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

The Replacements at Midway: Don't ask why

No, it's not all original members. Yes, it's about making money. Despite the negatives around Saturday's hometown reunion, the Replacements shows have so far been overwhelmingly positive.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 03:02 PM

Timeline: Road to the Replacements reunion

July 4, 1991: The band’s original run ends with an unceremonious final gig at Taste of Chicago.Sept. 23, 2007: Frontman...

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 09:30 PM

Meet the Replacements past, present and possible

A rundown of the band’s past, present and possible members.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 01:59 PM

Pearl Jam: Fall's most anticipated concert

Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam have kept local fans waiting.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 11:06 AM

Dayna Frank: First Avenue's rising star

Dayna Frank took over Minneapolis’ legendary nightclub from her father under duress and has expanded it into bold new turf.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 02:51 PM

Wildest mix yet for State Fair's MN Music On-a-Stick set

Saturday’s third annual grandstand concert kicked off with twangers the Cactus Blossoms and ended with rappers Brother Ali and Doomtree.

Updated: August 31, 2014, - 08:25 AM

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 29, 2014, - 05:56 AM

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

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

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