Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday's Jive

Today's Jive was recorded and produced by: 
J-Cherry... producer and host of, 'VOICE of the CITY'
 Airing on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown
Tuesdays from 8-9PM
Live and local... This ain't no commercial radio!

Good afternoon, it's Thursday, October 25nd, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I'm J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY now airing in our new timeslot,  Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.Thanks for tuning in. Thanks for tuning in!!

Now here's a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

Tonight's Performance Now film series at Wesleyan brings “The Films of Jesper Just,” a Danish artist using 3-D technology. The film will be at Film Studies 190, the Powell Family Cinema.

Tonight! gigglejuice live at the Hungry Tiger down in Manchester. Show starts at 9PM.  For more information visit

Friday at The Buttonwood Tree it's, “Woody Sed,” a one-man play performed by Thomas Jones, portrays the life, times and music of the great American folk hero, Woody Guthrie.
Saturday, Sirius Coyote, a multi-talented group of musicians, storytellers and instrument makers, performs on more than thirty different  ancient  and modern  instruments of the Americas. This performance will focus on one of Latin America’s most important holidays, DIA DE  LOS MUERTOS, the Day of the Dead (November 1st and 2nd) , a festive celebration to honor the dearly departed. Every Sunday at about 1 p.m. in front of the Buttonwood, Food Not Bombs shares vegetarian food. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal at the First Church at 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
Information about all Buttonwood events can be found on their website at

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight it's Walk Off the Earth, with special guests Julia Nunes and the Mowgli's.Friday, it’s Skalapalooza 2012, with Spring Heeled Jack, The Pietasters, The Pilfers, the Hardcore Karaoke Pile-On Extravaganza, and Sgt. Scagnetti.
Saturday brings The Original Saturday Night Dance Party, a Halloween costume party with prizes awarded in multiple categories.Then Sunday, it’s Capleton & The Prophecy Band.
More at

Over at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight brings the Coney Island Rock  & Roll Roadshow Fall Tour Kickoff,  featuring the Arkhams and  special guests Tigress.
Friday’s happy hour features Solin, followed at 9 by Lipgloss Crisis Presents: a  Halloween/Day of the Dead Burlesque Show, with special guest host Hors D'oeuvers from Northampton, a spooky evening of burlesque and games. Prizes for best costumes.
On Saturday, it’s the Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host George Baker, followed by a Punk Rock Halloween Party, featuring the Hulls; LA Trash; and Pickpocket.  Come as your favorite '70s punk icon!Sunday, it’s the Sunday After Supper Jam, with host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars.
More at

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s Friday night, it's , Anthony Gomes, a Canadian-born blues musician and rocker, returns to Sally’s stage for a night of guitar pyrotechnics.
On Saturday, the Kortchmar/McDonald Band plays. Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar is a guitarist, session musician, and songwriter who’s worked with such icons as David Crosby, Carole King, Graham Nash, Carly Simon and James Taylor, helping define the signature sound of the singer-songwriter era of the 1970s. Jackson Browne and Don Henley have recorded many songs written or co-written by Kortchmar, and Kortchmar was Henley's partner in the 1980s.More at

Back in Middletown, the Fall 2012 Community Record Fair, sponsored by your favorite radio station, WESU, will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Beckham Hall, 45 Wyllys Ave. Vendors will be selling new and used music in all formats -- plus, there'll be food, games, WESU merch, and, best of all, WESU DJ's spinning vinyl all day! Learn more at

Sunday, the Music & Public Life series brings Los Trovadores de America to Iguanas Ranas restaurant, 484 Main Street, Middletown.
For more information, visit

Now here's what going on in cinema off the beaten path in central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways, “Bill W.” and “Detropia” continue through tonight
On Friday and Saturday, the film “How to Survive a Plague” is screened, followed by the “It’s Such a Beautiful Day Trilogy,” both running into next week. then on Sunday afternoon, the Story of Film: An Odyssey continues with part 3, “Postwar Cinema” (1940s); “Sex & Melodrama” (1950s). More at
At Cinestudio, Trinity College's movie theater, it’s “Magic Mike,” a film about male strippers that the Boston Globe described as (quote) “so much better than it needs to be that it’s sick.” 
Saturday also brings “PixELATION,” a benefit celebrating Cinestudio’s newly installed 4k digital cinema --and the culmination of its FutureCinema Campaign. Join fellow film lovers for a 6 pm reception with food & prizes, and a 7 pm screening of “Hugo,” Martin Scorsese’s 2011 award-winning homage to cinema,  The film will be followed at 9:15 by a lively panel discussion moderated by WNPR’s Colin McEnroe. Sunday begins three days of screenings of “Robot and Frank,” a film set in the not-too-distant-future.  Frank Langella gives a complex and intelligent performance.Details at

Now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

Total Praise with Minister Latrecia
A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!

Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
Where hearing is the best experience. A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

Bridging the Gap with Jesse Brent
Exploring how music has changed forms through the years, and the links that tie together seemingly disparate genres such as blues and rap, or funk and Krautrock.

Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze
An anti-genre, request-based melting pot. Each episode, we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter. A wild romp through the annals of WESU's music library, supported and guided by the interests of our listeners.

Bach Party with Canyon Girl
Bach Party will feature a unique theme each week showcasing work from a grand pool of classical composers and compositions. Tune in, remain composed, and keep it classy.

Hip-Hop Kitchen with Alex G
We play positivistic, afrocentric and jazz influenced hip-hop/rap that's mixed with food news, recipes, reviews, tips, tricks, fun facts. Basically good food to eat while you listen to good hip-hop.

Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder
Songs Without Words offers an eclectic assortment of instrumental musics both new and old.

UnderCover with Rebecca Seidel
The best covers take original tracks and transform them into their own creations. Bridging genres, musical styles, and time, Undercover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation. Sometimes they surpass the original, sometimes they miss the mark - it's your call.

Jack's Jazz and Jam with DJ Jack
I will be playing music that features that blends styles, genres, and interesting melodic and harmonic arrangements. I would focus specifically on jazz and jazz influenced music, rock n' roll, jam bands, bluegrass, funk, and any blending of the above genres.

Rock Fatale with DJ Stella
Featuring the first ladies of rock, from The Marvelettes to Metric.

Sunspot Loops
A sporadic exploration of what exists in music at the moment.

Corporate Radio Talk Show Live Superstar 9000 with \.com
The talk show that has the FCC raving! We never cease to disappoint.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow's broadcast at 5 a.m. 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 If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

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