Good evening, it's Wednesday, April 6th, 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. Thanks for joining us!
Now here's a rundown of what's happening in our area this week: Here in Middletown, at the Buttonwood Tree, Thursday evening it’s the Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta. Friday night, you can check out it’s Comedy Night with Darren Sechrist & Friends. On Saturday; it’s a morning class of Transitional Tai Chi followed by the Aligned with Source mediation guided by spiritual and holistic healer Annaita Gandhy. Saturday evening, The Laszlo Gardony-John Lockwood Duo play a jazz set at the Buttonwood. Rounding out the week on Sunday afternoon the Buttonwood hosts Feel the Bern: Words and Music for Bernie Sanders. http://buttonwood.org/
Down in New Haven tonight, Café Nine hosts THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS and Pine Hill Haints. Thursday night, JEFFREY LEWIS & LOS BOLTS with Teenage Halloween, Brook Pridenmore and Clenn Planetts take the stage. Early Friday evening, KINGS AND QUEENS OF EAST ROCK play for the Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour and later Friday night PERSONAL SPACE with Zero Years and Section play rock and synth pop. Café Nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Saturday evening, YARN with Arms & Voices perform at Cafe Nine. Cygnus Radio and Cafe 9 present “The Sunday Buzz” Matinee on Sunday afternoon, featuring King BONGO. The week wraps up with Fernando Pinto Presenting Punk Rock Karaoke featuring THE GIMME GIMME GIMMES with The Oddbodies,, Sunday evening at Cafe Nine. www.cafenine.com
(Tomorrow) Thursday evening at Toad’s Place in New Haven, FABOLOUS plays and on Friday evening, you can catch SUBLIME TRIBUTE BAND - BADFISH on their “Doin’ Time” Tour with Inosoul, Ian Biggs & the Ruckus and On the Fritz. Sunday evening, Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld perform the live podcast “If I Were You”. www.toadsplace.com
Tonight, up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, the weekly Community Blues Jam will be hosted by Gene Donaldson. Friday evening, Roots of Creation perform reggae/rock dubtronica and on Saturday, Avenue Groove play R&B/Funk/Dance music. You can wrap up the week with Blues for Dave, a Music Benefit for long time blues champion Dave Carpenter and his fight against cancer, Sunday at Black Eyed Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com
This evening, Manic Productions present Ben Harper & Innocent Criminals with Christopher Paul Stelling, performing at College Street Music Hall. Also tonight, Manic Productions brings Funky Dawgz Brass Band with JTrain to the BAR. Tomorrow (Thursday), you can catch Duncan Trussell: YOU ARE GOD TOUR with Johnny Pemberton and MC Mikey Kampmann. Saturday evening, Gogol Bordello with Xylouris White perform at College Street Music Hall. www.manicproductions.org
Tonight at Cyprus Restaurant in Middletown, the Open Mic/Jam Session is hosted by the Redliners. Friday evening, PRIME RIB THE BAND perform at Cyprus. http://www.cypressgrill.
This Saturday, at the Blue Plate Tavern in Plainville CT, the Tom Sanders Band plays classic and southern rock. http://www.blueplatetavern.com/
This Thursday through Sunday, it’s the International Hip-Hop Festival at Trinity College in Hartford, this year headlined by Rakim and featuring artists from Mexico, Sweden, the U.K., Kenya and the U.S. There will be performances, panel discussions, lectures and film screenings on subjects like Islam and hip-hop, Turkish underground rap and graffiti. http://trinityhiphop.com/
Tomorrow at The Kate in Old Saybrook, you can catch an evening of folk and modern indie rock with the Darlingside quartet and the band David Wax Museum. On Friday, Cheryl Wheeler & Lucy Kaplansky play at the Kate. On Saturday, it’s a matinee showing of of Exhibition on Screen: Vincent van Gogh. The film Hammer of the Gods plays on Saturday evening and on Sunday The Kate screens Bolshi Ballet in HD: Don Quixote. http://katharinehepburntheater.org/
This Thursday at Russell Library here in Middletown, the Job Group meets at 9AM for a chance to network with other job seekers and receive advice from professionals and at 7pm, the Veterans Writing Group meets. Also this Thursday at Russell Library, Gregory Besek leads the event: Introduction to Shamanism. Friday through Sunday, it’s the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Saturday morning at 10 am, Tracy Nixon-Moore leads a Resume Review session. Later Saturday afternoon, it’s Shakespeare On Screen, a film series event with Richard Alleva. www.russelllibrary.org
Tomorrow (Thursday), Wesleyan Center for the Arts presents an Artist Talk with digital artists Jisong Lee and Youngho Kim to talk about the art and photography in Light of the East: The Movement in Silence, their first exhibit outside Korea. http://www.wesleyan.edu/
This Sunday April 10th, it’s WESU's annual spring record fair. From 11am-4pm you can stop by 55 Wyllys Ave in Middletown, CT for the chance to find rare records and listen to DJs mix live music. http://wesufm.org/record-fair
Now here's a rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Up in Hartford at Real Art Ways, showing tomorrow (Thursday), you can catch Songs My Brothers Taught Me, director Chloe Zhao’s story about two Lakota siblings from the Pine Ridge Reservation attending high school and struggling in their marginalized culture. The film, The Last Man on the Moon, a documentary on astronaut Eugene Cernan who in 1972, became the last person to step foot on the moon, shows tonight and tomorrow (Thursday). The films Where to Invade Next and Valley of Love open Friday and run through Sunday. www.realartways.org
This week at Trinity College’s Cinestudio, it’s the 17th annual Festival of French and Francophone cinema film series April in Paris 2016, playing a new french film every night. On Sunday, it’s a showing of the taped performance of ballet DON QUIXOTE from the Russian Bolshoi Ballet. www.cinestudio.org
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of Ear Candy with DJ Sick Nelden. Hear the pop songs that get in your head and won't leave you alone.
From 6-6:30pm stick around for Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard MD, exploring the brain conditions known as mental illness from a holistic viewpoint with guests who study them, treat them, or are affected by them
From 6:30-8, it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion offering the original and best Techno mix on the radio.
At 8pm, Mike Nyce hosts The Warehouse, showcasing the best of underground house music mixed live for your listening pleasure.
From 9:30-11pm it’s The Vault with DJ Anton Banks presenting the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house and leftfield mixed live. Also featuring exclusive music from international artists.
#blackmusicmatters with DJ Frau Miau and DJ Xan is on at 11pm, a show dedicated to playing music for black people by black people. Ranging from slave songs to Kendrick Lamar, this show serves as a reminder why black lives matter.
From 12:00-1:00am, it's Metal on Metal!!! with The Metal Messenger, bringing you the best in death, thrash, black, progressive...as long as it has shredding solos, it’s on this show.
1:00-2:00am features Nocturnal Mom with DJava, playing stories and the songs we remember them by.
From 2:30-3:30am it's Scripted Sounds with DJ Crystal Beth and Gideon Babe Howard. 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.
At 3:30 you can catch the Something Old, Something New with DJ Dazzle and DJ Aurora. In this show they explore the sounds old and new looking at musical evolution in genres and styles.
BBC World news comes your way from at 4 and then 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.
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