Chris Riemenschneider

Columnist/Reporter | Local Music
Phone: 612-673-4658
Chris Riemenschneider has been covering the Twin Cities music scene since 2001, long enough to earn a shout-out from Prince during “Play That Funky Music (White Boy).” The St. Paul native was also a music critic at the Austin American-Statesman for five years.

Recent content from Chris Riemenschneider

Venus de Mars rises again

Last year's tour with Against Me! helped catapult Minneapolis' transgender rock vet out of an audit hole and refocus her 20-year career.

Updated: March 31, 2015, - 03:30 PM

Benjamin Booker's raw power on display at First Ave

The 25-year-old New Orleans rocker played off his band a lot in a loose, lively First Ave debut.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 09:51 PM

Minneseries Mini-Profile: Tyte Jeff, led by Jeff Allen of Plastic Constellations

Ex-Plastic Constellations co-leader Jeff Allen kicks off a month of shows at the Nomad with his older, wearier new band.

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 03:24 PM

A back-to-basics SXSW: The breakout acts, reboots and letdowns of 2015

With less corporate shilling and fewer big names, this year’s Austin megafest served to showcase worthy buzz acts like Courtney...

Updated: March 23, 2015, - 01:15 PM

SXSW gives big props to Minnesota's Rhymesayers at 20

The label behind Atmosphere and Brother Ali was recognized as a pioneer of independent hip-hop.

Updated: March 23, 2015, - 09:25 AM

Young Minnesota music stars graduate to SXSW

A bumper crop of Minnesotans hit Texas this week for the 29th annual South by Southwest Music Conference, the five-day mega-fest that serves as a new-car show for the music industry.

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 09:11 AM

Straight outta Red Lake, Baby Shel heads to SXSW

The Ojibwe rapper has come a long way to win the 2015 Are You Local? contest at First Avenue, which landed him a gig at the Midwest Showcase on March 20 in Austin, Texas.

Updated: March 12, 2015, - 05:57 PM

SXSW Soundcheck: The Blind Shake surf new turf

The beloved guitar blasters head into Are You Local? and SXSW fresh off their surf-rock tour with "Swami" John Reis.

Updated: March 12, 2015, - 05:49 PM

Taggart & Rosewood is more than just one of the Gayng

Twin Cities music notes: Ryan Olson and Zach Coulter team up in the new duo Taggart & Rosewood. Also:...

Updated: March 12, 2015, - 04:49 PM

Mexi-Cali group La Santa Cecilia reaches across borders

The Grammy-winning Los Angeles group sang out for immigration reform on their Grammy-winning 2013 album.

Updated: March 06, 2015, - 05:05 PM

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