Wednesday, August 15, 2012

08-15-12 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, Aug. 15th and this is the Jive at Five, WESU's Daily community calendar and run-down of nighttime 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 Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for tuning in!

Mondays through Thursdays  from 10am-noon in August, Stacey Stroka leads The Buttonwood Tree’s Open Arts & Crafts program. Everyone is welcome!

This evening, from 5 to 8 p.m. is the Middletown Gallery Walk, where North End Galleries, Shops, and Restaurants are collaborating to offer a community event.

Friday night Shawn Taylor and the Wandering Roots bring their gritty soul stirring vocals & poetic blue collar lyrics to the Buttonwood stage at 8.

Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday. All are welcome to the meal and are also invited to help prepare the food at the First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am.
For more information about all Buttonwood events you can go online to their website at or by calling 860.347.4957

Tonight, down at Toad's Place in New Haven, is always the weekly dubstep dance party, and Thursday brings renowned rapper DMX to the stage . Friday night is Shakedown, featuring The Dead and Beyond and Dizzy Fish.  Saturday night Toad's hosts La Coka Nostra, including members of the House of Pain, Non Phixion, and Special Teams. More can be found online at

Tonight at 9 in New Haven,  at Cafe Nine, Die Hipster presents the area's hardest edge punk rockers.
Thursday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: You Won't; w/ Plume Giant; Laurelin Kruse, and Friday Night there will be a local punk rock n' roll showcase featuring The Hulls and Defcon 5. •
CafĂ© nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends. Saturday is the ANTHRAX CLUB REUNION NIGHT: featuring Seizure; Lost Generation; 76% Uncertain; C.I.A.; Zombie Squad; and Skeletal Ambitions.
The SUNDAY-AFTER-SUPPER JAM: will be hosted by Kevin St. James & the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars with signups at 7 and performances starting at 8. More online at

Tonight, at Bar, in New Haven, Ezra Furman and Golden Bloom play a free show. More can be found at

The Middletown Commission on the Arts present its annual Summer Sounds concert series every Tuesday evening throughout the summer, on the City's South Green (Union Park). Consult for more information about these events.

Tonight and on upcoming Wednesday nights in Hartford Blackeyed Sally’s hosts one of the longest running open blues jams in New England!
Thursday night Little Ed & the Blues Imperials bring their raw-boned Chicago sound to the stage at Sally's.
Friday will see B. Willie Smith and Saturday the Walter Lewis Blues Trio brings songs from the deep south and Wuddy Waters era in Chicago. More can be found at

Friday night Sully's Pub in Hartford host Wimbash 2012, The Annual musical gathering organized by Hartford native international musical legend and Bassist, Doug Wimbish. This year's Wimbash will feature over 20 artists and bands on two stages featuring Living Colour’s Vernon Reid and Will Calhoun, The School of Rock House Band, Jungle funk, Vinx, Keith Leblanc and many more. More can be found online at

The Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents a weekly Thursday night "Jazz on the River" series. For info and Reservations call  860-347-9999.

Saturday at 4:30pm The Marino Foundation, Inc.  presents Foodstock  at the Naugatuck Polish American Club for  7 hours of Food, Fun & Music Featuring Jeff Martinson plus Maestro Brett Connors & Friends.  Proceeds will be donated to the Waterbury Arc & Theater Works, Hartford . For info Contact Paul at 203-206-0379

Also this Saturday the Caribbean-American Multi-Cultural Association of CT presents their first annual Tace Middletown: Trinidad Style Carnival Launching. Festivities will take place from 1 to 9:30 pm by the waterfront at Harbor Park here in Middletown. There will be live performances by the Hartford Steel Symphony, Brooklyn's own Women in Steel dance group, djs, and more. For vending and information call 860-818-0678.

Now here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week.

Tonight through next Tuesday,Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema in Hartford, will be presenting the recently released French film, The Grave-Digger's Daughter. Show schedules and descriptions can be found online at

Tonight and Thursday evening Real Art Ways in Hartford will continue viewings of 'The Queen of Versailles' an epic documentary following billionaires Jackie and David and their rags to riches story. This Friday Real Art Ways will begin their run of Chinese Take-Away, an Argentine film about a Chinese man who can't seem to find what he's looking for in Buenos Aires, and a local man who tries to help him on his journey. Tickets, times, and more can be found at

Tis the season for farmers’ markets and here are a few in our area: The Durham Farmers' Market is open every Thursday on the Town Green on Main St, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., through September. The longstanding Middletown Farmers’ market at the South Green is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. The Middletown North End Farmers Market is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday and is located at the corner of Liberty and Main Streets in Middletown.

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.

Now stay tuned.  Here's what's playing on WESU's Summer program schedule tonight.

Right after the Jive at Five Right 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 11pm it's an extended edition of The Warehouse with Mike Nyce for the best of underground deep house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

From 11pm-12:30am it's Midnight Munchies with DJ Gus Lo - The Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving.

Beginning at 12:30 and running until 1:30am 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!

and from 1:30-4am it's The Graveyard with DJ Otto Nation. An eclectic mix of music from the WESU collection of new releases.

The BBC News 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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