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.


772 Pieces

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Caption: GiftedHandz, Credit: Cynthia Abalo
GiftedHandz is a Minneapolis group of young people who have come up playing multiples styles in church settings. The group performs Friday night at...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Timothy De Prey, Credit: Paul Nixdorf
MacPhail Center for music has a program called the Spotlight Program, which encourages its teachers to create musical programs. That’s what stimula...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Kathleen Johnson, Credit: John Botkin
Kathleen Johnson and members of the Historical Soul Tight Committee have long-term affection for Stevie Wonder. They are finally presenting an even...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2024
  • Length: 07:57
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Group is Traiveon and Candi, featuring Jackson Hurst and Mayyadda. The group’s music has a pop sound, but the songs deal with some serious pers...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The February 17th – 18th weekend brings the annual battle of Jug Bands to 2 Minneapolis venues. Saturday February 17 from 3 till 7 at Palmer’s Bar ...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Corky Siegel and Randy Sabien, Credit: Holly Siegel
Corky Siegel has been entertaining audiences with the blues for over half a century. For many of those years, Corky has performed with Saint Paul v...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Robert Lehmann, Credit: Robert Lehmann
The annual Cedar Commissions show, funded by the Jerome Foundation, and staged next Friday and Saturday at the Cedar Cultural Center, presents bold...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Billy McLaughlin, Michael Monroe and John McAndrew assemblage , Credit: Deb Monroe
Singer – songwriter Michael Monroe has sought a simple life, and that’s why he lived a long time in the area of Grand Marais, MN. His songs relate ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Josh Rosard, Credit: Jen Bischoff
January 31 through February 4 are the dates for Klezmer On Ice, a Twin Cities Celebration of Klezmer music and Jewish Culture. The event includes k...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Scott Mateo Davies, Credit: Janice Jahn
Mateo’s Rogue Tango has been playing since 2010 or 2011, and it’s leader, Scott Mateo Davies goes back further than that with Twin Cities Tango. Th...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Other Country Ensemble, Credit: Laurie Patton
Other Country Ensemble hosts World Music Mondays at the Eagles in Minneapolis every fourth Monday of every month at 7:30pm. At these shows, Other C...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Alex Meffert Quartet plays this Saturday night, January 20, at jazz Central in Minneapolis. When preparing for a performance, there are many co...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Rabeca photo, Credit: Marla Klein
Rabeca formed to play at a cabaret in 2019. Group members enjoyed the experience and decided to form a group. Though keeping a group together was n...

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
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Caption: Tonya Hughes and Larry Long by Tony Nelson, Credit: Tony Nelson
Larry Long hosts a new edition of the American Roots Revue, Friday January 13 at the Dakota in Minneapolis, with shows at 6:30 and 8:30pm. The show...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ben Cook-Feltz, Credit: Bob Suh
Ben Cook-Feltz Used to Get his band inside whatever studio, and then bang out a CD. But on Trucks, he tried a whole new approach. The process took ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mother Banjo, Credit: Anna Kostochko
Mother Banjo’s new lp is actually a reissue of gospel lp, called The Devil Hasn’t Won. Mother Banjo, a.k.a. Ellen Stanley performs at Icehouse in M...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tim Sparks Cd Cover by Manfred Pollert, Credit: Manfred Pollert
The stylistic range of guitarist Tim Sparks is as broad as any, and he does it again on his new CD. The project is called Lost and Found, whose tit...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Rat Pack New Year's Eve Art, Credit: Brian Pierce
The Rat Pack was what everybody called a bunch of show biz buddies who like to combine getting together for fun, with putting on a show. The core o...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Kavey Kaviraj by Erin Rodriguez-Sosa, Credit: Erin Rodriguez-Sosa
Pianist Kavey Kaviraj composes music that combines the East Indian forms of his childhood with Jazz. Kavy’s quintet presents some of Kavey’s catalo...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Peter K Grivna Quartet, Credit: assemblage by David Graf
Drummer Peter Kogan features a different group every third Thursday of the month at the Metronome Brewery in Saint Paul. This Thursday at 7, it’s t...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 08:00