday for a casual Q+A . Bring your puns and limericks.

Doug Berman is a Peabody award winner, whose career has spanned not just the world of public radio but also into newspapers, with Car Talk’s syndicated column, and beyond.

Join WESU this Thursday November 1 at 7pm in the CFA Hall (directions: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/directions.html).

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Facebook Event

**If you would like a guaranteed seat Thursday night, post a question on the wall of the Facebook event. WESU will contact you with the details!

10-30-12 Board Meeting Notes

Board Notes 10/30/12

-Doug B

-David B will tell blogs that he knows

-Virgil will make a post on the website tonight

-play PSA

-EVERYONE: hang up posters, invite people on facebook, check email during the day

-Adam looks like Ashitaka

-Adam will post on Wesleying

-office: in Albo

-reserved seats?

-Mickey: email the staff (including the PDF)

-Dinner: somewhere? Some time? Invite non-board members potentially.

-money from SALD for food??

 

-Lynn Levy

-Virgil makes a weird noise.

-Isabelle: make a PSA for Lynn

-Promote! Promote!

 

-TuneIn is sending us hoodies!

 

-MTVU-next semester??

 

-Record Fair: YAY MICKEY! Whey Station came last minute. Mamouns came instead (upset with the amount of people buying falafel)

-schedule DJs

 

-Concert series: can stream via tunein? Feel weird promoting listening something other than what’s playing over the WESU airwaves. Link it on our website (not make it obvious that it’s via TuneIn) Talk about it later.

-when talking to a band’s agent, don’t rattle off any specific numbers because a verbal contract is binding in CT (talk to Mickey before)

 

-Next semester’s board???

 

-Next year’s board:

-Ethan H (freshman-Music Director); Matt F (transfer sophomore-Music Director); Alex G (junior-Music Director); Eliza

 

-Promoting Atlas Sound? It’s in the Chapel so it’s open to the public. Mickey possibly recording it.

 

-Training Manual: everyone take a serious gander!!! Use it starting next season for training.

-Staff meeting on Sunday:

-updates about the record fair, training, Lynn Levy, Ilya and Doug, concert series taskforce announcement, remind people to sign up to host interns, service hours for recording shows

Mon., Oct. 29 Jive at Five


Mon., Oct 29 Jive
Good afternoon, it’s Monday, Oct. 29th, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown 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 Maria Johnson, host of “Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith,” which airs tomorrow, and every 1st, 3rdand, when there is one, 5th Tuesday, from 4 p.m. to right before the Jive. Tomorrow’s episode will feature an interview with Judith Levitt, a photojournalist whose portraits of Catholic women priests appeared recently in the New York Times.
Thanks for tuning in on your battery operated radio or computer!
This episode of the Jive is being recorded as Hurricane Sandy has barely touched us, so you’d be wise to check with the venues listed before heading out to an event.

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Here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled to be happening in our area:
Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree, it’s the Anything Goes open mic night at 7:30.
Thursday and every first Thursday, it’s Open Mic with Bob Gotta; sign-ups start at 6:30.
Friday brings a co-bill to the Buttonwood, with Kyle Carey & Sean Earnest and Liz Simmons & Flynn Cohen, an evening of roots-steeped Celtic Americana. Experience the camaraderie of traditional folk music– and inspired new compositions.
Saturday at the Buttonwood Tree, it’s An Evening with IYQ: The Isaac Young Quartet Jazz Band. 
Every Sunday at about 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood, Food Not Bombs shares vegetarian food. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on their website at www.buttonwood.org.
For information about all Buttonwood events, go to Buttonwood.org.
Tomorrow at 7 p.m., The Middlesex County Historical Society and the Russell Library present “Panic in Connecticut: Accused Witches Have Their Say,” a one-woman show in which actress Virginia Wolf brings to life five women accused of witchcraft in 17th century Connecticut. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Hubbard Room of Russell Library. For further information, call the Historical Society at 860-346-0746.
On Thursday afternoon, Wesleyan’s Music & Public Life series continues with: Instrumental influence: a discussion of musical trends in political advertising. Using the data from the Wesleyan Media Project, this presentation will analyze the content of current political ads and the type of music they contain. The free event will be at 4:15 p.m. at CFA Hall, 287 Washington Terrace.
Another Music & Public Life event on Thursday is: Kuromori Kagural a centuries-old folk music and dance tradition from northern Japan that even the ferocious earthquake and tsunami of 3/11 could not destroy. It will take place at 8 pm at Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue.
Thursday also begins the 4th Annual Middletown International Film Festival. Russell Library has partnered with Middlesex Community College and Wesleyan University to select and screen six acclaimed international films on Thursday evenings this fall. Each screening is at 7:00 p.m. and is followed by a scholarly discussion of the film’s cultural and societal themes. Thursday’s screening at Wesleyan’s Film Center will be of the 2010 Korean film “Poetry,” in which a sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class.
Friday’s Music & Public Life event is a performance by Wesleyan University Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman at 8 p.m. at the Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green Street. He will be joined by his longtime trio partners bassist Henry Lugo and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza.
Also on Friday, at 8 p.m., the university’s Navaratri Festival continues with vocal music of south india with vocalist and artist in residence B. Balasubrahmaniyan in concert at the Crowell Concert Hall. The concert will open with a performance by Wesleyan students and there will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm by Wesleyan Ph.D. Candidate Joseph Getter.
Continuing Friday’s abundance of riches, over at the First Church of Christ Parish Hall, 190 Court Street,  the Diversion will present a comedy night at 7:30 p.m., featuring these four acts: Tick Tick… BOOM!; The Sticks Improv;  Wesleyan University’s own Gag Reflex; and Desperate Measures. Reservations are recommended. Call 860-325-2386 or visit thediversion.com for more info.
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
Now here’s a look at what’s going on down in New Haven.
At Toad’s Place tonight, it’s A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends.
Tuesday brings Citizen Cope to the Toad’s stage.
Then Wednesday, it’s WPLR’s Kooks and Spooks Convention, with costume contests and prizes. That will be followed by the weekly EDM Night.
Thursday, it’s State Radio and Bronze Radio Return.
Friday brings Max Creek and the McLovins.
Sunday, it’s Matisyahu and The Constellations.
More at toadsplace.com.
And at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight is the Acoustic Open Mic Night with Miss Kriss.
Tomorrow, Manic Productions Presents: The David Mayfield Parade; w/ Hoots & Hellmouth and Elison Jackson.
Wednesday, it’s Halloween with Milksop: Unsung, featuring Jacques le Coque; Dr. Caterwaul with the Cygnet Sisters; and Modern Merchant. Hosted by Dan Rice • Prizes for best costume!
Thursday brings Jonathan Edwards to Café Nine.
And Friday, it’s The Manchurians; w/ Anne Castellano & the Smoke; and Forgotten By Friday.
Saturday, it’s the Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host The Mike Coppola Trio, followed The Heritage Blues Quartet; w/ The George Baker Trio.
Then  Sunday at 8, it’s the Sunday After Supper Jam with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars.
More at cafenine.com.
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is Jazz Monday.
And tomorrow brings Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra.
Wednesday, it’s the Blues Jam with Tim McDonald.
And Thursday, it’s The Clams & 9th Wave. All of the shows are at 8 p.m.
Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., it’s the 5h annual Feed the People fundraiser, with music by Kumar Ramanan. Donations of non-perishable foods, cash and checks made payable to Feed the People are welcome. The fundraiser is followed at 9 by Forward Motion.
Saturday brings Joe Louis Walker to Sally’s for a 9 o’clock performance of electric blues.
More at blackeyedsallys.com.
Now let’s look at cinema outside the Cineplex box:
At Real Art Ways, the film “How to Survive a Plague” continues tonight through Thursday, as does “Bill W.”
Friday begins a run of “Stars in Shorts” and “Wake in Fright (Outback).” Friday is also the every-first-Friday Gaze event, featuring music by My Gay Banjo.
Opening Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and running into March, it’s the exhibition Intimate Science, showcasing works reaching beyond conventional approaches in up-close observation.
Then Sunday, The Story of Film: An Odyssey continues at 1 p.m. with Part 4: “European New Wave” and  “New Directors, New Forms” (the 1960s).
More at realartways.org
Over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater, “Robot and Frank,” with Frank Langella, continues through Wednesday.
Also on Wednesday and running through Saturday, it’s The Dark Knight Rises, which the theater calls your last chance to see the film on a screen bigger that your laptop.
Sunday, National Theatre Live presents Timon of Athens, followed by Sleepwalk with Me.
Details at cinestudio.org
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If you do venture out to any of the events listed on the Jive, we hope you’ll be careful out there. A better idea, for today and tomorrow, anyway, is to stay put and listen to the amazing programming on WESU. Here’s what’s on tonight:
Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, a well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.
That’s followed from 6-6:30pm by Free Speech Radio News, your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.
From 6:30-8pm, 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.
Then from 8-9:30pm, it’s Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis, the best in vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, etc.  
From 9:30-11:30pm, it’s The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, the music of yesterday’s future, today.
Then from 11:30pm-12:30am, it’s A Hate Supreem with DJ AWOL, combining jazz and metal.
From 12:30-1:30am, it’s Maelstrom of the Weird with Phil Void, surveying punk in all its innovation and abrasion – be it first wave, hardcore, post-punk, or noise.
From 1:30-2:30am, it’s Live From The Paris Hotel with The Sparrow, a mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry.
Then from 2:30-3:30am, it’s Maximum Rock and Roll Radio, a weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore.
From 3:30-4am, DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections: You’ve lost someone. Let’s find them.
From 4 to 5 a.m., the BBC World News kicks in, your chance to hear about the day’s news from the famous British news network.
Then from 5-10am, it’s Morning Edition from National Public Radio, a daily offering of news and information from NPR.
And that’s it for today’s Jive at Five. The written form for what you’ve heard on today’s jive is online at wesufm.org/jive.
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! Oh, and be careful around your candles!

Friday’s Jive 10-26-12

Good afternoon, it’s Friday, October 26th, 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:

Tonight at 8pm at The Buttonwood Tree it’s “Woody Sed,” a one-man play performed by Thomas Jones, portraying the life, times and music of the great American folk hero, Woody Guthrie. A second performance will take place at 4p on Saturday. Also Saturday Sirius Coyote, a multi-talented group of musicians, storytellers and instrument makers, performs on more than thirty different ancient  and modern  instruments of the Americas. This performance will focus on one of Latin America’s most important holidays, Dia De Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead (November 1st and 2nd), a festive celebration to honor the dearly departed. Every Sunday at about 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood, Food Not Bombs shares vegetarian food. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on their website at www.buttonwood.org.

The internationally acclaimed Linden String Quartet will perform at 2pm on Saturday in the Hubbard Room at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street.

halloween around the world at mac650 gallery – join in an art gallery reception and dance party 7p-midnight at Mac650 Gallery, 650 Main St. on Saturday. They will have free El Día de los Muertos style face painting by Melissa Astraea Escolas and a performance by Jennifer Hill at 9 P.M. recent winner of best singer and songwriter at Hartford’s Grand Band Slam. For more information email MAC650rccr@gmail.com


Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight it’s  Skalapalooza 2012, with Spring Heeled Jack, The Pietasters, The Pilfers, the Hardcore Karaoke Pile-On Extravaganza, and Sgt. Scagnetti. Saturday brings The Original Saturday Night Dance Party, a Halloween costume party with prizes awarded in multiple categories. Then Sunday, it’s Capleton & The Prophecy Band. More at toadsplace.com.

And at Café Nine in New Haven, Friday’s happy hour features Solin, followed at 9 by Lipgloss Crisis Presents: a  Halloween/Day of the Dead Burlesque Show, with special guest host Hors D’oeuvers from Northampton, a spooky evening of burlesque, games and prizes for best costumes. On Saturday, it’s the Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host George Baker, followed by a Punk Rock Halloween Party, featuring the Hulls; LA Trash; and Pickpocket.  Come as your favorite ’70s punk icon! Sunday, it’s the Sunday After Supper Jam, with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars. More at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight it’s Anthony Gomes, a Canadian-born blues musician and rocker, for a night of guitar pyrotechnics. On Saturday, the Kortchmar/McDonald Band plays. Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar is a guitarist, session musician, and songwriter who’s worked with such icons as David Crosby, Carole King, Graham Nash, Carly Simon and James Taylor, helping define the signature sound of the singer-songwriter era of the 1970s. Jackson Browne and Don Henley have recorded many songs written or co-written by Kortchmar, and Kortchmar was Henley’s partner in the 1980s. More at blackeyedsallys.com.

Back in Middletown, the Fall 2012 Community Record Fair, sponsored by your favorite radio station, WESU, will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Beckham Hall, 45 Wyllys Ave. Vendors will be selling new and used music in all formats — plus, there’ll be food, games, WESU merchandise, and, best of all, WESU DJ’s spinning vinyl all day! Learn more at wesufm.org.

At the Performing Arts Center at MHS on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. a performance of Bizet’s “Carmen”, one of the most popular operas of all time will be brought to Middletown by the Connecticut Lyric Opera company and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. This is a live, fully-staged presentation with a full orchestra conducted and directed by Adrian Sylveen. This is a presentation by the Greater Middletown Concert Association. Call 860.347.4887 or 346.3369.


Sunday, the Music & Public Life series brings Los Trovadores de America to Iguanas Ranas Restaurant, 484 Main Street, Middletown at 5p. For more information, visit Wesleyan.edu/mpl

Now here’s what going on in cinema off the beaten path in central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways, tonight and Saturday, the film “How to Survive a Plague” is screening, followed by the “It’s Such a Beautiful Day Trilogy,” and both run into next week. Then on Sunday afternoon, the Story of Film: An Odyssey continues with part 3, “Postwar Cinema” (1940s); “Sex & Melodrama” (1950s). More at realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater, tonight & Saturday it’s “Magic Mike,” a film about male strippers that the Boston Globe described as “so much better than it needs to be that it’s sick.” Saturday also brings “PixELATION,” a benefit celebrating Cinestudio’s newly installed 4k digital cinema –and the culmination of its FutureCinema Campaign. Join fellow film lovers for a 6 pm reception with food & prizes, and a 7 pm screening of “Hugo,” Martin Scorsese’s 2011 award-winning homage to cinema. The film will be followed at 9:15 by a lively panel discussion moderated by WNPR’s Colin McEnroe. Sunday begins three days of screenings of “Robot and Frank,” a film set in the not-too-distant-future.  Frank Langella gives a complex and intelligent performance. Details at cinestudio.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
 Wild Wild Live with MC Apper - A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists’ campus shows.
From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News – Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

For the next half hour, until 7pm you have the Middletown Youth Radio Project – A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7, until 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, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing 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 – 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
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italiafrom 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara, the former host of WESU’s own WESParla 
 – 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.

The written form for what you’ve heard on today’s jive is online at wesufm.org/jive 

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

Today’s Jive was recorded and produced by: 

J-Cherry… producer and host of, ‘VOICE of the CITY’
 Airing on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown
Tuesdays from 8-9PM
Live and local… This ain’t no commercial radio!
jcherrypresents.com

Good afternoon, it’s Thursday, October 25nd, and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown 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 J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY now airing in our new timeslot,  Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.Thanks for tuning in. Thanks for tuning in!!

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

Tonight’s Performance Now film series at Wesleyan brings “The Films of Jesper Just,” a Danish artist using 3-D technology. The film will be at Film Studies 190, the Powell Family Cinema.

Tonight! gigglejuice live at the Hungry Tiger down in Manchester. Show starts at 9PM.  For more information visit gigglejuice.com

Friday at The Buttonwood Tree it’s, “Woody Sed,” a one-man play performed by Thomas Jones, portrays the life, times and music of the great American folk hero, Woody Guthrie.
Saturday, Sirius Coyote, a multi-talented group of musicians, storytellers and instrument makers, performs on more than thirty different  ancient  and modern  instruments of the Americas. This performance will focus on one of Latin America’s most important holidays, DIA DE  LOS MUERTOS, the Day of the Dead (November 1st and 2nd) , a festive celebration to honor the dearly departed. Every Sunday at about 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood, Food Not Bombs shares vegetarian food. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on their website at www.buttonwood.org.



Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight it’s Walk Off the Earth, with special guests Julia Nunes and the Mowgli’s.Friday, it’s Skalapalooza 2012, with Spring Heeled Jack, The Pietasters, The Pilfers, the Hardcore Karaoke Pile-On Extravaganza, and Sgt. Scagnetti.
Saturday brings The Original Saturday Night Dance Party, a Halloween costume party with prizes awarded in multiple categories.Then Sunday, it’s Capleton & The Prophecy Band.
More at toadsplace.com.

Over at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight brings the Coney Island Rock  & Roll Roadshow Fall Tour Kickoff,  featuring the Arkhams and  special guests Tigress.
Friday’s happy hour features Solin, followed at 9 by Lipgloss Crisis Presents: a  Halloween/Day of the Dead Burlesque Show, with special guest host Hors D’oeuvers from Northampton, a spooky evening of burlesque and games. Prizes for best costumes.
On Saturday, it’s the Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host George Baker, followed by a Punk Rock Halloween Party, featuring the Hulls; LA Trash; and Pickpocket.  Come as your favorite ’70s punk icon!Sunday, it’s the Sunday After Supper Jam, with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars.
More at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s Friday night, it’s , Anthony Gomes, a Canadian-born blues musician and rocker, returns to Sally’s stage for a night of guitar pyrotechnics.
On Saturday, the Kortchmar/McDonald Band plays. Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar is a guitarist, session musician, and songwriter who’s worked with such icons as David Crosby, Carole King, Graham Nash, Carly Simon and James Taylor, helping define the signature sound of the singer-songwriter era of the 1970s. Jackson Browne and Don Henley have recorded many songs written or co-written by Kortchmar, and Kortchmar was Henley’s partner in the 1980s.More at blackeyedsallys.com.

Back in Middletown, the Fall 2012 Community Record Fair, sponsored by your favorite radio station, WESU, will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Beckham Hall, 45 Wyllys Ave. Vendors will be selling new and used music in all formats — plus, there’ll be food, games, WESU merch, and, best of all, WESU DJ’s spinning vinyl all day! Learn more at wesufm.org.

Sunday, the Music & Public Life series brings Los Trovadores de America to Iguanas Ranas restaurant, 484 Main Street, Middletown.
For more information, visit Wesleyan.edu/mpl

Now here’s what going on in cinema off the beaten path in central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways, “Bill W.” and “Detropia” continue through tonight
On Friday and Saturday, the film “How to Survive a Plague” is screened, followed by the “It’s Such a Beautiful Day Trilogy,” both running into next week. then on Sunday afternoon, the Story of Film: An Odyssey continues with part 3, “Postwar Cinema” (1940s); “Sex & Melodrama” (1950s). More at realartways.com
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At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s movie theater, it’s “Magic Mike,” a film about male strippers that the Boston Globe described as (quote) “so much better than it needs to be that it’s sick.” 
Saturday also brings “PixELATION,” a benefit celebrating Cinestudio’s newly installed 4k digital cinema –and the culmination of its FutureCinema Campaign. Join fellow film lovers for a 6 pm reception with food & prizes, and a 7 pm screening of “Hugo,” Martin Scorsese’s 2011 award-winning homage to cinema,  The film will be followed at 9:15 by a lively panel discussion moderated by WNPR’s Colin McEnroe. Sunday begins three days of screenings of “Robot and Frank,” a film set in the not-too-distant-future.  Frank Langella gives a complex and intelligent performance.Details at cinestudio.org

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




Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.


Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.


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


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.


Bridging the Gap with Jesse Brent
Exploring how music has changed forms through the years, and the links that tie together seemingly disparate genres such as blues and rap, or funk and Krautrock.


Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze
An 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.


Bach Party with Canyon Girl
Bach Party will feature a unique theme each week showcasing work from a grand pool of classical composers and compositions. Tune in, remain composed, and keep it classy.


Hip-Hop Kitchen with Alex G
We play positivistic, afrocentric and jazz influenced hip-hop/rap that’s mixed with food news, recipes, reviews, tips, tricks, fun facts. Basically good food to eat while you listen to good hip-hop.


Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder
Songs Without Words offers an eclectic assortment of instrumental musics both new and old.


UnderCover with Rebecca Seidel
The best covers take original tracks and transform them into their own creations. Bridging genres, musical styles, and time, Undercover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation. Sometimes they surpass the original, sometimes they miss the mark – it’s your call.


Jack’s Jazz and Jam with DJ Jack
I will be playing music that features that blends styles, genres, and interesting melodic and harmonic arrangements. I would focus specifically on jazz and jazz influenced music, rock n’ roll, jam bands, bluegrass, funk, and any blending of the above genres.


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Picks of the Week #3

Dethklok- Dethalbum III

Dethklok is the fictional band in the animated Adult Swim show, Metalocalypse, one of the funniest and most metal shows on TV. It also makes death metal accessible to a vast audience, most of whom would likely anticipate finding the genre frightening and unappealing. The album has already become the highest charting death metal album of all time (overtaking Dethalbum II). Though I honestly have never given the genre a decent shot, I would probably not actively seek out death metal to listen to. It’s rather intense music, and I don’t often feel like I’m in a “death metal mindset,” whatever that would be. This album, though not as laugh-out-loud funny as the show it comes from, is far from the frightening, Satan-worshipping image that death metal is often, fairly or unfairly, associated with. Though fictionalized in Metalocalypse, Dethklok is also a real band made up of some very talented musicians, including Mike Keneally, the “stunt guitarist” in Frank Zappa‘s touring band. The songs are highly melodic and quite catchy, if you don’t mind screaming. It also doesn’t hurt that songs have titles like “I Ejaculate Fire” and “Impeach God.” Though it can get a little repetitive, this album presents an excellent opportunity to check out a genre you might have otherwise ignored.
Try #1 (“I Ejaculate Fire”)

Titus Andronicus- Local Business

Titus Andronicus’ last album, 2010′s epic The Monitor is almost impossible to top. It was a concept album about the Civil War with some of the greatest punk (or for that matter, regardless of genre) songs of the past decade on it. After witnessing their outstanding live show at Eclectic (which was unfortunately marred by an incident detailed here) two years back, they solidified their position as one of my favorite bands around. On first listen, this does seem like a slight let-up from The Monitor, but that doesn’t mean that this isn’t an excellent album in its own right. Titus has abandoned the lofty, conceptual thematics of that album, but they can still make some killer music.
Try #s1 & 5 (“Ecce Homo” & “My Eating Disorder”)

ZZ Ward- Til The Casket Drops

ZZ Ward (birth name, Zsuzsanna Eva Ward) is a young singer from Oregon, who grew up loving the blues, discovered hip-hop, and decided to combine the two. The approach works well, since she has a great soulful, bluesy voice, and good ear for arrangements and collaborators. Two of the best rappers around, Kendrick Lamar and Freddie Gibbs, appear on this record, giving it credibility and making her one of the few young, female blues/soul singers to collaborate with the cream of the new hip-hop generation. She has also gotten production from hip-hop legends Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Ali Shaheed MuhammadTil The Casket Drops is distributed by Hollywood Records, a subsidiary of Disney, and the title track has been featured in a promo for ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars. So she’s riding a line between mainstream accessibility and underground cred, but there is nothing exploitative or overtly commercial about this album. It is simply a well-made, classy blues/soul album with some well-placed hip-hop influences.
Try #s 5, 6 & 10 (“Cryin’ Wolf (ft. Kendrick Lamar)”, “Save My Life” & “Criminal (ft. Freddie Gibbs)”)


Ultraísta- Ultraísta

Ultraísta is a new project for Radiohead-producer Nigel Godrich and Beck drummer Joey Waronker, along with vocals by the young, sweet-voiced Laura Bettinson (AKA Femme). These are some smart, talented people, and they have created a dreamy, beautiful record. The band took its name from the Ultraists, a group of minimalist Spanish writers of the early 20th century (including Jorge Luis Borges).
Try #s 1 & 8 (“Bad Insect” & “Party Line”)

Black Moth Super Rainbow- Cobra Juicy

Black Moth Super Rainbow is a mysterious psychedelic synthpop group from Pittsburgh, who have now released their fifth album since 2003. They raised money for this one of Kickstarter and it sounds like they put it to good use, as the sound here is very detailed and immaculately produced. I’m a newcomer to the group, but I dig this one a lot. The sound reminds me of Daft Punk and Justice at their best, i.e. very fun dance music that isn’t obnoxious or abrasive.
Try #s 1 & 3 (“Windshield Smasher” & “Hairspray Heart”)

Picks of the Week #3

Dethklok- Dethalbum III

Dethklok is the fictional band in the animated Adult Swim show, Metalocalypse, one of the funniest and most metal shows on TV. It also makes death metal accessible to a vast audience, most of whom would likely anticipate finding the genre frightening and unappealing. The album has already become the highest charting death metal album of all time (overtaking Dethalbum II). Though I honestly have never given the genre a decent shot, I would probably not actively seek out death metal to listen to. It’s rather intense music, and I don’t often feel like I’m in a “death metal mindset,” whatever that would be. This album, though not as laugh-out-loud funny as the show it comes from, is far from the frightening, Satan-worshipping image that death metal is often, fairly or unfairly, associated with. Though fictionalized in Metalocalypse, Dethklok is also a real band made up of some very talented musicians, including Mike Keneally, the “stunt guitarist” in Frank Zappa‘s touring band. The songs are highly melodic and quite catchy, if you don’t mind screaming. It also doesn’t hurt that songs have titles like “I Ejaculate Fire” and “Impeach God.” Though it can get a little repetitive, this album presents an excellent opportunity to check out a genre you might have otherwise ignored.
Try #1 (“I Ejaculate Fire”)

Titus Andronicus- Local Business

Titus Andronicus’ last album, 2010′s epic The Monitor is almost impossible to top. It was a concept album about the Civil War with some of the greatest punk (or for that matter, regardless of genre) songs of the past decade on it. After witnessing their outstanding live show at Eclectic (which was unfortunately marred by an incident detailed here) two years back, they solidified their position as one of my favorite bands around. On first listen, this does seem like a slight let-up from The Monitor, but that doesn’t mean that this isn’t an excellent album in its own right. Titus has abandoned the lofty, conceptual thematics of that album, but they can still make some killer music.
Try #s1 & 5 (“Ecce Homo” & “My Eating Disorder”)

ZZ Ward- Til The Casket Drops

ZZ Ward (birth name, Zsuzsanna Eva Ward) is a young singer from Oregon, who grew up loving the blues, discovered hip-hop, and decided to combine the two. The approach works well, since she has a great soulful, bluesy voice, and good ear for arrangements and collaborators. Two of the best rappers around, Kendrick Lamar and Freddie Gibbs, appear on this record, giving it credibility and making her one of the few young, female blues/soul singers to collaborate with the cream of the new hip-hop generation. She has also gotten production from hip-hop legends Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Ali Shaheed MuhammadTil The Casket Drops is distributed by Hollywood Records, a subsidiary of Disney, and the title track has been featured in a promo for ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars. So she’s riding a line between mainstream accessibility and underground cred, but there is nothing exploitative or overtly commercial about this album. It is simply a well-made, classy blues/soul album with some well-placed hip-hop influences.
Try #s 5, 6 & 10 (“Cryin’ Wolf (ft. Kendrick Lamar)”, “Save My Life” & “Criminal (ft. Freddie Gibbs)”)


Ultraísta- Ultraísta

Ultraísta is a new project for Radiohead-producer Nigel Godrich and Beck drummer Joey Waronker, along with vocals by the young, sweet-voiced Laura Bettinson (AKA Femme). These are some smart, talented people, and they have created a dreamy, beautiful record. The band took its name from the Ultraists, a group of minimalist Spanish writers of the early 20th century (including Jorge Luis Borges).
Try #s 1 & 8 (“Bad Insect” & “Party Line”)

Black Moth Super Rainbow- Cobra Juicy

Black Moth Super Rainbow is a mysterious psychedelic synthpop group from Pittsburgh, who have now released their fifth album since 2003. They raised money for this one of Kickstarter and it sounds like they put it to good use, as the sound here is very detailed and immaculately produced. I’m a newcomer to the group, but I dig this one a lot. The sound reminds me of Daft Punk and Justice at their best, i.e. very fun dance music that isn’t obnoxious or abrasive.
Try #s 1 & 3 (“Windshield Smasher” & “Hairspray Heart”)