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

Sean McPherson: Big man on the scene

After years with Heiruspecs and Dessa, bassist Sean McPherson steps out with a solo project sung by and about women.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 04:49 PM

Sean McPherson's big three

As he steps out with his Twinkie Jiggles Orchestra, McPherson looks back on the three gigs that have made him...

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 02:07 PM

Scruffy 400 Bar will be reborn as a splashy Mall of America club

It could host as many as 1,000 fans for concerts — in contrast to the scruffy corner bar that squeezed in fewer than 400 ­people before closing in November 2012 after several years of steadily declining business.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 10:11 PM

Dr. Dog: a band of brotherly love

Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog has built up a cult following on the road over the past decade. One reason might be that they all get along.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 03:51 PM

Roky Erickson's long road back

After 40 years of mistreated metal illness, one of rock’s saddest recluse stories has taken a happy turn toward Minnesota.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 11:38 AM

Prince goes after bootleggers again, to the tune of $22M

Minneapolis’ most famous and litigious superstar has filed a $22 million copyright-infringement suit against 22 accused bootleggers, many of whom were tracked down via Facebook links to bootlegged concert recordings.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 09:18 AM

Minneapolis musicians build buzz on Hum, a new songwriting app

Twin Cities rockers Aaron Shekey and Joe Kuefler hope they’ve created the perfect songwriting app.

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 02:40 PM

The Current parties on in First Ave birthday bashes

REVIEW: Lizzo shined brightest at radio station’s ninth birthday celebration, showcasing eight local acts from the station's playlist.

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 09:16 AM

Meet the rest of First Ave's Best New Bands

The other five acts on the bill with Allan Kingdom include Fury Things, GRRRL PRTY and BB Gun.

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 01:36 PM

First Ave's Best New Bands: He's a Kingdom unto himself

Even with a heavy local buzz and Ryan Olson producing songs for him, Allan Kyariga still feels a bit alienated.

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 04:27 PM

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