Twin Cities Weekend

Series produced by KBEM

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5-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-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.


400 Pieces

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Caption: Charlie Maguire, Credit: Cheryl Walsh Bellville
This year is the 75th anniversary of Bound for Glory, the book written by depression era folksinger Woody Guthrie. To celebrate the occasion, Pop W...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Dan Schwartz, Credit: Benny Marino
Dan Schwartz of Minneapolis plays the harp guitar. It looks a lot like a regular acoustic guitar, but with heavy, range-extending bass strings adde...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Phil Heywood, Credit: Rebecca Pavlenko
Over the years, Phil Heywood has written a steady stream of guitar music. He also performs songs written by others, but re-worked to fit his style ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. It’s a production focused on inspiring jazz singer Billie Holiday. A local actress and singer, Thomasina Petru...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Pavielle, Credit: Joey J.
When you spend some time with Pavielle you find out that her musical career got started as a child. She sings, plays the keyboards, composes, and b...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
What does a jazz orchestra want to do? It wants to play for dancers, that’s what. We go on location next to one of the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra’s m...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sawtooth Bros, Credit: Scot Ward
The Sawtooth Bros band members are in their young 20s, and have been playing together half their lives. They play in the Hilde Performance Center i...

  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Rhonda Laurie, Credit: Daniel J Moore
Minneapolis Jazz singer Rhonda Laurie is all about emotion. And she’s singing at Vieux Carre in Saint Paul on Wednesday Aug 30 from 8 till 11. In a...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Loring Park Music Festival Logo, Credit: Chris Thompson
This coming Saturday marks the return of the Loring Park Music Festival, staged by the Citizens for a Loring Park Community. The Festival runs from...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: City Counselor, Credit: Aaron Rice
You expect pop songs to relate to romance. But not so with City Counselor. The group plays at the Walker Arts center in Minneapolis during the eve...

  • Added: May 27, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jelloslave, Credit: Cameron Wittig
After Minneapolis cellists Jacqueline Ultey and Michelle Kinney met after having heard of each other for years, they discovered musical similaritie...

  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Nathan Hanson, Credit: Benny Moreno
Saxophonist Nathan Hanson and drummer JT Bates are a couple of old friends. But for some reason they’ve hardly performed together. That situation i...

  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Kenny, Credit: Andrea Canter
The Twin Cities jazz Fest takes place Thurs-Sat June 21-23. There is a lot of local jazz at the event, much of it at the Black Dog in Lowertown Sai...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Kenny, Credit: Andrea Canter
The Twin Ciites Jazz Festival is coming, and The Black Dog in Lowertown stages a lot of local jazz. It starts at the Black Dog this Thurs evening. ...

  • Added: May 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mother Banjo, Credit: Anna Kostochko
Mother Banjo—Ellen Stanley-- is well known to acoustic music audiences in Minnesota and beyond. You can catch the act Thurs May 24, 7pm, at the Hoo...

  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Elgin Foster, Credit: Benny Moreno
When it comes to modern finger-style guitar, every player seems to have a special stylistic niche. This Saturday, the Icehouse presents three of th...

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Erica West Band, Credit: Jessica Hegland
Erica West is a local singer who comes from a musical family. Her mother is a singer, too. Erica combines jazz, r and b and pop in front of a band ...

  • Added: May 13, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Brian Miller and Randy Gosa, Credit: Natalie Champa-Jennings
In the old days of lumbering, much of the work was done by immigrants who brought old country music with them to the lumber camps. A duet known as ...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Matthew Mahaffey with Phil Nusbaum, Credit: Connie Shaver
Next Saturday night at the Ordway in Saint Paul, The Oratorio Society of Minnesota presents The Greatest Generation. The production is a tribute to...

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Orkestar Bez Ime, Credit: Stefan Iwaskewycz
Orkestar Bez Ime is Bulgarian for Band Without a Name. That is tongue in cheek with of course. OBI is a committed Balkan Band based in Minneapolis-...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 08:00