Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday's Jive 06-30-17

Good afternoon, it's Friday, June 30th, 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 going on in the community this weekend.
The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight hosts singer/songwriter Kerri Powers. The Aligned with Source Workshop happens Saturday at 10:30 am. On Sunday it’s comedy with Cloud 9 Improv & Friends. Visit the website to learn about free camping passes to the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival happening this weekend in Hillsdale, NY. Details @

New Haven's Cafe Nine Friday Wind Down Happy Hour features Lynn Malavolte, followed by a concert to benefit The International Institute of Connecticut which serves refugees and immigrants. Artists include Witch Hair, Sam Carlson, Bilge Rat, and more. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Mike Coppola and Friends, and the late show headlines Lea and Swamp Yankee. The Sunday Buzz Matinee theme is Songbirds and Songwriters and includes Lara Herscovitch, Kate Callahan, and Caroline Doctorow. They finish out the weekend with the late show bringing you Thelma and The Sleaze, and Nightbloom. Details @

In Hartford tonight at Black-Eyed Sally’s it’s Liviu Pop & Friends. On Saturday, enjoy Blue Devil Bluez. Details @

Manic Productions presents at College Street tonight An Evening with Gillian Welch. Details @

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford hosts a CD Release Party for Joey Concepcion tonight. On Saturday it’s a Memorial Benefit Show for Ezra Langston, featuring BLASTMAT, PUS, Vacant Eyes, and more. Details @

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, you can indulge in Americana and pop tonight with Josh Ritter - Works in Progress. On Saturday they bring you Kiss the Sky – the Definitive Jimi Hendrix Tribute. On Sunday it’s The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber starring Terry Barber. The Outlaws, Beatlemania, and Amy Helm perform at Infinity Hall Norfolk this weekend. Details @
You can enjoy the City of Middletown’s Fireworks Festival this Saturday starting at 6 pm from 2 locations, the Municipal Building on DeKoven Drive and Harbor Park along the river. There’s music, food & ice cream vendors, and children’s activities. Live entertainment includes the Cuban Salsa sounds of Los Sugar Kings, Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze with Jaimoe of the Allman Bros. Band, and the Middletown Symphonic Band. Details @

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are opening. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Open now are: Cromwell, Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm; Plainville Fridays 3-6 pm, and Berlin Saturdays, 9-1 pm. More to come as the season unfolds. Details @

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of Dawson City: Frozen Time, rare silent films from the early 20th century found buried in a Canadian Gold Rush town. Today at 5:30pm they open Monterey Pop, a documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of this iconic Summer of Love concert, and their matinee is The Wedding Plan about wedding plans that take a turn and twist. Both run beyond the weekend. Details & screening times at

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford opens a run of Moka, a psychological thriller. Details and screening times at 

Hartford’s Free Movies in the Parks series brings you “Trolls” tonight in Riverside Park. Details @

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 7pm, it'll be Free Talk Radio with Deni and Al Robinson addressing news, politics, entertainment & weather and featuring listeners’ call-ins.

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 Commotion 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 theBBC World News - a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation, and Pacifica

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6 to 7am it’sthe 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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