Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Good evening, it's Wednesday, January 27th and 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:

The  CONNECTICUT POETRY SOCIETY MEETING will meet at The Russell Library Here in Middletown, Wednesday night at 6pm.

The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.

Tonight, 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.

Down in New Haven  tonight,  Café 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.   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. 

Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally’s, tonight, it’s 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.

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tomorrow/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. .

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, you can catch JADAKISS tomorrow night. Friday night at Toad’s there’s an electro glow party on the main floor while Afton presents 10 bands on the lily pad stage.  Sat at Toads offers their sat night college dance party.  Sunday night Lotus talks the stage – El Ten Eleven opens that show. 

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.  

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

On Sunday here in Middletown, Dreamville RTeam 2016 presents their Black and White Inaugural 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 

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. Friday night Real Art Ways begins their run of 2016 OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS.

Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends their run of Spike Lee’s new film, Chi-Raq, which takes place Chicago and stars Samuel L Jackson. Opening tomorrow/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.

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.  

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for for Ear Candy featuring Sick Nelden. Hear the old, hear the new, hear the songs that get in your head and won’t leave you alone. Listen to Ear Candy, please!
From 6-6:30 it’s "All About" with Isabel and Emily. Each episode they feature a guest comes who talks about a topic they love. 

Fusion Radio with James Fusion follows from 6:30 to 8, with the best Techno mix on radio.

From 8 to 9:30 it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce, bringing you deep underground sounds mixed live for your listening pleasure.

And at 9:30, it's NE Tempo with DJ Berk.  Serious Turntablism featuring Dubstep, DnB, Ragga Jungle and Breakbeats mixed live since 1998.

From 11 to midnight, stay tuned for Black Music Matters with DJ Frau Miau. Dedicated to playing music by black people for black people. Ranging from slave songs to Kendrick Lamar, this show serves as yet another reminder why black lives matter

At 12 til 1,  Executioner Snow keeps the loud music pumping. Black Metal, Doom Metal, Thrash Metal, US Black Metal, Blues Metal; early beginnings til now.

And from 1 – 2, it’s the Nocturnal Mom. Stories and the songs we remember them by.

From 2 – 2:30 it’s Scripted Sounds. From the classics to indie movies, Scripted Sounds plays a variation of movie soundtracks to show how music and moving image can work together harmoniously.

From 2:30 to 4 it’s R-Evolution with Hyphy and DJ Mos Def Not.
The BBC World News follows at 4, and we start your day bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 a.m.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at 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.

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