Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday's Jive 02-03-17

Good evening, it's Friday, February 3rd, 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, The Buttonwood Tree tonight features Story City Troupe, storytelling modeled after The Moth. Saturday morning's Aligned with Source: An Interactive Workshop & Meditation is hosted by Annaita Gandhy. On Saturday night, the Daniel Meron Trio, presents music from their newly released album Sky Begins. On display is "A Re-Visible Man", the artwork of Rick Silberberg. Details @

New Haven's Cafe Nine features Lynn Malavolte & DW Ditty for this evening's 5pm early set. Later it's an eclectic evening of jazz fusion and progressive rock with Mid Atlantic Title, Unconscious Disturbance, The Right Offs and Dr. Martino. Saturday  catch the Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola And Friends, as well as Ports Of Spain, and more.  On Sunday, Cygnus Radio & The Sunday Buzz Matinee present: Cristina Harris and the Kierstin Joy Pupkowski Band. Sunday also features the Rockabilly Folk-Fusion sounds of Do It For Your Heroes. Details @

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight it's the Bright Night glow party, featuring a lineup of DJs and rockin' original artists. Details @

In Hartford tonight at Black-Eyed Sally’s, catch Easy Baby’s smooth bluesy sounds. On Saturday, psychedelic groove masters Fresh Paint show off their boogie tunes. Details @

Tonight Manic Productions presents soul-pop with Lawrence, followed by the Funky Dawgz Brass Band and Great Blue. Details @

Cherry Street Station in Wallingford offers music this weekend. Details @ or find them on Facebook.

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of Things to Come, detailing a professor’s journey through her husband’s abandonment, into next week. Opening tonight is Tanna, a film set in the South Pacific that explores its native tribes. Also on Saturday and Sunday they're showing The Eagle Huntress. Details & screening times at

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing Doctor Strange, which will run through the end of the week. On February 5th, see the Bolshoi Ballet's Swan Lake and the 4K restoration of Tree of Wooden Clogs. Details and screening times at

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

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 Michelle & Alex and that Wesleyan music scene.

6:30 to 7 is the Middletown Youth Radio Project, 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 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 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.

From 11:30pm until 2am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

From 2 until 4am 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.

The Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry covers the hour from 4 to 5am with a compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio & stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.

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 to 7am it’s
 the Celtic CafĂ©
 with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy CaffĂ© 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

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