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

Rock the Garden 2014: It's a double date for the music fest

Minneapolis’ hippest music fest, Rock the Garden expands to two days with dual headliners De La Soul and Spoon.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 05:41 AM

Rock the Garden 2014: Spoon is back off the shelf

The Texas band’s three-year hiatus allowed drummer Jim Eno time to work with some Twin Cities favorites.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 02:51 PM

Don't blink: GBV just dropped two more albums

The indie-rock heroes are back on the road and pumping out albums, just as they did in the old days.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 02:47 PM

RTG 2014: When GBV took Spoon under its wing

Rock the Garden 2014 offers a reunion of sorts for the two bands finishing off Sunday’s lineup, Spoon and Guided by Voices.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 02:46 PM

Soundcheck: Prairie Fire Lady Choir

From covering Prince and Metallica to creating new original songs, the Prairie Fire Lady Choir has found its voice.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 12:03 PM

Soundcheck video profile: Toki Wright & Big Cats

Oft-mingling rapper Toki Wright has finally found a steady partner in Spencer “Big Cats” Wirth-Davis.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 08:45 AM

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

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