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

Fall Out Boy, Paramore offer refreshing change at State Fair

Review: The ultra-peppy pop/rock bands blended old and new hits at fair.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 12:15 AM

Louris-led Jayhawks still have fans smiling

Some devotees actually favor the music beginning with 1997’s “Sound of Lies” album.

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 09:38 PM

Jayhawks co-leaders in disharmony again

As his old band, now led by Gary Louris, carries on again without him, former Jayhawks co-frontman Mark Olson talks about the issues that led to their rupture.

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 09:37 PM

Jared Leto outshines Linkin Park at Minnesota State Fair

Review: The rap-metal vets headlined Tuesday’s grandstand concert, but it’s hard to compete with a messiah-like actor.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 08:55 AM

Minnesota's highwaymen: 6 days on road with Trampled by Turtles

Payless gigs, cramped quarters, Tiny Desk Concerts and giant festivals. Trampled by Turtles gives us an intoxicating taste of the summer tour life.

Updated: August 24, 2014, - 06:01 AM

Minnesota's highwaymen: Six days on the road with Trampled by Turtles

Payless gigs, cramped quarters, Tiny Desk Concerts and giant festivals. Trampled by Turtles gives us an intoxicating taste of the...

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 09:58 PM

Katy Perry dazzles with an over-the-top rainbow party

REVIEW: The pop star upped her production, if not her reputation, at Friday night's Target Center show.

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 07:42 AM

Kiss' Gene Simmons, not so mean

Kiss' tongue-wagging co-founder sounded un-demonic talking about the Rock Hall of Fame, Ace Frehley and the band's 1974 Minnesota debut. The band plays next weekend with Def Leppard at Target Center.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 03:14 AM

Lowertown becomes Guitar Town on Saturday

Molly Maher plugs us into the six-string talent that will take the stage Saturday in Mears Park.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 04:26 PM

McCartney fans' common refrain: All we need is Paul

Saturday night's concert at Target Field struck a chord with fans who described Sir Paul as a “constant thread” in their lives.

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 12:37 AM

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