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

Rap's new throwback to the future

St. Paul rapper Dem Atlas, 21, has a classic sound and an artistic mind that made him Rhymesayers’ bright new hope.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 02:15 PM

7 weeks, 170+ songs, one humble location for Low's Duluth series

Duluth’s celebrated indie-rock trio Low is killing off the dead of winter with an ambitious hometown spin through its entire 20-year discography.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 11:39 AM

Neutral Milk Hotel reopened at First Avenue

REVIEW: The influential indie-folk band played its first of two sold-out First Ave sets after a 15-year hiatus.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 08:39 AM

Ex-Trucker Jason Isbell floors them at First Ave

REVIEW: The Alabama twang-rocker treated the sold-out crowd to most of his acclaimed 2013 album “Southeastern.”

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 10:52 PM

Sean McPherson: Big man on the scene

After years with Heiruspecs and Dessa, bassist Sean McPherson steps out with a solo project sung by and about women.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 04:49 PM

Sean McPherson's big three

As he steps out with his Twinkie Jiggles Orchestra, McPherson looks back on the three gigs that have made him...

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 02:07 PM

Scruffy 400 Bar will be reborn as a splashy Mall of America club

It could host as many as 1,000 fans for concerts — in contrast to the scruffy corner bar that squeezed in fewer than 400 ­people before closing in November 2012 after several years of steadily declining business.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 10:11 PM

Dr. Dog: a band of brotherly love

Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog has built up a cult following on the road over the past decade. One reason might be that they all get along.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 03:51 PM

Roky Erickson's long road back

After 40 years of mistreated metal illness, one of rock’s saddest recluse stories has taken a happy turn toward Minnesota.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 11:38 AM

Prince goes after bootleggers again, to the tune of $22M

Minneapolis’ most famous and litigious superstar has filed a $22 million copyright-infringement suit against 22 accused bootleggers, many of whom were tracked down via Facebook links to bootlegged concert recordings.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 09:18 AM

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