Good evening, it’s Wednesday, Dec. 26th. This the Jive at Five – WESU’s Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I’m Ben Michael. Thanks for joining us.
Over at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, this week is your last chance to catch an exhibition of photographs by WESU’s own Bill Revill, which are on display through the end of the month. It’s an eclectic selection of prints of musicians, landscapes, seascapes, local agricultural fairs and more.
Friday at the Buttonwood brings a double musical bill featuring Jake Armerding and Chris LaVancher for a night of Americana.
Saturday evening, Jeremiah Birnbaum, described as a “rootsy, soulful troubadour,” performs at the Buttonwood Tree.
This and every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome. You’re also invited to help prepare the vegetarian meal at the First Church on 190 Court St. More online at www.buttonwood.org
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.
Down in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight night brings Stillborn Fest to the stage, headlined by CT prodigal hardcore Rockers, Hatebreed, alongside Emmre, This is Hell, Lionheart, The World We Knew, Thy Will Be Done and Bound for Pain. Wednesday is also the weekly EDM Night at Toads.
Thursday brings a local showcase to Toad’s, with Dirty Lizard Kings, EightFold, Father Time, Fear Apparent, Forget Paris, Haddam Neck, the Mike Cusato Band, and Super Bad. Friday, it’s Zach Deputy, with Frank Viele.
Saturday brings the White Panda Holiday Bash to Toad’s, with Cash Cash, Jacob Es, and Sikai.
brings Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime, with Carbonated Insight, Coax Rhino, and Something Simple. More online at www.toadsplace.com
Over at Café Nine in New Haven, tonight/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, tonight/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 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 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 let’s look at what’s on tap here at WESU tonight.
Right after the jive at Five stay tuned for Sounds From the Global Village from Pacifica
Right after the Jive at 5 stay tuned for The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano
An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.
At 6pm each day Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network offers your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting.
Beginning at 6:30 and running until 8pm it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion
Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992.
Starting at 8 it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce bringing you the best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.
From 9:30-11 DJ Otto Nation brings you an eclectic free form mix of music.
And from 11pm- until 1:30am it’s Midnight Munchies with DJ Gus Lo bringing you the Below Ground
Street music your ears have been craving.
After that DJ Otto Nation is back in the house for another set until DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections 3:30-4am.
The BBC World News kicks on at 4am and we begin another day with Morning Edition from NPR.
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