Monday, June 4, 2012

06-04-12 jive

06-04-12 jive

Good evening, it's Monday, June 4th. 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

Here in Middletown Tonight and every Monday at 8:30, Vinnies Jump and Jive presents a FREE swing and blues practicum offering an opportunity to practice your dancing in a low-key and friendly setting. Friday night Vinnies presents their All Blues All Night Dance.   More online at
Every Monday night in Middletown, J-CHERRY hosts the ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC WITH AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street.  Signups begin at7:30pm. Performances start at 8:00pm.
Wednesday night the buttonwood Tree presents  Conversations with Tlakaelel: 2012 Earth Changes, Myth and Reality. This Toltec Elder, teacher, heir and guardian of the oral tradition, is also an author and spiritual guide who has spent over 50 years teaching and researching the great ancestral cultures of the Americas. He will share insights about our role in 2012, the earth changes that are already happening, energy and how to work with it and see it, the importance of wisdom in the modern world, and the unity of world religions.
Thursday night brings Bob Gotta’s long standing acoustic Open Mic to the Buttonwood.
Friday night, The Brooklyn based harmony-driven power trio  ”Apollo Run”, take the stage Friday Night.
Saturday the buttonwood Tree offers a full line up of activities and events starting at 10:30 am as they participate in the CT Department of Tourism’s Annual  Open House Day.  Spiritual Workshops, live music, and an artist’s reception and gallery show are all in the works.  The day culminates at the Buttonwood Tree with The NYC-based Danny Fox Trio playing genre-defying original musical mix that lies somewhere between a jazz , chamber music, and rock.
Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All ares welcome and invited to help prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Later on Sunday, “Coming to the mic” is an open mic that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. It’s Produced and hosted by Ty Mapp, Sunday at 7:30 at the Buttonwood. More information about all Buttonwood events at or 860.347.4957

Tonight down in New Haven, Rohn Lawrence and Friends make smooth jazz on the lily pad stage. Weds is dubstep night, Thursday there’s a local Rock showcase on the main stage at Toads.  While Justi Jones performs upstairs in Lily’s pad. SHAKEDOWN plays the DEAD & BEYOND at Toads.  Mushroom Cloud and Gigglejuice open that show. Saturday night Unearth, This Is Hell,  Vengeance, and Torment the Dreamer make for a night of loud Rock at Toads. More online at

Also down in New Haven tonight at 7:30 pm you can catch the Harris Brothers Band Balkan Jam Session at Café Nine. At 10pm the Nine Presents an Acoustic Open Mic w/ Miss Kriss.  Tuesday Night Café nine presents an early show at 7:30 with Joe Flood and special guest Luisa Piemontese. At 10 pm tomorrow Café nine presents Casey Gorman; w/ Mike Brandon.  Wednesday night : Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, Slackeye Slim, and Filthy Still make for a night of aggressive, country-blues-Dixieland-bluegrass, Delta blues, and New Orleans sounds. Thursday Chris Berardo and the Desperados w/ Al Raebuck play at Café Nine. Friday Night  BURLESQUE-A-PADES takes the Café Nine stage. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippos and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Ideat Village XII Fundraiser  to Café nine featuring Sidewalk Dave, the Grimm Generation, Farewood and Bedroom Rehab Corporation. More online at

Tonight in Hartford, at 7 pm you can catch the  KING PHILIP MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMERFEST ALUMNI CONCERT at THE POND HOUSE CAFÉ Featuring: Jimmy Macbride & The King Philip Middle School Jazz Band at the Elizabeth Park Pond House. This is  FREE and open to the public.  (860) 233-8236,

Also tonight in Hartford,The Charter Oak Cultural Center’s weekly event JAZZ MONDAYS at Black-eyed Sally's features Craig Hartley.

Wednesday Night at Blackeyed Sally’s you can catch The PETER BYRON BLUES JAM.  Friday Night Joey Spampinato, founding member of the legendary NRBQ is back on the stage with his bro! Saturday night, JOHN FRIES & THE HEAT. FEATURING MATT ZEINER celebrate the release of their new CD at Sally’s.

This Thursday night marks the launch of this season's Thursday Night "Jazz on the River " series at Mattabesett Canoe Club in Middletown.  The Legendary jazz drummer BERNARD "Pretty" PURDIE is appearing with vocalist Karen Frisk this Thurs. JUNE 7, from 6:00 - 10:00 pm Rain or Shine!  For info and Reservations call  860-347-9999

Fresh off their athletic victories from the Special Olympics CT-Eastern Regional Games twenty two athletes from the Greater Middletown Special Olympics are set to compete at  the Special Olympics Connecticut State Summer Games beginning on Friday June 8-10, 2012 hosted by Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven & the Hamden Hall School in Hamden.  Nineteen Athletes from the GMSO will be competing in Track & Field events & three in Cycling events.   According to the Special Olympics CT website 2,361 athletes & partners, 600 coaches and 2900 volunteers will be on hand this weekend.  SCSU will be the venues for track & field, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics and the housing of the athletes.  The Hamden Hall School will be the site for traditional & unified sports of soccer & tennis. For more info call SOCT at 1-800-443-6105 or visit

Saturday brings the 35th Anniversary Military vehicle show and flea market to the Chester fairgrounds from 8am-4pm.  The event features Antique Military vehicles, a flea market, food on site, Military displays and more. for info
That’s it for our community calendar. For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, you can visit – the City of Middletown’s new website for anyone interested in what’s going on in Middletown. You can access for updated information.

Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week.  
 Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford,  presents their annual Gay and Lesbian film festival through Saturday. Opening on Sunday at Cinestudio, National Theatre Live presents FRANKENSTEIN . Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at

Real Art Ways in Hartford has extended their run of Marley through 6/14. “Marley” celebrates the life and work of visionary performer Bob Marley. Tuesday through Thursday Real Art Ways presents “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts" which 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.  Friday Real Art ways opens a run of Pink Ribbons, Inc. a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a "dream cause," becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success. Friday also kicks off a Weekends Only run of: “Lovecraft, Whisperer in Darkness”, Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft's iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Real Ary way has also booked “The Room” which has been dubbed as “The best terrible movie ever”  for monthly late shows at Real Art Ways. Tickets, times, and more at 

Now stay tuned.  Here's what's playing on WESU tonight as we kick off our Summer Program guide.
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of straight up Jazz on Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry during our weekday commercial free musical drive time programming.

At 6pm we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.

6:30 it's Life is a Killer with Johnny Analog, Moving through the blues Diaspora featuring an eclectic mix of porch country blues and big city electric blues to jazz, R&B and soul.

at 8:00 Lord Lewis presents:  the Rumpus Room for 90 minutes of schorching vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and Latin dance floor grooves.

At 9:30 Tom Gatzen presents a 2 hr weekly does of loud and heavy music on Aaargh!!

From 11:30 - 1:00 Anvil Isle presents a musical monsoon of alternative rock, blues, dream, funk, hard rock, indie, punk, reggae, surf, and world music inviting you to bury your feet in the sand and hear the waves come crashing through your speakers.

From 1-3:00 Psychedelic Rick presents the late night Summer Concert Series featuring live concerts in their full glory. For tonight’s concert, Rick presents: the late great Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble recorded in the summer of 2004. 

From 3-4am Maximum Rock and Roll Radio features an hour of international loud rock and punk.
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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