Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Weds 9-13-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday September 13th. 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.

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.

In New Haven at Café Nine tonight/Wednesday, you can catch 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.

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it's the Wednesday community blues jam session featuring 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.

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

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.

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

Tonight/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 tonight/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.

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.

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. 860-301-1284          For over 30 years New Horizons Domestic Violence Services has aided victims of domestic violence in Middlesex County to 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

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

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues "Maudie"  through tonight/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.

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
The Latin Music Hour with Isabel. Latin mustic from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's.

From 6 - 6:30 it's Think Twice Radio with Al Robinson.
The undertaking of "Think Twice Radio" is to reassert the "watchdog" role of the media by ramping up coverage of Connecticut issues in a non-partisan manner.

And from 6:30 -8 it's Fusion Radio with James Fusion. 
The original... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!

From 8 - 9:30 it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce.
The best of underground house music mixed live for your listening pleasure.

And starting at 9:30 and running until 11, it's N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk.
Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

From 11 -midnight it's Genrebusters with Baby Ruth and Willy J. A music history show that dives into the rise and phenonemon of cult sub-genres of music like MOR, "slacker-rock", prog-funk and trap.

And at midnight it's Who Sampled? with Margilla Madman and Bebbs. A music show that plays songs that sample other songs.

From 1 - 2 am it's Unsure with Racha and SarBot. Each program we cover a different topic through various forms of sonic media, whether with lyrical to instrumental music, archival news and interviews, movie and TV clips.

From 2 - 3 it's Well into the Eighties with Daniel Crippin. Classic alternative music from WESU's extemsive vinyl archive paired with the best in new indie rock.

From 3 - 4 it's Democracy Now! from Pacifica. Hosted by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! gives access to peopleand perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. media, including journalists, rasstoos leaders, activists, artists, academics and ordinatry people from around the world. 

The BBC World News comes on board at 4am followed at 5 with 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 service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

Thanx for listening! Now stay tuned for The Latin Music Hour

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