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

Garth Brooks tips his hat to Minnesota in news conference

With 11 concerts starting Thursday, the country music star said he will need help from fans with the singing.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 12:21 AM

Picking through blues picker Dave Ray's 'Legacy'

Minneapolis' late acoustic blues-hero Dave Ray is the subject of a new three-disc Red House collection and tribute concert Sunday.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 11:53 PM

Doomtree's Mike Mictlan plays it for real

The Los Angeles-bred Doomtree rapper opens up on his troubled past and sees a bright future.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 03:35 PM

Eau Claire rocker Justin Vernon to host hometown music fest

The Bon Iver singer got county approval for his Eaux Claires Music and Art Festival, scheduled July 17-18 in Union, Wis., where Country Jam is held.

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 10:16 PM

Hymie's gives record-label biz a spin with Ben Weaver

Minneapolis' beloved record store hopes to leverage its reputation to benefit its favorite artists.

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 09:19 AM

Review: Black Keys not too 'Blue' to still rock hard

Review: Ohio’s little-band-that-could put on another big Target Center show with fresh-faced opener Jake Bugg.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 07:03 AM

Local music notes: Big ups to Tiny Deaths

Claire de Lune trades the Chalice’s R&B for haunting electro-pop.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 05:57 PM

Pearl Jam leaves fans at the X soaking after Twin Cities drought

Review: Clocking in at just over three hours with 32 songs, Pearl Jam’s show was madly energetic and fanatically crazed in all the right ways.

Updated: October 20, 2014, - 06:01 AM

After Pearl Jam, which concerts are most overdue?

After long-awaited Twin Cities shows by Pearl Jam and the Replacements, these are the bands we're missing the most.

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 08:24 AM

Anticipation builds for Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam will finally hit the mark again at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center on Oct. 19, their first local headlining date since 2003. Tickets sold out instantly.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 10:57 AM

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