Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Good evening, it's Tuesday, January 26th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers a diverse program of NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Each night and weekend WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us! I'm Ben Michael.  

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

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight it’s a night of foot stomping Americana and contemporary roots music at Café Nine with SMOOTH HOUND SMITH and Orb Mellon Trio.  Wednesday night, The Nine features three female fronted acts NATALIE TUTTLE, KRISTEN FORD, and KYLA P.  Thursday night, Café Nine offers a diverse bill featuring experimental and creative music with AMPHIBIOUS MAN, CHEF THE CHEF, CLENN PALENTTS, and 
MOONCHILD. Friday’s Weekly 5pm set is with Tim Payson this week. Later Friday night at The Nine, Chaser Eight, Mr. Council, and The Hooch take the stage.   Saturday morning Café nine hosts the SCHOOL OF ROCK MADISON SHOWCASE. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam session is with Billy Cofrances and friends at 4:30. Later Saturday night you can catch the Go Kat Go! Birthday Show featuring JEFF DEWARE & THE BOP THRILLS, THE DUKES OF HAMDEN, and RUMBLE. Sunday afternoon at Café Nine, you can catch the event: Lys Guillorn & Her Band and Her Band’s Bands featuring.... LYS GUILLORN AND HER BAND, THE SAWTELLES, and CHICA NON RATA.  Later on Sunday night you can catch a night of contemporary puppetry in Pinned and SEWTURED PRESENTS: DAMES IN THE DARK.  www.cafenine.com 
The  CONNECTICUT POETRY SOCIETY MEETING will meet at The Russell Library in Middletown  Wednesday night at 6pm.  www.russelllibrary.org
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, Thursday night they host The Middlesex Drum Circle. Later Friday night, Connecticut’s own Darren Sechrist brings together some of New England’s top comics for a night of laughs at the Buttonwood. Saturday mornings, Aligned with Source: A guided meditation workshop happens from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Buttonwood Tree. Saturday night Moto performs their brand of Soca music from Trinidad, plus traditional roots reggae and creative interpretations of rock, R&B and soul music with elements of jazz, salsa and afro-beat. www.buttonwood.org .
Right after the Jive, stick around for Brass & Sass with DJ Thrasher featuring a wide range of mostly New Orleans based jazz, big band jazz, blues and R&B artists from the 1920’s to the present.
 at 6 pm stay tuned for a new show, Long Distance Club with Kaitlin and Kotaro who select a text or artwork  as a point of discussion, in relation to contemporary issues of philosophy and culture.
at 6:30 its time for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill offering an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriter and other music with a roots influence. On tonight's program Roots musician Shawn Taylor will be live in the studio with Bill."
At 8pm it’s a hour of The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally’s, tonight, at 8 pm, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. Wednesday brings the long running Black-eyed Sally’s weekly Community Blues Jam, hosted by Tim McDonald, this week. Thursday Night, the CHARLIE ALLEN BAND returns to Sally’s for a night of country music. Friday night THE ALCHEMISTICS play reggae, hip hop, & soul. Saturday night is the return of the Balkun Brothers, fresh of their European tour.  www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tomorrow/ Wednesday night, Manic Productions presents a bill featuring Mothers, Henry Flower, &  Witch Hair at Bar in New Haven. Sunday night Mani presents a SOLD OUT SHOW FEATURING Wilco at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven.  www.manicproductions.org.

Thursday night at Toad’s Place in New Haven,  you can catch JADAKISS. Friday night at Toad’s there’s a an elctro glow party on the main floor while Afton presents 10 bands on the lily pad stage.   Sat at Toads brings the sat night college dance party.  Sunday night Lotus talks the stage – El Ten Eleven opens the show.  www.toadsplace.com

Friday night Infinity Hall’s Backyard Music Series presents Wise Old Moon, Atlas Gray & Kerri Powers at Infinity Hall Hartford.  Saturday Infinity Hartford presents Five for Fighting with string quartet. At Infinity Norfolk, Friday night you can catch The Machine – Pink Floyd Tribute. Saturday at Infinity Norfolk, THe Boston Comedy Festival presents “The Best of the Fest” featuring Steve Bjork, Al Park & Angel Rentas. infinityhall.com  

Wesleyan university center for the arts presents  David Davis--"Sax In the City" featuring vocalist Charmagne this Sunday at 3pm. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

On Sunday here in Middletown, Dreamville RTeam 2016 presents their Black and White Innaugural Poetic Justice Night in Honor of Jermaine Lamarr Cole. The event happens at the MAC 650 Gallery on Main Street from 5-9pm.  for info email lifecoachdreamville2016@gmail.com 

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

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, through Thursday, you can catch Mustang, a film about five free-spirited sisters in rural Turkey.  Boy and The World, through Thursday.  www.realartways.org

Through Wednesday Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing Spike Lee’s new film, called Chi-Raq, which takes place Chicago and stars Samuel L Jackson, . Opening Thursday at Cinestudio is Truth starring Kate Blanchette and Robert Redford. You can also catch National Theater Live’s presentation of As you like it Thursday at 2pm. www.cinestudio.org

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: as we work our way through the first full week of our new Spring Schedule.   

From 9-10:30 it's Radio Obscura. Joe McCarthy and Paco Winebox asked us to tell you that “You won't believe your eyes” when you listen to their show.

10:30-11:30pm The Laugh Infection with DJ Willie Zabar presents a  comedy program showcasing standup from established comedians as well as original sketches and other on-air shtick.

from 11:30pm-12:30am Food Court Friends with Sierra Mist and Orange Julius offers  an hour of punk and pop punk to bang your head and let out some teen angst to. 

at 12:30- you'll get an hour of The Chillin Factory with Noah G. and DJ So Fresh So Clean providing Quality hip hop analysis and dissection. 

at 1:30  Rhyme and Reason with DJ Tanner and Yung 2 Centz craft a playlists inspired by preselected poems. 

From 2:30-3:30am RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald explores music from around the world.

At 3:30, Shortwave Report with Dan Roberts from Pacifica gives a weekly review of news stories from around the world.

BBC World news comes your way from 4 to 5am, followed by Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 p.m. to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

Now stay tuned for three hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill! 

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