Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday's Jive 09-22-17

Good afternoon, it's Friday, September 22nd, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I'm Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.


Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in the community this weekend.
The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight presents the father/son duo of Charles & Khalif Neville bringing you music from the New Orleans tradition.  Saturday morning is the Aligned With Source Workshop, and there’s a Teen Open Mic Saturday afternoon. Jazz pianist/composer Laszlo Gardony celebrates the release of his new CD, “Serious Play,” Saturday night. Details @ buttonwood.org

New Haven’s Café Nine Friday Happy Hour features Lynn Malavolte and Friends, along with Buzz Gordo. The late show has The Upper Crust, appearing with Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents. The Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is hosted by the George Baker Band. Saturday night, Hilton Valentine and Big Fat Combo take the stage. Sunday afternoon they present Lys Guillorn, The Right-Offs, and more, followed later by Ceschi (sounds like Chess-Key) and Anonymous Inc, El Malpais, and Polluter. Details @ cafenine.com

The Russell Library in Middletown presents Jazz up Close Saturday at 1:30, with Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Boccato and his eclectic quartet. And don’t forget, you can return overdue items all month with no penalty. Details @ russelllibrary.org

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight it’s the John Ginty Band with the blues. On Saturday, the Cobalt Rhythm Kings take the stage with West Coast blues, Chicago blues, and more. Details @ blackeyedsallys.com

The Hartford Jazz Society offers details on many events, including a comprehensive list, chock full of weekly events featuring jazz. Details @ hartfordjazzsociety.com   

Tonight at Infinity Hartford its world music with Jesse Cook. Saturday’s headliner is John Popper with alternative rock and blues. On Sunday, it’s more rock and pop with Big Head Todd & The Monsters. Details @ infinityhall.com

The 4th Friday Swing and Blues Dance! comes to Vinnie’s Jump and Jive on Main St. in Middletown tonight at 7:30 with music by Bruce Johnson and dance lesssons at 7:30. Details @ facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

Also tonight at MAC650 Gallery on Main St. in the North End of Middletown, artist, Dutch the Dreamer, will host a listening party to merge music and aquatic art as a glimpse into his debut album, Aquarium. Details @ facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

At the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore on Main St. in Middletown Saturday morning at 10:30 it’s The Cat in the Hat Story Time: Featuring Special Guest the Cat In the Hat! Details @ wesleyanrjjulia.com/

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford features a Back To School Birthday Bash all weekend with Left Hand Backwards, Echoes In The Void, and more.  And on Saturday and Sunday they host the Falling Further Fest 2017, with a boatload of performers. Details @ facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

The 98th annual Durham Fair returns this week offering: midway rides; livestock; a Discovery Center; the Farm Museum; crafts; food; and so much more. Music entertainment today is the Meadows Brothers, CJ West and the Downtown Train, Mixed Signals, and more. Saturday, it’s the Coginchaug High School Music Department, Four Barrel Billy, and Sacred Fire. Sunday’s bill has the Locomotives, Harbor Moon, and Alex Shillo. They headline the Brothers Osborne tonight, Pat Benetar & Neil Giraldo on Saturday, and the USO Show Troupe on Sunday, when they celebrate Military Appreciation Day. Details @ durhamfair.com

Farmers Markets are peaking now: Middletown’s North End Farmers Market is on Friday’s from 10am to 2pm, as well as Middletown’s long running market on the South Green on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm, Plainville Fridays 3-6 pm, and Berlin Saturdays, 9-1 pm. Details @ ctnofa.org

And, here's our rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of Columbus, about two strangers brought together in a small Midwestern city. Tonight they open Unleashed, about an unexpected encounter with transformed animals. There is a one-time showing of Martha and Niki on Sunday afternoon, a film that covers the first time ever two women became World Champions in Hip Hop dance. Details & screening times at realartways.org

Tonight and Saturday at Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford Lady Macbeth, a 19th century take on Shakespeare’s tale of class and race is showing. Sunday they begin a run of Who’s Streets?, a documentary that captures “an important moment in our time, as a new generation of political activism is born.” Details and screening times at cinestudio.org 

If you are looking for more information on the arts in Middletown, please visit the City's Facebook page at facebook.com/CityArtsOffice


And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU and to be safe, it's best to check the WESU website for the up-to-date schedule.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:30pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live! with Babe and Beth expounding on that Wesleyan music scene.

And from 6:30-7pm catch the Middletown Youth Radio Project, a weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood. 

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sista Queen T - offering 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 11:30pm it's Strickly Off the Head where DJ Cocomotion the Music Mixologist provides a live mixshow done on the fly or freestyle, with no pre-planned mixes or blends - R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.

Bridging the night to the morning hours, from 11:30pm to 12:30am you’ll have An A and a B with DJ N following the premise that every band has its hits - and a multitude of unknown, hidden gems. Songs played per band (70s-2000s rock) seek to highlight this dichotomy.

From 12:30pm until 3am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering the best urban contemporary, hip hop, and traditional gospel music on the planet!

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 theBBC World News - a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation, and Pacifica.

Staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6 to 7am it’sthe 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!

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

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is the title track from Talking Drums' Some Day Catch Some Day Down, re-issued and re-mastered as a cd on the innova label in 2011. The original vinyl was released in 1987.

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

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday's Jive


Good evening, it's Thursday September 21st. 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 talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

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 happening in our area this week. 

The Russell Library in Middletown offers an Intro to Computers class on Thursday at 6 pm, as well as a Job and Career program: Start, Manage and Grow Your Business with Reference USA. On Friday at 11:30am Russell Library offers Adult Coloring for Stress Reduction. It’s Jazz up Close on Saturday at 1:30, with Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Boccato and his eclectic quartet. Don’t forget, you can return overdue items all month with no penalty. www.russelllibrary.org

At Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts on Thursday the Music Department Colloquium, “EarthSounds - The Ceramic Instruments of Tan Dun,” happens at World Music Hall, and in the evening, Ping Chong presents “All Islands Connect Under Water,” a lecture with media, at the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. Details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

Cherry St. Station tonight its POTSY, Carpathia, and A Mirror’s Embrace. There’s a Back To School Birthday Bash all weekend with Left Hand Backwards, Echoes In The Void, and more.  And on Saturday and Sunday they host the Falling Further Fest 2017, with a boatload of performers. Full details at https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

The Rockfall Foundation hosts a Sensory Nature Walk with Bibi Calderaro this Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Highlawn Forest Trail in Middletown. Registration is suggested. Call 860-347-0340, or visit www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/ for details.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, it’s pop and Southern rock this Thursday with the Marshall Tucker Band. On Friday, they offer world music with Jesse Cook. Saturday’s headliner is John Popper with alternative rock and blues. On Sunday, it’s more rock and pop with Big Head Todd & The Monsters.  www.infinityhall.com

Friday at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown you can catch the father/son duo of Charles & Kalif Neville bringing you music from the New Orleans tradition. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and there’s a Teen Open Mic Saturday afternoon. Jazz pianist/composer Laszlo Gardony celebrates the release of his new CD, “Serious Play,” Saturday night at The Buttonwood Tree. The Hearing Voices network meets on Monday mornings at 10:30.  http://buttonwood.org/

At the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore on Main st in Middletown Saturday morning at 10:30 its The Cat in the Hat Story Time: Featuring Special Guest the Cat In the Hat! You can find a complete list of events at https://www.wesleyanrjjulia.com/

In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, They Hate Us, Sonic Supercharger 66, Lobsterface, and Johnny Cab. Friday at 5pm, Café nine’s Happy Hour showcase features Lynn Malavolte and Friends, along with Buzz Gordo. Friday’s late show has The Upper Crust, appearing with Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is hosted by the George Baker Band. Saturday night, Hilton Valentine and Big Fat Combo take the stage. Sunday afternoon Café Nine presents Lys Guillorn, The Right-Offs, and more, followed later by Ceschi (sounds like Chess-Key) and Anonymous Inc, El Malpais, and Polluter. http://www.cafenine.com/


Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight at 8 pm, Sally’s presents Liviu’s Invitational with special guests. This Friday, it’s the John Ginty Band brings their  blues sound to Black-eyed Sally’s. On Saturday, Cobalt Rhythm Kings takes the stage with West Coast blues, Chicago blues, and more. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/


Manic Presents with Jukebox the Ghost, Secret Weapons, and Pale Space. Saturday at The Ballroom they’ve got Matt Pond PA, Wild Pink, and J Russell alongside the Split Coils. Also on Saturday, Manic presents Oh Wonder’s Ultralife Tour and Jaymes Young at the College Street Music Hall, also on Saturday. www.manicpresents.com


The 98th annual Durham Fair returns this week offering: midway rides; livestock; a Discovery Center; the Farm Museum; crafts; food; and so much more. For your listening pleasure, they start off Thursday with Burbon Chaser and Post No Bills. Friday’s got the Meadows Brothers, CJ West and the Downtown Train, Mixed Signals, and more. On Friday, it’s the Coginchaug High School Music Department, Four Barrell Billy, and Sacred Fire. Sunday’s bill has the Locomotives, Harbor Moon, and Alex Shillo. They headline the Brothers Osborne on Friday, Pat Benetar & Neil Giraldo on Saturday, and the USO Show Troup on Sunday, when they celebrate Military Appreciation Day. Full details at www.durhamfair.com  


Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are still going strong. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Middletown’s long running market on the South Green is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm and Middletown’s North End Farmers Market is on Friday’s from 10 am to 2 pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham is Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury’s market happens Wednesdays 4-7 pm, find more at www.ctnofa.org



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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Swim Team,” a documentary about a group of teens on the autism spectrum. Also continuing is “Columbus,” about two strangers brought together in a small Midwestern city. The afternoon movie is “Ghost Story,” starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. All run through Thursday. On Friday they open “Unleashed,” about an unexpected encounter with transformed animals. Also opening is “Dolores,” a documentary about the forgotten co-founder of the farm worker labor movement. Details& screening times at www.realartways.org


Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford tonight they open “Lady Macbeth,” a 19th century take on Shakespeare’s tale of class and race. Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/



Wesleyan University’s Center for Film Studies holds a free screening of the 1970 film “Cotton Comes to Harlem,” with an introduction by Scott Higgins, this Thursday at 7:30 pm. Details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa





Here's the rundown of our line-up on the first third & fifth Wednesdays  during our new Fall Program season here at WESU:

Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for 

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
Homegrown is the award winning (Best Radio Program 2016 Hartford Magazine/CT NOW) Connecticut Connected Music Show-playing Connecticut connected artists of multiple genres. Often treating the listeners to pre-release material and in studio interviews with artists, the show also provides information about live shows in the area.

6:30-8pm
Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!

8:00-9:30pm
Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
A broad range of swing, be bop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience"

9:30-11pm
Crispix with Chris
From indie rock to folk to electronic and more, Chris picks whatever he's feeling this week to share with you.

11-midnight
The American Empire with Yours Truly, Tootse Mutant
An exploration of the influence of American cultural imperialism on foreign music, such as Korean Hip-Hop, Japanese Jazz, and Peruvian Punk and so much more.

midnight-1am
Jazzalicious Definition with DJ Stocks'n'Socks and MC McGee
Jazzalicious travels through the history of jazz by highlighting a different artist, sub-genre, or time period each week.

1-2am
(1, 3, 5) The Audible Underground with DJ Joshinvents
Come explore a variety of underground music by independent or relatively unknown artists from many genres, while occasionally discussing current events neglected by mainstream media!

(2, 4) Fake News with DJ Alias and DJ Nick at Night
An irreverent take on political punditry, provided by two guys who love the sound of their own voices.

2-3am
The Sonic Hour with DJ Jackson
Focus on indie rock, prog pop, power pop, indie pop, etc. Shows will compare music from a previous generation with their contemporaries.

3-4am
Otto Nation 

At 45am We bring you the BBC World Report and we kick of weekdays with Morning Edition from NPR From 59am.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Thanks for joining us and Stay tuned for a stiff does of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, up next.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday 9-20-17 Jive


Good evening, it's Wednesday September 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 talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.


Here’s a Rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.


Tonight/Wednesday, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings you Heart Felt Connections with Maura, Spirit Medium. On Friday, you can catch the father/son duo of Charles & Kalif Neville bringing you music from the New Orleans tradition. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and there’s a Teen Open Mic Saturday afternoon. Jazz pianist/composer Laszlo Gardony celebrates the release of his new CD, “Serious Play,” Saturday night at The Buttonwood Tree. The Hearing Voices network meets on Monday mornings at 10:30.  http://buttonwood.org/

At the Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore on Main st in Middletown, tonight at 7pm you can catch the Lecture "Days Without End" by author, Sebastian Barry. Saturday morning at 10:30 its The Cat in the Hat Story Time: Featuring Special Guest the Cat In the Hat! You can find a complete list of events at https://www.wesleyanrjjulia.com/

In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, you can catch a Words & Music session at café Nine this evening/ Wednesday. Thursday’s bill has They Hate Us, Sonic Supercharger 66, Lobsterface, and Johnny Cab. Friday at 5pm, Café nine’s Happy Hour showcase features Lynn Malavolte and Friends, along with Buzz Gordo. Friday’s late show has The Upper Crust, appearing with Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is hosted by the George Baker Band. Saturday night, Hilton Valentine and Big Fat Combo take the stage. Sunday afternoon Café Nine presents Lys Guillorn, The Right-Offs, and more, followed later by Ceschi (sounds like Chess-Key) and Anonymous Inc, El Malpais, and Polluter. http://www.cafenine.com/



Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s the Wednesday community blues jam session featuring guest artist Tommy Whalen, this week. Thursdays at 8 pm, Sally’s presents Liviu’s Invitational with special guests. This Friday, it’s the John Ginty Band brings their  blues sound to Black-eyed Sally’s. On Saturday, Cobalt Rhythm Kings takes the stage with West Coast blues, Chicago blues, and more. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/





The Russell Library in Middletown offers an Intro to Computers class on Thursday at 6 pm, as well as a Job and Career program: Start, Manage and Grow Your Business with Reference USA. On Friday at 11:30am Russell Library offers Adult Coloring for Stress Reduction. It’s Jazz up Close on Saturday at 1:30, with Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Boccato and his eclectic quartet. Don’t forget, you can return overdue items all month with no penalty. www.russelllibrary.org



Tomorrow/Wednesday, Manic Presents has Liars, Bambara, and Reduction Plan at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden.  Manic is back at The Ballroom again on Thursday with Jukebox the Ghost, Secret Weapons, and Pale Space. Saturday at The Ballroom they’ve got Matt Pond PA, Wild Pink, and J Russell alongside the Split Coils. Also on Saturday, Manic presents Oh Wonder’s Ultralife Tour and Jaymes Young at the College Street Music Hall, also on Saturday. www.manicpresents.com



At Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts on Thursday the Music Department Colloquium, “EarthSounds - The Ceramic Instruments of Tan Dun,” happens at World Music Hall, and in the evening, Ping Chong presents “All Islands Connect Under Water,” a lecture with media, at the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. Details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa





There’s an Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk Wednesday night at 5 pm for Roger Carl Johanson’s photograph exhibit, “In Italy,” at the Pegasus Gallery on the Middlesex Community College campus in Middletown. The exhibit runs through October. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/



In Hartford, at the Arch Street Tavern, Boo-Yah Free Funk Wednesdays happens each week and is hosted is by members of West End Blend, Big Mean Sound Machine, and a rotating gang of special guests.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/booyahfreefunkfamily/ 



Artists for World Peace hosts composer/guitarist Sinan Bakir this evening/Wednesday at 7:30 pm at the Hubbard House in Middletown. Proceeds benefit the Children of Peace Project and the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. Details at www.artistsforworldpeace.org



The Rockfall Foundation hosts a Sensory Nature Walk with Bibi Calderaro this Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Highlawn Forest Trail in Middletown. Registration is suggested. Call 860-347-0340, or visit www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/ for details.



Cherry St. Station in Wallingford features artists DestrOi!, Sloth Herder, and Pull it Together this evening/Wednesday. On Thursday, its POTSY, Carpathia, and A Mirror’s Embrace. There’s a Back To School Birthday Bash all weekend with Left Hand Backwards, Echoes In The Void, and more.  And on Saturday and Sunday they host the Falling Further Fest 2017, with a boatload of performers. Full details at https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/



At Infinity Hall in Hartford, it’s pop and Southern rock this Thursday with the Marshall Tucker Band. On Friday, they offer world music with Jesse Cook. Saturday’s headliner is John Popper with alternative rock and blues. On Sunday, it’s more rock and pop with Big Head Todd & The Monsters.  www.infinityhall.com



The 98th annual Durham Fair returns this week offering: midway rides; livestock; a Discovery Center; the Farm Museum; crafts; food; and so much more. For your listening pleasure, they start off Thursday with Burbon Chaser and Post No Bills. Friday’s got the Meadows Brothers, CJ West and the Downtown Train, Mixed Signals, and more. On Friday, it’s the Coginchaug High School Music Department, Four Barrell Billy, and Sacred Fire. Sunday’s bill has the Locomotives, Harbor Moon, and Alex Shillo. They headline the Brothers Osborne on Friday, Pat Benetar & Neil Giraldo on Saturday, and the USO Show Troup on Sunday, when they celebrate Military Appreciation Day. Full details at www.durhamfair.com 



Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are still going strong. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Middletown’s long running market on the South Green is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm and Middletown’s North End Farmers Market is on Friday’s from 10 am to 2 pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham is Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury’s market happens Wednesdays 4-7 pm, find more at www.ctnofa.org



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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Swim Team,” a documentary about a group of teens on the autism spectrum. Also continuing is “Columbus,” about two strangers brought together in a small Midwestern city. The afternoon movie is “Ghost Story,” starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. All run through Thursday. On Friday they open “Unleashed,” about an unexpected encounter with transformed animals. Also opening is “Dolores,” a documentary about the forgotten co-founder of the farm worker labor movement. Details& screening times at www.realartways.org


Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues Al Gore’s "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," a follow-up to his earlier climate change classic, "An Inconvenient Truth," through tonight/Wednesday. On Thursday they open “Lady Macbeth,” a 19th century take on Shakespeare’s tale of class and race. Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/



Hartford’s Free Movies in the Parks continues this week with a screening of “Wonder Woman” this evening/Wednesday at 7 pm at Dunkin Donuts Park. www.hartford.com/events



Wesleyan University’s Center for Film Studies holds a free screening of the 1970 film “Cotton Comes to Harlem,” with an introduction by Scott Higgins, this Thursday at 7:30 pm. Details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa





Here's the rundown of our line-up on the first third & fifth Wednesdays  during our new Fall Program season here at WESU:

Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for
The Latin Music Hour with Isabel. Latin mustic from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's.

From 6 - 6:30 it’s Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard, MD. We explore the brain conditions known as mental illness from a holistic viewpoint with guests who study them, treat them, or are affected by them in any way.


And from 6:30 -8 it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion. 

The original... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!


From 8 - 9:30 it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce.
The best of underground house music mixed live for your listening pleasure.


And starting at 9:30 and running until 11, it's The Vault with Anton Banks Presents listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live. Featuring exclusive music from international artists.



From 11 -midnight it's Bitchin’. WESU's feminist radio hour packed with reporting on world events, conversations about resistance, personal narratives and eclectic music by women and queer artists


And at midnight it's Who Sampled? with Margilla Madman and Bebbs. A music show that plays songs that sample other songs.


From 1 - 2 am it's Kellex and Kleenog’s Radio Hour.



We will be providing irresistible talk show content, experimenting with music, and most importantly, having fun. Please join us on our quest to happiness.


From 2 - 3 it's Well into the Eighties with Daniel Crippin. Classic alternative music from WESU's extemsive vinyl archive paired with the best in new indie rock.


From 3 - 4 it's Democracy Now from pacifica/


The BBC World News comes on board at 4am followed at 5 with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Tune in to WESU 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.

Thanx for listening! Now stay tuned for The Latin Music Hour





Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday 09-18-17 Jive


Here’s a Rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings you Laughter Yoga this evening, followed by a Crystal Bowl Sound Healing with Lou Sorrentino. On Wednesday it’s Heart Felt Connections with Maura, Spirit Medium. On Friday, you can catch the father/son duo of Charles & Kalif Neville bringing you music from the New Orleans tradition. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and there’s a Teen Open Mic Saturday afternoon. Jazz pianist/composer Laszlo Gardony celebrates the release of his new CD, “Serious Play,” Saturday night at The Buttonwood Tree. The Hearing Voices network meets on Monday mornings at 10:30.  http://buttonwood.org/

In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, you can catch Nicole Thompson, Michael Mancinelli, and more. It’s a Words & Music session at café Nine on Wednesday. Thursday’s bill has They Hate Us, Sonic Supercharger 66, Lobsterface, and Johnny Cab. Friday at 5pm, Café nine’s Happy Hour showcase features Lynn Malavolte and Friends, along with Buzz Gordo. Friday’s late show has The Upper Crust, appearing with Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is hosted by the George Baker Band. Saturday night, Hilton Valentine and Big Fat Combo take the stage. Sunday afternoon Café Nine presents Lys Guillorn, The Right-Offs, and more, followed later by Ceschi (sounds like Chess-Key) and Anonymous Inc, El Malpais, and Polluter. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights, Michael Palin's Other Orchestra gets funky with their take on jazz, R&B, and soul classics. Wednesday's community blues jam session at Black-eyed Sally’s features guest artist Tommy Whalen, this week. Thursdays at 8 pm, Sally’s presents Liviu’s Invitational with special guests. This Friday, it’s the John Ginty Band brings their  blues sound to Black-eyed Sally’s. On Saturday, Cobalt Rhythm Kings takes the stage with West Coast blues, Chicago blues, and more. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/


At the Russell Library in Middletown, they’ve got Origami tonight. Russell Library offers an Intro to Computers class on Thursday at 6 pm, as well as a Job and Career program: Start, Manage and Grow Your Business with Reference USA. On Friday at 11:30am Russell Library offers Adult Coloring for Stress Reduction. It’s Jazz up Close on Saturday at 1:30, with Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Boccato and his eclectic quartet. Don’t forget, you can return overdue items all month with no penalty. www.russelllibrary.org

Manic Presents brings The Pixies and Sunflower Bean to the College Street Music Hall in New Haven on tonight. Tomorrow/Wednesday, Manic Presents has Liars, Bambara, and Reduction Plan at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden.  Manic is back at The Ballroom again on Thursday with Jukebox the Ghost, Secret Weapons, and Pale Space. Saturday at The Ballroom they’ve got Matt Pond PA, Wild Pink, and J Russell alongside the Split Coils. Also on Saturday, Manic presents Oh Wonder’s Ultralife Tour and Jaymes Young at the College Street Music Hall, also on Saturday. www.manicpresents.com

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts hosts a variety of events this week, starting with an Opening Reception for the “Black Pulp!” exhibition on Tuesday at the Ziklha Gallery on campus. On Wednesday at 12:30 pm, there’s a Gallery Talk for a student exhibition from the College of East Asian Studies at the Mansfield Freeman Center. On Thursday the Music Department Colloquium, “EarthSounds - The Ceramic Instruments of Tan Dun,” happens at World Music Hall, and in the evening, Ping Chong presents “All Islands Connect Under Water,” a lecture with media, at the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. Details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Wesleyan RJ Julia bookstore in Middletown hosts Anthony Horowitz Wednesday at 4 pm as he kicks off the tour for his latest book in the Alex Rider series, “Never Say Die.” Send registration information to books@wesleyan.edu.

There’s an Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk Wednesday night at 5 pm for Roger Carl Johanson’s photograph exhibit, “In Italy,” at the Pegasus Gallery on the Middlesex Community College campus in Middletown. The exhibit runs through October. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

In Hartford, at the Arch Street Tavern, Boo-Yah Free Funk Wednesdays happens each week and is hosted is by members of West End Blend, Big Mean Sound Machine, and a rotating gang of special guests.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/booyahfreefunkfamily/ 

Artists for World Peace hosts composer/guitarist Sinan Bakir this Wednesday at 7:30 pm at the Hubbard House in Middletown. Proceeds benefit the Children of Peace Project and the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. Details at www.artistsforworldpeace.org

The Rockfall Foundation hosts a Sensory Nature Walk with Bibi Calderaro this Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Highlawn Forest Trail in Middletown. Registration is suggested. Call 860-347-0340, or visit www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/ for details.

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford features artists DestrOi!, Sloth Herder, and Pull it Together this Wednesday. On Thursday, its POTSY, Carpathia, and A Mirror’s Embrace. There’s a Back To School Birthday Bash all weekend with Left Hand Backwards, Echoes In The Void, and more.  And on Saturday and Sunday they host the Falling Further Fest 2017, with a boatload of performers. Full details at https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, it’s pop and Southern rock this Thursday with the Marshall Tucker Band. On Friday, they offer world music with Jesse Cook. Saturday’s headliner is John Popper with alternative rock and blues. On Sunday, it’s more rock and pop with Big Head Todd & The Monsters.  www.infinityhall.com

The 98th annual Durham Fair returns this week offering: midway rides; livestock; a Discovery Center; the Farm Museum; crafts; food; and so much more. For your listening pleasure, they start off Thursday with Burbon Chaser and Post No Bills. Friday’s got the Meadows Brothers, CJ West and the Downtown Train, Mixed Signals, and more. On Friday, it’s the Coginchaug High School Music Department, Four Barrell Billy, and Sacred Fire. Sunday’s bill has the Locomotives, Harbor Moon, and Alex Shillo. They headline the Brothers Osborne on Friday, Pat Benetar & Neil Giraldo on Saturday, and the USO Show Troup on Sunday, when they celebrate Military Appreciation Day. Full details at www.durhamfair.com 

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are still going strong. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Middletown’s long running market on the South Green is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm and Middletown’s North End Farmers Market is on Friday’s from 10 am to 2 pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham is Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury’s market happens Wednesdays 4-7 pm, find more at www.ctnofa.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Swim Team,” a documentary about a group of teens on the autism spectrum. Also continuing is “Columbus,” about two strangers brought together in a small Midwestern city. The afternoon movie is “Ghost Story,” starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. All run through Thursday. Tuesday it’s a one-time screening and post-film discussion of “Birthright: A War Story,” about women caught in the crosshairs in the battle over reproductive rights. On Friday they open “Unleashed,” about an unexpected encounter with transformed animals. Also opening is “Dolores,” a documentary about the forgotten co-founder of the farm worker labor movement. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues Al Gore’s "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," a follow-up to his earlier climate change classic, "An Inconvenient Truth," through Wednesday. On Thursday they open “Lady Macbeth,” a 19th century take on Shakespeare’s tale of class and race. Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Hartford’s Free Movies in the Parks continues this week with a screening of “Wonder Woman” Wednesday at 7 pm at Dunkin Donuts Park. www.hartford.com/events

Wesleyan University’s Center for Film Studies holds a free screening of the 1970 film “Cotton Comes to Harlem,” with an introduction by Scott Higgins, this Thursday at 7:30 pm. Details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa


Here's the rundown of our line-up on the first third & fifth Mondays during our new Fall Program season here at WESU:


Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for

 for Spilled Milk with Charlotte offering assorted sounds right off the bedtime stories shelf!

From 6-8pm tonight,  it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill offering 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.

At 8pm, The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry offers a weekly dose of live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9-10pm it’s The Test Patterns Show with Chaim O'Brien-Blumenthal


At 10pm it’s Wes Sports and Beyond with DJ Steven featuring Sports Talk and interviews.

From 11-midnight stay tuned for Dumpster Dive with DJ Smelly featuring punk, art pop and D.I.Y coming from a garbage compactor near you.

At Midnight, it’s Mixed Media with DJ Pig in the City and DJ Megnanimous

From 1-2am soup sounds with joseph features home recordings, lo-fi, concerts, field recordings, and esoterica.

Maximum Rock and Roll Radio takes over with an hour of loud rock and roll from 2-3am

at 3am M-Th this Fall season at WESU,  we'll rebroadcast the day's noon-time run of Democracy Now! from Pacifica 

at 4am we bring you BBC's world report before we kick off our Tuesday morning programming with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That's all for today's Jive at Five. Join us weekdays at 4:55 for a daily rundown of area happenings a rundown of evening programming on WESU Middletown!

Now stay tuned for Spilled Milk with Charlotte, up next!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday 9-18-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday September 18th. 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 talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I'm Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs every first, third and fifth Tuesday, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow, we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the program by having on our very first guest, Passionist Father John Baptist Pesce of Holy Family Monastery in West Hartford. Regular listeners will recognize his urgent call for social justice as well as change in the Church. Can't listen live? Find the audio archived at www.reasonablycatholic.com.

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

It’s Blue Monday at The Miller’s Lounge tonight at 129 Court St. in Middletown, where you can  enjoy the music of Kosher Kid and the Incredible Amplifires. www.facebook.com/themillerslounge

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings you its weekly Open Mic and Moments of Gratitude tonight. There’s empowering yoga on Tuesday afternoon, and Laughter Yoga the in the evening, followed by a Crystal Bowl Sound Healing with Lou Sorrentino. On Wednesday it’s Heart Felt Connections with Maura, Spirit Medium. Visit www.luvsblessings.com for information and appointments. On Friday, you can catch the father/son duo of Charles & Kalif Neville bringing you music from the New Orleans tradition. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and there’s a Teen Open Mic in the afternoon. Jazz pianist/composer Laszlo Gardony celebrates the release of his new CD, “Serious Play,” Saturday night. The Hearing Voices network meets on Monday mornings at 10:30.  http://buttonwood.org/

In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, they celebrate Manic Mondays with David Leibe Hart, Th Zambonis, and Dust Hat. On Tuesday they headline Nicole Thompson, Michael Mancinelli, and more. It’s a Words & Music session on Wednesday. Thursday’s bill has They Hate Us, Sonic Supercharger 66, Lobsterface, and Johnny Cab. Friday’s Happy Hour brings you Lynn Malavolte and Friends, along with Buzz Gordo. The late show has The Upper Crust, appearing with Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents. Saturday's Jazz Jam Session is hosted by the George Baker Band. Later that night, Hilton Valentine and Big Fat Combo take the stage. Sunday’s afternoon performers include Lys Guillorn, The Right-Offs, and more, followed later by Ceschi and Anonymous Inc, El Malpais, and Polluter. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s Jazz Mondays today with the Jordan Young Group. Every Tuesday, see Michael Palin's Other Orchestra get funky with their take on jazz, R&B, and soul classics. Free Admission, always. Wednesday's community blues jam session features guest artist Tommy Whalen this week. Thursdays at 8 pm, it’s Liviu’s Invitational with special guests. This Friday, it’s the John Ginty Band bringing you blues. On Saturday, Cobalt Rhythm Kings takes the stage with West Coast blues, Chicago blues, and more. support. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s the usual Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends tonight. www.toadsplace.com

At the Russell Library in Middletown, it’s Meet the Candidates night tonight starting at 6. Here’s your chance to meet candidates for the Board of Education and the Planning & Zoning Commission. They’ve got Origami Tuesday night. There’s an Intro to Computers class on Thursday at 6 pm, as well as a Job and Career program: Start, Manage and Grow Your Business with Reference USA. On Friday at 11:30 they’ve got Adult Coloring for Stress Reduction. It’s Jazz p Close on Saturday at 1:30, with Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Boccato and his eclectic quartet. Don’t forget, you can return overdue items all month with no penalty. www.russelllibrary.org

Wesleyan University hosts Professor José Luis Morín for a Constitution Day talk tonight at 7 pm at the Olin Library on Campus. He’ll speak on Puerto Rico’s status under the current Constitution. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Manic Presents brings Pixies and Sunflower Bean to the College Street Music Hall in New Haven on Tuesday. On Wednesday, it’s Liars, Bambara, and Reduction Plan at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. They’re at The Ballroom again on Thursday with Jukebox the Ghost, Secret Weapons, and Pale Space. On Saturday, same location, they bring you Matt Pond PA, Wild Pink, and J Russell and the Split Coils. Or, you can enjoy Oh Wonder’s Ultralife Tour and Jaymes Young at the College Street Music Hall, also on Saturday. www.manicpresents.com

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts hosts a variety of events this week, starting with an Opening Reception for the “Black Pulp!” exhibition on Tuesday at the Ziklha Gallery on campus. On Wednesday at 12:30 pm, there’s a Gallery Talk for a student exhibition from the College of East Asian Studies at the Mansfield Freeman Center. On Thursday the Music Department Colloquium, “EarthSounds - The Ceramic Instruments of Tan Dun,” happens at World Music Hall, and in the evening, Ping Chong presents “All Islands Connect Under Water,” a lecture with media, at the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. Details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Wesleyan RJ Julia bookstore in Middletown hosts Anthony Horowitz Wednesday at 4 pm as he kicks off the tour for his latest book in the Alex Rider series, “Never Say Die.” Send registration information to books@wesleyan.edu.
There’s an Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk Wednesday night at 5 pm for Roger Carl Johanson’s photograph exhibit, “In Italy,” at the Pegasus Gallery on the Middlesex Community College campus in Middletown. The exhibit runs through October. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/
In Hartford, at the Arch Street Tavern, Boo-Yah Free Funk Wednesdays happens each week and is hosted is by members of West End Blend, Big Mean Sound Machine, and a rotating gang of special guests.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/booyahfreefunkfamily/ 

Artists for World Peace hosts composer/guitarist Sinan Bakir this Wednesday at 7:30 pm at the Hubbard House in Middletown. Proceeds benefit the Children of Peace Project and the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. Details at www.artistsforworldpeace.org

The Rockfall Foundation hosts a Sensory Nature Walk with Bibi Calderaro this Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Highlawn Forest Trail in Middletown. Registration is suggested. Call 860-347-0340, or visit www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/ for details.

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford features artists DestrOi!, Sloth Herder, and Pull it Together this Wednesday. On Thursday, its POTSY, Carpathia, and A Mirror’s Embrace. There’s a Back To School Birthday Bash all weekend with Left Hand Backwards, Echoes In The Void, and more.  And on Saturday and Sunday they host the Falling Further Fest 2017, with a boatload of performers. Full details at https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, it’s pop and Southern rock this Thursday with the Marshall Tucker Band. On Friday, they offer world music with Jesse Cook. Saturday’s headliner is John Popper with alternative rock and blues. On Sunday, it’s more rock and pop with Big Head Todd & The Monsters.  www.infinityhall.com

The 98th annual Durham Fair returns this week with everything you love about fairs: midway rides; livestock; a Discovery Center; the Farm Museum; crafts; food; and so much more. For your listening pleasure, they start off Thursday with Burbon Chaser and Post No Bills. Friday’s got the Meadows Brothers, CJ West and the Downtown Train, Mixed Signals, and more. On Friday, it’s the Coginchaug  High School Music Department, Four Barrell Billy, and Sacred Fire. Sunday’s bill has the Locomotives, Harbor Moon, and Alex Shillo. They headline the Brothers Osborne on Friday, Pat Benetar & Neil Giraldo on Saturday, and the USO Show Troup on Sunday, when they celebrate Military Appreciation Day. Full details at www.durhamfair.com 

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are still going strong. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Middletown’s long running market on the South Green is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm and Middletown’s North End Farmers Market is on Friday’s from 10 am to 2 pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham is Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury’s market happens Wednesdays 4-7 pm, find more at www.ctnofa.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Swim Team,” a documentary about a group of teens on the autism spectrum. Also continuing is “Columbus,” about two strangers brought together in a small Midwestern city. The afternoon movie is “Ghost Story,” starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. All run through Thursday. Tuesday it’s a one-time screening and post-film discussion of “Birthright: A War Story,” about women caught in the crosshairs in the battle over reproductive rights. On Friday they open “Unleashed,” about an unexpected encounter with transformed animals. Also opening is “Dolores,” a documentary about the forgotten co-founder of the farm worker labor movement. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues Al Gore’s "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," a follow-up to his earlier climate change classic, "An Inconvenient Truth," through Wednesday. On Thursday they open “Lady Macbeth,” a 19th century take on Shakespeare’s tale of class and race. Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Hartford’s Free Movies in the Parks continues this week with a screening of “Wonder Woman” Wednesday at 7 pm at Dunkin Donuts Park. www.hartford.com/events

Wesleyan University’s Center for Film Studies holds a free screening of the 1970 film “Cotton Comes to Harlem,” with an introduction by Scott Higgins, this Thursday at 7:30 pm. Details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa


Here's the rundown of our line-up on the first third & fifth Mondays during our new Fall Program season here at WESU:


Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry until 6pm. 

then it's time for The Roar in Politics with DJ Politico who Seeks to dissect the political landscape.

at 6:30 it's time for 75% Folk with Michael Benson for a mix of contemporary folk, blues, jazz and acoustic music. Occasional live interviews.

from 8-9:30pm  Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis offers the best in vintage and contemporary funk, soul, jazz, reggae, dub, afro and Latin dance floor grooves.

at 9:30pm Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan offers Music from the 1950s & 1960's as well as LIVE requests, TV Trivia, and more.

Hits of the 60s and 70s with Jimmy Z takes over from 11-12:30am Playing billboard hot 100 hits of the 60's and 70's

from 12:30-1:30am lit-mus with DJ midnight milkshake and DJ mos def not features writing submissions and inspired songs

NARRATALK with Miri from 1:30-2am is the talk show about the various types of narratives. Each week, different storytelling techniques found in film, television, and literature will be explored.

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 2-3am

and at 3am M-Th this Fall season on WESU,  we'll rebroadcast the day's noon-time run of Democracy Now! from Pacifica 

at 4am we bring you BBC's world report before we kick off our Tuesday morning programming with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That's all for today's Jive at Five. Join us weekdays at 4:55 for a daily rundown of area happenings a rundown of evening programming on WESU Middletown!

Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, up Next! 




Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday's Jive 09-15-17

Good afternoon, it's Friday, September 15th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I'm Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.


Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in the community this weekend.
The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight presents Suzanne Sheridan with Bob Cooper and Colin Healy. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and in the evening, it’s a piano concert with Steinway pianist Ann Sweeten. Details @ buttonwood.org

New Haven’s Café Nine Friday Happy Hour features Off the Trax, and later on its Paranormal Adam, Iamvarcity, Positive Id, the Brolic Scholars and finally Snottaynose. Saturday's Jazz Jam Session is hosted by Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Later at night, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys take the stage, followed by The Clams. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Washboard Slim and the Bluelights, along with Phil Rosenthal. The George Lesiw Band plays later that night. Details @ cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight it’s it’s once again The Bright Night Glow Party. Details @ toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight it’s Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band. Saturday has blues guitarist Chris Ruest with special guest and piano legend Gene Taylor. This Sunday, Sally's has a music community benefit, hosted by Shaka & The Soul Shakers and friends. The Balkun Brothers will be among them. Details @ blackeyedsallys.com

The Hartford Jazz Society offers details on many events, including a comprehensive list, chock full of weekly events featuring jazz. Details @ hartfordjazzsociety.com   

Tonight at Infinity Hartford its Soul Sound Review. Saturday brings Alternate Routes w/ Gracie Day and The Knight. Details @ infinityhall.com

The Kosher Kid plays with The Orb Mellon Trio w/Mark Hennessy at Wilson's Pub in Collinsville on Saturday.

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford features artists Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots, Wolf Harbor, Kyle Trocolla and The Strangers, and Snuffbox tonight. Saturday's theme is punk with artists Battalion of Saints, Nobodys, The Cryptics, The Minutes, Ugly and CRY HAVOC! On Sunday, get your metal fix with Castle. Details @
facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

This Saturday, Music Unlimited CT presents One day, One Stage, Unlimited Artists, in the back yard of the West IndianSocial Club of Hartford at 3340 Main St. featuring Soca and reggae music. Headline artists include Bungi Garlin, Ricky T, Elephant Man & Fay-Ann, plus Steel Bands, DJs and more. Gates open at noon. 860-916-1154 for ticket information.

This Sunday J & J Productions, The Mezzo Grille, AT&T, WESU Radio and The City of Middletown Commission on the Arts invite you to The 3rd Annual Jack n' Jill Music Festival & Fund Raiser for New Horizons. Kicking off at noon, Jack n' Jill is a 10-hour Celebration of music, diversity, generosity and fun, featuring an eclectic assemblage of music from Pop to Latin American Folk, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Acoustic Psychedelia, Old Timey, and more. Plus special guests, raffle prizes, music trivia and more. 
davedowns61@gmail.com 860-301-1284. For over 30 years New Horizons Domestic Violence Services has aided victims of domestic violence in Middlesex County. Visit newhorizonsdv.com/history to learn more about their efforts.

Farmers Markets are peaking now: Middletown’s North End Farmers Market is on Friday’s from 10am to 2pm, as well as Middletown’s long running market on the South Green on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm, Plainville Fridays 3-6 pm, and Berlin Saturdays, 9-1 pm. Details @ ctnofa.org

And, here's our rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways offers a screening of Marjorie Prime Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Opening today are Swim Team, a documentary on the power of inclusion to transcend disability, followed by Columbus  a film that delves into the complexities of families. Both films continue into next week. Details & screening times at realartways.org

Tonight Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford opens Baby Driver for a two day run, and tonight’s late show is The Breakfast Club. On Sunday Al Gore's new film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, dealing with climate change and our role in it. Details and screening times at cinestudio.org 

If you are looking for more information on the arts in Middletown, please visit the City's Facebook page at facebook.com/CityArtsOffice


And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU and to be safe, it's best to check the WESU website for the up-to-date schedule.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:30pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live! with Babe and Beth expounding on that Wesleyan music scene.

And from 6:30-7pm catch the Middletown Youth Radio Project, a weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood. 

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sista Queen T - offering 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 11:30pm it's Strickly Off the Head where DJ Cocomotion the Music Mixologist provides a live mixshow done on the fly or freestyle, with no pre-planned mixes or blends - R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.

Bridging the night to the morning hours, from 11:30pm to 12:30am you’ll have An A and a B with DJ N following the premise that every band has its hits - and a multitude of unknown, hidden gems. Songs played per band (70s-2000s rock) seek to highlight this dichotomy.

From 12:30pm until 3am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering the best urban contemporary, hip hop, and traditional gospel music on the planet!

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 theBBC World News - a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation, and Pacifica.

Staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6 to 7am it’sthe 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!

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

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is the title track from Talking Drums' Some Day Catch Some Day Down, re-issued and re-mastered as a cd on the innova label in 2011. The original vinyl was released in 1987.

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

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