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

Doomtree announces one final, 8-day Blowout

The seemingly unstoppable Twin Cities hip-hop collective — whose members include local music stars Dessa, Sims and P.O.S. — announced Tuesday that it is putting an end to its year-end performance marathon after this year’s 10th annual installment.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 03:30 PM

June: Welcome back, Doomtree's P.O.S.

After months of recovery from a kidney transplant, P.O.S. believes he’s finally able to do what he does best. He returns this weekend with Doomtree and will be busy making myriad music soon.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 03:28 PM

Tucson for the extended family

An extended family warms up to this Arizona getaway, with help from an affordable rental house, golf courses, a spa and saguaro-filled deserts.

Updated: September 29, 2014, - 03:51 PM

Soundcheck: Now entering the Suburbs

The beloved ’80s band rattles on with guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker in tow while co-founder Beej Chaney is on leave.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 07:39 PM

Local music notes: Flashback to Lollapalooza '91

Grumpy’s Downtown hosts a six-band tribute Saturday to the first caravan du alt-rock.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 02:54 PM

André Benjamin makes Hendrix biopic a worthy experience

REVIEW: The rap star also known as André 3000 is spot-on as the late rock legend in an otherwise spotty new biopic.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 02:46 PM

Long-delayed 400 Bar is evicted from Mall of America

An eviction notice went up Tuesday on the door of the 4th floor-location in the mall where the legendary bar was expected to open this summer. Mall executives put out a statement that suggested the bar’s owners encountered financing difficulties.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 08:54 PM

Festival Palomino out of the gate running

Saturday’s rootsy event at Canterbury Park organized and headlined by Trampled by Turtles defied the rainy day.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 06:49 AM

Lizzo and Caroline Smith: Let 'em say it together

Local rapper Lizzo and R&B singer Caroline Smith explain their First Ave shows and funny friendship.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 11:20 PM

Local music notes: Radio K turns 21

Radio K can booze it up all it wants now. The University of Minnesota’s intoxicating radio station (770 AM, 100.7 or 104.5 FM) will hit the streets to celebrate its 21st anniversary this week.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 05:09 PM

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