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: No Man's String Band, Credit: Honu Foto
No Man’s String Band, Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League, Luke Warm and the Cool Hands and Way Back Yard. These are four Twin Cities acoustic bands...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Boom Island String Quartet, Credit: Emma Halet
When you see a performance by the Boom Island String Quartet, you expect music from unusual sources and frequently, the presentation is thematic. T...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Riverside Jazz Quartet, Credit: Connor Hilstrom
The Riverside Quartet features original music. The drummer, Nicholas Peterson, leads the group, and composes a lot of the group’s repertoire. When ...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Skarlett Woods, Brainerd singer-songwriter celebrates her new CD, Letters To The West, next Saturday night at Ginkgo’s in Saint Paul. In her writin...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Simple Gifts, Credit: Amy Courts
Billy McLaughlin and Simple Gifts celebrate songs of Neil Young, in Harvest at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis, 7PM on Sunday October 22. The sh...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Raycurt Johnson, Credit: Rachel Luhrs Austin
When Raycurt a.k.a. Fiddla plays for brunch, he often calls it Bach for Breakfast. But it’s really a lot more than that, as at the Harriet Brasseri...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Stablemates, Credit: Dik Hedlund
Stablemates is a Twin Cities Piano Trio. The group plays at the Metronome in Saint Paul, Thursday October 12 at 7:00 PM. When Phil Nusbaum met up w...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Scott Keever, Credit: Ben Zvan
Scott Keever issues his second CD of original guitar music at Celtic Junction in Saint Paul Saturday night October 21. There will be an opening set...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tjårnblom, Credit: Erika Pirness
Tjärnblom celebrates its third CD, “Woods,” at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, this Friday at 7PM. But this new project marks big ch...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Victor Zupanc and Kevin Kling, Credit: Brandi Carlisle
Writer and storyteller Kevin Kling teams with singer Victor Zupanc to highlight Summer turning to Fall. These ultimate troubadours, as Crooners Sup...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
One of the most popular jazz acts ever was the Nat King Cole trio. Cole’s widespread popularity began in the 1940s, and he still commands the atten...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Wayne Anthony, Credit: David Murphy
Wayne Anthony sings the standards, with a big emphasis on the Frank Sinatra repertoire. This Friday and Saturday, it’s all Sinatra. The show is cal...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tim Sparks, Credit: Tim Hasbach
The greatness of the pop group the Beatles might just be in the musical possibilities inherent in the group’s songs. This Saturday night at 6:30 at...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tom Wells and Thomassina Petrus, Credit: Sue Kearns
The Selby Avenue Brass Band does a lot of performing with singer Thomassina Petrus. On Sunday, August 27, the whole group performs during a church ...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The 30-Days Foundation’s Art and All that Jazz Festival comes to the Ames Center and Nicollet Commons Park in Burnsville, Friday and Saturday Augus...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Orkestar Bez Ime, Credit: Stefan Iwasykewicz
Orkestar Bez Ime travels widely to learn folk music from the Balkans, and works with local people. The result is a Twin Cities-based Balkan band w...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: JazzMN, Credit: Donald Jackson
Back in the 1980s, Diane Schuur was singing with the Count Basie orchestra. She recorded with Basie, the recording won a grammy, and now Diane Schu...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2023
  • Length: 08:00

  • Added: Aug 01, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mila, Credit: Larry Morisette
Members of the Mila Vocal Ensemble have been singing together for over 40 Years. Today, Mila is a group of nine women who travel to eastern Europe ...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ticket to Brasil, Credit: Andrea Canter
Ticket to Brasil Honors Bossa Nova Great Antonio Carlos Jobin in Big Show at Crooners on Sunday July 23 Like all Bossa Nova groups, Ticket to Bras...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2023
  • Length: 08:00