Wednesday, May 30, 2012

05-30-12 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, May 30th 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 night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticuts number 1 Washington Nationals fan. Thanx for tuning in!!

Tonight down in New Haven Café Nine presents an early show with Ricky Miller and the Tony Dioguardi Duo at 7pm. At 10 pm it’s Pat Dalton's Local Acoustic Indie Showcase.   Thursday night the The Shoutbacks play ‘outlaw’ string band music at The Nine. Friday night WNHU's "T in the Afternoon" Presents The Inaugural Underground Music Experience"  at Café Nine, featuring performances by Fifth Nation, Gabriel Brunot, Political Animals, Joey Ruckus, Denise Artista Conquistadora, and WhiteCheddar. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam at Café Nine will be hosted by the Mike Coppola Trio this week. Saturday Night Manic Productions presents Marissa Nadler; Faces on Film; and Lys Guillorn. Sunday Brings Roxy Perry’s Roadhouse Jam to The Nine. More can be found online at

Tonight here in Middletown at 7pm, you can catch “STRINGS” - a special talk with Jef Johnson at the MAC 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op on Main Street. Jef Johnson is a leader in the field of performance theory. His research focuses on naive experience, consciousness, play, patterned behavior and social identity.  This event is Free to the Public.  Jef is also offering "Break it Down!" Inspired Performance Workshops June 1st through 3rd. You can learn more and register by contacting Aryn Kyer at

Thursday night here in Middletown, The Buttonwood Tree presents a singer Songwriter double Bill featuring Double Bill: Chelsea Berry  and  Ryan Tennis. Friday night Cece & Ruth and the Birch Creek Band make for a night of Harmony, history & humor: in a  program featuring  Celtic & American ballads”.  Saturday night Katie Pearlman and Cathy Kreger will perform music from their new CDs at the Buttonwood.  Katie Pearlman' new “Girls Like Us” is a concept album of songs about women, based on true stories from the book Note to Self, by Andrea Buchanan. On Sunday’s Food not Bombs shares food in front of the Buttonwood Tree at 1pm. All are welcome and invited to partake and help prepare the food at 11:30 am at First Church on Court Street in Middletown. Learn more about buttonwood tree events online at

Thursday night You can Catch spark Plug playing the music of Melvin Sparks at Sully’s Pub in Hartford. Friday night Dub Apocalypse takes the Sully’s stage. Saturday Night Sully’s presents Hearts and Thieves
w/ All in Blind . More can be found online at

Thursday night, Toads Place in New Haven presents a local band showcase on the main stage while Justin Ones performs upstairs on the lily pad stage. Victor Wooten performs at Toads Place on Friday Night.  The B. WILLIE SMITH BAND and The Cobalt Rhythm Kings perform at Toads on Saturday night. Sunday there is a fundraising event called “Friends of Freddy B” . More can be found online at

Weezer plays the Mohegan Sun arena Thursday Night. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays a free show at Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den on Friday night at 8pm. For more information, go to

The Russell Knitters are an enthusiastic group of knitters who are willing to share ideas and expertise.  They invite you to join them this Saturday at 11am at the Russell Library. No registration is required. Check out for more details

The Middletown Symphonic Band presents their Annual Spring Concert at South Congregational Church
on Pleasant St in Middletown Saturday afternoon at 2pm.

Saturday evening at 7pm, Artists for World Peace present their third International Celebration of Peace, “Dance for Peace” at The Charter Oak Cultural Center, in Hartford.  Dance for Peace will feature dancers and musicians from seven New York, Canadian, and  Connecticut dance companies, plus an artisan marketplace and amazing hors d'oeuvres.  Proceeds will buy a corn grinding machine for a community group in Tanzania to feed hundreds of people and provide income to an orphanage center.. Tickets and info online at : ARTISTSFORWORLDPEACE.ORG

Here in Middletown Saturday evening at 8pm, The Mattabasset Canoe club present an evening of traditional and contemporary Irish folk music featuring Mick O’Brien &  Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh at 8pm.

Livingston Taylor performs Saturday at First Congregational Church of Madison. Tickets and info can be found at

Now, here’s a listing of what’s happening in the world of non Main Stream Cinema here in Central CT.  All Week, Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing the New Documentary film "Marley" from Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald. “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary performer and world icon Bob Marley. Friday Night Real Art Ways opens 2 more films: “Keyhole” is the startling new Canadian Film by Guy Maddin offering a surreal fusion of family melodrama, film noir, gangster movie, ghost story and Homer's Odyssey starring Jason Patric and Isabella Rosselini . “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts “also opens on Friday at Real Art Ways. This film follows a pregnant technophile who’s uncertainties about motherhood trigger an impulsive road trip to the source of her anxiety: her long-estranged mother living far away and off-the-grid.  More can be found online at

Tonight  Cinestudio, The Trinity College Cinema in Hartford presents the fully restored 35mm film print of one of the most elusively beautiful movies to be made on celluloid: Terence Davies’ "The Long Day Closes". More can be found online at

Now stay tuned.  Here's what's playing on WESU tonight as we work our way through week #2 of new Summer program season:

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano for an hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

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

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.

At 9:30, running until11pm 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.

Starting at11pm until1230am 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 until 2am it's Missteps with Guy Fridge
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.

Thursday, 2-3am
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.

Thursday, 3-4am
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!

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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