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 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

Poliça talks past and future at Coachella

April's Coachella fest provided a good vantage point on the Minneapolis band’s worldwide ride.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 09:06 AM

Marijuana Deathsquads come into the light

The freaky experimental music group returns home from its Poliça tour almost looking like a real band.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 08:59 AM

Local notes: Fathom Lane's 'Perfect' match

Michael Ferrier found the right singing partner but perhaps the wrong time to cover Lou Reed in his elegant and eerie folk-pop group.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 08:56 AM

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