Wednesday, February 1, 2012

02-01-12 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, February 1st
and this is the Jive at Five, your daily community calendar and run down of
night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. Thanks for making WESU
your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public
affairs and free-form community radio.  I’m Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience".

Thanks to all of the
listeners who have contributed so far to our Annual Winter Holiday Pledge
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Now here's a rundown of some of what’s happening in our

Tonight MIKE LAW hosts Sally’s Weekly BLUES
JAM.  Grammy nominated Hammond
organist, Brian Charette  makes for a
night of Jazz at Sally’s on Friday night and Mike Law & the Playboys also
take the stage. More information can be found at

Tonight down in New Haven, at Cafe Nine HADOUKEN presents the 2nd Local Bang-A-Rang
Series: featuring Xenosis; Guerra and  Continuum showcasing progressive heavy metal.  Thursday night Samantha Crain, Ben Weaver, and Mon Monarch make for a night of folk. Friday night you can catch Jenny Dee & the Delinquents; The
Shellye Valauskas Experience; and Jeremy Lichter  at café nine. Saturday’s Open Blues Jam is hosted by  the George Baker Experience.  Saturday Night MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents
Adam Arcuragi & the Lupine Chorale Society,  Golden Bloom,and  Dylan Connor for a night of alternative country at café nine. More can be found at

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree, The Emile DeLeon Group hosts An open Jazz Jam.
Thursday brings Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustic open mic to the
buttonwood. Friday night The Buttonwood presents a “Nashville
Style Songwriter’s Round” – Featuring: Carrie Johnson, Kristen Graves, Al
Raebuck, Marc Douglas Berardo and Jennifer Lowe. Saturday evening, The Zero
Dollar Trio plays a blend of chamber jazz meets free improvisation diving into
a multitude of sounds, textures and grooves. On Sunday’s, Food not Bombs shares
food in front of the Buttonwood Tree. All are welcome. More details about these
events can be found online at

Tonight down in New Haven, Toads Place presents their weekly Dubstep dance
party upstairs in Lily’s Pad. Friday night Max Creek takes the main stage. The
McLovins open the show.  Afton presents a local artist showcase upstairs in Lily’s Pad on Friday. More can be found online at

On Thursday Nights here in Middletown, The Canoe Club at Harbor Park welcomes musicians to join in their weekly Irish music jam session. On Friday Wesleyan Jazz Musicians Gabe Gordon, Claire Randall & Friends will be performing at The Canoe Club At Harbor Park Friday February 3rd at 7pm.  For information, call 860-347-9999.

This Weekend in Middletown, Wesleyan’s Center For The Arts presents Great Small Works a performance group that draws on folk, avant-garde and popular theater traditions to address
contemporary social issues.  Performances are on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8pm in the CFA Theater.  More can be found online at

The Russell Knitters invite you to join them Saturday morning at 11am at the Russell Library on Broad Street. More can be found online at

Now here's what's happening in the world of cinema in Central Connecticut...
Tonight Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford presents “Beats
Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest”. Thursday night Cinestudio
presents “Democracy in Film: The Wave”, Friday and Saturday Cinestudio is
showing “My Week With Marilyn”, Sunday Cinestudio begins a run of David
Cronenberg’s new film, “ A Dangerous Method”. For more information you can look up

Through Friday, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of the French film, Women on the 6th Floor.  Real Art Ways also continues a run of “The Conquest” through Thursday, this documentary chronicles Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to become President of France.  More can be found online at

Now, here’s what’s playing tonight here on 88.1 Fm WESU in Middletown:

Right after the Jive at Five it's:
Fusion Radio with James Fusion
Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It's a vinyl world!

At 8:00 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 // Smorgasbord with DJ Maneki Neko
On the air since 1995! Presenting listeners with the very latest in underground electronica on vinyl format, so the music can be heard as it was intended. Regularly featuring exclusive sets from international producers and DJs. // A colossal mix of electronic infused with the spices of dance..

Starting at 11pm, it's Word…Life Radio with H Biz & B Fiz
Early 90's hip-hop is the focus here, with the occasional touch of punk, funk, reggae and soul.

From 1230-2am it's The Hip-Hop Kitchen with Alex & Jake
The place to hear jazzy, soulful, upbeat hip-hop and rap.

From 2-3am it's Sunspot Loops.
Let's explore what's new in the world and rearrange what exists into a form we can claim to understand. Listen to everything. Nothing gets hyped on (micro-genres).

Beginning at 3am it's The Night Train with DJ Otto
providing a diversified mix of new releases from the WESU music library.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin
tomorrow's broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you know of any
events that you think we should be announcing on the Jive, send them to

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