Thursday, March 28, 2013

3/27/13 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday,March 27 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 am 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! Thanks for tuning in.

Let’s look at what’s going on in the community this week:

Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight at 7:00 is "Karaoke with Deni", free and fun for all ages.

On Thursday at 7:30 is "The Campus Slammer" open mic where College students from Connecticut vie for honors in this inter-collegiate battle of words.

Tonight at 8pm at Café Nine it's Tom Goss; w/ E.L.E.I.,offering dynamic acoustic rock.

And at 8pm tomorrow, Cafe Nine brings: Ports of Spain; w/ Ghost of Chance • "Ports of Spain present the listener with a sound on the cutting edge.

The Friday happy hour at Cafe Nine is from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Rob Obie. Later at 9pm it's Rizzo's Dilemma; w/ The Mushroom Cloud • Rizzo's Dilemma is a hard-hitting improvisational rock band from southern CT.

Saturday, from 4:30 to 7:30 at Café nine, it’s the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam w/ host Billy Cofrances.,followed at 9 by Wayne "The Train" Hancock; w/ Sean W Spellman (Quiet Life).

And then Sunday at Cafe Nine, starting at 8pm it's: Glen Matlock; Sylvain Sylvain.Later on Sunday at 8pm its Glen Matlock; Sylvain Sylvain • In a career spanning over 30 years, Glen Matlock has made indelible contributions to music; first as the original bass player and founding member of The Sex Pistols, to forming the underrated but much heralded Rich Kids.

Learn more all events at

Also in New Haven, over at Toad’s Place, at 9pm it's "Max Creek," with opening acts "Full Spectrum", and "String Band"

And on Saturday at 6:30 pm it's BIG JIM’S EGGSCELLENT EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA, with performances by: Rubber Fist, High Octane, Nasty Disaster,Redline,Vengeance, and Evil Eyes.

Later Saturday night at Toads at 12pm is THE ORIGINAL SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY, students recieve discount pricing upon showing their student id's. For more information, you can go online to

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight it’s the Blues Jam, with host this week, Tim McDonald.

Thursday at 8pm it's "The Blind Owl Band," with Seth Adams.Then friday at 9pm its Mike Crandall Band.Saturday at 9pmitsChristine Ohlman & Rebel Montez.

More information about these events can be found at

Wesleyan returns to life following their Spring Break and has a ton of events on the calendar as we enter the season of Senior Thesis presentations: This week, you can view the talents of the graduating seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan's Department of Art and Art History. Also on view this week is the work of Allison Kalt, Ally Bernstein, Tiffany Gerdes, Zoe Mueller, Ilyana Schwartz, and Anna Shimshak at Wesleyan’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, on Washington Terrace here in Middletown. Admission is FREE!

You can also catch “Arts - Fire and Bone” this week. This senior thesis production by Lily Haje '13 is an immersive theater experience that allows the audience to explore the physical and mental space of a halfway house for religious martyrs as they interact, reflect, and await judgment. There are two performances per night this Thursday, Fri, and Saturday evenings at 7 and 9. The venue is located at 329 Mount Vernon Street in Middletown. Admission is FREE,  but tickets are required. Contact the Wesleyan CFA box office

Tomorrow night at 8pm, there will be a senior music recital by Tobias Butler performed at 200 Church, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Admission is free!

Friday at 4pm you can catch Alex Lough’s senior music recital —“Reshaping Traditions”— Performed in the CFA Hall, on Washington Terrace

Friday night at 8pm, Associate Professor of Dance Nicole Stanton presents the “Threshold Sites: The Ultimate Meal” project, a moving exploration of the relationships between body/self, home/community, and environment/ecosystem through the lens of food. This production feautres Wesleyan faculty, alumni, and artists from Connecticut and New York, and features live music and lively dancing, in addition to a communal feast to be shared with the audience at Wesleyan’s Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street, Middletown, CT.

Saturday night at 7pm, Zachary Sulsky’s senior music recital “Words & Music: The Songs of Cole Porter & Zack Sulsky”will be performed at Wesleyan’s Crowell Concert Hall. admission: FREE!

Also on Saturday night you can catch “The Melting Pot: A Practice in Variation”— another senior music recital at Wesleyan by Robert Burvant. For more information about any of these events, you can visit .

Tomorrow at 9am in the Russell Library's Hubbard Room is "Job Group", a weekly opportunity to network with other job seekers, as well as receive the advice of professionals.

Then on Thursday at 6:30 pm, in Meeting Room 2, is "We Were There: Veterans' Writing Group.", inviting veterans to share their stories in their own voices. All veterans are encouraged to come and write their experiences for their own benefit or to share with family and friends. For more information about any of these programs, you can access

And now let's take a look at cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight and tomorrow brings "The House I live In:";As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans.

Also showing at RealArtways, through tomorrow it's, " Like Someone In Love."

Opening this Friday at Real Artways, is "A Fierce Green Fire;" the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Details about all of these events and more can be found at

From tonight through Saturday Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, is showing "The Silver Linings Playbook," Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence give outstanding, breakthrough performances in a screwball comedy shot through with darkness and uncertainty.

Then Sunday, it’s"Amour."Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence give outstanding, breakthrough performances in a screwball comedy shot through with darkness and uncertainty.More details can be found at

This Saturday night, don’t miss the next event in the WESU Spring Concert Series: Zammuto, Snow Blink live on stage at Wesleyan’s Eclectic House located at 200 High St in Middletown.Zammuto is an album by The Books member Nick Zammuto. Snow Blink is an indie pop band, currently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.All events in The WESU Spring Concert Series are free and open to the public! Learn more online at

And now let's take a look at what's on the air here at WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown:

Right after the Jive at Five 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 6-6:30pm, it, Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

From 6:30-8pm it'sFusion Radio with James Fusion
Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It's a vinyl world!

Beginning at 8 and running until 9:30pm it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce
The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

Next, from 9:30 to 11pm it's Missteps with Guy Fridge and Nicholas Msall
Missteps is a club night, record label, and radio show run by Guy Fridge and Nicholas Msall that seeks to bring attention to the latest in underground club music from around the world. Missteps focuses on forward-thinking dance music including juke, global bass music, uk-garage, underground house/techno, and wonky beats.

And from  11pm to 12:30  DJ Quandry presents Shelf Life, an electronic music show consisting of random cds plucked from the shelves of the electronic music section minutes before the start of the show. It's a guaranteed way to discover new, different, and surprising artists in the electronic genre.

From 12:30 til 2:00am it's Midnight Munchies with DJ Gus Lo
Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving.

Right after Midnight Munchies, from 2:00 to 3am it's Pop! Goes My Heart with Ian McCarthy
(Primarily) Sad pop music with a different title-based theme every show; experimental, ambient, riot grrrl, synthpop, baroque pop all somewhat represented, plus more.

And from 3:00 to 4am it's Tracking Transcience..

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 to 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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