Good evening, it's Monday, January 25th. 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.
Here's a rundown some of what’s happening in our area this week:
Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, Monday nights at 7:45 you can participate in their weekly Moments of Gratitude meditation just before their regular Monday night Anything Goes Open Mic. Signups are at 7:30pm. Thursday night The Buttonwood Tree hosts The Middlesex Drum Circle. Later Friday night, night Connecticut’s own Darren Sechrist brings together some of New England’s top comics for a night of laughs at the Buttonwood Saturday mornings, the Aligned with Source guided meditation workshop happens from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Buttonwood Tree. Saturday night Moto performs their brand of Soca music from Trinidad, plus traditional roots reggae and creative interpretations of rock, R&B and soul music with elements of jazz, salsa and afro-beat. www.buttonwood.org .
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight it’s JAZZ WITH KEVIN ST. JAMES, JOE MCWILLIAMS & JOHN MOBILIO. The Royal Swindle opens the show with a mix of soul RnB and Ska. Tomorrow (Tuesday) brings a night of foot stomping Americana and contemporary roots music at Café Nine with SMOOTH HOUND SMITH and Orb Mellon Trio. Wednesday night, The Nine features three female fronted acts NATALIE TUTTLE, KRISTEN FORD, and KYLA P. Thursday night, Café Nine offers a diverse bill featuring experimental and creative music with AMPHIBIOUS MAN, CHEF THE CHEF, CLENN PALENTTS, and MOONCHILD. Friday’s Weekly 5pm set is with Tim Payson this week. Later Friday night at The Nine, Chaser Eight, Mr. Council, and The Hooch take the stage. Saturday morning Café nine hosts the SCHOOL OF ROCK MADISON SHOWCASE. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam session is with Billy Cofrances and friends at 4:30. Later Saturday night you can catch the Go Kat Go! Birthday Show featuring JEFF DEWARE & THE BOP THRILLS, THE DUKES OF HAMDEN, and RUMBLE. Sunday afternoon at Café Nine, you can catch the event: Lys Guillorn & Her Band and Her Band’s Bands featuring.... LYS GUILLORN AND HER BAND, THE SAWTELLES, and CHICA NON RATA. Later on Sunday night you can catch a night of contemporary puppetry in Pinned and SEWTURED PRESENTS: DAMES IN THE DARK. www.cafenine.com
Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight you can catch a Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & friends. Thursday night at Toad’s Place you can catch JADAKISS. Friday night at Toad’s there’s a an elctro glow party on the main floor while Afton presents 10 bands on the lily pad stage. Sat at Toads brings the sat night college dance party. Sunday night Lotus talks the stage – El Ten Eleven opens the show. www.toadsplace.com
Up in Hartford at Black-eyed Sally’s, tonight, The Hartford Jazz Society’s Jazz Monday’s series presents the HANEEF NELSON BIRTHDAY BASH. Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8 pm, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material. Wednesday brings the long running Black-eyed Sally’s weekly Community Blues Jam, hosted by Tim McDonald, this week. Thursday Night, the CHARLIE ALLEN BAND returns to Sally’s for a night of country music. Friday night THE ALCHEMISTICS play reggae, hip hop, & soul. Saturday night the return og the Balkun brother fresh of their European tour. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Wednesday night, Manic Productions presents a bill featuring Mothers, Henry Flower, & Witch Hair at Bar in New Haven. Sunday night Mani presents a SOLD OUT SHOW FEATURING Wilco at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven. www.manicproductions.org.
The will meet at The Russell Library in Middletown Wednesday night at 6pm. www.russelllibrary.org
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
wesleyan university center for the arts: david davis--"sax in the city" featuring vocalist Charmagne this Sunday at 3pm. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, through Thursday, you can catch Mustang, a film about five free-spirited sisters in rural Turkey. Boy and The World, through Thursday. www.realartways.org
Through Wednesday Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing Spike Lee’s new film on Chicago called Chi-Raq. Opening Thursday at Cinestudio is Truth starring Kate Blanchette and Robert Redford. You can alao catch National Theater Live’s presentation of As you like it Thursday at 2pm. www.cinestudio.org
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: as we work our way through the first full week of our new Spring Schedule.
Right after the Jive, stay tuned for an hour of Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.
From 6-6:30pm stick around for Brass Tacks with Emmet Teran and Alec Shea
Brass Tacks presents news stories from around the world through interviews with experts and newsmakers on topics you may not hear covered elsewhere.
From 6:30-8, it’s 75% Folk with Michael Benson, offering contemporary folk along with a mix of blues, jazz, world music and movie soundtracks.
9:30-10:30pm Scandinavian Sounds with DJ Northern Lights
Romancipation with Dr. Love and DJ Smooth
Advice on dating, love, and all of the above. Submit to the experts on www.romancipation.org.
Sleep Paralysis with Erin and Ethan
Chatting about dreams, floating on sounds, and poking around in the subconscious.
Your Turn with Rachel Day
Each episode, a different guest will chronologically share songs that were fundamental in shaping who they are.
Third Waves with Georgia O’Queef and Madame Ovary
Eclectic music by queer and female artists, quirky commentary, and a critical look at women in the world's news.
2-4am (2,4) Bubblegum with DJ CHRIS
Pop music is usually artless garbage, mass consumed and phony. Pop music can also be authentic and beautiful. Let us hear both high and low. There is treasure in the trash.
BBC World news comes your way from at 4 and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast day with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.
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.
Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.