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

Singer Neko Case comes in off the farm

Battling back from personal losses, the beloved indie-twang singer returns to the Twin Cities for a multi-night stay this week.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 09:44 AM

Obituary: Jan Kuehnemund - St. Paul rocker led Vixen to MTV

Kuehnemund, a guitarist who blazed the way for women in rock amid rampant sexism during the 1980s hair-metal days, died of cancer Thursday.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 05:44 PM

A union of Twin Cities rock clubs: First Avenue to buy Turf Club

The pending sale will bring St. Paul’s most beloved rock venue under the growing wing of Minneapolis’ legendary club. First Avenue staff has regularly booked concerts at the Turf for several years.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 11:03 PM

'Muscle Shoals' rock doc deserves respect

REVIEW: “Muscle Shoals” documents the unlikely music mecca that hosted Aretha, the Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 01:23 PM

Local music notes: Tired Eyes wakes up

One of the few things to ever make Twin Citians jealous they’re not in Duluth over the winter, Ol’ Yeller...

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 04:51 PM

Oct. 10: Skyway Theatre is reborn as a music venue

The cineplex in downtown Minneapolis has been recast as a music venue, with help from Live Nation – and the dance nation.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 03:05 PM

Blue note from St. Paul: Artists' Quarter to close at end of year

St. Paul’s longest-lived downtown nightclub and a mainstay for jazz purists three decades running, the Artists’ Quarter will shut its doors for good at the end of 2013.

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 09:46 PM

Andrew Broder's Cloak Ox makes good on its hype

The Cloak Ox has hauled out a new full-length album that has no chance of getting nixed off my year-end list of best records.

Updated: October 03, 2013, - 03:55 PM

Caroline Smith shows her other 'Half'

After making her name as a sweet-singing folk-rocker, Caroline Smith has put her band the Good Night Sleeps to bed and roused a sexy new R&B sound.

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 08:25 AM

Over the edge at Niagara Falls

Ontario’s view of Niagara Falls is powerful enough to wash away travel woes and tourist kitsch.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 04:37 PM

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