Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday's Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday May 24th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers 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.

If you value what you hear on WESU, we need your support with a donation during our spring pledge drive happening right now. Thanks to the support of over 100 stalwart supporters, we’ve reached the halfway mark towards our goal. Every dollar counts and we could really use your help. You’ll find a secure donation link, pictures of our thank-you gifts, and much more at our website, http://www.wesufm.org/

Now, here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.
Tonight the Buttonwood Tree, The Middlesex Drum Circle meets Thursday night at The Buttonwood. Chat Noir perform traditional folk and Gypsy Jazz Friday night. The regular Aligned With Source Workshop happens on Saturday morning. Patrick & Kate Music Duo perform alt pop on the Buttonwood stage Saturday night.  John Basinger performs Book 5 of Paradise Lost (from memory) on Sunday at 3 pm. http://buttonwood.org/

Tonight in New Haven at Café Nine,a triple bill featuring Rudeyna, Sarah Golley, as well as Elsie and The Vibe. Friday’s Happy Hour set features The Dont’s, Kamryn, and Donna Santala. Friday night Café Nine’s main event is features Savage World, Polluter, and Lift. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session at The Nine is with the George Baker Band. Saturday night, Kings and Liars, Model Decoy, and Chuggernaut. Café Nine presents a Sunday Buzz Memorial Day BBQ at 2 pm. Sunday evening, The Nine brings you Olive Tiger, Tiny Diamond, and Cat Has Claws. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, takes the stage. Friday night West Hartford’s GRaviToNik holds it down on the Black-eyed Sally’s stage. Grayson Hugh & The Moon Hawks on make for a night of soul this Saturday at Sally’s. At the same time, The University of St. Joseph & Black-eyed Sally’s presents: The Legends Live! On Saturday night as well.  This concert features the music of sons & daughters of music legends: BB King, Ray Charles & Greg Allman when Claudette KING, Sheila Raye CHARLES, Michael Allman & Jeff Pitchell take the stage, The University of St. Joseph’s Hoffman Auditorum http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/ for details

At Toad’s Place in New Haven this evening you can catch pop singer CardiB. On Friday at Toad’s there’s a Throwback Dance Party with DJ action. www.toadsplace.com

At the Russell Library this week,  Thursday night, the library co-hosts a workshop with the CCSU Journalism department, “Fake News: Can You Spot It?” On Saturday morning enjoy a workshop on nature writing and a book signing with Katherine Hauswirth, author of “The Book of Noticing: Collections and Connections on the Trail.” There’s Yoga in the Courtyard at 11 a.m. www.russelllibrary.org

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register atwww.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

This evening/(Wednesday), Manic Presents brings, They’ve also got Girls Guns and Glory, Palomino Brothers, and Whiskey Priest at Bar in New Haven tomorrow  night. On Friday it’s Animal Collective and Circuit des Yeux at the College Street Music Hall. http://www.manicpresents.com/

In Hartford, there’s free music at noon every Friday in their Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Seth Adam, this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, you can enjoy jazz and jazz fusion this Friday with Kevin Eubanks. They bring Joe Cocker’s band back with Cocker Rocks on Saturday at 8 pm. Details at www.infinityhall.com

The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents Puccini’s “Tosca” this Friday at 7:30 at the Middletown High School Performing Arts Auditorium. Details at www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

Saturday night in Wallingford, Cherry Street station features a night of loud rock and heavy metal with Our Own Destruction, Crypitus, An Auction in Braille and more! Saturday night Green Jelly takes the Cherry Street stage with Gwell-O, Over the Line, and She Walks without Legs.  https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation

Now, here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their run of “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s 
Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process. Also n screen 
through Thursday is, Tomorrow, a film about French actress and director Mélanie Laurent who decided to travel the world in search of concrete solutions that can be implemented throughout the world by hundreds of communities. Opening on Friday at Real Art Ways, A Quiet Passion stars Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford screens T2 - Trainspotting Thurs-Sat, depicting Edinburgh’s underworld and how it has changed as director Danny Boyle and the original cast drop in 20 years after Trainspotting’s original glory. Sunday, Cinestudio offers: Personal Shopper, the tale of a young American working as the personal shopper to an obnoxiously wealthy socialite in Paris, and trying to connect with her dead twin at the same time. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

Now, here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:
Right after the Jive stick around for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa featuring Connecticut Connected music until 6:30pm.

After that until 8pm, Imagine with Karen Stein, offers peace through music! With uplifting music from around the world and around the block!

From  8-8:30pm tonight, The Radical Radio with Oracle offers a weekly update on progressive news, that combines interviews, reporting, and discussion to look at the current state of the American left.

At 8:30 its back to the music on Evening Jazz with Bill Denert, where "Hearing is the best experience" offering a broad range of swing, be bop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. 

At 10om Jazzalicious Definition with MC Mcgee and DJ Stocks'n'Socks offers an hour of
Jazz and jazz influenced music with something different every week.

From 11-midnight The American Empire with, Tootse Mutant explores the effects of American Cultural Imperialism on the world's soundscape. From Peruvian Punk to Japanese Jazz we'll take a look at how other countries have adopted American music styles.

At midnight The Audible Underground with Joshinvents invites listeners to explore a variety of underground music by independent or relatively unknown artists from many genres, while occasionally discussing current events neglected by mainstream media.

From 1-2am Festival Files with DJ Frita takes a look back at legendary folk and rock concerts from around the country and the music idols that dominated the stages throughout the years.

From 2-4am DJ coroner's last will & testimony Haunts the midnight airwaves with an eclectic mix of oneiric, experimental sounds. Ambient, noise, drone, footwork, art pop, poetry readings and more.



That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. Tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939. IF you like what you hear on WESU, please help sustain the service we provide by making a donation in support of our spring pledge drive, happening, now. Donate online at www.wesufm.org where you can find images of our awesome new thank you gifts, station audio archives, playlists, and more! 

Thanks in advance for your contribution and stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa up next.



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday 5-24-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday May 24th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanks for joining us.

If you value what you hear on WESU, we need your support with a donation during our spring pledge drive happening right now. Thanks to the support of over 100 stalwart supporters, we’ve reached the halfway mark towards our goal. Every dollar counts and we could really use your help. You’ll find a secure donation link, pictures of our thank-you gifts, and much more at our website, http://www.wesufm.org/

Now, here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.
Tonight/Wednesday the Buttonwood Tree presents an artist’s reception for Maria Louise featuring Lady Liz. The Middlesex Drum Circle meets Thursday night at The Buttonwood. Chat Noir perform traditional folk and Gypsy Jazz Friday night. The regular Aligned With Source Workshop happens on Saturday morning. Patrick & Kate Music Duo perform alt pop on the Buttonwood stage Saturday night.  John Basinger performs Book 5 of Paradise Lost (from memory) on Sunday at 3 pm. http://buttonwood.org/

Tonight in New Haven at Café Nine, the ongoing series, Words & Music continues tonight/Wednesday. Thursday, Café Nine presents a triple bill featuring Rudeyna, Sarah Golley, as well as Elsie and The Vibe. Friday’s Happy Hour set features The Dont’s, Kamryn, and Donna Santala. Friday night Café Nine’s main event is features Savage World, Polluter, and Lift. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session at The Nine is with the George Baker Band. Saturday night, Kings and Liars, Model Decoy, and Chuggernaut. Café Nine presents a Sunday Buzz Memorial Day BBQ at 2 pm. Sunday evening, The Nine brings you Olive Tiger, Tiny Diamond, and Cat Has Claws. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it's the Wednesday weekly Community Blues Jam hosted by Gene Donaldson this week. On Thursday, Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, takes the stage. Friday night West Hartford’s GRaviToNik holds it down on the Black-eyed Sally’s stage. Grayson Hugh & The Moon Hawks on make for a night of soul this Saturday at Sally’s. At the same time, The University of St. Joseph & Black-eyed Sally’s presents: The Legends Live! On Saturday night as well.  This concert features the music of sons & daughters of music legends: BB King, Ray Charles & Greg Allman when Claudette KING, Sheila Raye CHARLES, Michael Allman & Jeff Pitchell take the stage, The University of St. Joseph’s Hoffman Auditorum http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/ for details

At Toad’s Place in New Haven this evening/Wednesday you can catch Mantis, Ponicz, Bommer, and more for a night of loud rock. Thursday you can catch pop singer CardiB. On Friday at Toad’s there’s a Throwback Dance Party with DJ action. www.toadsplace.com

At the Russell Library this week, Cultural Connections happens on today/Wednesday; it’s a meeting place for women of all nationalities. At Thursday morning’s Job Group, WESU’s own Dr. Helen Evrard speaks on Brain Health, Words, and Strengths. Thursday night, the library co-hosts a workshop with the CCSU Journalism department, “Fake News: Can You Spot It?” On Saturday morning enjoy a workshop on nature writing and a book signing with Katherine Hauswirth, author of “The Book of Noticing: Collections and Connections on the Trail.” There’s Yoga in the Courtyard at 11 a.m. www.russelllibrary.org

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register atwww.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

This evening/(Wednesday), Manic Presents brings Piebald and Simon Doom to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. They’ve also got Girls Guns and Glory, Palomino Brothers, and Whiskey Priest at Bar in New Haven tomorrow (Weds) night. On Friday it’s Animal Collective and Circuit des Yeux at the College Street Music Hall. http://www.manicpresents.com/

In Hartford, there’s free music at noon every Friday in their Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Seth Adam, this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, you can enjoy jazz and jazz fusion this Friday with Kevin Eubanks. They bring Joe Cocker’s band back with Cocker Rocks on Saturday at 8 pm. Details at www.infinityhall.com

The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents Puccini’s “Tosca” this Friday at 7:30 at the Middletown High School Performing Arts Auditorium. Details at www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

Saturday night in Wallingford, Cherry Street station features a night of loud rock and heavy metal with Our Own Destruction, Crypitus, An Auction in Braille and more! Saturday night Green Jelly takes the Cherry Street stage with Gwell-O, Over the Line, and She Walks without Legs.  https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation

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

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their run of “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent,” a documentary of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef. Also showing through Thursday at RAW is “Obit,” a film that explores the world of obituary writers. On Friday Real Art Ways opens a run of the Italian film “Like Crazy,” about friendship and madness in a psychiatric clinic.  Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Tonight/Wednesday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing “Song to Song,” about aspiring singer/songwriters who fall in love, through Wednesday. On Thursday Ciestudio opens “Glory,” a Bulgarian comedy about national discord. It runs through Saturday. They screen National Theatre Live’s production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” for a Sunday matinee, and open “Panique,” the restoration of a 1947 classic about intrigue in Nazi-occupied France.  Details and screening times athttp://www.cinestudio.org/

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

 From 5:05-6pm it’s Feminist Bloc with Vicky De Jesus, playing music by women and LGBTQ artists, and occasionally discuss feminist news and current events.

And at 6-6:30pm it’s Think Twice Radio with Al Robinson. The undertaking of "Think Twice Radio" is to reassert the "watchdog" role of the media by ramping up coverage of Connecticut issues in a nonpartisan manner.

Starting at 6:30 and running until 8pm, Fusion Radio with James Fusion
The original ... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!
And at 8-9:30pm it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce

The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.
N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk happens from 9:30 until 11pm.
Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

From 11-midnight it’s The Weirding Way with Maya Stevens
Expression of thoughts through sound: an exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus
And from Midnight-1am it’s Yours Truly with  Crystal Beth and  Megnanimous

Mixtapes dedicated to our past loves, past selves, fourth grade math teachers, and worst enemies, featuring indie, alternative, rock, and R&B.
From 1-2am, it’s Talking Music, Listening Words with  Finger Paintin Tuesday Afternoon
It's like hanging out, only on the radio.
2-3am Rap by Region with  ElectroGuru
seeks to explore the social evolution and societal implications of rap music through the perspective of cities around the world.

3-4am An A and a B with  N
Every band has its hits - and a multitude of unknown, hidden gems. Songs played per band (70s-2000s rock) seek to highlight this dichotomy.
The BBC World News happens at 4 followed at 5am by 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
Thanx for listening!If you value what you hear on WESU, please support the service we provide by making a donation online at www.wesufm.org/pledge 
Now stay tuned for the Feminist Bloc.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday 5-23-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday May 23rd. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers 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 Marianne O’Hare, producer of Conversations on Healthcare, heard Wednesdays at 4:30, right before the Jive at Five. Thanks for joining us. If you value what you hear on WESU, we need your support with a donation during our spring pledge drive happening right now. Thanks to the support of over 100 stalwart supporters, we’ve reached the halfway mark towards our goal. Every dollar counts and we could really use your help. You’ll find a secure donation link, pictures of our thank-you gifts, and much more at our website, http://www.wesufm.org/

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, you can enjoy the Intimate Acoustic show with Austrailian recording artist, Maya McClean. Tomorrow/Wednesday evening The Buttonwood Tree presents an artist’s reception for Maria Louise featuring Lady Liz. The Middlesex Drum Circle meets Thursday night at The Buttonwood. Chat Noir perform traditional folk and Gypsy Jazz Friday night. The regular Aligned With Source Workshop happens on Saturday morning. Patrick & Kate Music Duo perform alt pop on the Buttonwood stage Saturday night.  John Basinger performs Book 5 of Paradise Lost (from memory) on Sunday at 3 pm. http://buttonwood.org/

Tonight in New Haven at Café Nine, The Kristin Andreassen Trio and Goodnight Blue Moon take the stage. Café Nine’s ongoing series, Words & Music continues tomorrow/Wednesday evening. Thursday, Café Nine presents a triple bill featuring Rudeyna, Sarah Golley, as well as Elsie and The Vibe. Friday’s Happy Hour set features The Dont’s, Kamryn, and Donna Santala. Friday night Café Nine’s main event is features Savage World, Polluter, and Lift. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session at The Nine is with the George Baker Band. Saturday night, Kings and Liars, Model Decoy, and Chuggernaut. Café Nine presents a Sunday Buzz Memorial Day BBQ at 2 pm. Sunday evening, The Nine brings you Olive Tiger, Tiny Diamond, and Cat Has Claws. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, every Tuesday night, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material on stage. On Wednesday, the weekly Community Blues Jam will be hosted by Gene Donaldson, this week. On Thursday, Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, takes the stage. Friday night West Hartford’s GRaviToNik holds it down on the Black-eyed Sally’s stage. Grayson Hugh & The Moon Hawks on make for a night of soul this Saturday at Sally’s. At the same time, The University of St. Joseph & Black-eyed Sally’s presents: The Legends Live! On Saturday night as well.  This concert features the music of sons & daughters of music legends: BB King, Ray Charles & Greg Allman when Claudette KING, Sheila Raye CHARLES, Michael Allman & Jeff Pitchell take the stage, The University of St. Joseph’s Hoffman Auditorum http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/ for details

At Toad’s Place in New Haven this Wednesday you can catch Mantis, Ponicz, Bommer, and more for a night of loud rock. Thursday you can catch pop singer CardiB. On Friday at Toad’s there’s a Throwback Dance Party with DJ action. www.toadsplace.com

At Russell Library this week, their One Book discussion series continues this (Tues) evening at 6:30 in the Hubbard rooms, with a screening of “The Boys in the Boat,” about the US crew team going for gold at the 1936 Olympics. Cultural Connections happens on Wednesday; it’s a meeting place for women of all nationalities. At Thursday morning’s Job Group, WESU’s own Dr. Helen Evrard speaks on Brain Health, Words, and Strengths. Thursday night, the library co-hosts a workshop with the CCSU Journalism department, “Fake News: Can You Spot It?” On Saturday morning enjoy a workshop on nature writing and a book signing with Katherine Hauswirth, author of “The Book of Noticing: Collections and Connections on the Trail.” There’s Yoga in the Courtyard at 11 a.m. www.russelllibrary.org

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register atwww.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

Tomorrow (Wednesday), Manic Presents brings Piebald and Simon Doom to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. They’ve also got Girls Guns and Glory, Palomino Brothers, and Whiskey Priest at Bar in New Haven tomorrow (Weds) night. On Friday it’s Animal Collective and Circuit des Yeux at the College Street Music Hall. http://www.manicpresents.com/

In Hartford, there’s free music at noon every Friday in their Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Seth Adam, this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, you can enjoy jazz and jazz fusion this Friday with Kevin Eubanks. They bring Joe Cocker’s band back with Cocker Rocks on Saturday at 8 pm. Details at www.infinityhall.com

The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents Puccini’s “Tosca” this Friday at 7:30 at the Middletown High School Performing Arts Auditorium. Details at www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

Saturday night in Wallingford, Cherry Street station features a night of loud rock and heavy metal with Our Own Destruction, Crypitus, An Auction in Braille and more! Saturday night Green Jelly takes the Cherry Street stage with Gwell-O, Over the Line, and She Walks without Legs.  https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation

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

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their run of “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent,” a documentary of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef. Also showing through Thursday at RAW is “Obit,” a film that explores the world of obituary writers. On Friday Real Art Ways opens a run of the Italian film “Like Crazy,” about friendship and madness in a psychiatric clinic.  Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Tonight and Tomorrow, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing “Song to Song,” about aspiring singer/songwriters who fall in love, through Wednesday. On Thursday Ciestudio opens “Glory,” a Bulgarian comedy about national discord. It runs through Saturday. They screen National Theatre Live’s production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” for a Sunday matinee, and open “Panique,” the restoration of a 1947 classic about intrigue in Nazi-occupied France.  Details and screening times athttp://www.cinestudio.org/


Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:
Right after the jive, stay tuned for the final episode of The Soul Spoke with DJ Skaz, who’s been offering a weekly sampling of tunes from around-the-world that uplift, realign, and educate, giving soul to your world and backbone to your day.

From 6-8pm stay tuned for 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 8:00 stay tuned for the Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

At 9pm, The Big Controversy with Eric Kuhn, is a public affairs show with discussion and analysis of current events, current personalities, and the current state of the reality/fake reality flux.
At (:30 Deni presents 30 minutes of classic old time radio.

At 10:00 Tommy B presents a fil in hour of free form radio goodness,

From 11-1am Babe and Becca tear up the airwaves before heading out of town for the summer.
At 1 am Sir Bruce presents The Greatest Sounds Under The Sun featuring old school RNB and Soul music all the way until 4am when each weekday, we begin our program day at 4am with the BBC world Report, followed by NPR’s Morning Edition at 5am.
At 9am stay tuned for Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica.
NPRs 1A with Joshua Johnson comes your way at 10 am and at 11am (Monday through Thursday) it’s Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica.

Of Course, at noon every weekday, it’s our flagship independent daily news hour, Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.

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. If you value what you hear on WESU, please support the service we provide during our Spring Pledge drive, happening right now. We’ve passed the halfway mark and if you haven’t made your donation yet, we are depending on you to keep the momentum going to help us reach our goal.  Donate online at www.wesufm.org  where you can also find our program schedule, a live audio stream, program archives, the script for today's Jive, a donation link and more!


Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday 05-22-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday May 22nd. 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 Ben Michael, Thanks for joining us. If you value what you hear on WESU, we need your support with a donation during our spring pledge drive happening right now. Thanks to about 100 stalwart supporters, we’ve reached the halfway mark towards our goal. Every dollar counts and we could really use your help. You’ll find a secure donation link, pictures of our thank-you gifts, and much more at our website, http://www.wesufm.org/

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers Moments of Gratitude and a weekly Open Mic. Tuesday there’s Intentional and Empowering Yoga, and you can enjoy the Intimate Acoustic show in the evening with Australia’s Maya McClean. Wednesday evening it’s an artist’s reception for Maria Louise featuring Lady Liz. The Middlesex Drum Circle meets Thursday night. It’s Chat Noir on Friday with traditional folk and Gypsy Jazz. The Aligned With Source Workshop happens as usual on Saturday morning, with the Patrick & Kate Music Duo taking the Buttonwood stage Saturday night performing in their pop/alternative style. John Basinger performs Book 5 of Paradise Lost on Sunday at 3 pm.
http://buttonwood.org/

Tonight in New Haven at Café Nine, they headline Furbs, appearing with Deep Dish. The Kristin Andreassen Trio and Goodnight Blue Moon come your way on It’s another in the ongoing series of Words & Music on Wednesday. Thursday, the bill’s got Rudeyna, Sarah Golley, and Elsie and The Vibe. Friday’s Female Artists Happy Hour features The Dont’s, Kamryn, and Donna Santala, followed by the evening show with Savage World, Polluter, and Lift. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with the George Baker Band, and the evening show’s got Kings and Liars, Model Decoy, and Chuggernaut. There’s a Sunday Buzz Memorial Day BBQ at 2 pm, and the evening show brings you Olive Tiger, Tiny Diamond, and Cat Has Claws.
http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight’s Jazz Monday’s session features a special guest artist. Every Tuesday night at Sally's, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. On Wednesday, the Community Blues Jam hosts Gene Donaldson this week. On Thursday Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, takes the stage. On Friday it’s West Hartford’s GRaviToNik appearing with a special guest. It’s soul and more with Grayson Hugh & The Moon Hawks on Saturday, or you can enjoy Legends Live! At the University of St. Joseph’s Hoffman Auditorum with music by sons and daughters of music legends.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, you can catch a Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends in Lilly’s Pad. On Wednesday it’s Mantis, Ponicz, Bommer, and more. Thursday you can catch CardiB. On Friday there’s a Throwback Dance Party with DJ action playing your favorites. Info at
www.toadsplace.com

The Conversations at Noon series at Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford presents “Lest They Perish: Refugee Resettlement in Connecticut” on Tuesday at noon. www.ctosh.org

At Russell Library this week, their One Book discussion series continues on Tuesday with a screening of “The Boys in the Boat,” about the US crew team going for gold at the 1936 Olympics. Cultural Connections happens on Wednesday; it’s a meeting place for women of all nationalities. At Thursday morning’s Job Group, WESU’s own Dr. Helen Evrard speaks on Brain Health, Words, and Strengths. Thursday night, the library co-hosts a workshop with the CCSU Journalism department, “Fake News: Can You Spot It?” On Saturday morning enjoy a workshop on nature writing and a book signing with Katherine Hauswirth, author of “The Book of Noticing: Collections and Connections on the Trail.” There’s Yoga in the Courtyard at 11 a.m. 
www.russelllibrary.org

This Wednesday, Manic Presents brings Piebald and Simon Doom to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Or you can catch Girls Guns and Glory, Palomino Brothers, and Whiskey Priest at Bar in New Haven. On Friday it’s Animal Collective and Circuit des Yeux at the College Street Music Hall. http://www.manicpresents.com/

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

In Hartford, there’s free music at noon every Friday in their Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Olive Tiger this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, enjoy jazz and jazz fusion this Friday with Kevin Eubanks. They bring Joe Cocker’s band back with Cocker Rocks on Saturday at 8 pm. Details at www.infinityhall.com
The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents Puccini’s “Tosca” this Friday at 7:30 at the Middletown High School Performing Arts Auditorium. Details at www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

Wesleyan Center for the Arts hosts a Thesis Art Exhibition for the Class of 2017 at the Zilkha Gallergy on campus this Saturday at 2 pm. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa 

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent,” a documentary of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef. Also ongoing is “Obit,” a film that explores the world of obituary writers. Both run through Thursday. On Friday open “Like Crazy,” an Italian film about friendship and madness in a psychiatric clinic.  Details & screening times at
www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues “Song to Song,” about aspiring singer/songwriters who fall in love, through Wednesday. On Thursday they open “Glory,” a Bulgarian comedy about national discord. It runs through Saturday. They screen National Theatre Live’s production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” for a Sunday matinee, and open “Panique,” the restoration of a 1947 classic about intrigue in Nazi-occupied France.  Details and screening times at
http://www.cinestudio.org/

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

Right after the Jive, stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, for an hour of straight jazz and classic Bop.


At 6:00 stay tuned for, 75% Folk with Michael Benson, offering contemporary folk along with a mix of blues, jazz, world music, movie soundtracks, and more. On tonight’s show Songstress Keri powers will Join Michael around 6:45pm.

From 8-9:30 it’s Unfocused folk with Chip Austin.

Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan runs from 9:30-11, when Rhyme and Reason takes over till 12 am.

From 11pm to 2am, Chaim is in the house for 3 hrs of psyche rock and more!  

I Love My Label spotlights a new record label each week from 2- 4 am, after which BBC World News airs till 5 am.

At 5am stay tuned for NPR’s Morning Edition.

At 9am on weekdays join us for Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica
followed by NPR’s 1A with Joshua Johnson.

At 11am (Monday Through Thursday) WESU is proud to presents Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica, and every weekday at noon it’s Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.

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.

If you value what you hear on WESU, we need your support with a donation during our spring pledge drive happening right now. You’ll find a secure donation link, pictures of our thank-you gifts, our program schedule, audio archives, and much more at our website, http://www.wesufm.org/






Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday's Jive 05-19-17

Good afternoon, it's Friday, May 19th, 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 features the 4-piece group Stanley Maxwell, offering jazz, funk, and rock. Saturday morning at 10:30 is the weekly Aligned with Source workshop. Saturday evening, it’s Phoebe Legere with her ensemble performing an Acadian-Cajun renaissance blend of sounds. Details @ buttonwood.org

New Haven's Cafe Nine Friday Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour features Calvin Decutlass and the Cut Loose Band Later the main event is a CD Release Show with Dutty Winehouse and a host of other performers. Saturday’s afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. The Living Deads and So Long Friendly take the Café Nine stage later at night. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features the songwriting/performing team of Eric Ambel & Joe Flood. Later Sunday hear Audy Shaur and S.G. Calson, brought to you by Manic Presents! Details @ cafenine.com

The Suicidegirls: Blackheart Burlesque show is at the College Street Music Hall tonight. Details @ collegestreetmusichall.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, they celebrate Shakedown’s 30th anniversary with performers on two stages.  The Main Stage features Kazoo Crew Family Band, Klams Kasino, and Bangcreek Puppies. On the Lily Pad stage it’s No Mind, The Notch, The Remnants, and Tablature. Saturday’s bill includes Mandala, Norris Blue, Sammy Maximim, and more. Details @ toadsplace.com

In Hartford tonight at Black-Eyed Sally’s the jazz saxophone is featured with the Noah Preminger Quartet. Saturday night, it’s blues with the Chris Bergson Band from NY, celebrating a CD release show for the new album, Bitter Midnight. Details @ blackeyedsallys.com

At The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden tonight Manic Presents: The Obsessed, Karma To Burn, Lo-Pan, and Curse The Son. On Sunday, it’s Com Truise, and Clark. They’ve also got Flogging Molly, The White Buffalo, and Dylan Walshe at The College Street Music Hall in New Haven. Details @ manicproductions.org

In Middletown, the Russell Library brings a Hip Hop Festival exploring the art forms behind this contemporary American music, including workshops on Tunrtablism, graffiti art, and rhyming. From 10:30a to noon, there’s an opening reception for Tony Donovan’s photography exhibit celebrating the annual Middletown Summer Hoopfest. They’re also offering a passport workshop where you can apply for or renew a Passport. Details @ russelllibrary.org

The 10th annual Arts and Media Festival starts at 6pm this evening at Middlesex Community College in Middletown. Student film, video and new media projects will be showcased. Details @ facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

Saturday in Wallingford, Cherry Street Station keeps the loud music going with another heavy bill featuring 4 bands, Deathcode, Diabolis, Matt Danger G, and Outside My Head. Details @ reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation

Blues Rocker Delbert McClinton plays Infinity Hall Hartford tonight. Meanwhile Infinity Hall Norfolk presents Samantha Fish tonight. Saturday it's an acoustic evening with Heather Nova and Mishka. Dana Merritt plays in the Sunday bistro session. Details @ infinityhall.com

Today at 6 ‘til midnight is the Biker’s Against Animal Cruelty’s 7th Annual WoofStock Concert to raise awareness and funds in the fight to end animal cruelty!  It’s at The Outer Space in Hamden.  The bands performing are Soldiers of Solace, Murray the Wheel, Savile Row, Social Convention and Hair of the Dog. They’ll also be collecting donations of pet food, cleaning products, blankets, toys, beds, leashes, collars, bowls and anything else that will make the life of a shelter pet better! Details @ bikersagainstanimalcruelty.org

And, here's our rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Tonight Hartford’s Real Art Ways opens a run of Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent, a documentary of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef. Also opening is Obit, a film that explores the world of obituary writers. Details & screening times at realartways.org

Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues a run of Get Out, Jordan Peele’s film about an interracial relationship.  There’s a Sunday screening of Song to Song, about aspiring singer/songwriters who fall in love. 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 Michelle & Alex and that Wesleyan music scene.

6:30 to 7 is the Middletown Youth Radio Project, 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 - offering listeners a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues. Plus health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre and the others Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.    
                                                        
Then from 10 to 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.

From 11:30pm until 2am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

From 2 until 4am 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.

The Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry covers the hour from 4 to 5am with a compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio & stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.

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 to 7am it’s the Celtic Café with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

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

Is WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life? Support the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org/pledge anytime. Thanks for listening!


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday 05-18-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday May 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 Ben Michael, Thanks for joining us.  If you tune in regularly, you must be aware that WESU is in the midst of our spring pledge drive. If you value what you hear on WESU, please support the service we provide with a donation today. With roughly 1/3rd of our goal met, your donation will go a long way towards sustaining the type of radio WESU delivers 24/7 365 days per year Donate online at www.wesufm.org 

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.

Tonight, The Buttonwood in Middletown Tree hosts a Connecticut Songwriter’s Association Workshop. Friday’s headliner at The Buttonwood Tree is Stanley Maxwell, a four-piece group offering jazz, funk, and rock. Saturday morning The Buttonwood tree offers Annaita Ghandi’s Aligned With Source Workshop; they round out the week with a concert by Phoebe Legere in the evening, bringing her Acadian-Cajan renaissance ensemble to the Buttonwood. http://buttonwood.org/

The Peggy Stern Trio brings you music of the Great American Songbook at The Russell library on tonight. Saturday, brings a Hip Hop Festival exploring the art forms behind this contemporary American music, including workshops on Tunrtablism, graffiti art, and rhyming. Also this Saturday, there’s a reception to open their photography exhibit celebrating the annual Middletown Summer Hoopfest. The library also offers a passport workshop on Saturday where you can apply for or renew a Passport.   www.russelllibrary.org

Tonight/Thursday in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch Joe Jack Talcum, F. Woods, Kyle Trocolla, and more. Café Nine’s weekly Friday Wind Down Happy Hour features Calvin Decutlass and the Cut Loose Band this week. Friday night, Café Nine’s main event is a CD Release Show with Dutty Winehouse and a host of other performers. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. The Living Deads and So Long Friendly take the Café Nine stage later Saturday night. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Eric Ambel & Joe Flood, followed later by Audy Shaur and S.G. Calson, brought to you by Manic Presents! http://www.cafenine.com/

THE SUICIDEGIRLS: BLACKHEART BURLESQUE show takes the stage at the college street music hall tonight. http://www.collegestreetmusichall.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight/Thursday it’s the CT Blues Society’s Annual Band Challenge, with bands competing for the chance to play In Memphis. On Friday you can enjoy jazz sax and more with the Noah Preminger Quartet. Saturday night, Sally’s features blues with the Chris Bergson Band from NY, celebrating a CD release show for the new album, Bitter Midnight.  www.blackeyedsallys.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tomorrow/Friday they celebrate Shakedown’s 30th anniversary with performers on two stages.  The Main Stage features Kazoo Crew Family Band, Klams Kasino, and Bangcreek Puppies. On the Lily Pad stage you can catch, No Mind, The Notch, The Remnants, and Tablature. Saturday’s Bill includes Mandala, Norris Blue, Sammy Maximim, and more.  www.toadsplace.com

At The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden on Friday Manic Presents: The Obsessed, Karma To Burn, Lo-Pan, and Curse The Son. At the Ballroom on Sun day, Manic presents Com Truise, and Clark. They’ve also got Flogging Molly, The White Buffalo, and Dylan Walshe at The College Street Music Hall in New Haven. http://www.manicpresents.com/


In Hartford, enjoy free music at noon every Friday in their Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Olive Tiger this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

The 10th annual Arts and Media Festival happens this Friday at Middlesex Community College in Middletown. Student film, video and new media projects will be showcased. https://www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

Infinity hall Norfolk presents Ana Popovic, tonight. Samantha Fish takes the Infinity Norfolk stage Friday night. Saturday it's an acoustic evening with Heather Nova and Mishka. Dana Merritt play in the Sunday bistro session at Infinity Norfolk Sunday evening. Blues Rocker Delbert McClinton plays Infinity Hall Hartford, this Friday night. www.infinityhall.com

Tonight, in Wallingford, Cherry Street station presents a night of heavy metal with Chronologist, Myth of I, Prologues, and The Green Invaders. Saturday, Cherry Street keeps the loud music going with another heavy bill featuring 4 bands, Deathcode, Diabolis, Matt Danger G, and Outside My Head.  https://www.reverbnation.com/venue/cherrystreetstation

This Saturday brings Biker’s Against Animal Cruelty’s 7th Annual WoofStock Concert to raise and awareness and funds in the fight to end animal cruelty!  This year’s event happens at The Outer Space in Hamden CT.  FIVE BANDS will hit the stage including: Soldiers of Solace, Murray the Wheel, Savile Row, Social Convention and Hair of the Dog ft members of Naja. They’ll also be collecting donations of Pet Food, Cleaning Products, Blankets, Toys, Beds, Leashes, Collars, Bowls and anything else that will make the life of a shelter pet better! http://bikersagainstanimalcruelty.org

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

Tonight, Hartford’s Real Art Ways ends their run of “A Quiet Passion,” with Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson. Tonight, they also conclude their run of “Risk,” Laura Poitras’ documentary of Julian Assange. Friday Real Art Ways opens a run of “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent,” a documentary of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef. Also opening is “Obit,” a film that explores the world of obituary writers.  Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford opens a run of “Get Out,” Jordan Peele’s film about an interracial relationship.  There’s a Sunday screening of “Song to Song,” about aspiring singer/songwriters who fall in love.” Details and screening times at http://www.cinestudio.org/


Now, here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:
Right after the Jive stick around for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa featuring Connecticut Connected music until 6:30pm.

After that until 8pm, Imagine with Karen Stein, offers peace through music! With uplifting music from around the world and around the block!

From  8-8:30pm tonight, The Radical Radio with Oracle offers a weekly update on progressive news, that combines interviews, reporting, and discussion to look at the current state of the American left.

At 8:30 its back to the music on Evening Jazz with Bill Denert, where "Hearing is the best experience" offering a broad range of swing, be bop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. 

At 10om Jazzalicious Definition with MC Mcgee and DJ Stocks'n'Socks offers an hour of
Jazz and jazz influenced music with something different every week.

From 11-midnight The American Empire with, Tootse Mutant explores the effects of American Cultural Imperialism on the world's soundscape. From Peruvian Punk to Japanese Jazz we'll take a look at how other countries have adopted American music styles.

At midnight The Audible Underground with Joshinvents invites listeners to explore a variety of underground music by independent or relatively unknown artists from many genres, while occasionally discussing current events neglected by mainstream media.

From 1-2am Festival Files with DJ Frita takes a look back at legendary folk and rock concerts from around the country and the music idols that dominated the stages throughout the years.

From 2-4am DJ coroner's last will & testimony Haunts the midnight airwaves with an eclectic mix of oneiric, experimental sounds. Ambient, noise, drone, footwork, art pop, poetry readings and more.



That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. Tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939. IF you like what you hear on WESU, please help sustain the service we provide by making a donation in support of our spring pledge drive, happening, now. Donate online at www.wesufm.org where you can find images of our awesome new thank you gifts, station audio archives, playlists, and more! 

Thanks in advance for your contribution and stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa up next.



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday 5-17-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday May 17th. 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for joining us!

As you're probably aware, WESU has launched its spring pledge drive. If you value what you hear on WESU, please support the service we provide with a donation today. With roughly 1/3rd of our goal met, your donation will go a long way towards sustaining the type of radio WESU delivers 24/7 365 days per year. Donate online at www.wesufm.org 

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.

A reception for the Phoebe Legere exhibit happens this/Wednesday evening at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown. Legere, celebrates her gallery show “Seeing the Unseen: Connecting to Creation,” which runs through the month. Thursday evening, The Buttonwood Tree hosts a Connecticut Songwriter’s Association Workshop. Friday’s headliner at The Buttonwood Tree is Stanley Maxwell, a four-piece group offering jazz, funk, and rock. Saturday morning The Buttonwood tree offers Annaita Ghandi’s Aligned With Source Workshop; they round out the week with a concert by Phoebe Legere in the evening, bringing her Acadian-Cajan renaissance ensemble to the Buttonwood. http://buttonwood.org/

Tonight/Wednesday in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch The Murder Junkies, RYXNO, and Intercourse. On Thursday night it’s Joe Jack Talcum, F. Woods, Kyle Trocolla, and more at Café Nine. Friday’s Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour features Calvin Decutlass and the Cut Loose Band. Friday night, Café Nine’s main event is a CD Release Show with Dutty Winehouse and a host of other performers. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. The Living Deads and So Long Friendly take the Café Nine stage later Saturday night. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Eric Ambel & Joe Flood, followed later by Audy Shaur and S.G. Calson, brought to you by Manic Presents! http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it's the Wednesday Community Blues Jam  hosted by Tommy Whalen this week. On Thursday it’s the CT Blues Society’s Annual Band Challenge, with bands competing for the chance to play In Memphis. On Friday you can enjoy jazz sax and more with the Noah Preminger Quartet. Saturday night, Sally’s features blues with the Chris Bergson Band from NY, celebrating a CD release show for the new album, Bitter Midnight.  www.blackeyedsallys.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, this Friday they celebrate Shakedown’s 30th anniversary with performers on two stages.  The Main Stage features Kazoo Crew Family Band, Klams Kasino, and Bangcreek Puppies. On the Lily Pad stage you can catch, No Mind, The Notch, The Remnants, and Tablature. Saturday’s Bill includes Mandala, Norris Blue, Sammy Maximim, and more.  www.toadsplace.com

The Peggy Stern Trio brings you music of the Great American Songbook at The Russell library on Thursday. Saturday, brings a Hip Hop Festival exploring the art forms behind this contemporary American music, including workshops on Tunrtablism, graffiti art, and rhyming. Also n Saturday, there’s a reception to open their photography exhibit celebrating the annual Middletown Summer Hoopfest. The library also offers a passport workshop on Saturday where you can apply for or renew a Passport.   www.russelllibrary.org

Tonight/Wednesday, Manic Presents brings Wrekmeister Harmonies, Thalia Zedek, and Polluter to Bar in New Haven.  At The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden on Friday Manic Presents: The Obsessed, Karma To Burn, Lo-Pan, and Curse The Son. At the Ballroom on Sunday, Manic presents Com Truise, and Clark. They’ve also got Flogging Molly, The White Buffalo, and Dylan Walshe at The College Street Music Hall in New Haven. http://www.manicpresents.com/

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org
 
Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report will be speaking at the University of Hartford as part of the WWUH Progressive Movie/Speaker Night tonight/Wednesday at 7 pm at Auerbach Auditorium in Hillyer Hall. http://wwuh.org

Also on this evening/Wednesday at 7:30, you’re invited to The Hubbard House in Middletown presenting “the wind blows through,” the Zen poetry of Ryokan, featuring The Flying Particles, as part of their ongoing One Concert-One Child series. Proceeds benefit the Children of Peace Project, and the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. Info atrnastamail@aol.com, or visit www.artistsforworldpeace.org

In Hartford, enjoy free music at noon every Friday in their Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Olive Tiger this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

The 10th annual Arts and Media Festival happens this Friday at Middlesex Community College in Middletown. Student film, video and new media projects will be showcased. https://www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

This Saturday brings Biker’s Against Animal Cruelty’s 7th Annual WoofStock Concert to raise and awareness and funds in the fight to end animal cruelty!  This year’s event happens at The Outer Space in Hamden CT and offers a Bar, Food, two stages and plenty of free parking. FIVE BANDS will hit the stage including: Soldiers of Solace, Murray the Wheel, Savile Row, Social Convention and Hair of the Dog ft members of Naja. They’ll also be collecting donations of Pet Food, Cleaning Products, Blankets, Toys, Beds, Leashes, Collars, Bowls and anything else that will make the life of a shelter pet better! http://bikersagainstanimalcruelty.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “A Quiet Passion,” with Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson, through Thursday.  They also continue “Risk,” Laura Poitras’ documentary of Julian Assange. On Friday they open “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent,” a documentary of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef. Also opening is “Obit,” a film that explores the world of obituary writers.  Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford screens “Frantz,” a film about post-war loss, through tonight/Wednesday. On Thursday Cinestudio opens a run of “Get Out,” Jordan Peele’s film about an interracial relationship.  Their Thursday matinee is National Theatre Live’s production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”  There’s a Sunday screening of “Song to Song,” about aspiring singer/songwriters who fall in love.” Details and screening times at http://www.cinestudio.org/

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

Right after The Jive at Five stay tuned for an hour of Women’s Music, Women’s Wisdom with  Sense and  Sensibility.
6-6:30pm 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.
And from 6:30-8pm, stay tuned for Fusion Radio with James Fusion. The original ... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!
Starting at 8 and running until 9:30pm, it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.
From 9:30-11pm, it's  The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. Presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live.
From 11 to midnight, it's The Karl Marx Social Hour.
Each episode hosts DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo pick a story, social event, or historical event and then play music that they think relates.
And from Midnight-1am, it's Some Typa Way. Join  Crystal Beth and Shlomo as they provide you with music that stirs a specific mood within each of us.
During the wee hours, it's  Dumpster Dive with GIRL FIERI and yourstruly. Offbeat DIY, punk and indie
From 2-3am it's Paradise Airwaves with Plushie Avenger. A show dedicated to LGBTQ+ music genres (disco, house, queercore/punk, etc.), queer-themed songs, and music by LGBTQ+ artists.
And from 3-4am, stay tuned for An A and a B with DJ N. Every band has its hits - and a multitude of unknown, hidden gems. Songs played per band (70s-2000s rock) seek to highlight this dichotomy.
The BBC World News airs til 5 am and we start the day at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition.
Find the rest of our Spring program schedule, a live audio stream, program archives, the script for today's Jive, a donation link and much more online at www.wesufm.org

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 Women’s Music, Women’s Wisdom with Sense and Sensibility