Sunday, February 26, 2012

February 27th Jive

Good evening, it's Monday, February 27th, 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 Zach.

Every Monday it's "ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC WITH J-CHERRY AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, with 7:30pm sign-up, 8:00pm start. More at www.

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 on today and Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. For more information contact the director, Peter Loffredo at or (860) 347-7771.

Also today, Root-reggae DJ SeeLove spins an early set at Cafe Nine in New Haven at 7 o'clock, followed by a spoken work musical performance, Beatnik 2000, at 10.
Tomorrow at Cafe Nine, it's Alt/bluegrass act Milksop. More about these events at

tomorrow at The Space in Hamden, catch youtube stars Julia Nunes and  Mike Falzone, whose millions of online viewers have brought them real-life fame. Visit for information about this concert and many others.

Thursday, it's open mic with bob gotta at the buttonwood tree, with
6:30 sign ups and 7:00 start
Come play and be heard. Bring your own instrument or play our piano or congas…
at The Buttonwood Tree on Main Street. More online at

Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Lisa Moore, the 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 is graduate music recital by Christopher Rigg at 10pm in the CFA Hall. Both events are free

Friday at 7 in 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, inDANCE.
For tickets and details for all Wesleyan University events, visit

Friday, the Buttonwood host 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. At 8 o'clock at the Buttonwood Tree on Main Street. Check out their website or call 860.347.4957

11 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!
call 860.347.2528 to find out more.

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.

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

And Sunday at the Buttonwood, like every week, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
check out

Now Here's what happening in the world of cinema in central connecticut:
Today through Wednesday, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, shows a 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 at

Real Art Ways in Hartford shows this years 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, stay tuned to WESU, because after the Jive, it's Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry
From classic bop to smooth contemporary sounds. A well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.

at 6, Free Speech Radio News brings your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

6:30, it's 75% Folk with Michael Benson- A serving of contemporary folk and acoustic music with side orders of blues, jazz, world, pop, movie soundtracks, readings and occasional live interviews. Bring a big plate.

at 8, Uncle Dad spins Eclectic but dad-friendly sets showcasing funk, soul, R&B and groovy tunes from afropop to electronica in his show, Uncle Dad Air

9:30 The Attention Deficit DJ with Lee
The music of yesterday’s future, today.

at 11, it's Total Trash with "A"
From stage dives and pile-ons to grudges and misanthropy. Hardcore, youth crew, crust, grind, thrash, powerviolence, emotional whatever, sludge-/black metal and more.

Midnight comes The Noisy Wheelbarrow with Zach Schonfeld and DJ Meat Pie, merging noise rock and other noise-based music with poetry and verse, highlighting both seminal and up and coming artists who have blended the spoken word with experimental music.

At 1, it's 600 Pounds of Sin with Maggie
A brew of prog rock, jam band, metal, and the spaces between.

2 am, it's  Mind the Gap with Tyler
A music and poetry hybrid, incorporating songs and literary works into shimmering explosions, demanding to be heard

3-4am , Maximum Rock and Roll Radio
A weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection.

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 didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at, and if you know of any events that you'd like to have announced on the Jive, send them to

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