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

Twin Cities Critics Tally 2014: Jeremy Messersmith's love affair

Jeremy Messersmith's thematic fourth record is No. 1 in our local music critics' poll, which also favored Haley Bonar, Sonny Knight and some kids a third Knight's age.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 01:34 PM

Lizzo: Rising hip-hop star, terrific hugger

When Time magazine named Lizzo one of its “14 artists to watch in 2014” a year ago, nobody could have...

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 10:39 AM

A year in Twin Cities music: 14 reasons to remember 2014

The bear hug seen round the world, the love-in at Midway and other highlights and low points of Twin Cities music.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 11:10 AM

10 best concerts, albums of 2014

Our critics agreed on vets Paul McCartney and St. Vincent and newcomers FKA Twigs and Sturgill Simpson.

Updated: December 22, 2014, - 02:04 PM

Surly's dream team, the new kings of beer

A first-generation American and a death-metal guitarist changed the landscape for Minnesota beermakers. Now they have a $30 million “destination brewery.”

Updated: December 14, 2014, - 06:18 AM

Minneapolis nabs juvenile justice assistance

Minneapolis has been selected to get extra help on its juvenile justice efforts from the National League of Cities.The organization...

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 07:25 PM

PaviElle French won't back down

After making a name for herself as a soul singer, the St. Paul native is ready to tell her story in a one-woman show.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 05:41 PM

Target Center announces its mystery guest: Billy Joel

The piano man played the arena soon after it opened in 1990 and is playing there again ahead of renovations, even though he has sworn off touring.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 03:49 PM

In concert, Sturgill Simpson's 'Metamodern' country sounds timeless

Music review: Rising twang star Sturgill Simpson made good on his promising sophomore album at the Fine Line.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 12:07 PM

Curtiss A grades John Lennon's song catalog

How love, loss and clichés shape his personal outlook on the Beatles songs he sings every year at the Lennon tribute show.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 10:10 AM

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