Thursday, October 24, 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’sThursday, October 24th. 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.

Tonight at 7pm, Author Elisabeth Petry leads a Veterans' Writing Group at the Russell Library here in Middletown.

Tonight at the Mattabesett Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown presents a live jazz series and Friday night, it’s the blues. Sunday, The Eric Kuhn Group takes The Canoe Club stage at 6 to be followed by Vocalist Nekita Waller at 7pm.
Tonight Manic Presents:Spring Heeled JackLenny Lashley’s Gang of One, The Hempsteadys, and Choke Puppy  at The Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden. Also on Thursday night in Hartford,  Manic Productions Presents:The Sea and Cake and Teen Daze at Arch St Tavern. Friday night at The Spaceland Ball Room, Manic presents: Obi Fernandez, Sammy Kay & The Fast Four, and  Math the Band plus another show at the Space featuring Cute is what we aim for, Turnover, Tallhart, and


Down in New Haven tonight, Café Nine, Manic Productions Presents: Joe Fletcher & the Wrong ReasonsToy Soldiers, and Goodnight Blue Moon. Friday night “The Grimm Generation Spaghetti Western Roundup” features members of The Danbury Lie, The Sawtelles, Lys Guillorn, Rope, Dave Hogan, and The Grimm Generation. Saturday, Café nine’s Weekly afternoon jazz jam will be hosted by the George Baker Band.  Saturday night New Haven Burlesque presents Day of the Dead Burlesque Cabaret.  Sunday brings a Bluegrass Jam w/ Stacy Phillips at 4pm. More online

Down in New Haven at Toad’s Place on tonight, KB EVENTS PRESENTs CEDRIC GERVAIS with Joey Fedz, JONESY, and JuanDingo opening. Friday, Shakedown plays the Grateful Dead and Beyond at Toad’s. String Band and Eggy open that show. Details at 

Here in Middletown at The Buttonwood Tree Friday night The Klezwoods mix traditional klezmer and Balkan music with modern grooves, improvisation on the Buttonwood Tree stage. Saturday morning, the Buttonwood offers Qigong (Chi Kung) at 7:30 am, followed by community yoga. Saturday evening, The John Funkhouser Trio makes for a night of modern jazz in celebration of the release of their new CD, called  “Still”. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1pm. All are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal beforehand at 11am at First Church Congregational on Court Street. You can catch the photography exhibit, “Sunsets: A Middletown Transformation”, by WESU’s own David Bauer, during the month of October at the Buttonwood Tree. Details about this and more online .

Saturday night Wesleyan’s CFA presents: So Much of Any Year is Flammable: Mantra Percussion + Paula Matthusen for an evening of works by Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen performed by Mantra Percussion Ensemble as well as special guest vocalist Jamie Jordan in Wesleyan’s  Memorial Chapel on High Street.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sally’s, Friday, Lustre Kings stop make for a night of rooting tooting rock and roll at Sally’s. Saturday, night Easy Baby a brand new New England Blues act takes the stage.www.blackeyedsally’

This Saturday from noon to 5pm, Middletown’s ARTFARM and Vermont's iconic Bread and Puppet Theater join forces to offer "Arse Kicking Puppetry, Ding Dongs and the Radical Farming of Art", a unique community workshop where participants will learn techniques to develop new work and then create original pieces. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact ARTFARM or call (860)346-4390 for more information or to register.

Saturday night Real Art Ways in Hartford presents The Oddball, their annual masquerade party and biggest fundraising event, featuring, Tricked out galleries, eerie photo ops and outrageous tunes. Doors at 8 PM. and the night features a DJ & live performances by Girls Like Bass. Learn more online at

As the frost threatens to stamp out the remainder of our seasonal gardens tonight, Farmer’s Market season is just about over. This Friday brings the final North Ed Farmers Market of the year to the parking lot of Its Only Natural Market on Main St.    The Higganum Farmer’s Market also wraps up this Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m on the town green.

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

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight you can catch, There will be no films Thursday, through the weekend as Real Art Ways prepares for their annual fundraising gala, The Odd Ball (on Saturday night).  for details.

Tonight Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, Cinestudio begins a run of LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER

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

Right after the Jive at Five stay tuned for:

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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