Thursday, January 28, 2016

01-28-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday, January 28th 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 J-Cherry Host of Voice of the City heard on Tuesdays nights here on WESU at 8pm.   

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

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight 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. .

Down in New Haven  tonight,  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, 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.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, It’s a hip hop show with JADAKISS headlining - Looney Chowtime,
DJ True & the Cage Cypher, Young Boss & King Realla, King Val, and Breeze will all be featured on the bill. Tomorrow/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.

Also happening tomorrow night down in New Haven, Lucius Dylan Prolyte Productions presents a night of roots rand dub reggae with Roots of Creation. Miz-eyesis spins the drum and bass, dubstep, and dub reggae to start off the night.
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.  

The art festival Hygienic Art XXXVII (37) runs Friday, Jan. 29, through Feb. 13 in New London. Nearly a dozen activities will be held in the Bank Street neighborhood, including the reason for the festival's existence: Salon des Indépendants. The annual art exhibit is open to any artist who wants in. Each can bring one artwork and hang it in the Hygienic Art Gallery. There is no censorship, so parental discretion is advised. Another highlight is the Ice Carnival on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the art park next to the gallery. Admission to the carnival is free to see the fire breathers and ice sculptures. Those who want the free tickets to play games must sing a song to get them. Other activities include a rock concert, a hootenanny, a cabaret, a fashion show and a youth art exhibit to see more family-friendly works. A photo scavenger hunt and exhibit has the theme "Shoot Pictures, Not People!" emphasizing nonviolence.  Admission is free to everything. Some events ask for a suggested donation. Free parking is available in the municipal parking structure near Hygienic Galleries. Details:

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 Team 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 Real Art Ways, ends their run of Mustang, tonight. Tonight is also the last night to catch the film Boy and The World at Real Art Ways.  Tomorrow/Friday Real Art Ways begins their run of 2016 OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS.

Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio kicks off their run of Truth starring Kate Blanchette and Robert Redford.

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 5:05-6:30pm For Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, who plays. Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience.  Hey, It's Homegrown...want some?

At 6:30 stick around for Imagine with Karen Stein, offering peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!

Up next at 8 it’s Bill Denert Evening Jazz with a broad range of swing, bebop and experimental jazz with a sprinkling of new releases.

From 9:30-10:30pm stay tuned for UnderCover with Ali and Ben exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation in cover tunes that bridge genres and generations.

At 10:30 its Meet Music with DJ Rami, who presents a new artist with each show by delving into artists' backgrounds, influences, and personal stories.

From 11:30-12:30am The Weirding Way with DJ Atreides (sounds like A- Tree – i – Dees) who explores the expression of thoughts through sound: a cross-genre exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus. New soundscapes each show.

At 12:30 Hard on the Spot with DJ Matty C and DJ Nikki brings you the best new music of each week!

From 1:30-2:30am stick around for The Karl Marx History Hour with DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo for a history-infused radio show, in which the hosts play tracks inspired by that episode's historical figure or event.

From 2:30- R-Evolution with Hyphy and DJ Mos Def Not presents Socially-conscious music curated by two divergent musical backgrounds. From Public Enemy to Lou Reed, they'll explore tracks that give voice to movement.
The BBC World Report takes over from 4-5am and we start each weekday off bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

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.

Thanks for listening - Stay Tuned for a stiff dose of homegrown with Rob DeRosa!

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