Wednesday, June 12, 2013

6-12-13 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, June 12th, 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 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!

Thanks to all of the WESU supporters who contributed to our Spring Pledge Drive. With your help we are able to keep our unique brand of community radio going strong. Here’s our community calendar for this week.

The Russell Knitters will meet on Saturday, June 15, 11:00am-1pm in Meeting Room 3. Mustard’s Retreat, the classic folk duo with David Tamulevich and Michael Hough, will perform on Saturday, June 15 at 2pm in the Hubbard Room. More can be found online at

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree,  Evening Oasis presents  belly dancers with  traditional dress and music.   Every second Thursday is Writers Out Loud Talented prose writers of every ilk come to Writers Out Loud! Writers Out Loud!, a literary prose open mic w/host Cocomo Rock & co-host Al Bower, Jr.

Friday night The Buttonwood Tree presents a singer songwriter Double Bill featuring An Evening with Joy Ike & Hannah Christianson. Joy Ike has been compared to the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, and Regina Spektor.   On Saturday mornings The Buttonwood offers a series of wellness activities from Qigong (sounds like > Chee gung) and yoga to Self empowerment workshops. Saturday  night the buttonwood tree presents  George Cole and his band for an Evening of  Gypsy Jazz & Uptown Swing.

Sunday, is a busy day the  Buttonwood.  With a worship service at 10am. Then Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood each Sunday. All are welcome to enjoy a meal and help prepare them before hand at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.

Sunday afternoon at 1pm brings Rumpus, a platform for others to explore their own music. At 4pm The monthly Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works. It isn’t an open mike. Sunday night at you are invited to Celebrate James Joyce by sharing his works with others.  Music TBA. Irish breads provided by O’Rourke’s Diner. The event is hosted by hosted by Abby Reynolds. Costumes are optional. Information about all Buttonwood events can be found at .

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New haven, the ODDBALL EVENTS Roots Music Series presents a bill featuring The Chris Massey Band and Seth Adam.

Thursday night at Café Nine there’s a BURLESQUE-A-PADES BEACH PARTY.

Friday night brings The Joiner Inners, Fiesta Brava, and Back From Earth to Café nine. 

The weekly Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Then, Saturday night Elison Jackson, Ports of Spain, and Head with Wings  take the stage. Sunday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS Presents: Ivan & Alyosha; w Neulore  at the Nine. Details about these and other events can be found at

Down in New Haven at Toad's Place, tonight it's the weekly Electronic Dance Music Night. Thursday VADO & TROY AVE Take the Toad’s Main stage.  Friday SHAKEDOWN returns to Toad’s to play music of the Grateful DEAD & BEYOND with Off The Dome and The Big Takeover opening.  Saturday night LESS THAN JAKE Hostage Calm, Pentimento, and Wolves at Bay play the Toad’s main stage while Afton presents 8 bands on upstairs on the Lily pad Stage.  More can be found at

Tonight at Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, brings the long running weekly Blues jam, hosted this week by Willie J. Laws.  Friday Atlanta Singer Songwriter Chris Massey and his Band take the Sally’s stage. Saturday, it’s the blues stylings Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood. More can be found at

This evening, The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers gather from 7-9:30p at Middletown’s First Church on Court Street, offering  Classes for beginners/experienced dancers. Partners are not necessary. For info call 860-347-0278

Hear What's In The Heart - A Shoemaker's Tale, is set against the backdrop of a post-funeral gathering to celebrate the life of Scionti's grandfather, Angelo Morello (who owned Angleo's Shoe Repair on Main Street in Middletown) is Playing Thursday nights through June 20, at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown. 860-347-6143

The acoustic duet, Rusted Keys,  play this Sunday morning  beginning at 10:00 a.m.- at Higher Grounds, 70 Main Street, East Hampton, , (860-467-6643).

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, this week you can catch  Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay, the world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor who regularly provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences.  You can get more information at for details.

Tonight,  Cinestudio reopens with The new Italian Film, "Reality" which runs through next Tuesday.  Thursday and Sunday, National Theatre Live’s newest production staring Helen Mirren reprising her role of Queen Elizabeth II  in a new play by Peter Morgan broadcast from London’s Gielgud Theatre at Cinestudio. HBO and Cox you to a special screening of the first episode of Season 6 of True Blood on the big screen at Cinestudio on Friday, June 14 at 7 pm.   You can find show times and more info at

And now here’s a run-down of what's on the air here at WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown:

Starting at 5:05 until 6pm 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 to 6:30 it's Free Speech Radio News. Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

At 6:30 and running until 8 it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion.Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It's a vinyl world!

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

9:30 and running until 11pm it's  N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk. Serious Turntablism - Dubstep, DnB, Ragga Jungle, and Breakbeats mixed live since 1998.

And starting at 11 until 12:30, it's MidniteMunchiez with DJ Gus Lo. Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving.

From12:30 until 2am it's Overdrive with Clarence Scott and Shantay Scott.Overdrive takes the word of God and the music of God, mixes it together and throws it into overdrive. Urban contemporary, hip hop, and classic gospel music at it's best! Changing the way you listen to gospel music everyday!

And starting at 2, it's two hours of DJ Otto Nation’s Night Train featuring an eclectic mix of new music from the WESU Vaults.

The BBC kicks on at 4, followed by NPR's Morning Edition at 5.


And 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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