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

CDs take back seat to vinyl, tapes on Record Store Day

With the 10th annual Record Store Day taking over indie shops nationwide Saturday, retro modes of music have won favor with younger, hipper fans — at least the ones who still bother to buy music instead of just streaming it off the web.

Updated: April 18, 2015, - 01:19 PM

Exclusives, live music on deck for Record Store Day

Twin Cities record shops expect music fans to flock to their stores Saturday for Record Store Day 2015. Here's a rundown of the offerings around town, with many stores saving merchandise for the big day and featuring live music, food and drinks.

Updated: April 18, 2015, - 08:38 AM

Riemenschneider's top 10 Record Store Day release picks

Highlights among the 400-plus limited-edition items headed to record stores for Saturday's big shopping day.

Updated: April 16, 2015, - 02:10 PM

Current's Lucia: Man in stalking case 'unstable and delusional'

In July, she filed for a restraining order against a 45-year-old Eden Prairie man. The radio station sent him a cease-and-desist letter; still, his advances continued.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 10:39 AM

Father John Misty talks love and happy hubris

Father John Misty’s grandiose new album is largely about falling in love and getting married and all the weird and wonderful moments that go with that.

Updated: April 02, 2015, - 02:24 PM

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

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