Monday, December 24, 2012

12-25-12 Jive Christmas!

Good evening, it's Tuesday, Dec. 25th, Merry Christmas! This is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and rundown 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for joining us.
Now let’s look at what’s going on in the community this week:
Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, this week is your last chance to catch an exhibition of photographs by WESU’s own Bill Revill, which are on display through the end of the onth.  It’s an eclectic selection of prints of musicians, landscapes, seascapes, local agricultural fairs and more.
Friday at the Buttonwood brings a double musical bill featuring Jake Armerding  and Chris LaVancher for a night of Americana.  Saturday evening, Jeremiah Birnbaum, described as a “rootsy, soulful troubadour,” performs at the Buttonwood Tree. This and every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome. You’re also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at the First Church on 190 Court St. More online at

On Sunday morning -- and every last Sunday of the month -- over at Brew Bakers in Middletown, The Rusted Keys, an acoustic duet, plays, beginning at 9 a.m.

Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Wednesday night brings Stillborn Fest to the stage, headlined by r CT prodigal hardcore Rockers Hatebreed, alongside Emmre, This is Hell, Lionheart, The World We Knew, Thy Will Be Done and Bound for Pain. Wednesday is also the weekly EDM Night at Toads.
Thursday brings a local showcase to Toad’s, with Dirty Lizard Kings, EightFold, Father Time, Fear Apparent, Forget Paris, Haddam Neck, the Mike Cusato Band, and Super Bad. Friday, it’s Zach Deputy, with Frank Viele.Saturday brings the White Panda Holiday Bash to Toad’s, with Cash Cash, Jacob Es, and Sikai. Sunday  brings Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime, with Carbonated Insight, Coax Rhino, and Something Simple. More online at

Over at Café Nine in New Haven, Wednesday brings Man in a Crowd, with A Paper Tugboat and Treestars. Thursday, it’s The Cooking Channel’s Baron Ambrosia; w/ Goat herder and They Hate Us.Friday night the John D’Amato Band takes the Café nine Stage. Saturday afternooon’’s Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by The Billy Cofrances Group this week. Later Saturday night, Safety Meeting records presents Tomb and Thirst, Ferocious F-‘ing Teeth, Stone Titan, and Last Words.Then Sunday it’s the Sunday After Supper Jam with host Kevin St. James and the Legendary Café Nine All-Stars.

Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sallys, Wednesday brings their longstanding weekly open Blues Jam hosted by Tim McDonald this week.  Thursday at Sally’s, it’s The Can Kickers w/ Milksop: Unsung. Friday night Easy Baby, a brand new New England blues act, takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday brings the Rockabilly Riot, with Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings. More online at

Here’s a rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in Central CT.

Over at Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight and through New Year’s Day, it’s the Best of NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival Party Mix 2012, a collection hilarious, heartfelt and beautiful short films around the world, suitable for older kids ages 8 and up, including festival award-winners and audience favorites.

Also tonight and running through Thursday, it’s In The Family, featuring a precocious 6-year-old with two dads and a good life until one of his dads dies in a car accident. Roger Ebert calls it “a courageous first feature… that sidesteps shopworn stereotypes and tells a quiet, firm, deeply humanist story about doing the right thing."

Then Friday begins a run of Price Check, set in the pricing department of a supermarket chain. The film is described as “a smart and honest comedy that examines who we think we are and what we’re willing to do for the life we think we deserve.” More onlie at

Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, is closed until Jan. 3.

Now, here's what's on tap here at WESU tonight.

Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for Sounds From the Global Village from Pacifica  with Jason M. Longwell for a radio show featuring traditional, folkloric, and contemporary music from around the world. You will hear everything from scratchy field recordings made during the early 20th century to the latest fusions of music and culture from around the world.

at 6pm each Week Day Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network offers  Your evening dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network. Tonight you can catch a special FSRN Holiday Documentary: Communities in the crosshairs: The Drug War in Guatemala
From  6:30-8pm DJ Otto Nation presents an eclectic selection of Holiday tunes you won’t find elsewhere on the dial.|
From 8pm-Midnight it’s a super special Christmas edition of Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who’s
got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers.

At Midnight, We present our final Holiday musical mix taking you until  3:30 when it’s time for an encore episode of Angels And Airwaves: MPD where you can  Bask in the grace and glory of our local police department.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow's broadcast at 5 a.m. with Morning Edition from NPR.
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at, and if you know of any events that you'd like to have announced on the Jive, send them If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Thanks for listening and Merry Christmas!
Now stay tuned for Music from the Golbal Village.

No comments:

Post a Comment