Wednesday, July 31, 2013

07-31-13 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, July 31st, 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.

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, arts and crafts for kids
and adults are offered free every weekday through August from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Get happy with arts and crafts all summer long! This evening, the Buttonwood presents “The Big Reveal” A Kids Arts Summer Camp Presentation,” to the Macdonough School Gymnasium – 66 Spring Street, Middletown. Sponsored by the City of Middletown’s Commission on the Arts, this month-long intensive arts
camp offers 4 disciplines of art to students ages 6-14. The children
will present their songs and dances, art projects and original
newspaper for families, friends, Middletown’s mayor, members of the
Middletown Commission on the Arts), and the public.

On Sunday, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree, as
Rumpus, your chance to express yourself rhythmically on drums and
other instruments, occurs simultaneously. You're invited to help
prepare the vegetarian meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court
Street. Later on Sunday, at 7, it’s Open Mic with Bob Gotta. Go to for details about all events.

The Mattabessett Canoe Club at Harbor Park offers the Irish Session Night tonight at 7:30.

Thursday at 6:30 is Jazz Night with Covert Jazz.

Friday at 7, check out All Good and the Bad Parts. Saturday at 7 it’s
the Michael Cleary Band.

Then Sunday at 4, it’s Cosmo and Bobo. Go to for more.

Down in New Haven, tonight, Cafe Nine presents the Zero Dollar Trio,
with Flat Five Band, The Alpaca Gnomes, and Valence.

Thursday, Amy LaVere plays, along with Sean W. Spellman (of Quiet Life), and
Daphne Lee Martin. Friday at Café Nine, Manic Productions presents
Hurray For The Riff-Raff, with Frank Fairfield and Goodnight Blue

Saturday’s Jazz Jam is hosted by Mike Coppola and Friends.
After that, Sloppy Seconds presents Homeboy Sandman, Open Mike
Eagle, Ceschi, Mega Ran, Northern Lights, and Old Self.

On Sunday, at The Nine, it’s the Summer Surf Series, with Tsunami of Sound and
Tarantinos NYC. The Sunday-after-Supper-Jam features The Travis
Moody Band. Go to for details.

Also in New Haven, at Toad's Place, tonight, it's the weekly EDM

Thursday Bud Light brings Capital Cities to Toad’s Place. And
Friday, it’s Schwayze, with Cam Meekins, Jitta On The Track, and Paul
Couture. Saturday afternoon, Gorilla Music and Madman Productions
bring “Your Mission: Pack the House” to Lilly’s Pad, with Known
Associates, Senseless, Factors, Diamonds To Ashes, “Black Heart
Heroes,” Maniac, Physics Of Demise, All But Calm, Wasted Days,
Continuum, Left Hand Backwards, Simple Machinery, Composing The
Apocalypse, and Enemy of Reason. Saturday night, it’s the EDM Glow
Party, with “Down the Rabbit Hole,” Ian Stone, Psylar, Carmy Fresh,
Teratoid, and Hippy Jose. Go to for details.

At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, tonight, it’s the Wednesday’s Blues Jam at 8, hosted by Tim McDonald.

Friday brings Gina Sicilia to Sally’s. Saturday, it’s Joe Louis Walker.
Go to for details.

The Middletown Commission on the Arts presents Summer Sounds every Tuesday evening at 7 throughout the summer.
(The rain location is the sanctuary
of South Congregational Church.) Learn the full schedule of bands by
checking out

This evening, at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, the weekly
“Music at the Mansion” series features Quattro Vivo. for the full schedule.

The Connecticut Poetry Society meets at 6 p.m. this evening, at the
Russell Library. On Thursday, The Russell Library presents the
Copanhagen-based Indra Trio, performing an eclectic mix of Latin and
R & B-flavored jazz.

The Middletown Gallery Walk is this Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. Stroll
downtown to view the latest art exhibitions; meet the gallery owners
and artists; enjoy specials at participating restaurants and bars; and
check out shops offering unique and unusual items. Support this
growing arts district while you enjoy the summer weather.

Also on Friday at 5, it’s the Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater’s
25th Annual Children's Circus of Middletown - The Big City Circus –
presented by the Middletown Commission on the Arts and Middlesex
United Way. The one-time-only show will be presented at the
Macdonough School, 66 Spring St., in Middletown, with a rain date of
Saturday, August 3 at 5 PM. This year, Oddfellows is asking everyone
to bring a non-perishable food item for Amazing Grace Food Pantry.
Bring a lawn chair to Macdonough School and enjoy the spectacle.
Parking is limited to street locations, so carpooling is recommended.
The Macdonough School lot is reserved for handicapped and elderly
patrons.  For more information, call (860) 347-6143.

Another event taking place in Middletown this Friday, is the unveiling
of the “Passionate Waters” Art Installation, created by Melica Bloom
and Ben Keller. Come to the Luis Lopez Community Garden (corner of
Main St & Green St) at 7 p.m. to celebrate art in the North End of
Middletown. “Passionate Waters” celebrates the vital relationship
between humankind and water- and of course, the power and beauty
of art. Jaqueline Talbot, Connecticut River Steward, will speak about
how we can care for and enjoy our local waters. For more information,
email Carolyn Reeves at

'Tis the season for farmers' markets and several in our area are in full
swing, including two in Middletown. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. there's a market on the South Green. On Fridays, from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there’s a market in Middletown's North End at 575
Main Street. Learn about farmers' markets all over the state by going

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central CT:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, continuing through tomorrow is the
Sundance Film Festival’s Short Films.

And opening Friday is Blackfish, the story of a performing killer whale that killed several people. The film combines shocking footage and emotional interviews
to explore the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry. Then the
weekend brings matinee screenings of the New York International
Children's Film Festival: Party Mix. Go to

Tonight Cinestudio [Sin-Eh-Studio], the Trinity College cinema in
Hartford, presents screenings of Kon-Tiki, nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar. It’s the story of visionary Norwegian seafarer Thor Heyerdahl, who set sail with five crew mates on a 101 day journey on a raft, 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean.
Go to for details.

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

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano. An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronica, 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 The Vault with Anton Banks.

The Vault presents listeners with the very latest in techno, house, idm, and ambient as it was intended to be heard, in mixed form. Anton regularly features exclusive sets from international producers and DJs. Visit for the latest schedule and show information

And from  11pm to 12:30  it's Midnight Munchies with DJ Gus Lo
Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving for.

Right after Midnight Munchies, from 12:30 to 3am it's Overdrive with Clarence 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!

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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