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: Scottie Miller, Credit: Jim Vasquez
Scottie Miller’s latest musical project is a book of Scottie’s poetry and a CD of some of the poems set to music. The music ranges from blues and j...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Kevin Washington views himself as an artist in the tradition of Pharaoh Sanders and john and Alice Coltrane, of spirituality and healing. Kevin lea...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Brian Wicklund grew up playing bluegrass, but is best known for the Barley Jacks, a group that combines bluegrass with other idioms. Brian’s daught...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Billy McLaughlin, Credit: Ryan Taylor
Simple Gifts featuring Billy McLaughlin presents Harvest at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis, Sunday October 16 at 7PM. The show re-imagines song...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Raycurt Johnson, Credit: Rachel Luhrs Austin
The First Annual Solidarity Harvest features local artists who met at the crossroads that became known as George Floyd Square. They congregated out...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Twin Cities Iranian Culture Festival, Credit: Ensi Hohammed
The 2022 Twin Cities Iranian Culture Festival takes place this Friday through Sunday at Squirrel Haus in Minneapolis. It presents music and other a...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Courtney Burton, Credit: Tera Girardin
Courtney Burton’s Court’s In Session presents George and ira Gershwin’s Love songs Sunday September 25, 7 till 8:30 pm. It’s part of Chart House Li...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2022
  • Length: 08:01
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Daina de Prez calls herself a piano entertainer, and that’s what she does. Sure, she plays with groups, too, but her main focus is singing and play...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Prudence Johnson, Credit: Ann Marsden
The death of Peter Ostroushko on February 24, 2021 left a void in Minnesota. This coming Monday, many of Peter’s friends and musical partners from ...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Charlie Maguire, Credit: Cheryl Walsh Bellville
Charlie Maguire has been writing songs he sings in performances for a half century. He specializes in songs about working people and their work. Th...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jonatha Brooke and Lin Arons, Credit: Lin Knott
It began when Singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke started working with cellist Rebecca Arons. Then came an arranger and a host of others, and then a w...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Maryann Sullivan, Credit: Emily Jane Davis
Maryanne Sullivan has teamed up with the Twin Cities Seven to perform some of the highlights of the swing era. Catch the Group at Crooner’s Supper ...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Lady J Griot and the Root Doctors, Credit: Dennis Maddix
Lady J Griot and her Root Doctors not only play the blues, but tell of the connections with African religion, philosophy and folklore. The group pe...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: J.C. Sanford, Credit: Andrea Canter
As the name implies, The Imminent Standards play standards. But of course they put their own twists on the tunes. Catch the Imminent Standards Satu...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
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