Wednesday, February 29, 2012

02-29-12 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, February 29th, 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Ben Michael. Happy 2nd Birthday Aislin!

Connecticut Heritage Productions announces auditions for an April production of Body & Sold drama about the sex trade in America. Roles are available for males and females 18 and older. Auditions will be held at the Russell Library, on Broad Street in Middletown Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. For more information contact the director, Peter Loffredo at or (860) 347-7771.

Tonight in New Haven, 1974 and Ghost of Chancemake for a night of garage Rock at Café Nine.  Thursday night Celebrated Tigers; make for a night of indie Rock at The Nine . Friday night ASTERISK CONCERTS and MANIC PRODUCTIONSPresent: Scott Kelly (of Neurosis) w/ Eugene Robinson (of Oxbow) • Saturday’s afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Mike Coppola Trio this week. Saturday Night SAFETY MEETING records Presents: a cd release party for  Ferocious F’ing Teeth  w/ The Naked Heroes and Space Orphans.  More about these events at

Tonight at Toads place in New Haven you can catch RUBIX KUBE The 80's Tribute Band.   CONSPIRATOR plays Toad’s on Thursday night with guests Cosmic Dust Bunnies and Jeff Bujak. Tyga’s Careless World Tour stops at Toads on Thursday night with guests YG and Lil Twist.  Sunday at Toads Place in New Haven, Start Making Sense plays Talking Heads Covers in the LIlly's Pad room. Get details about this concert and more at

Here in Middletown Thursday Night, The Canoe Club at Harbor Park concludes their weekly Thursday night Celtic music Jam Session. Never fear starting next weekly the jam session moves to Wednesday nights. This Friday night the Canoe Club presents the Sycamore Trio. (860) 347-9999 forr more info.

Green Party Presidential Candidate, Jill Stein, will be speaking Thursday evening from 5-7pm at First Church Congregational on Court Street in Middletown. More online at

Thursday, it's Bob Gotta’s long standing acoustic open mic at the buttonwood tree in Main Street in Middletown, with 6:30 sign ups and 7:00 start. Friday, At 8 o'clock the Buttonwood hosts a night of poetry, music and improvisation with the words of poet John L. Stanizz, paired with blues and jazz from Jim Mercik and percussionist Abu Alvin Carter Sr. Saturday, Jazz Pianist and composer Laszlo Gardony performs with his trio at 8 at the Buttonwood Tree, but before that, catch an interview with Laszlo gardony will on river valley rhythms, here on wesu 88.1fm, on Thursday at 4.  And Sundays Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. More online or by calling 860.347.4957

Wesleyan music teacher, Teacher Lisa Moore and founding pianist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, performs a program of American masterpieces, Thursday at 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall on the Wesleyan campus. Also at Wesleyan on Thursday you can catch a graduate music recital by Christopher Rigg at 10pm in the CFA Hall. Both events are free.

Friday at 7 in Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall, it's a senior music recital by Spencer Hattendorf entitled "Language Barrier," and on Friday and Saturday, Wesleyan Artist in Residence Hari Krishnan brings a night of South Indian dance and music to the CFA Hall, as performed by his students at Wesleyan and dancers from Mr. Krishnan's dance company. For tickets and details for all Wesleyan University arts events, visit

Friday Night The Michael Cleary Band plays "Amy Jones Day" at The Main Pub in Hartford. This evening will benefit a young girl Amy Jones, fight stage 4 cancer.  15% of the whole days sales will go to the “Love You Mean It” Fund.  More online at
From 11am to 1 on Saturday, the Russell LIbrary Knitting group meets in Meeting Room 3 at the Library. No registration is required. Bring your knitting projects! More online at

Also on Saturday at 2 p.m.
You can catch the First Connecticut Performance of the stage production, "Palestine" written and performed by Najla Saïd at Southern Connecticut State University’s Engleman Hall, C112 located at 501 Crescent Street, New Haven.PALESTINE is a personal journey from the “toniest private schools”, to the “stench of Gaza,” through two wars, the horrors of 9/11, encounters with the likes of Yasir Arafat, “cheeky” photographers and, of course, her esteemed family.

Now Here's what happening in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:
tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, ends their run of Shame, starring Michael Fassbender as a man struggling with his addiction to sexual pleasure. Thursday Cinestudio hosts a special showing of My So-Called Enemy, with a discussion with Director Lisa Gossels. In 2002 Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls traveled to the U.S. to participate in a women’s leadership program, and this documentary follows six of the girls as they learn to know their “enemies” as human beings. Friday through the weekend, Cinestudio shows The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. More information

Real Art Ways in Hartford shows this year’s oscar-nominated shorts, both animates and live action, through thursday. Also through thursday at Real Art Ways is Tomboy, a story of a young french girl who lives as a boy, to the chagrin of her parents.Friday through next week, Real Art Ways stars a run of Crazy Horse, a documentary that peeks inside Paris’s Crazy Horse cabaret – the most famous nude dance show in the world. Tickets, trailers and more at

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming hereon 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.
Following the Jive at Five it’s the needle Drop with Anthony Fantano - presenting the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

at 6pm Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network – is an independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world.

at 6:30 its Fusion Radio with James Fusion  spinning Techno from around the globe mixed live.

at 8pm we present The Warehouse with Mike Nyce  for The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

9:30-11pm [alternating – 1st, 3rd, & 5th weeks] The Vault with DJ Anton Banks – Presents the very latest in underground electronica in vinyl formatwith exclusive sets from international producers and DJs.

at 11pm we switch gears for 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.

at 12:30 [alternating – 1st, 3rd, & 5th weeks] Missteps with Guy Fridge –offers a  chance to hear the most idiosyncratic and eccentric brands of left-field electronic dance music around today. Featuring club-centric genres such as footwork, bass, UK funky, tribal guarachero, UK garage, vogue house, kuduru, and more.

from 2-3am its The Postman Express Hour with DJ JD, DJ MacChillin, & DJ Jack - 3 DJs give their take on a specific "post" genre, be it post-folk jangling, post-psychedelic, post-rock, post-punk, any other post. Exploring jarring, weird and stimulating new music, and placing it in a historical context.

From 3-4 am  Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat scours the world of music to find as many versions of a single song as possible. Join the exploration of the modern musical standards!

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

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