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.


525 Pieces

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Caption: Annie Mack, Credit: Shelly Mosman
Annie Mack says that the music of the church and protest go hand in hand. You hear those influences and more in Annie’s new recording project. We’l...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Joe Holland, Credit: Joe Holland
Each year, through its MN Spin program, the Hennepin County library acquires music by all kinds of Minnesota musical acts. Then, the public can str...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ben Abrahamson, Credit: Corrina Bernstein
Ben Abrahamson is a finger-style guitarist with a knack for integrating multiple world and personal styles into his own playing. In an interview wi...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
He calls himself a born sideman, and he’s been sought after for his sax playing in Minnesota for well over a half century. Fresh from high school, ...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Anthony Ihrig and Eric Christopher, Credit: Anthony Ihrig
2021 marks the 9th year of High 48s bluegrass brunches. It’s virtual, from 11 till noon every Saturday in January and February. The shows feature ...

  • Added: Jan 01, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Every band wants to grow. But you can’t force growth. We’re talking to Scottie Miller of the Scottie Miller Band. Scottie, this group has evolved o...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble, Credit: Zoe Prinds-Flash
Zeitgeist’s latest work is a composition commissioned to banjoist Paul Elwood, 44 Smokeless. It’s a reimagining of the American Murder ballad, Litt...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The pandemic severely curtailed Raycurt Johnson’s music lessons, so he moved from Washington, D.C. to Minneapolis. Raycurt met guitarist Elgin Fost...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Charlie Parr, Credit: Shelly Mosman
Charlie Parr is the type of musician who is always refining past work while creating new work. So despite being limited by the pandemic, Charlie is...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Storyhill, Credit: Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson
Storyhill’s CD Bethlehem is no ordinary Christmas CD. The project has original songs, and reimagined traditional ones. Chris Cunningham and John H...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2020
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association’s Annual August Festival was Cancelled in 2020 due to Covid -19. But the group’s executive d...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Logo designed by Sara Specht, Credit: Sarah Sprecht
The Center for Irish Music’s 2020 Irish Music Weekend takes place online, June 11-14. It’s online only this year, but otherwise, the weekend carrie...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Charmin Michelle and Joel Shapira, Credit: Andrea Canter
Singer Charmin Michelle and guitarist Joel Shapira have released a CD of thoughtful arrangements of great jazz songs. To record their songs, they m...

  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mike Elias, Credit: Mike Elias
Barely Brothers on Raymond Avenue in Saint Paul stocks records old and new. After decades working in other people’s record stores, owner Mike Elias...

  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Pert Near Sandstone, Credit: Jaime Halbritter
Pert near Sandstone has not only minted its own brand of string band music, but has become a mover and shaker, too. Its yearly Winter String Band G...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: sudaka poster, Credit: Chico Chavez
Three Bands representing South American Styles play Saturday Night at 8 PM at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. Groups are Alma Andina, Los...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Delphia Cello Quartet, Credit: Kate Wilson
The Delphia Cello Quartet at the Aster performs Sunday night at the Aster in Minneapolis from 8 till 10. The quartet is managed by Julia Floberg wh...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Anthony Ihrig and Eric Christopher, Credit: Anthony Ihrig
Eric Christopher the fiddler and Anthony ihrig on the banjo, members of the High 48s for about a dozen years. You can catch the act Wed November 27...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 07:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ritika Ganguly, Credit: Vinod Srinivasan
Thursday November 14 at 7:30, the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis presents Odd Measures Evening. The show brings to the public a group of seve...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Other Country Ensemble, Credit: Laurie Patton
Other Country Ensemble is just what it says: An American group that performs music traditions from other countries. And you can catch the band the ...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 08:00