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

Pop spotlight: Reverend Horton Heat

With a new label and a familiar old sound, Dallas’ beloved psychobilly trio is due a comeback-like buzz in 2014 with its first new album in four years.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 11:22 AM

Local music: A good day for Sonny Knight

One of the Twin Cities’ “lost” soul men looks ahead with a hot new backing band, the Lakers.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 03:53 PM

Catching up on Run Westy Run

The band of brothers ran amok in the late-’80s Twin Cities rock scene, but hasn’t been heard from since 1998.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 06:28 PM

Lights out at the Artists' Quarter

There’s talk of St. Paul’s Artists’ Quarter living on, but the musician who ran the jazz club for three decades is calling this week its finale.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 11:04 AM

TCCT 2013 ballots: How each critic voted

Here's a look at who voted for whom in our annual Twin Cities Critics' Tally.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 04:37 PM

Twin Cities Critics Tally 2013: Lizzo's bang-up year

It was a ladies-first year in our 12th annual poll of the best local albums, with the Chalice rapper’s solo...

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 01:11 PM

Twin Cities Critics Tally 2013: Lizzo's bang-up year

It was a ladies-first year in our 12th annual poll of the best local albums, with Chalice rapper Lizzo's solo debut coming in at No. 1 just above Low, Caroline Smith and Poliça.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 11:02 AM

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

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