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.


582 Pieces

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Caption: PK Mayo aka Paul Mayasich, Credit: John Botkin
PK Mayo, aka Paul Mayasich continues his tradition of creating music in multiple styles on his new CD, entitled Simple Search for Truth. In Mayo’s ...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ben Ehrlich, Credit: Josh Gilbert
The Ben Ehrlich Quartet performs at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis Friday night October 22 at 8PM. Ben plays the drums, and other group member...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jenny Klukken, Credit: Adrian Suarez
Jenny Klukken takes the marimba into unexpected musical places. She’s at the Ice House in Minneapolis Wednesday October 20 at 8PM. In a conversatio...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Clarke, Credit: Neil Schloner
Sax man Steve Clarke has been a major musical figure in our town and beyond for decades. He’ll be leading the Working Stiffs into the Dakota, 7PM T...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Barley jacks with Brian Wicklund mixes bluegrass and old-time string band styles with other idioms like no other band. The group has just relea...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Barley jacks with Brian Wicklund mixes bluegrass and old-time string band styles with other idioms like no other band. This coming Saturday nig...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Reynold Philipsek, Credit: Tom Tremel
Reynold Philipsek’s new EP was created in the midst of social unrest and a pandemic. When Reynold talked with Phil Nusbaum, Reynold filled us in on...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Kendra Glenn, Credit: Roosevelt Mansfield
Kendra Glenn started singing as a young kid in Chicago. She has blossomed into a busy upper midwest soulful singer who also writes some of her song...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: NUNNABOVE, Credit: Michele Pollard
The new song by NUNNABOVE is called “Connection.” NUNNABOVE is a group of four brothers and sisters from Woodbury who perform and record their own ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Heckler, Credit: Steve Heckler
The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is held September 17 and 18 this fall and is live at multiple venues and available virtually, too. When festival dire...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: PaviElle French, Credit: Sharolyn B. Hagen
Recent songs by PaviElle French reflect her deep disappointment with the deep cultural rifts that came to the forefront with the George Floyd Murde...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Selby Avenue Jazz Fest is live, Saturday September 11 from 11 AM till 7:30 PM. As usual, Michael Wright, owner of the Golden Thyme Coffee and C...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Alan Jesperson, Credit: Craig Evans
The annual Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival, held 1-7 PM on Labor Day at Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis presents the best of local bluegrass, plu...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Leslie Vincent, Credit: Jessica Holleque
When Leslie Vincent sings, it’s not only the song, but the audience. She performs at the Granada in Minneapolis, Friday night September 3 at 7:30 p...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Kenne Thomas, Credit: Diane Thomas
Kenne Thomas leads his band into Jazz Central in Minneapolis Saturday evening August 28 from 8 till 10 PM. Kenne is from Chicago, lived and played ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Scottie Miller, Credit: Jim Vasquez
Scottie Miller has a new thing, piano poetry. It’s what happens when he delivers his poetry to his improvisation-based piano playing. Scottie’s pia...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Foxgloves, Credit: Aaron Tinklenberg
The Foxgloves is a 6-piece all woman Twin Cities Bluegrass / Americana group performing every second Wednesday at Sociable Cider Werks in Northeast...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Red Hot Django Peppers, Credit: Oscar Betanzos
The Red Hot Django Peppers plays the music of Django Reinhardt. The group performs at the Ice House in Minneapolis next Sunday from 11 AM till 2 PM...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Charmin Michelle and Dennis Spears have been friends for so long that it’s kind of a surprise that they’ve never shared a stage. But that changes t...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Katia Cardenas, Credit: Rebecca Slater
With her voice injury and Covid in the rearview mirror, Katia Cardenas is back singing jazz. Catch Katia at 8PM this Friday night at the Granada in...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2021
  • Length: 08:00