Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday's Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday November 9th. 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 JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.

In New Haven at Café Nine tonight  Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels, along with Jay Russell and the Split Coils. Friday’s Happy Hour features The Sulls, and the late show headlines Lucas Brode and Ourselves, Alone, appearing with Human Flourishing. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Gary Grippo & Friends, and later it’s The Proletariat, Stefan Christensen & Friends, and Construction Paper. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features CH3, The Ratz, and Damn Broads, followed by a late show with Sarah Lou Richards and Alec Delphenic.

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight t’s Liviu’s Invitational. Easy Baby takes the stage on Friday, aind on Saturday it’s Chicago’s blues legend Lurrie Bell and his Stella Blues Band.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, TONIGHT - Zach Deputy appears with The McLovins and Sarah Blacker at Toad’s. On Friday, they bring you Jeff Pitchell’s “Legends Live On!” with Michael Allman, Duane Betts, and Tyrone Vaughn. Sunday’s show is Famous Dex.

At the Russell Library in Middletown tonight explore WWI with genealogist Bryna O’Sullivan in her workshop, Doughboys and Yeomanettes: Tracing Your World War One Family History. The library is closed Friday through Sunday for the Veterans Day holiday.

The Wesleyan Center for the Arts continues to celebrate Meredith Monk this week, on Thursday, with Meredith Monk in Conversation with Judy Hussie-Taylor at the Ring Hall. And on Sunday at Crowell Concert Hall, you can enjoy Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble performing Cellular Songs. The Center also sponsors Jürg Frey, Swiss composer and clarinetist, who will perform on Thursday in Memorial Chapel with Ordinary Affects, a collective of composer/performers from across New England.

On Thursday, Manic Presents Mark Mulcahy, appearing with The Philistines Jr. at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. Friday’s Manic has The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die at The Ballroom and on Saturday, it’s Knuckle Puck, appearing with Movements, With Confidence, and Homesafe.  On Sunday at College St Music Hall in New HAven, they bring you Wax Tailor and Dirty Art Club. Thursday at College St it’s Shawn Colvin and Her Band, with Larry Campbell with Teresa Williams. Friday’s double bill features Iron & Wine, along with John Moreland. On Saturday, it’s Slowdive, and Soccer Mommy.

There’s an Art Show Fundraiser for the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program that supports youth cycle leagues on Thursday at 6 pm at Pedal Power in Middletown.

Art New England Magazine hosts a party at the Joseloff Gallery in West Hartford on Thursday at 6 pm to celebrate their current issue featuring Destination: Greater Hartford. Details at

The Know Good Market holds its recurring street festival on Thursday in Hartford, featuring food trucks, live music, and more.

Steve Thornton, director of The Shoeleather Project, will discuss his new book, “Wicked Hartford,” at the Hartford Public Library Thursday at 6 pm. Learn more about Hartford’s seedy underbelly past.

The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford invites you to enjoy “Roy G. BV,” a visual representation of colors accompanied by music, Thursday at 6:30 pm. They’ve also got free admission this weekend in their Second Saturdays for Families program.

Spectra Wired Café in Hartford hosts “Hartford Parallax,” an exhibit of the photographs of Jack McConnell, Thursday through Sunday.

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Revolushn featuring David Kendrick, this Thursday, appearing with Malcolm Tent and more. Friday’s bill has Owl Maker, Undercliff, Red Mantis, Blackletter, and Nightbloom.  On Saturday it’s Danksgiving: Volume 4, a night of heavy rock. performers. It’s punk rock Sunday this weekend with Cry Havoc!, The Damaged, Easy Killer, and more. Details at

Infinity Hall in Hartford brings you jazz with Acoustic Alchemy on Thursday with The Wood Brothers. On Friday, singer/songwriter Johnathan Edward celebrates his first 50 years in music with his friends. It’s bluegrass and folk on Saturday with Leftover Salmon. On Sunday afternoon, enjoy Candid Camera, and in the evening you can hear more bluegrass with The Lone Bellow and The Wild Reeds.

Here in Middletown At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown on Friday, you can join The BeeKeepers for an evening of original and cover songs that pay tribute to great female artists at The Buttonwood. The Aligned with Source Workshop happens Saturday morning, and in the evening it’s the Sharp 5 Jazz Ensemble. On Sunday, the NEAR and Far Storytellers take the Buttonwood stage. The Hearing Voices network meets on Monday mornings at 10:30.

The GM Chorale opens its “Resounding Voices” season on Sunday at the Middletown Performing Arts Center with Where the Earth Meets the Sky, a program of choral music and poetry with help from the Middletown High School Chorus. Details at

It’s Open Studio Hartford this Saturday and Sunday when you can take a self-guided tour through its artistic neighborhoods and enjoy free parking, refreshments, and more. Details at
This Sunday First Church in MIDDLETOWN is hosting a special INTERFAITH FESTIVAL OF GRATITUDE Potluck in appreciation of earth's bounty for people of all faiths, and a celebration of our interfaith connections. This Interfaith Dinner is on SUNDAY, November 12, from 5-8pm. 860-346-6657 or find “First Church Middletown” on Facebook

The Connecticut Historical Society invites you to their ongoing exhibit, Visions/Revisions: The Print Transformed, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Printmaker’s Network of Southern New England. Details at

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run “Loving Vincent,” a painted animation about the life of Vincent Van Gogh, and “Jane,” a documentary about conservationist Jane Goodall, through Thursday. On Friday they open “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” a French film about AIDS activism in Paris in the 1990’s.  Details & screening times at

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford tonight OUTFilm CT Second Thursday’s movie is “Professor Marston and The Wonder Woman,” about the unconventional women in the life of Wonder Woman’s creator. On Friday they open “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House,” about the FBI man known as Deep Throat who leaked the Watergate scandal. There’s also a “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” singalong on Friday. Check the website for full schedule and screening times.
Now, here’s a rundown of our Tuesday night lineup on air here at WESU:

Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for 

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
Homegrown is the award winning (Best Radio Program 2016 Hartford Magazine/CT NOW) Connecticut Connected Music Show-playing Connecticut connected artists of multiple genres. Often treating the listeners to pre-release material and in studio interviews with artists, the show also provides information about live shows in the area.

Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!

Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
A broad range of swing, be bop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience"

Crispix with Chris
From indie rock to folk to electronic and more, Chris picks whatever he's feeling this week to share with you.

The American Empire with Yours Truly, Tootse Mutant
An exploration of the influence of American cultural imperialism on foreign music, such as Korean Hip-Hop, Japanese Jazz, and Peruvian Punk and so much more.

Jazzalicious Definition with DJ Stocks'n'Socks and MC McGee
Jazzalicious travels through the history of jazz by highlighting a different artist, sub-genre, or time period each week.

(1, 3, 5) The Audible Underground with DJ Joshinvents
Come explore a variety of underground music by independent or relatively unknown artists from many genres, while occasionally discussing current events neglected by mainstream media!

(2, 4) Fake News with DJ Alias and DJ Nick at Night
An irreverent take on political punditry, provided by two guys who love the sound of their own voices.

The Sonic Hour with DJ Jackson
Focus on indie rock, prog pop, power pop, indie pop, etc. Shows will compare music from a previous generation with their contemporaries.

Otto Nation 

At 45am We bring you the BBC World Report and we kick of weekdays with Morning Edition from NPR From 59am.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Thanks for joining us and Stay tuned for a stiff does of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, up next.

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