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

TCCT 2013: Replacements top live act; Suburbs top song

Did it get any better than seeing the Replacements live in Chicago? We think not.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 10:46 AM

Twin Cities Critics’ Tally: Best local albums of 2012

Our 11th annual Twin Cities Critics’ Tally makes a big statement about what P.O.S.’ art meant in this community. TCCT 2012 also speaks to the ever-deepening pool of young talent in the Minnesota music scene.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 01:33 PM

Local music: Alison Scott's Christmas started last summer

It was about 100 degrees hotter when she recorded her new album “A Soulful Christmas.”

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 12:07 PM

Rock the Garden adds second day in 2014

Organizers hope that expanding the annual music festival at the Walker Art Center will nudge up profits.

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 09:23 PM

At 'Last,' the Breeders return

Ex-Twin Citian Kelley Deal talks about the alt-rock icons’ 20th anniversary reunion tour (but not her sister’s other band).

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 09:22 AM

Review: Drake, Miguel vie for studly bragging rights

Toronto rap star Drake’s postponed Twin Cities debut was high on glitz and schmaltz at Target Center.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 12:03 AM

Frankie Lee and Actual Wolf are ready to roam

Generating some local heat wasn’t quite enough to keep twangy tunesmiths Frankie Lee and Eric Pollard in Minnesota. Also, news from the Cedar, Prof, Doomtree and more.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 10:56 AM

Jay Z retains the throne in St. Paul

REVIEW: Clearly not needing the money, the Brooklyn hip-hop mogul earned back respect and a fresh spark in his long-awaited Twin Cities return Saturday.

Updated: December 02, 2013, - 06:03 PM

Rating Jay Z before he hits the X

Nine years have passed since the rap icon played the Twin Cities. So what else has he been up to?

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 12:55 PM

With or without the Replacements, tribute goes on

There are lots of reasons to celebrate Friday night’s sixth annual hootenanny, even if the ’Mats themselves are mum.

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 09:46 AM

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