Tuesday, June 7, 2016

06-07-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday, June 7th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers a diverse program of talk radio featuring NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Week nights and weekends, WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us.  I’m Ben Michael

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

Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight brings Laughter Yoga and a Vegetarian Potluck.    Friday, at The Buttonwood, it’s Comedy Night with  Darren Sechrist & Friends.   Saturday mornings being a transitional Tai Chi class followed by the Aligned with Source: guided meditation sessions. Saturday night, Renowned Brooklyn composer, Andrew Shapiro will perform his artful blend of classical and ambient piano music.  Throughout June you can experience the photography of Curt Tota’s exhibit “Joy” http://buttonwood.org/

Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch the Connecticut premiere of Gorman Bechard's newest rock documentary:  Who Is Lydia Loveless? The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Lydia & Gorman and a special live acoustic performance.   On Wednesday Fernando Pinto Presents a night of punk rock with the SUBHUMANS, Pears, & M-13. Thursday at Café Nine Manic Productions Presents a night of indie rock with AND THE KIDS, Vundabar, & Bilge Rat.   Café Nine’s early 5pm set on Friday features THE INCORRIGIBLES. Later on Friday night, Cafe Nine presents a bill featuring MONSTER EATS PILOT, Revolution, I Love You, Lazy Way Out, and Chica Non Grata. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends  this week and it begins at 4:30pm. Saturday evening, Café Nine presents a night with John Doe of the legendary band “X” for a solo performance in support of his new album. Jesse Dayton opens that show.  “The Sunday Buzz“  Matinee at Cafe 9 features The MUSCLE SHOALS REVUE FEATURING AMY BLACK, this week.  Sunday evening, Café Nine hosts a Fundraiser for the 6th annual Sounds of Summer - Music for the People. A free, family and pet friendly music festival located in Hamden, CT.   www.cafenine.com

This week brings more loud music to Cherry Street Station in Wallingford. Tonight, you can catch PotsY with Reptilian Race and Thirty Silver for a night of rock. Wednesday night, Cherry Street offers  Chronologist & Construct Paradise for a night of heavy metal. URN makes for another night of metal at Cherry Street, Thursday night.  Nasty Disaster  take the stage Friday night for more loud music! You can find Cherry Street Station on Facebook or call (203) 265-2902 for info. 

Local musician Eric Kuhn is running for President! This Saturday at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown, he'll give a "speech" and perform selections from his recent album, Politics.  This event will benefit Oddfellows Playhouse.  www.oddfellows.org

Tomorrow brings the 2nd day of public events for the Middletown on the Move project, which aims to get the community involved with reclaiming brownfields for public use.   From 1-3 pm there will be an open house at the Middletown Senior Center, located at 61 Durant Place. Discussions during the open house will help shape the conversation during the public forum that evening. Where the discussion will center around new spots for public spaces in Middletown and what they might look like.  www.middletownctonthemove.com  for more info!

Also, here in Middletown Tomorrow, Wednesday, The Cypress Grill on South Main Street offers an OPEN MIC/JAM HOSTED BY THE BUS. THE COMBUSTORS take the Cypress stage Saturday night at 8PM. http://www.cypressgrill.com/

Tomorrow night (Wednesday) PREMIER CONCERTS AND MANIC PRODUCTIONS PRESENT: Rebelution, The Green + J Boog, Stick Figure, Through the Roots, and DJ Mackle for a Wednesday evening show at The College Street Music Hall in New Haven, starting at 6:20 pm.  Also Wednesday night in New Haven, MANIC PRESENTS: The Cave Singers and Blank Range at BAR.  Friday night, MANIC PRODUCTIONS AND PREMIER CONCERTS PRESENT: Conor Oberst and The Felice Brothers at The College Street Music Hall for an all ages event. Sunday Manic presents James McCartney and The Balkun Brothers in The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden.    http://www.manicproductions.org/

Thursday evening, old school rapper, MOBB DEEP, stops by Toads Place in New Haven for a night of hip hop.   Friday night, at Toad’s Place, SHAKEDOWN plays the music of THE Grateful DEAD AND BEYOND. Cabin Fever and Just Wingin’ It open that show. Saturday night Toads offers a night of loud rock and heavy metal when home-town heroes, HATEBREED bring their CONCRETE CONFESSIONAL TOUR to CT. DevilDriver and Act of Defiance open the show. Sunday night In Lilly’s Pad…THE HELIUM BROTHERS perform HOT BLUEGRASS JAMS & COOL COUNTRY ROCK. www.toadsplace.com

Also here in Middletown at The Russell Library, The Veteran’s writing group meet Thursday nights at 7pm. The Friends of the Library book sale happens this weekend on Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m. www.russelllibra ry.org

The Art Guild of Middletown is pleased to announce its 13th Annual Juried Exhibit at Wesleyan University’s Zilkha Gallery open through June -12. Gallery hours are from 1 to 7 p.m. on June 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12.http://www.middletownartguild.org/

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

Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their run of Viva, which explores sexuality and the relationship between a father and son who clash over their opposing expectations of each other, as the men struggle to understand one another and become a family again.  Also showing, through Thursday, at Real Art Ways, is the film Sunset Song, Terence Davies’ intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War.  Through June 12th, Real Art ways is also showing the critically acclaimed animated family film, April and the Extraordinary World. Friday, Real Art Ways opens runs of the films Wedding Doll and Eva Hesse.  www.realartways.org 

Continuing through Friday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio, hosts the 29th Annual LGBT Film Festival featuring 11 different films in 8 days! Details at www.cinestudio.org 

Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU as we kick off the first week of our new Summer Program:

Right after the Jive, Stay tuned for three hours of   Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, for an eclectic selection of new and older folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues and other music that has a roots influence with a concert listing at 7pm and frequent concert and festival ticket giveaways. "Jesse Terry and Abbie Gardner (of Red Molly) call in to the show tonight."

From 8-9pm The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry is a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9-10:30pm its time for Radio Obscura, whose hosts claim your eyes won’t believe what you hear on their show.

At 10:30 it’s an hour of underground hip hop with DJ Malik-1Fam  (sounds like Muh-leek – One – Fam) on Underdog’s Edge.

At 11:30 Upfront Soul with Sanguine Fromage offers Funk, soul, and jazz, plus sprinklings of R&B, gospel, and hip-hop for two hours until.

RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald takes you on a tour across borders and genres, introducing you to music from far flung places and sometimes from right in your own backyard, from 1:30-2:30am.

At 2:30 stay tuned for All Mixed Up with Peter Bochan from Pacifica Presenting a collage of great music and current events soundbites.

BBC World report comes your way at 4 am and 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 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.

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