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

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

Cults find a way through the 'Static'

Indie-pop duo is no longer a couple, yet it’s a stronger band than ever.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 08:43 PM

Chappelle goes into OT for Twin Cities fans

They weren’t kidding about pancakes being served at Saturday’s late-night basketball game with comic Dave Chappelle at Target Center. In...

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 10:13 AM

Chappelle holds royal court at Target Center

The comic wrapped up a week of stand-up gigs by shooting hoops with some Minnesota Timberwolves players and fans.

Updated: November 17, 2013, - 01:28 PM

Bluesman Gary Clark Jr., here at last

He has jammed with the Stones and Clapton and made fans out of Obama and Jay Z. About time he...

Updated: November 17, 2013, - 09:38 AM

Local music notes: Pennyroyal, BNLX, Ecid release parties

He produced the new one by Angie Oase’s band and has a fresh compilation by his own group, too.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 10:05 PM

Sound Unseen fest kicks off Wednesday in St. Paul

Movies on the National, Charlie Parr and Grant Hart top the 14th annual film fest for music lovers.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 12:58 PM

Skrillex returns to Earth at First Ave, lasers and all

REVIEW: The electronic music star played a rare club gig that was only small in his mind.

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 12:15 PM

Our love/hate relationship with Kanye West

Being a fan of Kanye West must be what it’s like rooting for the New York Yankees: You love him...

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

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