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

Review: Arcade Fire enters a new arena

The Canadian Grammy winners slam-dunked their way into Target Center Saturday night.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 09:20 AM

Rock the Cause, Haley Bonar and Sonny Knight will step out at SXSW

The South by Southwest Music Conference is happening again next week in Austin, Texas — which means there’s a lot of music news this week in the Twin Cities related to the festival.

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

Minneapolis rapper Prof ignites Twitter by picking feud with actor John Stamos

Among the myriad Twitter feuds you might never have imagined, the odd case of mouthy Minneapolis rapper Prof vs. hunky...

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 09:17 PM

Lake Street Dive makes a splash

Ties to “Prairie Home” and the Coen brothers suit the Minneapolitan name of this buzzing Boston-reared quartet.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 11:44 AM

Return of the Kings (of Leon)

After abruptly ending their 2011 tour, the Followill boys are back on the road with Kings of Leon.

Updated: March 02, 2014, - 09:20 AM

Are You Local? 2014: There's a Diet going on

Swaggering frontman Jonathan Tolliver and his soulful garage-rock band are bringing sexy back.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 09:19 AM

Two Twin Cities outdoor music festivals are canceled

The search for the perfect Twin Cities rock festival goes on, with word that Live Nation’s ambitious River’s Edge and First Avenue’s inaugural outdoor fest both are off the table again this summer.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 09:47 AM

Kim Gordon's kool new thing

The indie-rock heroine brings her guitar duo Body/Head to Minneapolis for a museum gig, much like the local debut of...

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 06:16 PM

Messersmith's personal guide to 'Heart Murmurs'

Here’s how Messersmith described the personal connections behind some of the songs on “Heart Murmurs.”“It’s Only Dancing”“The story in that...

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 11:10 AM

'Heart' attack: On the road with Jeremy Messersmith's new album

We caught up with the former wuss-rocker on the road as he launched the biggest album of his career, a collection of love songs that brings him home Friday night.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 11:04 AM

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