Monday, October 27, 2014

10-27-14 jive

Good evening, it's Monday, October 27th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down 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 Ben Michael, Thanks for joining us.

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

At the Buttonwood Tree, here in Middletown, tonight there’s the usual Moments of Gratitude at 7:45. The Aligned With Source workshop, led by Annaita Ghandy, continues on Saturday morning at 10:30, with this week’s theme being “Your Life, Your Purpose, Your Story.”  Saturday night, vocalist Sissy Castrogiovanni and her group & Intra Lu Munnu, offers a provocative blend of Sicilian / Mediterranean music and contemporary jazz.
On Sunday’s Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree around 1pm. All are welcome to enjoy the meal and to help prepare it at First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30am. You can learn more at:

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight brings a night of underground hip hop, featuring GRAYSKUL, CESCHI, ASPHATE, GOLDINI BAGWELL, and SIMPLE STEVEN. Tomorrow night at Cafe Nine GO KAT GO PRESENTS! LOS STRAITJACKETS FEATURING DEKE DICKERSON of THE FLESHTONES.  Wednesday night the bands CHILLED MONKEY BRAINS, MONSTER EATS PILOT, Hot Girl, and Roadkill share a bill. Thursday night Café nine hosts a Bloodthirsty Thursday Pre - Halloween Party!! With THE CONVERTIBLES and THE CROWN STREET ORCHESTRA.    Friday at 5 you can catch an early set with MARK FERRARO, followed at 9:30 by Zak G C.D. release / Halloween Party featuring  VINYL CAPE, SKETCH THE CATACLYSM, JULES BAXTER, APOLLO SUNS, ZAK G, MISTER, DJ MO NIKLZ, and ABNORMAL AREA.  Saturday’s jazz jam will be with Mike Coppolla & Friends at 4:30, followed at 9 by A DAY OF THE DEAD BURLESQUE CABARET with Robin Banks, Kitty Katastrophe, Dot Mitzvah, Circus Delecti,and Lipgloss Crisis.  Sunday evening you can catch BLUES BOOT CAMP WITH GREG SHERROD.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, manic productions presents composer/remixer/produce RAC on the main stage with The Knocks, SPEAK, and Norrin opening the show. Tonight’s Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends will be on the Lilly pad stage. Hip Hopp artist Jeezy takes the Toad’s Place stage tomorrow/Tuesday night. The funk band “LETTUCE” will perform at Toads Place on Wednesday night with Exmag opening the show.  TY DOLLA $IGN PRESENTS: THE “IN TOO DEEP TOUR” featuring Lil Bibby Joe Moses and  Tone Eyeful.  Friday night the TWIDDLE: HALLOWEEN Show features MUN and the Bobby Paltauf Band. Sunday night Toads presents BROTHERS KEEPER WITH JOHN POPPER (of Blues Traveler).

Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, the Hartford Jazz Societies’ weekly “Jazz Monday” event features Orice Jenkins on stage tonight.  ON Tuesday’s Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, works out new material on the Black-eyed Sally’s Stage. Sally’s longstanding Wednesday night blues jam will be posted by Tim McDonald this week.  On Friday night Ray Morant's Soul Tsunami Takes the Black-eyed Sally’s stage.  Saturday night The Cedric Burnside Project takes the stage. Cedric Burnside is the grandson of the legendary late blues man R.L. Burnside.

Tomorrow/Tuesday night night MANIC PRODUCTIONS AND PREMIER CONCERTS PRESENT: Primus & the Chocolate Factory at The Palace Theater (Waterbury, CT).  On Wednesday manic presents Orchestra of Spheres, Florida=Death, and Sun at Bar in New Haven. Friday night you can catch Ex Hex (feat. Mary Timony from Helium and Wild Flag), alongside Speedy Ortiz, Ovlov, and loom. At The Space in Hamden. Saturday night manic presents AJR, Minor Soul, and The Go To at the Space. Details at

Tomorrow/Tuesday evening at 9:00 PM in the World Music Hall The Center for the Arts at Wesleyan presents Daniel Fishkin: Transcriptions in which graduate music student Daniel Fishkin presents American avant-garde compositions filtered through and radically reinterpreted by invented instruments.  As part of the Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan series, Wednesday night you can see the stage production “Hkeelee” (Talk to Me) which offers a personal and political exploration of family, memory, and what it means to be(come) American. Thursday night at 7pm in the CFA Hall, Playwright Leigh Fondakowski will discuss the development of her newest work, SPILL, a multimedia play about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Thursday night also brings the Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert to the Patricelli ’92 Theater at 8pm. This is a collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major. The weekend brings other Senior Thesis performances as well and you can learn more at

At Infinity Hall in Hartford Thursday night you can catch Jubilee Riots, formerly known as Enter The Haggis.    Friday night the Legendary Los Lobos take the Infinity Hall Hartford Stage and Saturday classic rockers, America, take the stage
Wednesday night (and November 5) Middlesex Chamber Prevention Committee presents a Mental  Health First Aid training workshop from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at DeKoven House, 27 Washington St., Middletown . there is a Registration fee.  Contact Sheryl Sprague, 203-630-5357 or (Attendance required at both sessions to receive certification)
Wednesday, Middletown Scottish Country Dancers hold classes for beginning and experienced dancers from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at First Church on Court Street. Partners not necessary. Wear soft-soled shoes. For information, call Lucile Blanchard at 860-347-0278

Guided tours of the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown happen every Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Every Friday and Saturday in October, “Spirits at Stowe:  An Otherworldly Tour” happens at 6:30 at the Harriett Beecher Stowe House in Hartford.  Join them for a flashlight tour in the dark and learn about unexplained events from past and present.

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

 Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7 p.m., Common Ground, the 6th Annual Middletown International Film Festival continues at the Middlesex Community College campus.  They’re showing Shun Li and the Poet, which is a study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the French thriller “The Blue Room” continues through Oct. 30th and the documentary Pump, that tells the story of America's addiction to oil, begins a run tonight through Tuesday. Visit 

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford you can catch Michel Gondry’s latest film Moon Indigo tonight and tomorrow. This is an adaptation of the novel by Boris Vian uses  puppets, animation, and ingenious inventions like a piano that makes cocktails to order. On Wednesday night Cinestudio opens a run of Woody Allen’s 10th film, Magic in the Moonlight.

Now here's a rundown of what's on air on WESU-FM tonight.

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry

At 6:00pm stay tuned for Radio Curious from Pacifica

That’s followed at 6:30 by 3 hours of folk and Americana music with Chip Austin. who’ll be covering Michael Benson’s 75 % Folk before his regularly scheduled 8pm program, Unfocused Folk. 

From 9:30-11 PM The Attention Deficit Disk Jockey with Lee brings you the music of yesterday’s future today.

Following that at 11pm its Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder, offering an eclectic mix of instrumental tunes from jazz to folk to electronic and back again.

At Midnight stay tuned for  Feminist Power Hour with Tess and Isabel who will discuss feminist issues, rant, and play some music to fight the patriarchy!

From 1-1:30 it’s How We Met The Mother with Mizael, exploring the diverse music that's the background to the story of the television show, How I Met Your Mother.    

From 1:30-2:30am catch The Reformatorium with DJ E-fly, who’ll pick apart the synthetic process of sampling composition and remixing, working from the bottom up!

Then from 2:30-3am #BasicBints with DJ Jui-C and DJ Kale Chip, who use satire to discuss social identity in relation to pop culture and current events. Satire's another word for couture, right?

After that,  Maximum Rock and Roll Radio comes your way from 3-4am.
The BBC World News takes over 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 at

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