On Sunday morning — and every last Sunday of the month — over at Brew Bakers in Middletown, The Rusted Keys, an acoustic duet, plays, beginning at 9 a.m.
Over at Café Nine in New Haven, Wednesday brings Man in a Crowd, with A Paper Tugboat and Treestars. Thursday, it’s The Cooking Channel’s Baron Ambrosia; w/ Goat herder and They Hate Us.Friday night the John D’Amato Band takes the Café nine Stage. Saturday afternooon’’s Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by The Billy Cofrances Group this week. Later Saturday night, Safety Meeting records presents Tomb and Thirst, Ferocious F-‘ing Teeth, Stone Titan, and Last Words.Then Sunday it’s the Sunday After Supper Jam with host Kevin St. James and the Legendary Café Nine All-Stars. www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Blackeyed Sallys, Wednesday brings their longstanding weekly open Blues Jam hosted by Tim McDonald this week. Thursday at Sally’s, it’s The Can Kickers w/ Milksop: Unsung. Friday night Easy Baby, a brand new New England blues act, takes the Sally’s stage. Saturday brings the Rockabilly Riot, with Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings. More online at www.blackeyedsallys.com
Here’s a rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in Central CT.
Over at Real Art Ways in Hartford tonight and through New Year’s Day, it’s the Best of NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival Party Mix 2012, a collection hilarious, heartfelt and beautiful short films around the world, suitable for older kids ages 8 and up, including festival award-winners and audience favorites.
Also tonight and running through Thursday, it’s In The Family, featuring a precocious 6-year-old with two dads and a good life until one of his dads dies in a car accident. Roger Ebert calls it “a courageous first feature… that sidesteps shopworn stereotypes and tells a quiet, firm, deeply humanist story about doing the right thing.”
Then Friday begins a run of Price Check, set in the pricing department of a supermarket chain. The film is described as “a smart and honest comedy that examines who we think we are and what we’re willing to do for the life we think we deserve.” More onlie at www.realartways.org
Cinestudio, the Trinity College cinema, is closed until Jan. 3.
Now, here’s what’s on tap here at WESU tonight.
Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for Sounds From the Global Village from Pacifica with Jason M. Longwell for a radio show featuring traditional, folkloric, and contemporary music from around the world. You will hear everything from scratchy field recordings made during the early 20th century to the latest fusions of music and culture from around the world.
at 6pm each Week Day Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network offers Your evening dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network. Tonight you can catch a special FSRN Holiday Documentary: Communities in the crosshairs: The Drug War in Guatemala
got a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers.
At Midnight, We present our final Holiday musical mix taking you until 3:30 when it’s time for an encore episode of Angels And Airwaves: MPD where you can Bask in the grace and glory of our local police department.
The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5 a.m. with Morning Edition from NPR.
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