Tonight and every Monday night down in New Haven, Rohn Lawrence and Friends make smooth jazz on the lily pad stage. But before they hit the stage, indie folk-pop band The Head and the Heart will be taking the stage at 8pm.Wednesday is always the weekly dubstep dance party, and Thursday brings alternative rock band Our Lady Peace to the main stage at 9pm. Friday night rock out with Rock This Wild World, featuring Blacktop Forest, Tomorrow Just Started, The Restless and many more. Saturday night Toads hosts the Wu Block Tour featuring Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch. More online at www.toadsplace.com
Also down in New Haven tonight at Cafe Nine, The Elm City Americana Series returns featuring Milksop: Unsung. Tomorrow night Café Nine will have an indie showcase including Ceschi, Dark Time Sunshine and Crushcon 7. Wednesday night Hadoukan presents a local metal showcase starting at 9pm. Thursday brings roots group Blue Pontiac to the stage, and Friday Night will see Detroit punk band Tyvek along with the Frustrations. • Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the Mike Coppola Trio this week. Saturday Night there will be a Luau Variety Show, and Sunday Chain and the Gang along with Human Pontiac will be taking the stage. More online at www.cafenine.com
The Middletown Commission on the Arts present their annual Summer Sounds concert series on the City’s South Green (Union Park) on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. Tomorrow night features the Kenn Morr Band. More information at arts2go.org.
The Hartford Jazz Society brings live jazz every Monday night to Bushnell Park followed by a jam session at Blackeyed Sallys. Starts at 6 pm.
This Saturday there will be a FREE family friendly one-day Festival of Caribbean Food, Music, Games and Traditions at the Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Hartford. Live entertainment will include Leroy Sibbles, Calypso Rose, Anthem, the St. Lucia Folk Singers, Orquestra Espada, Junior Holt, Toussaint Liberator, Don Minot and many more. more information at tastct.org
For info, go to www.art-farm.org
The Durham Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday on the Town Green on Main St, from 3 to 6:30 pm, through September. The longstanding Middletown Farmers’ market at the South Green is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 1 pm through October. The Middletown North End Farmers Market is now open 10 am to 2 pm every Friday and is located at the corner of Liberty and Main Streets in Middletown.
Here’s a quick rundown of cinema off the beaten path herein central CT this week.
Tonight through Thursday, Real Art Ways in Hartfordwill continue their run of the documentary ‘Paul Williams: Still Alive.’ Starting on Friday, Real Art Ways will begin a viewing of ‘The Queen of Versailles’ an epic documentary following billionaires Jackie and David and their rags to riches story. Tickets, times, and more online at www.realartways.org
Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for an hour of straight up Jazz on Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry during our weekday commercial free musical drive time programming.
At 6pm we bring you 30 minutes of alternative news reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News.
6:30 Johnny Analog’s Life is a Killer. Moving through the blues diaspora from front porch country blues and big city electric blues to jazz, R&B and soul.
at 8:00 Lord Lewis presents: the Rumpus Room for 90 minutes of scorching vintage and contemporary heavy funk, soul, club jazz, reggae, ska, afro and Latin dance floor grooves.
At 9:30 Tom Gatzen presents a 2 hr weekly dose of loud and heavy music on Aaargh!!
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