Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday 9-12-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday September 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 Marianne O’Hare, producer of Conversations on Healthcare, heard on Wednesdays at 4:30, right before the Jive at Five.

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings invites you to Step into the Vortex in the evening with AnnMarie. On Friday, Suzanne Sheridan performs alongside Bob Cooper and Colin Healy at The Buttonwood. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned With Source Workshop. Saturday Evening The Buttonwood presents the Ann Sweeten Steinway Piano Concert. The Hearing Voices network meets on Monday mornings at 10:30.  http://buttonwood.org/

In New Haven at CafĂ© Nine tonight, you can catch Coastal Notion and On the Fritz. Wednesday’s bill features Kinko Kimono, Laundry Day, and Mike Kusek of Bilge Rat. Thursday is Dead Weight Burden, Banzai Giant, The Refectory and Hard Luxury. Friday is Off the Trax, and then later in the evening, its PARANORMAL ADAM, IAMVARCITY, POSITIVE ID, the BROLIC SCHOLARS and finally SNOTTAYNOSE. Saturday's Jazz Jam Session is hosted by Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Later that night, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys take the stage, followed by The Clams. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Washboard Slim and the Bluelights, along with Phil Rosenthal. The George Lesiw Band plays later that night. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights, youc an catch Michael Palin's Other Orchestra getting funky with their take on jazz, R&B, and soul classics. Wednesday's community blues jam session features guest artist GENE DONALDSON this week. Thursdays at 8 pm, hear Sally’s in-house band The Po Boys, take the stage. This Friday, its SCOTT SHARRARD & THE BRICKYARD BAND. Saturday sees blues guitarist Chris Ruest with special guest and piano legend Gene Taylor. This Sunday, Sally's hosts a music community benefit, hosted by Shaka & The Soul Shakers and friends. The Balkun Brothers are hustling back from Nashville to join in with their support. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Thursday, Zoey Dollaz takes the stage, and Friday brings a Toad’s Place The Bright Night Glow Party. www.toadsplace.com

At Russell Library this week, Thursday night, The veterans writing group invites you to their “We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences” workshop at 6:30 pm. www.russelllibrary.org

Wednesday at 5:00pm in Middletown, Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center Wesleyan hosts an Opening Reception and Gallery Talk for Sasha Rudensky's Acts and Illusions. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

Wednesday night - The Rockin Johnny Burgin Band is at Stomping Ground in Putnam w Dick Souza & Kosher Kid. The Kosher Kid also plays with The Orb Mellon Trio w Mark Hennessy at Wilson's Pub in Collinsville on Saturday. 

In Hartford, at Arch Street, Boo-Yah Free Funk Wednesdays is hosted is by members of West End Blend, Big Mean Sound Machine, and a rotating gang of special guests. 

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford features artists Damn Broads, the Benedicks, Fox Nuz and Pull it Together, all on Wednesday. On Friday, its Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots, Wolf Harbor, Kyle Trocolla and The Strangers, and Snuffbox. Saturday's theme is punk, and brings you artists Battalion of Saints, Nobodys, The CrypticsThe Minutes, Ugly and CRY HAVOC! On Sunday, get your metal fix with Castle.  https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Infinity Hall Thursday night, you can catch Donna The Buffalo. Friday at Infinity Hartford its Soul Sound Review. Saturday brings Alternate Routes w/s/g Gracie Day and The Knight. Infinity Norfolk presents  Rik Emmett of Triumph - Acoustic Duo Performance with Dave Dunlop Friday and Jane Monheit Saturday night. www.infinityhall.com

This Saturday September 16th, Music Unlimited CT presents One day, One Stage, Unlimited Artists, in the back yard of the West Indian social club of Hartford (3340 main st HTfd) featuring Soca and reggae music. Headline artists include BUNGI GARLIN, RICKY T, ELEPHANT MAN & FAY-ANN, Plus Steel Bands, DJs and more.  Gates open at 12noon.  860-916-1154 for ticket information.

This Sunday J & J Productions, The Mezzo Grille, AT&T, WESU Radio and The City of Middletown invite you to The 3rd Annual Jack n' Jill Music Festival & Fund Raiser for New Horizons.   Kicking off at noon, Jack n' Jill is a 10-hour Celebration of music, diversity, generosity and fun, featuring an eclectic assemblage of music from  Pop to Latin American Folk, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Acoustic Psychedelia, Old Timey, and more. Plus special guests, raffle prizes, music trivia and more. davedowns61@gmail.com 860-301-1284          For over 30 years New Horizons Domestic Violence Services has aided victims of domestic violence in Middlesex County  ww.newhorizonsdv.com/historyto learn more about this non-profit agency. 

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are still going strong. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Middletown’s long running market on the South Green is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 1pm and Middletown’s North End Farmers Market is on Friday’s from 10am to 2pm. Cromwell’s market is on Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham is Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury’s market happens Wednesdays 4-7pm, find more at www.ctnofa.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways offers a screening  of STEP as their afternoon movie, through Thursday. The film documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. MARJORIE PRIME is on screen through Sunday and   THE TRIP TO SPAIN, which offers a view into the rich culinary history of Spain is on screen through Thursday. MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS plays tonight and tomorrow. The Films Columbus and Swim Team open on Friday at Real Art Ways. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues "Maudie"  through Wednesday. On Thursday it’s the Falsettos, and Friday is Baby Driver and The Breakfast Club. On Sunday, at Cinestudio. You can see Al Gore's new film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," following up on his earlier book-cum-movie "An Inconvenient Truth." Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of our New Monday night line-up as we kick off the first week of our new Fall Program season here at WESU! 

Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for

Spilled Milk with Charlotte offering assorted sounds right off the bedtime stories shelf!

From 6-8pm tonight,  it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill offering an eclectic selection of new and older folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues and other music that has a roots influence with a concert listing at 7pm and frequent concert and festival ticket giveaways.

At 8pm, The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry offers a weekly dose of live and local Connecticut arts and music.

From 9-10pm it’s The Test Patterns Show with Chaim O'Brien-Blumenthal

At 10pm it’s Radio Writer's Salon with DJ Steven where Wesleyan profs and student authors read their works, talk about the writing process and conferences.

From 11-midnight stay tuned for Dumpster Dive with DJ Smelly featuring punk, art pop and D.I.Y coming from a garbage compactor near you.

At Midnight, it’s Yours Truly with DJ Balsamic and DJ Megnanimous

From 1-2am soup sounds with joseph features home recordings, lo-fi, concerts, field recordings, and esoterica.

Maximum Rock and Roll Radio takes over with an hour of loud rock and roll from 2-3am

at 3am M-Th this Fall season at WESU,  we'll rebroadcast the day's noon-time run of Democracy Now! from Pacifica 

at 4am we bring you BBC's world report before we kick off our Tuesday morning programming with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

That's all for today's Jive at Five. Join us weekdays at 4:55 for a daily rundown of area happenings a rundown of evening programming on WESU Middletown!

Now stay tuned for Spilled Milk with Charlotte, up next!

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