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

Minnesota's 'Surfin' Bird' makers are riding another wave

Now retirees, the Trashmen — the Minnesota rockers of early-'60s “Surfin' Bird” fame — continue to pop up in the coolest places, such as First Avenue on Saturday.

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 09:07 AM

Timeline of the Trashmen (1962-2015)

From their formation in 1962 to last year's album with Deke Dickerson, their first in 25 years.

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 02:57 PM

5 reasons why the Twins keep recruiting Kenny Chesney

Yes, once again the Twins have announced Kenny Chesney as their big concert next summer at Target Field. For fans perplexed and/or perturbed by the three-peat choice, here are five reasons why the Twins keep turning to the country superstar to fill their stadium.

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 10:37 AM

Xcel adds New Kids, Motley Crue

Xcel Energy Center added to the ’80s music nostalgia cavalcade Tuesday by announcing concerts with revitalized boy band New Kids...

Updated: January 20, 2015, - 09:59 PM

Out with the old, in with 'best new band' Warey

Poliça's Channy Leaneagh joins other Roma di Luna alumni in Warey, performing in Saturday's annual showcase at First Ave.

Updated: January 16, 2015, - 12:29 PM

Meet First Avenue's other Best New Bands of 2014

Sam Cassidy: Fresh off opening gigs for Ike Reilly and Dry the River, this cabinetmaker-by-day folk-rock newcomer shows traces of...

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 03:13 PM

10 years later, 12 Rods is back

Once declared “America's Radiohead,” the Twin Cities alt-rock outfit is reuniting around a reissue on Justin Vernon's label.

Updated: January 11, 2015, - 09:42 AM

Minneseries Mini-Profile: Flasher, with three ex-Goondas, takes over at the Nomad

After hitting a "dead-end" with their previous band, three of the four former Goondas perform each Thursday in January at the Nomad.

Updated: January 08, 2015, - 02:50 PM

Local music notes: Vieux Carré update, Malamanya warmer, more

If you missed the surprise news last week, the former Artists’ Quarter space in downtown St. Paul reopened under the...

Updated: January 08, 2015, - 01:15 PM

K-TWIN changes to modern Go 96.3 FM rock format

The Pohlad family radio station underwent its third format change in five years on Monday, starting with songs by Robert DeLong and Jack White.

Updated: January 06, 2015, - 08:56 AM

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