2-25-13 jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, February 25th — and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Tim Blanchette:
Thanks for tuning in.
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Here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled to happen in the community this week.

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight is the weekly “Anything Goes” Open Mic, with sign-ups at 7:30. Wednesday night at 7, is Karoake with Deni.  Free for all ages so go and sing your heart out! Friday at 8, At The Buttonwood Tree, its Higher Animals with Robert Don and Grand Cousin.  Saturday night at 8, enjoy Greg Klyma with Con and Carol keeping the American folk tradition alive. Every 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. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight, it’s A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends. Tomorrow brings Hinder, with opening acts Nonpoint and ACIDIC.. Wednesday brings Aaron Carter with opening act Justin Levinson.  Later wednesday night is the weekly EDM Night with DJ Highlife, DJ Jiggawompz, and Joey Fedz.  Friday at Toad’s, it’s the Single Mothers playing in Lilly’s Pad with opening acts Cold Snap, Night Owls, and Manners. Then Friday, it’s Black 47 and The Highland Rovers Band. Details at www.toadsplace.com.

Also in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight at 8:00pm, it’s Charlie Parr with Orb Mellon for a night of authentic and heartfelt folk blues. Tomorrow at 7pm at Café Nine, MANIC PRODUCTIONS presents: Caveman w/ Modern Merchant, and Computer Magic. Wednesday at 8pm Moving Brooklyn and The Spektators make for a night of fun energetic and live rock n’ roll at Café nine. Thursday night Peripatetic w/ Michael James Anderson takes the Café Nine stage with Patterns and Static.  Then, Friday at 9pm you can catch MOTO a New Orleans-based garage punk band w/ Medication at Café Nine. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam at Café will be hosted by George Baker this week. At 8pm Saturday night Café Nine presents ROB CALLAHAN’S 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. Sunday, from 4 to 7, is DR. SKETCHY’S ANTI-ART SCHOOL: Where art, alcohol and traditional figure drawing collide.  That’s followed at 7 by the Sunday After Supper Jam, with host Dom Zullo and the Café Nine All Stars. Details at www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is Jazz Monday, starting at 8 p.m. Tomorrow at 8 at Sally’s, it’s Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18 piece big band. On Wednesday its Blackeyed Sally’s long running open Blues Jam. This week’s jam is hosted by John Fries. Thursday at 8 brings Three Wheeled Fonk Cirkis w/ Ten Foot Polecats to Sally’s.. Then Friday, it’s Mike Law & the Playboys w/Henry Wagons. Sunday night, it’s Petey Hop & the Jack Rabbits. For info on all acts, go to www.blackeyedsallys.com

At Wesleyan University tomorrow at 4:15, there will be a Lecture by Lucy Orta on Operational Aesthetics in “FOOD-WATER-LIFE” in CFA Hall. On Thursday at Wesleyan, at 7 p.m., The Orlando Consort celebrated Medieval music. On Friday at 9am at wesleyan’s Russell House, you can catch The New Transnationalisms of Music Symposium.  On Friday at 8pm at CFA Hall is Puppetsweat Theater: “Tragical Mirth-A History of the Atlantic Ocean” more online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Every third Thursday, at Real Art Ways in Hartford it’s the Creative Cocktail Hour, from 6 to 10 p.m., when creative people come together for conversation, art and music. The music will be by DJ Occult 69. More online at www.realartways.org
We are excited to announce that WESU is co-sponsoring a talk by Ian MacKaye this Friday night at Wesleyan’s CFA Hall, located at 287 Washington Terrace in Middletown at 8pm.  This event is  free and open to the public. Be sure to show up early to make sure you can get a seat. The talk will be made up entirely of questions and answers, so please think of questions in advance!

Ian MacKaye is co-founder and owner of Dischord Records, an independent Washington D.C.-based label that has existed since 1980. He has been lead singer, songwriter, bassist and guitarist for world-changing rockbands The Teen Idles, Minor Threat, EmbraceFugazi, and The Evens.  More online at www.wesufm.org

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 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 schedule through Thursday.  Friday through next Thursday brings the film “Searching for Sugar Man,” nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature, to Real Art Ways. More can be found online at www.realartways.org .

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight and tomorrow ends a run of Beasts of the Southern Wild. Wednesday at 7:30 pm Cinestudio’s Thinking Through Film Series presents PLEASANTVILLE -.  Times and other details at www.cinestudio.org.
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now here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming here on WESU Middletown.

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 brings you 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, Nate is in the house with Anvil Isle a free form music show featuring everything from Surf rock to punk and indie rock plus Reggae, world music and blues.

From 9:30-11pm, it’s The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, bringing you the music of yesterday’s future, today.

Then from 11pm-12am, It’s About Time! With DJ Meat Pie and SkaBoi101  with another free form show including music from any and all genres, including a heapin’ helping of indie, alternative, free jazz, hip-hop, shoegaze, hardcore punk, and contemporary poetry with a new theme weekly.

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.

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 “Craze” 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 02-22-13

Good evening, it’s Friday, February 22nd 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 run sown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight  at 8, it’s Ari and Mia Friedman, a sister duet harmonizing as they explore the traditions of Southern Appalachia and Northeastern fiddle music. On Saturday, community yoga is offered at the Buttonwood Tree beginning at 8:45am. Also on Saturday at the Buttonwood, it’s An Afternoon with Liela Marie Fuller, a poet whose first collection has been called an emotional roller coaster ride from joy and happiness to sadness and pain.  Then Saturday night at 8, enjoy Federico Ughi’s music at the Buttonwood. His music infuses the New York avant garde sound with a sense of melody inspired by the Italian classical and folk traditions of his childhood in Rome. Then Sunday, and every 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. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit their website at www.buttonwood.org.


The Rusted Keys, Diane Kozikowski & Dave Downs, play on the last Sunday morning of every month, this Sunday – beginning at 9:00 a.m.- at BrewBakers, 169 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457 (860-852-0034). The Keys perform a style of music they call “Nouveau Croon”.

 

At Cafe’ Nine, in New Haven, this evening from 5 to 7, it’s the Friday Happy Hour , with Byl Cote, followed by Taco Hut Records & Promotion Presents Jose’s 25th Birthday Bash featuring Party Horse; Milksop: Unsung; and You Scream, I Scream. Saturday, it’s the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam, with host George Baker at Café Nine, followed at 8 by CT.com Royal Thunder; with Ancient Wisdom; Bedroom Rehab Corporation; and Stone Titan. Sunday, from 4 to 7, it’s the Bluegrass Jam at Café Nine, hosted by Stacy Phillips. That’s followed at 7 by the Sunday After Supper Jam, with host Dom Zullo and the Café Nine All Stars. Details can be found at cafenine.com

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight once again it’s the award-winning Shakedown, playing the Dead and beyond. Also playing are Down-Stairs Sally and Eggy & the Delegates. Afton Presents in Lilly’s Pad: Paragon; Molly Maine; Boltcutter; Fortune’s Gale; and Bob Raymond and Guests. Details can be found at toadsplace.com.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s tonight John Fries is back, this time with his trio The Heat and special guest Matt Zeiner. Saturday night, it’s Milo Z, a New York institution. For info on all acts, go to blackeyedsallys.com

On Saturday at 7:30, the Greater Middletown Concert Association presents “Maria de Buenos Aires,” an opera by the Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, including tango dance pieces, at the MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane (off Newfield Street) in Middletown. For information, contact Barbara Arafeh at bmwa@aol.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 schedule through tonight. Friday through next Thursday brings the film “Searching for Sugar Man,” nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature, to Real Art Ways. Also on Friday: Michelle Ellsworth’s “Preparations for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome.” More can be found online at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight through Saturday, it’s “Skyfall,” nominated for five Academy Awards. Then Sunday brings “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” another Oscar nominee. The film was made by Wesleyan film grads. Times and other details 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 Gallagherpresenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italiafrom 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara, the former host of WESU’s own WESParla 
 – A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

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

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

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

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening!

Thursday’s Jive


Today’s Jive was recorded and produced by: 
J-Cherry… producer and host of, ‘VOICE of the CITY’
 Airing on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown
Tuesdays from 8-9PM
Live and local… This ain’t no commercial radio!
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Good evening, it’s Thursday, February 21st and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY, 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. 

Here’s a run sown of some of what’s scheduled to happen in the community this week.

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight Alex Vans and the Hide Away performs indie rock at 8. Friday at 8, it’s Ari and Mia Friedman, a sister duet harmonizing as they explore the traditions of Southern Appalachia and Northeastern fiddle music. On Saturday, community yoga is offered at the Buttonwood Tree beginning at 8:45. Also on Saturday at the Buttonwood, it’s An Afternoon with Liela Marie Fuller, a poet whose first collection has been called an emotional roller coaster ride from joy and happiness to sadness and pain.  Then Saturday night at 8, enjoy Federico Ughi’s music at the Buttonwood. His music infuses the New York avant garde sound with a sense of melody inspired by the Italian classical and folk traditions of his childhood in Rome. 

Then Sunday, and every 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. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit their website at buttonwood.org.

At Cafe’ Nine, in New Haven, tonight at 8, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys play at Café Nine. Friday from 5 to 7, it’s the Friday Happy Hour , with Byl Cote, followed by TACO HUT RECORDS & PROMOTION Presents Jose’s 25th Birthday Bash featuring Party Horse; Milksop:Unsung; and You Scream, I Scream. Saturday, it’s the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam, with host George Baker at Café Nine, followed at 8 by CT.com Royal Thunder; with Ancient Wisdom; Bedroom Rehab Corporation; and Stone Titan. Sunday, from 4 to 7, it’s the Bluegrass Jam at Café Nine, hosted by Stacy Phillips. That’s followed at 7 by the Sunday After Supper Jam, with host Dom Zullo and the Café Nine All Stars. Details can be found at cafenine.com

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight  Friday at Toad’s, it’s the award-winning Shakedown, playing the Dead and beyond. Also playing are Down-Stairs Sally and Eggy & the Delegates. Then Friday, Afton Presents in Lilly’s Pad: Paragon; Molly Maine; Boltcutter; Fortune’s Gale; and Bob Raymond and Guests. Details can be found at toadsplace.com.


Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight,  8 brings Little Ugly with Paper Hill Casket Company to Blackeyed Sally’s. Then Friday, John Fries is back, this time with his trio The Heat and special guest Matt Zeiner. Saturday night, it’s Milo Z, a New York institution. For info on all acts, go to blackeyedsallys.com

At Wesleyan University tonight at 7 p.m. in Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, a senior music recital—“Music of the Night Chorus”—will be presented by Brian Goodell. Go to wesleyan.edu/cfa for details about all of these events.

Also on Thursday at 7 p.m., over at Russell Library, a program on Starting Your Vegetable Garden from Seeds will be offered. More information can be found at russelllibrary.org.

On Saturday at 7:30, the Greater Middletown Concert Association presents “Maria de Buenos Aires,” an opera by the Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, including tango dance pieces, at the MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane (off Newfield Street) in Middletown. For information, contact Barbara Arafeh at bmwa@aol.com.

Now here’s a rundown of cinema – plus an event AT a 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 schedule through tonight.  Tomorrow, and every third Thursday, it’s the Creative Cocktail Hour, from 6 to 10 p.m., when creative people come together for conversation, art and music. The music will be by DJ Occult 69. Friday through next Thursday brings the film “Searching for Sugar Man,” nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature, to Real Art Ways. Also on Friday: Michelle Ellsworth’s “Preparations for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome.” More can be found online at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight through Saturday, it’s “Skyfall,” nominated for five Academy Awards. Then Sunday brings “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” another Oscar nominee. The film was made by Wesleyan film grads. Times and other details at www.cinestudio.org.

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

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.

02-20-13 jive


Good evening, it’s Wednesday, February 20th and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night’s Evening Jazz where “hearing is the best experience” and Connecticut’s number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for tuning in!

My wife, and sidekick, Donna is out today, visiting our daughter Sheridan up in Swansea, Mass, but she sends her regards and promises to be on the jive with me next Wednesday!!

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Here’s a run sown of some of what’s scheduled to happen in the community this week.

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight at 7, the Buddhist film “My Reincarnation” will be shown. Filmed over 20 years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, “My Reincarnation” chronicles a Tibetan Buddhist Master’s rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in the West, as his son breaks away to embrace the modern world.

Thursday evening at the Buttonwood Tree, Alex Vans and the Hide Away performs indie rock at 8. Friday at 8, it’s Ari and Mia Friedman, a sister duet harmonizing as they explore the traditions of Southern Appalachia and Northeastern fiddle music.

On Saturday, community yoga is offered at the Buttonwood Tree beginning at 8:45. Also on Saturday at the Buttonwood, it’s An Afternoon with Liela Marie Fuller, a poet whose first collection has been called an emotional roller coaster ride from joy and happiness to sadness and pain.  Then Saturday night at 8, enjoy Federico Ughi’s music at the Buttonwood. His music infuses the New York avant garde sound with a sense of melody inspired by the Italian classical and folk traditions of his childhood in Rome.

Then Sunday, and every 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. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit their website at buttonwood.org.

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight is  Big Gigantic performs with Kill Paris and Dirty Bunny, followed by the weekly EDM Night. Friday at Toad’s, it’s the award-winning Shakedown, playing the Dead and beyond. Also playing are Down-Stairs Sally and Eggy & the Delegates. Then Friday, Afton Presents in Lilly’s Pad: Paragon; Molly Maine; Boltcutter; Fortune’s Gale; and Bob Raymond and Guests. Details can be found at toadsplace.com.

At Cafe’ Nine, in New Haven, it’s Perhaps, w Wess Meets West and Ovlov. Thursday at 8, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys play at Café Nine. Friday from 5 to 7, it’s the Friday Happy Hour , with Byl Cote, followed by TACO HUT RECORDS & PROMOTION Presents Jose’s 25th Birthday Bash featuring Party Horse; Milksop:Unsung; and You Scream, I Scream.

Saturday, it’s the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam, with host George Baker at Café Nine, followed at 8 by CT.com Royal Thunder; with Ancient Wisdom; Bedroom Rehab Corporation; and Stone Titan. Sunday, from 4 to 7, it’s the Bluegrass Jam at Café Nine, hosted by Stacy Phillips. That’s followed at 7 by the Sunday After Supper Jam, with host Dom Zullo and the Café Nine All Stars. Details can be found at cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight, it’s the Blues Jam with John Fries; this is one of the longest running open blues jams in New England. Thursday at 8 brings Little Ugly with Paper Hill Casket Company to Blackeyed Sally’s. Then Friday, John Fries is back, this time with his trio The Heat and special guest Matt Zeiner. Saturday night, it’s Milo Z, a New York institution. For info on all acts, go to blackeyedsallys.com

At Wesleyan University tonight at 8 p.m., author Siddhartha Deb will read from his recent work at Russell House, 350 High Street. Siddhartha Deb is the author of the novels The Point of Return and An Outline of the Republic. On Thursday at 7 p.m. at Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, a senior music recital—“Music of the Night Chorus”—will be presented by Brian Goodell. Go to wesleyan.edu/cfa for details about all of these events.

Also on Thursday at 7 p.m., over at Russell Library, a program on Starting Your Vegetable Garden from Seeds will be offered. More information can be found at russelllibrary.org.

On Saturday at 7:30, the Greater Middletown Concert Association presents “Maria de Buenos Aires,” an opera by the Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, including tango dance pieces, at the MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane (off Newfield Street) in Middletown. For information, contact Barbara Arafeh at bmwa@aol.com.

Now here’s a rundown of cinema – plus an event AT a 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 schedule through tonight.  Tomorrow, and every third Thursday, it’s the Creative Cocktail Hour, from 6 to 10 p.m., when creative people come together for conversation, art and music. The music will be by DJ Occult 69. Friday through next Thursday brings the film “Searching for Sugar Man,” nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature, to Real Art Ways. Also on Friday: Michelle Ellsworth’s “Preparations for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome.” More can be found online at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight through Saturday, it’s “Skyfall,” nominated for five Academy Awards. Then Sunday brings “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” another Oscar nominee. The film was made by Wesleyan film grads. Times and other details 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 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.

Then from 9:30-11pm it’s The Vault with DJ Anton Banks
On the air since 1996! Anton presents listeners with the very latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live each week. The program regularly features exclusive music and mix sets from international producers and DJs.

From 11pm-12:30am it’s N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk
Serious Turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, Ragga Jungle, and Breakbeats mixed live since 1998.

From 12:30-2am it’s Midnite Munchiez with DJ Gus Lo
Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving.

Then in the wee hours from 2-3am 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.

From 3-4am it’s Motion Picture Soundtracks with $pace Cadet, DJ Shoelace and DJ Sandwich. Tune in to soundtracks of movies that don’t exist

The BBC World News begins at 4am and we begin tomorrow’s programming at 5am with Morning Edition from National Public Radio.

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.

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!

Tuesday February 19th

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, February 19th and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Isabelle Gauthier, host of the FUSS, a free form interview show which airs  every 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday from 2:00-2:30.

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Here’s a run sown of some of what’s scheduled to happen in the community this week.

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight is Laughter Yoga with Clare, a free and fun stress-reliever, starting at 7 p.m.  Wednesday night at 7, the Buddhist film “My Reincarnation” will be shown. Filmed over 20 years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, “My Reincarnation” chronicles a Tibetan Buddhist Master’s rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in the West, as his son breaks away to embrace the modern world. Thursday evening at the Buttonwood Tree, Alex Vans and the Hide Away performs indie rock at 8. Friday at 8, it’s Ari and Mia Friedman, a sister duet harmonizing as they explore the traditions of Southern Appalachia and Northeastern fiddle music. On Saturday, community yoga is offered at the Buttonwood Tree beginning at 8:45. Also on Saturday at the Buttonwood, it’s An Afternoon with Liela Marie Fuller, a poet whose first collection has been called an emotional roller coaster ride from joy and happiness to sadness and pain.  Then Saturday night at 8, enjoy Federico Ughi’s music at the Buttonwood. His music infuses the New York avant garde sound with a sense of melody inspired by the Italian classical and folk traditions of his childhood in Rome. Then Sunday, and every 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. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight is Dada, the 20th anniversary tour. Wednesday brings Big Gigantic, with Kill Paris and Dirty Bunny, followed by the weekly EDM Night. Friday at Toad’s, it’s the award-winning Shakedown, playing the Dead and beyond. Also playing are Down-Stairs Sally and Eggy & the Delegates. Then Friday, Afton Presents in Lilly’s Pad: Paragon; Molly Maine; Boltcutter; Fortune’s Gale; and Bob Raymond and Guests. Details at www.toadsplace.com.

Also in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight brings The Tet Offensive; with Sander Hicks. Wednesday, it’s Perhaps, w Wess Meets West and Ovlov. Thursday at 8, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys play at Café Nine. Friday from 5 to 7, it’s the Friday Happy Hour , with Byl Cote, followed by TACO HUT RECORDS & PROMOTION Presents Jose’s 25th Birthday Bash featuring Party Horse; Milksop:Unsung; and You Scream, I Scream. Saturday, it’s the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam, with host George Baker at Café Nine, followed at 8 by CT.com Royal Thunder; with Ancient Wisdom; Bedroom Rehab Corporation; and Stone Titan. Sunday, from 4 to 7, it’s the Bluegrass Jam at Café Nine, hosted by Stacy Phillips. That’s followed at 7 by the Sunday After Supper Jam, with host Dom Zullo and the Café Nine All Stars. Details at www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight at 8 at Sally’s, it’s Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18 piece big band. On Wednesday, it’s the Blues Jam with John Fries; this is one of the longest running open blues jams in New England. Thursday at 8 brings Little Ugly with Paper Hill Casket Company to Blackeyed Sally’s. Then Friday, John Fries is back, this time with his trio The Heat and special guest Matt Zeiner. Saturday night, it’s Milo Z, a New York institution. For info on all acts, go to www.blackeyedsallys.com

At Wesleyan University on Wednesday at 8 p.m., author Siddhartha Deb will read from his recent work at Russell House, 350 High Street. Siddhartha Deb is the author of the novels The Point of Return and An Outline of the Republic. On Thursday at 7 p.m. at Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, a senior music recital—“Music of the Night Chorus”—will be presented by Brian Goodell. Go to www.wesleyan.edu/cfa for details about all of these events.

Also on Thursday at 7 p.m., over at Russell Library, a program on Starting Your Vegetable Garden from Seeds will be offered. More information at www.russelllibrary.org.

On Saturday at 7:30, the Greater Middletown Concert Association presents “Maria de Buenos Aires,” an opera by the Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, including tango dance pieces, at the MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane (off Newfield Street) in Middletown. For information, contact Barbara Arafeh at bmwa@aol.com.

Now here’s a rundown of cinema – plus an event AT a 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 schedule through Wednesday.  Thursday, and every third Thursday, it’s the Creative Cocktail Hour, from 6 to 10 p.m., when creative people come together for conversation, art and music. The music will be by DJ Occult 69. Friday through next Thursday brings the film “Searching for Sugar Man,” nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature, to Real Art Ways. Also on Friday: Michelle Ellsworth’s “Preparations for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome.” More can be found online at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight’s film is “This Must be the Place,” with Sean Penn. Then Wednesday through Saturday, it’s “Skyfall,” nominated for five Academy Awards. Then Sunday brings “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” another Oscar nominee. The film was made by Wesleyan film grads. Times and other details at www.cinestudio.org.

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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.
after the Jive is This Wayfaring Stranger with Lily Myers
From 6:00-6:30 is Free Speech News from the Pacifica Newtork.
6:30-8:00 is Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, An eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriter and other music that has a roots influence.That is followed by the Voice of The City with J Cherry, with live local Connecticut music.
 9-10:30pm is Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, whose got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers.
10:30-11:30 is Record Roulette with Avery, playing some risky vynl. Then Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl from 11:30-12:30. Followed by Six Degrees Of David Bowie with Monica Kornis, connecting various artists to David Bowie in six steps or less we will observe his ubiquitous influence on modern music, as well as explore his many collaborations and influences.
1:30-2:30am is Declan MacManus: International Art Thief with DJs Moe and Jeffrey, bringing you a different part of Costello’s vivifying and varying musical persona.
2:30-3am is Romancipation with Dr. Love and DJ Smooth. This is emancipation from the rules of romance. Hear tips on dating, love, and all of the above, and some songs to go with them
And 3-4am is Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat. Search and Recover scours the world of music to find as many versions of a single song as possible. Join the exploration of the modern musical standards!
 That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, 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 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!

Mon., Feb. 19 Jive at Five

Good evening, it’s Monday, February 18th – Presidents’ Day! — and this is the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Maria Johnson, host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs tomorrow and every 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday from 4 to just before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow’s episode will – of course – focus on Pope Benedict’s decision to retire. Oh, and, the UConn women’s basketball team faces the Baylor University Bears tonight. Go Huskies!

Thanks for tuning in.

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Here’s a run sown of some of what’s scheduled to happen in the community this week.

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight is the weekly “Anything Goes” Open Mic, with sign-ups at 7:30. Tomorrow brings Laughter Yoga with Clare to the Buttonwood, a free and fun stress-reliever, starting at 7 p.m.  Wednesday night at 7, the Buddhist film “My Reincarnation” will be shown. Filmed over 20 years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, “My Reincarnation” chronicles a Tibetan Buddhist Master’s rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in the West, as his son breaks away to embrace the modern world. Thursday evening at the Buttonwood Tree, Alex Vans and the Hide Away performs indie rock at 8. Friday at 8, it’s Ari and Mia Friedman, a sister duet harmonizing as they explore the traditions of Southern Appalachia and Northeastern fiddle music. On Saturday, community yoga is offered at the Buttonwood Tree beginning at 8:45. Also on Saturday at the Buttonwood, it’s An Afternoon with Liela Marie Fuller, a poet whose first collection has been called an emotional roller coaster ride from joy and happiness to sadness and pain.  Then Saturday night at 8, enjoy Federico Ughi’s music at the Buttonwood. His music infuses the New York avant garde sound with a sense of melody inspired by the Italian classical and folk traditions of his childhood in Rome. Then Sunday, and every 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. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit www.buttonwood.org.

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight, it’s the Amity Teen Center Show, with Grey Negative; White Men Reggae; Disable Time; Audrey Campbell; Funk You Up; Those Guys; SnuffBox; EMJ; Dane Franco; Set Sail At Sunrise; and The Sands of Ahura. That’s followed at 9 by A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends. Tomorrow brings Dada, the 20th anniversary tour. Wednesday brings Big Gigantic, with Kill Paris and Dirty Bunny, followed by the weekly EDM Night. Friday at Toad’s, it’s the award-winning Shakedown, playing the Dead and beyond. Also playing are Down-Stairs Sally and Eggy & the Delegates. Then Friday, Afton Presents in Lilly’s Pad: Paragon; Molly Maine; Boltcutter; Fortune’s Gale; and Bob Raymond and Guests. Details at www.toadsplace.com.

Also in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight at 7:30, it’s the monthly Fistful of Jokes Comedy Series. Tomorrow brings The Tet Offensive; with Sander Hicks. Wednesday, it’s Perhaps, w Wess Meets West and Ovlov. Thursday at 8, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys play at Café Nine. Friday from 5 to 7, it’s the Friday Happy Hour , with Byl Cote, followed by TACO HUT RECORDS & PROMOTION Presents Jose’s 25th Birthday Bash featuring Party Horse; Milksop:Unsung; and You Scream, I Scream. Saturday, it’s the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam, with host George Baker at Café Nine, followed at 8 by CT.com Royal Thunder; with Ancient Wisdom; Bedroom Rehab Corporation; and Stone Titan. Sunday, from 4 to 7, it’s the Bluegrass Jam at Café Nine, hosted by Stacy Phillips. That’s followed at 7 by the Sunday After Supper Jam, with host Dom Zullo and the Café Nine All Stars. Details at www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is Jazz Monday, starting at 8 p.m. Tomorrow at 8 at Sally’s, it’s Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18 piece big band. On Wednesday, it’s the Blues Jam with John Fries; this is one of the longest running open blues jams in New England. Thursday at 8 brings Little Ugly with Paper Hill Casket Company to Blackeyed Sally’s. Then Friday, John Fries is back, this time with his trio The Heat and special guest Matt Zeiner. Saturday night, it’s Milo Z, a New York institution. For info on all acts, go to www.blackeyedsallys.com

At Wesleyan University tomorrow at 4:30, there will be an artist talk by Janne Holtermann, a native of Germany who is the Luther Gregg Sullivan Visiting Artist in Wesleyan’s Art and Art History Department. The talk will be in room 106 of the Zilkha Gallery on Washington Terrace. On Wednesday at Wesleyan, at 8 p.m., author Siddhartha Deb will read from his recent work at Russell House, 350 High Street. Siddhartha Deb is the author of the novels The Point of Return and An Outline of the Republic. On Thursday at 7 p.m. at Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, a senior music recital—“Music of the Night Chorus”—will be presented by Brian Goodell. Go to www.wesleyan.edu/cfa for details about all of these events.

Also on Thursday at 7 p.m., over at Russell Library, a program on Starting Your Vegetable Garden from Seeds will be offered. More information at www.russelllibrary.org.

On Saturday at 7:30, the Greater Middletown Concert Association presents “Maria de Buenos Aires,” an opera by the Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, including tango dance pieces, at the MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane (off Newfield Street) in Middletown. For information, contact Barbara Arafeh at bmwa@aol.com.

Now here’s a rundown of cinema – plus an event AT a 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 schedule through Wednesday.  Thursday, and every third Thursday, it’s the Creative Cocktail Hour, from 6 to 10 p.m., when creative people come together for conversation, art and music. The music will be by DJ Occult 69. Friday through next Thursday brings the film “Searching for Sugar Man,” nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature, to Real Art Ways. Also on Friday: Michelle Ellsworth’s “Preparations for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome.” More can be found online at realartways.org.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight and tomorrow’s film is “This Must be the Place,” with Sean Penn. Then Wednesday through Saturday, it’s “Skyfall,” nominated for five Academy Awards. Then Sunday brings “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” another Oscar nominee. The film was made by Wesleyan film grads. Times and other details at www.cinestudio.org.

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

5:05-6pm

Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry

From classic bop to smooth contemporary sounds. A well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.

6-6:30pm

Free Speech Radio News

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

6:30-8pm

Life is a Killer with Johnny Analog

Moving through the blues diaspora from front porch country blues and big city electric blues to jazz, R&B and soul.

8-9:30pm

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!

9:30-11pm

The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee

The music of yesterday’s future, today.

11pm-midnight

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.


Midnight-1am

Maelstrom of the Weird with Phil Void

Surveying punk in all its innovation and abrasion – be it first wave, hardcore, post-punk, or noise.

1-2am

Local Color with Peter Helman

Each week, immerse yourself in the local music scene of a different state of our fair nation.  Tune in to every show to experience the diverse sounds of the union, from Brooklyn art-rock to Chicago house to Louisianan swamp-pop

2-3am

Explorers’ Hour with Pickup Sticks

This show will take you places that you’ve never been before! Venture into the infinity of the unknown via a synthesis of science, spoken word, and a lot of popular music.

3-4am

88 Keys with Mads

Playing tracks hand-picked for their captivating piano features. Each show incorporates an eclectic mix of genres that demonstrate the versatility of one of the world’s most time-honored instruments, including classical, singer-songwriter, alt rock, easy listening, and electronic.

Tuesday:

4-5am

BBC World News

International news coverage from the famous British news network.

5-10am

Morning Edition from National Public Radio

Up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, and coverage of arts and sports.

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 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!

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.