Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Weds 05-10-17 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday May 10th and 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!
Thursday, the Buttonwood in Middletown hosts comedian Emma Willmann. Emma made her late night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2016 and has also performed standup on Fuse’s Uproarious and Seeso’s Night Train. Friday sees a night of jazz and blues at The Buttonwood, with vocalist Kosi on her Who I Am Tour Featuring Eric Lee. Saturday mornings bring the weekly, aligned with the source spiritual workshops to the Buttonwood. Saturday evening Terza Classe takes the stage offering the sounds of bluegrass and Americana through the lens of Naples. The week ends with Near and Far Storytellers on Sunday. 

Tonight/Wednesday in New Haven, Café Nine brings a COMEDY OPEN MIC HOSTED BY DAN RICE, and Thursday the Nine offers an evening With THE REVELERS. Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour is with MIKE HATFIELD. Later Friday night at Café Nine Goat Herder, Slip and Fall, and Productive Member take the stage. Saturday brings the weekly JAZZ JAM SESSION hosted by Gary Grippo & Friends this week. Saturday night, THE CROWN STREET ORCHESTRA and THE BIRDMEN take the stage. On Sunday, Caroline Spence, Brian Dolzani play "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio. On Sunday at Café Nine The Refurbished Original Sunday Blues Jam Session welcomes the GEORGE LESIW BAND for some good ol' blues.

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally it's the Wednesday COMMUNITY BLUES JAM hosted by ED BRADLEY this week . On Thursday, Sally's hosts the CT Blues Society’s ANNUAL BAND CHALLENGE, where bands duke it out for the chance to play In Memphis. Thursday nights Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, play a set and feature special guests. Friday May 12th brings THE AMBASSADOR OF BLUES AND SOUL, SLAM ALLEN, one of the most dynamic and original blues and soul artists on the scene. On Saturday, PROFESSOR LOUIE AND THE CROWMATIX play a mix of rock n roll and blues. Sunday, the 14th is the Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch, Featuring a full Southern Buffet & the Mary Taylor Gospel Revue. 

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, This Thursday can catch PINK TALKING FISH who offer A FUSION OF PINK FLOYD, THE TALKING HEADS & PHISH. West End Blend opens that show. Friday at Toads you can catch UGLY GOD with Nebu Kiniza and HG Locks. Saturday LIVE DEAD ‘69 PERFORMS  "LIVE DEAD" IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, Featuring artists Tom Constanten (Original Grateful Dead pianist), Mark Karan (Rat Dog, The Other Ones guitarist) and Slick Aguilar (Jefferson Starship, David Crosby lead guitarist). Friday is a big ol' party CELEBRATING SHAKEDOWN'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY! with Kazoo Crew Family Band, Klams Kasino, Bangcreek Puppies, No Mind, The Notch and more. Saturday night, In Lilly’s Pad…AFTON PRESENTS Mandala, Norris Blue, Sammy Maximin, and many more.

At the Russell Library this week, a Friends of the Library Booksale will be held on Fri. May 12 - Sat. May 13 in the Activity Room.

This Wednesday, Manic presents Kevin Devine, Adult Mom, and Joe Michelini in The Ballroom at The Outer Space. Also this evening/wednesday Manic Presents #FreeMusicWednesdays with Tall Heights, Henry Jamison, and Oh, Cassius! at BAR in New Haven. On Saturday, LANY and Goody Grace play at College Street Music Hall. Also on Saturday, Manic Presents Meat Puppets and Mike Watt + The Jom & Terry show at The Ballroom at The Outer Space.   for details.

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

This Friday brings an opportunity to catch AFRODELIC MUSIC by Chartwell Dutiro and Timbila at The Wood, on Main Street in South Windsor. Doors open at 6:30pm. This is a CD release show by TIMBILA, and Zimbabwean mbira (sound like em-beer-a) maestro Chartwell Dutiro. Tickets and information online at

If you’re looking for heavy duty rock and roll, Friday night Cherry Street station in Wallingford offers a line up featuring five heavy metal bands, Texas Death Match, I-within-I, Left Hand Backwards, Composing the Apocalypse, and Nuclear Unicorn for details.

Saturday, at Infinity Hall Norfolk, D. A. Foster & the Shaboo All-Stars & Friends offer A Musical Extravaganza to Benefit Work for Vessels for Vets. Heavy metal guitar shredder Yngwie Malmsteen takes the stage Sunday night. (sounds like Ing-vey)

This Friday brings an opportunity to catch AFRODELIC MUSIC by Chartwell Dutiro and Timbila at The Wood, on Main Street in South Windsor. Doors open at 6:30pm. This is a CD release show by TIMBILA, and Zimbabwean mbira (sound like em-beer-a) maestro Chartwell Dutiro. Tickets and information online at
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of A QUIET PASSION and CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY this week. Friday and through the weekdend, Real Art Ways presents "Risk", a character study of Julian Assange. Also on screen this weekend at Real Art Ways, is MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA.  Details & screening times at

Tonight/Wednesday , Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing Land of Mine, a film that captures the moment when war ends and the road to rediscovering one’s humanity begins. Thursday afternoon, Cinestudio presents National Theater Live’s production of Obsession, which was based on The Postman Always Rings Twice. Thursday evening there’s A Second Thursdays Out Film CT presentation of the lesbian horror/comedy, Women who Kill. 20th Century Women hits the Cinestudio screen Friday and Saturday, for an indie film telling a story about family, sexuality, and identity. Sunday there’s an encore presentation of the National Theater Live’s production of Obsession. Sunday Cinestudio also begins a run of Frantz.   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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