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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The Good The Bad and The Funky has been around a quarter of a century. Layne Bender of the Good the Bad and the Funky talked about the group recent...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Lila Ammons , Credit: Andrea Canter
Lila Ammons performs Saturday night April first and second at the Umbraa in Minneapolis. Twin Cities music fans know Lila Ammons for her renditions...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jennifer Grimm, Credit: Nathan Nelson
This Sunday night, Jennifer Grimm sings Judy Garland, 7PM at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater. Jennifer told Phil Nusbaum that she has always identifi...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Maddie Thies, Credit: Darin Kamnetz
Maddie Thies was born in Minnesota but spent many years in Seoul, South Korea. She’s been back for a long time, but one outcome of her travels is f...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: American Roots Review , Credit: Raquel Mendez
The American Roots Revue next performance at…..Larry Long told Phil Nusbaum that The American Roots Revue grew from a project done with J.D. Steele...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
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The Will Kjeer Quintet plays at KJ’s Hideaway in Saint Paul this Saturday Night March 19 starting at 9:30PM. It is a modern Jazz group, and include...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Aida Shahghasemi composes Multi-Layered Songs, and she is proving that you don’t have to understand Pharisee to enjoy her work. She plays and sings...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2022
  • Length: 08:01
Caption: Craig Clark, Credit: Neil Schloner
Craig Clark, originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, leads his blues band into KJs Hideaway in Saint Paul this Friday night March 11. Craig’s ban...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ginger Commodore, Credit: Tom Wallace
Ginger and Bobby Commodore’s birthdays are celebrated a calendar week apart. So the couple’s birthday celebration at the Dakota promises to be a re...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Robb Henry, Credit: Paul Lundgren
Veteran Twin Cities guitarist Robb Henry used the time during the Covid pandemic to both dig into his archives and create some new lines. The resul...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
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Barbaro and Sprig of That are two bands from Minneapolis with completely different progressive bluegrass missions. They share the Icehouse stage Fr...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Patty Peterson, Credit: Jennifer Bong
Ricky, Linda, Paul and Patty, members of Minnesota’s Peterson jazz family provide a scholarship to study jazz performance at the University of Minn...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Robert Lehman, Credit: Robert Lehman
The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis and the Jerome Foundation partner each year to present the Cedar Commission, two nights of performances fe...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Diane Jarvi and Dan Newton, Credit: Nick Lethert
Diane Jarvi can sing in nineteen languages, and she is featured in the Café Accordion show in the Valentine’s Day season, Thursday February 17 at C...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ryan Garmoe, Credit: Tyler Hendershot
The Ryan Garmoe Quartet plays at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis, Friday Night February 11 at 8PM. The group features Ryan’s fresh composing vo...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Davina of Davina and the Vagabonds, Credit: Davina Sowers
Davina and the Vagabonds, based in Minneapolis, is one of the midwest’s best known touring bands. The group plays the Dakota in Minneapolis Friday ...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Michael Bland of Urban Classic, Credit: Daniel Corrigan
When Urban Classic plays, the accent is on love songs from back in the day. So says Michael Bland of Urban Classic, which plays Crooner’s Tuesday F...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Chris Castino by David Jackson, Credit: David Jackson
Chris Castino is one of those rare musicians who thrives in multiple styles. In his case, the styles are rock and bluegrass. Chris leads Chicken Wi...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Diane Jarvi, Credit: Nick Lethert
Diane Jarvi’s New CD, This Ordinary Day was done at her home during an early stage of the Covid pandemic. Spending a lot of time alone caused Diane...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2022
  • Length: 08:00