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

Macklemore keeps it light during storm-shortened State Fair show

REVIEW: The Seattle-area rapper kept things playful during a set that was cut short because of lightning Saturday night at the Minnesota State Fair grandstand.

Updated: September 01, 2013, - 05:20 PM

Minnesota music makes a grand stand at the fair

REVIEW: Friday’s all-local lineup drew an impressive 8,800 fans dancing to a wide range of sounds, from P.O.S.' electronic rap...

Updated: September 01, 2013, - 09:28 AM

Local music: Josh Grier's basement tapes

The Tapes ’n Tapes frontman suddenly had loads of free time to finish his new recording project, Ginkgo.

Updated: August 29, 2013, - 02:16 PM

Depeche Mode hurts so good at State Fair grandstand

REVIEW: The British synth-pop band’s first local gig since 2001 brought a dark tint to the State Fair grandstand.

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 02:42 PM

Review: Never mind the doubters, here's the Replacements

Sunday’s first of three gigs by the Minneapolis rock legends lived up to expectations, while living down their reputation.

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 02:33 PM

Mpls. rock legends Replacements finally do reunion gig in Toronto

Many hometown fans of the Replacements — who’ve waited 22 years for another showing by Minneapolis’ famously unfamous but highly influential quartet — couldn’t wait another three weeks for the band’s second of three reunion sets, set for Sept. 15 in Chicago.

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 05:43 AM

Can't hardly wait? Here come the Replacements again

What you need to know about Sunday’s long-anticipated reunion of the Replacements.

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 07:01 PM

Cedar Cultural Center's silver realigning

The revived West Bank music haven is gearing up for its 25th with a new booker – who’s only 25 herself.

Updated: August 18, 2013, - 11:13 PM

Facts and favorites from the Cedar's past

4 random Cedar factsIt used to be a movie theater. Opened in 1949, it was showing porn movies when it...

Updated: August 18, 2013, - 11:12 PM

Local music notes: One man's guitar saga

Ex-Lifter Puller member Steve Barone finally got his Schecter back — and has a new band to show for it.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 03:24 PM

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