Good evening, it's Tuesday, June 28th. 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 talk radio featuring NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs. Week nights and weekends, WESU offers the best in free-form community programming. Thanks for joining us. I'm Marianne O’Hare, producer of Conversations on Healthcare.
Here's a brief rundown of what's happening in our area this week:
Tonight, down in New Haven at Café Nine, KINGS OF NOTHING, Bloodred Whiskey, and Goat Herder share a bill. Tomorrow (Wednesday), Visual artist, Lucien Shapiro Presents: A Fool's Journey - Film & Ritual featuring, CESCHI AND ANONYMOUS INC, RUUNE, and DEJA VU. Thursday night, Café presents the SONNY VINCENT FAMILY BENEFIT - to benefit the family of one of the legends of Rock and Roll, who were left in critical condition from a recent gas explosion. All proceeds benefit the family with performances donated by New York Junk, Poetry by Puma Pearl, Matt and The Marauders, Do It For Your Heros, & Susan Said. Café Nine’s early 5pm set on Friday, features The Tommys. Later on Friday night, Fernando Pinto Presents: PETER ASHER & ALBERT LEE with Washboard Slim and the Bluelights opening. Café Nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Mike Copolla & Friends this week and it begins at 4:30pm. Saturday evening at Café Nine, it’s the Jeffery Thunders FREE Punk Rock Grill & Spill July 4th Party! Featuring THE RATZ, FLAPJACK ATTACK, and WEST ROCKERS. “The Sunday Buzz“ Matinee at Cafe 9 features The George Baker Band, this week. Sunday evening, at Café 9, "C-Site Recordings Presents" ALTO!, WORN LEATHER, and ROMAN WOLFE www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday evenings, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material on the Sally’s stage. Wednesday night’s Black-eyed Sally’s features one of New England’s longest running blues open mics, hosted by Tim McDonald this week. Friday night EasyBaby take the Sally’s stage for a night of blues. Eliot Lewis of Live From Daryl’s House and Hall & Oates takes his solo show to the Sally’s stagen Saturday night. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Here in Middletown tomorrow, Wednesday, The Cypress Grill on South Main Street offers an OPEN MIC/JAM, HOSTED BY MARTY of BASICALLY BLUES. Learn more by calling 860 346 3367. Or look for their event calendar at http://www.cypressgrill.com
The CT Poetry Society Middletown Chapter holds its monthly meeting this Wednesday at The Russell Library. The meetings are open to the public and take place in meeting Room 3: The Veteran’s writing group meets Thursday nights at 7pm at the Library. www.russelllibrary.org
Wednesday night MANIC PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: Dragged Into Sunlight, Primitive Man, & Churchburn at Bar in New Haven. MANIC PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: We Were Promised Jetpacks & Prism Tats at The Ball Room at the Outer Space in Hamden, Thursday night. Friday night, Manic Presents The Tallest Man On Earth and Lady Lamb at The College St Music Hall. http://www.manicproductions.org
This week brings more loud music to Cherry Street Station in Wallingford. Wednesday night you can catch ABSENCE OF DESPAIR @ 7PM. Thursday night brings Straight to VHS @ 8PM with The Prozacs, The Tatz and 1 other band. Saturday night Cherry Street presents Problem With Dragons. Find Cherry Street Station on Facebook or call (203) 265-2902 for info.
Thursday evening at 7pm, Wesleyan’s Center For The Arts invites you to Dance to northeast Brazilian grooves and New Orleans funk of the Brooklyn-based collective, Nation Beat, who returns to the CFA Courtyard for a free show. Rain Location is Crowell Concert Hall. For more information, please visit the Center for the Arts website or call 860-685-3355. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.
Friday night in New Haven, Toad’s Place, presents Hip Hop crew, "The Lox". Saturday, Toad’s Place presents RIDERS ON THE STORM, American Trash, Chasing Cooper, Double the Dial, Electric Lady Band, INK, Mount Pocono and more. Toad’s Place. www.toadsplace.com
The City of Middletown Fireworks Festival is this Friday, July 1 beginning at 5 p.m. Performing live on stage for the festival, this year, are the City's Music Ambassadors. Starting things off at 5 p.m. will be The Rust'd Keys featuring Music Ambassador Dave Downs. Next up at 6:15 p.m. will be Music Ambassador Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem. Then, at 7:30 p.m. the band is the Jay Hoggard Quartet featuring Music Ambassador Jay Hoggard. The Middletown Symphonic Band will be providing patriotic music from approximately 8:30 p.m. through the fireworks. The Middletown High Jazz Ensemble will be performing for the early crowd on the riverfront in Harbor Park beginning around 6:30 p.m. Come early for a good seat to view the fireworks and enjoy the activities. Seating sites are along the riverfront in Harbor Park and in front of City Hall at 245 DeKoven Drive, and there will be plenty of food vendors at both locations. For more information, please contact the Mayor's Office at 860.638.4801 or the City Arts Office at 860.638.4510.
Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are back at it! Here’s a rundown of some of the many places where you can support local farmers and get nutritious home-grown goods too: On Mondays, check out New Britain; Tuesdays, it’s the Middletown South Green; Wednesdays, visit East Haddam; Thursdays, check out Durham or Middletown South Green; Fridays, we’ve got Cromwell, Higganum Village, Middletown North End, Plainville and Farmington; on Saturdays, there’s Meriden, Wallingford, Glastonbury, Berlin, Bristol and Newington. There’s even one on Sundays in Chester. Details, including times and dates, as well as info on many more markets, at www.ctnofa.org
Now here's a rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Through Thursday, Hartford’s Real Art Ways is showing “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble,” about a group of international musicians performing at various locations across the globe. Also showing through Thursday is the 2015 Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Dheepan,” a Sri Lankan film about refugees who flee their homeland only to encounter more violence in the streets of Paris. 2016 SUNDANCE SHORT FILMS open Friday at Real Art Ways as well as “The Fits”. www.realartways.org
This week, through Thursday, Trinity College’s Cinestudio continues their run of “Cinema Paradiso,” a restored version of the 1989 Italian film about a director’s journey back to his childhood of watching movies in the hometown movie theater!. Opening Friday, is Fireworks Wednesday, in the US premiere of a 2006 film (just released in the States) by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi. www.cinestudio.org for details.
Now here's what's on the air tonight on WESU:
Right after the Jive, Stay tuned for three hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill for an eclectic selection of new and older folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues and other music that has a roots influence with a concert listing at 7pm and frequent concert and festival ticket giveaways.
From 8-9pm Deni Fills in for J-Cherry’s Voice of the City.
From 9-10:30pm Radio Obscura will do their best to melt your brain with their experimental radio antics and shticks.
At 10:30 its an hour of underground hip hip with DJ Malik1Fam on Underdogs Edge
at 11:30, every Tuesday night this summer, Upfront Soul with Sanguine Fromage offers Funk, soul, and jazz, plus sprinklings of R&B, gospel, and hip-hop.
From 1:30-2:30am RootsWorld Radio with Cliff Furnald takes you on a tour across borders and genres, introducing you to music from far flung places and sometimes from right in your own backyard.
From 2:30-3:30am All Mixed Up with Peter Bochan from Pacifica Presents a collage of great music and current events soundbites.
BBC World report comes your way at 4 am 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.
Stay tuned, now, for 3 hrs of Folk, Roots, and Americana music with Michael Benson filling in for Bill Revill’s Acoustic Blender.