Friday’s Jive 12-7-12

Good evening, it’s Friday, December 7th, 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.  We ask you to give the gift of community radio as we kick off our 8th annual Winter Holiday Pledge drive! You can make a donation right now by calling 860-685-7700 or online at www.wesufm.org. 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:

At The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, throughout the month of December, photos by WESU’s own dj Bill Revill will be exhibited. Saturday brings Isra-Alien’s CD Release Tour to The Buttonwood Tree. Then Sunday, and every Sunday in front of the Buttonwood, Food Not Bombs shares food. You’re invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. You can always find out more about Buttonwood events at www.buttonwood.org

Tonight, as part of Wesleyan’s Music & Public Life Series, Richard Kostelanetz, noted literary artist and author of the first biography of John Cage, will discuss the social dimension of Cage’s work. That will be followed by The Wesleyan University Orchestra’s performance, in Crowell Concert Hall, of John Cage’s 1973 work “Etcetera,”  which was commissioned by Wesleyan for the inauguration of the Center for the Arts. This will be followed by a performance of “HPSCHD” by the Wesleyan New Music Alliance in Fayerweather Beckham Hall.

In conjunction with the centennial of Cage’s birth, the university’s Special Collections & Archives at Olin Library has put up “John Cage Writes,” an exhibit of notebooks, manuscripts and photographs from the John Cage Papers, focusing on his literary works. The show also features artists’ books influenced by Cage.
Tonight at the CFA Theater, there will be a performance of the Winter Dance Concert: Impulse. Saturday at 8 p.m., in Crowell Concert Hall, the celebration of John Cage continues with a performance of his “Song Books,” sponsored by the university’s Music & Public Life series. For more information on any of these Wesleyan events, go to wesleyan.edu/cfa.

At the First Church of Christ, 190 Court Street in Middletown, the Diversion presents two comedy improv shows, Hartford’s Sea Tea Improv, and Middletown’s Ben Topher and Friends, performing at 7:30 p.m tonight. Reservations are suggested. Go to thediversion.com for details.

Tonight, at Wesleyan Potters Gallery Shop on South Main St. in Middletown, Kaia Pazdersky, the guitarist and lead female vocalist for the group Little Ugly, will perform at the pottery’s Cafe Night.

Also tonight, the Greater Middletown Concert Association celebrates its 45th anniversary year with a musical gala at the Wadsworth Mansion at the Long Hill Estate  in Middletown. This fund-raising occasion will feature live musical entertainment, a buffet dinner and a silent auction. For details, call Marcia at 860-347-2035 or Gerry at 860-347-5360.

Tonght and Saturday at 7:30pm, Oddfellows Playhouse’s Teen Rep Company presents “A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration” at 128 Washington St. Visit oddfellowsplayhouse.org

The Vintage Vox Quartet will be performing Saturday and including a special winter songs set at Michael’s Restaurant & Lounge, 139 Main St. Extension from 6 to 10pm. Call Michael’s for directions if you’re unclear of their location, 860.343.3480.

The Middletown Symphonic Band will be performing its annual holiday concert on Sunday at the South Congregational Church, 9 Pleasant St., beginning at 2 PM. Admission is free. For further information about the band, a complete concert schedule, and a link for directions to the church visit www.middletownsymphonicband.org.

And, at 4pm, the Annual Candlelight Christmas Concert at First Church on Court St. features the Senior Choir, Celebration Singers, Heart in Hand Bell Choir, Christmas Poems, and Carol Singing. For more information call 860-346-6657 x11.


Saturday, at Central Connecticut State University, an event titled “An Injury to One is an Injury to All: A Conference in Defense of Civil Liberties and to End Indefinite Detention” will be presented. Featuring journalists, activists and scholars from throughout the region, the conference is meant to be a step toward building a movement to defend those targeted for their speech, political activity, race, religion or nation of origin, and to protect basic civil freedoms. For information, contact Dan by calling 860-985-4576 or emailing him at
daniel.adam.piper@gmail.com. Or go to ctstopindefinitedetention.wordpress.com.

Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight they’re showing The Flat, and the Valtari Film Experiment featuring music of Sigur Ros. Saturday, the late show brings a return of The Room. This and lots more can be found at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, running through Saturday, it’s “The Perks of being a Wallflower”. Friday also brings The Dark Crystal. On Sunday, “Different from the Others”, with live musical accompaniment, is the matinee. The evening show is Roman Polanski’s TESS in 4K. More can be found 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!

Thursdays 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
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Good evening, it’s Thursday, Dec. 6th, 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. We ask you to give the gift of community radio as we kick off our 8th annual Winter Holiday Pledge drive! You can make a donation right now by calling 860-685-7700 or online at www.wesufm.orgI’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,  Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.Thanks for tuning in.

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, throughout the month of December, photos by WESU’s own dj Bill Revill will be exhibited. It’s an eclectic selection of subjects that includes musicians, landscapes, seascapes, local agricultural fairs and more. Tonight and every first Thursday, it’s Open Mic night with Bob Gotta.
Saturday brings Isra-Alien’s CD Release Tour to the Buttonwood Tree. With two guitars and a second-nature connection, Isra-Alien finds the deep ties that bind rock and jazz, Israeli music and global sounds.
Then Sunday, and every Sunday in front of the Buttonwood, Food Not Bombs shares food.  You’re invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. you can always find out more about buttonwood tree events at buttonwood.org

Tonight at 7 p.m., the Center for the Arts presents Javanese Gamelan and Dance at World Music Hall.
Also Thursday, at Patricelli ’92 Theater, at 213 High Street, the Center for the Arts presents The Tempest, a Senior Thesis production of Nicholas Orvis, class of ’13, as well as a Graduate Composer Concert, at CFA Hall,  .
Friday, as part of Wesleyan’s Music & Public Life Series, Richard Kostelanetz, noted literary artist and author of the first biography of John Cage, will discuss the social dimension of Cage’s work.

That will be followed by The Wesleyan University Orchestra’s performance, in the Crowell Concert Hall, of John Cage’s 1973 work “Etcetera,”  which was commissioned by Wesleyan for the inauguration of the Center for the Arts. The piece calls for three conductors to stand before stations of two, three, and four chairs, as orchestra members, seated around these stations and gently playing cardboard boxes, may elect to move to a station and submit to the direction of one of the conductors. This will be followed by a performance of “HPSCHD” by the Wesleyan New Music Alliance in Fayerweather Beckham Hall.


In conjunction with the centennial of Cage’s birth, the university’s Special Collections & Archives at Olin Library has put up “John Cage Writes,” an exhibit of notebooks, manuscripts and photographs from the John Cage Papers, focusing on his literary works. The show also features artists’ books influenced by Cage.
On Friday night at the CFA Theater, there will be a performance of the Winter Dance Concert: Impulse.
Saturday at 8 p.m., at Crowell Concert Hall, the celebration of John Cage continues with a performance of his “Song Books,” sponsored by the university’s Music & Public Life series.
For more information on any of these Wesleyan events, go to wesleyan.edu/cfa.

At the First Church of Christ, 190 Court Street in Middletown, the Diversion presents two comedy improv shows, Hartford’s Sea Tea Improv, and Middletown’s Ben Topher and Friends, performing at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Go to thediversion.com for details.

On Friday, at Wesleyan Potters Gallery Shop on South Main St. in Middletown, Kaia Pazdersky, the guitarist and lead female vocalist for the gorup Little Ugly, voted CT’s Best Group, will perform at the pottery’s Cafe Night.
Also on Friday, the Greater Middletown Concert Association celebrates its 45th anniversary year with a musical gala at the Wadsworth Mansion at the Long Hill Estate  in Middletown.

This fund-raising occasion will feature live musical entertainment, a buffet dinner and a silent auction. For details, call Marcia at 860-347-2035 or Gerry at 860-347-5360.

Saturday, at Central Connecticut State University, an event titled “An Injury to One is an Injury to All: A Conference in Defense of Civil Liberties and to End Indefinite Detention” will be presented. Featuring journalists, activists and scholars from throughout the region, the conference is meant to be a step toward building a movement to defend those targeted for their speech, political activity, race, religion or nation of origin, and to protect basic civil freedoms.
For information, contact Dan by calling 860-985-4576 or emailing him atdaniel.adam.piper@gmail.com. Or go to ctstopindefinitedetention.wordpress.com.

Now let’s look at what’s going on in New Haven.

At Café Nine in New Haven, tonight MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Pearl and the Beard; w/ Lucius; and You Won’t. Friday, UNITED RIOT RECORDS and CHANNEL HATE PRODUCTIONS Present: the NY/CT Hardcore Compilation CD Release Party featuring Hooks & Sinkers; Blastmat; and Progress.
Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends, and is followed by The New Dirty; w/ Party Horse and Your 33 Black Angels. The SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM at Cafe Nine is hosted by Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars. More can be found at cafenine.com.Over at Toad’s Place, Friday night the Cosmic Dust Bunnies to Toad’s, with The Alchemystics; Lucid; and Mandrake Mechanism; with Blinding Yellow spinning between sets. That’s followed by Aspen Powers Presents: A HOLIDAY CONCERT SOIREE, with Rohn Lawrence & Friends; Ricky Alan Draughn; Jenna Welch; E.L.E.I.; Timmy Maia; and Trever Somerville. More information about all Toad’s shows can be found at toadsplace.com.


Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight John Mayock & the Homesteaders, as well as The Country Trio to Sally’s. Then Friday, it’s the Rich Badowski Blues Band. And Saturday brings Gina Sicilia to Sally’s. More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.

Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight, GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS continues through tonight
Also through tonight, the Loneliest Planet continues. Then Friday opens with The Flat, and the Valtari Film Experiment. Saturday, the late show brings a return of The Room. This and lots more can be found at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, starting tonight and running through Saturday, it’s “The Perks of being a Wallflower”. Friday also brings The Dark Crystal. On Sunday, “Different from the Others”, with live musical accompaniment, is the matinee. The evening show is  Roman Polanski’s TESS in 4K. More can be found at cinestudio.org.

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.
Right after the Jive at 5,Thursday, 5:05-6pm
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.


Rock Fatale with DJ Stella
Featuring the first ladies of rock, from The Marvelettes to Metric.


Sunspot Loops
A sporadic exploration of what exists in music at the moment.


Corporate Radio Talk Show Live Superstar 9000 with \.com
The talk show that has the FCC raving! We never cease to disappoint.


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 soundtrack  behind today’s jive at five is called “Tap Dancing Hens” and is a featured sound of MiddletownRemix , a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. You can find this sound as well as many more and learn how to participate yourself, online at www.Middletownremix.org

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 or by calling 860-685-7700 right now. Thanks for listening! 


12-05-12 Jive


Good evening, it’s Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 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. We ask you to give the gift of community radio as we kick off our 8th annual Winter Holiday Pledge drive! You can make a donation right now by calling 860-685-7700 or online at www.wesufm.org. 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! Thanks for tuning in and please be as generous as you can!

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, throughout the month of December, photos by WESU’s own dj Bill Revill will be exhibited. It’s an eclectic selection of subjects that includes musicians, landscapes, seascapes, local agricultural fairs and more.

This evening at the Buttonwood, the film “Genetic Roulette,” about the effects of genetically modified food, will be shown.  You’re asked to donate $5 and a can of food.

Thursday and every first Thursday, it’s Open Mic night with Bob Gotta.

Saturday brings Isra-Alien’s CD Release Tour to the Buttonwood Tree. With two guitars and a second-nature connection, Isra-Alien finds the deep ties that bind rock and jazz, Israeli music and global sounds.
Then Sunday, and every Sunday in front of the Buttonwood, Food Not Bombs shares food.  You’re invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. you can always find out more about buttonwood tree events at buttonwood.org

Over at the Russell Library, the teen group Otakus, for fans of Anime, Manga and all things Japanese, meets at 7 p.m.

Thursday at 7 p.m., the Center for the Arts presents Javanese Gamelan and Dance at World Music Hall.
Also Thursday, at Patricelli ’92 Theater, at 213 High Street, the Center for the Arts presents The Tempest, a Senior Thesis production of Nicholas Orvis, class of ’13, as well as a Graduate Composer Concert, at CFA Hall,  .
Friday, as part of Wesleyan’s Music & Public Life Series, Richard Kostelanetz, noted literary artist and author of the first biography of John Cage, will discuss the social dimension of Cage’s work.

That will be followed by The Wesleyan University Orchestra’s performance, in the Crowell Concert Hall, of John Cage’s 1973 work “Etcetera,”  which was commissioned by Wesleyan for the inauguration of the Center for the Arts. The piece calls for three conductors to stand before stations of two, three, and four chairs, as orchestra members, seated around these stations and gently playing cardboard boxes, may elect to move to a station and submit to the direction of one of the conductors. This will be followed by a performance of “HPSCHD” by the Wesleyan New Music Alliance in Fayerweather Beckham Hall.

Relatedly, also in conjunction with the centennial of Cage’s birth, the university’s Special Collections & Archives at Olin Library has put up “John Cage Writes,” an exhibit of notebooks, manuscripts and photographs from the John Cage Papers, focusing on his literary works. The show also features artists’ books influenced by Cage.
On Friday night at the CFA Theater, there will be a performance of the Winter Dance Concert: Impulse.
Saturday at 8 p.m., at Crowell Concert Hall, the celebration of John Cage continues with a performance of his “Song Books,” sponsored by the university’s Music & Public Life series.
For more information on any of these Wesleyan events, go to wesleyan.edu/cfa.

At the First Church of Christ, 190 Court Street in Middletown, the Diversion presents two comedy improv shows, Hartford’s Sea Tea Improv, and Middletown’s Ben Topher and Friends, performing at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Go to thediversion.com for details.

On Friday, at Wesleyan Potters Gallery Shop on South Main St. in Middletown, Kaia Pazdersky, the guitarist and lead female vocalist for the gorup Little Ugly, voted CT’s Best Group, will perform at the pottery’s Cafe Night.
Also on Friday, the Greater Middletown Concert Association celebrates its 45th anniversary year with a musical gala at the Wadsworth Mansion at the Long Hill Estate  in Middletown.

This fund-raising occasion will feature live musical entertainment, a buffet dinner and a silent auction. For details, call Marcia at 860-347-2035 or Gerry at 860-347-5360.

Saturday, at Central Connecticut State University, an event titled “An Injury to One is an Injury to All: A Conference in Defense of Civil Liberties and to End Indefinite Detention” will be presented. Featuring journalists, activists and scholars from throughout the region, the conference is meant to be a step toward building a movement to defend those targeted for their speech, political activity, race, religion or nation of origin, and to protect basic civil freedoms.
For information, contact Dan by calling 860-985-4576 or emailing him at daniel.adam.piper@gmail.com. Or go to ctstopindefinitedetention.wordpress.com.

Now let’s look at what’s going on in New Haven.

Over at Toad’s Place, tonight is the weekly EDM Night.
Friday brings the Cosmic Dust Bunnies to Toad’s, with The Alchemystics; Lucid; and Mandrake Mechanism; with Blinding Yellow spinning between sets. That’s followed by Aspen Powers Presents: A HOLIDAY CONCERT SOIREE, with Rohn Lawrence & Friends; Ricky Alan Draughn; Jenna Welch; E.L.E.I.; Timmy Maia; and Trever Somerville.

More information about all Toad’s shows can be found at toadsplace.com.

At Café Nine in New Haven, tonight The Saint James Jazz Band.

Thursday, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Pearl and the Beard; w/ Lucius; and You Won’t.
Friday, UNITED RIOT RECORDS and CHANNEL HATE PRODUCTIONS Present: the NY/CT Hardcore Compilation CD Release Party featuring Hooks & Sinkers; Blastmat; and Progress.
Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends, and is followed by The New Dirty; w/ Party Horse and Your 33 Black Angels. The SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM at Cafe Nine is hosted by Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars. More can be found at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight it’s the Blues Jam, with BRANDT TAYLOR.

Thursday brings John Mayock & the Homesteaders, as well as The Country Trio to Sally’s.
Then Friday, it’s the Rich Badowski Blues Band.
And Saturday brings Gina Sicilia to Sally’s. More can be found at blackeyedsallys.com.

Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight, GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS continues through tomorrow.
Also through Thursday, the Loneliest Planet continues.

Then Friday opens with The Flat, and the Valtari Film Experiment.

Saturday, the late show brings a return of The Room.

This and lots more can be found at realartways.org.

Tonight over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, will bring the film “How to Survive a Plague” to the screen.
Starting Thursday and running through Saturday, it’s “The Perks of being a Wallflower”. Friday also brings The Dark Crystal.

On Sunday, “Different from the Others”, with live musical accompaniment, is the matinee. The evening show is  Roman Polanski’s TESS in 4K. More can be found at cinestudio.org.
And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive at 5, it’s the Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano. An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

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

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

Beginning at 9:30 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.

Then from 11pm-midnight, it’s The Smorgasboard with Hygge Li and Maneki Neko
A colossal mix of electronic infused with the spices of dance.

From midnight to 1:30am, DJ Gus Lo presents Midnight Munchies! Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving for!

From 1:30-2:30am it’s Today Is Yesterday’s Tomorrow with Fuzzball
Follow along as we ride the contours of recorded sound through history and explore the interplay of past and present.

And starting at 2:30 and running for an hour it’s Alive Not Amplified with Adrien
The longest running student radio show on WESU! Electronics discouraged.

And from 3:30 to 4am it’s DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections
You’ve lost someone. Let’s find them.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5 a.m. 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

WESU Chart: Mac DeMarco Rocks WESU

1    MAC DEMARCO    2    Captured Tracks
2    FRANK ZAPPA    HOT RATS    Rykodisc
3    LITTLE FEAT    Rooster Rag    Rounder
4    FOXYGEN    Take The Kids Off Broadway    Jagjaguwar
5    EL PERRO DEL MAR    The Pale Fire    Control Group

Click through to see the rest of the chart, featuring Dum Dum Girls, Niki and The Dove, Panzerballett & Kaki King



6    DUM DUM GIRLS    End Of Daze    SUB POP
7    TAME IMPALA    Lonerism    Modular
8    CAT POWER    Sun    Matador
9    TWIN SHADOW    Confess    4AD
10    EVENS    The Odds    Dischord
11    SUFJAN STEVENS    Silver And Gold    Asthmatic Kitty
12    PRINCE RAMA    Top Ten Hits Of The End Of The World    Paw Tracks
13    SKY FERREIRA    Ghost    Capitol

14    NIKI AND THE DOVE    Instinct    SUB POP
15    KING TUFF    “Screaming Skull” [Single]    Sub Pop
16    TEEN DAZE    Inner Mansions    Lefse
17    VARIOUS ARTISTS    Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years Of Amnesty International    Amnesty International
18    INDIGO    Wake [EP]

19    PANZERBALLETT    Tank Goodness  
20    ANDRE WILLIAMS AND THE GOLDSTARS    Nightclub    PRAVDA
21    HUMONGOUS    Miniature Pinscher  
22    MENAHAN STREET BAND    The Crossing    Dunham
23    KATE NASH    Death Proof [EP]    Have 10p
24    DESERT    Camins   

25    KAKI KING    Glow    Velour
26    NATURAL CHILD    Hard In Heaven    Burger
27    VARIOUS ARTISTS    More Music Compilation 2012   
28    FOUR TET    Pink    Text
29    MATH THE BAND    Get Real    Anchor Brain
30    EX-CULT    Ex-Cult    Goner

12-04-12 jive


Good afternoon, it’s Tuesday, Dec. 4th, (Day two of The 8th annual Winter Holiday Pledge drive here at WESU) 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. We ask you to give the gift of community radio as we kick off our 8th annual Winter Holiday Pledge drive! You can make a donation right now by calling 860-685-7700 or online at www.wesufm.org.Thanks for tuning in and please be as generous as you can.

Now let’s look at what’s going on in our area this week:
Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, throughout the month of December, photos by WESU’s own dj Bill Revill will be exhibited. It’s an eclectic selection of subjects that includes musicians, landscapes, seascapes, local agricultural fairs and more.
This evening at the Buttonwood, there will be a talk by spiritual and holistic counselor Annaita Gandhy titled “Shedding Ego and Materialism.”
Wednesday at the Buttonwood, the film “Genetic Roulette,” about the effects of genetically modified food, will be shown.  You’re asked to donate $5 and a can of food.
Thursday and every first Thursday, it’s Open Mic night with Bob Gotta.
Saturday brings Isra-Alien’s CD Release Tour to the Buttonwood Tree. With two guitars and a second-nature connection, Isra-Alien finds the deep ties that bind rock and jazz, Israeli music and global sounds.
Then Sunday, and every Sunday in front of the Buttonwood, Food Not Bombs shares food.  You’re invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. you can always find out more about buttonwood tree events at www.buttonwood.org

Over at the Russell Library, the teen group Otakus, for fans of Anime, Manga and all things Japanese, meets at 7 p.m.

Tonight at 8, the music at Crowell Concert Hall continues with the WesWinds Winter concert, in which the Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Peter Hadley, performs music inspired by hymns, carols and more with works by Jay Bocook, Alfred Reed and Morten Laurdisen. Special guests Neely Bruce and other shape note singers.
Thursday at 7 p.m., the Center for the Arts presents Javanese Gamelan and Dance at World Music Hall.
Also Thursday, at Patricelli ’92 Theater, at 213 High Street, the Center for the Arts presents The Tempest, a Senior Thesis production of Nicholas Orvis, class of ’13, as well as a Graduate Composer Concert, at CFA Hall,  .
Friday, as part of Wesleyan’s Music & Public Life Series, Richard Kostelanetz, noted literary artist and author of the first biography of John Cage, will discuss the social dimension of Cage’s work.
That will be followed by The Wesleyan University Orchestra’s performance, in Crowell Concert Hall, of John Cage’s 1973 work “Etcetera,”  which was commissioned by Wesleyan for the inauguration of the Center for the Arts. The piece calls for three conductors to stand before stations of two, three, and four chairs, as orchestra members, seated around these stations and gently playing cardboard boxes, may elect to move to a station and submit to the direction of one of the conductors. This will be followed by a performance of “HPSCHD” by the Wesleyan New Music Alliance in Fayerweather Beckham Hall.
Relatedly, also in conjunction with the centennial of Cage’s birth, the university’s Special Collections & Archives at Olin Library has put up “John Cage Writes,” an exhibit of notebooks, manuscripts and photographs from the John Cage Papers, focusing on his literary works. The show also features artists’ books influenced by Cage.
On Friday night at the CFA Theater, there will be a performance of the Winter Dance Concert: Impulse.
Saturday at 8 p.m., at Crowell Concert Hall, the celebration of John Cage continues with a performance of his “Song Books,” sponsored by the university’s Music & Public Life series.
For more information on any of these Wesleyan events, go to wesleyan.edu/cfa.

At the First Church of Christ, 190 Court Street in Middletown, the Diversion presents two comedy improv shows, Hartford’s Sea Tea Improv, and Middletown’s Ben Topher and Friends, performing at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Go to thediversion.com for details.

On Friday, at Wesleyan Potters Gallery Shop on South Main St. in Middletown, Kaia Pazdersky, the guitarist and lead female vocalist for the gorup Little Ugly, voted CT’s Best Group, will perform at the pottery’s Cafe Night.
Also on Friday, the Greater Middletown Concert Association celebrates its 45th anniversary year with a musical gala at the Wadsworth Mansion at the Long Hill Estate  in Middletown.
This fund-raising occasion will feature live musical entertainment, a buffet dinner and a
silent auction. For details, call Marcia 860-347-2035 or Gerry
860-347-5360.
Saturday, at Central Connecticut State University, an event titled “An Injury to One is an Injury to All: A Conference in Defense of Civil Liberties and to End Indefinite Detention” will be presented. Featuring journalists, activists and scholars from throughout the region, the conference is meant to be a step toward building a movement to defend those targeted for their speech, political activity, race, religion or nation of origin, and to protect basic civil freedoms.
For information, contact Dan by calling 860-985-4576 or emailing him at daniel.adam.piper@gmail.com. Or go to ctstopindefinitedetention.wordpress.com.

Now let’s look at what’s going on in New Haven.
Over at Toad’s Place, Wednesday is the weekly EDM Night.
Friday brings the Cosmic Dust Bunnies to Toad’s, with The Alchemystics; Lucid; and Mandrake Mechanism; with Blinding Yellow spinning between sets. That’s followed by Aspen Powers Presents: A HOLIDAY CONCERT SOIREE, with Rohn Lawrence & Friends; Ricky Alan Draughn; Jenna Welch; E.L.E.I.; Timmy Maia; and Trever Somerville.
More information about all Toad’s shows can be found at toadsplace.com.

At Café Nine in New Haven, tonight it’s BRASS CITY BOSS SOUND Presents: The Blood; w/ Absum; & No.
Wednesday brings The Saint James Jazz Band.
Thursday, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Pearl and the Beard; w/ Lucius; and You Won’t.
Friday, UNITED RIOT RECORDS and CHANNEL HATE PRODUCTIONS Present: the NY/CT Hardcore Compilation CD Release Party featuring Hooks & Sinkers; Blastmat; and Progress.
Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends, and is followed by The New Dirty; w/ Party Horse and Your 33 Black Angels. The SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM at Cafe Nine is hosted by Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars.
More can be found at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight brings Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, to Sally’s stage.
Wednesday, it’s the Blues Jam, with BRANDT TAYLOR.
Thursday brings John Mayock & the Homesteaders, as well as The Country Trio to Sally’s.
Then Friday, it’s the Rich Badowski Blues Band.
And Saturday brings Gina Sicilia to Sally’s.
More at blackeyedsallys.com.

Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight, GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS continues through Thursday.
Also through Thursday, the Loneliest Planet continues.
Then Friday opens with The Flat, and the Valtari Film Experiment.
Saturday, the late show brings a return of The Room.
This and lots more can be found at realartways.org.

Tonight over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, the double-bill Searching for Sugarman and Neil Young Journeys continue.
Then Wednesday brings How to Survive a Plague to the screen.
Starting Thursday and running through Saturday, it’s The Perks of being a Wallflower.
Friday also brings The Dark Crystal.
On Sunday, Diffrent from the Others, with live musical accompaniment, is the matinee. The evening show is  Roman Polanski’s TESS in 4K.
More at cinestudio.org.
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 Finding Bliss: words and music with DJ Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli, an interview, free-form talk show about people who are following their hearts and living authentically.

From 6-6:30 is Free Speech Radio news from the Pacifica Network, your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting.

From 6:30-8:00 is Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, an eclectic selection of Americana, country with root influence.

From 8-9pm is The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, your source for live and local Connecticut arts and music at its best.

From 9-10:30 is Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head, and a musical library at his fingers.

From 10:30-11:30 is This Southbound Train, with Mary Barrett, featuring bluegrass, newgrass, and other acoustic sounds.

From 11:30pm-12:30 am is Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl, the dulcet tones of bluegrass and folk–just not entirely.

Wednesday, 12:30-1:30am is Radical Roots, with Junkyard Augustine and KC-Gull, presenting lo-fi music with a message.

Wednesday, 1:30-2:30am is The Wayfaring Stranger with Lily Myers, bringing the newest and best in contemporary folk and folk-rock from around the country.

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 soundtrack  behind today’s jive at five is called “Tap Dancing Hens” and is a featured sound of MiddletownRemix <http://urbanremix.gatech.edu/content/middletown> , a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. You can find this sound as well as many more and learn how to participate yourself, online at www.Middletownremix.org

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 or by calling 860-685-7700 right now. Thanks for listening!

Give the Gift of Community Radio this Holiday Season


With nearly 75 years of community radio under our belt, 88.1 FM WESU continues to offer an integral community service to an ever-growing group of stakeholders. The important service WESU provides is made possible by the hard work and dedication of more than 120 volunteers and a modest paid staff of 1.5 employees, with support from Wesleyan University, local business and organizations, and listeners like you! As we enter the winter holiday season, we hope we can count on you once again to give the gift of community radio during our 8th annual winter pledge drive!
During this era of media consolidation and commoditization of the airwaves, your support for the unique brand of truly free-form community radio that WESU provides is essential. Listener support funds roughly one third our annual budget. We need that percentage to grow to ensure WESU can continue to deliver the specialized programs you enjoy. Your tax-deductible gift helps ensure that one of the nation’s oldest college radio stations continues to operate as a venue for diverse communities to explore and share important and often-marginalized political and artistic discourse.  Your continued financial support is critical to our staying on the air. 
To thank you for your pledge this year, we are happy to offer a new WESU t-shirt design that will help you boast your support for free-form radio as well as a spanking new hooded sweatshirt design sporting a vintage WESU logo, and our popular “classic” red and black, long-sleeved two sided shirt. This year we are also pleased to be able to offer donors DVD copies of the film documentary “Heist, Who Stole The American Dream —and How to Get it Back?” Narrated by progressive political commentator Thom Hartmann, this award-winning film traces the worldwide economic collapse to a 1971 secret memo entitled “Attack on American Free Enterprise System,” written more than 40 years ago by the future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell.  Of course, many donors choose to skip the thank-you gifts altogether, to ensure their entire donation benefits WESU.
Thanks again for your past support. If you value the service WESU provides, we need to hear from you and hope you will consider increasing your level of giving.  You can donate online at www.wesufm.org; complete the enclosed form; or simply call the pledge line, 860-685-7700, during our annual winter holiday drive (December 3- 10). 
Sincerely,
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Mon., Dec. 3 Jive

Mon., Dec. 3 Jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, Dec. 3rd, (Day one of The 8th annual Winter Holiday Pledge drive here at WESU) 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 Ben Michael asking you to give the gift of community radio as we kick off our 8th annual Winter Holiday Pledge drive! You can make a donation right now by calling 860-685-7700 or online at www.wesufm.org.Thanks for tuning in and please be as generous as you can.

Now let’s look at what’s going on in our area this week:
Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, throughout the month of December, photos by WESU’s own dj Bill Revill will be exhibited. It’s an eclectic selection of subjects that includes musicians, landscapes, seascapes, local agricultural fairs and more.
Tonight at the Buttonwood, it’s the weekly Anything Goes Open Mic Night.
Tomorrow evening, there will be a talk by spiritual and holistic counselor Annaita Gandhy titled “Shedding Ego and Materialism.”
Wednesday at the Buttonwood, the film “Genetic Roulette,” about the effects of genetically modified food, will be shown.  You’re asked to donate $5 and a can of food.
Thursday and every first Thursday at the Buttonwood, it’s Open Mic night with Bob Gotta.
Saturday brings Isra-Alien’s CD Release Tour to the Buttonwood Tree. With two guitars and a second-nature connection, Isra-Alien finds the deep ties that bind rock and jazz, Israeli music and global sounds.
Then Sunday, and every Sunday in front of the Buttonwood, Food Not Bombs shares food.  You’re invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am. you can always find out more about buttonwood tree events at www.buttonwood.org

Over at the Russell Library this evening at 7 will be the Readers’ Theater presentation of Tuesdays with Morrie.
Tomorrow at the Russell Library, the teen group Otakus, for fans of Anime, Manga and all things Japanese, meets at 7 p.m.
Over at Wesleyan, at 7 this evening,  at Wesleyan University’s Crowell Concert Hall, the university’s Ebony Singers Winter Concert, conducted by one of New England’s leading authorities on gospel music, Dr. Marichal Monts, class of ’85, will perform. Be prepared to clap, dance, and sing along.

Tomorrow afternoon at 4, there will be another Wesleyan Center for the Arts presentation at Crowell Concert Hall: the World Guitar Ensemble Concert.
Then tomorrow night at 8, the music at Crowell Concert Hall continues with the WesWinds Winter concert, in which the Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Peter Hadley, performs music inspired by hymns, carols and more with works by Jay Bocook, Alfred Reed and Morten Laurdisen. Special guests Neely Bruce and other shape note singers.
Thursday at 7 p.m., the Center for the Arts presents Javanese Gamelan and Dance at World Music Hall.
Also Thursday, at Patricelli ’92 Theater, at 213 High Street, the Center for the Arts presents The Tempest, a Senior Thesis production of Nicholas Orvis, class of ’13, as well as a Graduate Composer Concert, at CFA Hall,  .
Friday, as part of Wesleyan’s Music & Public Life Series, Richard Kostelanetz, noted literary artist and author of the first biography of John Cage, will discuss the social dimension of Cage’s work.
That will be followed by The Wesleyan University Orchestra’s performance, in Crowell Concert Hall, of John Cage’s 1973 work “Etcetera,”  which was commissioned by Wesleyan for the inauguration of the Center for the Arts. The piece calls for three conductors to stand before stations of two, three, and four chairs, as orchestra members, seated around these stations and gently playing cardboard boxes, may elect to move to a station and submit to the direction of one of the conductors. This will be followed by a performance of “HPSCHD” by the Wesleyan New Music Alliance in Fayerweather Beckham Hall.
Relatedly, also in conjunction with the centennial of Cage’s birth, the university’s Special Collections & Archives at Olin Library has put up “John Cage Writes,” an exhibit of notebooks, manuscripts and photographs from the John Cage Papers, focusing on his literary works. The show also features artists’ books influenced by Cage.
On Friday night at the CFA Theater, there will be a performance of the Winter Dance Concert: Impulse.
Saturday at 8 p.m., at Crowell Concert Hall, the celebration of John Cage continues with a performance of his “Song Books,” sponsored by the university’s Music & Public Life series.
For more information on any of these Wesleyan events, go to wesleyan.edu/cfa.

At the First Church of Christ, 190 Court Street in Middletown, the Diversion presents two comedy improv shows, Hartford’s Sea Tea Improv, and Middletown’s Ben Topher and Friends, performing at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Go to thediversion.com for details.

On Friday, at Wesleyan Potters Gallery Shop on South Main St. in Middletown, Kaia Pazdersky, the guitarist and lead female vocalist for the gorup Little Ugly, voted CT’s Best Group, will perform at the pottery’s Cafe Night.
Also on Friday, the Greater Middletown Concert Association celebrates its 45th anniversary year with a musical gala at the Wadsworth Mansion at the Long Hill Estate  in Middletown.
This fund-raising occasion will feature live musical entertainment, a buffet dinner and a
silent auction. For details, call Marcia 860-347-2035 or Gerry
860-347-5360.
Saturday, at Central Connecticut State University, an event titled “An Injury to One is an Injury to All: A Conference in Defense of Civil Liberties and to End Indefinite Detention” will be presented. Featuring journalists, activists and scholars from throughout the region, the conference is meant to be a step toward building a movement to defend those targeted for their speech, political activity, race, religion or national of origin, and to protect basic civil freedoms.
For information, contact Dan by calling 860-985-4576 or emailing him at daniel.adam.piper@gmail.com. Or go to ctstopindefinitedetention.wordpress.com.

Now let’s look at what’s going on in New Haven.
Over at Toad’s Place, tonight brings A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends.
Wednesday is the weekly EDM Night.
Friday brings the Cosmic Dust Bunnies to Toad’s, with The Alchemystics; Lucid; and Mandrake Mechanism; with Blinding Yellow spinning between sets. That’s followed by Aspen Powers Presents: A HOLIDAY CONCERT SOIREE, with Rohn Lawrence & Friends; Ricky Alan Draughn; Jenna Welch; E.L.E.I.; Timmy Maia; and Trever Somerville.
More information about all Toad’s shows can be found at toadsplace.com.

At Café Nine in New Haven, tonight it’s GET TO THE POINT,  a new monthly storytelling series hosted by Christopher Arnott of Daily Nutmeg and the New Haven Advocate.  If YOU have a story, monologue, poem, theory, performance art piece or story-song to share in this or a future volume of Get to the Point!, email Chris Arnott.
Tomorrow at Cafe Nine,BRASS CITY BOSS SOUND Presents: The Blood; w/ Absum; & No.
Wednesday brings The Saint James Jazz Band.
Thursday, MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Pearl and the Beard; w/ Lucius; and You Won’t.
Friday, UNITED RIOT RECORDS and CHANNEL HATE PRODUCTIONS Present: the NY/CT Hardcore Compilation CD Release Party featuring Hooks & Sinkers; Blastmat; and Progress.
Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends, and is followed by The New Dirty; w/ Party Horse and Your 33 Black Angels. The SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM at Cafe Nine is hosted by Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars.
More can be found at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight, it’s Jazz Monday.

Tomorrow brings Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, to Sally’s stage.
Wednesday, it’s the Blues Jam, with BRANDT TAYLOR.
Thursday brings John Mayock & the Homesteaders, as well as The Country Trio to Sally’s.
Then Friday, it’s the Rich Badowski Blues Band.
And Saturday brings Gina Sicilia to Sally’s.
More at blackeyedsallys.com.

Now let’s take a look at cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight, GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS continues through Thursday.
Also through Thursday, the Loneliest Planet continues.
Then Friday opens with The Flat, and the Valtari Film Experiment.
Saturday, the late show brings a return of The Room.
This and lots more can be found at realartways.org.

Tonight and tomorrow over at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, the double-bill Searching for Sugarman and Neil Young Journeys continue.
Then Wednesday brings How to Survive a Plague to the screen.
Starting Thursday and running through Saturday, it’s The Perks of being a Wallflower.
Friday also brings The Dark Crystal.
On Sunday, Diffrent from the Others, with live musical accompaniment, is the matinee. The evening show is  Roman Polanski’s TESS in 4K.
More at cinestudio.org.
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

Monday, 5:05-6pm
Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry
From classic bop to smooth contemporary sounds. A well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.

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

Monday, 6:30-8pm [alternating - 1st, 3rd, and 5th weeks]
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.

Monday, 8-9:30pm [alternating - 1st, 3rd, and 5th weeks]
Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis
The best in vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and latin dancefloor grooves. Pure Dynamite Mojo Explosion!

Monday, 9:30-11:30pm
The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee
The music of yesterday’s future, today.

Monday, 11:30pm-12:30am [alternating - 1st, 3rd, and 5th weeks]
A Hate Supreem with DJ AWOL
The melodic, improvisational, and off-kilter groove of jazz coupled with the overtly technical, rigidly composed, and aggressively loud elements of metal. Focusing on Jazz-Metal, we also touch on Avant-Metal, Mathrock, Djent, and more.

Tuesday, 12:30-1:30am [alternating - 1st, 3rd, and 5th weeks]
Maelstrom of the Weird with Phil Void
Surveying punk in all its innovation and abrasion – be it first wave, hardcore, post-pun, or noise.

Tuesday, 1:30-2:30am
Live From The Paris Hotel with The Sparrow
A mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry, cavorting the ley lines of the human voice. Step outside the Dr. Luke degeneration into the magnificent streets of the city where the ravings of mad poets and mods dissipate into a smoky rain spilling down on an ocean of umbrellas. The promenade continues, submerging in all dimensions of lyric-centric pop: rock, soul, reggae, folk, R&B, punk, funk, post-punk, new-wave, jazz and wherever else the street winds, from the 1950s to the present. Pop music interspersed with spoken word tracks and poetry readings.

Tuesday, 2:30-3:30am
Maximum Rock and Roll Radio
A weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection.

Tuesday, 3:30-4am
DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections
You’ve lost someone. Let’s find them.

Tuesday, 4-5am
BBC World News   
Your chance to hear about the day’s news from the famous British news network.

Tuesday, 5-10am
Morning Edition from National Public Radio
A daily offering of news and information from NPR.

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 soundtrack  behind today’s jive at five is called “Tap Dancing Hens” and is a featured sound of MiddletownRemix , a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. You can find this sound as well as many more and learn how to participate yourself, online at www.Middletownremix.org

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 or by calling 860-685-7700 right now. Thanks for listening!

Radio killed the video star

After declaring war on our medium in 1981, MTV has apparently changed their mind and surrendered. MTVu asked us to create this College Radio Countdown. We’re pretty proud of the introductory video. We also had some guest posts on their tumblr in the last week that are really great videos. Check after the jump for the artists and song names. WARNING: This video might contain advertising. In accordance with WESU’s anti-commercial policy, we urge you not to spend your money on anything advertised in these videos. Give it to us instead!

10. Outkast – Roses
9. Janelle Monae – Tightrope
8. Chairlift – Met Before
7. Grimes – Genesis
6. Santigold – Lights Out
5. Beach House – Used To Be
4. Das Racist – Rainbow in the Dark
3. D’Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel)
2. Dan Deacon – WoofWoof
1. Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You (Live)

Here’s MTVu’s post.