Thursday, October 10, 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, October 10th 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 week nights 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.

Author Elisabeth Petry leads The Veterans' Writing Group tonight at 7:00 pm in Meeting Room 2 of the Russell Library. Friends of the Russell Library Book Sale runs Friday and Saturday at noon. The Russell Writers will meet on Saturday, October 12, 9:30am - noon in Meeting Room 3.  More can be found at
Here in Middletown, at The Buttonwood Tree, tonight and every second Thursday of the month bring Writers Out Loud!, a literary prose open mic to the Buttonwood w/host Cocomo Rock & co-host Al Bower, Jr.   
Friday night, brings with Brian Adler ‘s The Helium Project to the Buttonwood Tree for an evening of Jazz. 
Saturday mornings get started at 7:30 with Tai Chi and Qigong followed by Community Yoga and self empowerment workshops.  Saturday evening, Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli perform Folk, Soul, Blues, Jazz and Pop” at the Buttonwood. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree at 1pm. All are Welcome.  Rumpus, invites you to join in a community rhythmic experience on Sunday inside The Buttonwood Tree while Food Not Bombs serves it up outside. You're also invited to help prepare the Food Not Bombs vegetarian meal at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church on Court Street.  All Month you can catch the Photography of David Bauer on display in the Buttonwood Gallery.You can go for more info.
Down in New Haven tonight, CONSPIRATOR and Digital Tape Machine stop at Toad's Place.  
Friday KELLER WILLIAMS and Floodwood appear on the Toads Main stage. 
Sunday MATT JAFFE & THE DISTRACTIONS take the Toads stage.

The Riverwood Poetry  2013-14 Series continues tonight featuring Bruce Cohen, author of three acclaimed volumes of poetry. The reading is at Asylum HIll Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford upstairs in the music hall. More can be found at

Down in New Haven at Cafe Nine Friday night at Cafe 9, Manic Productions Presents: Quasi and  The Mountain Movers .  Saturday the weekly Caf√© 9 Jazz Jam session will be hosted by Gary Grippo and Friends.  Later on Saturday night its The 15th IndepenDisc / 1st Cygnus Radio Birthday Bash, featuring Paper Hill Casket Company, Post Modern Panic,  and Hannah Fair. Sunday morning Drinkdeeply presents: an 11am set by Saxtet

At Blackeyed Sally's in Hartford, Friday, seasoned veteran of the guitar Jay Jesse Johnson  takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday night Avenue B plays R&B, Funk and Dance Music. www.blackeyedsally’s for details.

Friday night Manic presents Title Fight, Balance and Composure, Cruel Hand, and  Slingshot Dakota at El n’ Gee club in New London. Sat night Manic also Presents: Ra Ra Riot,  Caveman, and Cayucas at Center Church on the Green (Meeting House) in New Haven. More can be found about these events at

Wesleyan Universities Center For The Arts Annual Navaratri Festival Kicks off today, continuing through Sunday. One of India's major festival celebrations, Navaratri is a time to see family and friends, enjoy music and dance, and seek blessings for new endeavors. A full list of performers and events for Wesleyan’s 37th Navaratri festival can be found online at

There are still a few farmers' markets in our area holding out until the very end of the season. 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.. Learn about farmers' markets all over the state by going

This weekend also brings the Portland Agricultural Fair To the Exchange club fairgrounds on RT 17A just over the river from Middletown in Portland CT. This annual event features all the fixing of a good new England county fair including Truck, Tractor, and Draft pulls, agricultural exhibits, a carnival midway, and more. Live entertainment includes Addison station, Theresa Wright, Big Charlie's Rubber band, Faith Zeigler, Gunsmoke, The Michael Cleary Band, and more.

Last but not Least - This Saturday brings the WESU Fall Community Record Fair to Wesleyan's Beckham Hall on Wyllys Avenue from 11am-4pm.  This is a free event that is open to the public. Our Community Record Fair features dozens of vendors selling music of all genres in all formats. Plus some of your favorite WESU DJs will be spinning vinyl live all day. WESU will also be selling super cheap records and CDs  as well as offering WESU merchandise. So, come on out to support your favorite community radio station and pick up some new (or old) music. WESU is also seeking music donations to sell to benefit the station. This includes CDs and albums in good shape. Please no show tunes or classical music, we have plenty already. Don't miss the WESU Community record fair this Saturday.  more online at
Vocalist Nekita Waller performs on Sunday night at 7:00 at The Mattabesset Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown. You can visit for details.

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

Common Ground 2013: The Fifth Middletown International Film Festival happens on
Tuesdays in October and November. Tonight at  7 PM, you can catch  Mouth to Mouth – directed by Manuel Gomez Pereira, Spain,  at Russell Library. This is a funny romantic comedy about an unemployed aspiring actor who works for a phone-sex enterprise. Prof Bernardo Gonzalez, of  Wesleyan University, will speak about the film as well.

Tonight at  08:00,   Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents a free Screening of John Cohen's film "Dancing with the Incas" in the CFA Hall. This is part of John Cohen's historic Peruvian ethnographic films in conjunction with his residency at Wesleyan.

Through tomorrow, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers, and the documentary, The Trials of Muhammad Ali.  This weekend brings a run of Blue Caprice. for details.

Tonight, Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, will screen Roman Polanski’s Macbeth. This is connected to the October 10, Hartford Stage presentation of Darko Tresnjak’s new theatrical version of MacBeth . Thursday Cinestudio begins a run of the new indie film THE SPECTACULAR NOW.  More information can be found at

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