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

A plainer John Mellencamp in a gussied-up Northrop

John Mellencamp struck a darker, raw tone during Wednesday’s first of two Minneapolis concerts. Some of the high points of the 105-minute concert benefitted from the more intimate setting and Northrop’s newly refined, warm acoustics.

Updated: February 12, 2015, - 05:35 AM

Justin Vernon talks Eaux Claires fest and the return of Bon Iver

The Bon Iver musicmaker described the lineup of his inaugural July festival as “all selfish” picks, including National, Spoon, Indigo Girls and Low.

Updated: February 11, 2015, - 12:07 PM

Mystic Lake Casino's gamble on Marilyn Manson pays off

The “Dope Show” hitmaker let his music do the talking during a rib-rocking showcase at Mystic Lake.

Updated: February 07, 2015, - 07:00 AM

KFAI's future tuned into Turf Club benefit

Saturday's fundraiser hopes to spin the public radio station forward with X-Boys, Mofos and physically sidelined guitar hero Michael Yonkers.

Updated: February 05, 2015, - 02:58 PM

Minnesota recording studio guru John Kuker dies unexpectedly

While recording some of rock’s biggest stars, John Kuker kept his roots in Minnesota, helping locals such as Semisonic and...

Updated: February 04, 2015, - 08:34 PM

Rhymesayers dials up a boombox for your iPhone

The Minneapolis indie-rap company hopes to put an old-school spin on the new way that most kids listen to music.

Updated: February 04, 2015, - 09:27 AM

How can 89.3 the Current stay vital after a troubled week?

The firing of popular DJ Barb Abney and growing competition from the Pohlads' Go 96.3 suggests that Minnesota Public Radio's rock station needs some fresh ideas.

Updated: January 30, 2015, - 10:54 AM

Hüsker Dü's Bob Mould comes around

Gone from Minnesota for 25 years, the Hüsker Dü vet is reliving his old band more, thanks to a push by his new band.

Updated: January 29, 2015, - 04:53 PM

The Current's Barb Abney is off the air

“Programming decision” comes amid growing competition for MPR’s hip rock station.

Updated: January 27, 2015, - 09:52 PM

Locals still rule the Current's birthday bashes

Cold War Kids and J. Roddy Walston didn’t lessen the swell of hometown pride at the station’s 10th anniversary parties.

Updated: January 25, 2015, - 09:16 PM

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