Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday's Jive 03-01-13

Good evening, it's Friday, March 1st and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down 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 Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.

Tonight and again on Saturday at 8pm at CFA Hall, Wesleyan University is Puppetsweat Theater: "Tragical Mirth: A History of the Atlantic Ocean", an interactive work-in-progress theater experience. At the Russell House, 350 High Street the Connecticut College Faculty Reed Trio, featuring Wesleyan private lessons teacher Libby Van Cleve on oboe, Thomas Labadorf on clarinet, and Rebecca Noreen on bassoon, perform a recital featuring pieces by 20th-century French composers and American music, including the new work “Lines of Desire” by Connecticut composer Jack Vees. More can be found online at

Over at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight at 8, 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

Mustard’s Retreat, the classic folk duo with David Tamulevich and Michael Hough, will perform on Sunday at 2pm in the Hubbard Room at Russell Library

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place tonight, it’s the Single Mothers playing in Lilly's Pad with opening acts Cold Snap, Night Owls, and Manners. Then Saturday, it's Black 47 and The Highland Rovers Band. Details can be found at

Also in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight at 9 you can catch MOTO a New Orleans-based garage punk band w/Medication. Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam at Café Nine will be hosted by George Baker. At 8pm Saturday night Café Nine presents Rob Callahan's 50th Birthday Celebration. Sunday, from 4 to 7, it's 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 can be found at

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, tonight it's Mike Law & the Playboys w/Henry Wagons. Sunday night, it’s Petey Hop & the Jack Rabbits. For info on all acts, you can go to

The inaugural edition of Emerge Fest will take place Saturday and Sunday at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford. Confirmed acts for this year’s fest include: 1974, Atrina, Daphne Lee Martin, Elison Jackson, Fake Babies, Jose Oyola, Little Ugly, Modern Merchant, Oh Cassius!, Ports of Spain, Sidewalk Dave and Sun Dagger. The Emerge Festival was created with the intentions of not only shining a spotlight on some of the best and brightest local, original music in CT but also as an annual fundraiser for CT bands touring to and from SXSW in Austin, TX. More online at

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track, here in Central Connecticut:

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight through next Thursday they are showing the film “Searching for Sugar Man,” nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature. More can be found at

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, they are showing Anna Karenina, screenplay by Tom Stoppard, tonight and Saturday; and then a run of Rust and Bones begins Sunday.  Times and other details can be found at

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

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 Wild Wild Live with MC Apper
A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists' campus shows.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News - Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

For the next half hour, until 7pm you have the Middletown Youth Radio Project - A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7, until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee - The Voice of Hartford, including local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also features upcoming artists performing Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until Midnight, take in
 the sounds of Rumba en el Patio 
with Michael
- Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At Midnight until 2am Saturday we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave 
until 3am - Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 2, to 3am it's the Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash – the Real Hip-Hop is over here.

The next hour 'til 4am it's Maximum Rock & Roll Radio - A weekly radio show featuring the best international DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rock n roll radio record collection.

+Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller comes on at 4 until 5am with a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded traditional folk musics.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara, the former host of WESU's own WESParla 
 - A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

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.

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

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