Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday's Jive 09-20-13

Good afternoon, it's Friday, September 20and 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

Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree tonight through Saturday at The Buttonwood Tree, the Middle City Stage Company brings 5Arts2013 offering Film, Theatre, Music, Poetry and Visual Arts. Saturday morning’s Qigong (Chi Kung) and yoga sessions will be held this week at Wadsworth Falls; folks will meet in the parking lot of the park at 7:15. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1pm. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the vegetarian food beforehand at 11am at First Church Congregational on Court Street. Rumpus, an invitation to express the rhythm inside you, happens inside the Buttonwood while Food Not Bombs serves it up outside.

Tonight the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park presents the weekly live blues session, on Saturday, classic rock. And Sunday, mixed musical offerings by vocalist Nikita Waller.

In New Haven tonight Café Nine presents a CT Music Awards Showcase, featuring Head With Wings, Violent Mae, Post Modern Panic, and the Isaac Young Quartet. Saturday, The Nine’s  weekly Jazz Jam Session will be hosted by Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Saturday night Lipgloss Crisis presents Fall Frolics. Sunday afternoon, it’s the return of Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School, followed at 8 by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Morris Trent Band.

Up in Hartford, tonight at Sully’s Pub, tonight, it’s the Shag Frenzy Tiki Party and pre-party for Saturday’s Wimbash 10 year Anniversary event. This Year’s Wimbash starts at noon on Saturday and continues through 2am. The lineup includes The legendary Black Rock band, Living Colour and the original Rapper’s Delight featuring Wonder Mike & Master Gee with their “Original House Band” – Doug WimbishSkip McDonald and Keith Leblanc!! Also on stage are the 2013 2nd Annual Connecticut Music Awards “Best Hip Hop” finalists, the The Jean Marx Express, Sekond Skyn, Orice Jenkins, DJ Markie Gee and more!   Presented by Grand Band Slam. for details.

Also in Hartford tonight Willie J. Laws brings funky blues to Black-Eyed Sally’s stage. Saturday is the Advocate’s Grand Band Slam, featuring the Harold Zinno Jazz Quintet, The Elligers Brothers, the Brandt Taylor Band, and Goodnight Blue Moon.

Tonight at 6PM at the Goff House in East Hampton, it's a live music Yoga Class with Gigglejuice! hosted by Radiant Yoga. 

Saturday at the Shubert Theater, Manic Productions and Premier Concerts present The Waterboys and Freddie Stevenson.

This evening, Wesleyan Potters, on South Main St in Middletown, holds its Second Annual Fundraising Auction of Handcrafted Work by Notable Artisans, to benefit the non-profit pottery. The evening will begin with a wine and hors d’oeuvre preview from 6:30 to 7:30. Auction will begin at 7:30.

This Saturday Wesleyan University invites the public to join the campus for family fun, sports and music during “Middletown Day” at Wesleyan.  From 2-4:30 pm there will be Family Activities including Music, Food, a Bouncehouse, Facepainting,  and Games with Athletes, plus a Farmers' Market all at Freeman Athletic Center on Cross Street, at 4:45 all are invited to Parade with the Wesleyan Football Team to Andrus Field located on Wyllys Avenue for the main event, from 6 – 9 p.m. when the Wesleyan Cardinals take on Tufts University for the first night football game in the history of NESCAC.  Look for a link on for more info  

Across the River The Sanctuary at Shepardfields, Located at 9 Bogel Road, East Haddam, kicks off their 4th annual solar power local music tribal summit this Saturday with a Gospel Brunch from 10am-noon. The rest of the day and night features 14 original musical, Circus arts, and more fun for families.

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

 At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight begins a run of The Artist and the Model, set in occupied France in 1943. Also opening tonight is Short Term 12, an emotional drama set in a foster care facility.  for details.

At Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, This is the End, about the apocalypse, described as “so good, you’ll think you hallucinated it”, is running.  Then Sunday begins a run of Fruitvale Station, a devastatingly honest look at the last 24 hours of one young African-American man’s life.

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
 Chocolate Cake with DJ Rob. An hour long musical sugar high. Power-pop plus Brit-pop and singer/songwriters from the 60's to today.

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.

Coming in at 6:30 it's a half-hour with 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, we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave - Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At Midnight until 2am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE with Clarence Scott and Shantay Scott - taking the word of God and mixing it with the music of God then shifting it into overdrive! Praising God with the best Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music on the planet!

At 2 to 2:30am it's Bassment Beats with DJ Lokash - Celebrating its 10th year of bringing you the latest in aboveground & underground hip-hop mixed live.

Then at 2:30 until 3am catch the New World Show from Pacifica - The best in Global Bass mixed live. Baila coño!

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 Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from Kevin Norton’s Metaphor Quartet, a CD entitled Not Only In That Golden Tree . . . featuring (the late) Wilber Morris, Masahiko Kono, Hitomi Tono’Oka and Kevin Norton, the selection “not drunk, but stunned” and it’s out on clean feed records.

The written form for what you've heard on today’s jive is online at 

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