Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday's Jive 06-10-16

Good afternoon, it's Friday, June 10th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I'm Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.

Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s scheduled in the community this weekend.

In Middletown, at The Buttonwood Tree this evening it’s Comedy Night with Darren Sechrist & Friends. Saturday mornings, a transitional Tai Chi class is followed by the Aligned with Source guided meditation session. Saturday night, Renowned Brooklyn composer, Andrew Shapiro will perform his blend of classical and ambient piano music. Throughout June you can experience the photography of Curt Tota’s exhibit “Joy”. Details at

New Haven's Cafe Nine Friday early 5pm set 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. Details at

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. Details at

Tonight, 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. Details at

At New Haven's Toad’s Place this evening 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 bluegrass jams & country rock. Details at

Loud music is the feature at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford this weekend. Find Cherry Street Station on Facebook or call (203) 265-2902 for info.

The Art Guild of Middletown is pleased to announce its 13th Annual Juried Exhibit at Wesleyan University’s Zilkha Gallery. Gallery hours are from 1 to 7 p.m. today through Sunday. Details at

Middletown's Russell Library invites you to The Friends of the Library book sale this weekend, today until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Details at

Now here's a rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
In Hartford at Real Art Ways through Sunday, showing on the silver screen is the critically acclaimed animated family film, April and the Extraordinary World. Tonight, Real Art Ways opens runs of the films Wedding Doll and Eva Hesse. Details at

Meanwhile, Trinity College’s Cinestudio, hosts the final film in their 29th Annual LGBT Film Festival, Henry Gamble's Birthday Party. On Sunday, Eye in the Sky, featuring Alan Rickman in his last onscreen role with Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul, opens for a 4 day run. Details at

For the latest in local arts and entertainment anytime you're not hearing it on our Jive, go to – the City’s website for what’s going on and what’s to do with a highlight on the arts in Middletown. That's

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU and to be safe, it's best to check the WESU website for the up-to-date schedule.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05-6 pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live with Chris for some live studio treats and other sonic events.

From 6 to 7pm, Audio Autonomy explores a  new topic and with a different host each week - covering  a mix of culture, politics, music and the arts - brought to you by Wesleyan students from the "Radio Production and the Politics of Independent Media" course.

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - offering listeners a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues. Plus health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre and the others Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.    
Then from 10 to 11:30pm it's Strickly Off the Head where DJ Commotion the Music Mixologist blends R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.

From 11:30pm until 3am Saturday we go into OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

And then, from 3 until 5am you are taken to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has
a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the 
BBC World News 
- a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

After that from 8-10am you can catch Weekend Edition, Saturday from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is the title track from Talking Drums' Some Day Catch Some Day Down, re-issued and re-mastered as a cd on the innova label in 2011. The original vinyl was released in 1987.

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