Friday, February 3, 2012

02-03-12 jive

Good evening, it's Thursday February 2nd, Happy Ground Hogs Day! 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. I'm J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday from 6:30 to 8PM Showcasing live local music and arts. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local publicaffairs and free-form community radio.Thanks to all of the listeners who have contributed so far to our Annual Winter Holiday Pledge drive. There’s still time to help out by clicking the “donate now” button on our website,

Now here's a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree, it's 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 and every 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.

Tonight down in New Haven, at Cafe Nine 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

At Black Eye Sally’s in Hartford Friday night, Mike Law & the Playboys also take the stage. More information can be found at

Down in New Haven at Toads Place 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

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 Democracy in Film: The Wave”, Friday and Saturday Cinestudio isshowing “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:

Thursday, 5:05-6pm
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

Thursday, 6-6:30pm
Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

Thursday, 6:30-8pm
Total Praise with Minister Latrecia
A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!

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

Thursday, 9:30pm-10:30pm
Bridging the Gap with JBrent
Exploring how music has changed forms through the years, and the links that tie together seemingly disparate genres such as blues and rap, or funk and Krautrock.

Friday, 10:30-11:30pm
Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze // The Slap-Happy Hour with Rachel Silton
An anti-genre, request-based melting pot. Each episode, we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter. A wild romp through the annals of WESU's music library, supported and guided by the interests of our listeners. // No description yet.

Friday, 11:30pm-1am
Midnite Munchiez with GusLo
The below ground street music your ears and mind have been hungry for.

Friday, 1-2:30am
Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash
The real hip-hop is over here.

Friday, 2:30-3am
The 30 Min Hot Wax with Dj Marc Geck0
A random session of mixing from the record crate with nothing but pure vinyl and homemade instrumentals. Coming from this stash nothing but freshness.

Friday, 3-4am
Itso-ezee with DJ Otto Nation
providing an eclectic 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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