Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday 9-18-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday September 18th. 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 talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I'm Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs every first, third and fifth Tuesday, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow, we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the program by having on our very first guest, Passionist Father John Baptist Pesce of Holy Family Monastery in West Hartford. Regular listeners will recognize his urgent call for social justice as well as change in the Church. Can't listen live? Find the audio archived at www.reasonablycatholic.com.

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

It’s Blue Monday at The Miller’s Lounge tonight at 129 Court St. in Middletown, where you can  enjoy the music of Kosher Kid and the Incredible Amplifires. www.facebook.com/themillerslounge

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings you its weekly Open Mic and Moments of Gratitude tonight. There’s empowering yoga on Tuesday afternoon, and Laughter Yoga the in the evening, followed by a Crystal Bowl Sound Healing with Lou Sorrentino. On Wednesday it’s Heart Felt Connections with Maura, Spirit Medium. Visit www.luvsblessings.com for information and appointments. On Friday, you can catch the father/son duo of Charles & Kalif Neville bringing you music from the New Orleans tradition. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and there’s a Teen Open Mic in the afternoon. Jazz pianist/composer Laszlo Gardony celebrates the release of his new CD, “Serious Play,” Saturday night. The Hearing Voices network meets on Monday mornings at 10:30.  http://buttonwood.org/

In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, they celebrate Manic Mondays with David Leibe Hart, Th Zambonis, and Dust Hat. On Tuesday they headline Nicole Thompson, Michael Mancinelli, and more. It’s a Words & Music session on Wednesday. Thursday’s bill has They Hate Us, Sonic Supercharger 66, Lobsterface, and Johnny Cab. Friday’s Happy Hour brings you Lynn Malavolte and Friends, along with Buzz Gordo. The late show has The Upper Crust, appearing with Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents. Saturday's Jazz Jam Session is hosted by the George Baker Band. Later that night, Hilton Valentine and Big Fat Combo take the stage. Sunday’s afternoon performers include Lys Guillorn, The Right-Offs, and more, followed later by Ceschi and Anonymous Inc, El Malpais, and Polluter. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s Jazz Mondays today with the Jordan Young Group. Every Tuesday, see Michael Palin's Other Orchestra get funky with their take on jazz, R&B, and soul classics. Free Admission, always. Wednesday's community blues jam session features guest artist Tommy Whalen this week. Thursdays at 8 pm, it’s Liviu’s Invitational with special guests. This Friday, it’s the John Ginty Band bringing you blues. On Saturday, Cobalt Rhythm Kings takes the stage with West Coast blues, Chicago blues, and more. support. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s the usual Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends tonight. www.toadsplace.com

At the Russell Library in Middletown, it’s Meet the Candidates night tonight starting at 6. Here’s your chance to meet candidates for the Board of Education and the Planning & Zoning Commission. They’ve got Origami Tuesday night. There’s an Intro to Computers class on Thursday at 6 pm, as well as a Job and Career program: Start, Manage and Grow Your Business with Reference USA. On Friday at 11:30 they’ve got Adult Coloring for Stress Reduction. It’s Jazz p Close on Saturday at 1:30, with Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Boccato and his eclectic quartet. Don’t forget, you can return overdue items all month with no penalty. www.russelllibrary.org

Wesleyan University hosts Professor José Luis Morín for a Constitution Day talk tonight at 7 pm at the Olin Library on Campus. He’ll speak on Puerto Rico’s status under the current Constitution. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Manic Presents brings Pixies and Sunflower Bean to the College Street Music Hall in New Haven on Tuesday. On Wednesday, it’s Liars, Bambara, and Reduction Plan at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. They’re at The Ballroom again on Thursday with Jukebox the Ghost, Secret Weapons, and Pale Space. On Saturday, same location, they bring you Matt Pond PA, Wild Pink, and J Russell and the Split Coils. Or, you can enjoy Oh Wonder’s Ultralife Tour and Jaymes Young at the College Street Music Hall, also on Saturday. www.manicpresents.com

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts hosts a variety of events this week, starting with an Opening Reception for the “Black Pulp!” exhibition on Tuesday at the Ziklha Gallery on campus. On Wednesday at 12:30 pm, there’s a Gallery Talk for a student exhibition from the College of East Asian Studies at the Mansfield Freeman Center. On Thursday the Music Department Colloquium, “EarthSounds - The Ceramic Instruments of Tan Dun,” happens at World Music Hall, and in the evening, Ping Chong presents “All Islands Connect Under Water,” a lecture with media, at the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. Details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Wesleyan RJ Julia bookstore in Middletown hosts Anthony Horowitz Wednesday at 4 pm as he kicks off the tour for his latest book in the Alex Rider series, “Never Say Die.” Send registration information to books@wesleyan.edu.
There’s an Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk Wednesday night at 5 pm for Roger Carl Johanson’s photograph exhibit, “In Italy,” at the Pegasus Gallery on the Middlesex Community College campus in Middletown. The exhibit runs through October. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/
In Hartford, at the Arch Street Tavern, Boo-Yah Free Funk Wednesdays happens each week and is hosted is by members of West End Blend, Big Mean Sound Machine, and a rotating gang of special guests.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/booyahfreefunkfamily/ 

Artists for World Peace hosts composer/guitarist Sinan Bakir this Wednesday at 7:30 pm at the Hubbard House in Middletown. Proceeds benefit the Children of Peace Project and the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. Details at www.artistsforworldpeace.org

The Rockfall Foundation hosts a Sensory Nature Walk with Bibi Calderaro this Thursday at 5:30 pm at the Highlawn Forest Trail in Middletown. Registration is suggested. Call 860-347-0340, or visit www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/ for details.

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford features artists DestrOi!, Sloth Herder, and Pull it Together this Wednesday. On Thursday, its POTSY, Carpathia, and A Mirror’s Embrace. There’s a Back To School Birthday Bash all weekend with Left Hand Backwards, Echoes In The Void, and more.  And on Saturday and Sunday they host the Falling Further Fest 2017, with a boatload of performers. Full details at https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, it’s pop and Southern rock this Thursday with the Marshall Tucker Band. On Friday, they offer world music with Jesse Cook. Saturday’s headliner is John Popper with alternative rock and blues. On Sunday, it’s more rock and pop with Big Head Todd & The Monsters.  www.infinityhall.com

The 98th annual Durham Fair returns this week with everything you love about fairs: midway rides; livestock; a Discovery Center; the Farm Museum; crafts; food; and so much more. For your listening pleasure, they start off Thursday with Burbon Chaser and Post No Bills. Friday’s got the Meadows Brothers, CJ West and the Downtown Train, Mixed Signals, and more. On Friday, it’s the Coginchaug  High School Music Department, Four Barrell Billy, and Sacred Fire. Sunday’s bill has the Locomotives, Harbor Moon, and Alex Shillo. They headline the Brothers Osborne on Friday, Pat Benetar & Neil Giraldo on Saturday, and the USO Show Troup on Sunday, when they celebrate Military Appreciation Day. Full details at www.durhamfair.com 

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are still going strong. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Middletown’s long running market on the South Green is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm and Middletown’s North End Farmers Market is on Friday’s from 10 am to 2 pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham is Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury’s market happens Wednesdays 4-7 pm, find more at www.ctnofa.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Swim Team,” a documentary about a group of teens on the autism spectrum. Also continuing is “Columbus,” about two strangers brought together in a small Midwestern city. The afternoon movie is “Ghost Story,” starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. All run through Thursday. Tuesday it’s a one-time screening and post-film discussion of “Birthright: A War Story,” about women caught in the crosshairs in the battle over reproductive rights. On Friday they open “Unleashed,” about an unexpected encounter with transformed animals. Also opening is “Dolores,” a documentary about the forgotten co-founder of the farm worker labor movement. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues Al Gore’s "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," a follow-up to his earlier climate change classic, "An Inconvenient Truth," through Wednesday. On Thursday they open “Lady Macbeth,” a 19th century take on Shakespeare’s tale of class and race. Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Hartford’s Free Movies in the Parks continues this week with a screening of “Wonder Woman” Wednesday at 7 pm at Dunkin Donuts Park. www.hartford.com/events

Wesleyan University’s Center for Film Studies holds a free screening of the 1970 film “Cotton Comes to Harlem,” with an introduction by Scott Higgins, this Thursday at 7:30 pm. Details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa


Here's the rundown of our line-up on the first third & fifth Mondays during our new Fall Program season here at WESU:


Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry until 6pm. 

then it's time for The Roar in Politics with DJ Politico who Seeks to dissect the political landscape.

at 6:30 it's time for 75% Folk with Michael Benson for a mix of contemporary folk, blues, jazz and acoustic music. Occasional live interviews.

from 8-9:30pm  Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis offers the best in vintage and contemporary funk, soul, jazz, reggae, dub, afro and Latin dance floor grooves.

at 9:30pm Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan offers Music from the 1950s & 1960's as well as LIVE requests, TV Trivia, and more.

Hits of the 60s and 70s with Jimmy Z takes over from 11-12:30am Playing billboard hot 100 hits of the 60's and 70's

from 12:30-1:30am lit-mus with DJ midnight milkshake and DJ mos def not features writing submissions and inspired songs

NARRATALK with Miri from 1:30-2am is the talk show about the various types of narratives. Each week, different storytelling techniques found in film, television, and literature will be explored.

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 2-3am

and at 3am M-Th this Fall season on WESU,  we'll rebroadcast the day's noon-time run of Democracy Now! from Pacifica 

at 4am we bring you BBC's world report before we kick off our Tuesday morning programming with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That's all for today's Jive at Five. Join us weekdays at 4:55 for a daily rundown of area happenings a rundown of evening programming on WESU Middletown!

Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, up Next! 




Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday's Jive 09-15-17

Good afternoon, it's Friday, September 15th, 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 going on in the community this weekend.
The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight presents Suzanne Sheridan with Bob Cooper and Colin Healy. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and in the evening, it’s a piano concert with Steinway pianist Ann Sweeten. Details @ buttonwood.org

New Haven’s Café Nine Friday Happy Hour features Off the Trax, and later on its Paranormal Adam, Iamvarcity, Positive Id, the Brolic Scholars and finally Snottaynose. Saturday's Jazz Jam Session is hosted by Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Later at night, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys take the stage, followed by The Clams. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Washboard Slim and the Bluelights, along with Phil Rosenthal. The George Lesiw Band plays later that night. Details @ cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight it’s it’s once again The Bright Night Glow Party. Details @ toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight it’s Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band. Saturday has blues guitarist Chris Ruest with special guest and piano legend Gene Taylor. This Sunday, Sally's has a music community benefit, hosted by Shaka & The Soul Shakers and friends. The Balkun Brothers will be among them. Details @ blackeyedsallys.com

The Hartford Jazz Society offers details on many events, including a comprehensive list, chock full of weekly events featuring jazz. Details @ hartfordjazzsociety.com   

Tonight at Infinity Hartford its Soul Sound Review. Saturday brings Alternate Routes w/ Gracie Day and The Knight. Details @ infinityhall.com

The Kosher Kid plays with The Orb Mellon Trio w/Mark Hennessy at Wilson's Pub in Collinsville on Saturday.

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford features artists Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots, Wolf Harbor, Kyle Trocolla and The Strangers, and Snuffbox tonight. Saturday's theme is punk with artists Battalion of Saints, Nobodys, The Cryptics, The Minutes, Ugly and CRY HAVOC! On Sunday, get your metal fix with Castle. Details @
facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

This Saturday, Music Unlimited CT presents One day, One Stage, Unlimited Artists, in the back yard of the West IndianSocial Club of Hartford at 3340 Main St. featuring Soca and reggae music. Headline artists include Bungi Garlin, Ricky T, Elephant Man & Fay-Ann, plus Steel Bands, DJs and more. Gates open at noon. 860-916-1154 for ticket information.

This Sunday J & J Productions, The Mezzo Grille, AT&T, WESU Radio and The City of Middletown Commission on the Arts invite you to The 3rd Annual Jack n' Jill Music Festival & Fund Raiser for New Horizons. Kicking off at noon, Jack n' Jill is a 10-hour Celebration of music, diversity, generosity and fun, featuring an eclectic assemblage of music from Pop to Latin American Folk, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Acoustic Psychedelia, Old Timey, and more. Plus special guests, raffle prizes, music trivia and more. 
davedowns61@gmail.com 860-301-1284. For over 30 years New Horizons Domestic Violence Services has aided victims of domestic violence in Middlesex County. Visit newhorizonsdv.com/history to learn more about their efforts.

Farmers Markets are peaking now: Middletown’s North End Farmers Market is on Friday’s from 10am to 2pm, as well as Middletown’s long running market on the South Green on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm, Plainville Fridays 3-6 pm, and Berlin Saturdays, 9-1 pm. Details @ ctnofa.org

And, here's our rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways offers a screening of Marjorie Prime Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Opening today are Swim Team, a documentary on the power of inclusion to transcend disability, followed by Columbus  a film that delves into the complexities of families. Both films continue into next week. Details & screening times at realartways.org

Tonight Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford opens Baby Driver for a two day run, and tonight’s late show is The Breakfast Club. On Sunday Al Gore's new film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, dealing with climate change and our role in it. Details and screening times at cinestudio.org 

If you are looking for more information on the arts in Middletown, please visit the City's Facebook page at facebook.com/CityArtsOffice


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 to 6:30pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live! with Babe and Beth expounding on that Wesleyan music scene.

And from 6:30-7pm catch the Middletown Youth Radio Project, a weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood. 

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sista Queen T - offering 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 Cocomotion the Music Mixologist provides a live mixshow done on the fly or freestyle, with no pre-planned mixes or blends - R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.

Bridging the night to the morning hours, from 11:30pm to 12:30am you’ll have An A and a B with DJ N following the premise that every band has its hits - and a multitude of unknown, hidden gems. Songs played per band (70s-2000s rock) seek to highlight this dichotomy.

From 12:30pm until 3am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering the best urban contemporary, hip hop, and traditional gospel music on the planet!

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 theBBC World News - a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation, and Pacifica.

Staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6 to 7am it’sthe 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!

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.

The written form for what you've heard on today’s Jive is online at wesufm.org/jive

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursdays Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday September 14th. 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 talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I'm JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings invites you to Step into the Vortex in the evening with AnnMarie. On Friday, Suzanne Sheridan performs alongside Bob Cooper and Colin Healy at The Buttonwood. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop. Saturday Evening The Buttonwood presents the Ann Sweeten Steinway Piano Concert. The Hearing Voices network meets on Monday mornings at 10:30.  http://buttonwood.org/


In New Haven at Café Nine tonight/Thursday is Dead Weight Burden, Banzai Giant, The Refectory and Hard Luxury. Friday is Off the Trax, and then later in the evening, its PARANORMAL ADAM, IAMVARCITY, POSITIVE ID, the BROLIC SCHOLARS and finally SNOTTAYNOSE. Saturday's Jazz Jam Session is hosted by Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Later that night, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys take the stage, followed by The Clams. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Washboard Slim and the Bluelights, along with Phil Rosenthal. The George Lesiw Band plays later that night. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s,tonight at 8 pm, hear Sally’s in-house band The Po Boys, take the stage. This Friday, its SCOTT SHARRARD & THE BRICKYARD BAND. Saturday sees blues guitarist Chris Ruest with special guest and piano legend Gene Taylor. This Sunday, Sally's hosts a music community benefit, hosted by Shaka & The Soul Shakers and friends. The Balkun Brothers are hustling back from Nashville to join in with their support. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven on Thursday, Zoey Dollaz takes the stage, and Friday brings at Toad’s Place The Bright Night Glow Party. www.toadsplace.com

At Russell Library this week, Thursday night, The veterans writing group invites you to their “We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences” workshop at 6:30 pm. www.russelllibrary.org

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org


Cherry St. Station in Wallingford On Friday, its Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots, Wolf Harbor, Kyle Trocolla and The Strangers, and Snuffbox. Saturday's theme is punk, and brings you artists Battalion of Saints, Nobodys, The CrypticsThe Minutes, Ugly and CRY HAVOC! On Sunday, get your metal fix with Castle.  https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Infinity Hall Thursday night, you can catch Donna The Buffalo. Friday at Infinity Hartford its Soul Sound Review. Saturday brings Alternate Routes w/s/g Gracie Day and The Knight. Infinity Norfolk presents  Rik Emmett of Triumph - Acoustic Duo Performance with Dave Dunlop Friday and Jane Monheit Saturday night. www.infinityhall.com


This Saturday September 16th, Music Unlimited CT presents One day, One Stage, Unlimited Artists, in the back yard of the West Indian social club of Hartford (3340 main st HTfd) featuring Soca and reggae music. Headline artists include BUNGI GARLIN, RICKY T, ELEPHANT MAN & FAY-ANN, Plus Steel Bands, DJs and more.  Gates open at 12noon.  860-916-1154 for ticket information.

This Sunday J & J Productions, The Mezzo Grille, AT&T, WESU Radio and The City of Middletown invite you to The 3rd Annual Jack n' Jill Music Festival & Fund Raiser for New Horizons.   Kicking off at noon, Jack n' Jill is a 10-hour Celebration of music, diversity, generosity and fun, featuring an eclectic assemblage of music from  Pop to Latin American Folk, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Acoustic Psychedelia, Old Timey, and more. Plus special guests, raffle prizes, music trivia and more. davedowns61@gmail.com 860-301-1284          For over 30 years New Horizons Domestic Violence Services has aided victims of domestic violence in Middlesex County  www.newhorizonsdv.com/history to learn more about this non-profit agency. 

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are still going strong. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Middletown’s long running market on the South Green is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1pm and Middletown’s North End Farmers Market is on Friday’s from 10am to 2pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham is Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury’s market happens Wednesdays 4-7pm, find more at www.ctnofa.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways MARJORIE PRIME is on screen through Sunday and   THE TRIP TO SPAIN, which offers a view into the rich culinary history of Spain is on screen through Thursday. MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS plays tonight. The Films Columbus and Swim Team open on Friday at Real Art Ways. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford tonight, it’s the Falsettos, and Friday is Baby Driver and The Breakfast Club. On Sunday, at Cinestudio. You can see Al Gore's new film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," following up on his earlier book-cum-movie "An Inconvenient Truth." Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of our New Monday night line-up as we kick off the first week of our new Fall Program season here at WESU! 

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
Homegrown is the award winning (Best Radio Program 2016 Hartford Magazine/CT NOW) Connecticut Connected Music Show-playing Connecticut connected artists of multiple genres. Often treating the listeners to pre-release material and in studio interviews with artists, the show also provides information about live shows in the area.

6:30-8pm
Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!

8:00-9:30pm
Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
A broad range of swing, be bop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience"

9:30-11pm
Crispix with Chris
From indie rock to folk to electronic and more, Chris picks whatever he's feeling this week to share with you.

11-midnight
The American Empire with Yours Truly, Tootse Mutant
An exploration of the influence of American cultural imperialism on foreign music, such as Korean Hip-Hop, Japanese Jazz, and Peruvian Punk and so much more.

midnight-1am
Jazzalicious Definition with DJ Stocks'n'Socks and MC McGee
Jazzalicious travels through the history of jazz by highlighting a different artist, sub-genre, or time period each week.

1-2am
(1, 3, 5) The Audible Underground with DJ Joshinvents
Come explore a variety of underground music by independent or relatively unknown artists from many genres, while occasionally discussing current events neglected by mainstream media!

(2, 4) Fake News with DJ Alias and DJ Nick at Night
An irreverent take on political punditry, provided by two guys who love the sound of their own voices.

2-3am
The Sonic Hour with DJ Jackson
Focus on indie rock, prog pop, power pop, indie pop, etc. Shows will compare music from a previous generation with their contemporaries.

3-4am
Otto Nation 

At 45am We bring you the BBC World Report and we kick of weekdays with Morning Edition from NPR From 59am.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Thanks for joining us and Stay tuned for a stiff does of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, up next.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Weds 9-13-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday September 13th. 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 talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.
I’m Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for joining us!

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings invites you to Step into the Vortex in the evening with AnnMarie. On Friday, Suzanne Sheridan performs alongside Bob Cooper and Colin Healy at The Buttonwood. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop. Saturday Evening The Buttonwood presents the Ann Sweeten Steinway Piano Concert. The Hearing Voices network meets on Monday mornings at 10:30.  http://buttonwood.org/


In New Haven at Café Nine tonight/Wednesday, you can catch Kinko Kimono, Laundry Day, and Mike Kusek of Bilge Rat. Thursday is Dead Weight Burden, Banzai Giant, The Refectory and Hard Luxury. Friday is Off the Trax, and then later in the evening, its PARANORMAL ADAM, IAMVARCITY, POSITIVE ID, the BROLIC SCHOLARS and finally SNOTTAYNOSE. Saturday's Jazz Jam Session is hosted by Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Later that night, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys take the stage, followed by The Clams. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Washboard Slim and the Bluelights, along with Phil Rosenthal. The George Lesiw Band plays later that night. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it's the Wednesday community blues jam session featuring guest artist GENE DONALDSON this week. Thursdays at 8 pm, hear Sally’s in-house band The Po Boys, take the stage. This Friday, its SCOTT SHARRARD & THE BRICKYARD BAND. Saturday sees blues guitarist Chris Ruest with special guest and piano legend Gene Taylor. This Sunday, Sally's hosts a music community benefit, hosted by Shaka & The Soul Shakers and friends. The Balkun Brothers are hustling back from Nashville to join in with their support. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven on Thursday, Zoey Dollaz takes the stage, and Friday brings at Toad’s Place The Bright Night Glow Party. www.toadsplace.com

At Russell Library this week, Thursday night, The veterans writing group invites you to their “We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences” workshop at 6:30 pm. www.russelllibrary.org

Wednesday at 5:00pm in Middletown, Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center Wesleyan hosts an Opening Reception and Gallery Talk for Sasha Rudensky's Acts and Illusions. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

Tonight/Wednesday night - The Rockin Johnny Burgin Band is at Stomping Ground in Putnam w Dick Souza & Kosher Kid. The Kosher Kid also plays with The Orb Mellon Trio w Mark Hennessy at Wilson's Pub in Collinsville on Saturday.

In Hartford, at Arch Street, Boo-Yah Free Funk Wednesdays is hosted is by members of West End Blend, Big Mean Sound Machine, and a rotating gang of special guests.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/booyahfreefunkfamily/

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford features artists Damn Broads, the Benedicks, Fox Nuz and Pull it Together, all tonight/Wednesday. On Friday, its Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots, Wolf Harbor, Kyle Trocolla and The Strangers, and Snuffbox. Saturday's theme is punk, and brings you artists Battalion of Saints, Nobodys, The CrypticsThe Minutes, Ugly and CRY HAVOC! On Sunday, get your metal fix with Castle.  https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Infinity Hall Thursday night, you can catch Donna The Buffalo. Friday at Infinity Hartford its Soul Sound Review. Saturday brings Alternate Routes w/s/g Gracie Day and The Knight. Infinity Norfolk presents  Rik Emmett of Triumph - Acoustic Duo Performance with Dave Dunlop Friday and Jane Monheit Saturday night. www.infinityhall.com


This Saturday September 16th, Music Unlimited CT presents One day, One Stage, Unlimited Artists, in the back yard of the West Indian social club of Hartford (3340 main st HTfd) featuring Soca and reggae music. Headline artists include BUNGI GARLIN, RICKY T, ELEPHANT MAN & FAY-ANN, Plus Steel Bands, DJs and more.  Gates open at 12noon.  860-916-1154 for ticket information.

This Sunday J & J Productions, The Mezzo Grille, AT&T, WESU Radio and The City of Middletown invite you to The 3rd Annual Jack n' Jill Music Festival & Fund Raiser for New Horizons.   Kicking off at noon, Jack n' Jill is a 10-hour Celebration of music, diversity, generosity and fun, featuring an eclectic assemblage of music from  Pop to Latin American Folk, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Acoustic Psychedelia, Old Timey, and more. Plus special guests, raffle prizes, music trivia and more. davedowns61@gmail.com 860-301-1284          For over 30 years New Horizons Domestic Violence Services has aided victims of domestic violence in Middlesex County  www.newhorizonsdv.com/history to learn more about this non-profit agency.

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are still going strong. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Middletown’s long running market on the South Green is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1pm and Middletown’s North End Farmers Market is on Friday’s from 10am to 2pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham is Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury’s market happens Wednesdays 4-7pm, find more at www.ctnofa.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways offers a screening  of STEP as their afternoon movie, through Thursday. The film documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. MARJORIE PRIME is on screen through Sunday and   THE TRIP TO SPAIN, which offers a view into the rich culinary history of Spain is on screen through Thursday. MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS plays tonight and tomorrow. The Films Columbus and Swim Team open on Friday at Real Art Ways. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues "Maudie"  through tonight/Wednesday. On Thursday it’s the Falsettos, and Friday is Baby Driver and The Breakfast Club. On Sunday, at Cinestudio. You can see Al Gore's new film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," following up on his earlier book-cum-movie "An Inconvenient Truth." Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of our New Monday night line-up as we kick off the first week of our new Fall Program season here at WESU!

Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for
The Latin Music Hour with Isabel. Latin mustic from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's.

From 6 - 6:30 it's Think Twice Radio with Al Robinson.
The undertaking of "Think Twice Radio" is to reassert the "watchdog" role of the media by ramping up coverage of Connecticut issues in a non-partisan manner.

And from 6:30 -8 it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion. 
The original... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!

From 8 - 9:30 it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce.
The best of underground house music mixed live for your listening pleasure.

And starting at 9:30 and running until 11, it's N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk.
Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

From 11 -midnight it's Genrebusters with Baby Ruth and Willy J. A music history show that dives into the rise and phenonemon of cult sub-genres of music like MOR, "slacker-rock", prog-funk and trap.

And at midnight it's Who Sampled? with Margilla Madman and Bebbs. A music show that plays songs that sample other songs.

From 1 - 2 am it's Unsure with Racha and SarBot. Each program we cover a different topic through various forms of sonic media, whether with lyrical to instrumental music, archival news and interviews, movie and TV clips.

From 2 - 3 it's Well into the Eighties with Daniel Crippin. Classic alternative music from WESU's extemsive vinyl archive paired with the best in new indie rock.

From 3 - 4 it's Democracy Now! from Pacifica. Hosted by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! gives access to peopleand perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. media, including journalists, rasstoos leaders, activists, artists, academics and ordinatry people from around the world. 

The BBC World News comes on board at 4am followed at 5 with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Tune in to WESU 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.

Thanx for listening! Now stay tuned for The Latin Music Hour


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday 9-12-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday September 12th. 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 talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I’m Marianne O’Hare, producer of Conversations on Healthcare, heard on Wednesdays at 4:30, right before the Jive at Five.

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings invites you to Step into the Vortex in the evening with AnnMarie. On Friday, Suzanne Sheridan performs alongside Bob Cooper and Colin Healy at The Buttonwood. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop. Saturday Evening The Buttonwood presents the Ann Sweeten Steinway Piano Concert. The Hearing Voices network meets on Monday mornings at 10:30.  http://buttonwood.org/


In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, you can catch Coastal Notion and On the Fritz. Wednesday’s bill features Kinko Kimono, Laundry Day, and Mike Kusek of Bilge Rat. Thursday is Dead Weight Burden, Banzai Giant, The Refectory and Hard Luxury. Friday is Off the Trax, and then later in the evening, its PARANORMAL ADAM, IAMVARCITY, POSITIVE ID, the BROLIC SCHOLARS and finally SNOTTAYNOSE. Saturday's Jazz Jam Session is hosted by Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Later that night, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys take the stage, followed by The Clams. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Washboard Slim and the Bluelights, along with Phil Rosenthal. The George Lesiw Band plays later that night. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights, youc an catch Michael Palin's Other Orchestra getting funky with their take on jazz, R&B, and soul classics. Wednesday's community blues jam session features guest artist GENE DONALDSON this week. Thursdays at 8 pm, hear Sally’s in-house band The Po Boys, take the stage. This Friday, its SCOTT SHARRARD & THE BRICKYARD BAND. Saturday sees blues guitarist Chris Ruest with special guest and piano legend Gene Taylor. This Sunday, Sally's hosts a music community benefit, hosted by Shaka & The Soul Shakers and friends. The Balkun Brothers are hustling back from Nashville to join in with their support. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Thursday, Zoey Dollaz takes the stage, and Friday brings a Toad’s Place The Bright Night Glow Party. www.toadsplace.com

At Russell Library this week, Thursday night, The veterans writing group invites you to their “We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences” workshop at 6:30 pm. www.russelllibrary.org

Wednesday at 5:00pm in Middletown, Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center Wesleyan hosts an Opening Reception and Gallery Talk for Sasha Rudensky's Acts and Illusions. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

Wednesday night - The Rockin Johnny Burgin Band is at Stomping Ground in Putnam w Dick Souza & Kosher Kid. The Kosher Kid also plays with The Orb Mellon Trio w Mark Hennessy at Wilson's Pub in Collinsville on Saturday. 

In Hartford, at Arch Street, Boo-Yah Free Funk Wednesdays is hosted is by members of West End Blend, Big Mean Sound Machine, and a rotating gang of special guests. 

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford features artists Damn Broads, the Benedicks, Fox Nuz and Pull it Together, all on Wednesday. On Friday, its Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots, Wolf Harbor, Kyle Trocolla and The Strangers, and Snuffbox. Saturday's theme is punk, and brings you artists Battalion of Saints, Nobodys, The CrypticsThe Minutes, Ugly and CRY HAVOC! On Sunday, get your metal fix with Castle.  https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Infinity Hall Thursday night, you can catch Donna The Buffalo. Friday at Infinity Hartford its Soul Sound Review. Saturday brings Alternate Routes w/s/g Gracie Day and The Knight. Infinity Norfolk presents  Rik Emmett of Triumph - Acoustic Duo Performance with Dave Dunlop Friday and Jane Monheit Saturday night. www.infinityhall.com


This Saturday September 16th, Music Unlimited CT presents One day, One Stage, Unlimited Artists, in the back yard of the West Indian social club of Hartford (3340 main st HTfd) featuring Soca and reggae music. Headline artists include BUNGI GARLIN, RICKY T, ELEPHANT MAN & FAY-ANN, Plus Steel Bands, DJs and more.  Gates open at 12noon.  860-916-1154 for ticket information.

This Sunday J & J Productions, The Mezzo Grille, AT&T, WESU Radio and The City of Middletown invite you to The 3rd Annual Jack n' Jill Music Festival & Fund Raiser for New Horizons.   Kicking off at noon, Jack n' Jill is a 10-hour Celebration of music, diversity, generosity and fun, featuring an eclectic assemblage of music from  Pop to Latin American Folk, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Acoustic Psychedelia, Old Timey, and more. Plus special guests, raffle prizes, music trivia and more. davedowns61@gmail.com 860-301-1284          For over 30 years New Horizons Domestic Violence Services has aided victims of domestic violence in Middlesex County  ww.newhorizonsdv.com/historyto learn more about this non-profit agency. 



Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are still going strong. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Middletown’s long running market on the South Green is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1pm and Middletown’s North End Farmers Market is on Friday’s from 10am to 2pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham is Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury’s market happens Wednesdays 4-7pm, find more at www.ctnofa.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways offers a screening  of STEP as their afternoon movie, through Thursday. The film documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. MARJORIE PRIME is on screen through Sunday and   THE TRIP TO SPAIN, which offers a view into the rich culinary history of Spain is on screen through Thursday. MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS plays tonight and tomorrow. The Films Columbus and Swim Team open on Friday at Real Art Ways. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues "Maudie"  through Wednesday. On Thursday it’s the Falsettos, and Friday is Baby Driver and The Breakfast Club. On Sunday, at Cinestudio. You can see Al Gore's new film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," following up on his earlier book-cum-movie "An Inconvenient Truth." Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of our New Monday night line-up as we kick off the first week of our new Fall Program season here at WESU! 

Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for


5:05-6pm
Spilled Milk with Charlotte offering assorted sounds right off the bedtime stories shelf!

From 6-8pm tonight,  it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill offering 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.

At 8pm, The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry offers a weekly dose of live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9-10pm it’s The Test Patterns Show with Chaim O'Brien-Blumenthal


At 10pm it’s Radio Writer's Salon with DJ Steven where Wesleyan profs and student authors read their works, talk about the writing process and conferences.

From 11-midnight stay tuned for Dumpster Dive with DJ Smelly featuring punk, art pop and D.I.Y coming from a garbage compactor near you.

At Midnight, it’s Yours Truly with DJ Balsamic and DJ Megnanimous

From 1-2am soup sounds with joseph features home recordings, lo-fi, concerts, field recordings, and esoterica.

Maximum Rock and Roll Radio takes over with an hour of loud rock and roll from 2-3am

at 3am M-Th this Fall season at WESU,  we'll rebroadcast the day's noon-time run of Democracy Now! from Pacifica 

at 4am we bring you BBC's world report before we kick off our Tuesday morning programming with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That's all for today's Jive at Five. Join us weekdays at 4:55 for a daily rundown of area happenings a rundown of evening programming on WESU Middletown!

Now stay tuned for Spilled Milk with Charlotte, up next!




Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday 9/11/17 jive

Good evening, it's Monday September 11th. 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 talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I’m Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs every first, third and fifth Tuesday, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. A week from tomorrow: We celebrate the fifth anniversary of Reasonably Catholic by bringing back our first-ever guest, my guru Passionist priest Fr. John Baptist Pesce, perhaps Pope Francis' biggest fan. Can't listen live? Find the audio archived at www.reasonablycatholic.com.

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings you its weekly Open Mic and Moments of Gratitude tonight. There’s empowering yoga on Tuesday afternoon, and Step into the Vortex in the evening. On Friday, Suzanne Sheridan performs along side Bob Cooper and Colin Healy. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop, and in the evening, it’s the Ann Sweeten Steinway Piano Concert. The Hearing Voices network meets on Monday mornings at 10:30.  http://buttonwood.org/


In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, Honduras takes the stage, alongside All Riot and Dr. Martino. On Tuesday, it's Coastal Notion and On the Fritz. Wednesday’s bill features Kinko Kimono, Laundry Day, and Mike Kusek of Bilge Rat. Thursday is Dead Weight Burden, Banzai Giant, The Refectory and Hard Luxury. Friday is Off the Trax, and then later in the evening, its 
PARANORMAL ADAM, IAMVARCITY, POSITIVE ID, the BROLIC SCHOLARS and finally SNOTTAYNOSE. Saturday's Jazz Jam Session is hosted by Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Later that night, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys take the stage, followed by The Clams. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Washboard Slim and the Bluelights, along with Phil Rosenthal. The George Lesiw Band plays later that night. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s Jazz Mondays today with the ALVIN CARTER PROJECT, featuring ALVIN CARTER on the DRUMS; WARREN BYRD on the PIANO; and MORRIS TRENT on the BASS. Every Tuesday, see Michael Palin's Other Orchestra get funky with their take on jazz, R&B, and soul classics. Free Admission, always. Wednesday's community blues jam session features guest artist GENE DONALDSON this week. Thursdays at 8 pm, hear Sally’s in-house band The Po Boys, featuring some of the best musicians in the area. Special guest hosts every week, with no cover charge. This Friday, its SCOTT SHARRARD & THE BRICKYARD BAND. Saturday sees blues guitarist Chris Ruest with special guest and piano legend Gene Taylor. This Sunday, Sally's hosts a music community benefit, hosted by Shaka & The Soul Shakers and friends. The Balkun Brothers are hustling back from Nashville to join in with their support. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s the usual Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends tonight. CHON, The Fall of Troy and Hail the Sun play later on. Thursday is Zoey Dollaz, and Friday is The Bright Night Glow Party. www.toadsplace.com

The Mac 650 Gallery in Middletown hosts diverse artists with openings throughout the week. They are located on Main St. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

At Russell Library this week, discuss The Postman Always Rings Twice with other fans on Tuesday afternoon. On the 14th, veterans are invited to join the We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences event at 6:30 pm. www.russelllibrary.org

As students head back to school and the tree leaves start to turn, the Wesleyan CFA reopens its calendar of events, starting with the Opening Reception and Gallery Talk for Sasha Rudensky's Acts and Illusions. This will take place on Wednesday at 5:00pm in the Davison Art Center.

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org 


Wednesday night - Rockin Johnny Burgin Band  are at Stomping Ground in Putnam w Dick Souza & Kosher Kid. The Kosher Kid also plays with The Orb Mellon Trio w Mark Hennessy at Wilson's Pub in Collinsville on Saturday. 

In Hartford, at Arch Street, Boo-Yah Free Funk Wednesdays is hosted is by members of West End Blend, Big Mean Sound Machine, and a rotating gang of special guests.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/booyahfreefunkfamily/ 

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford features artists Damn Broads, the Benedicks, Fox Nuz and Pull it Together, all on Wednesday. On Friday, its Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots, Wolf Harbor, Kyle Trocolla and The Strangers, and Snuffbox. Saturday's theme is punk, and brings you artists Battalion of Saints, Nobodys, The CrypticsThe Minutes, Ugly and CRY HAVOC! On Sunday, get your metal fix with Castle.  https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Infinity Hall Thursday night, you can catch Donna The Buffalo. Friday at Infinity Hartford its Soul Sound Review. Saturday brings Alternate Routes w/s/g Gracie Day and The Knight. Infinity Norfolk presents  Rik Emmett of Triumph - Acoustic Duo Performance with Dave Dunlop Friday and Jane Monheit Saturday night. www.infinityhall.com


This Saturday September 16th, Music Unlimited CT presents One day, One Stage, Unlimited Artists, in the back yard of the West Indian social club of Hartford (3340 main st HTfd) featuring Soca and reggae music. Headline artists include BUNGI GARLIN, RICKY T, ELEPHANT MAN & FAY-ANN, Plus Steel Bands, DJs and more.  Gates open at 12noon.  860-916-1154 for ticket information.

This Sunday J & J Productions, The Mezzo Grille, AT&T, WESU Radio and The City of Middletown invite you to The 3rd Annual Jack n' Jill Music Festival & Fund Raiser for New Horizons.   Kicking off at noon, Jack n' Jill is a 10-hour Celebration of music, diversity, generosity and fun, featuring an eclectic assemblage of music from  Pop to Latin American Folk, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Acoustic Psychedelia, Old Timey, and more. Plus special guests, raffle prizes, music trivia and more. davedowns61@gmail.com 860-301-1284          For over 30 years New Horizons Domestic Violence Services has aided victims of domestic violence in Middlesex County  ww.newhorizonsdv.com/history to learn more about this non-profit agency. 



Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are still going strong. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Middletown’s long running market on the South Green is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1pm and Middletown’s North End Farmers Market is on Friday’s from 10am to 2pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham is Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury’s market happens Wednesdays 4-7pm, find more at www.ctnofa.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways screens STEP on Monday the afternoon, documenting the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. MARJORIE PRIME plays later, and   THE TRIP TO SPAIN even later, which offers a view into the rich culinary history of Spain. MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS plays Tuesday evening, and Columbus and Swim Team are shown on Friday. On Saturday evening, AFTER LOVE (L'ÉCONOMIE DU COUPLE) plays, a story of a family in turmoil.  Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues "Maudie" on Monday-Wednesday. On Thursday its the Falsettos, and Friday is Baby Driver and The Breakfast Club. On Sunday, see Al Gore's new film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," following up on his earlier book-cum-movie "An Inconvenient Truth." Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of our New Monday night line-up as we kick off  our new Fall Program season here at WESU! 


Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry until 6pm. 

then it's time for Radical Radiowaves with DJ Oracle which chronicles the actions of the political left locally and across the country 

at 6:30 it's time for 75% Folk with Michael Benson for a mix of contemporary folk, blues, jazz and acoustic music. Occasional live interviews.

from 8-9:30pm  Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin presents Americana music from Nashville and around the world including Folk, acoustic Country and roots-Rock from both emerging and veteran artists.

at 9:30pm Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan offers Music from the 1950s & 1960's as well as LIVE requests, TV Trivia, and more.

Hits of the 60s and 70s with Jimmy Z takes over from 11-12:30am Playing billboard hot 100 hits of the 60's and 70's

from 12:30-1:30am lit-mus with DJ midnight milkshake and DJ mos def not features writing submissions and inspired songs

NARRATALK with Miri from 1:30-2am is the talk show about the various types of narratives. Each week, different storytelling techniques found in film, television, and literature will be explored.

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 2-3am

and at 3am M-Th late-night this Fall season on WESU,  we'll rebroadcast the day's noon-time run of Democracy Now! from Pacifica 

at 4am we bring you BBC's world report before we kick off our Tuesday morning programming with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That's all for today's Jive at Five. Join us weekdays at 4:55 for a daily rundown of area happenings a rundown of evening programming on WESU Middletown! 

Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, up Next!