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

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

Rock spotlight: Nine Inch Nails

After hitting the festival circuit in a big way this summer, Trent Reznor and his continually shape-shifting grrr-rock lineup come to St. Paul to kick off a proper tour behind their new album.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 03:25 PM

Har Mar Superstar comes home a soul man

As the mayor proclaims Friday his day in Minneapolis, Sean Tillmann convincingly lays claim to a classic sound.

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 04:06 PM

Fall's hot concerts: Kanye West, Jay Z, Gary Clark Jr., Nine Inch Nails

The two biggest names/egos in hip-hop stunned Twin Cities fans — and tested their pocket books — by announcing their individual November dates less than an hour apart a week ago. Plus other fall concerts.

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 08:53 AM

Pop music spotlight: Iron & Wine

If you expect next week’s Iron & Wine concert to be an intimate, soft, solitary-folkie sort of affair, as it was with early albums, then you clearly haven’t been keeping up.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 03:14 PM

Silver Dome Ballroom: Best little roadhouse in Wisconsin

A jewel in farm country, the Silver Dome Ballroom once played host to Count Basie, Bob Wills and Johnny Cash. A Minneapolis lawyer has saved it for a new generation.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 03:15 PM

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