Twin Cities Weekend

Series produced by KBEM

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5 to 8-minute, highly produced heads-ups highlighting great musical activities in the Twin Cities broadly conceived. The pieces feature the musicians, their music, club owners, fans, in short all of those responsible for creating musical experiences.

The Twin Cities is home to many musical forms, including jazz, folk, Latin, gospel and bluegrass to name a few. Each week on Twin Cities weekend, we select an upcoming performance and in 5 to 8 highly produced minutes, give it context. The shows are entertaining and informative. Producer is Phil Nusbaum of KBEM-FM, Minneapolis, and funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

782 Pieces

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Caption: Neighborhood Quartet by Benny Moreno, Credit: Benny Moreno
The Neighborhood Quartet is vibraphonist Steve Roehm, Guitarist Dan Schwartz, drummer Greg Schutte and bassist drummer Nick Salisbury. At its album...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Charlie Maguire, Credit: Cheryl Walsh Bellville
Charlie Maguire writes songs that depict people at work. Charlie’s next concert celebrates 50 years of his singular style of songwriting, Saturday ...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Thomasina Petrus and Tom Wells, Credit: Sue Kearns
Tom Wells, leader of the Selby Avenue Brass Band first met singer Thomasina Petrus when she was studying and he was teaching at North Community Hig...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ian George, Credit: Justin Gordon
Singer-Songwriter Ian George has a new, CD that references many music styles. Not only is it hard to place in any commercial genre, but it takes an...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Hot Club at the Hook poster image, Credit: Hook and Ladder
The Mississippi Hot Club, the Red Hot Django Peppers and Gypsy Mania, three leading hot club jazz bands are getting together for a concert on April...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Yemi Love, Credit: Alvan Washington
Sue Scott is an actor who has always been touched by women's stories. So she started a series of live performances that are recorded and then poste...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
A.J. Srubas leads a group of great local fiddlers in a tribute to bluegrass fiddler, Kenny Baker. Baker served for many years as the fiddler in the...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Twin Cities Flamenco Collective, Credit: Acer C. Wang
The Twin Cities Flamenco Collective continues at Icehouse in Minneapolis, Sunday March 17. It features its cast of local players as well as a singe...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Dregs, Credit: Amore Photography
The Dregs occupy a singular musical niche: Band members backgrounds are varied, but together, the group sings and plays twisted versions of songs, ...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2024
  • Length: 08:01
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Power Up! Is the name of the Women’s Day Music Fest Friday night March 8 at the Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis. Billed as a celebration of women an...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: GiftedHandz, Credit: Cynthia Abalo
GiftedHandz is a Minneapolis group of young people who have come up playing multiples styles in church settings. The group performs Friday night at...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Timothy De Prey, Credit: Paul Nixdorf
MacPhail Center for music has a program called the Spotlight Program, which encourages its teachers to create musical programs. That’s what stimula...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Kathleen Johnson, Credit: John Botkin
Kathleen Johnson and members of the Historical Soul Tight Committee have long-term affection for Stevie Wonder. They are finally presenting an even...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2024
  • Length: 07:57
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Group is Traiveon and Candi, featuring Jackson Hurst and Mayyadda. The group’s music has a pop sound, but the songs deal with some serious pers...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The February 17th – 18th weekend brings the annual battle of Jug Bands to 2 Minneapolis venues. Saturday February 17 from 3 till 7 at Palmer’s Bar ...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Corky Siegel and Randy Sabien, Credit: Holly Siegel
Corky Siegel has been entertaining audiences with the blues for over half a century. For many of those years, Corky has performed with Saint Paul v...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Robert Lehmann, Credit: Robert Lehmann
The annual Cedar Commissions show, funded by the Jerome Foundation, and staged next Friday and Saturday at the Cedar Cultural Center, presents bold...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Billy McLaughlin, Michael Monroe and John McAndrew assemblage , Credit: Deb Monroe
Singer – songwriter Michael Monroe has sought a simple life, and that’s why he lived a long time in the area of Grand Marais, MN. His songs relate ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Josh Rosard, Credit: Jen Bischoff
January 31 through February 4 are the dates for Klezmer On Ice, a Twin Cities Celebration of Klezmer music and Jewish Culture. The event includes k...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Scott Mateo Davies, Credit: Janice Jahn
Mateo’s Rogue Tango has been playing since 2010 or 2011, and it’s leader, Scott Mateo Davies goes back further than that with Twin Cities Tango. Th...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2024
  • Length: 08:00