Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday's Jive 09-18-15

Good afternoon, it's Friday, September 18th, 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 Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's

Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.

Here in Middletown at The Buttonwood Tree tonight, Canadian sisters Erin and Colleen Searson perform songs from their new album, “Stars Above the Farm,” at 8 p.m.  On Saturday, you can hear the international multicultural jazz collective Jazz-Apero at 8. During this time while The Buttonwood Tree's website is being redesigned, visit for details or check out Buttonwood's facebook page.

The Hartford Public Library celebrates Envisionfest on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. with exhibits, a vintage book sale, and music by the Orquesta Espada Latin Jazz band.  In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, they have an author talk and book signing at 12:30 with Nelson Denis, presenting his book “War Against All Puerto Ricans.” Visit 

New Haven's Café Nine features Paul Panamarenko at 5 today, followed by the Elm City Noise Festival at 8 headlining Oneida. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session at 4:30 is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, followed at 8 by Jonny Foz’s Bachelor Party, headlining Bragging Rights, DJ Big Pete, and more. On Sunday at 8 it’s JW Louis, along with Coda Blue. Check in at for more.

Hartford's Blackeyed Sally’s headlines the Orb Mellon Trio, performing delta blues tonight. On Saturday you can catch the Street Life Rock & Soul Review, with some of CT’s best singers and players. Visit them at

In New Haven, at Toad’s Place tonight it’s Reverend Horton Heat and The Adicts, with The Creepshow. On Sunday the headliner is Ky-Mani Marley for a 9 pm show. Learn more at

Connecticut’s Farmer’s Markets continue to offer you locally grown produce and more. The East Haddam Farmer’s market happens every Wednesday from 4 to 7, Durham’s is on Thursdays from 3 to 6. The Clinton market is every Thursday from 4 to 7. Middletown’s North End market is on Friday from 10 to 2, with the long-running market on the South Green on Tuesdays and Thursdays through October. There’s one in Higganum Village on Friday from 3:30 to 6:30, and in Cromwell on Friday from 4 to 7. On the shore, Old Saybrook markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There's a market at 53 Broadway in New Haven every Friday from 10 to 2.  The Chester market is open on Sundays from 10 to 1. Visit for details.

Manic Productions headlines Dan Deacon, On an On, Eliot Sumner, and Dosh tonight at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven. Visit

Tonight at 8, the Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents the Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton performing with his Trio at Crowell Concert Hall.  On Saturday, Youth Gamelan Ensemble classes start at World Music Hall at 10 a.m.    Visit for full details.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, it's southern rock with the Georgia Satellites tonight at 8.  On Saturday, it’s blues and rock with Savoy Brown, featuring Kim Simmonds and special guests Kal David, Lauri Bono, and the Real Deal.  On Sunday at 1:30 it’s the Rising Star Music Festival, presented with the CREC Great Hartford Academy of the Arts, followed at 7:30 by Indian Ocean, bringing you Indian Rock and Jazz Fusion. has the full lineup.

You can tango every Friday at First Church on Court Street in Middletown, it starts at 4 p.m. but continues until 10.  Details at

The Art Guild of Middletown hosts a workshop with acrylic artist Bill Colrus this Saturday at the Woodside Intermediate School in Cromwell.  The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit to learn more.

The first annual Jack n’ Jill Music Festival happens this Sunday at Mezzo Grille in Middletown, starting at 3 p.m.  Featured artists include Nekita Waller, guitar virtuoso Dave Giardina, Ali McGuirk, and more.  Proceeds benefit the COMPASS Youth Collaborative, which runs after-school programs to reduce youth violence.  Full details at

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

Trinity College’s Cinestudio tonight and Saturday has “Mad Max: Fury Road,” George Miller’s fourth of the post-apocalyptic films. Saturday’s matinee is “Tomka and His Friends,” the restored version of a 1977 Albanian film about Nazi occupation. On Sunday they open a run of “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” a reenactment of the notorious 1971 psychological experiment that explores abuse of authority. Full details at

At Real Art Ways in Hartford, the run of “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,” an unflinching portrait of the Apple founder and his legacy, continues. Or you can see “Rosenwald,” a documentary of the Jewish philanthropist and President of Sears who was a silent partner in America’s 20th Century Civil rights movement. Visit for the complete lineup.

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05-6 pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live with Ethan and Rachel. 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.

From 6 to 6:30pm it's Progress for the Planet w/Eric Hagen. Environmental news with a pro-green stance, including some environmentalist music from a variety of genres.
From 6:30-7pm it's the Middletown Youth Radio Project. A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - offering listeners a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues. Plus health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre. The other 40% is Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.    
Then from 10pm - midnight, we go In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with
Dope Dave
– where downtempo
poets and acrobatic emcees weave lyricism through various soundscapes.

At Midnight until 3am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

And then, from 3 until 5am you are taken to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has
a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is from Noah Baerman's Ripples featuring Noah Baerman, Kenny Barron, Jimmy Green and many others – and the selection is Ripples-for Margie. Find out more at

The written form for what you've heard on today’s jive is online at

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