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Good evening, it's Thursday, January 21st 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 JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.
Now here's a rundown some of what’s happening in our area this week:
Tonight here in Middletown at The Buttonwood Tree, 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 .
Tonight 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.
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
Down in New Haven, at Café Nine, tonight, 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,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
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 opens 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)4:55-5:05
The Jive At Five
A daily community calendar and rundown of WESU’s evening programming.
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience. Hey, It's Homegrown...want some?
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"
UnderCover with Ali and Ben
Bridging genres and generations, UnderCover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation.
(1,3,5) Underdogs Edge with DJ Malik1Fam
Featuring local hip hop artists across the region with tracks from mainstream artists normally not played on the radio.
(2,4) Meet Music with DJ Rami
Buckle up and tune in to meet a new artist with each show! Explore artists' backgrounds, influences, and personal stories.
(1,3,5) The British Are Coming with DJ Babelfish
Explore British music, one region at a time. With music from the British invasion to today, this show is not limited to a specific time or genre.
(2,4) The Weirding Way with DJ Atreides
The expression of thoughts through sound: a cross-genre exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus. New soundscapes each show.
Hard on the Spot with DJ Matty C and DJ Nikki
Hard on the Spot brings you the best new music of each week! With DJ Nikki and DJ Matty C spinning, you'll be on the cutting edge of the hottest tracks around!
The Karl Marx History Hour with DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo
A history-infused radio show, in which the hosts play tracks inspired by that episode's historical figure or event.
(1,3,5) Hero Worship with Helicopter and Bernie Slumbers
DJs Helicopter and Bernie Slumbers obsess, admire, and delight in the music and art of their favorite artists!
(2,4) R-Evolution with Hyphy and DJ Mos Def Not
Socially-conscious music curated by two divergent musical backgrounds. From Public Enemy to Lou Reed, we'll explore tracks that give voice to movement.
BBC World News
International news coverage from the famous British news network.
That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. 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. IF you missed an item in our community calendar, you can find the script online at wesufm.org/jive.