Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wednesday 04-04-16 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday April 5th. 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 tuning in!

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week:
Senior fine arts theses open this week in the Zilkha gallery. Capstone theater productions as well as Senior Thesis Dance Concerts and Senior Music Recitals happen from Thursday through the weekend. Full details at
Tonight/Wednesday, in New Haven, Café Nine, features the Tet Offensive plays the music of Nirvana, and Thursday Café nine presents SONIC SUPERCHARGER 66 and M-13. Friday night's weekly wind-down happy hour hosts Solin, performing covers and original work. Friday night Cory Branan, Daphne Lee Martin, and Christian Marrone, make for a mix of folk rock and country punk. Saturday's jazz jam at Café Nine is with Gary Grippo and friends this week, and later Saturday night Drinkdeeply Presents WESS MEETS WEST AND THE TRAVELER, CON ETIQUETTE and CITY STREETS COUNTRY ROADS. "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio, features SUMMER EDEEN and AUGUSTE & ALDEN.
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Thursday night you can catch the music of Frank Zappa performed by the Other Orchestra. Unfortunately, Ed Mann has cancelled his appearance tonight due to a family emergency. Sally’s in house band-The Po Boys hold down a regular Thursday set, with mystery guests every week. On Friday, you are invited to get down with Wobblesauce, serving up a unique concoction of electronica, rock, and instrumental dance music. Saturday night ROBERTO MORBIOLI, a BLUESMAN FROM ITALY, makes for a night of blues guitar.
At Toad’s Place in New Haven Friday night, KUNG FU: THE FEZ TOUR offering one set of original Kung Fu music, as well as a Steely Dan set. Strange Machines is also on the bill. Sunday features the funky sounds of ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS on his ZOMBIES IN AMERICA TOUR, also featuring Atlas Genius and Night Riots. t
At the Russell Library in Middletown on Thursday, you can catch the Books to Blockbusters film series screening of Queen of Katwe, Based on the book by Tim Crothers, it's a  vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.    Friday at 1pm Russell library presents: Compassion Counts: A Community Conversation on Opioid Addiction
The Jack n' Jill Open Mic Nights/Songwriting Contest opens here in Middletown at Mezzo Grille and will continue on the first Wednesday of Every Month, beginning around 7:30-8ish. singers, songwriters, musicians, poets, prognosticators, comics, dancers, thespians, watchers, listeners, drinkers, eaters, supporters, are all welcome.  This event benefits New Horizons Domestic Violence Services (
Tonight/Wednesday, Manic presents Diet Cig, Daddy Issues, and Spit-Take at BAR. Vieux Farka Touré, Last Good Tooth, and José Oyola & The Astronauts play Sat, April 8, 2017 in The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Often referred to as "The Hendrix of the Sahara", Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali, and serves up jammin guitar and vocals.  for details.
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at
Here in Middletown, Friday night at The Buttonwood Tree, Story City Troupe takes the stage for a night of stories about love, loss, joy and redemption. Saturday, Brian Friedland & Catherine Bent perform renditions of classic American and Brazilian folk tunes. Sunday closes out the week with NEAR and Far Storytellers, featuring an open mic opportunity for anyone in the audience, as well as headliners later on.
Also happening here in Middletown Friday night, Art Farm presents Where Are We Now?: Race, Pride, Class and Inequity, a work in progress followed by a community conversation moderated by the Middlesex County Chapter of the NAACP. for more info and to register
At Infinity Hall in Hartford, enjoy pop and rock on Friday with the Hollywood Allstars. On Sunday, it’s Live and Let Die: a Tribute to Paul McCartney.
The Bushnell Park Carousel in Hartford opens its 2017 season this Saturday.
Sunday brings WESU’s Annual Spring Community record fair to Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall featuring dozens of vendors selling new and used music in all formats. Plus WESU DJ’s spinning Vinyl live all day as well as WESU gear for sale and more!  Learn more at
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Kedi,” a cat documentary filmed in Istanbul, through the end of the week. On Friday they open “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process. Friday through Sunday, they're playing "Frantz", set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War. This film recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies and tells the stories of those who are left to cope.
Details & screening times at
Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford presents their April in Paris FILM FESTIVAL 2017 this week, with the film 1984, tonight. AIP films run through the rest of the week. And you can find the complete listing and screen times at
Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:
Right after The Jive at Five stay tuned for an hour of Women’s Music, Women’s Wisdom with DJ Sense and DJ Sensibility.
6-6:30pm it's Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard MD. We explore the brain conditions known as mental illness from a holistic viewpoint with guests who study them, treat them, or are affected by them.
And from 6:30-8pm, stay tuned for Fusion Radio with James Fusion. The original ... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!
Starting at 8 and running until 9:30pm, it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce. The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.
From 9:30-11pm, it's  The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. Presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live.
From 11 to midnight, it's The Karl Marx Social Hour.
Each episode hosts DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo pick a story, social event, or historical event and then play music that they think relates.
Some Typa Way comes along at Midnight. Join DJ’s Crystal Beth and Shlomo as they provide you with music that stirs a specific mood within each of us.
During the wee hours, it's  Dumpster Dive with GIRL FIERI and yourstruly. Offbeat DIY, punk and indie
From 2-3am it's Paradise Airwaves with Plushie Avenger. A show dedicated to LGBTQ+ music genres (disco, house, queercore/punk, etc.), queer-themed songs, and music by LGBTQ+ artists.
And from 3-4am, stay tuned for An A and a B with DJ N. Every band has its hits - and a multitude of unknown, hidden gems. Songs played per band (70s-2000s rock) seek to highlight this dichotomy.
The BBC World News airs til 5 am and we start the day at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition.
Find the rest of our Spring program schedule, a live audio stream, program archives, the script for today's Jive, a donation link and much more online at 
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 Women’s Music, Women’s Wisdom with DJ Sense and DJ Sensibility.

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