Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday's Jive

Today's Jive was produced by,

JCherry... 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!

www.jcherrypresents.com



Good evening! It’sThursday, August 21st, and this is the Jive at Five, our community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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 weeknights and weekends. 

I'm JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY, Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. 

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:

Tonight At the Buttonwood Tree here in Middletown on at 8 they’ve got country music with Cart*Wheel.   Saturday at 10:30 a.m. they’ve got the Aligned with Source workshop, featuring spiritual and holistic healer Annaita Gandh.  The topic is “Merging With All That You Are.”   On the stage Saturday night at 8 will be
Connecticut guitarist Dan Arcamone and his jazz group.  www.buttonwood.org

At 7 pm on tonight , author Elisabeth Petry leads the weekly Veterans' Writing Group at the Russell Library in Middletown.  www.russelllibrary.org.

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight “Jazz Fest in the Clubs,” featuring the Verve Jazz Ensemble.  Friday’s 9:00 show gives you The Throttles, and The Radiation.  Saturday afternoon’s weekly jazz jam session is with the George Baker Band at 4:30, followed at 8:30 by the CD Release Show of John D’Amato. Sunday at 8, their original Sunday Night Jam features The Morris Trent Band.  www.cafenine.com .

Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week. Tonight at the Space in Hamden, they bring you Dan Deacon, Fake Babies, and Furnsss.  On Sunday, also at The Space, the 7:30 show features Kevin Morby (of Woods), along with The Oddbodies, Cold Feet, and Budris.   www.manicproductions.com.


Down in New Haven, tonight, Toad’s features Red Wanting Blue/The Alternative Routes with the Sounds Like Summer US Tour.    On Friday, Adrenaline Mob is the headliner, sharing the stage with Crossing Rubicon, Evil Eyes, and Eyes of the Dead.   www.toadsplace.com

Tonight at 6, the Hartford Marathon Foundation and Riverfront Recapture sponsor a 5K race at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford.  www.riverfront.org

Friday at 6;30 at Sears Park in East Hampton it's alive music yoga on the beach. With Radiant yoga, and music by memebers of gigglejuice and JCherry & The Strawberries.
Also in East Hampton there is the Friday weekly open mic night starting at 7PM and every Saturday night live music, and Sundays it's Acoustic music and brunch at Higher Grounds. For more information call (860) 467-6634.

Every Friday, at 9 p.m., Dave Downs hosts a new weekly open mic and invites songwriters to perform at The Nest, located at 129 Church Street, Middletown.  Info at 860.788.2736.

Also on Friday, at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in Middletown, Jay E! performs at 8. Saturday brings NuGroove to the stage.   www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com. That’s scatz with a z.
at Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford Blonde & Blue.  Saturday’s 9 p.m. show features blues guitarist and performer Popa Chubby. www.blackeyedsallys.com.

On Saturday, the Grit ‘N Wit event will occur from 9 to 3 at Keney Park in Hartford.  There are over three miles of mental challenges, mind puzzles, and physical obstacles.  www.hartford.gov/parks/

The Wadsworth Mansion’s annual Open Air Market happens this Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Middletown. Music is provided by the Middletown Symphonic Band, The Michael Cleary Band, and Slowpoke.  Vendors will be offering Connecticut grown or made products, and docents will lead historical tours.  www.wadsworthmansion.com

Also, on Sunday this week, The CT Chapter of the National Food Associates presents their 61st Annual All Natural Food Summer Picnic. This event is hosted by Jim and Rosemary, Hosts of WESU’s own Living Naturally program and is free and open to the Public. The guest speaker will be Dr Matthew Robinson, ND who will present Natural Therapies, Essential Nutrients missing from today’s food, and how Main stream Media misleads people.  The event happens rain or shine at Marcus Cooke Park in Wallingford and begins at 1:30. For more details and information you can call 203-269-06492

Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are in full bloom, and are located: in Middletown on Tuesdays; in East Haddam and Old Saybrook on Wednesdays; in Clinton, Durham, and Middletown on Thursdays; in Higganum and Middletown on Fridays; in Ivoryton on Saturdays, and in Chester on Sundays.  www.ctnofa.org  fills in the details.

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

Hartford’s Free Movies After Dark series wraps up this week on Friday with a showing of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in Bushnell Park. www.hartford.gov/events


At Real Artways tonight they have the monthly Creative Cocktail Hour at 6, where creative people meet for conversation, art, and music.  There’ll be dance classes, so bring your dancing shoes.  On Friday the run of “Rich Hill” opens.  This Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished midwestern town. “Rich Hill” continues through the weekend, as well as “To Be Takei,” opening Friday, a chronology of the seven decades of Star Trek’s George Takei’s life.  www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, Martin Scorsese’s  Masterpieces of Polish Cinema series continues, with a different film each day. Tonight they’re showing “The Illumination”.  Thursday’s film is “The Promised Land;” and Friday’s will be “The Hourglass Sanitorium.” On Saturday they offer “Man of Iron,” and Sunday’s films are “The Wedding,” and “A Short Film About Killing.”   www.cinestudio.org.

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU Middletown.

Now, Here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU Middletown.

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

6:30-8:30pm
Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! I'll play mostly world music, blended with music from the US and music from down the road. Music that I love that I want to share with WESU listeners. 
8:30-10pm

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.

10-11:30am
(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 the radio.

(2,4) Multifarious with DJ Bard and DJ Sunny D
Brief segments of music constantly interrupted by the hosts debating who has better taste in music.

11:30-1am
Radio Obscura with Joe McCarthy and Pete
Looking at the arts and culture through an abstract prism. Radio Obscura aims to replace the tiny voice inside your head with new better voices. 
1-3am
Dr. Pitkow and the Waste of Time with Jake Pitkow
No talk. No jokes. You're getting 60 minutes (ok, 53 with breaks) of eclectic delights, but here's the twist: every week's playlist will form a story based on a theme which is both specific and universal.
3-4am
The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation



And 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 atwww.wesufm.org/jive

2014 Marks 75 years of Alternative music, Public Affairs, and community service for WESU. Look for information on special programming and events online at www.wesufm.org

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

08-20-14 Jive



Good evening! It’s Wednesday, August 20th, and this is the Jive at Five, our community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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 weeknights 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!

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:

At the Buttonwood Tree here in Middletown on Thursday at 8 they’ve got country music with Cart*Wheel.   Saturday at 10:30 a.m. they’ve got the Aligned with Source workshop, featuring spiritual and holistic healer Annaita Gandh.  The topic is “Merging With All That You Are.”   On the stage Saturday night at 8 will be
Connecticut guitarist Dan Arcamone and his jazz group.  www.buttonwood.org

This Wednesday’s weekly Blues Jam at Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford will be hosted by Tommy Whalen. On Friday at 9, they’ve got the eclectic mix of music performed by Blonde & Blue.   Saturday’s 9 p.m. show features blues guitarist and performer Popa Chubby.  www.blackeyedsallys.com.

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight you can catch  La Cantina Flamenco, at 5, followed at 9 by Estrogen Highs, The Frustrations, and The Mountain Movers.  On Thursday at 8:00, they present the “Jazz Fest in the Clubs,” featuring the Verve Jazz Ensemble.  Friday’s 9:00 show gives you The Throttles, and The Radiation.  Saturday afternoon’s weekly jazz jam session is with the George Baker Band at 4:30, followed at 8:30 by the CD Release Show of John D’Amato. Sunday at 8, their original Sunday Night Jam features The Morris Trent Band.  www.cafenine.com .

Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week. Tonight at Bar in New Haven brings Cymbals Eat Guitars, Dead Gaze, and Strange Kids to the stage.  On Thursday at the Space in Hamden, they bring you Dan Deacon, Fake Babies, and Furnsss.  On Sunday, also at The Space, the 7:30 show features Kevin Morby (of Woods), along with The Oddbodies, Cold Feet, and Budris.   www.manicproductions.com.

This evening, starting at 6, and every Wednesday in August, WESU’s own DJ Lord Lewis, the Velvet Knight, longstanding host of the Rumpus Room radio show, will be returning to the Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown to play all-vinyl sets of contemporary and vintage funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae, and rare groove. www.mattabesettcaneoeclub.com

Also, here in Middletown, Main street will be closed for Motorcycle Mania,  which will bring thousands of bikes to town. The event features custom and classic bike awards plus live music by Elliot Lewis at 6:30 and food vendors.  https://middletownmotorcyclemaniact.com/

This evening, in Hartford, the Elizabeth Park summer concert series continues with a performance by Nifty Fifties, at 6:30 on the Rose Garden Lawn.  www.elizabethparkct.org

Down in New Haven, tomorrow night, Toad’s features Red Wanting Blue/The Alternative Routes with the Sounds Like Summer US Tour.    On Friday, Adrenaline Mob is the headliner, sharing the stage with Crossing Rubicon, Evil Eyes, and Eyes of the Dead.   www.toadsplace.com

Tomorrow at 6, the Hartford Marathon Foundation and Riverfront Recapture sponsor a 5K race at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford.  www.riverfront.org

At 7 pm on Thursday, author Elisabeth Petry leads the weekly Veterans' Writing Group at the Russell Library in Middletown.  www.russelllibrary.org.

Every Friday, at 9 p.m., Dave Downs hosts a new weekly open mic and invites songwriters to perform at The Nest, located at 129 Church Street, Middletown.  Info at 860.788.2736.

Also on Friday, at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in Middletown, Jay E! performs at 8. Saturday brings NuGroove to the stage.   www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com. That’s scatz with a z.

On Saturday, the Grit ‘N Wit event will occur from 9 to 3 at Keney Park in Hartford.  There are over three miles of mental challenges, mind puzzles, and physical obstacles.  www.hartford.gov/parks/

The Wadsworth Mansion’s annual Open Air Market happens this Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Middletown. Music is provided by the Middletown Symphonic Band, The Michael Cleary Band, and Slowpoke.  Vendors will be offering Connecticut grown or made products, and docents will lead historical tours.  www.wadsworthmansion.com

Also, on Sunday this week, The CT Chapter of the National Food Associates presents their 61st Annual All Natural Food Summer Picnic. This event is hosted by Jim and Rosemary, Hosts of WESU’s own Living Naturally program and is free and open to the Public. The guest speaker will be Dr Matthew Robinson, ND who will present Natural Therapies, Essential Nutrients missing from today’s food, and how Main stream Media misleads people.  The event happens rain or shine at Marcus Cooke Park in Wallingford and begins at 1:30. For more details and information you can call 203-269-06492

Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are in full bloom, and are located: in Middletown on Tuesdays; in East Haddam and Old Saybrook on Wednesdays; in Clinton, Durham, and Middletown on Thursdays; in Higganum and Middletown on Fridays; in Ivoryton on Saturdays, and in Chester on Sundays.  www.ctnofa.org  fills in the details.

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

Hartford’s Free Movies After Dark series wraps up this week on Friday with a showing of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in Bushnell Park. www.hartford.gov/events

This week’s Way Back Wednesday series at the Hartford Public Library offers the Elvis Presley classic “Jailhouse Rock,” at 5:30 p.m.  www.hplct.org
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Siddharth,” a contemporary Indian film about a twelve year old boy who, after leaving home to find work, is discovered to have been abducted by possible child traffickers, continues through today. Also continuing through today is the 50th anniversary release of the 1964 Beatles’ classic, “A Hard Day’s Night.”   

On Thursday they have the monthly Creative Cocktail Hour at 6, where creative people meet for conversation, art, and music.  There’ll be dance classes, so bring your dancing shoes.  On Friday the run of “Rich Hill” opens.  This Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished midwestern town. “Rich Hill” continues through the weekend, as well as “To Be Takei,” opening Friday, a chronology of the seven decades of Star Trek’s George Takei’s life.  www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, Martin Scorsese’s  Masterpieces of Polish Cinema series continues, with a different film each day. Tonight they’re showing “The Illumination”.  Thursday’s film is “The Promised Land;” and Friday’s will be “The Hourglass Sanitorium.” On Saturday they offer “Man of Iron,” and Sunday’s films are “The Wedding,” and “A Short Film About Killing.”   www.cinestudio.org.

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU Middletown.

Right after the jive at Five from 5:05 - 6:00, stay tuned for the Rockabilly Willy Memorial Show!

That's followed by 30 minutes of "Mind Matters" with Helen Evrard, MD. The show provides information and guest interviews on issues concerning mental illness. The focus is exploring holistic therapies and stories of individual achievement.

At 6:30,it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion for 90 minutes of techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It's a vinyl world!

And at 8:00, Mike Nyce slows it down a few Beats per minute on The Warehouse. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

From 9:30 to 11 features 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.

at 11pm It’s 75 Years of... For 75 years, WESU has broadcast underground music and under-represented genres. During our 75th Anniversary, this program will feature a different genre or theme each month, with songs chosen by our listeners and staff.

At 12:30 it's an hour of Sussurus. Tune in for grunge, rock, folk and other whisperings of daydreaming music in the nighttime.

At 1:30 am it's and hour of Maximum Rock n' Roll Radio. A weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rock n' Roll collection!

From 2:30 to 4am, stay tuned for The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation.

The BBC World News kicks on at 4am followed by Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.
And 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

2014 marks 75 years of alternative music, public affairs, and community service from WESU. Look for information on special programming and events online at www.wesufm.org where you can also make a donation to support community programming!

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for the Rockabilly Willy Memorial Show!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

08-19-14 Jive



Good evening! It’s Tuesday, August 19th, and this is the Jive at Five, our community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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 weeknights and weekends. 

Now here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:

Tonight here in Middletown, The Summer Sounds Tuesday Evening Concert Series at Harbor Park brings you Brazilian songs and jazz performed by Sambeleza in a free concert overlooking the Connecticut River.  www.arts2go.org.

At the Buttonwood Tree here in Middletown tonight, there’s Laughter Yoga at 6 p.m., with Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Poitras.  On Thursday at 8 they’ve got country music with Cart*Wheel.   Saturday at 10:30 a.m. they’ve got the Aligned with Source workshop, featuring spiritual and holistic healer Annaita Gandh.  The topic is “Merging With All That You Are.”   On the stage Saturday night at 8 will be Connecticut guitarist Dan Arcamone and his jazz group.  www.buttonwood.org


On Tuesday night’s at Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, you can catch Michael Palin’s other orchestra, an 18-piece band, working out new material. This Wednesday’s weekly Blues Jam will be hosted by Tommy Whalen. On Friday at 9, they’ve got the eclectic mix of music performed by Blonde & Blue.   Saturday’s 9 p.m. show features blues guitarist and performer Popa Chubby.  www.blackeyedsallys.com.


Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight you can catch  Dinosaur Truckers and The Henchmen.   Wednesday’s entertainment begins at 5 with La Cantina Flamenco, followed at 9 by Estrogen Highs, The Frustrations, and The Mountain Movers.  On Thursday at 8:00, they present the “Jazz Fest in the Clubs,” featuring the Verve Jazz Ensemble.  Friday’s 9:00 show gives you The Throttles, and The Radiation.  Saturday afternoon’s weekly jazz jam session is with the George Baker Band at 4:30, followed at 8:30 by the CD Release Show of John D’Amato. Sunday at 8, their original Sunday Night Jam features The Morris Trent Band.  www.cafenine.com .


Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week. Tonight at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden, they present Kishi Bashi, along with Bombadil, and Heidemann.  Wednesday’s 9:30 show at Bar in New Haven brings Cymbals Eat Guitars, Dead Gaze, and Strange Kids to the stage.  On Thursday at the Space in Hamden, they bring you Dan Deacon, Fake Babies, and Furnsss.  On Sunday, also at The Space, the 7:30 show features Kevin Morby (of Woods), along with The Oddbodies, Cold Feet, and Budris.   www.manicproductions.com.

Wednesday’s noontime conversation series at The Connecticut Old State House in Hartford features Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, Connecticut’s state archeologist, who will discuss his thirty-year career in preserving Connecticut’s archeological treasures.   www.ctosh.org

Tomorrow/ Wednesday starting at 6, and every Wednesday in August, WESU’s own DJ Lord Lewis, the Velvet Knight, longstanding host of the Rumpus Room radio show, will be returning to the Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown to play all-vinyl sets of contemporary and vintage funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae, and rare groove. www.mattabesettcaneoeclub.com

Also tomorrow here in Middletown, Main street will be closed for Motorcycle Mania,  which will bring thousands of bikes to town. The event features custom and classic bike awards plus live music by Elliot Lewis at 6:30 and food vendors.  https://middletownmotorcyclemaniact.com/

Also this Wednesday, in Hartford, the Elizabeth Park summer concert series continues with a performance by Nifty Fifties, at 6:30 on the Rose Garden Lawn.  www.elizabethparkct.org


Down in New Haven, on Thursday, Toad’s features Red Wanting Blue/The Alternative Routes with the Sounds Like Summer US Tour.    On Friday, Adrenaline Mob is the headliner, sharing the stage with Crossing Rubicon, Evil Eyes, and Eyes of the Dead.   www.toadsplace.com


This Thursday at 6, the Hartford Marathon Foundation and Riverfront Recapture sponsor a 5K race at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford.  www.riverfront.org

At 7 pm on Thursday, author Elisabeth Petry leads the weekly Veterans' Writing Group at the Russell Library in Middletown.  www.russelllibrary.org.

Every Friday, at 9 p.m., Dave Downs hosts a new weekly open mic and invites songwriters to perform at The Nest, located at 129 Church Street, Middletown.  Info at 860.788.2736.

Also on Friday, at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in Middletown, Jay E! performs at 8. Saturday brings NuGroove to the stage.   www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com. That’s scatz with a z.

On Saturday, the Grit ‘N Wit event will occur from 9 to 3 at Keney Park in Hartford.  There are over three miles of mental challenges, mind puzzles, and physical obstacles.  www.hartford.gov/parks/

The Wadsworth Mansion’s annual Open Air Market happens this Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Middletown. Music is provided by the Middletown Symphonic Band, The Michael Cleary Band, and Slowpoke.  Vendors will be offering Connecticut grown or made products, and docents will lead historical tours.  www.wadsworthmansion.com

Also, on Sunday this week, The CT Chapter of the National Food Associates presents their 61st Annual All Natural Food Summer Picnic. This event is hosted by Jim and Rosemary, Hosts of WESU’s own Living Naturally program and is free and open to the Public. The guest speaker will be Dr Matthew Robinson, ND who will present Natural Therapies, Essential Nutrients missing from today’s food, and how Main stream Media misleads people.  The event happens rain or shine at Marcus Cooke Park in Wallingford and begins at 1:30. For more details and information you can call 203-269-06492


Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are in full bloom, and are located: in Middletown on Tuesdays; in East Haddam and Old Saybrook on Wednesdays; in Clinton, Durham, and Middletown on Thursdays; in Higganum and Middletown on Fridays; in Ivoryton on Saturdays, and in Chester on Sundays.  www.ctnofa.org  fills in the details.

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

Hartford’s Free Movies After Dark series wraps up this week on Friday with a showing of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in Bushnell Park. www.hartford.gov/events

This week’s Way Back Wednesday series at the Hartford Public Library offers the Elvis Presley classic “Jailhouse Rock,” at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m.  www.hplct.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Siddharth,” a contemporary Indian film about a twelve year old boy who, after leaving home to find work, is discovered to have been abducted by possible child traffickers, continues through Wednesday. Also continuing through Wednesday is the 50th anniversary release of the 1964 Beatles’ classic, “A Hard Day’s Night.”    On Thursday they have the monthly Creative Cocktail Hour at 6, where creative people meet for conversation, art, and music.  There’ll be dance classes, so bring your dancing shoes.  On Friday the run of “Rich Hill” opens.  This Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished midwestern town. “Rich Hill” continues through the weekend, as well as “To Be Takei,” opening Friday, a chronology of the seven decades of Star Trek’s George Takei’s life.  www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, Martin Scorsese’s  Masterpieces of Polish Cinema series continues, with a different film each day. Tonight they’re showing “To Kill This Love.”  On Tuesday, it’s “Jump,” followed by a showing of “The Illumination” on Wednesday.  Thursday’s film is “The Promised Land;” and Friday’s will be “The Hourglass Sanitorium.” On Saturday they offer “Man of Iron,” and Sunday’s films are “The Wedding,” and “A Short Film About Killing.”   www.cinestudio.org.


Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU Middletown.

Right after the jive stay tuned for The Explorer's hour with Pickup Sticks, who aims to take you places you’ve never been before and invites you to join her for exploration of indie rock and pop.

From  6-8pm  Bill Revill presents Acoustic Blender, where you can catch an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, blues, and other roots music.

From 8-9pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry puts the spotlight live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9-11pm Wonderland, with DJ Cheshire Cat, presents a free-form music show spanning the scope of krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, and more!

From 11pm -12:30am  Ian is in the house for Head to Head, where - every week – two artists connected by a common theme go head to head in an exploration of the similarities and differences between them.

From 12:30-1:30am: stay tuned for sounds from the Global Village from Pacifica.

At 1:30 its time for RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald to take you on a tour across borders and genres, introducing you to music from far-flung places and sometimes from right in your own backyard.

At 2:30 The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation presents an eclectic mix of music from the WESU library.

And 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

2014 marks 75 years of alternative music, public affairs, and community service from WESU. Look for information on special programming and events online at www.wesufm.org.


Thanks! Now stay tuned for Explorers Hour with pickup Sticks!

Monday, August 18, 2014

8-18-14 jive



Good evening! It’s Monday, August 18th, and this is the Jive at Five, our community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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 weeknights and weekends. 

I’m Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs and streams every first, third and fifth Tuesday, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow: we mark the 40th anniversary of women's ordination to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church, an institution which, for the record, did not go up in flames as a result. Can't listen live? Find the audio archived at wesufm.org and www.reasonablycatholic.com.

Now here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:

Tonight at Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, the featured Jazz Monday performer is the Mike Pallas Quartet.  Tomorrow, Michael Palin’s other orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s weekly Blues Jam at 8 is hosted by Tommy Whalen. On Friday at 9, they’ve got the eclectic mix of music performed by Blonde & Blue.   Saturday’s 9 p.m. show features blues guitarist and performer Popa Chubby.  www.blackeyedsallys.com.

Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight at 6:30 they have the OMG Music Fest.  Tuesday is the usual Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence and Friends. On Thursday, Toad’s features Red Wanting Blue/The Alternative Routes with the Sounds Like Summer US Tour.    On Friday, Adrenaline Mob is the headliner, sharing the stage with Crossing Rubicon, Evil Eyes, and Eyes of the Dead.   www.toadsplace.com

Also in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight at 8, it’s the Fistful of Jokes Comedy Series.  On Tuesday, they’ve got Dinosaur Truckers and The Henchmen.   Wednesday’s entertainment begins at 5 with La Cantina Flamenco, followed at 9 by Estrogen Highs, The Frustrations, and The Mountain Movers.  On Thursday at 8:00, they present the “Jazz Fest in the Clubs,” featuring the Verve Jazz Ensemble.  Friday’s 9:00 show gives you The Throttles, and The Radiation.  Saturday afternoon’s weekly jazz jam session is with the George Baker Band at 4:30, followed at 8:30 by the CD Release Show of John D’Amato. Sunday at 8, their original Sunday Night Jam features The Morris Trent Band.  www.cafenine.com .

At the Buttonwood Tree this week, there’s Laughter Yoga on Tuesday at 6 p.m., with Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Poitras.  On Thursday at 8 they’ve got country music with Cart*Wheel.   Saturday at 10:30 a.m. they’ve got the Aligned with Source workshop, featuring spiritual and holistic healer Annaita Gandh.  The topic is “Merging With All That You Are.”   On the stage Saturday night at 8 will be Connecticut guitarist Dan Arcamone and his jazz group.  www.buttonwood.org

Middletown’s Summer Sounds Tuesday Evening Concert Series at Harbor Park brings you Brazilian songs and jazz performed by Sambeleza in a free concert overlooking the Connecticut River.  www.arts2go.org.

Tuesday’s noon concert at the Connecticut Old State House in Hartford features the music of Simply Us, with Vivian LaRosa.  On Wednesday, their Conversation at Noon series continues with Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, Connecticut’s state archeologist, who will discuss his thirty-year career in preserving Connecticut’s archeological treasures.   www.ctosh.org

On Wednesday starting at 6, and every Wednesday in August, WESU’s own DJ Lord Lewis, the Velvet Knight, longstanding host of the Rumpus Room radio show, will be returning to the Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown to play all-vinyl sets of contemporary and vintage funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae, and rare groove. www.mattabesettcaneoeclub.com

Also this Wednesday, the Elizabeth Park summer concert series continues with a performance by Nifty Fifties, at 6:30 on the Rose Garden Lawn in Hartford.  www.elizabethparkct.org

Manic Productions presents a number of shows at area venues this week. On Tuesday, at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden, they present Kishi Bashi, along with Bombadil, and Heidemann.  Wednesday’s 9:30 show at Bar in New Haven brings Cymbals Eat Guitars, Dead Gaze, and Strange Kids to the stage.  On Thursday at the Space in Hamden, they bring you Dan Deacon, Fake Babies, and Furnsss.  On Sunday, also at The Space, the 7:30 show features Kevin Morby (of Woods), along with The Oddbodies, Cold Feet, and Budris.   www.manicproductions.com.

This Thursday at 6, the Hartford Marathon Foundation and Riverfront Recapture sponsor a 5K race at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford.  www.riverfront.org

At 7 pm on Thursday, author Elisabeth Petry leads the weekly Veterans' Writing Group at the Russell Library in Middletown.  www.russelllibrary.org.

Every Friday, at 9 p.m., Dave Downs hosts a new weekly open mic and invites songwriters to perform at The Nest, located at 129 Church Street, Middletown.  Info at 860.788.2736.

Also on Friday, at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in Middletown, Jay E! performs at 8. Saturday brings NuGroove to the stage.   www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com. That’s scatz with a z.

On Saturday, the Grit ‘N Wit event will occur from 9 to 3 at Keney Park in Hartford.  There are over three miles of mental challenges, mind puzzles, and physical obstacles.  www.hartford.gov/parks/

The Wadsworth Mansion’s annual Open Air Market happens this Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Middletown. Music is provided by the Middletown Symphonic Band, The Michael Cleary Band, and Slowpoke.  Vendors will be offering Connecticut grown or made products, and docents will lead historical tours.  www.wadsworthmansion.com

Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets are in full bloom, and are located: in Middletown on Tuesdays; in East Haddam and Old Saybrook on Wednesdays; in Clinton, Durham, and Middletown on Thursdays; in Higganum and Middletown on Fridays; in Ivoryton on Saturdays, and in Chester on Sundays.  www.ctnofa.org  fills in the details.

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

Hartford’s Free Movies After Dark series wraps up this week on Friday with a showing of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in Bushnell Park. www.hartford.gov/events

This week’s Way Back Wednesday series at the Hartford Public Library offers the Elvis Presley classic “Jailhouse Rock,” at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m.  www.hplct.org

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Siddharth,” a contemporary Indian film about a twelve year old boy who, after leaving home to find work, is discovered to have been abducted by possible child traffickers, continues through Wednesday. Also continuing through Wednesday is the 50th anniversary release of the 1964 Beatles’ classic, “A Hard Day’s Night.”    On Thursday they have the monthly Creative Cocktail Hour at 6, where creative people meet for conversation, art, and music.  There’ll be dance classes, so bring your dancing shoes.  On Friday the run of “Rich Hill” opens.  This Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished midwestern town. “Rich Hill” continues through the weekend, as well as “To Be Takei,” opening Friday, a chronology of the seven decades of Star Trek’s George Takei’s life.  www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, Martin Scorsese’s  Masterpieces of Polish Cinema series continues, with a different film each day. Tonight they’re showing “To Kill This Love.”  On Tuesday, it’s “Jump,” followed by a showing of “The Illumination” on Wednesday.  Thursday’s film is “The Promised Land;” and Friday’s will be “The Hourglass Sanitorium.” On Saturday they offer “Man of Iron,” and Sunday’s films are “The Wedding,” and “A Short Film About Killing.”   www.cinestudio.org.



Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU Middletown.
5:056pm Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry
68pm 75% Folk with Michael Benson.
 89:30pm The Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis
9:3011:30pm   Aargh with Tom Gatzen
 11:30pm2am Space Music for Summer with Cadet Q
 22:30 Bassment Beats with DJ LOKASH
 2:303am New World Show with DJ LOKASH
 34am  The Graveyard Shift w DJ Otto Nation with playlist
45am BBC World News
510am Morning Edition from NPR

And 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

2014 marks 75 years of alternative music, public affairs, and community service from WESU. Look for information on special programming and events online at www.wesufm.org.

Thanks! Now stay tuned for Charles Henry.