Wednesday, March 20, 2013

3-20-13 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday,  March 20th 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.  Thanks for joining us, 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!

Let’s look at some of what’s happening throughout our community this week:

Down in New Haven tonight Cafe' Nine brings a singer-songwriter showcase with Sarah Lou Richards; Mike Clifford; Marjory Lee; and Joy Ilke. Thursday’s show is The Benders, “classic rockin’ blues with a whole lotta soul.” Friday’s happy hour with Byl Cote is followed by The Mountain Movers; w/ Landing; and Human Pontiac. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by George Baker. That’s followed by MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Mount Moriah; w/ Blessed Feathers; and Daphne Lee Martin.  Sunday afternoon brings the Bluegrass Jam, hosted by Stacy Phillips, to Café Nine. That’s followed by the Sunday After Supper Jam with the Café Nine All-Stars.  More can be found at

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, DJ Figure takes the stage.  Thursday, Toad’s will feature a local punk rock showcase, with Fourth & Goal, Hookie, The Hulls, Portland, and Real Life Parody. The Grateful Dead cover band Shakedown, takes the Main stage on Friday night with Dizzyfish and Nutopia opening the show. You can access this and more at

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight brings the long running Blues Jam, hosted this week by Tommy Whalen.

Thursday, A.J. Sansen, a singer-songwriter who divides her time between Connecticut and Nashville takes the  Black Eyed Sally’s Stage.

Friday, the “Jamband” Jackleg Preachers takes the stage.

Saturday at Sally’s, it’s Sarah & the Tall Boys, a nationally touring band that has shared bills with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Delbert Mclinton, Steve Earle and Richard Thompson. More can be found at

Here in Middletown at the Buttonwood Tree tonight, it’s the 2009 Buddhist film “The Visitor,” set in Connecticut and New York City and starring Richard Jenkins who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in this film. 

On Friday evening, it’s Pat Braxton's Jazz at the Buttonwood.

On Saturday, it’s Saturday Morning Qigong (Chi Kung) at 7:30 a.m., followed by community yoga for beginners and intermediates at 8:30. Saturday afternoon brings Susan Peak’s Stupendously Wonderful Music Show to the Buttonwood Tree; it’s an interactive extravaganza of silliness and song with audience members becoming part of the show as they dance, clap, play percussion and even bark along to the music – a cure for the winter blues.

Saturday evening, it’s Matthew Terrell with music and poetry by performers “to be announced.” And on Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food at about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome to enjoy a free vegetarian meal and to help prepare it beforehand at First Church at on Court Street at 11:30 am. For more information about all Buttonwood events, visit

On the Third Thursday of each month Creative minds come together at Real Art Ways in Hartford for the monthly Creative cocktail hour from 6 to 10 p.m Tonight’s event features DJs Connie C and Ian Urgo, and a visit from Hartford Prints!  More can be found at

This Friday evening and Saturday morning, Art Farm will host auditions for their 2013 Shakespeare in the Grove production of “Much Ado about Nothing.”  The auditions will be held in Founders Hall at Middlesex Community College. Auditioners must register for one of the two dates, dress to move, and plan to spend the entire two hours. Anyone wishing to audition as a singer should prepare a short song. Experienced men are particularly encouraged; there may be a limited number of Equity contracts available. Ages 18 and over only, please. A small stipend is available for actors. For more information, email

Now let’s check out cinema off the beaten track here in central Connecticut.

Through tomorrow, Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing “The House I Live in,” capturing heart-wrenching stories of individuals at all levels of America’s war on drugs.

Friday begins a run of the film “Like Someone In Love,” in which a Tokyo student moonlighting as a call girl is dispatched to an elderly new client interested in more than having sex. Details about all events can be found at

Also in Hartford at Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema, tonight continues a special weeklong screening of Werner Herzog’s “Happy People: A Year in the Taiga.” In 2010, Herzog discovered hours of film by Russian director Dmitry Vasyukov, shot in an isolated Siberian taiga, documenting four seasons in a small community of Yet people and their faithful dogs.

Thursday and Sunday afternoon, National Theater Live presents “People,” a satire in which Frances de la Tour plays an aging aristocrat pining for the past.

Then Sunday night, it’s “56 Up.” In 1964, Michael Apted was a researcher for the acclaimed documentary “Seven Up!,” that filmed fourteen British kids from the working, middle, and upper classes. Each seven years, the now-director Apted returns with his camera to revisit the same group, and the resulting series is an intimate document of personality, class, and change. Details about all shows can be found at

Now let's look at what's on tap here at WESU tonight.

Right after the Jive at 5, it's the Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano. An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

From 6-6:30 it's
Free Speech Radio News. Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

Starting 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 8-9:30pm it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

Then from 9:30-11pm it's The Vault with DJ Anton Banks
On the air since 1996! Anton presents listeners with the very latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live each week. The program regularly features exclusive music and mix sets from international producers and DJs.

From 11pm-12:30am it's N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk
Serious Turntablism - Dubstep, DnB, Ragga Jungle, and Breakbeats mixed live since 1998.

From 12:30-2am it's Midnite Munchiez with DJ Gus Lo
Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving.

Then in the wee hours from 2-3am it's Today Is Yesterday’s Tomorrow with Fuzzball
Follow along as we ride the contours of recorded sound through history and explore the interplay of past and present.

From 3-4am it's Motion Picture Soundtracks with $pace Cadet, DJ Shoelace and DJ Sandwich. Tune in to soundtracks of movies that don't exist

The BBC World News begins at 4am and we begin tomorrow’s programming at 5am with Morning Edition from National Public Radio.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

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