Tonight and every Monday night down in New Haven, Rohn Lawrence and Friends make smooth jazz on the lily pad stage. Wednesday is always the weekly dubstep dance party, and Thursday Harlem rapper Cam’ron will take the Toad’s Place Main stage in honor of Dj Craig G’s birthday. Friday brings ‘Opuspalooza 2012’ a metal and hardcore summer fest. Saturday night Toads host and event called “Top of the World: Electro Glow Party” More online at www.toadsplace.com
Also down in New Haven tonight from 7-10 pm, Fistful of Jokes Presents: A Benefit for Bonnie L. Taylor, followed by an acoustic open mic with Miss Kriss. Tuesday Night Café nine presents nuclear indie group ‘Girl in a Coma’ along with Black Box Revelation and You Scream I Scream.Wednesday night Fake Babies; Ports of Spain; Elison Jackson; Kindred Queer; and Jose Oyola take the Café Nine stage starting at 8 pm. Thursday Blues @9 brings the John D’Amato band to the stage, and Friday Night will see Nona Hendrix, of the funk/glam/rock group ‘Labelle’ • Café nine’s Saturday afternoon Jazz Jam will be hosted by the George Baker Experience this week. Saturday Night the ‘rock and roll cats from the cape’ The Spampinato Brothers; w/ Big Fat Combo will be performing live. More online at www.cafenine.com
The Middletown Commission on the Arts presents their annual Summer Sounds concert series on the City’s South Green (Union Park) on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. Tomorrow night features Loren Evarts Jazz Group. 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.
Also this Friday in Collinsville, ct BROTHER JOSCEPHUS BRINGS THE LOVE REVIVAL BACK TO BRIDGE STREET. Show starts at 8 pm.
This week brings the return of the Gathering of the Vibes to Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT. Kicking off Thursday and running through Sunday, this music festoval features dozens of national and international performers. highlights include STEEL PULSE, PRIMUS, PHIL LESH & FRIENDS, BOB WEIR & BRUCE HORNSBY WITH SPECIAL GUEST BRANFORD MARSALIS, MICKEY HART BAND, GEORGE PORTER JR, THE GREYBOY ALLSTARS, ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, THE STEPKIDS, THE MCLOVINS, MATES OF STATE, DEEP BANANA BLACKOUT, SOULIVE AND LETTUCE, plus much much more with MASTER OF CEREMONIES WAVY GRAVY! details online at http://gatheringofthevibes.com
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.
This Friday through next Tuesday, Real Art Ways in Hartfordwill be showing ‘Polisse’, a film that follows the daily lives of a tight knit team of men and women working for the Child Proctection Unit of the Parisian police force. 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 Aaron Berger host of the Thursday night free form music program, ”The Art Project” fills in for Johnny Analog’s Lif is a Kiler.
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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