Good evening, it's Wednesday, January 20th 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 program of 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for joining us.
Now here's a rundown some of what’s happening in our area this week:
Here in Middletown, The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, JEFFERY BROUSSARD & THE CREOLE COWBOYS bring their authentic RnB-infused Zydeco to the N ine. Thursday night, Café Nine offers Instrumental hip hop with MURK DADDY FLEX from Athens, GA, plus the MC stylings of Old Self, and a set by Parlay Droner. Friday’s Weekly 5pm set is w ith Frank Critelli, this week. Later Friday night at The Nine, GOAT HERDER, Toranavox, and VRSA make for a night of loud rock and roll. Saturday morning Café nine hosts the SCHOOL OF ROCK MADISON SHOWCASE. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam session is with George Baker and friends at 4:30. Later Saturday night you can catch the SHELLYE VALAUSKAS EXPERIENCE, FIELD DAY, and THE HICKUPS. Sunday afternoon at Café Nine, LAST MINET and Telegram Scam take the stage for a 4pm show and DRAG BINGO WITH DIXIE NORMOUS at 8pm. www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally’s, tonight you can catch their long running weekly Community Blues Jam, hosted by TOMMY WHALEN, this week. Friday Night, the CHARLIE ALLEN BAND plays country at Sally’s. Saturday night brings BIG MEAN SOUND MACHINE fusing afrobeat, garage rock, funk, and dub rhythms. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Manic Productions presents a bill featuring What Moon Things, Dirty Dishes, and Stove at Bar in New Haven, tonight. Thursday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS Chairlift and THE//MOON at Space in Hamden. Saturday Night Manic presents Ratatat and Hot Sugar at The College St Music Hall in New Haven. Manic is back at The Space on Sunday with Torres, Zanders, and Reduction. www.manicproductions.org.
Back here in Middletown, tomorrow (Thursday) night, Cintamani hosts a night in the spirit of kirtan, world music, and superfood treats. Friday night brings an evening of creative music and experimental jazz to the Buttonwood, with three groups: Jump Italiano, Matlock & Rhodes, Duo and Zachary Rowden. Saturday mornings, the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop happens from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Buttonwood Tree. Saturday night Seat of Our Pants offers contemporary acoustic folk and The DeChamplains present a special Tribute to Duke Ellington and celebrate the release of their new CD. www.buttonwood.org .
Joshua Davis of Maroon 5 takes the stage for a solo show This THURSDAY, at Infinity Hall, Hartford. Infinity Hall Norfolk offer roots folk, country, and bluegrqass with the Steel Wheels and special guest Switch Factory on Thursday as well. There's more Bluegrass at Infinity Hall Norfolk on Friday night when The Gibson Brothers with Special Guests the Zolla Boys take the stage . At Infinity Hall Hartford, Friday night they’ve got Rider’s on The Storm. Saturday night at Infinity Hartford you can catch Cracker unplugged. Details at www.infinityhall.com
In New Haven, at Toad’s Place, Friday night brings BIG JIM’S WINTER BASH featuring The Craft Band, Ice Flowers, Mama Kettle, Midnight Fusion, Murray the Wheel, Prospect 27, Reality Bomb, Seventh Sign, Siksay Band, Soldiers of Solace, and the Touro Blues Band. Sat at Toads there’s a BRIGHT NIGHT: ELECTRO-GLOW PARTY featuring Electronic music DJs. www.toadsplace.com
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: Janis: Little Girl Blue, about the life of late rock legend Janis Joplin. Also continuing its run at Real Art Ways is: Mustang, a film about five free-spirited sisters in rural Turkey. This Friday at Real art Ways brings an opportunity to see Boy and The World, opening on Friday. And In Jackson Heights begins its run on Saturday. www.realartways.org
Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio ends their run of INGRID BERGMAN IN HER OWN WORDS, a new Documentary from Sweden. Opening tomorrow/Thursday at Cinestudio, is INSPIRED TO RIDE which follows a handful of cyclists as they race unsupported in the inaugural year of The Trans Am Bike Race, an antithesis to events like Tour de France and Race Across America. 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, stay tuned for Al Robinson who’ll be filling in for Ear Candy!
From 6-6:30 it’s Your Mind Matters with Dr Helen Evrard, a show exploring mental illness and holistic approaches to managing them.
Fusion Radio with James Fusion follows from 6:30 to 8, with the best Techno mix on radio.
From 8 to 9:30 it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce, bringing you deep underground sounds mixed live for your listening pleasure.
And at 9:30, it's The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. Presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house and leftfield mixed live. Exclusive music from international artists.
From 11 to 1am, stay tuned for to Sean D's extended edition of Metal on Metal, featuring all kinds of heavy metal music.
At 1am Executioner Snow keeps the loud music pumping
At 3am its time for Sing Out! Radio magazine with Tom Druckenmiller for a dose of traditional folk and Americana.
The BBC World News follows at 4, and we start your day bright and early with Morning Edition from NPR at 5 a.m.
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.