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

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

Soundset recap: Music festival sets the records straight

The all-day hip-hop festival Canterbury Park’s grounds in Shakopee did not sag under the weight of its biggest crowd ever.

Updated: May 26, 2014, - 09:56 PM

Hip-hop Soundset fest at Canterbury shows it's all grown up

Sold out for the first time ever, the 10-hour hip-hop marathon brought 30,000 people to Canterbury Park, even including the rap star busted in Texas overnight.

Updated: May 26, 2014, - 07:34 AM

Summer concert guide

If you build them, the concerts will come. Each of the stadiums in the Twin Cities area is expected to host a big music gig this season -- plus plenty of hot names indoors, too. Let’s see who hits it out of the park.

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 08:17 PM

Pop/rock spotlight: Girl Germs tribute to women in rock

What started as a Radio K student show and evolved into a music blog could now be First Ave’s next great annual tribute concert.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 02:47 PM

Sunday's Soundset rises to the top of Twin Cities concert scene

For at least two years running, Soundset has been the king of the Twin Cities’ outdoor summer fests. Here's how two indie companies joined forces to make it happen.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 10:42 AM

2008 interview: Untitled but not undone for Nas

Nas backed down on the controversial title of his new album, but the rapper is standing by its messages on tour.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 02:49 PM

Haim savors its first time at First Avenue

The band of sisters messed up once in their Minneapolis debut, and it only added to the excited fun.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 10:18 AM

Sister band Haim finally lands in Minneapolis

The band of sisters finally lands in Minneapolis after a long buildup involving musical parents, Nickelodeon and Jay Z.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 03:24 PM

Soundcheck debut: Two Harbors' double Brit-rock fantasy

Two Harbors leader Chris Pavlich dreamed big with an Abbey Road session and a famed album-cover artist. “We play what we like to hear,” Chris Pavlich said. “If people think it sounds like Oasis, I’m totally fine with that.”

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 09:52 PM

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