Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday's Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, December 13th. 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., Thanx for tuning in! 

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



At the Russell Library in Middletown this evening, is an offsite book discussion at Stubborn Beauty Brewing in Middletown where participants will focus on Wishin’ and Hopin’, a Christmas Story, by Wally Lamb. Sunday is a performance of a new play, Osaki-san, William Gillette’s Gentlemen Valet. You have a chance to support the library and get gifts for your loved ones at the Friends of Russell Library Book Sale, in the activity room from Friday through Sunday. www.russelllibrary.org

In New Haven tonight  Lyon Street Fire take the Nine stage with The Penniless Wild on Thursday. On Friday, Mike Hatfield plays the Weekly Wind down Happy Hour, followed by Jason D. Williams and Buzz Gordo of Bronson Rock. Saturday afternoon it’s the Jazz Jam Session with Tony Dioguardi and Friends and Charlie Karp and the Name Droppers with Rocky Lawrence in the evening. "The Sunday Buzz" Holiday Matinee at the Nine brings Golden Microphone Holiday Ramble with The Hickups & Benny Mikula in the afternoon, followed by Hatfield, Daniela Cardillo & Billy Ruegger, Emily Angelli, and Matthew Bennett at night.  http://www.cafenine.com/  

Tonight Manic Presents Wizard Fest at the Ballroom, followed by Hiss Golden Messenger on Friday. www.manicpresents.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight at Black-eyed Sally’s you can catch Liviu’s Jazz Invitational with special guests and on Friday at Sally’s, the new Music Alliance’s Northeast Thunder Tour stops by Sally’. Willa and Company round out the week, playing Saturday Evening. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

In New Haven, tonight, at the State House,, it’s the Polluter LP Release Party, with Witch Hair & Sam Perduta. Friday, Ports of Spain has a record release with Split Coils and Mandala. Taco Hut presents its final show on Saturday with JOATA Ceschi, and Ani Cordero, and there’s a Holiday Freedom Drive fundraiser for the Immigrant Bail Fund starting at 4pm on Sunday. https://statehousepresents.com/

At Infinity Hall Hartford you can enjoy some serious female guitar shredding this Thursday with performances by Kristen Capolino & Desiree Bassett. Friday at Infinity Norfolk, it’s the Uprooted Band with Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root. On Saturday afternoon, the Glenn Miller Orchestra plays, followed by Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler and Friends in the evening. Infinity Norfolk is closed Sunday for a private event. At Infinity Hall Hartford, catch the Little River Band on Friday and A Father Son Christmas Tour from Nick Fradiani and Nick Fradiani Sr. on Saturday. www.infinityhall.com


Here in Middletown at The Buttonwood Tree, Friday night brings a performance of Sicilian roots music by vocalist Rosa Tatuata backed by the A Michela Musolino Ensemble. Saturday morning at The Buttonwood, brings the weekly Aligned with Source workshop and meditation. Then there’s Holiday Ornament Decorating at 12:30 in the afternoon. From 3-5pm Saturday, it’s the Buttonwood’s Teen Open Mic followed by an 8pm  performance of West African Jazz Fusion with Lorens Chuno. www.buttonwood.org
Toad’s Place in New Haven presents Keller Williams’ Pettygrass, featuring The Hillbenders on Friday and Cupcake performs on her Eden Tour on Saturday. www.toadsplace.com


Cherry Street Station in Wallingford hosts In the Red - Kings and Liars on Friday. Details a twww.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

Middletown Arts & Culture Office wants you to know that special mailboxes will be set up in all 8 middletown elementary schools and the chamber of commerce to send letters to santa, through Christmas Eve. The City of Middletown’s skating rink in Harbor Park will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm. On Saturday, the Middlesex Music Academy hosts a student rock band from 1-2pm.  www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Holiday Light Fantasia drive-through at Goodwin Park in Hartford is open, and there’s free ice skating in Bushnell Park seven days a week. www.hartford.com

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

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues its run of “Becoming Astrid,” a Scandanavian film about the author of the Pippi Longstocking books, and “Maria By Callas,” a look at the life story of the American/Greek Opera Singer Maria Callas. On Friday, they open a run of An Eternity’s Gate, a journey inside the world and mind of Vincent Van Gogh. Check the website for details of upcoming events and screening times. www.realartways.org

Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford  Opening tonight and running through Saturday, Colette is a biographical film about the French writer starring Keira Knightley. On Sunday, they open L’Atalante, a 1934 film about Newly married couple Juliette and ship captain Jean as they struggle through marriage while travel on the L'atalante ship. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of tonight's lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:

Right after the jive at Five  stick around for Homegrown with Robbie DeRosa playing Connecticut connected artists treating listeners to pre-release material and in studio interviews with artists, and information about live shows in the area.

At 6:30, its Imagine with Karen Stein offering 90 minutes of Peace through music.
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8:00-9:30pm  you can enjoy Evening Jazz with Bill Denert offering a broad range of swing, bebop and experimental sounds with a sprinkling of new releases, where "Hearing is the best experience"


at 9:30 Let's Get Quizzical with DJ Crybaby and MC Megastar brings you a radio talk show that features two hosts trying to confound their guests - and each other - through trivia. 


From 10-11pm it's The American Empire with Yours Truly, Tootse Mutants - an exploration of the influence of american cultural imperialism on foreign music, such as Korean Hip-Hop, Japanese Jazz, Peruvian Punk, and so much more. 


Until midnight is This Just In with dj willy j, providing soundtracks and reactions to the most eye-popping news stories of the week.


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


From 1-2am, DJ Jackson brings you the sonic hour - focusing on indie rock, prog pop, power pop, indie pop, etcetera. The show will compare music from a previous generation with its contemporaries. 


Playing until 3 is What The Funk with DJ Jagged Little Thrill and DJ Amoroso, exploring George Clinton's concept of "the Funk," as it appears across genres and generations. 


From 3-4am is the Hour Of Slack: Reverend Ivan Stang presents his own commentary, along with recorded material from all SubGenius radio and stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, and selections from the indie audio underground created by various SubGenii and others. 


Rounding out the night from 4-5am is the BBC World Report offering International news coverage and we kick off each weekday at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

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

Thanks for listening. Now stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa up next.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Weds 12/12/18 Jive


Good evening, it's Wednesday, December 12th. 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!

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


The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore holds hosts a book signing of “Menus” by Jacques Pepin on Wednesday. Check the website for other upcoming events, including more orna-memento making next week. www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

At the Russell Library in Middletown this evening, its Scrabble Wednesday. This Thursday at 6pm is an offsite book discussion at Stubborn Beauty Brewing in Middletown where participants will focus on Wishin’ and Hopin’, a Christmas Story, by Wally Lamb. Sunday is a performance of a new play, Osaki-san, William Gillette’s Gentlemen Valet. You have a chance to support the library and get gifts for your loved ones at the Friends of Russell Library Book Sale, in the activity room from Friday through Sunday. www.russelllibrary.org

In New Haven tonight the fifth annual Hip Hop for the Homeless event comes to Café Nine, raising awareness and funds for homeless populations in Connecticut. Lyon Street Fire take the Nine stage with The Penniless Wild on Thursday. On Friday, Mike Hatfield plays the Weekly Wind down Happy Hour, followed by Jason D. Williams and Buzz Gordo of Bronson Rock. Saturday afternoon it’s the Jazz Jam Session with Tony Dioguardi and Friends and Charlie Karp and the Name Droppers with Rocky Lawrence in the evening. "The Sunday Buzz" Holiday Matinee at the Nine brings Golden Microphone Holiday Ramble with The Hickups & Benny Mikula in the afternoon, followed by Hatfield, Daniela Cardillo & Billy Ruegger, Emily Angelli, and Matthew Bennett at night.  http://www.cafenine.com/  

Tonight/Wednesday Manic Presents old ‘97’s Holiday Extravaganza, with CASEYMAGIC and an acoustic set from Rhett Miller at The Space Ballroom in Hamden.  Thursday Manic Presents Wizard Fest at the Ballroom, followed by Hiss Golden Messenger on Friday. www.manicpresents.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Wednesday evenings bring their Community Blues Jam, hosted by Peter Byron, this week. On Thursday at Black-eyed Sally’s you can catch Liviu’s Jazz Invitational with special guests and on Friday at Sally’s, the new Music Alliance’s Northeast Thunder Tour stops by Sally’. Willa and Company round out the week, playing Saturday Evening. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

In New Haven, tonight, at the State House, you can catch TuneFest with the Out of Tune Collective. On Thursday, it’s the Polluter LP Release Party, with Witch Hair & Sam Perduta. Friday, Ports of Spain has a record release with Split Coils and Mandala. Taco Hut presents its final show on Saturday with JOATA Ceschi, and Ani Cordero, and there’s a Holiday Freedom Drive fundraiser for the Immigrant Bail Fund starting at 4pm on Sunday. https://statehousepresents.com/

At Infinity Hall Hartford you can enjoy some serious female guitar shredding this Thursday with performances by Kristen Capolino & Desiree Bassett. Friday at Infinity Norfolk, it’s the Uprooted Band with Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root. On Saturday afternoon, the Glenn Miller Orchestra plays, followed by Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler and Friends in the evening. Infinity Norfolk is closed Sunday for a private event. At Infinity Hall Hartford, catch the Little River Band on Friday and A Father Son Christmas Tour from Nick Fradiani and Nick Fradiani Sr. on Saturday. www.infinityhall.com


Here in Middletown at The Buttonwood Tree, Friday night brings a performance of Sicilian roots music by vocalist Rosa Tatuata backed by the A Michela Musolino Ensemble. Saturday morning at The Buttonwood, brings the weekly Aligned with Source workshop and meditation. Then there’s Holiday Ornament Decorating at 12:30 in the afternoon. From 3-5pm Saturday, it’s the Buttonwood’s Teen Open Mic followed by an 8pm  performance of West African Jazz Fusion with Lorens Chuno. www.buttonwood.org
Toad’s Place in New Haven presents Keller Williams’ Pettygrass, featuring The Hillbenders on Friday and Cupcake performs on her Eden Tour on Saturday. www.toadsplace.com


Cherry Street Station in Wallingford hosts In the Red - Kings and Liars on Friday. Details a twww.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

Middletown Arts & Culture Office wants you to know that special mailboxes will be set up in all 8 middletown elementary schools and the chamber of commerce to send letters to santa, through Christmas Eve. The City of Middletown’s skating rink in Harbor Park will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm. On Saturday, the Middlesex Music Academy hosts a student rock band from 1-2pm.  www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Holiday Light Fantasia drive-through at Goodwin Park in Hartford is open, and there’s free ice skating in Bushnell Park seven days a week. www.hartford.com

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

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues its run of “Becoming Astrid,” a Scandanavian film about the author of the Pippi Longstocking books, and “Maria By Callas,” a look at the life story of the American/Greek Opera Singer Maria Callas. On Friday, they open a run of An Eternity’s Gate, a journey inside the world and mind of Vincent Van Gogh. Check the website for details of upcoming events and screening times. www.realartways.org

Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford ends their run of Impulso, a look at the avant garde performance and flamenco work of Rocίo Molina as she rehearses for her Paris debut at the Chaillot National Theater. Opening tomorrow/Thursday and running through Saturday, Colette is a biographical film about the French writer starring Keira Knightley. On Sunday, they open L’Atalante, a 1934 film about Newly married couple Juliette and ship captain Jean as they struggle through marriage while travel on the L'atalante ship. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of tonight's lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:

Right after the Jive, stay tuned for the Latin Music Hour with Isabel. Latin music from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's.
From 6 - 6:30 it's Exits with DJ Sensability. An interview program in which we delve into stories of self-removal. How individuals respond to situations, big and small that test their will.

At 6:30 it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion. The original... and still the best damn Techno mix on the radio!

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

up next at 9:30 stay tuned for NE Tempo  with DJ Berk for 90 minutes of heavy duty turntabilism featuring raga/jungle, drum and base, techno, and more mixed live.


From 11 - midnight it's Dumpster Dive with DJ Smelly. Punk, art pop and diy coming from a garbage compacter near you.

at midnight stay tuned for Ladies Night With DJ Sense and DJ Jacobs

Fem Gems and Jams comes your way from 1-2am

and from 2 - 3am it's Maximum Rock and Roll followed by Noize in the Attic from 3 - 4.


The BBC World News comes on board at 4 followed by Morning Edition from NPR at 5.
If you’ve yet to contribute to the WESU Winter pledge drive, happening now. You aren’t the only one! As of today, we’ve received roughly 1/3rd of the donations needed to meet or goal, pay our bills, and close out this pledge drive. IF you value the service we provide, please don’t wait for someone else to sustain your listening. Every dollar counts and we are grateful for donation of all sizes. Check out our thank you gifts online at www.wesufm.org/pledge where you can also make a secure donation or download or download a pledge form to send in the mail.
 That's all for today's Jive at Five. Join us every weekday at 4:55pm for a daily update of happenings in central CT!

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


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tues 12-11-18 Jive


Good evening, it's Tuesday, December 11th. 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 on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm, right before the Jive at Five.

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

Here in Middletown tonight, The Buttonwood Tree hosts Gentle Yoga with Theresa. Friday night brings a performance of Sicilian roots music by vocalist Rosa Tatuata backed by the A Michela Musolino Ensemble. Saturday morning at The Buttonwood, brings the weekly Aligned with Source workshop and meditation. Then there’s Holiday Ornament Decorating at 12:30 in the afternoon. From 3-5pm Saturday, it’s the Buttonwood’s Teen Open Mic followed by an 8pm  performance of West African Jazz Fusion with Lorens Chuno. www.buttonwood.org

In New Haven tonight at Café Nine, Lee Dewyze shares a bill with Frank Viele. Wednesday brings the fifth annual Hip Hop for the Homeless event to Café Nine, raising awareness and funds for homeless populations in Connecticut. Lyon Street Fire take the Nine stage with The Penniless Wild on Thursday. On Friday, Mike Hatfield plays the Weekly Wind down Happy Hour, followed by Jason D. Williams and Buzz Gordo of Bronson Rock. Saturday afternoon it’s the Jazz Jam Session with Tony Dioguardi and Friends and Charlie Karp and the Name Droppers with Rocky Lawrence in the evening. "The Sunday Buzz" Holiday Matinee at the Nine brings Golden Microphone Holiday Ramble with The Hickups & Benny Mikula in the afternoon, followed by Hatfield, Daniela Cardillo & Billy Ruegger, Emily Angelli, and Matthew Bennett at night.  http://www.cafenine.com/  

Toad’s Place in New Haven presents Keller Williams’ Pettygrass, featuring The Hillbenders on Friday and Cupcake performs on her Eden Tour on Saturday. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra takes the stage Tuesday evenings and on Wednesday it’s the Community Blues Jam with Peter Byron. On Thursday at Black-eyed Sally’s is Liviu’s Jazz Invitational and on Friday it’s the new Music Alliance’s Northeast Thunder Tour. Willa and Company round out the week, playing Saturday Evening. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

At the Russell Library in Middletown this evening, the Russell Readers meet in the Hubbard Room, to discuss “Awaiting Orders” by Tobias Wolff. On Wednesday afternoon, the library presents a workshop on How to Deal With Grief During the Holidays, followed by Scrabble Wednesday in the evening. On Thursdays at 6pm is an offsite book discussion of Wishin’ and Hopin’, a Christmas Story, by Wally Lamb at Stubborn Beauty Brewing in Middletown. At the library that day, there will be a workshop on tax changes for 2018.  On Sunday is a performance of a new play, Osaki-san, William Gillette’s Gentlemen Valet. You have a chance to support the library and get gifts for your loved ones at the Friends of Russell Library Book Sale, in the activity room from Friday through Sunday. www.russelllibrary.org

Wednesday Manic Presents old ‘97’s Holiday Extravaganza, with CASEYMAGIC and an acoustic set from Rhett Miller at The Space Ballroom in Hamden.  Thursday Manic Presents Wizard Fest at the Ballroom, followed by Hiss Golden Messenger on Friday. www.manicpresents.com

At Infinity Hall Hartford you can enjoy some serious female guitar shredding this Thursday with performances by Kristen Capolino & Desiree Bassett. Friday at Infinity Norfolk, it’s the Uprooted Band with Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root. On Saturday afternoon, the Glenn Miller Orchestra plays, followed by Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler and Friends in the evening. Infinity Norfolk is closed Sunday for a private event. At Infinity Hall Hartford, catch the Little River Band on Friday and A Father Son Christmas Tour from Nick Fradiani and Nick Fradiani Sr. on Saturday. www.infinityhall.com

In New Haven at the State House on Wednesday, you can catch TuneFest with the Out of Tune Collective. On Thursday, it’s the Polluter LP Release Party, with Witch Hair & Sam Perduta. Friday, Ports of Spain has a record release with Split Coils and Mandala. Taco Hut presents its final show on Saturday with JOATA Ceschi, and Ani Cordero, and there’s a Holiday Freedom Drive fundraiser for the Immigrant Bail Fund starting at 4pm on Sunday. https://statehousepresents.com/

The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore holds hosts a book signing of “Menus” by Jacques Pepin on Wednesday. Check the website for other upcoming events, including more orna-memento making next week. www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

Cherry Street Station in Wallingford hosts In the Red - Kings and Liars on Friday. Details a twww.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

Middletown Arts & Culture Office wants you to know that special mailboxes will be set up in all 8 middletown elementary schools and the chamber of commerce to send letters to santa, through Christmas Eve. The City of Middletown’s skating rink in Harbor Park will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm. On Saturday, the Middlesex Music Academy hosts a student rock band from 1-2pm.  www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Holiday Light Fantasia drive-through at Goodwin Park in Hartford is open, and there’s free ice skating in Bushnell Park seven days a week. www.hartford.com

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

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues its run of “Becoming Astrid,” a Scandanavian film about the author of the Pippi Longstocking books, and “Maria By Callas,” a look at the life story of the American/Greek Opera Singer Maria Callas. On Friday, they open a run of An Eternity’s Gate, a journey inside the world and mind of Vincent Van Gogh. Check the website for details of upcoming events and screening times. www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford  run Impulso, a look at the avant garde performance and flamenco work of Rocίo Molina as she rehearses for her Paris debut at the Chaillot National Theater. Cinestudio runs Colette from Thursday through Saturday,  a biographical film about the French writer starring Keira Knightley. On Sunday, they open L’Atalante, a 1934 film about Newly married couple Juliette and ship captain Jean as they struggle through marriage while travel on the L'atalante ship. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:

Right after the jive at five stick around for Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

from 6-8pm Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill offers An eclectic selection of new and older folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues and other music with  a roots influence plus a concert listing at 7pm and frequent concert and festival ticket giveaways. During tonight’s episode of Acoustic Blender, Belle of The Fall will join Bill in the studio at 6pm for some conversation and live tunes!

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

from 9-10pm The Test Patterns Show brings you The sound of things falling
down the stairs.


at 10pm  (2, 4) Silk Sheets with Charlotte and Roach Girl offers Sweetest slumber party of the year, no cotton or dirty looks allowed.

from 11-midnight, stay tuned for Mixed Media with DJ Pig in the City and DJ Megnanimous W

at midnight (2, 4) The Holland Tunnel with DJ Goosegg presents Hidden gems and sleeper hits from New York and New Jersey artists, new and old.

from 1-2am (2, 4) Musical Theme Score with Miri offers Musical themes in your favorite classic and underrated films, along with a discussion of how they affect the film’s narrative.

from 2-4am stay tuned for Upfront Soul with Sanguine fromage from Pacifica.

 Please consider making a donation to support the WESU Fall/Winter pledge drive happening right now. With under 100 donations received so far, your contribution to support the community service we provide, goes a long way.  You can check out our great thank you gifts and find a links to make a secure donation online or download a pledge form at www.wesufm.org/pledge
That’s all for today’s jive at five stick around to go into the rabbit hole with DJ Cheshire Cat up next on Wonderland!


Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday 12-10-18 Jive


Good evening, it's Monday, December 10th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I'm Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs every first, third and fifth Tuesday, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Next week, Dec. 18, Richard Alleva, who writes for the Catholic journal Commonweal will list his top ten Christmas Movies. Can't listen live? Find the audio posted later that evening at reasonablycatholic.com. And don't forget! For a donation of any amount to the station's fall pledge drive, I'll give you your choice of a book from a list posted at the reasonablycatholic.com site. Thanks in advance!

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

Here in Middletown tonight, The Buttonwood Tree hosts its weekly Anything Goes Open Mic, with Ashley Hamel. On Tuesday, they have Gentle Yoga with Theresa. Friday night brings a performance of Rosa Tatuata – A Michela Musolino Ensemble, followed by a packed Saturday! In the morning it’s the Aligned with Source workshop and meditation on personal development, followed by Holiday Ornament Decorating at 12:30. In the evening, it’s the Buttonwood’s Teen Open Mic and An Evening of West African Jazz Fusion with Lorens Chuno.

In New Haven tonight at Café Nine’s Manic Mondays presents The Talbott Brothers with Haunted Continents and Patrick Dalton of The Proud Flesh. On Tuesday at the Nine, it’s Lee Dewyze playing with Frank Viele. Wednesday brings the fifth annual Hip Hop for the Homeless, raising awareness and funds for homeless populations in Connecticut. Lyon Street Fire take the Nine stage with The Penniless Wild on Thursday. On Friday, Mike Hatfield plays the Weekly Wind down Happy Hour, followed by Jason D. Williams and Buzz Gordo of Bronson Rock. Saturday afternoon it’s the Jazz Jam Session with Tony Dioguardi and Friends and Charlie Karp and the Name Droppers with Rocky Lawrence in the evening. "The Sunday Buzz" Holiday Matinee at the Nine brings Golden Microphone Holiday Ramble with The Hickups & Benny Mikula in the afternoon, followed by Hatfield, Daniela Cardillo & Billy Ruegger, Emily Angelli, and Matthew Bennett at night.  http://www.cafenine.com/  

Toad’s Place in New Haven headlines A Night of Smooth Jazz with ROHN LAWRENCE & FRIENDS in Lilly’s Pad on Monday Night. Keller Williams Pettygrass featuring The Hillbenders take Toad’s stage on Friday and Cupcake performs on her Eden Tour on Saturday.

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Jazz Mondays brings the Donald Byrd Birthday Celebration Featuring Haneef N. Nelson and More. Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra plays Tuesday evening and on Wednesday it’s the Community Blues Jam with Peter Byron. On Thursday at Sally’s is Liviu’s Jazz Invitational and on Friday it’s the new Music Alliance’s Northeast Thunder Tour. Willa and Company round out the week, playing Saturday Evening. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

At the Russell Library in Middletown on Tuesday, there’s a meeting of the Russell Readers in the Hubbard Room, discussing “Awaiting Orders” by Tobias Wolff. On Wednesday afternoon, the library presents a workshop on How to Deal With Grief During the Holidays, followed by Scrabble Wednesday in the evening. On Thursdays at 6pm is an offsite book discussion of Wishin’ and Hopin’, a Christmas Story, by Wally Lamb at Stubborn Beauty Brewing in Middletown. At the library that day, there will be a workshop on tax changes for 2018.  On Sunday is a performance of a new play, Osaki-san, William Gillette’s Gentlemen Valet. You have a chance to support the library and get gifts for your loved ones at the Friends of Russell Library Book Sale, in the activity room from Friday through Sunday. www.russelllibrary.org

Manic Presents is at the Space Ballroom all week. Tonight they bring you Magician Adam Parisi with a variety of guests. Wednesday is old ‘97’s Holiday Extravaganza, with CASEYMAGIC and an acoustic set from Rhett Miller. Thursday Manic Presents Wizard Fest at the Space Ballroom, followed by Hiss Golden Messenger on Friday. www.manicpresents.com

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts invites you to an acapella performance by New Group, who are presenting a free show in Crowell Concert Hall tonight at 6. On Tuesday, it’s the Mivos String Quartet at Crowell.  www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

At Infinity Hall Hartford you can enjoy an Open Mic in the Bistro on Thursday and Kristen Capolino’s Mondial IV2 & Desiree Bassett in the main room the same night. On Friday at Infinity Norfolk, it’s the Uprooted Band with Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root. On Saturday afternoon, the Glenn Miller Orchestra plays, followed by Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler and Friends in the evening. Infinity Norfolk is closed Sunday for a private event. At Infinity Hall Hartford, catch the Little River Band on Friday and A Father Son Christmas Tour from Nick Fradiani and Nick Fradiani Sr. on Saturday. www.infinityhall.com

In New Haven at the State House on Wednesday, you can catch TuneFest with the Out of Tune Collective. On Thursday, it’s the Polluter LP Release Party, with Witch Hair & Sam Perduta. Friday, Ports of Spain has a record release with Split Coils and Mandala. Taco Hut presents its final show on Saturday with JOATA Ceschi, and Ani Cordero, and there’s a Holiday Freedom Drive fundraiser for the Immigrant Bail Fund starting at 4pm on Sunday. https://statehousepresents.com/

The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore holds a kids ornament making session on Tuesday, followed by a book signing of “Menus” by Jacques Pepin on Wednesday. Check the website for other upcoming events, including more orna-memento making next week. www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

Cherry Street Station in Wallingford hosts In the Red - Kings and Liars on Friday. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

Middletown Arts & Culture Office wants you to know that special mailboxes will be set up in all 8 middletown elementary schools and the chamber of commerce to send letters to santa, through Christmas Eve. The City of Middletown’s skating rink in Harbor Park will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm. On Saturday, the Middlesex Music Academy hosts a student rock band from 1-2pm.  www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Holiday Light Fantasia drive-through at Goodwin Park in Hartford is open, and there’s free ice skating in Bushnell Park seven days a week. www.hartford.com

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues its run of “Becoming Astrid,” a Scandanavian film about the author of the Pippi Longstocking books, and “Maria By Callas,” a look at the life story of the American/Greek Opera Singer Maria Callas, through Thursday. On Friday, they open a run of An Eternity’s Gate, a journey inside the world and mind of Vincent Van Gogh. Check the website for details of upcoming events and screening times. www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford  run Impulso, a look at the avant garde performance and flamenco work of Rocίo Molina as she rehearses for her Paris debut at the Chaillot National Theater. Cinestudio runs Colette from Thursday through Saturday,  a biographical film about the French writer starring Keira Knightley. On Sunday, they open L’Atalante, a 1934 film about Newly married couple Juliette and ship captain Jean as they struggle through marriage while travel on the L'atalante ship. http://www.cinestudio.org/


Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:

Right after the Jive stick around for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry for a well-rounded jazz show.

At 6:30 (2, 4) stay tuned for Radical Radiowaves with DJ Oracle which aims to chronicles the actions of the left locally and across the country.

Next at 6:30 it’s 75% Folk with Michael Benson offering a mix of contemporary folk, blues, jazz and acoustic music.


Then from 8-9:30 (2,4) stay tuned for Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin presenting Americana music from Nashville and around the world from both emerging and veteran artists.

At 9:30pm pm Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan offers 90- minutes of music from the 1950s & 1960's as well as LIVE requests, TV Trivia, and lot of fun.


from 11-12:30am its Hits of the 60s and 70s with Jimmy Z, playing billboard hot 100 hits of the 60's and 70's.


Next up at 12:30 (2, 4) Influenza with DJ Kauf Syrup and DJ Celiac, Digs into the origins, relationships, and influences of contemporary artists.

from 1:30-2:30am (2, 4) check out Cloggin the Noggin with DJ Ween and DJ Oatneel
who aims to clog your nog with facts and know-­how about the thing of the day.

from 2:30-3:30am  Roots World offers a spotlight of music from around the world.

at 3:30 Spoiler Alert Radio presents Conversations on the craft of filmmaking.

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



Thanks for listening and stay tuned for afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry up next!


Friday, December 7, 2018

Fri Jive 12-17-18

Good evening, it's Friday, December 7th. 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.


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

Here in Middletown tonight, Story City Troupe returns to The Buttonwood Tree with a “Holidays” theme. The Aligned with Source workshop happens Saturday morning, and in the afternoon there’s a Vision Board workshop with Flo. Saturday evening enjoy unique sounds from Argentina with Joe Fonda and The Tri Continental Trio.  www.buttonwood.org

In New Haven tonight, Café Nine’s Friday Happy Hour features Jordan Giangreco, followed by the evening show with Radio Jarocho ; Zenen Zeferino. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends, and on Saturday night you can catch Muck and the Mires, Palmyra Delran &The Doppel Gang, and the Pale Moon Gang. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features the Emily Duff Band along with Lys Guillorn and Her Band, and they finish out the weekend later with Hackedepicciotto, Eric Hubel, and Landing.  http://www.cafenine.com/  

Toad’s Place in New Haven headlines State Property, appearing with Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Peedi Crack, and more tonight. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Blues guitarist Duke Robillard takes the stage tonight and it’s funk, rock, rhythm and more on Saturday with the Savage Brothers Band.  http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

At the Russell Library in Middletown this afternoon you can donate items for their Swap Your Stuff: Holiday Style event. There’s an offsite First Fridays book discussion at RaMa Luna at 7 pm this evening to explore “Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares.” On Saturday morning you can browse the offerings for the holiday Swap Your Stuff, and at 1 pm Professor William Foster III will present African Americans in Children’s Literature. There’s a piano performance by Alex Nakhimovsky Sunday at 2 pm as part of their Immigrant Artists series. Check the website for the winter hours, and for details on more offerings for patrons of all ages. www.russelllibrary.org

Manic Presents is at the Space Ballroom all week. Tonight they bring you Priests , Empath, and Psychic of Orange on Friday. They headline J Mascis on Sunday, appearing with Luluc. At the College Street Music Hall on Wednesday, you can enjoy Craig Ferguson and the Hobo Fabulous Tour.   www.manicpresents.com

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts sponsors free events all week. Tonight, the Jazz Orchestra and Ensemble will take the stage in Crowell. Sound Systems, an electronics, percussion, and language performance, happens Saturday in World Music Hall. You can also reserve a free seat for the Thesis Theater production of No Replica, a sound performance in Crowell Concert Hall that runs Thursday through Saturday. Or purchase tickets for the West African Drumming and Dance Concert happening Saturday in Crowell.   www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

At Infinity Hall Hartford you can enjoy Laurel Canyon, the Acoustic Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young tonight. They bring you Kashmir, the  Led Zeppelin Tribute Band, on Saturday. At Infinity Norfolk tonight, it’s a Tribute to John Denver presented by Rocky Mountain Christmas with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon. The Zac Brown Tribute Band is in the house on Saturday, and on Sunday, the Whiffenpoofs, Yale’s a capella group, takes the stage.    www.infinityhall.com

The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown holds Student Shopping Days today through Sunday and there will be discounts and refreshments with a student ID. Check the website for kids’ events that are happening throughout the week, including an ornament-making session. www.wesleyanrjjulia.com


Middletown Arts & Culture Office wants you to know at the MAC 650 Gallery &Artist Co-op on Saturday you can catch Invalids, Ourselves Alone, Mineva, and The Refectory. The Wadsworth Mansion will hold their Morning with St. Nicholas Sunday starting at 10 am.  Sophocles’ “Antigone,” performed by the Teen Repertory Company at the Oddfellows Playhouse, continues its weekend run starting this evening. The city’s Ice-Skating Rink at Harbor Park is open on Saturday, and The Recreation Division offers a DIY workshop on Tree Toppers at the Senior & Community Center. The Middlesex Music Academy on Main Street invites musicians to their Student Rock Band ensemble Saturday at 1 pm, where you can hone your skills of playing in a band. The Rockfall Foundation holds their annual Green Holiday Party on Sunday. Enjoy season food and beverages along with a silent auction. First Church Middletown invites you to their annual Candle Light Christmas at 4PM with a reception to follow. You can bring the family and enjoy Brunch with Santa & Mrs. Clause every Sunday before Christmas at the Lyman Orchards Homestead. And the 63rd annual Exhibit and Sale continues through December 9th at Wesleyan Potters in Middletown.  www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Cherry Street Station in Wallingford holds a benefit show for Brendan Keefe this evening at 7 pm with Joetown, American Trash, Illface, and more. There’s a Tree Trimming & Ugly Sweater Party on Saturday, and on Sunday they’re holding a benefit show for the California fire victims, with performances by Bears Don’t Care, Honch, and more, along with raffles. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

The Holiday Light Fantasia drive-through at Goodwin Park in Hartford is open, and there’s free ice skating in Bushnell Park seven days a week. www.hartford.com


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

Tonight, Hartford’s Real Art Ways opens “Becoming Astrid,” a Scandanavian film about the author of the Pippi Longstocking books. Check the website for details of upcoming events and screening times. www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford  December 6th - today! - and the 9th, present opportunities to catch National Theater Live’s telecast of  ANTONY & CLEOPATRA at Cinestudio.  They are currently opening a run of The Wife, starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.  http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:

Right after the jive at Five stick around for Wild Wild Live! With Babe and Beth. That Wesleyan music scene.
At 6:30, it’s the Middletown Youth Radio Project, a weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity, and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

from 7-8:30 it’s the Universal Sound Wave with Sista Queen T – a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, r&b, latin, and blues. Plus health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips.

8:30-10 features Permanent Collection with Chris. Non-toxic.

Until 11:30, DJ Cocomotion and the Music Mixologist present Strictly Off the Head. A live mixshow done on the fly or freestyle, no pre planned playlist mixes or blends. R&B, old school, hip hop, rap, and house.

from 11:30-12:30 it’s 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.

From 12:30 -3 we have OVERDRIVE with Clarence and Shantay Scott. Praising God with the best urban contemporary, hip hop, and traditional gospel music on the planet!

Rounding out the night from 3-5 am it’s Louisiana Barn dance with classic country, western swing, hillbilly, rockabilly, and Americana music.



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

Now stay tuend for Wild! Wild! Live! with Beth and Babe up next!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday's Jive


Good evening, it's Thursday, December 6th. 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., Thanx for tuning in! 
Now here's some of what's happening in our area this week:

Here in Middletown, The Buttonwood Tree it’s the ninth annual Hip Hop for the Homeless event. Bring non-perishable food and clothing and enjoy the show! You can pre-order a Hip T-shirt; proceeds benefit homeless shelters and other supporting organizations. On Friday Story City Troupe returns with a “Holidays” theme. The Aligned with Source workshop happens Saturday morning, and in the afternoon there’s a Vision Board workshop with Flo. Saturday evening enjoy unique sounds from Argentina with Joe Fonda and The Tri Continental Trio.  www.buttonwood.org

In New Haven tonight, Café Nine It’s Acoustic Punk Night on Thursday with Kyle Trocolla, Houston Herman, Zombii, and more. Friday’s Happy Hour features Jordan Giangreco, followed by the evening show with Radio Jarocho ; Zenen Zeferino. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends, and on Saturday night you can catch Muck and the Mires, Palmyra Delran &The Doppel Gang, and the Pale Moon Gang. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features the Emily Duff Band along with Lys Guillorn and Her Band, and they finish out the weekend later with Hackedepicciotto, Eric Hubel, and Landing.  http://www.cafenine.com/  

Toad’s Place in New Haven headlines State Property, appearing with Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Peedi Crack, and more on Friday. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight Liviu’s International on Thursday features Rich Badowski. Blues guitarist Duke Robillard takes the stage on Friday, and it’s funk, rock, rhythm and more on Saturday with the Savage Brothers Band.  http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

At the Russell Library in Middletown, tonight Workforce Alliance and the American Job Center hold an information session for job seekers on Thursday evening. There’s a Smart Searching Internet Research workshop on Friday morning, and in the afternoon you can donate items for their Swap Your Stuff: Holiday Style event. There’s an offsite First Fridays book discussion at RaMa Luna at 7 pm to explore “Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares.” On Saturday morning you can browse the offerings for the holiday Swap Your Stuff, and at 1 pm Professor William Foster III will present African Americans in Children’s Literature. There’s a piano performance by Alex Nakhimovsky Sunday at 2 pm as part of their Immigrant Artists series. Check the website for the winter hours, and for details on more offerings for patrons of all ages. www.russelllibrary.org

Manic Presents is at the Space Ballroom all week. Tonight they bring you Mihali and Tracy Jo Acoustic on Thursday, and Priests , Empath, and Psychic of Orange on Friday. They headline J Mascis on Sunday, appearing with Luluc. At the College Street Music Hall on Wednesday, you can enjoy Craig Ferguson and the Hobo Fabulous Tour.   www.manicpresents.com

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts sponsors free events all week, tonight you can enjoy John Cage’s Musicircus Thursday in Crowell. The Youth and Beginner Gamelan ensemble performs Thursday in World Music Hall, and the Jazz Orchestra and Ensemble will take the stage in Crowell on Friday. Sound Systems, an electronics, percussion, and language performance, happens Saturday in World Music Hall. You can also reserve a free seat for the Thesis Theater production of No Replica, a sound performance in Crowell Concert Hall that runs Thursday through Saturday. Or purchase tickets for the West African Drumming and Dance Concert happening Saturday in Crowell.   www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

At Infinity Hall Hartford you can enjoy Christmas with the Celts on Thursday, and on Friday it’s Laurel Canyon, the Acoustic Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. They bring you Kashmir, the  Led Zeppelin Tribute Band, on Saturday. At Infinity Norfolk, you can enjoy bluegrass, classical and more on Thursday with Darlingside, featuring Henry Jamison. On Friday, it’s a Tribute to John Denver presented by Rocky Mountain Christmas with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon. The Zac Brown Tribute Band is in the house on Saturday, and on Sunday, the Whiffenpoofs, Yale’s a capella group, takes the stage.    www.infinityhall.com

The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown holds a Community Open House all day Thursday and invite you in for refreshments and special discounts. In the evening, you can enjoy the Phil Kaye Poetry Reading, as he presents his new collection, “Date & Time.”  It’s Student Shopping Days Friday through Sunday and there will be discounts and refreshments with a student ID. Check the website for kids’ events that are happening throughout the week, including an ornament-making session. www.wesleyanrjjulia.com


Middletown Arts & Culture Office wants you to know at the MAC 650 Gallery &Artist Co-op . Mutual Benefit, Glambat, and Skating will be there on Thursday, and on Saturday you can catch Invalids, Ourselves Alone, Mineva, and The Refectory. The Wadsworth Mansion sponsors a Boxwood Tree Arrangement class Thursday at 6 pm, and will hold their Morning with St. Nicholas Sunday starting at 10 am.  Sophocles’ “Antigone,” performed by the Teen Repertory Company at the Oddfellows Playhouse, continues its weekend run starting Friday. The city’s Ice-Skating Rink at Harbor Park is open on Saturday, and The Recreation Division offers a DIY workshop on Tree Toppers at the Senior &Community Center. The Middlesex Music Academy on Main Street invites musicians to their Student Rock Band ensemble Saturday at 1 pm, where you can hone your skills of playing in a band. The Rockfall Foundation holds their annual Green Holiday Party on Sunday. Enjoy season food and beverages along with a silent auction. First Church Middletown invites you to their annual Candle Light Christmas at 4PM with a reception to follow,. You can bring the family and enjoy Brunch with Santa &Mrs. Clause every Sunday before Christmas at the Lyman Orchards Homestead. And the 63rd annual Exhibit and Sale continues through December 9th at Wesleyan Potters in Middletown.  www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Cherry Street Station in Wallingford holds a benefit show for Brendan Keefe Friday at 7 pm with Joetown, American Trash, Illface, and more. There’s a Tree Trimming & Ugly Sweater Party on Saturday, and on Sunday they’re holding a benefit show for the California fire victims, with performances by Bears Don’t Care, Honch, and more, along with raffles. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

The Holiday Light Fantasia drive-through at Goodwin Park in Hartford is open, and there’s free ice skating in Bushnell Park seven days a week. www.hartford.com


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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues “Maria by Callas,” a biopic about the legendary opera singer that includes never before seen material, and “Chef Flynn,” a documentary about the precocious talent of Flynn McGarry. Also continuing is “Burning,” a Korean drama about love and mystery. All run through Thursday. On Friday they open “Becoming Astrid,” a Scandanavian film about the author of the Pippi Longstocking books. Check the website for details of upcoming events and screening times. www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford  December 6th an 9th, present opportunities to catch National Theater Live’s telecast of  ANTONY & CLEOPATRA at Cinestudio.  Thursday Cinestudio Begins a run of The Wife, starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.  http://www.cinestudio.org/
Right after the jive at Five  stick around for Homegrown with Robbie DeRosa playing Connecticut connected artists treating listeners to pre-release material and in studio interviews with artists, and information about live shows in the area.

At 6:30, its Imagine with Karen Stein offering 90 minutes of Peace through music.
from 

8:00-9:30pm  you can enjoy Evening Jazz with Bill Denert offering a broad range of swing, bebop and experimental sounds with a sprinkling of new releases, where "Hearing is the best experience"


at 9:30 Let's Get Quizzical with DJ Crybaby and MC Megastar brings you a radio talk show that features two hosts trying to confound their guests - and each other - through trivia. 


From 10-11pm it's The American Empire with Yours Truly, Tootse Mutants - an exploration of the influence of american cultural imperialism on foreign music, such as Korean Hip-Hop, Japanese Jazz, Peruvian Punk, and so much more. 


Until midnight is This Just In with dj willy j, providing soundtracks and reactions to the most eye-popping news stories of the week.


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


From 1-2am, DJ Jackson brings you the sonic hour - focusing on indie rock, prog pop, power pop, indie pop, etcetera. The show will compare music from a previous generation with its contemporaries. 


Playing until 3 is What The Funk with DJ Jagged Little Thrill and DJ Amoroso, exploring George Clinton's concept of "the Funk," as it appears across genres and generations. 


From 3-4am is the Hour Of Slack: Reverend Ivan Stang presents his own commentary, along with recorded material from all SubGenius radio and stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, and selections from the indie audio underground created by various SubGenii and others. 


Rounding out the night from 4-5am is the BBC World Report offering International news coverage and we kick off each weekday at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

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

Thanks for listening. Now stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa up next.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tues 12-4-18 Jive


Good evening, it's Monday, December 4th. 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.

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

Here in Middletown, The Buttonwood Tree holds Laughter Yoga today. On Thursday it’s the ninth annual Hip Hop for the Homeless event. Bring non-perishable food and clothing and enjoy the show! You can pre-order a Hip T-shirt; proceeds benefit homeless shelters and other supporting organizations. On Friday Story City Troupe returns with a “Holidays” theme. The Aligned with Source workshop happens Saturday morning, and in the afternoon there’s a Vision Board workshop with Flo. Saturday evening enjoy unique sounds from Argentina with Joe Fonda and The Tri Continental Trio.  www.buttonwood.org

In New Haven tonight, Café Nine brings you Cave, and Mountain Movers. Wednesday’s bill’s got Daze In, Keesh/Phoebe, and The Enigmas. It’s Acoustic Punk Night on Thursday with Kyle Trocolla, Houston Herman, Zombii, and more. Friday’s Happy Hour features Jordan Giangreco, followed by the evening show with Radio Jarocho ; Zenen Zeferino. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends, and on Saturday night you can catch Muck and the Mires, Palmyra Delran &The Doppel Gang, and the Pale Moon Gang. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features the Emily Duff Band along with Lys Guillorn and Her Band, and they finish out the weekend later with Hackedepicciotto, Eric Hubel, and Landing.  http://www.cafenine.com/  

Toad’s Place in New Haven headlines State Property, appearing with Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Peedi Crack, and more on Friday. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Michael Palin’s Orchestra plays jazz, R&B, and soul classics this evening. Liviu’s International on Thursday features Rich Badowski. Blues guitarist Duke Robillard takes the stage on Friday, and it’s funk, rock, rhythm and more on Saturday with the Savage Brothers Band.  http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

At the Russell Library in Middletown, the Racial Justice Book Group meets tonight to discuss “So you want to talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo. Scrabble Wednesday happens at 5 pm, and at 6 you can create a customized Family-opoly board game for your family. Workforce Alliance and the American Job Center hold an information session for job seekers on Thursday evening. There’s a Smart Searching Internet Research workshop on Friday morning, and in the afternoon you can donate items for their Swap Your Stuff: Holiday Style event. There’s an offsite First Fridays book discussion at RaMa Luna at 7 pm to explore “Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares.” On Saturday morning you can browse the offerings for the holiday Swap Your Stuff, and at 1 pm Professor William Foster III will present African Americans in Children’s Literature. There’s a piano performance by Alex Nakhimovsky Sunday at 2 pm as part of their Immigrant Artists series. Check the website for the winter hours, and for details on more offerings for patrons of all ages. www.russelllibrary.org

Manic Presents is at the Space Ballroom all week. Enjoy Bayside (acoustic) and Kayleigh Goldsworthy on tonight. They bring you Mihali and Tracy Jo Acoustic on Thursday, and Priests , Empath, and Psychic of Orange on Friday. They headline J Mascis on Sunday, appearing with Luluc. At the College Street Music Hall on Wednesday, you can enjoy Craig Ferguson and the Hobo Fabulous Tour.   www.manicpresents.com

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts sponsors free events all week, starting with the WesWinds wind ensemble concert this evening in Crowell Concert Hall. The South Indian Music Student Recital is on Wednesday in World Music Hall, and you can enjoy John Cage’s Musicircus Thursday in Crowell. The Youth and Beginner Gamelan ensemble performs Thursday in World Music Hall, and the Jazz Orchestra and Ensemble will take the stage in Crowell on Friday. Sound Systems, an electronics, percussion, and language performance, happens Saturday in World Music Hall. You can also reserve a free seat for the Thesis Theater production of No Replica, a sound performance in Crowell Concert Hall that runs Thursday through Saturday. Or purchase tickets for the West African Drumming and Dance Concert happening Saturday in Crowell.   www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

Tonight her in Middletown, WESU is sponsoring Music Trivia night at La Boca Mexican restaurant on Main Street in Middletown. starting at 8;30 the event will be hosted by WESU's DJ Cheshire Cat, so the tunes are sure to be heady and the trivia is bound to confound.  There will be fun prizes and more!

At Infinity Hall Hartford you can enjoy Christmas with the Celts on Thursday, and on Friday it’s Laurel Canyon, the Acoustic Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. They bring you Kashmir, the  Led Zeppelin Tribute Band, on Saturday. At Infinity Norfolk, you can enjoy bluegrass, classical and more on Thursday with Darlingside, featuring Henry Jamison. On Friday, it’s a Tribute to John Denver presented by Rocky Mountain Christmas with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon. The Zac Brown Tribute Band is in the house on Saturday, and on Sunday, the Whiffenpoofs, Yale’s a capella group, takes the stage.    www.infinityhall.com

The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown holds a Holiday Books on the Menu lunch event Wednesday at noon. Get the inside scoop on the best holiday picks. They host a Community Open House all day Thursday and invite you in for refreshments and special discounts. In the evening, you can enjoy the Phil Kaye Poetry Reading, as he presents his new collection, “Date & Time.”  It’s Student Shopping Days Friday through Sunday and there will be discounts and refreshments with a student ID. Check the website for kids’ events that are happening throughout the week, including an ornament-making session. www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

Middletown Arts & Culture Office wants you to know that Keep Flying, Cold Collective, Halogens and more perform at the MAC 650 Gallery &Artist Co-op Wednesday at 6 pm. Mutual Benefit, Glambat, and Skating will be there on Thursday, and on Saturday you can catch Invalids, Ourselves Alone, Mineva, and The Refectory. The Wadsworth Mansion sponsors a Boxwood Tree Arrangement class Thursday at 6 pm, and will hold their Morning with St. Nicholas Sunday starting at 10 am.  Sophocles’ “Antigone,” performed by the Teen Repertory Company at the Oddfellows Playhouse, continues its weekend run starting Friday. The city’s Ice-Skating Rink at Harbor Park is open on Saturday, and The Recreation Division offers a DIY workshop on Tree Toppers at the Senior &Community Center. The Middlesex Music Academy on Main Street invites musicians to their Student Rock Band ensemble Saturday at 1 pm, where you can hone your skills of playing in a band. The Rockfall Foundation holds their annual Green Holiday Party on Sunday. Enjoy season food and beverages along with a silent auction. First Church Middletown invites you to their annual Holly Fair Saturday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm,. You can bring the family and enjoy Brunch with Santa &Mrs. Clause every Sunday before Christmas at the Lyman Orchards Homestead. And the 63rd annual Exhibit and Sale continues through December 9th at Wesleyan Potters in Middletown.  www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Cherry Street Station in Wallingford holds a benefit show for Brendan Keefe Friday at 7 pm with Joetown, American Trash, Illface, and more. There’s a Tree Trimming & Ugly Sweater Party on Saturday, and on Sunday they’re holding a benefit show for the California fire victims, with performances by Bears Don’t Care, Honch, and more, along with raffles. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation

The Holiday Light Fantasia drive-through at Goodwin Park in Hartford is open, and there’s free ice skating in Bushnell Park seven days a week. www.hartford.com

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues “Maria by Callas,” a biopic about the legendary opera singer that includes never before seen material, and “Chef Flynn,” a documentary about the precocious talent of Flynn McGarry. Also continuing is “Burning,” a Korean drama about love and mystery. All run through Thursday. On Friday they open “Becoming Astrid,” a Scandanavian film about the author of the Pippi Longstocking books. Check the website for details of upcoming events and screening times. www.realartways.org

Through Wednesday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues their run of“The Old Man and the Gun”, based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.  December 6th an 9th, present opportunities to catch National Theater Live’s telecast of  ANTONY & CLEOPATRA at Cinestudio.  Thursday Cinestudio Begins a run of The Wife, starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.  http://www.cinestudio.org/

Right after the jive at five stick around for  Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat - From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

from 6-8pm Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill offers An eclectic selection of new and older folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues and other music with  a roots influence plus a concert listing at 7pm and frequent concert and festival ticket giveaways. On tonight’s show, seven time Grammy winner Paul Winter will be live in the studio with Bill, starting at 6pm.

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

from 9-10pm The Test Patterns Show brings you The sound of things falling
down the stairs.

at 10pm  (1,3,5) The Audible Underground with DJ Joshinvents. Come explore a variety of underground music by independent or relatively unknown artists from many genres, while occasionally discussing current events neglected by mainstream media!

from 11-midnight, stay tuned for Mixed Media with DJ Pig in the City and DJ Megnanimous. We consume. Then we talk about it.

at midnight (1,3,5) Al's Bum Reviews with DJ In Da Wind and DJ Marjlin. A music show that searches for and reviews narratives, musical themes, and general continuity of albums. The show selects a collection of songs (on and off the album) to dig deeply into a new album every week.

from 1-2am (1,3,5) Road Trip with DJ Vix. Every show covers a different city, featuring new and rising artists from the same hometown. No gas money required.

from 2-4am stay tuned for Upfront Soul with Sanguine fromage from Pacifica.

That’s all for today’s jive at five stick around to go into the rabbit hole with DJ Cheshire Cat up next on Wonderland!