Wednesday, April 4, 2012

04/04/12 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, April 4th, 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday nights Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience." Thanx for tuning in!

Tonight at Cafe 9 in New haven, HADOUKEN Presents Local Bang-A-Rang #4:  All brutal, in your face metal right from your own back yard. Thursday at the Cafe 9, Grant Hart performs w/ Jason Prince(Eurisko) Friday, Enjoy an evening of original guitar rock featuring three local luminaries. Shellye Valauskas, The Streams, and Spike Priggen. Saturday its an afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Mike Coppola Trio • bring your ax and play, or sing. PA, amps, drums provided, and Sunday afternoon Cafe 9 hosts ROXY PERRY'S TRAVELING ROADHOUSE JAM.  Find out more at 

At Wesleyan on Wednesday, until 6pm, you can view the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History on display in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

This Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m, Middlesex Community College in Middletown hosts the stage production of “Are You Now or Have You Ever Been,”.  Performed by the Middletown-based theater troupe Vintage Players, this production is based on the transcripts from hearings following investigations on real and suspected communist members in Hollywood.  This free event is open to the public and will be held in Chapman Hall, second floor, room 808 C & D

Thursday evening at 7pm in Wesleyan’s  Memorial Chapel, you can catch a senior music recital by Noah Heau entitled "Block Ice, Bach & Beethoven." It is free and open to the public. For more information about all Wesleyan University arts happenings, visit

Thursday night in Middletown  AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street,, its Bob Gotta’s, long running acoustic open mic with 6:30 sign up, 7:00 start. Friday evening at the Buttonwood, it's Joe Flood and the Lost Wandering Blues & Jazz Band at 8pm, and Saturday the Sinan Bakir Jazz Trio takes the Buttonwood stage at 7:30pm. Sunday night, its a new Open Mic at the Buttonwood that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. Only those who agree to be viewed on TV should perform, and all are welcome. For more information about all Buttonwood Tree events, call 860.347.4957 or go to

Thursday, at Toads place in New Haven, PRODIGY OF the legendary hip hop group MOBB DEEP, takes the stage, with Duece Bug and Rowdy City. Friday Toad's hosts BADFISH, A TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME, and Saturday brings BEYOND THE WALL: THE ULTIMATE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE. Tickets and more at

Friday at 7:30pm herein Middletown, Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater on Washington Street presents "Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and Other Rarely Used Expressions info online at

Now here's a rundown of  what's going on in the world of cinema off the beaten path here in central Connecticut this week.

Through Thursday,  Real Art Ways in Hartford, is showing “Salt of Life” about an aging  guy  who questions why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life. This weekend, Real Art Ways shows “The Forgiveness of Blood”, telling the story of an Albanian teen whose life is suddenly turned upside-down when his father and uncle become entangled in a land dispute that starts a blood feud. More can be found online at

At Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, The film “Albert Nobbs” is playing through tonight. In this film, Glenn Close portrays a woman in 19th century Dublin who lives in fear that her impersonation of a shy man named Albert Nobbs will be revealed. Friday and Saturday, The Artist, a silent film shot in luminous black and white, follows the seismic changes of late 1920s’ Hollywood, as a silent film star falls from grace with the arrival of the talkies. More can be found online at

This month The South Asia Film Series:” PhoolanDevi  and the Roots of Indian Rage”  at Wesleyan’s Center for Film Studies presents four films exploring issues around Phoolan Devi, aka the Bandit Queen a radical activist turned politician who rose to fame in India in the 1970s and was ultimately assassinated in 2001. This Thursday at 8pm you can catch the biopic film “The Bandit Queen”. The film will be preceded by a performance from a Sri Lanken composer featuring sections of her Phoolan Devi oopera. There will also be a discussion with a History professor following the screening. Saturday at 2pm you can catch “Sholay” one of Bollywood’s greatest action/adventure films on the subject.  All of these screenings are free and open to the public at Wesleyan’s Cinema.

Now stay tuned, here's what's playing on WESU tonight:

From 5:05 to 6pm it's The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano
An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

From 6 to 6:30pm it's Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

Starting at 6:30 and running until 8pm it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion
Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It's a vinyl world!

From 8 to 9:30pm 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
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.

At 11pm-1230am, 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 Beats with Dylan Bostick
Hip-hop. Electro. Techno. UK bass. Music that makes you groove.

In the wee hours from  2-3am it's 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 3-4am, it's Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat
Search and Recover 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 kicks on at 4 and we begin tomorrow's programing 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 (the five is the number five), and if you know of any events that you'd like to have announced on the Jive, send them to

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