True Story: Aaron Neville Tops Our Chart

1    AARON NEVILLE    My True Story    Blue Note
2    FLYING LOTUS    Until The Quiet Comes    Warp
3    MY BLOODY VALENTINE    MBV    Self-Released
4    DANIEL ROMANO    Come Cry With Me    Normaltown
5    TIM MAIA    World Psychedelic Classics 4: Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia    Luaka Bop

6    THAO AND THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN    We The Common    Ribbon
7    MIDNIGHT MAGIC    Walking The Midnight Streets    Midnight Sun Sound
8    EX-COPS    True Hallucinations    Other Music
9    GRIZZLY BEAR    Shields    Warp
10    PETRA HADEN    Petra Goes To The Movies    Anti

12    PSYCHIC ILLS    One Track Mind    Sacred Bones
13    TAME IMPALA    Lonerism    Modular
14    PERE UBU    Lady From Shanghai    Fire

15    PISSED JEANS    Honeys    Sub Pop
16    STARLITO    Funerals And Court Dates   
17    YO LA TENGO    Fade    Matador
18    LOST ANIMAL    Ex-Tropical    Hardly Art
19    OF MONTREAL    Daughter Of Cloud    Polyvinyl

20    O PRESIDENTE    Clube De Futebol   
21    JACCO GARDNER    Cabinet Of Curiosities    Trouble In Mind
22    KILLERS    Battle Born   

23    FREDDIE GIBBS    BABYFACE KILLA   
24    TORO Y MOI    Anything In Return    Carpark
25    ALT-J    An Awesome Wave    Canvasback
26    ADAM ANT    The Essential Adam Ant   
27    DIRTY PROJECTORS    About To Die    Domino
28    BARBARAS    2006-2008    Goner

29    STEPKIDS    Sweet Salvation    Stones Throw
30    SIDEWALK DAVE    Hard On Romance    Telegraph

Friday’s Jive 02-15-13

Good evening, it’s Friday, February 15th 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


We hope life is getting back to normal following the historic blizzard of 2013, and its aftermath. Many thanks to all of the public works and parks dept. employees, contractors, volunteers, good neighbors and first responders who have worked tirelessly in the best interest of whole community during this challenging time. 

Here’s a run sown of some of what’s scheduled to happen in the community this week. Keep in mind that many venues and business were set back by the unprecedented weather experience this week and as such may not be back up and running yet. We suggest you check with venues directly to make sure they are open for business and are back on schedule.

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight Shawn Taylor’s Wandering Roots Trio & the Brian Dolzani Duo play “Fresh new songs, Deep Ol’ Roots” beginning at 8pm. Saturday mornings at The Buttonwood Tree mean Chi Quong (Chee Gwong), Yoga, and spiritual alignment workshops. Saturday afternoon at 3 there is an opening reception for this month’s Art Gallery show celebrating the work of Peruvian born visual artist, Juan Carlos Bautista’s “Poetic Art”. Saturday night at 7pm, Steven and Resa Ferreira present Streetlight Stories: “Endings and Beginnings” for an evening of stories about healing and transformation, for adults. Each Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal. And, you can help prepare it beforehand at First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. Sunday afternoon at 4pm is the monthly gathering, Poetry Potluck, an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.

At Café Nine in New Haven tonight The Greg Sherrod Band and The New Dirty make for a night of rock ‘n roll. Saturday at 4pm it’s the weekly Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam w/this week’s host Tony Dioguardi and Friends. Saturday night Daphne Lee Martin is celebrating her new release, “Moxie” also appearing is Ellison Jackson.   Sunday’s Sunday-After-Supper Jam will be hosted by Dom Zullo and the Cafe Nine All Stars. You can get more information at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight Shaka and the Soul Shakers perform their Louisiana sound along with Two Virgins. This is a Middletown shout-out as both bands have roots in our area. Saturday brings the Paul Gabriel Blues Band to Blackeyed Sally’s. For more information, you can check out blackeyedsallys.com.

At Toads Place in New Haven tonight The Black Solidarity Conference At Yale  presents a performance by the Hip Hop Collective, Phony Ppl.  Sunday at Toad’s Gorilla Music presents the New Haven Battle Of The Bands. More can be found online at toadsplace.com

Saturday The Russell Knitters meet from 11:00am-1pm in Meeting Room 3 and invite you to bring your knitting projects. You can access russelllibrary.orgfor more info.

Saturday night the Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents “Glass Guignol (geen gnol): The Brother/Sister Play” directed by Lee Breuer, who explores the life and work of Tennessee Williams in this production.
Also, on Saturday evening the Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: The Graduate Recital of Brian Parks entitled “At Wesleyan 2007-2013″ at Memorial Chapel, on High Street at 8pm. This event is free and open to the public. more online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Rusted Keys, the acoustic duet of Diane Kozikowski & Dave Downs, play on the third Sunday morning of every month, this Sunday, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Higher Grounds, 70 Main Street, East Hampton. Call 860-467-6643. The Keys perform a style of music they call “Nouveau Croon”.

At 7pm on Sunday, The Oddfellows Playhouse plays host to a night of comedy. Come be a part of an Improv event – live, unscripted, and unpredictable. Audience participation is welcomed. The Great Make Believe Society and Members of Sam Shaw’s Improv Boot Camp Workshop will be joining forces for this comedy event. Call Christopher Polack, 860-325-2386 or email Topher@thediversion.com


Now here’s a rundown of cinema off the beaten track, here in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the weekend schedule and through next Wednesday.  More can be found online at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, they are showing the 1942 black and white classic Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Sunday Cinestudio kicks off a run of the newest film by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, “This must be the Place”. Details online at www.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 2am Saturday 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 2, to 3am it’s the Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash – the Real Hip-Hop is over here.

The next hour ’til 4am it’s Maximum Rock & Roll Radio – A weekly radio show featuring the best international DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rock n roll radio record collection.

+Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller comes on at 4 until 5am with a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded traditional folk musics.

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 sound bed for Today’s Jive at Five features the sound “January Stream” from the MiddletownRemix project, 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 learn more online at www.middletownnremix.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. Thanks for listening!

Thursdays Blog


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, its Thursday, February 14th Happy Valentines Day, 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, Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. WESU is now recording our live stream! Visit wesu.streamrewind.com to hear VOICE of the CITY, and other great shows recorded here on WESU! Thanks for tuning in. 

We hope life is getting back to normal following the historic Blizzard of 2013, and its aftermath. Many thanks to all of the public works employees, contractors, volunteers, good neighbors and first responders who have worked tirelessly and at times without thanks for the best interest of others during this challenging time.  

Here’s a run sown of some of what’s scheduled to happen in the community this week. Keep in mind that many venues and business were set back by the unprecedented weather we experienced this week and as such may not be back up and running yet. We suggest you check with venues directly to make sure they are open for business and are back on schedule.

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown Tonight and each Second Thursday (of the month) brings Writers Out Loud! , a literary prose open mic w/host Cocomo Rock & co-host Al Bower, Jr. Doors open at 6:45 for sign-up, presentations begin at 7:15. Friday night Shawn Taylor’s Wandering Roots Trio & the Brian Dolzani Duo play “Fresh new songs, Deep Ol’ Roots” at the Buttonwood.

Saturday Mornings at the Buttonwood Tree bring Chi Quong (Chee Gwong), Yoga, and spiritual alignment workshops. Saturday afternoon at 3 brings an opening reception for this month’s Art Gallery show celebrating the work of Peruvian born visual artist, Juan Carlos Bautista’s “Poetic Art”. Saturday night at 7pm, Steven and Resa Ferreira present Streetlight Stories: “Endings and Beginnings” for an evening of stories about healing and transformation, for adults.

Each Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal. You can help prepare it beforehand at First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. Sunday afternoon  at 4pm brings the monthly gathering, Poetry Potluck, which is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit buttonwood.org.

Down  at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight, the Lip Gloss Crisis 3rd Annual Valentines Day Show where’ New Haven’s own Dot Mitzvah will be the ringleader at this romantic circus-themed burlesque cabaret!  Friday night The Greg Sherrod Band and The New Dirty make for a night of Rock and Roll at Café nine. Saturday at 4pm it’s the weekly SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ JAM w/ this week’s host Tony Dioguardi and Friends. Saturday night brings Daphne Lee Martin celebrating her new release, “Moxie” alongside Ellison Jackson.   Sunday’s SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM will be hosted by Dom Zullo and the Cafe Nine All Stars. You can get more information at  cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight Jazz Vocalist Dana Lauren, to the Sally’s stage. Friday, Shaka and the Soul Shakers perform their Louisiana sound along with Two Virgins. Saturday brings Paul Gabriel Blues Band to Blackeyed Sally’s.   For more information, you can check out blackeyedsallys.com.

George Clinton and parliament Funkadellic return to the Toads Place stage on Tonight night down in New Haven. Friday night THE BLACK SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE AT YALE  presents a performance by the Hip Hop Collective, PHONY PPL at Toads Place.  Sunday at Toad’s GORILLA MUSIC presents the NEW HAVEN BATTLE OF THE BANDS. More can be found online at toadsplace.com

Saturday The Russell Knitters meet on from 11:00am-1pm in Meeting Room 3 and invite you to bring your knitting projects. You can access russelllibrary.org for more info.

Saturday night the CFA Wesleyan University Center for the Arts: “Glass Guignol: The Brother/Sister Play” directed by Lee Breuer, who explores the life and work of Tennessee Williams in this production.

Saturday evening The Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: The Graduate Recital of Brian Parks at Memorial Chapel, on High Street at 8pm. this event is free and open to the public. more online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa 

Now here’s a rundown of cinema off the beaten track, here in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways inHartford, Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the  schedule through next Wednesday.  More can be found online at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, Tonight Cinestudio kicks off a three day run of the 1942 black and white classic Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Sunday Cinestudio kicks off a run of the newest film by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, This must be the Place” details online at www.cinestudio.org.

Now here’s what’s on tap on air at WESU tonight, as we make our way through week 2 our new spring schedule.

4:55-5:05

The Jive At Five

A daily community calendar and rundown of WESU’s evening programming.

5:05-6pm

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa

The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

6-6:30pm

Free Speech Radio News

Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

6:30-8pm

Total Praise with Minister Latrecia

Your Thursday night Gospel music connection! A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!

8-9:30

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.

9:30-10:30pm

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.

10:30-11:30pm

(1,3,5) The Middletown Weavers with DJ Ping and DJ Zing

(2,4) 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.

11:30pm-12:30am

(1,3,5) Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam

The Underdogs Edge will feature local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on radio.

(2,4) Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder

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

12:30-1:30am

(1,3,5) UnderCover with Rebecca Seidel

Bridging genres, musical styles, and time, Undercover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation.

(2,4) The Art Of Improvisation with DJ Jack

I will be playing music 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.

1:30-2:30am

(1,3,5) Rock Fatale with DJ Stella

Featuring the first ladies of rock, from The Marvelettes to Metric.

(2,4) 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.

2:30-3:30am

(1,3,5) Blues After Midnight with DJ Sick Nelden

Blues sounds great. But it sounds best on vinyl after midnight. Listen to DJ Sick Nelden as he takes you through the many stories and sub-cultures of the Blues.

(2,4) Road Trips with Nina G

Fill up your tank, grab your snacks and let’s hit the road. Each week we will travel to a different destination passing the time with some entertaining stories and music to match. DJ Nina G’s at the wheel for a trip full of tunes, tales and lots of fun.

3:30-4am

Sunspot Loops

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

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 tojive@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.


The sound bed for Today’s Jive at Five features the sound “January Stream” from the MiddletownRemix project, 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 learn more online at www.middletownnremix.org


02-13-13 jive


Good afternoon, its Wednesday,  February 13th 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. Thanks for tuning in. 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!

Donna:

And I’m Donna Denert. Thanx for tuning in!

We hope life is getting back to normal following the disarray following the historic Blizzard of 2013, and its aftermath. Many thanks to all of the public works employees, contractors, volunteers, good neighbors and first responders who have worked tirelessly and at times without thanks for the best interest of others during this challenging time. 

Here’s a run sown of some of what’s scheduled to happen in the community this week. Keep in mind that many venues and business were set back by the unprecedented weather we experienced this week and as such may not be back up and running yet. We suggest you check with venues directly to make sure they are open for business and are back on schedule.

Down  at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight, is still listed as TBA on their website but Thursday brings the Lip Gloss Crisis 3rd Annual Valentines Day Show where’ New Haven’s own Dot Mitzvah will be the ringleader at this romantic circus-themed burlesque cabaret!  Friday night The Greg Sherrod Band and The New Dirty make for a night of Rock and Roll at Café nine. Saturday at 4pm it’s the weekly SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ JAM w/ this week’s host Tony Dioguardi and Friends. Saturday night brings Daphne Lee Martin celebrating her new release, “Moxie” alongside Ellison Jackson.   Sunday’s SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM will be hosted by Dom Zullo and the Cafe Nine All Stars. You can get more information at  cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight it’s the longstanding weekly Blues Jam, hosted by Tommy Whalen this week. Thursday brings Jazz Vocalist Dana Lauren, to the Sally’s stage. Friday, Shaka and the Soul Shakers perform their Louisiana sound along with Two Virgins. Saturday brings Paul Gabriel Blues Band to Blackeyed Sally’s.   For more information, you can check out blackeyedsallys.com.

Bill:

Middletown Scottish Country Dancers  meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm at First Church on Court Street. For info you can Call 860-347-0278

Wed night at BAR in New Haven, Manic Productions Presents Retribution Gospel Choir (featuring Alan Sparhawk of Low) and Tomorrow Tomorrow for a free show for those 21 and over.

George Clinton and parliament Funkadellic return to the Toads Place stage on Thursday night down in New Haven. Friday night THE BLACK SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE AT YALE  presents a performance by the Hip Hop Collective, PHONY PPL at Toads Place.  Sunday at Toad’s GORILLA MUSIC presents the NEW HAVEN BATTLE OF THE BANDS. More can be found online at toadsplace.com

On Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Russell library, Author Elisabeth Petry continues to lead The Veterans’ Writing Group, We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences.  The Russell Knitters meet on from 11:00am-1pm in Meeting Room 3 and invite you to bring your knitting projects. You can access russelllibrary.org for more info.

Thursday at 4:15 pm, Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts: presents the Panel Discussion – “Tennessee Williams after Iguana” at the CFA Hall. This is free and open to the public. Friday at 1:30pm The Wesleyan University Center for the Arts:  presents a Choreography Studio Showing by Emily Faulkner Wesleyan class of 1986 at  Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, on Pine Street.

Saturday night the CFA Wesleyan University Center for the Arts: “Glass Guignol: The Brother/Sister Play” directed by Lee Breuer, who explores the life and work of Tennessee Williams in this production.

Saturday evening The Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: The Graduate Recital of Brian Parks at Memorial Chapel, on High Street at 8pm. this event is free and open to the public. more online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Donna:

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown each Second Thursday (of the month) brings Writers Out Loud! , a literary prose open mic w/host Cocomo Rock & co-host Al Bower, Jr. Doors open at 6:45 for sign-up, presentations begin at 7:15. Friday night Shawn Taylor’s Wandering Roots Trio & the Brian Dolzani Duo play “Fresh new songs, Deep Ol’ Roots” at the Buttonwood.

Saturday Mornings at the Buttonwood Tree bring Chi Quong (Chee Gwong), Yoga, and spiritual alignment workshops. Saturday afternoon at 3 brings an opening reception for this month’s Art Gallery show celebrating the work of Peruvian born visual artist, Juan Carlos Bautista’s “Poetic Art”. Saturday night at 7pm, at The Buttonwood Tree Steven and Resa Ferreira present Streetlight Stories: “Endings and Beginnings” for an evening of stories about healing and transformation, for adults.

Each Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal. You can help prepare it beforehand at First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. Sunday afternoon  at 4pm brings the monthly gathering, Poetry Potluck, which is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit buttonwood.org.

Bill:

Now here’s a rundown of cinema off the beaten track, here in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways inHartford, Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the  schedule through next Wednesday.  More can be found online at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight you can catch the new Thinking through Film series presenting “The Lives of Others”, a film that has been called the best film made on living under a police state. Set in 1984 in the German Democratic Republic. Thursday, Cinestudio kicks off a three day run of the 1942 black and white classic Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Sunday Cinestudio kicks off a run of the newest film by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, This must be the Place” details online at www.cinestudio.org.

Now here’s what’s on tap on air at WESU tonight, as we make our way through week 2 our new spring schedule.

Right after the Jive at Five 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 6-6:30pm, it, Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

From 6:30-8pm it’sFusion Radio with James Fusion
Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It’s a vinyl world!

Beginning at 8 and running until 9:30pm it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce
The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

Next, from 9:30 to 11pm it’s Missteps with Guy Fridge and Nicholas Msall
Missteps is a club night, record label, and radio show run by Guy Fridge and Nicholas Msall that seeks to bring attention to the latest in underground club music from around the world. Missteps focuses on forward-thinking dance music including juke, global bass music, uk-garage, underground house/techno, and wonky beats.

And from  11pm to midnight DJ Quandry presents Shelf Life, an electronic music show consisting of random cds plucked from the shelves of the electronic music section minutes before the start of the show. It’s a guaranteed way to discover new, different, and surprising artists in the electronic genre.

From midnight til 1:30am it’s Midnight Munchies with DJ Gus Lo
Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving.

Right after Midnight Munchies, from 1:30 to 2:30am it’s Pop! Goes My Heart with Ian McCarthy
(Primarily) Sad pop music with a different title-based theme every show; experimental, ambient, riot grrrl, synthpop, baroque pop all somewhat represented, plus more.

And from 2:30 to 3:30am it’s Alive Not Amplified with Adrien
The longest running student radio show on WESU! Electronics discouraged.

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

Donna:

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 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 wesufm.org. Every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Thanx for listening and stay tuned for The Needle Drop.

02-12-13 jive


Good afternoon, its Tuesday,  February 12th. 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. Thanks for tuning in. I’m Isabelle Gauthier.
We hope life is getting back to normal following the disarray following the historic Blizzard of 2013, and its aftermath. Many thanks to all of the public works employees, contractors, volunteers, good neighbors and first responders who have worked tirelessly and at times without thanks for the best interest of others during this challenging time.  

Here’s a run sown of some of what’s scheduled to happen in the community this week. Keep in mind that many venues and business were set back by the unprecedented weather we experienced this week and as such may not be back up and running yet. We suggest you check with venues directly to make sure they are open for business and are back on schedule.

Tuesday night bring live music to Klekolo World Coffee on Court Street in Middletown beginning at 7 pm for live music. The line-up changes weekly.  860.343.9444 for info.

Down  at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight, songwriters McDougallSam Perdutatake the stage. Wednesday at the Nine is still listed as TBA on their website but Thursday brings the Lip Gloss Crisis 3rd Annual Valentines Day Show where’ New Haven’s own Dot Mitzvah will be the ringleader at this romantic circus-themed burlesque cabaret!  Friday night The Greg Sherrod Band and The New Dirtymake for a night of Rock and Roll at Café nine. Saturday, at 4pm it’s the weekly SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ JAM w/ this week’s host Tony Dioguardi and Friends. Saturday night brings The Daphne  Lee Martin celebrating her new release, Moxie alongside Ellison Jackson.   Sunday’s SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM will be hosted by Dom Zullo and the Cafe Nine All Stars. www.cafenine.com for details.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, they celebrate Fat Tuesday w/ Rivercity Slim & the Zydeco Hogs.  Wednesday it’s the longstanding weekly Blues Jam, hosted by Tommy Whalen this week. Thursday brings Jazz Vocalist Dana Lauren, to the Sally’s stage. Friday, Shaka and the Soul Shakers perform their Louisiana sound along with Two Virgins. Saturday brings Paul Gabriel Blues Band to Blackeyed Sally’s.   www.blackeyedsallys.com for more info.

Middletown Scottish Country Dancers  meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm at First Church on Court Street. For info you can Call 860-347-0278
Wed night at BAR in New Haven, Manic Productions Presents Retribution Gospel Choir (featuring Alan Sparhawk of Low) and Tomorrow Tomorrow for a free show for those 21 and over.

George Clinton and parliament Funkadellic return to the Toads Place stage on Thursday night down in New Haven. Friday night THE BLACK SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE AT YALE  presents a performance by the Hip Hop Collective, PHONY PPL at Toads Place.  Sunday at Toad’s GORILLA MUSIC presents the NEW HAVEN BATTLE OF THE BANDS. more online at www.toadsplace.com
On Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Russell library, Author Elisabeth Petry continues to lead The Veterans’ Writing Group, We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences.  The Russell Knitters meet on from 11:00am-1pm in Meeting Room 3 and invite you to bring your knitting projects. www.russelllibrary.org for more info.
Thursday at 4:15 pm, Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts: presents the Panel Discussion – “Tennessee Williams after Iguana” at the CFA Hall. This is free and open to the public. Friday at 1:30pm The Wesleyan University Center for the Arts:  presents a Choreography Studio Showing by Emily Faulkner Wesleyan class of 1986 at  Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, on Pine Street. 

Saturday night the CFA Wesleyan University Center for the Arts: “Glass Guignol: The Brother/Sister Play” directed by Lee Breuer, who explores the life and work of Tennessee Williams in this production.

Saturday evening The Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents: The Graduate Recital of Brian Parks at Memorial Chapel, on High Street at 8pm. this event is free and open to the public. more online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa 
Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown each Second Thursday (of the month) brings Writers Out Loud! , a literary prose open mic w/host Cocomo Rock & co-host Al Bower, Jr. (doors open at 6:45 for sign-up, presentations begin at 7:15). Friday night Shawn Taylor’s Wandering Roots Trio & the Brian Dolzani Duo play “Fresh new songs, Deep Ol’ Roots” at the Buttonwood.
Saturday Mornings at the Buttonwood Tree bring Chi Quong, Yoga, and spiritual alignment workshops. Saturday afternoon at 3 brings an opening reception for this month’s Art Gallery show celebrating the work of Peruvian born visual artist, Juan Carlos Bautista’s “Poetic Art”. Saturday night at 7pm, at The Buttonwood Tree Steven and Resa Ferreira present Streetlight Stories: “Endings and Beginnings” for an evening of stories about healing and transformation, for adults.

Each Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and to help prepare it beforehand at First Church at on Court Street beforehand at 11:30 am. Sunday after noon at 4pm brings the monthly gathering, Poetry Potluck, an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.

Now here’s a rundown of cinema off the beaten track, here in Central Connecticut.
At Real Art Ways inHartford, Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the  schedule through next Wednesday.  www.realartways.org for details.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight you can catch the final showing of “Chasing Ice,” which illustrates the effects of global warming on the coldest parts of our earth. Tomorrow Cinestudio and the new Thinking through Film series present “The Lives of Others”, a film that has been called the best film made on living under a police state. Set in 1984 in the German Democratic Republic. Thursday, Cinestudio kicks off a three day run of the 1942 black and white classic Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Sunday Cinestudio kicks off a run of the newest film by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, This must be the Place” details online at www.cinestudio.org.

Now here’s what’s on tap on air at WESU tonight, as we make our way through week 2 our new spring schedule.

After the jive at five is the Wayfaring Stranger with Lily Myers. Then at 6pm each weeknight Free Speech Radio News from the Pacifica Network offers a daily wrap up of international news in the service of peace and social justice.
At 6:30 Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill presents 90 minutes of Folks and Americana.

At 8 pm Voice of The City with J Cherry presents an hour of live local arts and culture.

At  9pm  its Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat who’s got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers.

At  10:30 it’s time for some random risky vinyl with Avery on Record Roulette. Then Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl take over at 11:30.

Monica brings you 6ix degrees of Bowie at 12:30 followed by a weekly spotlight on Elvis Costello on Declan McManus: International Art Thief.
From 2:30-3am stay tuned for a quickee on Romancipation with DR love and DJ Smooth.
DJ Cheshire Cat is back in action with Search and Recover for a weekly spotlight of the many versions of one song. 
The BBC World news provides some international perspective at 4am and tomorrrow’s program starts at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. If you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive
If you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them tojive@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!

The sound bed for Today’s Jive at Five features the sound “January Stream” from the MiddletownRemix project, 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 learn more online at www.middletownnremix.org

Stay tuned for an hour of folk music on The Wayfaring Stranger with Lily Meyers.

MD Picks: Far Out, Faraway

Big week for psych-pop and desert-rock. We hope you enjoy these releases as much as we do:
Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities

For a 24-year-old Dutchman, Jacco Gardner sounds like he learned a lot from the 1960’s American scene. Cabinet of Curiosities is by turns lush and stark, and Gardner makes full use of his multi-instrumental talents. The lyrics are opaque and point up the meandering, ethereal nature of the album: on “Chameleon,” he explains, “I want to float away, but all these clouds just look the same.” He doesn’t tell us much about himself, but the music is compelling all the same. We like “Puppets Dangling” and “Clear the Air.”

Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic

Rado and France, two guys who get up on stage in their pajamas and yell “Digital!” and “Analog!” at each other, make psychedelic pop that is infectious and, for the most part, seriously catchy. Foxygen made waves with their Take the Kids Off Broadway EP, and Ambassadors is getting the recognition it deserves. France on the album, its reception, and Foxygen’s M.O.: “‘It just sounds like some ’60s bullshit and looks like Wes Anderson.’ But that’s the point. We’re trying to bring a little fun, a little color.” Bring it on, guys! We love “No Destruction,” “San Francisco,” and “Shuggie.”

Lost Animal – Ex Tropical

Jarrod Quarrell, aka Lost Animal, is an Australian who spent a lot of time growing up in Papua New Guinea. Perhaps that explains his album title, or perhaps it helps explain all the musical influences Quarrell stirs into the cauldron of Ex Tropical: calypso, dub, funk, disco — and then there’s lounge, trip-hop, and just about anything else you can name. Lost Animal’s singing is both “sleazy and sincere,” to quote one reviewer, and I would also add “hypnotic” to the mix. For a good challenge, try listening to “Buai Raskol” and not loving the marimba. A big thank you to Hardly Art for releasing this album worldwide! We love “Say No to Thugs,” “Buai Raskol,” and “Don’t Litter.”

Library of Sands – Side to Side EP 3

Library of Sands’ Side to Side EP 3 comes from a man named Naynay Shineywater. What do we know about him? Apparently, he has lived in a tent for 19 years, and he is an activist for preserving deserts, forests, and Native American cultural sites. We’re down with the anti-corporate message, as well as the fuzzy desert sounds that “N. Shineywater” offers. Side note: this is the latest in a string of tape cassettes we are receiving at the station. What’s with that? Not complaining, though. We like “Crown of CreatIIIon” (heads up: this song is 23 minutes long).

The WESU Spring Concert Series

 
After the success of our Lecture Series last semester, we at WESU have organized a Spring Concert Series. This series will be free and open to the public. We hope that all our listeners both at Wesleyan and throughout the greater Middletown community will feel welcome to come and enjoy the music together. Here are brief descriptions of the concerts we have planned. More details will be posted soon so stay tuned!
February 22
The Stepkids
Sidewalk Dave
As seen in the video at the top, The Stepkids put on a very psychedelic live show complete with video projection. The band comes from Bridgeport, CT and is signed to the legendary Stones Throw (owned by Peanut Butter Wolf and home to Madlib and J Dilla (RIP)). They call their music “futuristic electro soul” and their guitarist was once in Alicia Keys‘ touring band. Their debut album, The Stepkids, was released in 2011 and they are set to release a new album, Troubador in 2013.
Sidewalk Dave is a WESU favorite and fellow CT native. Here’s an interview we did with him last November. He plays rock & roll and his last album, Hard on Romance came out last year.
March 30
Zammuto
Snowblink
Zammuto is the project of The Books‘ member Nick Zammuto. Like The Stepkids, Zammuto puts on a unique live show that includes video projection. Zammuto’s music is experimental electronic. His debut, Zammuto came out last year.
Snowblink describes themselves as “nondenominational devotional pop from California/Canada.” And their latest album, Inner Classics also came out last year.
April 12
Boldy James
Gifted Higgz 
We covered Boldy James‘ shows at CMJ here. He is an MC from Detroit, who has released two mixtapes, Trapper’s Alley: Pros & Cons in 2011 and Consignment: Favor for a Favor The Redi-Rock Mixtape last year. A collaboration with The Alchemist is due out later this year.
Gifted Higgz is a local Middletown MC. He released his latest track “Killa” in December.
The WESU Spring Concert Series is sponsored by WESU Middletown, the Wesleyan Concert Committee, and TuneIn, a service you can use to listen to WESU on your smartphonedongles.

02-11-13 jive


Good evening, it’s Monday,  February 11th 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. Thanks for tuning in. I’m Ben Michael.
Congrats on making it through the historic Blizzard of 2013! I hope by now, you have been able to dig out of your home and have survived, for the most part, unscathed.

It think it’s safe to assume that most venues that host the cultural and entertaining events that we bring to you in the Jive at Five are regrouping and doing the best they can to resume normal operations as soon as possible.  As such for today’s jive at five, we will forgo listing any events assuming that most venues are still closed.  Tomorrow, we will do our best to offer you as complete a lineup of the week’s happenings as possible.   
In the meantime, I’m happy to offer you a rundown of tonight’s programming on air at WESU as we kick off week 2 of our, believe or not, “Spring” program season. Keep in mind that our on air staff are volunteers, some of whom, who may not be able to make it to the station tonight themselves. As such, there may be a few changes to the evening program.
Here’s what is scheduled to happen!
Right after the Jive at 5, from 5:05 to 6, it’s Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, a well-rounded jazz show for fans of classic jazz.

Then at 6pm each weekday, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network, for your evening dose of alternative international news and reporting.

6:30-8pm tonight,  Michael Benson is scheduled to bring on the 75 % Folk offering a serving of contemporary folk and acoustic music with side orders of blues, jazz, world, pop, movie soundtracks, readings and occasional live interviews. Bring a big plate.
At 8pm, Stay tuned for a documentary on the group of young men wrongfully accused and indicted for murder who came to be known as the West Memphis Three.
From 9:30-11pm, it’s The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, the music of yesterday’s future, today.
Then from 11pm-12am, It’s About Time! With DJ Meat Pie and SkaBoi101
Who will will solely play songs that conform to a thematically relevant track length, including music from any and all genres, including a heapin’ helping of indie, alternative, free jazz, hip-hop, shoegaze, hardcore punk, and contemporary poetry.

That’s followed by Imaginary Genres with Mac Taylor who will assemble songs that fit into a genre that he invents, based purely on mood, sound, theme, etc. and spanning all geographic locations and time periods.

At 1am its Theme Party with DJ Sunshine and DJ Thunder for a show that spotlights a wide range of under-represented music, centering on a specific subgenre, time period, region, or idea every week.

From 2 to 3 a.m., catch A new comedy show, The Laugh Infection, with Willie Zabar and Saarim Zaman

From 3 to 4, Coachillin’ with DJ Anabeezy presents the best of the bands that have played at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
And then the BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM followed at 5 by 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. Sorry it’s so brief, we hope to bring you a fully loaded community calendar tomorrow and throughout the week as the state bounces back from the impact of the biggest snowstorm in our history.
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!

The sound bed for Today’s Jive at Five features the sound “January Stream” from the MiddletownRemix project, 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 learn more online at www.middletownnremix.org


Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

Friday’s Jive 02-08-13

Good evening, it’s Friday, February 8th and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.

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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 brief rundown of some of the cultural and entertaining events happening in our area this week:

Because the Jive is pre-recorded, there may be some cancellations this weekend that aren’t noted here – so it is best to double-check with the venue before deciding on any particular event to attend.

This evening’s performance at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown featuring the Alon Nechushtan ‘Words Beyond’ Jazz Trio, a hard-swinging and inventive piano trio has been cancelled due to the weather. Saturday night at the Buttonwood, it’s the Grass Routes Bluegrass Band. Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and, to help prepare it beforehand at First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.

Saturday evening at 8, (the Friday performance has been cancelled) Gallim Dance comes to the CFA Theater to perform the New England premiere of “Mama Call”, a contemporary tale of border-crossing, and “Pupil Suite”, set to the contagious music of Israeli band Balkan Beat Box with a pre-performance talk at 7:30 on Friday by Debra Cash.  For more information about the events, go to www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.
 
Tonight at 7 p.m., the Greater Middletown Chorale sponsors McKay Jenkins, author of “The Last Ridge,” in a free illustrated talk about the 10th Mountain Division, its beginnings in World War II, its epic assault on Hitler’s troops in Italy, its impact on America’s ski industry and its service today in the Near East. The presentation will be in Middlesex Community College’s Chapman Hall, and a discussion will follow. The Greater Middletown Chorale presents the talk in connection with the world premiere of its newly commissioned work, Letter from Italy, 1944, scheduled for April 28.

Also tonight, at 8 p.m., at MAC650 Gallery, 650 Main St., in Middletown there will be a fundraiser dance party to raise money for an animation/video project entitled “Projected”,  a pilot project to serve as an example for an after-school program and  equipment to be used for movie and video game night at MAC 650. The event features music from 8 until 10 p.m. followed by dance music until midnight.

This Sunday in the Hubbard Room of the Russell Library in Middletown, “They Called Me Lizzie . . .  from Slavery to the White House” – the story of Elizabeth Keckly, Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker and confidante will be presented by Stephanie Jackson in a dramatic performance. The performance begins at 2 p.m.


Also this Sunday at 3pm in the Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents the high-energy chamber ensemble, “Fireworks” in a program that moves from bluegrass to Sacred Harp, Zydeco to Chicago Blues, plus rock and hip hop.  For info call (860) 347-4887 or visit 
http://www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

At Café Nine in New Haven tonight happy hour features Dan Green, followed by Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos. Saturday, it’s the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Gary Grippo and Friends, followed by Broken. Sunday’s Sunday-After-Supper Jam will be hosted by Dom Zullo and the Cafe Nine All Stars. More can be found at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight it’s Soul Tsunami. Saturday brings singer/songwriter/guitarist Debbie Davies to Sally’s. More can be found online at blackeyedsallys.com.

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

At Real Art Ways, 56 Up, the documentary chronicling the lives of a group of British subjects is showing Saturday and Sunday in matinee. Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the weekend schedule. Go to realartways.org for all the details.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight and Saturday you can see “ARGO”, and Sunday through Tuesday, it’s “Chasing Ice,” chronicling the startling effects of global warming. 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 2am Saturday 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 2, to 3am it’s the Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash – the Real Hip-Hop is over here.

The next hour ’til 4am it’s Maximum Rock & Roll Radio – A weekly radio show featuring the best international DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rock n roll radio record collection.

+Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller comes on at 4 until 5am with a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded traditional folk musics.

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 sound bed for Today’s Jive at Five features the sound “Irish Step Dancing” from the MiddletownRemix project, 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 learn more online at www.middletownnremix.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. 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, its Thursday,  February 5th, the third day of WESU’s new spring program season, 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. Thanks for tuning in.I’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY, Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. WESU is now recording our live stream! Visit wesu.streamrewind.com to hear VOICE of the CITY, and other great shows recorded here on WESU! 

Now let’s take a look at what’s going on in the community this week:

Tonight at the Buttonwood True, and every first Thursday, it’s Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustic Open Mic. Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. Friday brings the Alon Nechushtan ‘Words Beyond’ Jazz Trio, a hard-swinging and inventive piano trio.Saturday, it’s Saturday Morning Qigong (Chi Kung) at 7:30 a.m., followed by community yoga for beginners and intermediates at 8:30. Saturday night at the Buttonwood, it’s the Grass Routes Bluegrass Band. Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and to help prepare it beforehand at First Church at on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.
At the Russell Library tonight, it’s “The Beatles: Band of the Sixties,” a 90-minute presentation , supplemented by audio clips of music and interviews with the band. To learn more, visit russelllibrary.org for more info.

Tonight brings the opening reception of “(Re)viewing Bodies – Selected American Photographs” to Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center . The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m., with a gallery talk by student curators at 5:30. The show includes more than fifty American photographs from the Davison Art Center collection.

Café Nine in New Haven, tonight it’s Anonymous, Inc. Friday’s happy hour features Dan Green, followed by Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos.Saturday, it’s the SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ JAM w/ host Gary Grippo and Friends, followed by Broken. Sunday’s SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM will be hosted by Dom Zullo and the Cafe Nine All Stars. More can be found at cafenine.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight it’s  Heather Maloney and Them Damn Hamiltons, along with Rum Glass Serenade, to Sally’s as part of the Roots Music Series. And Friday, it’s Soul Tsunami. Saturday brings singer/songwriter/guitarist Debbie Davies to Blackeyed Sally’s. More can be found online at blackeyedsallys.com.

Friday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. brings a performance of work by Emily Faulkner ,  class of  ’86, to the Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio at 247 Pine Street. Schonberg is on the faculty of Movement Research and her choreography has been seen at venues in New York and Edinburgh.

On Friday and Saturday evening at 8, Gallim Dance comes to the CFA Theater to perform the New England premiere of “Mama Call”, a contemporary tale of border-crossing, and “Pupil Suite”, set to the contagious music of Israeli band Balkan Beat Box with a pre-performance talk at 7:30 on Friday by Debra Cash.  For more information about the events, go to www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.   
     
On Friday at 7 p.m., the Greater Middletown Chorale sponsors McKay Jenkins, author of “The Last Ridge,” in a free illustrated talk about the 10th Mountain Division, its beginnings in World War II, its epic assault on Hitler’s troops in Italy, its impact on America’s ski industry and its service today in the Near East. The presentation will be in Middlesex Community College’s Chapman Hall, and a discussion will follow. The Greater Middletown Chorale presents the talk in connection with the world premiere of its newly commissioned work, Letter from Italy, 1944, scheduled for April 28.

Also on Friday, at 8 p.m., at the gallery MAC650, 650 Main St., there will be a fundraiser and dance party to raise money for an animation/video project, “Projected.”,  a pilot project to serve as an example for an after school program and  equipment to be used for movie and video game night at MAC 650. The event features  music from 8pm until 10 p.m. followed by dance music til midnight.

This Sunday At the MHS Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, THE GREATER MIDDLETOWN CONCERT ASSOCIATION presents the high-energy Chamber ensemble, “Fireworks” in a program that moves from the bluegrass to Sacred Harp, Zydeco to Chicago Blues, plus rock and hip hop.  For info call (860) 347-4887or visit http://www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

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

At Real Art Ways, Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the week’s schedule. Go to realartways.org for all the details.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, “The Central Park Five,” a documentary about the wrongful conviction of five black and Latino teens in New York City, continues through tonight. Thursday brings one showing of “Bound,” in which a female ex-con moves in next door to a low-level mafioso and his hot wife. As they devise a scheme to rip off a Mafia don, the two women’s friendship begins to heat up. Friday and Saturday bring “ARGO” to Cinestudio, and Sunday through Tuesday, it’s “Chasing Ice,” about the effects of global warming. More can be found at cinestudio.org.

Now let’s look at what’s on tap here at WESU tonight with our new spring schedule

5:05-6pm

+Homegrown with Rob DeRosa

The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

6-6:30pm

+Free Speech Radio News

Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

6:30-8pm

+Total Praise with Minister Latrecia

Your Thursday night Gospel music connection! A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!

8-9:30

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.

9:30-10:30pm

+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.

10:30-11:30pm

+(1,3,5)

+(2,4) 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.

11:30pm-12:30am

(1,3,5) Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam

The Underdogs Edge will feature local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on radio.

(2,4) Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder

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

12:30-1:30am

(1,3,5) UnderCover with Rebecca Seidel

Bridging genres, musical styles, and time, Undercover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation.

+(2,4) The Art Of Improvisation with DJ Jack

I will be playing music 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.

1:30-2:30am

(1,3,5) Rock Fatale with DJ Stella

Featuring the first ladies of rock, from The Marvelettes to Metric.

(2,4) 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.

2:30-3:30am

+(1,3,5) Blues After Midnight with DJ Sick Nelden

(2,4) Road Trips with Nina G

Fill up your tank, grab your snacks and let’s hit the road. Each week we will travel to a different destination passing the time with some entertaining stories and music to match. DJ Nina G’s at the wheel for a trip full of tunes, tales and lots of fun.

3:30-4am

Sunspot Loops

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

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


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The sound bed for Today’s Jive at Five features the sound “Irish Step Dancing” from the MiddletownRemix project, 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 learn more online at www.middletownnremix.org