Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Weds 04-12-17

Good evening, it's Wednesday April 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 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.

Tonight/Wednesday in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch Rumjacks . Thursday night, cafe nine hosts Kinky Friedman's RESURRECTED TOUR. Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour features LONESOME BILLY CALASH at 5 PM. Friday night’s main event at Café Nine features Ransom Pier, Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots, plus Drew Angus.. Saturday's weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Later saturday night, JERKAGRAM shares a bill with LANDING OURSELVES, ALONE, and STEFAN CHRISTENSEN & FRIENDS. "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee at Café Nine from Cygnus Radio Presents EDDIE SEVILLE this week. Sunday night brings The Refurbished Original Sunday Blues Jam Session with the GEORGE LESIW BAND and MARK ZARETSKY. visit
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Thursday night Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, feature special guests. Friday brings EGGY W/ COUSIN EARTH to Black Eyed Sally’s.  Saturday  the DAN BROTHER BAND FROM NYC plays blues, funk and soul. Sunday features an Easter Jazz Brunch featuring an a la carte menu, live entertainment, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas.

At the Russell Library in Middletown tonight/Wednesday they continue the spotlight on WWI with the program: Over There: The World War I Diaries of Dr. Jessie Weston Fisher a Middletown resident who volunteered to serve in the Great War. The program happens at 7:00pm in the Hubbard Room. Sarah Fisher Spencer, Jessie Fisher’s great-granddaughter, Beverly York and Rick Spencer will present readings from Jessie Fisher’s diaries, narration on her life and time in France, historic images, and songs of the period.

Tonight/Wednesday, Manic presents Betty Who, VÉRITÉ, and Ian Biggs at the ballroom at the outer space in Hamden. They’ve also got a full night of music at Bar in New Haven on Wednesday night featuring
Xiu Xiu, Headroom, Reduction Plan, & DJ Caren. Manic presents Sondre Lerche Thursday night at the Ball Room at The Outer Space. Manic Presents Frankie Ballard and Levi Hummon Friday at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven.

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at
The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown presents Comedian Joe List Thursday night. Father-Son Jazz Duo Khalif and (the legendary) Charles Neville (of the Neville Brothers) return to the Buttonwood Tree Stage, Friday night. Saturday at Noon brings the weekly Aligned with Source workshop: Hosted by Annaita Gandhy. Saturday night its Acoustic folk pop with the Kennedys. The Buttonwood Tree ends their week with a piano concert by Ann Sweeten on Sunday.

Thursday night Toad’s Place in New Haven offers a night of conscious hip hop with TALIB KWELI, Styles P, Logic, and Doobieous Intentions w/Gambit & Savo. Friday brings YALE’s ANTE-FLING 2017 feat. HOP ALONg PRESENTED BY WYBC, with musical guests Varsity, Forth Wanderers and others.
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WesFest Concert I: Riffs, Rhythms, and Remembrance, A Choral and Orchestral Celebration, happens tomorrow/Wednesday, at Crowell Concert Hall. Cyclical Unity: A WesFest Celebration of Metallophones, Gongs, Voices, and Electronics happens Thursday, in the World Music Hall; Senior theater thesis productions also run through the week.  Full details at

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of You're Killing me Susana and Frantz this week. Friday is “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process. Sgt Pepper plays through the weekend.  Details & screening times at

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing Toni Erdmann Monday-Weds, a film that captures the complicated bonds between fathers and daughters. I am Michael plays on Thursday and Hidden Figures and The Salesman play through the weekend. Details and screening times at

Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:

 From 5:05-6pm it’s Feminist Bloc with Vicky De Jesus
Play music by women and LGBTQ artists, and occasionally discuss feminist news and current events.
And at 6-6:30pm it’s Think Twice Radio with Al
The undertaking of "Think Twice Radio" is to reassert the "watchdog" role of the media by ramping up coverage of Connecticut issues in a nonpartisan manner.
Starting at 6:30 and running until 8pm, Fusion Radio with James Fusion
The original ... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!
And at 8-9:30pm it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce
The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.
N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk happens from 9:30 until 11pm.
Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.
From 11-midnight it’s The Weirding Way with Maya Stevens
Expression of thoughts through sound: an exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus
And from Midnight-1am it’s Yours Truly with DJ Crystal Beth and DJ Megnanimous
Mixtapes dedicated to our past loves, past selves, fourth grade math teachers, and worst enemies, featuring indie, alternative, rock, and R&B.
From 1-2am, it’s Talking Music, Listening Words with DJ Finger Paintin Tuesday Afternoon
It's like hanging out, only on the radio.
2-3am Rap by Region with DJ ElectroGuru
seeks to explore the social evolution and societal implications of rap music through the perspective of cities around the world.
3-4am 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 happens at 4 followed at 5am by 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 

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