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Twin Cities Weekend

Series produced by KBEM

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5-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-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.


242 Pieces

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Caption: Orkestar Bez Ime, Credit: Stefan Iwaskewycz
The name of the Bulgarian Spring Celebration is Martinitsa. In our town, the celebration brings together the local Bulgarian performing groups for ...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Bryan Nichols, Credit: Benny Marino
Tuesday night Feb 27at 9:30 is trio night at the Ice house in Minneapolis. First it’s the trio led by bassist James Buckley, and then Pianist Brya...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Erin Schwab, Credit: Dan Braake
Erin Schwab has been singing to the accompaniments of pianist Jay Fuchs for a long time. Their performances grab audiences through the combination ...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Cassandra Cole, Credit: Drew Jonell
Cassandra Cole is a local songwriter who writes pop songs reflecting sometimes hard realities. And her songs are the center of attention in her sin...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Cody Steinmann, Credit: Kyndal Johnson
Cody Steinmann leads the Sightless Quartet. It’s a jazz group that that is open to influence by other contemporary genres, such as pop and metal. C...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Silverback Trio, Credit: Sara Horishnyk
With its strong emphasis on improvisation, the Silverback Trio of Minneapolis does “outside” well. But it also plays with a strong group feeling. Y...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
We know Judy Vinar as a singer’s singer, a voice that likes to take risks. Her Valentine’s Day show at the Capri in Minneapolis, Feb 10 at 7 and Fe...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Cedar Commissions poster, Credit: photos by Anna Schultz; design by Alana Horton
One of the most unique and, cutting edge musical shows of the year, the Cedar Commissions, is coming to the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. T...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Pushing Chain, Credit: Grant Frashier
Pushing Chain is the duet of Adam Moe and Boyd Blomberg. They’re on stage a lot, they drive a lot, they write their own songs and put the Pushing C...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Skruffians, Credit: Dick Parker
The Skruffians is a group of experienced Twin Cities players that combine Jamaican reggae and ska with jazz chops. Creating musical surprises is th...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Delphia Cello Quartet, Credit: Kate WIlson
Most music listeners are unaware of cello quartets such as the Delphia Cello Quartet. But to a cellist, its’ the most normal thing in the world. Th...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
With its strong emphasis on improvisation, the Silverback Trio of Minneapolis does “outside” well. But it also plays with a strong group feeling. Y...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Doug Otto and Hurricane Harold, Credit: Jake Jacobson
Doug Otto and Hurricane Harold have a duet featuring voice with harmonica and guitar. They play traditional blues and and Otto’s original songs tha...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: River City Jazz Orchestra, Credit: Marlene Kryder
The River City Jazz Orchestra sports 17 pieces. The number of pieces gives the group the ability to play in many moods, revisit old songs in surpri...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: American Roots Review poster, Credit: Angela Livieri
Larry Long of Minneapolis has travelled the world singing about hard working people. Larry also creates performances of the American Roots Revue, w...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Aja Parham, Credit: Rebecca McDonald
Minneapolis singer Aja Parham has done a lot for her young age. She’s sung classical music, pop styles, and jazz. You can listen to Aja and her gr...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sarah Morris, Credit: Corina Bernstein
Kinda country, kinda jazzy, and certainly Americana. Sarah Morris and the Sometimes Guys. Regardless of which genre label you give it, the sound is...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Rose Lewis, Credit: Rose Lewis
Rose Lewis was a member first of an award winning Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music. She went on to perform with major artists such as Bo...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tony Rook Band, Credit: Dan Iverson
The Tony Rook Band is a bluegrass group with players of broad experiences in the music. You can catch the Mankato-based group at the Aster Café in...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Rio Nido, Credit: David Sherman
The vocal jazz group Rio Nido started exciting audiences in the Twin Cities and elsewhere in 1972.The group sang classic jazz and vocalese, but aft...

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