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

Roots, Rock & Deep Blues: Minneapolis' little fest that could

Saturday’s Roots, Rock & Deep Blues will feature 10 hours of cool bands including the Meat Puppets.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 10:12 AM

Alice Cooper's Minnesota memories

Rock’s original horror man remembers playing golf here with John Denver – and other shocking bits.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 08:34 AM

Bob Dylan returns to Duluth with all-star cast

Minnesota’s enduring music icon played Bayfront Park with Wilco on his way to St. Paul show on Wednesday.

Updated: July 10, 2013, - 11:48 AM

Pop music spotlight: Bob Dylan

Dylan hasn’t shown any sign of wanting to wrap up his never-ending tour, but he has displayed a penchant for keeping it interesting.

Updated: July 07, 2013, - 03:11 PM

Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile put on perfectly summery sets

REVIEW: Saturday’s four-band mini-fest brought a Basilica-like vibe to the refurbished amphitheater in Somerset, Wis.

Updated: June 30, 2013, - 06:45 PM

Best Minnesota albums of the year (so far)

Our annual semiannual list has plenty to tide over Minnesota music lovers until year's end.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 06:08 PM

10 best outdoor music venues near the Twin Cities

Here are our picks for the 10 best outdoor music venues in or near the Twin Cities, from Big Top Chautauqua to the zoo's lil' ol' amphitheater.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 03:18 PM

Music spotlight: Social Distortion

With its high-revving garage-rock sound and Southern Californian low-rider aesthetic, Social Distortion is the rare First Avenue mainstay that’s also well-suited to the biker clientele frequently seen hanging out in the lot used for Cabooze Plaza concerts.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 02:53 PM

Doomtree grills Dessa

Dessa has heard just about every question local music journalists could throw at her in recent years. We thought we’d...

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 09:16 AM

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