Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday's Jive 04-18-14

Good evening, it's Friday, April 18th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I'm Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.
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For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's arts2GO.org

Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.

Tonight at The Buttonwood Tree on Main St. in Middletown, Warren Byrd is on piano beginning at 8pm. Saturday morning brings Tai Chi, Qui Gong (chi kung) and community yoga. On Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3, the Free Poets Collective hosts a lively presentation of music, poetry and an open mic at The Buttonwood Tree. This month features musician Don Lowe and poet Donna Marie Merritt, author of Her House And Other Poems and the Poetry for Tough Times series. On Saturday night at 8, Last Fair Deal, a three-piece vocal band, plays an eclectic mix of Americana Roots, Swing and Bluegrass. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1 pm; all are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal beforehand at 11 am at First Church Congregational on Court Street. Check their website at buttonwood.org

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, at 9 tonight, the Tom Sanders Band takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday at 9 brings JR Krauss & the Shakes. Details at
blackeyedsallys.com.

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, Friday’s Weekly Wind-Down Happy Hour at 5 is with Mark Daniel, followed at 8 by The Hempsteadys, with Murphy's Kids. Saturday’s afternoon Jam Session at 4 is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. That’s followed at 9 by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, with Proud Flesh and Milksop: Unsung. The original Sunday Night Jam Session at 8 features The Langley Project.
cafenine.com has details.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place tonight it's The Hold Steady, with Deer Tick. Then it’s Woofstock 2014, presented by Bikers Against Animal Cruelty. Saturday, it’s Mike Stud, with IamG and Jitta on the Track, followed at midnight by The Original Saturday Night College Dance Party. Sunday brings EOTO to Toad’s with live, improvised EDM and V1bes. Details at
toadsplace.com

Tonight there is a senior music recital by Michael Deck. Titled “"Fascinating Rhythm: Playing with Rhythmic Standards," an exploration of polyrhythmic and shifting pulse/feel perceptions in Ghanaian-drumming-ensemble and Western-rock-band contexts. That’s at 7 p.m. in Crowell Concert Hall. Also tonight, at 9, there’ll be a senior music recital by Daniel Light called "Resonance," an infusion of rock, pop, and jazz with folk music from various cultures. That’s in World Music Hall. Saturday’s senior music recital at 3pm in Crowell Concert Hall is Enobong Etteh's "Yawgnobonebu: A Sonic Spectacle" and then at 8pm, Julius Thor Bjornson and “Apropos Space”, an exploration of physical and temporal spaces in harmony, structure in Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel. For info about all recitals, you can call 860-685-3355, or email boxoffice@wesleyan.edu

Also here in Middletown, tonight at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge, 139 Main St. Ext., you can catch vocalist Nekita Waller, and Sunday brings Ol’ School Soulful Sundays. Visit www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com. and, that’s scatz with a z.

This Saturday at 2PM, at The East Hampton Public Library, WESU's own J-Cherry and The Strawberries invite you for a funky tour of blues, rock, roots, and poetry. The East Hampton Library is located at 105 Main Street in East Hampton and the concert is free and open to the public. 860-267-6621

GuitartownCT presents an All Star Bluegrass Benefit Concert on Saturday, April 19, 7:00 PM, at Unitarian Hall, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT. This concert is to raise money directly for Tony Rice, until he can get back to playing guitar. Phil Rosenthal, Rob Ickes, Josh Williams, Tony Trischka, Jesse Brock, Luke Bulla, Chris Eldridge, Cody Kilby, Sam Grisman and Dominick Leslie are donating their time to perform. Information, directions and tickets at 
www.guitartownct.com or 203-430-6020.

Here in Middletown, The Shaped Note Singers meet every Sunday at 4pm at MAC650 Gallery on Main St. and all are welcome to this singing activity organized by Neely Bruce. Call 860.343.3239 for details.
 
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the New York International Children's Film Festival Animated Shorts run through Sunday. It’s the largest festival of film for children and teens, and stands at the forefront of a movement to define new, more compelling film for kids. There are two programs: Kid Flix Mix, recommended for ages 4 to 8,  and Party Mix, recommended for ages 8 to 18.  Two films open tonight at Real Art Ways: the romantic drama Just a Sigh, and The Missing Picture — a documentary about a child who held onto life in Cambodia's killing fields. There is more at
realartways.org.

Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, is showing The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese featuring Leonardo diCaprio. Sunday Cinestudio is showing the documentary, Tim’s Vermeer, in which a handy guy with no painting experience tries to replicate one of the brilliant 17th–century Dutch artist’s works to prove he used gadgetry. Learn more at www.cinestudio.org.

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

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 Chocolate Cake with DJ Rob. An hour long musical sugar high. Power-pop plus Brit-pop and singer/songwriters from the 60's to today.

From 6 to 6:30pm, pick up Blackout with dj smoothchilD. Upon waking up, dj smoothchilD and dj ROCK find out they are lost. Having no idea where they are, they must explore, listening to music, speeches, poetry, and anything else they can find to figure out where they are and how to get home. The first person to call in and guess the correct mystery location win's a prize (of the dj's choosing).

Coming in at 6:30 it's a half-hour with the Middletown Youth Radio Project - A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the
kids in the WESU neighborhood.

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

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

At 10pm its Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash - Celebrating its 10th year of bringing you the latest in aboveground & underground hip-hop mixed live. At 10:30 DJ Lokash switches it up for his New World Show with the best in Global Bass mixed live.

At 11pm we switch formats again to bring you Maximum Rock & Roll Radio - A weekly radio show featuring the best international DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rock n roll radio record collection.

At Midnight until 2am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE with Clarence Scott and Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

Then at 2am we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave - Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller comes on at 4 until 5am with a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded traditional folk musics.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

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

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

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from the Anthony Braxton Quartet, 8 Standards (Wesleyan) 2001, featuring Anthony Braxton, Kevin O'Neil, Andy Eulau, and Kevin Norton. The selection is Nuages and it's out on Barking Hoop Records.

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

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



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday's Jive



Today's Jive was produced by,
J-Cherry... producer and host of, 'VOICE of the CITY'

 Airing on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown
Tuesdays from 8-9PM
Live and local... This ain't no commercial radio!


www.jcherrypresents.com


Good evening! It’s Thursday, April 17th and this is the Jive at Five – our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming weeknights and weekends.   I'm J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY, Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. Thanks for joining us! 
 

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

Saturday morning at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street in Middletown brings Tai Chi, Qui Gong (chi kung) and community yoga to the Buttonwood Tree. On Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3, the Free Poets Collective hosts a lively presentation of music, poetry and an open mic at the Buttonwood Tree. This month features musician Don Lowe and poet Donna Marie Merritt, author of HER HOUSE AND OTHER POEMS and the Poetry for Tough Times series. On Saturday night at 8, Last Fair Deal, a three-piece vocal band, plays an eclectic mix of Americana Roots, Swing and Bluegrass. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1 pm; all are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal beforehand at 11 am at First Church Congregational on Court Street.  www.buttonwood.org

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s,Friday at 9, the Tom Sanders Band takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday at 9 brings JR Krauss & the Shakes. Details at www.blackeyedsallys.com.

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, Loner Chic, Jose Oyola and the Astronauts, with Netherfriends, Elison Jackson and Twin Berlin. Friday’s Weekly Wind-Down Happy Hour at 5 is with Mark Daniel, followed at 8 by The Hempsteadys, with Murphy's Kids. Saturday’s afternoon Jam Session at 4 is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. That’s followed at 9 by  Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, with Proud Flesh and Milksop: Unsung. The original Sunday Night Jam Session at 8 features The Langley Project. www.cafenine.com for details.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place on Friday it's The Hold Steady, with Deer Tick. Then Friday, it’s Woofstock 2014, presented by Bikers Against Animal Cruelty. Saturday, it’s Mike Stud, with IamG and Jitta on the Track, followed at midnight by The Original Saturday Night College Dance Party. Sunday brings EOTO to Toad’s with live, improvised EDM and V1bes. Details at www.toadsplace.com

Friday brings a senior music recital by Michael Deck. Titled “"Fascinating Rhythm: Playing with Rhythmic Standards," it’s an exploration of polyrhythmic and shifting pulse/feel perceptions in Ghanaian-drumming-ensemble and Western-rock-band contexts. That’s at 7 p.m. in Crowell Concert Hall. 

Also on Friday, at 9, there’ll be a senior music recital by Daniel Light. Called "Resonance," it’s an infusion of rock, pop, and jazz with folk music from various cultures. That’s at World Music Hall. 

Saturday’s senior music recital is by Julius Thor Bjornson and titled “Apropos Space.” It’s an exploration of physical and temporal spaces in harmony, structure and performance. That’s at 8 p.m. in Wesleyan’s  Memorial Chapel. For info about all recitals, you can call 860-685-3355, or email boxoffice@wesleyan.edu

Also here in Middletown on this Friday, at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge, 139 Main St. Ext.,  you can catch vocalist Nekita Waller, and Sunday brings Ol’ School Soulful Sundays. … www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com. That’s scatz with a z.

This Saturday at 2PM, at The East Hampton Public Library, J- cherry and The Strawberries invite you for a funky tour of blues, rock, roots, and poetry. J-Cherry, is a regular performer and open mic emcee at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, and producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on WESU Tuesdays from 8-9PM.  The East Hampton Library is located at 105 Main Street in East Hampton and The concert is free and open to the public. 860-267-6621




GuitartownCT presents an All Star Bluegrass Benefit Concert on Saturday, April 19, 7:00 PM, at Unitarian Hall, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT. This concert is to raise money directly for Tony, until he can get back to playing guitar. Rob Ickes, Josh Williams, Tony Trischka, Jesse Brock, Luke Bulla, Chris Eldridge, Cody Kilby, Sam Grisman and Dominick Leslie are donating their time to perform. Information, directions and tickets at www.guitartownct.com  or 203-430-6020 

Here in Middletown, The Shaped Note Singers meet every Sunday at 4pm at MAC650 Gallery on Main St. and all are welcome to this singing activity organized by Neely Bruce.  860.343.3239 for details.  Stay tuned for an opportunity to experience Live Shaped note singing in the WESU Studios tonight on Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill!


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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the New York International Children's Film Festival Animated Shorts run through Sunday. It’s the largest festival of film for children and teens, and stands at the forefront of a movement to define new, more compelling film for kids. There are two programs: Kid Flix Mix, recommended for ages 4 to 8,  and Party Mix, recommended for ages 8 to 18. Opening on friday  Two films open on Friday at Real Art Ways: the romantic drama Just a Sigh, and The Missing Picture — a brilliant documentary about a child who held onto life in Cambodia's killing fields. More  at www.realartways.com.

At Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, brings The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese featuring Leonardo diCaprio . Sunday, the documentary Tim’s Vermeer, in which a handy guy with no painting experience tries to replicate one of the brilliant 17th–century Dutch artist’s works to prove he used gadgetry. Learn more at  www.cinestudio.org .

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.
5:05-6pm
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

6-6:30pm
Words with Abigail Joella Shneyder
Tune in as slam poets perform live in the studio and talk about their work.

6:30-8pm
(1,3,5) The Movement with DJ Danni and DJ Aissa
Two Black Girls spinning discs and talking about the things we care about.
(2,4) Call it Anything with DJ Skim
Call it anything profiles improvisational music of various traditions that transcend the bounds of genre categorization. Strong emphasis on live recordings.

8-9:30pm
Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
Where hearing is the best experience. A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

9:30-10:30pm
(1,3,5) UnderCover with Rebecca Seidel
Bridging genres and generations, UnderCover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation.
(2,4) Muffin Top Colony with DJ Zing and DJ Vegetable
Muffin Top Colony is your place to discuss and listen to your favorite things: muffins and groovy tunes. There will be surprises. There will be recipes. There will be fun for the whole muffin-loving family.

10:30-11:30pm
(1,3,5) The Hip-Hop Kitchen with Alex and Jake
Welcome to hip hop kitchen where you’ll hear african, jazzy, soulful, upbeat hip hop and rap mixed with food news, recipes, reviews, tips, tricks, fun facts. basically food to eat while you listen.
(2,4) Live From The Paris Hotel with Grover Cleveland Jr. aka DJ Goat
A mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry, cavorting the ley lines of the human voice. Step outside the Dr. Luke degeneration into the magnificent streets of the city.

11:30-12:30am
(1,3,5) Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam
The Underdogs Edge will feature local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on the radio.
(2,4) MidniteMunchiez with DJ Gus Lo
Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving.

12:30-1:30am
(1,3,5) Pop! Goes My Heart with Ian
Sad pop songs with a different title-based theme every show, with a focus on experimental pop, chamber pop, and Kate Bush.
(2,4) Army of Me with DJ Dora


The music that influenced and was influenced by the Riot Grrl sound of the 1990s, focusing on strong female fronted bands, with an emphasis on pop, rock and electronic music.

1:30-2:30am
(1,3,5) Your Turn with Rachel Day
Each episode, a different guest will chronologically share songs that were fundamental in shaping who they are.
(2,4) Teen Angst with The Kaiser and DJ LT
Discussions about the harrowing, confusing aspects of coming of age, with an indie/alt/pop-punk soundtrack. Listeners are invited to recount highlights and embarrassments of their adolescence.

2:30-4am
(1,3,5) #burnnotice with DJ Sabatoge
Underground HIP HOP, 90's Hip Hop 80's HIP HOP influenced show. Interviews with upcoming artists on local and national scale. Your mom's favorite radio show!

(2,4) The Weather Overair with Evan Bieder
social justice radio: “A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality.” – Yoko Ono
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

Todays music Camper Fan by gigglejuice. Thanks for listening! Stay tuned Home Grown with Rob Derosa

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

04-16-14 Jive

Good evening! It’s Wednesday, April 16th and this is the Jive at Five – our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming 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! Thanks for tuning in!

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

Saturday morning at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street in Middletown brings Tai Chi, Qui Gong (chi kung) and community yoga to the Buttonwood Tree. On Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3, the Free Poets Collective hosts a lively presentation of music, poetry and an open mic at the Buttonwood Tree. This month features musician Don Lowe and poet Donna Marie Merritt, author of HER HOUSE AND OTHER POEMS and the Poetry for Tough Times series.

On Saturday night at 8, Last Fair Deal, a three-piece vocal band, plays an eclectic mix of Americana Roots, Swing and Bluegrass.

On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1 pm; all are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal beforehand at 11 am at First Church Congregational on Court Street.  www.buttonwood.org

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, each Tuesday night, Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece Big-band, works out new material. Wednesday’s blues jam, one of the longest-running in New England, is with Ray Morant. Friday at 9, the Tom Sanders Band takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday at 9 brings JR Krauss & the Shakes. Details at www.blackeyedsallys.com.

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, Loner Chic, with Margene Without Borders.

Thursday’s show is by Jose Oyola and the Astronauts, with Netherfriends, Elison Jackson and Twin Berlin.

Friday’s Weekly Wind-Down Happy Hour at 5 is with Mark Daniel, followed at 8 by The Hempsteadys, with Murphy's Kids.

Saturday’s afternoon Jam Session at 4 is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. That’s followed at 9 by  Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, with Proud Flesh and Milksop: Unsung. The original Sunday Night Jam Session at 8 features The Langley Project. www.cafenine.com for details.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place on Friday it's The Hold Steady, with Deer Tick. Then Friday, it’s Woofstock 2014, presented by Bikers Against Animal Cruelty. Saturday, it’s Mike Stud, with IamG and Jitta on the Track, followed at midnight by The Original Saturday Night College Dance Party. Sunday brings EOTO to Toad’s with live, improvised EDM and V1bes. Details at www.toadsplace.com

Tomorrow, from 4 to 9 p.m., Wesleyan university Seniors Isadora Dannin and Grace Kuipers in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History will present their honors talks. The location is 41 Wyllis, room 112. More info by emailing emmoran@wesleyan.edu or calling 860-685-3355.


Friday brings a senior music recital by Michael Deck. Titled “"Fascinating Rhythm: Playing with Rhythmic Standards," it’s an exploration of polyrhythmic and shifting pulse/feel perceptions in Ghanaian-drumming-ensemble and Western-rock-band contexts. That’s at 7 p.m. in Crowell Concert Hall.

Also on Friday, at 9, there’ll be a senior music recital by Daniel Light. Called "Resonance," it’s an infusion of rock, pop, and jazz with folk music from various cultures. That’s at World Music Hall.

Saturday’s senior music recital is by Julius Thor Bjornson and titled “Apropos Space.” It’s an exploration of physical and temporal spaces in harmony, structure and performance. That’s at 8 p.m. in Wesleyan’s  Memorial Chapel. For info about all recitals, you can call 860-685-3355, or email boxoffice@wesleyan.edu

Also here in Middletown on this Friday, at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge, 139 Main St. Ext.,  you can catch vocalist Nekita Waller, and Sunday brings Ol’ School Soulful Sundays. … www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com. That’s scatz with a z.

This Saturday at 2PM, at The East Hampton Public Library, J- cherry and The Strawberries invite you for a funky tour of blues, rock, roots, and poetry. J-Cherry, is a regular performer and open mic emcee at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, and producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on WESU Tuesdays from 8-9PM.  The East Hampton Library is located at 105 Main Street in East Hampton and The concert is free and open to the public. 860-267-6621




GuitartownCT presents an All Star Bluegrass Benefit Concert on Saturday, April 19, 7:00 PM, at Unitarian Hall, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT. This concert is to raise money directly for Tony, until he can get back to playing guitar. Rob Ickes, Josh Williams, Tony Trischka, Jesse Brock, Luke Bulla, Chris Eldridge, Cody Kilby, Sam Grisman and Dominick Leslie are donating their time to perform. Information, directions and tickets at www.guitartownct.com  or 203-430-6020 

Here in Middletown, The Shaped Note Singers meet every Sunday at 4pm at MAC650 Gallery on Main St. and all are welcome to this singing activity organized by Neely Bruce.  860.343.3239 for details.  Stay tuned for an opportunity to experience Live Shaped note singing in the WESU Studios tonight on Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill!


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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the New York International Children's Film Festival Animated Shorts run through Sunday. It’s the largest festival of film for children and teens, and stands at the forefront of a movement to define new, more compelling film for kids. There are two programs: Kid Flix Mix, recommended for ages 4 to 8,  and Party Mix, recommended for ages 8 to 18. 

Continuing through this evening is “Particle Fever,” which follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collidor, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. Also continuing is "The Unknown Known" a documentary offering a portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, one of the key architects of the Iraq War.  Two films open on Friday at Real Art Ways: the romantic drama Just a Sigh, and The Missing Picture — a brilliant documentary about a child who held onto life in Cambodia's killing fields. More  at www.realartways.com.

At Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, brings The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese featuring Leonardo diCaprio . Sunday, the documentary Tim’s Vermeer, in which a handy guy with no painting experience tries to replicate one of the brilliant 17th–century Dutch artist’s works to prove he used gadgetry. Learn more at  www.cinestudio.org .

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

Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for Wild, Wild, Live with Hibiki and Ethan Hill. A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists' campus shows.

That's followed by 30minutes Mind Matters with Doctor E. 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. One 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 Space Music for Space with Cadet Q, bringing to the airwaves an exploration of the final frontier through listening to experimental dance, future beat and out there garage tunes. Join Space Cadet Q as we travel to spaces unknown.

At 1:30 am it's Proof of Concept with DJ JR and DJ Kevin, examining the history of concept albums in popular music and how this type of musical expression influences contemporary artists.

From 2:30 to 4am, stay tuned for Galactic Thematics with Tess and Rohan. Each show's cosmic vision will transgress "genre" itself by focusing around a specific theme. Space facts will be interspersed throughout our intergalactic voyage.

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 for WESU. Look for information on special programming and events online at www.wesufm.org

Thanks for listening! Stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Hibiki and Ethan Hill.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

04-15-14 Jive



Good evening! It’s Tuesday, April 15th. This is the Jive at Five – our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming weeknights and weekends.  I'm Ben Michael Thanks for joining us.

Here’s our rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.
 Tonight at 6 at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street in Middletown, brings Laughter Yoga with Mimi Claire. Friday, pianist, vocalist and composer Warren Byrd, native of Hartford, now living in Amsterdam, performs.  Saturday morning brings Tai Chi, Qui Gong (chi kung) and community yoga to the Buttonwood Tree. On Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3, the Free Poets Collective hosts a lively presentation of music, poetry and an open mic at the Buttonwood Tree. This month features musician Don Lowe and poet Donna Marie Merritt, author of HER HOUSE AND OTHER POEMS and the Poetry for Tough Times series. On Saturday night at 8, Last Fair Deal, a three-piece vocal band, plays an eclectic mix of Americana Roots, Swing and Bluegrass. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1 pm; all are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal beforehand at 11 am at First Church Congregational on Court Street.  www.buttonwood.org
 
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, each Tuesday night, Michael Palin's Other Orchestra, an 18-piece Big-band, works out new material. Wednesday’s blues jam, one of the longest-running in New England, is with Ray Morant. Friday at 9, the Tom Sanders Band takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday at 9 brings JR Krauss & the Shakes. Details at www.blackeyedsallys.com.

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, you can catch Amy LaVere featuring Will Sexton, along with Ponybird. Wednesday at Café Nine, it’s Loner Chic, with Margene Without Borders. Thursday’s show is by Jose Oyola and the Astronauts, with Netherfriends, Elison Jackson and Twin Berlin. Friday’s Weekly Wind-Down Happy Hour at 5 is with Mark Daniel, followed at 8 by The Hempsteadys, with Murphy's Kids. Saturday’s afternoon Jam Session at 4 is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. That’s followed at 9 by  Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, with Proud Flesh and Milksop: Unsung. The original Sunday Night Jam Session at 8 features The Langley Project. www.cafenine.com for details.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place tonight, it’s Escape to EDM: Utopia, along with Alex M.O.R.P.H. and Narga & Bryski. Friday brings The Hold Steady, with Deer Tick, to Toads. Then Friday, it’s Woofstock 2014, presented by Bikers Against Animal Cruelty. Saturday, it’s Mike Stud, with IamG and Jitta on the Track, followed at midnight by The Original Saturday Night College Dance Party. Sunday brings EOTO to Toad’s with live, improvised EDM and V1bes. Details at www.toadsplace.com

Thursday, from 4 to 9 p.m., Wesleyan university Seniors Isadora Dannin and Grace Kuipers in the Art History Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History will present their honors talks. The location is 41 Wyllis, room 112. More info by emailing emmoran@wesleyan.edu or calling 860-685-3355. Friday brings a senior music recital by Michael Deck. Titled “"Fascinating Rhythm: Playing with Rhythmic Standards," it’s an exploration of polyrhythmic and shifting pulse/feel perceptions in Ghanaian-drumming-ensemble and Western-rock-band contexts. That’s at 7 p.m. in Crowell Concert Hall. Also on Friday, at 9, there’ll be a senior music recital by Daniel Light. Called "Resonance," it’s an infusion of rock, pop, and jazz with folk music from various cultures. That’s at World Music Hall. Saturday’s senior music recital is by Julius Thor Bjornson and titled “Apropos Space.” It’s an exploration of physical and temporal spaces in harmony, structure and performance. That’s at 8 p.m. in Wesleyan’s  Memorial Chapel. For info about all recitals, you can call 860-685-3355, or email boxoffice@wesleyan.edu

Also here in Middletown on this Friday, at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge, 139 Main St. Ext.,  you can catch vocalist Nekita Waller, and Sunday brings Ol’ School Soulful Sundays. … www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com  . That’s scatz with a z.

This Saturday at 2PM, at The East Hampton Public Library, J- cherry and The Strawberries invite you for a funky tour of blues, rock, roots, and poetry. J-Cherry, is a regular performer and open mic emcee at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, and producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on WESU Tuesdays from 8-9PM.  The East Hampton Library is located at 105 Main Street in East Hampton and The concert is free and open to the public. 860-267-6621

Here in Middletown, The Shaped Note Singers meet every Sunday at 4pm at MAC650 Gallery on Main St. and all are welcome to this singing activity organized by Neely Bruce.  860.343.3239 for details.  Stay tuned for an opportunity to experience Live Shaped note singing in the WESU Studios tonight on Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill!

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the New York International Children's Film Festival Animated Shorts run through Sunday. It’s the largest festival of film for children and teens, and stands at the forefront of a movement to define new, more compelling film for kids. There are two programs: Kid Flix Mix, recommended for ages 4 to 8,  and Party Mix, recommended for ages 8 to 18.  Continuing through Wednesday is “Particle Fever,” which follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collidor, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. Also continuing is "The Unknown Known" a documentary offering a portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, one of the key architects of the Iraq War.  Two films open on Friday at Real Art Ways: the romantic drama Just a Sigh, and The Missing Picture — a brilliant documentary about a child who held onto life in Cambodia's killing fields. More  at www.realartways.com.

At Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, "The Wind Rises", Hayao Miyazaki's latest anime film, ends its run tonight.  Then the rest of the week brings The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese featuring Leonardo diCaprio . Sunday, the documentary Tim’s Vermeer, in which a handy guy with no painting experience tries to replicate one of the brilliant 17th–century Dutch artist’s works to prove he used gadgetry. Learn more at  www.cinestudio.org .

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

Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for Explorers Hour with DJ Pickup Sticks for an hour of indie pop rock and experimental music.

At 6pm, stay tuned for The Production Report with Kiley and Allis, who will report some entertainment industry news, deliver predictions, review new movies and shows, and interview industry professionals.

Bill Revill is in the chair for a 90 minutes of Americana roots music on Acoustic Blender at 6:30.

J-Cherry and the Strawberry’s host an hour of live local arts and entertainment from 8-9pm.

At 9pm  DJ Cheshire Cat offers presents a free form music show called, Wonderland.

At 10:30-catch This Southbound Train with Mary Barrett for bluegrass, newgrass, and other acoustic sounds. 

At 11:30pm Young & Restless with DJ Sleepy Girl asks: You know what the Midwest is?   Then advises…  Hold your questions: only yeses. Come and get it.

At 12:30am  Theme Party with Peninz and Stormin’ Norman is a radio show centered on a specific idea, time period, region, or subgenre every week.

  At  1:30 Excursions on a Wobbly Rail with DJ Shoelace, DJ Sandwich, and $pace Cadet will discuss a person/animal/phenomenon/historical event and play music tangentially related to the subject.
From 2:30-3:30 Carpe Noctem with “DJ Struggles” and “DJ Animal Ad” is where music meets the real world. 

From 3:30-4am its How We Met the Mother with Mizael Robledo features the diverse music that is background to the story of the television show, How I Met Your Mother.

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 for WESU. Look for information on special programming and events online at www.wesufm.org