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

Soundcheck: Prairie Fire Lady Choir

From covering Prince and Metallica to creating new original songs, the Prairie Fire Lady Choir has found its voice.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 12:03 PM

Soundcheck video profile: Toki Wright & Big Cats

Oft-mingling rapper Toki Wright has finally found a steady partner in Spencer “Big Cats” Wirth-Davis.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 08:45 AM

Backstreet Boys show why they're back

REVIEW: The ’90s boy band returned to Xcel Energy Center with all five original members and all its vocal skills of old.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 01:59 PM

Alpha Consumer: Oh, those guys

Made up of familiar Twin Cities musicians, Alpha Consumer enters unfamiliar territory on its wild new album, “Meat.”

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 10:07 PM

Conor Oberst and Dawes balance their acts

REVIEW: Going three hours to kick off a two-night stand, the pair of First Avenue regulars played to each other’s strengths.

Updated: June 02, 2014, - 11:45 AM

Local music notes: Girl Germs infecting First Ave

Also: Goodbye for now to the Turf Club, which temporarily closes Saturday with Mayda's release party.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 02:54 PM

Soundset recap: Music festival sets the records straight

The all-day hip-hop festival Canterbury Park’s grounds in Shakopee did not sag under the weight of its biggest crowd ever.

Updated: May 26, 2014, - 09:56 PM

Hip-hop Soundset fest at Canterbury shows it's all grown up

Sold out for the first time ever, the 10-hour hip-hop marathon brought 30,000 people to Canterbury Park, even including the rap star busted in Texas overnight.

Updated: May 26, 2014, - 07:34 AM

Summer concert guide

If you build them, the concerts will come. Each of the stadiums in the Twin Cities area is expected to host a big music gig this season -- plus plenty of hot names indoors, too. Let’s see who hits it out of the park.

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 08:17 PM

Pop/rock spotlight: Girl Germs tribute to women in rock

What started as a Radio K student show and evolved into a music blog could now be First Ave’s next great annual tribute concert.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 02:47 PM

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