Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday's Jive

Good afternoon, it's Tuesday, February 26th -- 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 Isabelle.
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, 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, visitwww.buttonwood.org.

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight, it’s 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 www.toadsplace.com.

Also in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight at 7pm, 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 www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight at 8 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 www.blackeyedsallys.com

At Wesleyan University on Thursday at 7 p.m., The Orlando Consort celebrates 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 www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
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 www.realartways.org
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 ThreatEmbraceFugazi, and The Evens. More online at www.wesufm.org
 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 at www.realartways.org
At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, tonight 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 www.cinestudio.org.

now here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming here on WESU Middletown.
after the Jive is This Wayfaring Stranger with Lily Myers
From 6:00-6:30 is Free Speech News from the Pacifica Newtork. 
6:30-8:00 is Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, An eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriter and other music that has a roots influence.That is followed by the Voice of The City with J Cherry, with live local Connecticut music. 
 9-10:30pm is Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, whose got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. 
10:30-11:30 is Record Roulette with Avery, playing some risky vynl. Then Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl from 11:30-12:30. Followed by Six Degrees Of David Bowie with Monica Kornis, connecting various artists to David Bowie in six steps or less we will observe his ubiquitous influence on modern music, as well as explore his many collaborations and influences.
1:30-2:30am is Declan MacManus: International Art Thief with DJs Moe and Jeffrey, bringing you a different part of Costello's vivifying and varying musical persona.
2:30-3am is Romancipation with Dr. Love and DJ Smooth. This is emancipation from the rules of romance. Hear tips on dating, love, and all of the above, and some songs to go with them
And 3-4am is 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!
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 www.wesufm.org/jive.

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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 www.middletownnremix.org

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