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

More MN SXSW snapshots

• SXSW venues don’t get much more sterile than Creekside at Hilton Garden Inn, a converted party/conference room at a...

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 01:52 PM

South by so much: a wrap on Austin's troubled mega-fest

Austin's troubled mega-fest was as overrun with big names and corporate money as ever, but the little guys can still win if you let them.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 09:13 PM

Advertising rolls in at South by Southwest rock fest

Minnesota bands rolled into the Texas rock fest this week seeking out corporate advertising deals the way they used to hunt for record contracts.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 10:39 AM

Howler slows down, grows up

Wunderkind Minneapolis rocker Jordan Gatesmith discovers a “World of Joy.”

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 10:36 AM

Music spotlight: Childish Gambino at Myth

While seemingly every rapper under the sun eventually trades in his or her microphone to step in front of a camera, Donald Glover has gone in the opposite direction.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 03:00 PM

Minneapolis gets big reaction at SXSW

AUSTIN, TEXAS – At least for the Minnesotans in attendance, the South by Southwest Music Conference is still worth the...

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 05:47 AM

Review: Arcade Fire enters a new arena

The Canadian Grammy winners slam-dunked their way into Target Center Saturday night.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 09:20 AM

Rock the Cause, Haley Bonar and Sonny Knight will step out at SXSW

The South by Southwest Music Conference is happening again next week in Austin, Texas — which means there’s a lot of music news this week in the Twin Cities related to the festival.

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 03:49 PM

Minneapolis rapper Prof ignites Twitter by picking feud with actor John Stamos

Among the myriad Twitter feuds you might never have imagined, the odd case of mouthy Minneapolis rapper Prof vs. hunky...

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 09:17 PM

Lake Street Dive makes a splash

Ties to “Prairie Home” and the Coen brothers suit the Minneapolitan name of this buzzing Boston-reared quartet.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 11:44 AM

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