Tuesday, April 8, 2014

04-09-14 Jive

Good evening! It’s Wednesday, April 9th 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 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 joining us.

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

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s on Wednesday night, Ed Bradley hosts Blackeyed Sally’s weekly Blues Jam. Friday night you can catch The Spampinato Brothers at Sally’s. Saturday night Avenue Groove makes for a night of R&B/Funk/Dance. www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, you can catch some Psychedelic Country Blues with Ramsay Midwood. Steve Broderick and The 100 Watt Suns open that show. 

Thursday night David Johansen of The New York Dolls appears at Café Nine for his gig that was rescheduled from February 13th. All original tickets will be honored.   Monster Eats Pilot, Revolution,  I Love You, Hot Girl Roadkill, and  All Riot take the Café nine stage Friday night.  Saturday, Café Nine’s weekly Jazz Jam session will be hosted by Gary Grippo and friends. Saturday night, you can catch a hip hop show featuring Duece Bug,  Joey Batts and Them,  Eli Hazel,  Wednesday Atoms and more.   www.cafenine.com.

Tonight at 8:00pm at the Buttonwood Tree on Main St in Middletown, you can catch a Belly Dancing presentation by Evening Oasis.  Thursday Writers Out Loud calls prose writers of every ilk come to share up & coming works-in-progress.  Friday night The acoustic trio Ebin-Rose, makes for a night of America, celtic and traditional folk music.

Saturday morning at the Buttonwood there'll be quigong (Chi Kung), tai chi, and community yoga. Saturday evening at 8 p.m. The Buttonwood’s  Jazz concert for Saturday nght has been cancelled. On Sundays, Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood at 1 pm; all are welcome. You are also invited to help prepare the meal beforehand at 11 am at First Church Congregational on Court Street.   More at www.buttonwood.org

Tonight at 7pm, the Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet at First Church Congregational. Partners are not necessary but soft-soled shoes are! 860-347-0278

The Meriden Land Trust is having birch-bark canoeist Jim Dina (pronounce Dee-na) speak at its annual meeting this evening at the Augusta Curtis Center, 175 East Main Street in Meriden at 7pm. The event is free. Dina will be talking about the voyage he took up the Connecticut River in the birch bark canoe he made by hand using only stone tools. Go to meridenlandtrust.com for information.

This evening until 6pm, Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts invites you to experience the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, who’s Senior thesis work is on display at Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown. The reception is FREE and open to the public. 

Thursday night you can also catch Simon Riker’s Senior recital, “Me Prometheus”  in Wesleyans Beckham Hall. Also onThursday night at Wesleyan you can catch the stage production Vatzlav. This panoramic political farce is a mash-up of 18th-century French philosophical tales like Voltaire’s “Candide” and the Marquis de Sade’s “Justine.” 

Saturday at 7pm in Wesleyan’s World Music Hall., you can catch the senior music recital: “Gratitude: Music by Jeff Berman.” Later sat night at 9pm you can catch another music recital by Molly Balsam, called “Unstuck in Time.” Detaisl for all of these events online at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight the Trillest Tour featuring “Bun B. and Kirko Bangz” stops at Toads. Friday you can catch WYBC’s Ante Fling 2014 featuring WET on the Toads Main stage while Afton presents a bill of local artists on the Lily pad stage.  Sunday night, Blast-Master KRS ONE returns to Toads Place for a night of conscious hip hop. www.toadsplace.com

Tonight Manic Productions presents Arc Iris (formerly of the Low Anthem) alongside Plume Giant at The Space in Hamden.  Also on Wednesday night, Manic presents New Year's Revolution, Circle//Circle, and Dagwood at “Bar” in New Haven.  Thursday night you can catch X Ambassadors, Parade of Lights, and Grand Cousin at The Space.   Manic presents Crowded House’s Neil Finn for a solo show at the Shubert Theater.  You can also catch Cloud Nothings and Riley Walker at the Space in Hamden, Saturday night. www.Manicproductions.org

Elisabeth Petry continues to lead The Veterans' Writing Group at 7:00 pm on Thursdays in Meeting Room 2 at Russell Library  www.russelllibrary.org (860) 347-2528

The Riverwood Poetry Series, celebrates Poetry Month this Thursday at 7pm, with a rare CT appearance by Annie & Ted Deppe [DEP-ee], direct from Ireland. Riverwood readings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave., in Hartford (right down the street from Union Train Station with plenty of parking.   The evening begins with an open mic. Admission is free and everyone is welcomed. Donations greatly appreciated. They also accept donations of non-perishable items for The Crisis Food Support Program. More at  www.RiverwoodPoetry.org and  Facebook.

In partnership with the Hartford Public Library, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra will present a Musical Dialogues concert celebrating National Poetry Month. Award-winning Connecticut poet and educator, Kate Rushin, will weave together the texts of great poets like Allen Ginsberg, e.e. Cummings, and Julia de Burgos with the music of renowned composers such as Vivaldi, Schubert, and Duke Ellington, performed by the HSO’s A Piacere String Quartet. Bringing to life both art forms in an intimate setting, guests are invited to enjoy their lunch during the performance.    All this happens this Friday, April 11,  12 noon  In the The Atrium at Hartford Public Library’s Downtown Branch,  at 500 Main St.,

This Saturday as part of WESU 75th anniversary celebrations, WESU Presents a Free concert featuring Canadian Rockers “Yamantaka Sonic Titan” at Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel on High St. The Concert is free and open to the public. For info look for our event details on facebook.  

Now, here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:  Through tomorrow, Real Art Ways in Hartford, continues their run of “Particle Fever”.  The film follows six scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. 

Also tonight RAW’s Science on Screen film series presents: Mission to Mars.  Friday Real Art Ways begins a run of "The Unknown Known" a documentary offering a portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, one of the key architects of the Iraq War, who provoked equal levels of fury and adulation from the American public.  Saturday RAW also offers a onetime showing of Inequality for All presents a powerful look at Robert Reich and his theories on the growing divide between America's rich and poor.  Over the weekend, weekend Real Art Way’s continues to show New York International Children's Film Festival Animated Shorts  www.realartways.org

Tonight, Cinestudio, The Trinity College cinema in Hartford, kicks off a run of Gravity, Winner of seven Academy Awards this year.  www.cinestudio.org.

Thursday,  at 7:00 pm  WWUH 91.3 presents Gas Land II,  the sequel to the controversial documentary exposing the harms of Fracking.  This happens at The University of Hartford’s Hillyer Hall - Auerbach Auditorium  200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT

Dr. Beth Weinberger, MPH, PhD will be speaking prior to the movie about health concerns related to hydraulic fracturing & waste. The  Movie is free & open to the public. www.foodandwaterwatch.org for details

Now, let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for Wild, Wild, Live with Hibiki and Ethan Hill. A sneak peek into the magical live music scene of Wes. Tune in for in-station sets from campus bands and recordings of up-and-coming artists' campus shows.

That's followed by 30minutes Mind Matters with Doctor E. The show provides information and guest interviews on issues concerning mental illness. The focus is exploring holistic therapies and stories of individual achievement.

At 6:30,it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion for 90 minutes of techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It's a vinyl world!

And at 8:00, Mike Nyce slows it down a few Beats per minute on The Warehouse. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

From 9:30 to 11 features the Vault with DJ Anton Banks. One the air since 1996! Anton presents listeners with the very latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house and leftfield mixed live each week. The program regularly features exclusive music and mix sets from international producers and DJs.

at 11pm It’s 75 Years of...  For 75 years, WESU has broadcast underground music and under-represented genres. During our 75th Anniversary, this program will feature a different genre or theme each month, with songs chosen by our listeners and staff.

At 12:30 it's Space Music for Space with Cadet Q, bringing to the airwaves an exploration of the final frontier through listening to experimental dance, future beat and out there garage tunes. Join Space Cadet Q as we travel to spaces unknown.

At 1:30 am it's Proof of Concept with DJ JR and DJ Kevin, examining the history of concept albums in popular music and how this type of musical expression influences contemporary artists.

From 2:30 to 4am, stay tuned for Galactic Thematics with Tess and Rohan. Each show's cosmic vision will transgress "genre" itself by focusing around a specific theme. Space facts will be interspersed throughout our intergalactic voyage.

The BBC World News kicks on at 4am followed by Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

And 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 www.wesufm.org/jive

2014 Marks 75 years of Alternative music, Public Affairs, and community service for WESU. Look for information on special programming and events online at www.wesufm.org

Thanks for listening! Stay tuned for Wild Wild Live with Hibiki and Ethan Hill.

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