Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday's Jive 02-10-17

Good afternoon, it's Friday, February 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 tonight
the Charter Oak Jazz Quartet perform. On Saturday morning at 10:30, Annaita Ghandy’s Aligned with Source workshop guided meditation begins. Later Saturday evening the Bop Tweed trio performs. On Sunday, experience Tall Tales, a storytelling Open Mic presented by the NEAR and Far Storytellers. Details at

Today, New Haven's Cafe Nine Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour showcases DW Ditty, and tonight’s main event features The Bad Bad Hats. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session features Gary Grippo & Friends. The Spirit Family Reunion and Elison Jackson are performing Saturday night. On Sunday, Someone You Can X-Ray takes the stage for the "The Sunday Buzz' Matinee brought to you by Cygnus Radio at Café Nine and then there’s a Broken Hearted Valentine's Day Lounge in the evening. Details at

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight’s Bright Night Glow Party features a long lineup of DJs including Ragepak, Alex Panda, Mexem, Mumu, OD Dabber, Pan!c, Wired-Up and Zunk. Details at

At Hartford's Black-Eyed Sally’s tonight Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks featuring Dennis Gruenling make for a night of Blues. Saturday night, Grayson Hugh & The Moon Hawks return. Details at

Sunday Manic Productions presents Switchfoot & Relient K at the College Street Music Hall, as well as Moon Hooch and Honeycomb at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Details at

Cherry Street Station in Wallingford presents heavy metal this weekend. Details at Cherry Street Station on Facebook or call (203) 265-2902. 

This Sunday, The Hartford Record Riot brings dozens of dealers to the Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Club in East Hartford, from 10 AM until 4 PM, for a day of record crate digging, CDs deals and music in all formats, memorabilia, and more! Details at

And, now the rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Tonight Hartford’s Real Art Ways begins their annual exploration of Oscar nominated shorts, animation, and live action films. Details & screening times at

And Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford tonight has a 7:30pm screening of Fences, Denzel Washington’s new film based on a play by August Wilson. There are two additional screenings on Saturday. At 10 pm tonight, there’s a special screening of the classic fantasy comedy Princess Bride with music by Mark Knopfler. Sunday Cinestudio kicks off a run of the classic romance, Casablanca. The National Theater Live’s Production of Amadeus screens at 1pm Sunday. 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 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

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