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

Backstreet Boys show why they're back

REVIEW: The ’90s boy band returned to Xcel Energy Center with all five original members and all its vocal skills of old.

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

Alpha Consumer: Oh, those guys

Made up of familiar Twin Cities musicians, Alpha Consumer enters unfamiliar territory on its wild new album, “Meat.”

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 10:07 PM

Conor Oberst and Dawes balance their acts

REVIEW: Going three hours to kick off a two-night stand, the pair of First Avenue regulars played to each other’s strengths.

Updated: June 02, 2014, - 11:45 AM

Local music notes: Girl Germs infecting First Ave

Also: Goodbye for now to the Turf Club, which temporarily closes Saturday with Mayda's release party.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 02:54 PM

Soundset recap: Music festival sets the records straight

The all-day hip-hop festival Canterbury Park’s grounds in Shakopee did not sag under the weight of its biggest crowd ever.

Updated: May 26, 2014, - 09:56 PM

Hip-hop Soundset fest at Canterbury shows it's all grown up

Sold out for the first time ever, the 10-hour hip-hop marathon brought 30,000 people to Canterbury Park, even including the rap star busted in Texas overnight.

Updated: May 26, 2014, - 07:34 AM

Summer concert guide

If you build them, the concerts will come. Each of the stadiums in the Twin Cities area is expected to host a big music gig this season -- plus plenty of hot names indoors, too. Let’s see who hits it out of the park.

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 08:17 PM

Pop/rock spotlight: Girl Germs tribute to women in rock

What started as a Radio K student show and evolved into a music blog could now be First Ave’s next great annual tribute concert.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 02:47 PM

Sunday's Soundset rises to the top of Twin Cities concert scene

For at least two years running, Soundset has been the king of the Twin Cities’ outdoor summer fests. Here's how two indie companies joined forces to make it happen.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 10:42 AM

2008 interview: Untitled but not undone for Nas

Nas backed down on the controversial title of his new album, but the rapper is standing by its messages on tour.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 02:49 PM

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