Good evening, it's Tuesday, January 12th, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming, here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers a diverse talk radio program including NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Each night and weekend WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us!
I'm Marianne O’Hare, producer of Conversations on HealthCare
Now here's some of what’s happening in our area this week:
OTAKUS, Russell Library’s Teen Group for fans of anime, manga and all things Japanese MEETS on the 2ND AND 4TH TUESDAYS at 7:00 pm at the Library. The Russell Readers invite you to join them tonight (Tues) night at 7pm to discuss “R.U.R (Rossum’s Universal Robots)” by Karel Čapek. This Thursday, the Russell Library, welcomes vocalist Indra Rios-Moore and her band for a 7 p.m. concert in the Hubbard Room. www.russelllibrary.org
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, you can catch Song Prompt: This Time Last Year, a sort of open mic for songwriters. Wednesday, at Café Nine, it’s a night of Rock and Roll with The Zambonis, Slip and Fall, and The Screw-ups.Friday night, Café Nine presents a triple bill with PHONOSYNTHESIS CHICA NON GRATA, and NICK DIMARIA WIRE. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends at 4:30. Later Saturday night The Nine presents a 2016 St. Patrick' s Day Parade Fundraising concert with JOVIAL CREW and Buzz Gordo's Ski Lodge. Sunday Night Off the Trax plays Classic Rock at the Nine. www.cafenine.com
Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Wednesday night you can catch HINDER, Shaman's Harvest, and Revolve. Friday night at Toads Place you can catch Riders on the Storm, the Electric Lady band, and more. Sat at Toads is a big night with 2 birthday bashes. Opus’s annual Blizzard B-Day bash features Dead by Wednesday (with special guests), Crossing Rubicon, Garbage Barge, Nassau Chainsaw and more, On the lily pad stage, they will be celebrating Mike Z’s birthday with Crosby, Heavy Breath, Shadow Kingdom, Vengence and more. Sunday brings Toad’s Annual MLK Music fest. This years’ lineup includes Sister Funk, L BREEZE, T.W.O., and Cluster Funk www.toadsplace.com
Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday night’s, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. Wednesday brings the long running Black-eyed Sally’s weekly Community Blues Jam, hosted by Brandt Taylor, this week. (That’s all for this week!) Sally’s. Friday night ELIZA NEALS & THE NARCOTICS from Detroit make for a night of soul and blues. Pink Talking Fish plays their mix of music by The Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, and Phish Sat night at Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Here in Middletown at the Buttonwood Tree, Wednesday night, The Grays begin a musical residency. They’ll be performing their ELECTRIC GYPSY TRIBAL JAZZ on the second and fourth Wednesdays through the spring. Friday night, Chat Noir plays music from a variety of European traditions at The Buttonwood Tree. They focus on the music of Django Reinhardt but branch out to include classic folk tunes from the Italian, French, and Russian traditions. Saturday mornings, the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop happens from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Buttonwood Tree. Saturday night Story City Troupe stops at the Buttonwood Tree. They're a troupe of storytellers based in the Hartford area. For this evening the topic will be "Sports" www.buttonwood.org .
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
Tomorrow/Wednesday night, Manic Productions presents a bill featuring Bent Knee, Kindre3d Queer, and Procedure Club at Bar in New Haven. www.manicproductions.org.
Friday night, the Michael Cleary Band will be at The Celtic Cavern in Middletown to present their new album, Uplift. http://www.michaelclearyband.com/
Infinity Hall Hartford presents Peter Asher and Albert Lee Thursday night. Jane Monheit takes the Infinity Hall Hartford dtage Friday night at Micky Dolenz of The Monkees is on stage Saturday night at Infinity Hartford. www.infinityhall.com
Down in New Haven, Friday night, Pink Talking Fish are DEAD take the stage at Pacific Standard Tavern on Crown St as part of the LDDP Winter Concert Series. For this event, the band will add the music of the Grateful Dead to their usual fusion of Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, and Phish. http://www.pacificstandardtavern.com
The Bernie Sanders Presidential campaign Middletown chapter invites you to a Democratic debate watching party at Taino Smoke house on South Main St in Middletown during Sunday's Democratic debate from 9 - 11pm. For details you can go to the www.berniesanders.com "Events" page and search for the 06457 zip code.
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, through Thursday, they continue their run of the documentary, The Messenger, which explores our connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds, due to climate change, might mirror our own. The run of Janis: Little Girl Blue about the life of the late rock legend Janis Joplin, continues through Jan 21. Thursday night at 7:30 pm, Hasta Manana will hit the screen. Filmed on-location in Hartford, using mostly local non-professional actors from the area captures the fraught relationship of a grandfather and grandson in the context of cultural tradition and financial hardship. Mustang, a film about five free-spirited sisters in rural Turkey begins its run Thursday night. You can catch Moonwalkers on Saturday at 1pm. More online at www.realartways.org
Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing the film Trumbo, through Wednesday night. This film features Bryan Cranston as an unapologetic Communist who was blacklisted during the Cold War paranoia of the 1950s. Thursday night, Cinestudio shows the Brazilian film, Tattoo, as part of the OUTFIELD CT’s Second Thursday series that pays homage to the avant-garde gay theater scene of the 1970s. Ceinestudio begins a run of Bridge of Spies on Friday night. This film is the result of a collaboration by Steven Spielberg with the Coen brothers as screenwriters starring Tom Hanks 1950s spy thriller. www.cinestudio.org
Now, here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: (note there may be variations due to winter break for students at Wesleyan)
Right after The Jive at Five, stick around for three hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill who presents an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriter and other music with a roots influence.
At 8pm it’s a hour of The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local ecticut arts and music. On tonight's show you can catch Bonnie Erich, a local children’s songwriter.
From 9-10:30 it's Radio Obscura. Joe McCarthy and Paco Winebox asked us to tell you that “You won't believe your eyes” when you listen to their show.
Then at 10:30. DJ-Malik-One-Fam is in the house for a special episode of Underdog’s Edge featuring hard to find hip hop.
Franco is in the house from 11:30 to 2:30 offering his energetic mix of disco, funk, and vintage American and Italian pop hits.
From 2:30-3:30am RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald explores music from around the world.
At 3:30, Shortwave Report with Dan Roberts from Pacifica gives a weekly review of news stories from around the world.
BBC World news comes your way from 4 to 5 a.m., followed by Morning Edition from NPR.
That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. If you missed anything, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive. And tune in 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.
Thanks - Now stay tuned for 3 hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill!
Thanks - Now stay tuned for 3 hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill!