Tuesday, September 9, 2014

09-09-14 Jive

Good evening! It’s Tuesday, September 9th. This is the Jive at Five, our community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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. 

Now here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in our area this week:

Tonight down in New Haven, at Café Nine, Luray, Dr. Caterwauls Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps, and K. Bestia share a bill. Wednesday’s headliner for the 9 p.m. show is Eric Lindell.  On Thursday they bring Rosie Flores, and The Hickups to the stage. Friday’s Early Happy Hour at 5 features Loves It, followed at 9 by The Balkun Brothers Band, and Frank Viele. Saturday afternoon’s weekly jazz jam session is with Gary Grippo & Friends at 4:30, followed at 10 by Ideat Village Rock Lottery.   On Sunday at 3 there’s a Benefit for the JRDF Walk to Cure Diabetes, featuring Pocket Vinyl and other acts, followed by The Original Sunday Night Jam with The Cobalt Rhythm Kings at 8.   www.cafenine.com.

On Tuesday nights at Blackeyed Sally’s in Hartford, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material. Wednesday’s weekly Blues Jam at 8 is hosted by Cynthia Fabian & Carl Ricci.   On Friday at 8 there’s the Truck Stop Troubadours show, bringing you the classic sounds of country music. On Saturday at 9, they’ve got Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, bringing rock n’ soul from the long-time vocalist of the Saturday Night Live Band.  www.blackeyedsallys.com  

Tomorrow, Wednesday, at noon, there’s an opening reception for “Not of This World,” an exhibit of East Asian Art, at the Mansfield Freeman Center Gallery on the Wesleyan campus.  At 5:30 on Wednesday, the Davison Art Center hosts a CD Launch Party for Walking Still by the London-based choral group Vocal Constructivists. Thursday at 4:30, Faye Driscoll presents an Artist Talk at the Cross Street Dance Studio on the campus.  Also on Thursday, there’s an Opening Reception for the “Call to Action – American Posters in World War I” exhibit at the Davison Art Center at 5:30.  www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Wednesday night Manic Productions event at Bar in New Haven, features Jennifer Castle, and “The Sea The Sea”. Thursday Manic present Nick Waterhouse, and Pep, performing at The Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden.  On Friday at The Space, Astro- nautalis takes the stage, along with other acts.   On Saturday, also at the Outer Space, Manic presents Diane Cluck and Olive Tiger.  www.manicproductions.com

Here in Middletown at the Buttonwood Tree, Wednesday night at 7, they’ve got Karaoke with Rokie.  The Middlesex Drum Circle will be at the Buttonwood on Thursday at 7, and on Friday they’ve got the Allendale Rose trio playing balladry and world folk music.  Saturday morning at 10:30 they continue the Aligned with Source workshop with Annaita Gandhy, with this week’s theme being “Healing Hearts – The Courage to Trust.”  Saturday’s offering is “Noise in the Key of Bliss – Part 2:  Going for a SerenDip,” with Warren Byrd and Saskia Laroo.   www.buttonwood.org

Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Thursday night at 9, they’ve got the Barstool Blackout Tour 2014, with the world’s biggest blacklight party.  Friday night brings the “I Love College:  Party Tour:  presented by Nu World at 10 p.m. www.toadsplace.com

Thursday night at Infinity Hall’s new Hartford venue, you can catch blues guitarist/organist and songwriter John Mayall at 8.  On Friday they’ve got comedian Paula Poundstone.  On Saturday, contemporary folk artist Suzanne Vega takes the stage at 8.  http://www.infinityhall.com for information  

This Thursday, the Guilford Poets Guild presents Kate Rushin reading her work at the Greene Art Gallery in Guilford.  There’s an open mic at 7 before the reading. www.guilfordpoetsguild.wordpress.com

This Friday and Saturday, Wesleyan University celebrates and commemorates the Freedom Summer of 1964 with several events,  A Freedom Summer Rolling Concert will start Friday at 6pm at Olin Library featuring the Middletown High School Choir, the Wesleyan Singers, and the Children’s Choir of Cross Street AME Zion Church. This march culminates at Welseyan’s Memorial Hall with performances by Dar Williams as well as Kim and Reggie Harris. Saturday Wesleyan presents several lectures and conversations with civil rights activists, leaders, and educators including Margaret Burnham, Stephen Oleskey,  Penny Patch, Muriel Tillinghast,  Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and more. Details online at www.wesleyan.edu

This Friday, The Village at South Farms in Middletown is holding a free outdoor concert at 6:30 featuring the Skyriders.  Bring your own chairs.  Details at 860-344-8788

Every Friday, at 9 p.m., Dave Downs hosts a weekly open mic and invites songwriters to perform at The Nest, located at 129 Church Street, Middletown.  Info at 860.788.2736.

Also on Friday, at Scatz Restaurant and Jazz Lounge in Middletown, The Lady Elizabeth Trio performs at 8. On Saturday, the Rahsaan Langley Project will play at 8. www.scatzrestaurantandlounge.com. That’s scatz with a z.

Also on Saturday evening, as part of their Songs of Peace Love and Civil Rights concert series, The Dry Dock in Wallingford presents a Brian MaacDonald and Steve Vozzolo.  This event is sponsored in part by WESU. For more info call 203-626-5560

The Wimbash returns to Sully’s Pub in Hartford this Saturday from 2pm to 2am. This annual event hosted by virtuoso bass man Doug Wimbish features over 20 performers on stage and hosting musician clinics. Special guests include Wonder Mike and Master Gee of Sugar Hill Gang, a New Breed, Sworn Enemy, Adam Falcon, The New Brees, Joey Batts and more. www.sullyspub.com

As Connecticut’s summer farmer’s markets wind down, our local farms offer their fall harvest to you at markets across the state here in Middletown on Tuesdays; in East Haddam and Old Saybrook on Wednesdays; in Clinton, Durham, and Middletown on Thursdays; in Higganum and Middletown on Fridays; in Ivoryton on Saturdays, and in Chester on Sundays.  www.ctnofa.org fills in the details.
This month through September 21, you can catch, “Woody Sez,” a stage show about the life, times and music of the legendary American folk musician, Woody Guthrie, at Theater Works in Hartford. They’ve got a Hootenanny on Sunday at 4:45.  www.theaterworkshartford.org
Hartford Public Library’s exhibit “Pedal and Path: Hartford & the Bicycle,” continues at the downtown branch.  Maps, images, and a 1924 velodrome ‘track bike” are on display. www.hplct.org
On Saturday, “Hartford Hodgepodge” takes place from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at State House Square. You can sample the offerings of food trucks, vendors, artisans and musicians.  www.hartfordhodgepodge.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of  “Abuse of Weakness,” a French film about a stroke victim who gets involved with a celebrity-swindling con man, continues through Thursday. Also running through Thursday is “The Trip to Italy,” a comedic culinary road trip that reunites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as they retrace the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy. On Friday it’s the opening night of “Alive Inside,” a documentary about the power of music to awaken memories in nursing home residents. There’s a special post-screening event Friday night with Writer/Director Michael Rossato-Bennett and Executive Producer Eric Bertrand. The film continues through the weekend.  www.realartways.org

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, the run of “The Dog,” a documentary of 1970’s New York about the man who inspired the 1975 classic “Dog Day Afternoon,” ends its run tonight Tuesday. Tomorrow/Wednesday they open “Calvary,” an Irish film about a priest and a man seeking revenge for childhood clerical abuse. “Calvary” continues through Saturday. On Sunday they open “Land Ho!” about a pair of older characters who take a road trip to Iceland.   www.cinestudio.org.

At the Russell Library this week, they’re showing the PBS documentary “Freedom Summer” on Thursday at 6, followed by a discussion wish Wesleyan Professor Lois Brown and civil rights activist Muriel Tillinghast.  Their monthly book sale happens this Saturday.  www.russelllibrary.org

Now for a rundown of tonight’s programming here on WESU Middletown as we kick of our brand new Fall program schedule.

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for:
Explorers’ Hour with Pickup Sticks to explore rock, pop, and experimental music both new and old!

From 6-6:30pm Join Ting  for the Cultural Variety Show a Talk show that focuses on the world’s variety of cultural practices. 

At 6:30 its Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill for 90 minutes of Americana, country, folk, bluegrass, and other music that has a roots influence, Plus a comprehensive concert listing at 7pm, live guests on occasion and ticket giveaways too!

From 8-9pm it’s The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, for a weekly show featuring area artists and musicians of all genres.

 At 9pm it’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat a free form music show offering a wide range of music from krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog.
From 10:30-11:30pm tonight, Galactic Thematics embark on a cosmic musical odyssey that transgresses the hermetic bounds of genre itself. 
From 11:30-12:30am

The Wily Windy Moors with Ian McCarthy  presents pop or pop-adjacent tunes to get you revved up for bed, with a different title-based theme every week

After that at 12:30, Cryfest with Orlando Gloom invites you to take a stroll down this trail of musical tears with some of the most melancholy and grim, yet cathartic songs from across the decades.
At 1:30 Phantom Transmissions with DJ Scarecrow for Spoken Word, Poetry, Prose and Rap over Fluid Beats.

 From 2:30-3:30am It’s the The Blast Zone with Baggins and the G-O inviting you to step into The Blast Zone for bantering about sports and interviewing student athletes.
 From 3:30-4am it’s The Graveyard Shift with DJ Otto Nation an eclectic mix of music from the WESU library.

 The BBC world news kicks on at 4 and we start tomorrow’s broadcast day at 5am 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 atwww.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

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