Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday's Jive

Today's Jive was produced by,
J-Cherry... producer and host of, 'VOICE of the CITY'
 Airing on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown
Tuesdays from 8-9PM
Live and local... This ain't no commercial radio!

Good evening! It’s Thursday, Oct. 4th and this is the Jive at Five - our 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 weeknights and weekends. I'm J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY, Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture. 

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area this week.

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, all month, you can enjoy“Sunsets: A Middletown Transformation,” a photography exhibit by WESU’s own Dave Bauer, with an opening reception planned for Sunday, Oct. 6. 

Thursday brings Bob Gotta’s longstanding acoustice open mic to the Butonwood.
Friday at 8 p.m., Jamie Anderson & The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra take the stage.
Saturday morning, the Buttonwood offers Qigong (Chi Kung), community yoga and an empowerment workshops. Saturday evening, The New Unity Band with Matt Dwonszyk (sounds like: Dwon-zick) performs. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1pm. All are welcome. Rumpus, invites you to join in a community rhythmic experience on Sunday inside the buttonwood while Food Not Bombs serves it up outside. You're also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street. for more info. 

Tonight in New Haven is the opening of, How to Break by Aaron Jafferis and the Mixing Text Collective October 3-6ECA Arts Hall, 55 Audubon Street, New HavenTickets: $10 students, $20 adults, Collective Consciousness Theatre is a multicultural theatre company dedicated to social change through the art of live theatre. For more information visit

Tonight at the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park, presents Irish session night. Thursday brings the weekly jazz series. Friday night, it’s blues. Saturday, classic rock. And Sunday, mixed musical offerings

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place, tonight Thursday, Hestia Records presents Escape to EDM, with Narga & Bryski, Xeromynd, and Boltcutter. Friday, the Cosmic Dust Bunnies come to Toad’s, with 7 Below (a tribute to Phish), Turbine, and Rizzo’s Dilemma. Also on Friday, in Lilly’s Pad, Afton Presents Negative Three, Great Blue, Amanda Blackmarsh, J Crow, Orphan Andies, Fat Bradley, Man the Builder and Shemata. On Sunday, it’s Bayside/Motion City Soundtrack, with What's Eating Gilbert and State Champs. Details at can be found at

Also in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, Mary Gauthier. Friday, it’s the L.A.M.P. Festival featuring Mark Mulcahy, with The Streams. Saturday The Nine’s weekly afternoon jazz jam will be hosted by Mike Coppola and Friends. The Gina Sicilia show that was to follow the jazz jam has been canceled. At 9 p.m. on Saturday  Murdervan plays, along with Orb Mellon.
Sunday brings the Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrod and his band to Café Nine.

In Hartford, at Sully’s Pub, tonight, it’s Sully’s First Thursday Comedy Series. 
Friday, Up is Down and Post Modern Panic take the Sully’s stage. Saturday, you can catch Dirty Sanchez. And Sunday, brings the weekly Electric Open Mic.  for details.
Also up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, the Truck Stop Troubadors stop off at Sally’s. And on Saturday, it’s Ana Popovic. www.blackeyedsally’

Friday at 5 p.m., it’s the monthly Middletown Gallery Walk, a chance to take in the latest art exhibitions downtown.

Saturday afternoon at 2, at the Russell Library, you can enjoy "Romanticism Forever Young" with Pianist Pi-Hsun Shih and Cellist Tanya Anisimova performing Chopin and Mendelssohn.

Sunday, a rare Model T-Ford advertising vehicle will be among the features of the  Middlesex County Historical Society’s 28th annual  Antique Car Show and Flea Market.  The show, at Middletown High School on LaRosa Lane, off Newfield Street, opens with car registration at 8:30 a.m. Details by calling the Society at 860-346-0746.

Also on Sunday in Middletown, the Shaped Note Singers meet from 4 to 6 p.m. at the MAC650 Gallery, 650 Main St. All are welcome. A potluck follows the singing. More information by emailing Neely Bruce at

Several farmers' markets in our area are still in full swing. In Middletown, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Halloween, there's a longstanding farmer’s market on the South Green.

Through October 25th, on Fridays in Middletown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The North End Farmers Market happens in the parking lot of It's Only Natural Market on Main St., near the intersection of Liberty St. from .

Through October 25th, in Higganum, there’s a market on Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m on the town green. In East Haddam, this Wednesday is the last chance to shop the farmers' market from 4 to 7 p.m. at the town grange on Town Street.

Now that the Durham Fair has ended, fairgoers turn their attention to the Berlin Fair, which runs from Friday through Sunday at 430 Beckley Road, East Berlin. Info at .

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

Right here, in Middletown,  The Fifth Middletown International Film Festiva presents a lineup of films on Tuesdays through October and November, accompanied by expert commentary. Stay tuned for next Tuesday's film. All films are at the Russell Library at 7pm. For more information you can access the Russell Library's website at

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight you can catch: The Trials of Mohammed Ali, a documentary exploring the famous boxer’s refusal to serve in the Vietnam war. This weekend you can catch: Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers, and Herb and Dorothy, 50 by 50, about a world-class art collection built by a postal clerk and a librarian in their modest home, then donated, one work to each of the 50 states. for details.

Tonight at Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, tonight brings a double feature of the Israeli film Yossi and Jagger, about an Army commander stationed in the mountains on the border of Lebanon, and his passionate love affair with one of his soldiers followed by the sequel, Yossi, set 10 years later, with Yossi a closeted and lonely cardiologist in Tel Aviv who still dreams of finding satisfaction, both emotional and sexual, after losing the love of his life. Friday begins a run of The Conjuring, a creepy horror film based on real events in Rhode Island. And Sunday begins a run of Twenty Feet from Stardom, a documentary in which great backup singers get the attention they deserve.

Now here’s what's on the air tonight on WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown:

Here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU Middletown.

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
Voted #2 Radio Show – Hartford Advocate “Best Of” Poll 2013
The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

Free Speech Radio News
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

Total Praise with Minister Latrecia
Your Thursday night Gospel music connection! A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary gospel music to uplift your spirit!

Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
Where hearing is the best experience. A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

(1,3,5) UnderCover with Rebecca Seidel
Bridging genres and generations, UnderCover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation.

(2,4) The Turnup and Other Roots with DJ Zing and DJ Ping
Carrots, songs, beets, poems, beats, stories and yams

(1,3,5) The Hip-Hop Kitchen with Alex and Jake
Welcome to hip hop kitchen where you’ll hear african, jazzy, soulful, upbeat hip hop and rap mixed with food news, recipes, reviews, tips, tricks, fun facts. basically food to eat while you listen.

(2,4) Public Affairs with DJ Vegetable
Each episode DJ Vegetable sits down with a pair to talk about their relationship, how they know each other and what they are doing in Middletown. We might even listen to some of their favorite music, or have them pick out a new release.

(1,3,5) Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam
The Underdogs Edge will feature local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on the radio.

(2,4) Live From The Paris Hotel with Atomizer Blue
A mercurial mixture of pop music and poetry, cavorting the ley lines of the human voice. Step outside the Dr. Luke degeneration into the magnificent streets of the city where the ravings of mad poets and mods dissipate into a smoky rain spilling down on an ocean of umbrellas.

(1,3,5) Do You Know How It Feels To Be Lonesome? with Ethan
Gram Parsons, the fast-living godfather of country rock n' roll, had a radical vision of the music that originated in the country of his roots. Country, soul, fuzzed-out rock; to him it didn't matter, it was all the music of cosmic America. This show will explore the music Parsons made, loved, listened to, and influenced, from the Louvin Brothers to Natural Child.

(2,4) Coachillin’ with DJ Anabeezy
The best of the bands that have played at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

(1,3,5) The British are Coming with DJ Babelfish
Featuring music from the British Invasion to the present, each show will focus on one British city or region, mixing genre and time period.

(2,4) Pop! Goes My Heart with Ian
Sad pop songs with a different title-based theme every show, with a focus on experimental pop, chamber pop, and Kate Bush.

(1,3,5) The Menagerie with Omardaslayer and Tree Paths
Chaos Based weekly genre generation. Also, fun hosts.

(2,4) Diecast with DJ DatAnark and Ser Platypus
Diecast features an element of spontaneity. Your favorite DJs, Ser Platypus and DJ Dat Anark, have compiled playlists from a variety of different genres. On air, we'll conduct a die-toss, and let fate decide what we'll be sonically entertaining you with each show. Special focus will be brought to skating and anti-authoritarian culture.

BBC World News
International news coverage from the famous British news network.
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 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. Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at. Music, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Stay tuned for Home Grown with Rob DeRosa

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