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

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

Ex-Black Flag members rising above the fray

Defying lawsuits, L.A. punk hero Keith Morris stakes a claim to the Black Flag legacy on a tour with other former members.

Updated: September 08, 2013, - 08:29 AM

The Blind Shake keeps on ticking

They have a new record deal, no bassist and two brothers who get along. Go figure.

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 03:21 PM

Wait is over for Mumford & Sons

Review: The British folk rockers got off to a fast start at a sold-out Xcel Energy Center but were at their best in softest, quietest moments.

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 06:09 AM

Macklemore keeps it light during storm-shortened State Fair show

REVIEW: The Seattle-area rapper kept things playful during a set that was cut short because of lightning Saturday night at the Minnesota State Fair grandstand.

Updated: September 01, 2013, - 05:20 PM

Minnesota music makes a grand stand at the fair

REVIEW: Friday’s all-local lineup drew an impressive 8,800 fans dancing to a wide range of sounds, from P.O.S.' electronic rap...

Updated: September 01, 2013, - 09:28 AM

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