Thurday’s Jive

Good evening, it’s Thursday June 21st. Happy Summer!  This is the Jive at Five, WESU’s Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8PM Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. Thanks for tuning in.

Tonight down in New Haven at Toad’s Place,Reggae Legend Beres (sounds like Barris) Hammond will be performing on the main stage.  Friday Night Hip Hop Emcee Action Bronson will be headlining a show featuring local Hip Hop acts Duece Bug, Phenom and Rowdy City at 8pm.  Saturday night Fuel, VENREZ, Bad Axis and Progmatic make for a night of loud Rock at Toads. More online at www.toadsplace.com

Also down in New Haven tonight,at Café Nine. Indie Rock band Baby Grand Perform w/ Fightwinner at Cafe Nine. On Friday Night TACO HUT MUSIC Presents • The Proud Flesh, Speakeasy, Heads With Wings, and White Walls. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Idiot Village Rock Lottery; Musicians thrown together by fate and given two weeks to get their act together and perform live. More online at www.cafenine.com

At  Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford Friday Night. Guitarist Joe Moss and Band perform Saturday night, McDonald Teague Band perform their blues infused rock show. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight continues this season’s Thursday Night “Jazz on the River ” series at Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown.  The Josh Gosselin Trio  will be performing.
This Thursday Real Art Ways presents their monthly Creative Cocktail hour. They will be celebrating gallery show Openings for artists: Samuel ROWLETT, Dave SINAGUGLIA, and Ken MORGAN with Music by with DJ MAL and and BATED BREATH providing bite size theatre performances. www.realartways.org

Here in Middletown Friday night, Vinnies Jump and Jive presents their monthly swing and blues Dance.   More online at http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com/

Friday evening at the Buttonwood tree here in Middletown, Joe Flood will be performing with Joe Fonda on Upright bass and Scott Kessel, drumship enterprise!  Don’t miss this combination of creative musicians. Saturday night from 8-10pm jazz musician Dan Arcamone who has just released a new album, will be playing a mix from all three of his albums and jazz standards.   Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy the meal help prepare the feast at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30 am. Later on at 7:30 at the Buttonwood Sunday evening, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. It’s Produced and hosted by Ty Mapp,  More information about all Buttonwood. events at www.buttonwood.org or 860.347.4957

Friday night at Higher Grounds Coffee House at 70 Main Street East Hampton it’s their weekly open mic show starts at 8PM. Saturday it’s live local music at higher grounds.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week. Tonight Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, opens a run of “The Pirates, Band of Misfits” from the Animators who created  Wallace & Gromit,  for a  new stop-motion animated movie set in the rollicking pirate realm. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at www.cinestudio.org

Through tonight  Real Art Ways is showing ‘Peace, Love and Misunderstanding’   a heartfelt comedy and a story about second chances and the things that divide and reunite families.
Through Thursday Real Art Ways continues their run of the new film, Pease Love and Misunderstanding starring Jane Fonda. On Friday Real Art Ways opens a run of, First Position, which follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet for a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow. Friday Nigt Real Art Ways is offering another opportunity to see the new Bob Marley documentary, “Marley”. More online at www.realartways.org

For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, you can visit www.arts2GO.org – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown. You can access
arts2GO.org for updated information.

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

Right after the Jive at Five,

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

6:30-8pm
Total Praise with Minister Latrecia
A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!

8-9:30pm
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

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

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

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

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

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on. Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob Derosa.

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