Good evening, it's Wednesday, March 23rd, and this is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime 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. I’m Ben Michael, Thank you for joining us!
Now here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week:
Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, tonight electric gypsy tribal jazz band, The Grays, take the stage continuing their spring residency at the Buttonwood. Tomorrow (Thursday) night the Middlesex Drum Circle gathers at the Buttonwood Tree. All are welcome! Friday evening The Katie Bull Group Project takes the stage for a night of jazz inside and “out” side the jazz tradition. On Saturday; it’s a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi followed by the Aligned with Source mediation, this week guided by spiritual and holistic healer Annaita Gandhy. Saturday afternoon brings the The Connetic Word National Youth Poetry Slam 2016 to the Buttonwood Tree. Saturday evening, you can catch the Kennedy’s performing their brand of Americana folk rock at the Buttonwood. The International Women’s Day Art Show is on display for the month of March. http://buttonwood.org/
Down in New Haven tonight, at Café Nine, THE LOPEZ and Pangalactic, & Every Moving Color take the stage. On Thursday, it’s a night of CT punk with ZOMBII, Hiss the Villain, and Jim Morrison's Ghost. Early Friday evening (5PM) Frank Critelli plays and later Friday night, Fernando Pinto Presents ROBYN HITCHCOCK and Emma Swift. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with the George Baker Band this week from 4:30-7pm. Saturday evening, ROZ AND THE RICE CAKES, Ports of Spain, Violent Mae, & Rudeyna share a bill at Café Nine. Sunday night brings a night of rootin-tootin Gutter-Billy and and busking with THE GODDAMN GALLOWS, The Palomino Brothers, and Outlaw Ritual www.cafenine.com
Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight Toad’s presents rapper, Dave East. Thursday night keeps the hip hop going with Flatbush Zombies, A$AP, and Remy Banks. Friday evening, you can hear TITUS ANDRONICUS, and Craig Finn. Saturday night The McLovins return to Toad’s Place. Haley Jane and The Primates and Jose Oyola and the Astronauts open that show. www.toadsplace.com
This evening, MANIC PRODUCTIONS AND ASBESTOS RECORDS PRESENT: Joe Michelini (of River City Extension), with Wise Old Moon, Johnny Mainstream at BAR in New Haven. Friday night Manic presents The Rocket Summer, FARRO, & Kalimur at The Space in Hamden. Saturday at the Space Manic presents Somos, Petal, The Superweaks, & Queen Moo. At The Ball Room at The Outer Space, on Saturday night, Manic presents Neil Hamburger, Major Entertainer - Mike H, & Brian Barganier www.manicproductions.org
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight it’s the weekly Community Blues Jam to be hosted by Tommy Whalen. Thursday evening, it’s the final show of Strange Creek “Battle of the Bands.” Friday evening, Rebel Alliance offers a night of rock, reggae, and revolution! Saturday, night, Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood return to Black Eyed Sally’s for a night of rocking soul, and funky Texas blues. www.blackeyedsallys.com
At Russell Library here in Middletown, this and every Thursday, at 7pm, the Veteran's Writing Group meets at the library. Saturday morning at 10 am, Russell library hosts the presentation, “Looking for Indigenous Middletown in colonial archives: settler erasure of wangunk indian tribal history at russell library” This panel presentation will be based on research conducted by select students from the Wesleyan class, “Decolonizing Indigenous Middletown: Native Histories of the Wangunk Indian People,” taught by J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology. This was a service-learning course in partnership with the Middlesex County Historical Society. Later, Saturday, at 1pm, ArtFarm and The Russell library present, Shakespeare on Screen with film critic Richard Alleva, who will show scenes from all three of Sir Laurence Olivier’s adaptations of –Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III, and Othello —and discuss the techniques that made them both memorable and groundbreaking. www.russelllibrary.org
The Middletown Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday at First Church on Court St. Call 860-347-0278 for details.
This weekend at Infinity Hall Hartford, you can catch Moondance, a Van Morrison tribute show on Friday night. Saturday, you can catch Kimock, featuring Steve Kimock and John Kimock. At infinity Norfolk, Friday night brings Jeff Pevar and friends featuring Mat Zeiner, David Livolski, and John Peckman. Saturday at infinity Hall Norfolk, you can catch the Soul Sound Revue. www.Infinityhall.com
Now here's a rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, tonight and Thursday, you can catch Requiem for the American Dream, wherein, leftist social critic Noam Chomsky discusses how the concentration of wealth and power among a small elite has polarized American society and brought about the decline of the middle class. Also showing tonight and tomorrow is, Michael Moore’s new film, “Where to Invade Next.” Up through Friday, Real Art Ways is also offering “Only Yesterday,” a new English-language version of the 1982 Japanese animated film about a young woman who revisits her past on a trip to her relatives in the countryside. Friday, Real Art Ways opens “Film 101: Face in the Crowd”, and “Landfill Harmonic”. www.realartways.org
Tonight, Trinity College’s Cinestudio is showing “Spotlight”, Tom McCarthy’s meticulous, smart and intense film that delves into the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandal through the eyes of four reporters at the Boston Globe, who investigated abuse and cover-ups going back at least 25 years. The film runs through Saturday. On Sunday at Cinestudio, it’s Exhibiton on Screen: GOYA - Visions of Flesh and Blood, an exploration of Francisco Goya, celebrated Spanish painter and father of modern art. Also on Sunday, “45 Years” comes to Cinestudio. www.cinestudio.org
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU: as we work our way through the our new Spring Schedule
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Ear Candy featuring Sick Nelden. Hear the old, hear the new, hear the songs that get in your head and won’t leave you alone.
From 6-6:30 it’s "All About" with Isabel and Emily. Each episode they feature a guest comes who talks about a topic they love.
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 NE Tempo with DJ Berk. Serious Turntablism featuring Dubstep, DnB, Ragga Jungle and Breakbeats mixed live since 1998.
From 11 to midnight, stay tuned for #blackmusicmatters with DJ Frau Miau. Dedicated to playing music by black people for black people. Ranging from slave songs to Kendrick Lamar, this show serves as yet another reminder why black lives matter
At midnight to 1, The Dungeon with DJ Reaper keeps the music loud with Black Metal, Doom Metal, Thrash Metal, US Black Metal, Blues Metal and other metal of the ages.
At 1 it’s an hour of Nocturnal Mom, Stories and the songs we remember our mothers by.
From 2 – 2:30 it’s Scripted Sounds. From the classics to indie movies, Scripted Sounds plays a variation of movie soundtracks to show how music and moving image can work together harmoniously.
From 2:30 to 4 it’s Background Sounds with DJ Sonia and DJ Aurora. A weekly context-focused exploration of regional American music featuring exclusive interviews and discussions aiming to illuminate the larger socio-political climate of the music played.
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.
Now stay tuned for Ear Candy featuring Sick Nelden!