Monday, February 25, 2013

2-25-13 jive

Good evening, it's Monday, February 25th -- 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 Tim Blanchette:
Thanks for tuning in.

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled to happen in the community this week.

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight is the weekly “Anything Goes” Open Mic, with sign-ups at 7:30. Wednesday night at 7, is Karoake with Deni.  Free for all ages so go and sing your heart out! Friday at 8, At The Buttonwood Tree, its Higher Animals with Robert Don and Grand Cousin.  Saturday night at 8, enjoy Greg Klyma with Con and Carol keeping the American folk tradition alive. Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and, you can help prepare it beforehand at First Church on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight, it’s A Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends. Tomorrow brings Hinder, with opening acts Nonpoint and ACIDIC.. Wednesday brings Aaron Carter with opening act Justin Levinson.  Later wednesday night is the weekly EDM Night with DJ Highlife, DJ Jiggawompz, and Joey Fedz.  Friday at Toad’s, it’s the Single Mothers playing in Lilly's Pad with opening acts Cold Snap, Night Owls, and Manners. Then Friday, it's Black 47 and The Highland Rovers Band. Details at

Also in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight at 8:00pm, it’s Charlie Parr with Orb Mellon for a night of authentic and heartfelt folk blues. Tomorrow at 7pm at Café Nine, MANIC PRODUCTIONS presents: Caveman w/ Modern Merchant, and Computer Magic. Wednesday at 8pm Moving Brooklyn and The Spektators make for a night of fun energetic and live rock n' roll at Café nine. Thursday night Peripatetic w/ Michael James Anderson takes the Café Nine stage with Patterns and Static.  Then, Friday at 9pm you can catch MOTO a New Orleans-based garage punk band w/ Medication at Café Nine. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam at Café will be hosted by George Baker this week. At 8pm Saturday night Café Nine presents ROB CALLAHAN'S 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. Sunday, from 4 to 7, is DR. SKETCHY'S ANTI-ART SCHOOL: Where art, alcohol and traditional figure drawing collide.  That’s followed at 7 by the Sunday After Supper Jam, with host Dom Zullo and the Café Nine All Stars. Details at

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight is Jazz Monday, starting at 8 p.m. Tomorrow at 8 at Sally’s, it’s Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18 piece big band. On Wednesday its Blackeyed Sally’s long running open Blues Jam. This week’s jam is hosted by John Fries. Thursday at 8 brings Three Wheeled Fonk Cirkis w/ Ten Foot Polecats to Sally's.. Then Friday, it's Mike Law & the Playboys w/Henry Wagons. Sunday night, it’s Petey Hop & the Jack Rabbits. For info on all acts, go to

At Wesleyan University tomorrow at 4:15, there will be a Lecture by Lucy Orta on Operational Aesthetics in "FOOD-WATER-LIFE" in CFA Hall. On Thursday at Wesleyan, at 7 p.m., The Orlando Consort celebrated Medieval music. On Friday at 9am at wesleyan’s Russell House, you can catch The New Transnationalisms of Music Symposium.  On Friday at 8pm at CFA Hall is Puppetsweat Theater: "Tragical Mirth-A History of the Atlantic Ocean" more online at
Every third Thursday, at Real Art Ways in Hartford it’s the Creative Cocktail Hour, from 6 to 10 p.m., when creative people come together for conversation, art and music. The music will be by DJ Occult 69. More online at
We are excited to announce that WESU is co-sponsoring a talk by Ian MacKaye this Friday night at Wesleyan’s CFA Hall, located at 287 Washington Terrace in Middletown at 8pm.  This event is  free and open to the public. Be sure to show up early to make sure you can get a seat. The talk will be made up entirely of questions and answers, so please think of questions in advance!

Ian MacKaye is co-founder and owner of Dischord Records, an independent Washington D.C.-based label that has existed since 1980. He has been lead singer, songwriter, bassist and guitarist for world-changing rockbands The Teen Idles, Minor Threat, EmbraceFugazi, and The Evens.  More online at
 Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track, here in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, Oscar-nominated short films, both animated and live-action, make up the bulk of the schedule through Thursday.  Friday through next Thursday brings the film “Searching for Sugar Man,” nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature, to Real Art Ways. More can be found online at .

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight and tomorrow ends a run of Beasts of the Southern Wild. Wednesday at 7:30 pm Cinestudio’s Thinking Through Film Series presents PLEASANTVILLE -.  Times and other details at

now here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming here on WESU Middletown.
Right after the Jive at 5, from 5:05 to 6, it's Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, a well-rounded jazz show for fans of classic jazz.

Then at 6pm each weekday, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network, for your evening dose of alternative international news and reporting.

6:30-8pm tonight,  Michael Benson brings you 75 % Folk offering a serving of contemporary folk and acoustic music with side orders of blues, jazz, world, pop, movie soundtracks, readings and occasional live interviews. Bring a big plate.

At 8pm, Nate is in the house with Anvil Isle a free form music show featuring everything from Surf rock to punk and indie rock plus Reggae, world music and blues.

From 9:30-11pm, it’s The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee, bringing you the music of yesterday’s future, today.

Then from 11pm-12am, It’s About Time! With DJ Meat Pie and SkaBoi101  with another free form show including music from any and all genres, including a heapin' helping of indie, alternative, free jazz, hip-hop, shoegaze, hardcore punk, and contemporary poetry with a new theme weekly.

That’s followed by Imaginary Genres with Mac Taylor who will assemble songs that fit into a genre that he invents, based purely on mood, sound, theme, etc. and spanning all geographic locations and time periods.

 At 1am its Theme Party with DJ Sunshine and DJ Thunder for a show that spotlights a wide range of under-represented music, centering on a specific subgenre, time period, region, or idea every week.

From 2 to 3 a.m., catch A new comedy show, The Laugh Infection, with Willie Zabar and Saarim Zaman

From 3 to 4, Coachillin’ with DJ Anabeezy presents the best of the bands that have played at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

And then the BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM followed at 5 by 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

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The sound bed for Today's Jive at Five features the sound "Craze" from the MiddletownRemix project, a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city. You can learn more online at

Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.

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