Thursday, May 26, 2016

Good evening, it's Thursday, May 25th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers a diverse program of talk radio featuring NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Week nights and weekends, WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us!

I’m J-Cherry, producer and host of Tuesday night’s Voice of the City, here onWESU. Thanks for joining us!

If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to help us close out our Spring pledge drive by making a donation in support of the service WESU provides.  The sooner we raise the monney we need, the sooner we can get back to the good stuff. We are 2/3 of the way towards our goal.  Please donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge or send a check or money order to WESU Radio, 45 Broad St., Middletown, CT 06457

Now, here’s a rundown of what's happening in our area this week: 

Here in Middletown, tonight (Wednesday) brings the Connecticut Poetry Society Monthly meeting to the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room at 6pm.  The Veteran’s writing group meets at the Library on Thursday nights at 7pm. www.russelllibrary.org

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. in Middletown Call 860-347-0278 for details

Tonight also brings the first public forum for the Middletown on the Move project, which aims to get the community involved with reclaiming brownfields for public use.  Middletown residents are encouraged to participate. The form takes place at The Dekoven House located at 27 Washington St www.middletownctonthemove.com  for more info!

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, a night if indie rock with The Color Orange, Lea, and Spectral Fangs.  Café Nine’s early 5pm set on Friday, features SHELLYE VALAUSKAS & DEAN FALCONE. Later on Friday night, Cafe Nine presents a night of hardcore rock with Intercourse, heavy breath, MouthBreather, and MudSkipper. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with George Baker & Friends this week and it begins at 4:30pm. Saturday evening, at Café Nine Twin Lakes Records presents a Willie Nelson Songbook tribute featuring Frank Critelli, Elisa Flynn, Lys Guillorn, Mercy Choir, No Line North, Brian Slattery and more.  “The Sunday Buzz“Matinee presented by Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 features THE SAINT JAMES TRIO for a 3pm set this week.  Sunday evening, Café Nine Stage features a night of alternative hip hop featuring JE DOUBLE F, OLD SELF, ZAK G, THE FOREST ROOM, and JULES BAXTER. www.cafenine.com



Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight their weekly Friday night, Black Eyed Sally’s presents Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts for a night of West coast, Chicago, and Texas tinged blues. Saturday night, brings KIM LOGAN- W/ SPECIAL GUEST MATT HAECK for a night of dirty blues, classic country, and rock ‘n’ roll.  www.blackeyedsallys.com



Tomorrow/Thursday night in Middletown, the Middlesex Drum Circle gathers at The Buttonwood Tree.  Friday night brings Carrie Johnson & Julia Russo sharing a bill with Belle of the Fall.  After both groups perform separately, they will join forces for a closing set.  On Saturday morning, The Buttonwood offers a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi at 9:15 am followed by the Aligned with Source meditation at 10:30am. This Saturday evening, The Buttonwood presents The Uri Shaham - Mark Kaplan Quartet for a night of creative takes on the Jazz song book.http://buttonwood.org/

Also here in town at Oddfellows Playhouse, The Junior and Teen Rep Company actors continue their production of The Wiz! Performances are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday nights, this week, at 7 pm. Tickets are available through the website – www.oddfellows.org  by email at info@oddfellows.org, or phone at 860-347-6143.

Back down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, Thursday evening, JADAKISS  and BEANIE SIGEL stop by perform on the main stage.  AceIsWorking and ANoyd opening the show.. Friday night SHAKEDOWN plays the THE DEAD AND BEYOND at Toad’s Place. Friday and Saturday night bring dance parties to Toads.www.toadsplace.com


The Middletown Symphonic Band will open its 2016 outdoor concert series with a program of patriotic music as part of the Riverfront Recapture Concert Series. The concert will be held in the amphitheater at Great River Park, in East Hartford, beginning at 7 PM on Saturday, (Rain Date: Sunday, May 29). You are invited to watch and enjoy music to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend while overlooking the Connecticut River. Admission is free. Details at http://middletownsymphonicband.org.


This weekend brings more loud music to Cherry Street Station in Wallingford. Friday night’s bill features punk , death, and thrash metal from 4 acts ThanOnauT,  Shallow Ground ,  Minotaur's Redemption, and  RÖÄRGH. Saturday night’s event features Inspired To Expire , I within I , My HamartiaDestination Dimension , Open The Nile , and Mothman Apparatus.  Sunday brings an outdoor Memorial Day metal matinee to Cherry Street Station. Black River Union,  Kings Of Nothing,Ditch WizardAPE!  and Formed From Anger  fill the bill!  Find Cherry Street Station on Facebook or call (203) 265-2902 for info. 



Here in Middletown this Sunday The Cypress Grill on South Main Street celebrates their 90th anniversary with live music starting at noon. Learn more by calling 860 346 3367.

The City of Middletown and the Middletown Council of Veterans will be sponsoring the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, 2016. The theme this year is "Honoring Gulf War Veterans."

The parade will start after the Middletown Vietnam War Vets Chapter conducts their annual 9am wreath-laying ceremony at on The Washington Street Veteran's Green Memorial.

The Main Street parade will start around 10:30 am at Spring and Main Street, move south on Main Street to Union Green at Pleasant and Main Street. There will be a ceremony on Union Green after the parade.

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways, is now showing Sonic Sea, a film about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. Representatives from the Cetacean Society International will be on hand before and after each screening to educate, advocate and answer questions about the marine environment.  Friday, Real Art Ways begins a run of Our Last Tango, which  tells the life and love story of Argentina’s most famous tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years until a painful separation.   www.realartways.org 

Tonight in Hartford, Trinity College’s Cinestudio, begins their run of Richard Linklater’s Golden Globe-winning comedy, Everybody wants some.  Sunday, Cinestudio kicks off their annual LGBT film festival which runs all week and kicks off with a presentation of short films by men =,on Sunday. Shorts by females will run on Monday.  www.cinestudio.org for details. 


Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU as we continue through the first week of our new Summer Program:


Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for 5:05-6:30pm For Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, who plays. Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience.  Hey, It's Homegrown...want some?

At 6:30 stick around for Imagine with Karen Stein, offering peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!
Up next at 8 it’s Bill Denert Evening Jazz with a broad range of swing, bebop and experimental jazz with a sprinkling of new releases.

From 9:30-10:30pm enjoy hometown browns with dj jaFREE and the nan who offer South Asian diasporic meditations on: music, talk and live art. Half-music, half-music workshop. 
From 10:30-12am it’s the The American Empire with Tootse Mutant who explores the influence of American Imperialism on foreign music, such as Korean Hip-Hop, Japanese Jazz, and Peruvian Punk and so much more.

At midnight it’s time for 4 hours of “The Greatest Sounds Under the Sun” with Sir Bruce laying down some serious old school R&B music.
The BBC World Report takes over from 4-5am and we start each weekday off bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.
If you’ve yet to make a donation in support of our Spring Pledge drive here at WESU, what are you waiting for? Every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Please donate online atwww.wesufm.org

Thanks for listening - stay tuned for a stiff dose of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

5-25-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, May 25th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers a diverse program of talk radio featuring NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Week nights and weekends, WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us!

I'm Lara Hetzel, WESU Production Director.

If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to help us close out our Spring pledge drive by making a donation in support of the service WESU provides.  The sooner we raise the monney we need, the sooner we can get back to the good stuff. We are 2/3 of the way towards our goal.  Please donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge or send a check or money order to WESU Radio, 45 Broad St., Middletown, CT 06457

Now, here’s a rundown of what's happening in our area this week: 

Here in Middletown, tonight (Wednesday) brings the Connecticut Poetry Society Monthly meeting to the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room at 6pm.  The Veteran’s writing group meets at the Library on Thursday nights at 7pm. www.russelllibrary.org

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. in Middletown Call 860-347-0278 for details

Tonight also brings the first public forum for the Middletown on the Move project, which aims to get the community involved with reclaiming brownfields for public use.  Middletown residents are encouraged to participate. The form takes place at The Dekoven House located at 27 Washington St www.middletownctonthemove.com  for more info!

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch PAPERWHITE with special guests Cheerleader and Mission Zero. Tomorro/Thursday at Café Nine you can catch a night if indie rock with The Color Orange, Lea, and Spectral Fangs.  Café Nine’s early 5pm set on Friday, features SHELLYE VALAUSKAS & DEAN FALCONE. Later on Friday night, Cafe Nine presents a night of hardcore rock with Intercourse, heavy breath, MouthBreather, and MudSkipper. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with George Baker & Friends this week and it begins at 4:30pm. Saturday evening, at Café Nine Twin Lakes Records presents a Willie Nelson Songbook tribute featuring Frank Critelli, Elisa Flynn, Lys Guillorn, Mercy Choir, No Line North, Brian Slattery and more.  “The Sunday Buzz“Matinee presented by Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 features THE SAINT JAMES TRIO for a 3pm set this week.  Sunday evening, Café Nine Stage features a night of alternative hip hop featuring JE DOUBLE F, OLD SELF, ZAK G, THE FOREST ROOM, and JULES BAXTER. www.cafenine.com


At Bar in New Haven, tonight (weds), Manic Productions presents Fred Thomas (of Saturday Looks Good To Me). Superhuman Happiness and Art School Girls share that bill.   Thursday night  Manic presents  The Ready Set, Crash The Party, Five Stories Falling, and  4 Door Theatre at the Space in Hamden.  http://www.manicproductions.org/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight their weekly Wednesday night community blues jam will be hosted by Tim McDonald. Friday night, Black Eyed Sally’s presents Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts for a night of West coast, Chicago, and Texas tinged blues. Saturday night, brings KIM LOGAN- W/ SPECIAL GUEST MATT HAECK for a night of dirty blues, classic country, and rock ‘n’ roll.  www.blackeyedsallys.com



Tomorrow/Thursday night in Middletown, the Middlesex Drum Circle gathers at The Buttonwood Tree.  Friday night brings Carrie Johnson & Julia Russo sharing a bill with Belle of the Fall.  After both groups perform separately, they will join forces for a closing set.  On Saturday morning, The Buttonwood offers a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi at 9:15 am followed by the Aligned with Source meditation at 10:30am. This Saturday evening, The Buttonwood presents The Uri Shaham - Mark Kaplan Quartet for a night of creative takes on the Jazz song book.http://buttonwood.org/

Also here in town at Oddfellows Playhouse, The Junior and Teen Rep Company actors continue their production of The Wiz! Performances are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday nights, this week, at 7 pm. Tickets are available through the website – www.oddfellows.org  by email at info@oddfellows.org, or phone at 860-347-6143.

Back down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, Thursday evening, JADAKISS  and BEANIE SIGEL stop by perform on the main stage.  AceIsWorking and ANoyd opening the show.. Friday night SHAKEDOWN plays the THE DEAD AND BEYOND at Toad’s Place. Friday and Saturday night bring dance parties to Toads.www.toadsplace.com


The Middletown Symphonic Band will open its 2016 outdoor concert series with a program of patriotic music as part of the Riverfront Recapture Concert Series. The concert will be held in the amphitheater at Great River Park, in East Hartford, beginning at 7 PM on Saturday, (Rain Date: Sunday, May 29). You are invited to watch and enjoy music to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend while overlooking the Connecticut River. Admission is free. Details at http://middletownsymphonicband.org.


This weekend brings more loud music to Cherry Street Station in Wallingford. Friday night’s bill features punk , death, and thrash metal from 4 acts ThanOnauT,  Shallow Ground ,  Minotaur's Redemption, and  RÖÄRGH. Saturday night’s event features Inspired To Expire , I within I , My HamartiaDestination Dimension , Open The Nile , and Mothman Apparatus.  Sunday brings an outdoor Memorial Day metal matinee to Cherry Street Station. Black River Union,  Kings Of Nothing,Ditch WizardAPE!  and Formed From Anger  fill the bill!  Find Cherry Street Station on Facebook or call (203) 265-2902 for info. 



Here in Middletown this Sunday The Cypress Grill on South Main Street celebrates their 90th anniversary with live music starting at noon. Learn more by calling 860 346 3367.

The City of Middletown and the Middletown Council of Veterans will be sponsoring the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, 2016. The theme this year is "Honoring Gulf War Veterans."

The parade will start after the Middletown Vietnam War Vets Chapter conducts their annual 9am wreath-laying ceremony at on The Washington Street Veteran's Green Memorial.

The Main Street parade will start around 10:30 am at Spring and Main Street, move south on Main Street to Union Green at Pleasant and Main Street. There will be a ceremony on Union Green after the parade.

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways, is now showing Sonic Sea, a film about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. Representatives from the Cetacean Society International will be on hand before and after each screening to educate, advocate and answer questions about the marine environment.  Friday, Real Art Ways begins a run of Our Last Tango, which  tells the life and love story of Argentina’s most famous tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years until a painful separation.   www.realartways.org 

Tonight in Hartford, Trinity College’s Cinestudio, begins their run of Richard Linklater’s Golden Globe-winning comedy, Everybody wants some.  Sunday, Cinestudio kicks off their annual LGBT film festival which runs all week and kicks off with a presentation of short films by men =,on Sunday. Shorts by females will run on Monday.  www.cinestudio.org for details. 


Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU as we continue through the first week of our new Summer Program:

Right after the Jive, Stay tuned for
Drive Time Delights with Big Bent Presenting a free form mix of musical treats, new and old, across a wide range of genres.

From 6-6:30pmstay tuned for  Think Twice Radio working to  to reassert the "watchdog" role of the media by ramping up coverage of Connecticut issues in a nonpartisan manner.

From 6:30-8pm its Fusion Radio with James Fusion  - for a 90 minute live techno mix.

At 8m Mike Nyce keeps the beat going with his 90 minute live mix of deep underground house music on The Warehouse .

9:30-11pm WESU keeps the Electronic Dance music going with DJ Berk’s  N.E. Tempo featuring Dubstep, Drum n Bass, techno, ragga jungle, and breakbeats mixed live.

At 11pm Jack Sullivan is in the house for 2 hours bringing you a free form mix of music.
From 1-3am, stay tuned for Back Down the Bayou a Louisiana and roots music show featuring Baton Rouge Blues, New Orleans funk, indigenous jazz and a whole lot more.

At 3 am it’s time for The Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry
The compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio & stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.
At 4am you can cath the BBC world report before we kick off tomorrow’s program with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.  


That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

If you’ve yet to make a donation in support of our Spring Pledge drive here at WESU, what are you waiting for? Every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Please donate online atwww.wesufm.org


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

05-24-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, May 24th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers a diverse program of talk radio featuring NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Week nights and weekends, WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us!

I'm Marianne O’Hare, producer of Conversations on Healthcare.

If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to help us close out our Spring pledge drive by making a donation in support of the service WESU provides.  The sooner we meet our goal, the sooner we can get back to the good stuff. We are 2/3 of the way towards our goal.  Please donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge or send a check or money order to WESU Radio, 45 Broad St., Middletown, CT 06457

Now here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week: 

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch a night of pop and experimental rock with SIDE TRIPPERS, TREADWELL, and TRISTIN SHIELLS. On Wednesday, Café Nine hosts PAPERWHITE with special guests Cheerleader and Mission Zero. PUS and Intercourse open that evening of fun. Thursday at Café Nine you can catch a night if indie rock with The Color Orange, Lea, and Spectral Fangs.  Café Nine’s early 5pm set on Friday, features SHELLYE VALAUSKAS & DEAN FALCONE. Later on Friday night, Cafe Nine presents a night of hardcore rock with Intercourse, heavy breath, MouthBreather, and MudSkipper. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with George Baker & Friends this week and it begins at 4:30pm. Saturday evening, at Café Nine Twin Lakes Records presents a Willie Nelson Songbook tribute featuring Frank Critelli, Elisa Flynn, Lys Guillorn, Mercy Choir, No Line North, Brian Slattery and more.  “The Sunday Buzz“Matinee presented by Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 features THE SAINT JAMES TRIO for a 3pm set this week.  Sunday evening, Café Nine Stage features a night of alternative hip hop featuring JE DOUBLE F, OLD SELF, ZAK G, THE FOREST ROOM, and JULES BAXTER. www.cafenine.com


Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday evenings, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material on the Sally’s stage. This Wednesday’s weekly community blues jam at Sally’s will be hosted by Tim McDonald. Friday night Black Eyed Sally’s presents Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts for a night of West coast, Chicago, and Texas tinged blues. Saturday night, brings KIM LOGAN- W/ SPECIAL GUEST MATT HAECK for a night of dirty blues, classic country, and rock ‘n’ roll.  www.blackeyedsallys.com


Here in Middletown, Wednesday night brings the Connecticut Poetry Society Monthly meeting to the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room at 6pm.  The Veteran’s writing group meet at the Library on Thursday nights at 7pm. www.russelllibrary.org

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. in Middletown Call 860-347-0278 for details

Wednesday night at Bar in New Haven, Manic Productions presents Fred Thomas (of Saturday Looks Good To Me). Superhuman Happiness and Art School Girls share that bill.   Thursday night  Manic presents  The Ready Set, Crash The Party, Five Stories Falling, and  4 Door Theatre at the Space in Hamden.  http://www.manicproductions.org/


Thursday night in Middletown, the Middlesex Drum Circle gathers at The Buttonwood Tree.  Friday night brings Carrie Johnson & Julia Russo sharing a bill with Belle of the Fall.  After both groups perform separately, they will join forces for a closing set.  On Saturday morning, The Buttonwood offers a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi at 9:15 am followed by the Aligned with Source meditation at 10:30am. This Saturday evening, The Buttonwood presents The Uri Shaham - Mark Kaplan Quartet for a night of creative takes on the Jazz song book.http://buttonwood.org/

Also here in town at Oddfellow Playhouse, The Junior and Teen Rep Company actors continue their production of The Wiz! Performances are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday nights this weekend and next at 7 pm. Tickets are available through the website – www.oddfellows.org  by email at info@oddfellows.org, or phone at 860-347-6143.

Back down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, Thursday evening, JADAKISS  and BEANIE SIGEL stop by perform on the main stage.  AceIsWorking and ANoyd opening the show.. Friday night SHAKEDOWN plays the THE DEAD AND BEYOND at Toad’s Place. Friday and Saturday night bring dance parties to Toads.www.toadsplace.com


The Middletown Symphonic Band will open its 2016 outdoor concert series with a program of patriotic music as part of the Riverfront Recapture Concert Series. The concert will be held in the amphitheater at Great River Park, in East Hartford, beginning at 7 PM on Saturday, (Rain Date: Sunday, May 29). You are invited to watch and enjoy music to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend while overlooking the Connecticut River. Admission is free. Details at http://middletownsymphonicband.org.


This weekend brings more loud music to Cherry Street Station in Wallingford. Friday night’s bill features punk , death, and thrash metal from 4 acts ThanOnauT,  Shallow Ground ,  Minotaur's Redemption, and  RÖÄRGH. Saturday night’s event features Inspired To Expire , I within I , My HamartiaDestination Dimension , Open The Nile , and Mothman Apparatus.  Sunday brings an outdoor Memorial Day metal matinee to Cherry Street Station. Black River Union,  Kings Of Nothing,Ditch WizardAPE!  and  Formed From Anger  fill the bill!  Find Cherry Street Station on Facebook or call (203) 265-2902 for info. 

Here in Middletown this Sunday The Cypress Grill on South Main Street celebrates their 90th anniversary with live music starting at noon. Learn more by calling 860 346 3367.

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways, is now showing Sonic Sea, a film about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. Representatives from the Cetacean Society International will be on hand before and after each screening to educate, advocate and answer questions about the marine environment!  Following the 6 PM film screening tonight (Tuesday), there will be a talk with Cynde McInnis the Director of Cetacean Society International.    Friday, Real Art Ways begins a run of Our Last Tango, which  tells the life and love story of Argentina’s most famous tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years until a painful separation tore them apart.   www.realartways.org 

Tonight in Hartford, Trinity College’s Cinestudio, ends their run of FRANCOFONIA, directed by master Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov exploring the relationship between art, culture, and 20th century European history, set in occupied Paris circa 1940. Wednesday Cinestudio begins a run of, Richard Linklater’s Golden Globe-winning comedy, Everybody wants some.  www.cinestudio.org for details. 


Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU as we continue through the first week of our new Summer Program:

Right after the Jive, Stay tuned for three hours of   Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill for an eclectic selection of new and older folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues and other music that has a roots influence with a concert listing at 7pm and frequent concert and festival ticket giveaways.

From 8-9pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry is a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9-10:30pm Deni Fills in for Radio Obscura.

At 10:30 its an hour of underground hip hip with DJ Malik1Fam  on Underdogs Edge

At 11:30 Upfront Soul with Sanguine Fromage offers  Funk, soul, and jazz, plus sprinklings of R&B, gospel, and hip-hop.

From 1:30-2:30am RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald takes you on a tour across borders and genres, introducing you to music from far flung places and sometimes from right in your own backyard.

From 2:30-3:30am All Mixed Up with Peter Bochan from Pacifica Presents a collage of great music and current events soundbites.

BBC World report comes your way at 4 am and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast day with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

If you’ve yet to make a donation in support of our Spring Pledge drive here at WESU, what are you waiting for? Every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Please donate online at www.wesufm.org



Monday, May 23, 2016

05-23-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, May 23rd. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers a diverse program of talk radio featuring NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Week nights and weekends, WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us!
I'm Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to right before the Jive at Five, during our new summer schedule, which kicks off today. Tomorrow's episode is a repeat broadcast of the show from April 19th, when three experts unpacked Pope Francis' document on the family, based on two years' worth of research among his flock. Then next week, May 31st, we'll have a fresh episode, featuring the co-author of The Vatican Cookbook! Can't listen live? Find the audio archived at www.reasonablycatholic.com

If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to help us close out our Spring pledge drive by making a donation in support of the service WESU provides.  The sooner we meet our goal, the sooner we can get back to the good stuff.  Please donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge or send a check or money order to WESU Radio, 45 Broad St., Middletown, CT 06457 -  As of today., we still need roughly over $6,000 to meet our goal.

Now here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week: 

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, Monday nights it’s the weekly Anyth ing Goes Open Mic from 7-10 with a Moments of Gratitude meditation at 8pm. Wednesday night, The Grays continue their spring musical Residency at the Buttonwood. Thursday night, the Middlesex Drum Circle gathers at The Buttonwood Tree.  Friday night brings Carrie Johnson & Julia Russo sharing a bill with Belle of the Fall.  After both groups perform separately, they will join forces for a closing set.  On Saturday morning, The Buttonwood offers a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi at 9:15 am followed by the Aligned with Source meditation at 10:30am. This Saturday evening, The Buttonwood presents The Uri Shaham - Mark Kaplan Quartet for a night of creative takes on the Jazz songbook. http://buttonwood.org/

Also here in Middletown at The Russell Library tonight, at 7:30 Reader’s Theater presents David Lindsay Abair’s “Good People” to be performed by professional actors under the direction of Richard Kamins in The Hubbard Room.  Tomorrow at noon, the Library’s Lunch and Learn series with Richard Alleva, presents the 1948 classic “A Foreign Affair” with Marlene Dietrich.  Wednesday night brings the Connecticut Poetry Society Monthly meeting to the Library’s Hubbard Room at 6pm.  The Veteran’s writing group meet at the Library on Thursday nights at 7pm.

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch a night of “Words & Music “during their monthly gathering of musicians, writers, poets, an comedians.  Tomorrow (Tuesday), Cafe Nine presents a night of pop and experimental rock with SIDE TRIPPERS, TREADWELL, and TRISTIN SHIELLS. On Wednesday, Café Nine hosts PAPERWHITE with special guests Cheerleader and Mission Zero. PUS and Intercourse open that evening of fun. Thursday at Café Nine you can catch a night if indie rock with The Color Orange, Lea, and Spectral Fangs.  Café Nine’s early 5pm set on Friday, features SHELLYE VALAUSKAS & DEAN FALCONE. Later on Friday night, Cafe Nine presents a night of hardcore rock with Intercourse, heavy breath, MouthBreather, and MudSkipper. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with George Baker & Friends  this week and it begins at 4:30pm. Saturday evening, at Café Nine Twin Lakes Records presents a Willie Nelson Songbook tribute featuring Frank Critelli, Elisa Flynn, Lys Guillorn, Mercy Choir, No Line North, Brian Slattery and more.  “The Sunday Buzz“ Matinee presented by Cygnus Radio & Cafe 9 features THE SAINT JAMES TRIO for a 3pm set this week.  Sunday  evening, Café Nine Stage features a night of alternative hip hop featuring JE DOUBLE F, OLD SELF, ZAK G, THE FOREST ROOM, and  JULES BAXTER. www.cafenine.com

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, every Monday you can catch a Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends on the Lily Pad Stage. Thursday evening, JADAKISS  and BEANIE SIGEL stop by Toads with  AceIsWorking and ANoyd opening the show.. Friday night SHAKEDOWN plays the THE DEAD AND BEYOND at Toad’s Place. Friday and Saturday night bring dance parties to Toads. www.toadsplace.com



Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight their weekly Jazz Monday features the Steve Davis Sextet.  On Tuesday evenings, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material on the Sally’s stage. This Wednesday’s weekly community blues jam at Sally’s will be hosted by Tim McDonald. Friday night Black Eyed Sally’s presents Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts for a night of West coast, Chicago, and Texas tinged blues. Saturday night, brings KIM LOGAN- W/ SPECIAL GUEST MATT HAECK for a night of dirty blues, classic country, and rock ‘n’ roll.  www.blackeyedsallys.com
 
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. in Middletown Call 860-347-0278 for details.

Wednesday night at Bar in New Haven, Manic Productions presents Fred Thomas (of Saturday Looks Good To Me). Superhuman Happiness and Art School Girls share that bill.   Thursday night  Manic presents  The Ready Set, Crash The Party, Five Stories Falling, and  4 Door Theatre at the Space in Hamden.  http://www.manicproductions.org/

The Middletown Symphonic Band will open its 2016 outdoor concert series with a program of patriotic music as part of the Riverfront Recapture Concert Series. The concert will be held in the amphitheater at Great River Park, 301 East River Drive, East Hartford beginning at 7 PM on Saturday, May 28, 2016 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 29). Come and enjoy music to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend in this lovely setting overlooking the Connecticut River. Admission is free. For a link to directions or for information about other performances in the band's summer concert series, please see the http://middletownsymphonicband.org.


This weekend brings more loud music to Cherry Street Station in Wallingford. Friday night’s bill features punk , death, and thrash metal from 4 acts ThanOnauTShallow Ground ,  Minotaur's Redemption, and  RÖÄRGH. Saturday night’s event features Inspired To Expire , I within I , My HamartiaDestination Dimension , Open The Nile , and Mothman Apparatus.  Sunday brings an outdoor Memorial Day metal matinee to Cherry Street Station. Black River Union,  Kings Of Nothing, Ditch WizardAPE!  and  Formed From Anger  fill the bill!  Find Cherry Street Station on Facebook or call (203) 265-2902 for info. 

Here in Middletown this Sunday The Cypress Grill on South Main Street celebrates their 90th anniversary with live music starting at noon. Learn more by calling 860 346 3367.

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

 Tonight Hartford’s Real Art Ways,  begin a run of Sonic Sea a film about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. Starting at 5 PM, today (Monday), representatives from the Cetacean Society International will be on hand before and after each screening to educate, advocate    and answer questions about the marine environment!  following the 6 PM film Tomorrow (Tuesday), May 24 there will be a talk with Cynde McInnis the Director of Cetacean Society International.    Friday, Real Art Ways begins a run of Our Last Tango, which  tells the life and love story of Argentina’s most famous tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years until a painful separation tore them apart.   www.realartways.org 

Tonight and Tomorrow in Hartford, Trinity College’s Cinestudio, continues their run of FRANCOFONIA, directed by master Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov exploring the relationship between art, culture, and 20th century European history, set in occupied Paris circa 1940. Wednesday Cinestudio begins a run of, Richard Linklater’s Golden Globe-winning comedy, Everybody wants some.  www.cinestudio.org for details. 


Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU as we kick off the first week of our new Summer Program:

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of Afternoon Jaz z with Charles Henry.

From 6-8:00pm, stay tuned for 75% Folk with Michael Benson offering contemporary folk along with a mix of blues, jazz, world music and movie soundtracks. Lots of new music and occasional interviews
 
At 8pm, on the 2nd anf 4th Mondays it’s Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin, presenting Americana music from Nashville and around the world including    Folk, acoustic Country and roots-Rock from both emerging and veteran artists.

From 9:30-10:30pm, Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan offers a a blend of Rock & Roll from the 1950 - 1960s that provides the music and the news of that era.
At 10:30 stay tuned for an hour of “Free Talk” with Al Robinson & Deni Young, this is a commentary talk show addressing news, politics, entertainment and weather.

From Midnight to 3am all summer, Franco’s Studio 54 with Francaccio di Roma provides 3 hours of  Disco and dance music of the 70’s and 80’s.

We switch it up big time at 3am when Maximum Rock & Roll Radio comes alive to offer the best DIY punk, garage, and hardcore Rock and Roll.  

BBC World news comes your way at 4 and then we begin tomorrow’s broadcast day with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

If you’ve yet to make a donation in support of our Spring Pledge drive here at WESU, what are you waiting for? Every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Please donate online at www.wesufm.org



Friday, May 20, 2016

5-20-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Friday, May 20th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers a diverse program of NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Week nights and weekends, WESU offers the best in free-form community programming.

I’m Ben Michael Thanks for joining us!

If you haven’t already done so, (like the majority of our listeners), please take a moment to help us close out our Spring pledge drive by making a donation in support of the service WESU provides.  The sooner we meet our goal, the sooner we can get back to the good stuff.  Please donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge or send a check or money order to WESU Radio 45 Broad St Middletown, CT 06457 -  As of today., we still need roughly $8,000 to meet our goal. 

Here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week: 


Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight, CT State Troubadour Kate Callahan takes the stage. Fellow Singer-songwriter Davey O. shares that bill.  On Saturday morning, The Buttonwood offers a class in Transitional Tai Chi at 9:15 am followed by the Aligned with Source meditation at 10:30am. This Saturday evening, The Buttonwood presents a special show that has been dubbed The French-American Connection. The night features creative music with: Christophe Rocher (France) on Clarinets -Joe Fonda on Bass, and Harvey Sorgen playing Drums. The group combines French and American jazz cultures in a creative, new way. http://buttonwood.org/

Also here in town at Oddfellow Playhouse, The Junior and Teen Rep Company actors continue their production of The Wiz! Performances are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday nights this weekend and next at 7 pm. Tickets are available through the website – www.oddfellows.org  by email at info@oddfellows.org, or phone at 860-347-6143.

Right about now, down in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch the husband & wife team of Bruce and Lora Lee Crowder playing country hits. Later tonight, at the Nine, Fernando Pinto Presents The Elm City Steam Punk Festival featuring WALTER SICKERT & THE ARMY OF BROKEN TOYS, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, and Frenchy & The Punk. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends this week and begins at 4:30pm. Saturday evening, Manic Productions & Cafe 9 Present KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS. The Tet Offensive and Mr. Airplane Man are also on that bill. Sunday afternoon, “The Sunday Buzz“ Matinee features SULTANS OF STRING (WITH SITAR MASTER ANWAR KHURSHID) and is hosted by Cygnus Radio and Cafe Nine. Sunday evening, OFF THE TRAX KINDRED QUEER takes the Café Nine Stage.www.cafenine.com


Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight (Friday), SHAKEDOWN plays the music of The (Grateful) DEAD AND BEYOND on the main stage. The Hound and Voodoo open that show.www.toadsplace.com


Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s tonight (Friday), you can catch musical guest Erin Harp and the Delta Swingers. Saturday night, brings the New England Blues Harmonica Showcase featuring DARRELL NULISCH, CHERYL ARENA, and THE KOSHER KID backed by The SMOKING HOT DANNY DRAHER BAND!www.blackeyedsallys.com


Tonight, Friday, at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford, you can catch a night of heavy progressive rock with Ascension. Breathe and Frank Morin share the lineup. Saturday night, Cherry Street features The Netherlands and InAeona.  (203) 265-2902

Tomorrow - Saturday, back in Middletown, Russell Library’s Shakespeare on screen: film series with Richard Alleva presents Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood, a 1957 adaptation of Macbeth.   www.russelllibrary.org

The Bus plays at the Cypress Grill on South Main Street here in Middletown, Saturday night. 860-346-3367 www.cypressgrill.com

Tomorrow/Saturday night, Manic Productions presents Jimkata, Broca's Area, & Joon at The Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden.  http://www.manicproductions.org/

Now here’s a rundown of cinema, off the beaten path, in central CT this weekend.


Real Art Ways has no screening listed for the weekend. Monday they begin a run of Sonic Sea a film
About protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. Starting at 5 PM, next Monday, representatives from the Cetacean Society International will be on hand before and after each screening to educate, advocate and answer questions about the marine environment!
Following the 6 PM film on Tuesday, May 24 there will be a talk with Cynde McInnis the Director of Cetacean Society International.

Starting a run Next Friday at Real Art Ways is Our Last Tango, which  tells the life and love story of Argentina’s most famous tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years until a painful separation tore them apart. www.realartways.org

Through Saturday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio, is showing a Film based on real events called Elvis and Nixon.  Sunday, Cinestudio begins a run of FRANCOFONIA, directed by master Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov exploring the relationship between art, culture, and 20th century European history, set in occupied Paris circa 1940. www.cinestudio.org for details.

And now, here’s a run-down of tonight’s programming on WESU.  

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05-6:30 pm, Stick around for the final episode of Wild Wild Live with hosts Ethan and Rachel. Never fear, from what I hear, the show will be back next Fall with new hosts.  Congrats to Ethan and Rachel Day for their work in the air chairs and for their graduation from Wesleyan – they will surely be missed.
        
From 6:30-7pm, The Middletown Youth Radio Project wraps up another season before their summer hiatus..

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - offering listeners a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues. Plus health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre and the others Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.  
                                                      
Then from 10 to 11pm it's Nouns with Jackalope. Each week brings a new theme, each theme brings an exciting smorgasbord of songs relating to it.

At 11pm until 3am we go into OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

And then, from 3 until 5am you are taken to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

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 Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!
The BBC World Report takes over from 4-5am and we start each weekday off bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.



That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

If you haven’t already done so, Please help us wrap up our Spring Pledge drive by making a donation online at www.wesufm.org/pledge


Thanks for listening - stay tuned for a stiff dose of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa!


Thursday, May 19, 2016

05-19-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, May 19th, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers a diverse program of NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Week nights and weekends, WESU offers the best in free-form community programming.

I’m J-Cherry, producer and host of Tuesday night’s Voice of the City, here onWESU. Thanks for joining us!

If you haven’t already done so, (like most of our listeners), please take a moment to help us close out our Spring pledge drive by making a donation in support of the service WESU provides.  The sooner we meet our goal, the sooner we can get back to the good stuff.  Please donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge or send a check or money order to WESU Radio 45 Broad St Middletown, CT 06457 -  As of today., we still need roughly $8,000 to meet our goal. 

Here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week: 


Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight brings Bob Gotta’s long running acoustic open mic. Tomorrow/Friday evening, CT State Troubadour Kate Callahan takes the stage at the Buttonwood Tree. Fellow Singer-songwriter Davey O. shares that bill.  On Saturday morning, The Buttonwood offers a class in Transitional Tai Chi at 9:15 am followed by the Aligned with Source meditation at 10:30am. This Saturday evening, The Buttonwood presents a special show that has been dubbed The French-American Connection. The night features creative music with: Christophe Rocher (France) on Clarinets -Joe Fonda on Bass, and Harvey Sorgen playing Drums. The group combines French and American jazz cultures in a creative, new way. http://buttonwood.org/

Also here in town, Oddfellow Playhouse opens their production of The Wiz! Performances are scheduled for May 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 at 7 pm. Tonight is opening night and is a Pay What You Will performance. Tickets are available through the website – oddfellows.org, by email at info@oddfellows.org, or phone at 860-347-6143.

The Junior and Teen Company actors performing in “The Wiz” range in age from 12 to 19. Music will be live, performed by a kicking combo. More online at www.oddfellows.org

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, Manic Productions Presents JAIMOE'S JASSSZ BAND with The Saint James Trio at Cafe Nine. Café Nine’s early 5pm set on Friday, features Country favorites from the husband & wife team of Bruce and Lora Lee Crowder. Friday night Fernando Pinto Presents Elm City Steam Punk Festival featuring WALTER SICKERT & THE ARMY OF BROKEN TOYS, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, and Frenchy & The Punk. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends this week and begins at 4:30pm. Saturday evening, Manic Productions & Cafe 9 Present KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS. The Tet Offensive and Mr. Airplane Man are also on that bill. Sunday afternoon, “The Sunday Buzz“ Matinee features SULTANS OF STRING (WITH SITAR MASTER ANWAR KHURSHID) and is hosted by Cygnus Radio and Cafe Nine. Sunday evening, OFF THE TRAX KINDRED QUEER takes the Café Nine Stage.www.cafenine.com


Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tomorrow/ Friday night, SHAKEDOWN plays the music of The (Grateful) DEAD AND BEYOND on the main stage. The Hound and Voodoo open that show.www.toadsplace.com


Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tomorrow/Friday night you can catch musical guest Erin Harp and the Delta Swingers. Saturday night, brings the New England Blues Harmonica Showcase featuring DARRELL NULISCH, CHERYL ARENA, and THE KOSHER KID backed by The SMOKING HOT DANNY DRAHER BAND!www.blackeyedsallys.com


The Veteran’s writing group meets at the Russell Library on Thursday evenings at 7pm. Tonight (Thursday ), you can also catch a program about Biagio “Max” Corvo of Middletown, who was a true hero of World War II. Saturday, Russell Library’s Shakespeare on screen: film series with Richard Alleva presents Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood, a 1957 adaptation of Macbeth.   www.russelllibrary.org


Saturday, Manic Productions presents Jimkata, Broca's Area, & Joon at The Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden.  http://www.manicproductions.org/


Tonight (Thursday) the Oakdale in Wallingford, hosts the CTNOW Best of 2016 Bash, where winners from CTNOW Hartford and New Haven, along with the Connecticut Music Awards, will come together to celebrate the best of all things Connecticut!  The event Features red carpet photos, food and drink sampling, live performances from Connecticut’s local music scene and more! Thanks to everyone who voted to make WESU the # 3 best college radio station.  www.Ctnow.org

The Bus plays at the Cypress Grill on South Main Street here in Middletown, Saturday night. 860-346-3367 www.cypressgrill.com

This Friday a Cherry Street Station in Wallingford, presents a night of heavy progressive rock with Ascension. Breathe and Frank Morin share the lineup. Saturday night Cherry Street features The Netherlands and InAeona.  (203) 265-2902

Tonight Real Art Ways ends their run of  Tale of Tales,  where John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek lead a cast in this baroque fantasy that invites Game of Thrones comparisons. Tonight Real Art Ways also ends their run of Dough,  a cross-cultural dramedy about an old-school Jewish baker struggling to keep his dying business afloat in London. Sparks and challah sales fly when his new young Muslim apprentice, accidentally drops his stash of cannabis in the challah dough.   www.realartways.org

Through Saturday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio, is showing a Film based on real events called Elvis and Nixon.  Sunday Cinestudio begins a run of FRANCOFONIA, directed by master Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov exploring the relationship between art, culture, and 20th century European history, set in occupied Paris circa 1940. www.cinestudio.org for details.


Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:

 Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for more CT connected music on Homegrown with Rob DeRosa.

At 6:30 stick around for Imagine with Karen Stein, offering peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!


Up next at 8 it’s Bill Denert Evening Jazz with a broad range of swing, bebop and experimental jazz with a sprinkling of new releases.


From 9:30-10:30pm stay tuned for UnderCover with Ali and Ben exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation in cover tunes that bridge genres and generations.


At 10:30 stay tuned for Underdog’s Edge with DJ Malik One Fam bring you underground hip hop. 


From 11:30-12:30am The Weirding Way with DJ Atreides who explores the expression of thoughts through sound: a cross-genre exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus. New soundscapes each show.


At 12:30 Hard on the Spot with DJ Matty C and DJ Nikki brings you the best new music of each week!


From 1:30-2:30am stick around for The Karl Marx History Hour with DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo for a history-infused radio show, in which the hosts play tracks inspired by that episode's historical figure or event.


At 2:30 stay tuned for DJ Otto Nation’s mixed bag of musical of treats.



The BBC World Report takes over from 4-5am and we start each weekday off bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.


That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

If you haven’t already done so, Please help us wrap up our Spring Pledge drive by making a donation online at www.wesufm.org/pledge


Thanks for listening - stay tuned for a stiff dose of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

05-18-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, May 18th, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers a diverse program of NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Week nights and weekends, WESU offers the best in free-form community programming.
 
I’m Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night’s Evening Jazz where “hearing is the best experience” and Connecticut’s number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanks for joining us!

If you haven’t already done so, (like most of our listeners), please take a moment to help us close out our Spring pledge drive by making a donation in support of the service WESU provides.  The sooner we meet our goal, the sooner we can get back to the good stuff.  Please donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge or send a check or money order to WESU Radio $5 Broad St Middletown, CT 06457

Here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:


Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, on Friday evening, CT State Troubadour Kate Callahan takes the stage at the Buttonwood Tree. Fellow Singer-songwriter Davey O. shares that bill.  On Saturday morning, The Buttonwood offers a class in Transitional Tai Chi at 9:15 am followed by the Aligned with Source meditation at 10:30am. This Saturday evening, The Buttonwood presents a special show that has been dubbed The French-American Connection. The night features creative music with: Christophe Rocher (France) on Clarinets -Joe Fonda on Bass, and Harvey Sorgen playing Drums. The group combines French and American jazz cultures in a creative, new way. http://buttonwood.org/



Tonight, down in New Haven Café Nine hosts the 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour of the THE MURDER JUNKIES. PUSS and Intercourse open that evening of fun. Thursday evening, Manic Productions Presents JAIMOE'S JASSSZ BAND with The Saint James Trio at Cafe Nine. Café Nine’s early 5pm set on Friday, features Country favorites from the husband & wife team of Bruce and Lora Lee Crowder. Friday night Fernando Pinto Presents Elm City Steam Punk Festival featuring WALTER SICKERT & THE ARMY OF BROKEN TOYS, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, and Frenchy & The Punk. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends this week and begins at 4:30pm. Saturday evening, Manic Productions & Cafe 9 Present KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS. The Tet Offensive and Mr. Airplane Man are also on that bill. Sunday afternoon, “The Sunday Buzz“ Matinee features SULTANS OF STRING (WITH SITAR MASTER ANWAR KHURSHID) and is hosted by Cygnus Radio and Cafe Nine. Sunday evening, OFF THE TRAX KINDRED QUEER takes the Café Nine Stage. www.cafenine.com


Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, on Friday night, SHAKEDOWN plays the music of THE (Grateful) DEAD AND BEYOND at Toad’s Place. The Hound and Voodoo open that show.www.toadsplace.com



Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s the Wednesday weekly community blues jam at Sally’s hosted by Tommy Whalen. Friday night Black Eyed Sally’s presents musical guest Erin Harp and the Delta Swingers. Saturday night, brings the New England Blues Harmonica Showcase featuring DARRELL NULISCH, CHERYL ARENA, and THE KOSHER KID backed by The SMOKING HOT DANNY DRAHER BAND! www.blackeyedsallys.com
 
Serving the communities of Middletown, Cromwell and Portland, One Book on the Riverbend annually offers a book for the community to read and discuss. For full details on each event and for late additions to the line-up, you can visit https://onebookriverbend.wordpress.com/ or their Facebook page. This year's book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Saturday is National Read-a-thon Day, with activities from 10am-5pm in Middletown at the Middlesex County Historical Society Mansfield House on Main St.
 
The Veteran’s writing group meets at the Library on Thursday evenings at 7pm Thursday night, you can also catch a program about Biagio “Max” Corvo of Middletown, who was a true hero of World War II. Saturday, Russell Library’s Shakespeare on screen: film series with Richard Alleva presents Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood, a 1957 adaptation of Macbeth.   www.russelllibrary.org
 
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
 
Tonight at Bar in New Haven, Manic Productions presents an Elison Jackson album Release Show.  Grubby Little Hands and Lea open that show.   On Saturday, Manic presents Jimkata, Broca's Area, & Joon at The Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden.  http://www.manicproductions.org/


Thursday night at the Oakdale in Wallingford, brings the CTNO Best of 2016 Bash where winners from CTNOW Hartford and New Haven, along with the Connecticut Music Awards, will come together to celebrate the best of all things Connecticut!  The event Features red carpet photos, food and drink sampling, live performances from Connecticut’s local music scene and more! www.Ctnow.org

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

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways, is showing Dough, an endearing cross-cultural dramedy about an old-school Jewish baker struggling to keep his dying business afloat in London. Also on screen though Thursday at RAW is, Tale of Tales,  where John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek lead a cast in this baroque fantasy that invites Game of Thrones comparisons.  www.realartways.org
 
Through tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio, continues their run of Yasujiro Ozu’s classic film, Embrace of the Serpent, which tells the timeless story of a widowed father who is cared for by his only daughter, filmed during the American occupation of Japan.  Thursday night, Cinestudio begins a run of Eye on the Sky, billed as a black comedy / thriller that makes a political statement.  www.cinestudio.org for details.


Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:

 Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of Ear Candy with DJ Sick Nelden. Hear the pop songs that get in your head and won't leave you alone.


From 6-6:30pm stick around for Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard MD, exploring the brain conditions known as mental illness from a holistic viewpoint with guests who study them, treat them, or are affected by them


From 6:30-8, it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion offering the original and best Techno mix on the radio.


At 8pm, Mike Nyce hosts The Warehouse, showcasing the best of underground house music mixed live for your listening pleasure.


From 9:30-11pm it’s The Vault with DJ Anton Banks presenting the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house and leftfield mixed live. Also featuring exclusive music from international artists.


#blackmusicmatters with DJ Frau Miau and DJ Xan is on at 11pm, a show dedicated to playing music for black people by black people. Ranging from slave songs to Kendrick Lamar, this show serves as a reminder why black lives matter.


From 12:00-1:00am, it's Metal on Metal!!! with The Metal Messenger, bringing you the best in death, thrash, black, progressive...as long as it has shredding solos, it’s on this show.


1:00-2:00am features Nocturnal Mom with DJava, playing stories and the songs we remember them by.


From 2:30-3:30am it's Scripted Sounds with DJ Crystal Beth and Gideon Babe Howard. From the classics to indie movies, Scripted Sounds plays a variation of movie soundtracks to show how music and moving image can work together harmoniously.


At 3:30 you can catch the Something Old, Something New with DJ Dazzle and DJ Aurora. In this show they explore the sounds old and new looking at musical evolution in genres and styles.


BBC World news comes your way from  at 4 and then we begin tomorrow’s broadcast day with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.


That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

Now stay tuned for Ear Candy with DJ Sick Nelden