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

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

Your friendly neighborhood extreme-metal band: After the Burial

One of the hardest-thrashing (and working) bands in town is a surprise entry in Saturday’s Pizza Lucé Block Party.

Updated: August 08, 2013, - 10:17 PM

Doubling down on the Summer Set Festival

For its second go-round, the Wisconsin groove fest is planning an even bigger dance party.

Updated: August 08, 2013, - 04:17 PM

The National shines bright on its big night out

Fresh off Lollapalooza, the brooding, Ohio-bred quintet met the challenges of playing its mellow new album in the Twin Cities’...

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 01:13 AM

Vampire Weekend not ‘Modern’ enough

REVIEW: The NYC indie-rockers were high-energy but short on length and new songs in a rare non-festival gig Monday.

Updated: August 06, 2013, - 09:50 AM

Postal Service delivers again, 10 years later

REVIEW: The short-lived electro-pop duo with indie star Ben Gibbard hit St. Paul in its unlikely reunion run.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 09:50 AM

Brian Moen on Shouting Matches, Peter Wolf Crier

The drummer behind Justin Vernon’s latest band is also back with his other groups this month.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 05:50 PM

Postal Service, Killers, National part of Lollapalooza spillover

Five hot rock acts hit the Twin Cities via Chicago, thanks to the big fest.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 04:23 PM

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