Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2-3-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday February 3rd. 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 Bill Denert

Now here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:

Tomorrow (Thursday) in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree it's the Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta. Uri Shaham & Mark Kaplan Quartet perform Friday. Saturday Morning, the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop happens from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Buttonwood Tree. Saturday night, the Free at Last players perform improv and on Sunday you can join in with the Great Make Believe Improv Show. .

Down in New Haven, at Café Nine tonight, Comedy Open Mic is hosted by Dan Rice. Tomorrow (Thursday) night, Café Nine offers a diverse bill of music with PEAER, LAUNDRY DAY, Moon Pop + co., and Pug. You can catch SEAN CONLON performing during the Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour at 5 on Friday. Friday evening , Manic Productions partners with Cafe Nine to present THE PEACH KINGS, Monogold, and Dr. Martino. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam session is with Mike Coppola and friends at 4:30pm. Later Saturday night you can catch THE PROUD FLESH, Rob Carlson & Benefit Street and Xavier Serrano. Sunday afternoon at Café Nine, you can catch OFF THE TRAX.

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tomorrow (Thursday) night you can catch JADAKISS. Friday night 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 takes the stage – El Ten Eleven opens the show.

Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally’s, tonight brings the long running weekly Community Blues Jam, this week hosted by Ed Bradley. Saturday night you can check out BAD NEWS BARNES from NYC for a blues/roots show.

Tonight, Manic Productions presents, in partnership with Premier Concerts, Umphrey's McGee and Tauk at the College Street Music Hall for a 6:45 show. Later this evening, Moon Hooch and the Balkun Brothers take the stage at BAR. Vektor with Eight Bells and Warm perform Friday night at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. Saturday evening, you can catch Palehound, Violent Mae, Quiet Giant and Ruby Nightingale at the Space.

Russell Library here in Middletown presents Pianist Michael Brown, leading figure in the current renaissance of performer-composers, for a concert in the Hubbard Room, tomorrow (Thursday) at 7:00pm. For the next four Saturday's, you can catch T'ai Chi at Russel Library, starting with this week's class on Balance. Also this Saturday, it's Take Your Child to the Library Day with crafts, stories and a surprise gift from the Poet Laureate of Middletown.

Tonight Wesleyan University Center for the Arts hosts the opening reception of Light of the East - The Beauty of Movement in Silence. You can catch the Opening and Gallery Talk at noon. Tomorrow (Thursday), it's the opening reception of Passion and Power - German Prints in the Age of Duerer. On Friday, it's the concert debut of Syrian vocalist/songwriter, Gaida. You can catch Gaida: In Concert at 8:00pm.

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

Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, through Sunday, the art exhibit Carla Gannis: Garden of Emoji Delights is available for viewing. Mustang, a film about five free-spirited sisters in rural Turkey ends it's run tomorrow (Thursday) night. Oscar Nominated Shorts 2016 also shows tonight and tomorrow. On Friday, 2016's Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts start their run and show all weekend. Live Action Shorts, Boy and The World, run through tomorrow (Thursday).

Tonight through Friday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino's new film about eight miscreants holed up in a Wyoming cabin to wait out a blizzard. Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Samuel L. Jackson. On Sunday, Suffragette featuring Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter begins it's run in the theater.

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

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of Ear Candy with DJ Sick Nelden. Hear the pop songs that get in your head and won't leave you alone.

From 6-6:30pm stick around for Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard MD, exploring the brain conditions known as mental illness from a holistic viewpoint with guests who study them, treat them, or are affected by them 

From 6:30-8, it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion offering the original and best Techno mix on the radio.

At 8pm, Mike Nyce hosts The Warehouse, showcasing the best of underground house music mixed live for your listening pleasure.

From 9:30-11pm its The Vault with DJ Anton Banks presenting the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house and leftfield mixed live. Also featuring exclusive music from international artists.

#blackmusicmatters with DJ Frau Miau and DJ Xan is on at 11pm, a show dedicated to playing music for black people by black people. Ranging from slave songs to Kendrick Lamar, this show serves as a reminder why black lives matter.

From 12:00-1:00am, it's Metal on Metal!!! with The Metal Messenger, bringing you the best in death, thrash, black, long as it has shredding solos, its on this show.

1:00-2:00am features Nocturnal Mom with DJava, playing stories and the songs we remember them by.

From 2:30-3:30am it's Scripted Sounds with DJ Crystal Beth and Gideon Babe Howard. 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.

At 3:30 you can catch the Something Old, Something New with DJ Dazzle and DJ Aurora. In this show they explore the sounds old and new looking at musical evolution in genres and styles.

BBC World news comes your way from  at 4 and then we begin tomorrow’s broadcast day 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.

Now stay tuned for Ear Candy with DJ Sick Nelden

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