Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday's Jive 07-14-17

Good afternoon, it's Friday, July 14th, 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 the Julian Gerstin Sextet focused on drum rhythms and jazz from world cultures. The Aligned with Source Workshop is on Saturday morning at 10:30 am, and the first ever Open Mic for Teens, inviting youth ages 12-18 to perform, happens at 3 pm. Saturday evening features the jazz of Sissy Castrogiovanni and Ehud Ettun in a pre-release show of their new duo project. Details @

The Canoe Club at Harbor Park in Middletown has Broken Lonely tonight with classic rock at 8pm. Details @

In New Haven at Café Nine tonight, they bring you The Manimals and This Criminal Soul. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, followed by the late show with Grammy nominee Robbie Fulks, appearing with Phil Rosenthal. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features The Love Songs, I Within I, and 1-2 Punch, and they round out the weekend with Sex Beat with Kid Congo, and Powers on Sunday night Details @

In Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s it’s two bands for the price of one tonight when The Jason Gisser Band and the Tom Forst Band take the stage. Enjoy blues and roots on Saturday with Bad News Barnes. Details @

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight it’s a Fired Up Fridays Dance Party. Saturday Toad’s feature Rock This Wild World, with Gray Haven, Haddam Neck, Kyle Flynn & the Vespers, and much more. Details @

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford tonight hosts a kickoff party for the Writing in the Skies Tour, featuring Fall of the Albatross, Valence, and more. Apostasy is in the house on Saturday to celebrate the release of their new album, “Ghosts.” On Sunday, it’s the #RandyAwards2017. Details @

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, you can enjoy alternative rock tonight with Puddle of Mud. On Saturday, it’s classic rock when The Zombies take the stage along with Don DiLego and The Touristas. Sunday is country day at Infinity as they bring you Robert Earl Keen and Ruston Kelly. Details @
Middletown’s ARTFARM presents their summer Shakespeare in the Grove series at the Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Rd, with performances of “Hamlet” at 8 pm through Sunday. Blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics are encouraged. Tonight’s show includes live music by Rani Arbo and Noah Baerman starting at 7 pm.  Sunday’s performance offers family activities and a discount for kids.  Details @

The Center for the Arts at Wesleyan presents Sunday at 3 pm in Crowell Concert Hall This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XII. Details @  

The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz happens this weekend starting on today at 5pm, at Bushnell Park in Hartford. Enjoy food, arts and crafts vendors, and more.  A full list of performers and times can be found at

On Sunday, Manic Presents brings Tank and The Bangas and Sweet Crude to The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Details @

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are open. 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. The Middletown North End Farmers Market opened today, their hours are 10 to 2. More to come as the season unfolds. Details @

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

Today Hartford’s Real Art Ways opens “Letters from Baghdad,” a documentary about the British spy and explorer Gertrude Bell. Also opening is “Lost in Paris,” a hilarious story of finding love in the City of Lights. The daily afternoon movie is “The Hero”, starring Sam Ellliott. Details & screening times at

Today Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford opens a restored version of the 1962 classic, “A Kind of Loving,” a working-class person’s love story starring Alan Bates. 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 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 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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