Thursday, June 21, 2012

06-20-12 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, June 20th. 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 Jaki Host of Jaki’s Buzz heard on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 6pm here in WESU.
Here’s a rundown of what’s happening in our area this week.

Here in Middletown Middletown every third Wednesday from June to October, 5-8 pm you can join the Middletown Gallery Walk for an opportunity to visit North End Galleries, Shops, and Restaurants who are collaborating to offer this community event in Middletown’s Arts District. More online at

Tonight down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, it’s their weekly dubstep dance party. Thursday Reggae Legend Beres (sounds like Barris) Hammond will be performing on the main stage.  Friday Night Hip Hop Emcee Action Bronson will be headlining a show featuring local Hip Hop acts Duece Bug, Phenom and Rowdy City at 8pm.  Saturday night Fuel, VENREZ, Bad Axis and Progmatic make for a night of loud Rock at Toads. More online at

Also down in New Haven tonight, Manic Productions Presents JEFF The Brotherhood w/ Uncle Bad Touch and 2 Ton Bug at Café Nine. Thursday at 9pm Indie Rock band Baby Grand Perform w/ Fightwinner at Cafe Nine. On Friday Night TACO HUT MUSIC Presents • The Proud Flesh, Speakeasy, Heads With Wings, and White Walls. Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends this week. Saturday Night brings the Idiot Village Rock Lottery; Musicians thrown together by fate and given two weeks to get their act together and perform live. More online at

Tonight at  Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford you can catch TOMMY WHALEN hosting their weekly BLUES JAM session. Friday Night. Guitarist Joe Moss and Band perform Saturday night, McDonald Teague Band perform their blues infused rock show.

This Thursday night continues this season's Thursday Night "Jazz on the River " series at Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown.  The Josh Gosselin Trio  will be performing.
This Thursday Real Art Ways presents their monthly Creative Cocktail hour. They will be celebrating gallery show Openings for artists: Samuel ROWLETT, Dave SINAGUGLIA, and Ken MORGAN with Music by with DJ MAL and and BATED BREATH providing bite size theatre performances.

Here in Middletown Friday night, Vinnies Jump and Jive presents their monthly swing and blues Dance.   More online at

Friday evening at the Buttonwood tree here in Middletown, Joe Flood will be performing with Joe Fonda on Upright bass and Scott Kessel, drumship enterprise!  Don’t miss this combination of creative musicians. Saturday night from 8-10pm jazz musician Dan Arcamone who has just released a new album, will be playing a mix from all three of his albums and jazz standards.   Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy the meal help prepare the feast at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30 am. Later on at 7:30 at the Buttonwood Sunday evening, “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,  More information about all Buttonwood. events at or 860.347.4957
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week. Tonight Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, opens a run of “The Pirates, Band of Misfits” from the Animators who created  Wallace & Gromit,  for a  new stop-motion animated movie set in the rollicking pirate realm. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at

Through Thursday  Real Art Ways is showing ‘Peace, Love and Misunderstanding’   a heartfelt comedy and a story about second chances and the things that divide and reunite families.
Through Thursday Real Art Ways continues their run of the new film, Pease Love and Misunderstanding starring Jane Fonda. On Friday Real Art Ways opens a run of, First Position, which follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet for a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow. Friday Nigt Real Art Ways is offering another opportunity to see the new Bob Marley documentary, “Marley”. More online at
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.

Now stay tuned.  Here's what's playing on WESU tonight.
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 for 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 spinning Techno music from around the globe mixed live since 1992.

From 8 to 9:30pm it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce with 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 presenting listeners with the very latest in underground electronica on vinyl format plus exclusive sets from international producers and DJs.

11pm it’s Midnight Munchies with DJ Gus Lo -  for 90 minutes of  below Ground Hip Hop Street music.

From 12:30-1:30am  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!

from 1:30-4am Otto Nation weaves a magical musical tapestry of international sounds from around the world.

we begin tomorrow's broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

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