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.

788 Pieces

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Caption: Sophia Sorai, Credit: Bernadette Pollard
Sophia Shorai has always sung jazz standards. But her songwriting goes way back in her career, too. The songs she writes are not necessarily jazz, ...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Augmeanted, Credit: John Stewart
Mary Overlie and Geoffrey Taylor have different types of musical backgrounds, but their family connection brings them together. Theirs is a mix of ...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Caty 'n Abel, Credit: Jodi Larson
Cathy ‘n Abel have a unique niche. The duet curates popular songs from the last fifty years or so that sound good using voice and guitar. Plus, the...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2022
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Red Planet, Credit: Nick Lethert
Red Planet is composed of three great improvisers, drummer Jay Epstein, bassist Chris Bates and electric guitarist Dean Magraw. The Trio performs a...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Wain McFarlane is a transcendent Minnesota musician. Wain figured prominently is the famed Ipso Facto, and he’s still touring widely with his eclec...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Red Eye Ruby, Credit: Chloe Krenz
The Roots Rock band Red Eye Ruby celebrates its new CD, the Ruby EP, at the Hook and ladder in Minneapolis, Friday night July 29. Red Eye Ruby is l...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: No Room For Squares, Credit: Ann Cirelli
No Room For Squares is a be-bop era tune originally released by iconic tenor saxophone Hank Mobley. And No Room For Squares is also the name of the...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Twelve Angry Women logo, Credit: Ian Walesch
Theater Latté Da and Crooner’s Supper Club in Fridley stage Twelve Angry Women, Thursday through Saturday July 7 through 9 at 8PM. 12 Angry Women ...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Bad Posture Club, Credit: Nic Lafrance
Three String Bands that play with originality come to the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis this Thursday at 7:30. The three are The Bad Posture...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: 2022 Crooner's Poster, Credit: Linda Koutsky
Pop Wagner and Charlie Maguire are folk singers inspired by Woody Guthrie, the prolific songwriter who chronicled the Great Depression and the Dust...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Leslie Vincent, Credit: Jessica Holleque
When Leslie Vincent sings, it’s not only the song, but the audience. Leslie’s show centered on Amy Winehouse and Carole King is set for 7PM, Thursd...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Captain Gravitone CD cover art, Credit: Al Fack
There are many who compose original music, but little of it breaks through to audiences. The Minnesota Original Music Festival means to change all ...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
One of Jeff Perry’s specialties is giving Jazz spins to pop music. Audiences get a big kick out of both the excellence of Jeff’s group, and also fi...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Pianist Ethan Iverson Joins bassist Anthony Cox and drummer Kevin Washington for an evening of Jazz that is both grounded and free. The show is at ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Duniya Drum and Dance is bringing back Fakoly as a yearly Twin Cities African drum and dance community event. It’ll be held Friday – Sunday June 17...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Musicians for Ukraine logo, Credit: Lena Cooley
After Ukraine was attacked by Russia, local musicians and venues reached out to Natalie Nowatski about doing something to help the Ukrainian people...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Fellow Pynins, Credit: Beehive Productions
Dani Aubert and Ian George, known as Fellow Pynins, has a new CD called Lady Mondegreen. On the CD, Fellow Pynins sing and play re-imagined traditi...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Honeybutter, Credit:  Nic Lafrance
Honeybutter is a Twin Cities folk-jazz-bossa-nova-pop band. It’s eclectic because its members, Clara Wicklund, Andreas Fenner and Zak Khan come fro...

  • Added: May 30, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo 2022
Verdi’s La Traviata will be performed at the Canopy Hotel in Minneapolis Fri-Sunday May 27 through 29. But it’s not set on a typical opera stage, b...

  • Added: May 21, 2022
  • Length: 08:00