Good evening, it's Thursday, April 7th, 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, tonight 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 JEFFREY LEWIS & LOS BOLTS with Teenage Halloween, Brook Pridenmore and Clenn Planetts. 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
Tonight Toad’s Place in New Haven, FABOLOUS plays and tomorrow (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
Friday evening, up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Roots of Creation perform reggae/rock dubtronica. 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 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 Friday, at the Space in Hamden, Delaney Morgan performs retro-infused soul. Young Cal and Ben Todd also perform. On Saturday, The Snaz, Event Horizon, The Vinyl Mission and Do It for Your Heroes share the bill. Rounding out the week, it’s a alternative/pop/punk rock show featuring Approaching Troy, Short Month, Without a Doubt and Bonsai Trees at The Space. http://www.thespacect.com/
This Saturday, at the Blue Plate Tavern in Plainville CT, the Tom Sanders Band plays classic and southern rock. http://www.blueplatetavern.com/
Today (Thursday) through Sunday, it’s the 11th International Hip-Hop Festival at Trinity College in Hartford, this year headlined by Rakim and featuring artists from Mexico, Sweden, the U.K., Kenya, the U.S. and more. 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/
Tonight, at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, you can catch an evening of folk, chamber pop, bluegrass, 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 Exhibition on Screen: Vincent van Gogh. Saturday evening, the film Hammer of the Gods showcases the Led Zeppelin experience and Sunday evening The Kate screens Bolshi Ballet in HD: Don Quixote. http://katharinehepburntheater.org/
This Thursday at Russell Library here in Middletown,, the Veterans Writing Group meets at 7pm. Also this evening 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
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:
This evening, up in Hartford at Real Art Ways,, 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 deeply personal documentary on astronaut Eugene Cernan who in 1972, became the last person to step foot on the moon, also shows tonight at at Real Art Ways. Saturday, and Sunday, it's a matinee and evening showing of the film from political provocateur Michael Moore, Where to Invade Next, an expansive, subversive comedy confronting the pressing issues facing America today. Valley of Love, a story about an estranged couple who travel to Death Valley after receiving a letter from their deceased son, shows Saturday and 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 5:05-6:30pm For Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, who plays. Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience. Hey, It's Homegrown...want some?
At 6:30 stick around for Imagine with Karen Stein, offering peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!
Up next at 8 it’s Bill Denert Evening Jazz with a broad range of swing, bebop and experimental jazz with a sprinkling of new releases.
From 9:30-10:30pm stay tuned for UnderCover with Ali and Ben exploring the concept of inspiration through imitation in cover tunes that bridge genres and generations.
At 10:30 it’s Meet Music with DJ Rami, who presents a new artist with each show by delving into artists' backgrounds, influences, and personal stories.
From 11:30-12:30am The Weirding Way with DJ Atreides who explores the expression of thoughts through sound: a cross-genre exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus. New soundscapes each show.
At 12:30 Hard on the Spot with DJ Matty C and DJ Nikki brings you the best new music of each week!
From 1:30-2:30am stick around for The Karl Marx History Hour with DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo for a history-infused radio show, in which the hosts play tracks inspired by that episode's historical figure or event.
At you can catch 2:30- R-Evolution with Hyphy and DJ Mos Def Not, presenting socially-conscious music curated by two divergent musical backgrounds. From Public Enemy to Lou Reed, they'll explore tracks that give voice to movement.
The BBC World Report takes over from 4-5am and we start each weekday off bright and early 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.
Thanks for listening - stay tuned for a stiff dose of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa!