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

2008 interview: Untitled but not undone for Nas

Nas backed down on the controversial title of his new album, but the rapper is standing by its messages on tour.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 02:49 PM

Haim savors its first time at First Avenue

The band of sisters messed up once in their Minneapolis debut, and it only added to the excited fun.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 10:18 AM

Sister band Haim finally lands in Minneapolis

The band of sisters finally lands in Minneapolis after a long buildup involving musical parents, Nickelodeon and Jay Z.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 03:24 PM

Soundcheck debut: Two Harbors' double Brit-rock fantasy

Two Harbors leader Chris Pavlich dreamed big with an Abbey Road session and a famed album-cover artist. “We play what we like to hear,” Chris Pavlich said. “If people think it sounds like Oasis, I’m totally fine with that.”

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 09:52 PM

Okee Dokee Brothers climb higher

How did Minnesota’s family-friendly folk stars follow up their Grammy-winning canoe-themed album? They went on a long hike, of course.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 11:20 AM

Taste of Minnesota lands Starship for a headliner

St. Paul’s July 3-6 fest will return with many old names and a $10 admission fee after 3 p.m.

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 06:43 PM

Atmosphere goes 'South' for summer

After fostering the Twin Cities’ biggest record label and hip-hop career, Slug’s and Ant’s new record ponders what they might...

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 08:16 AM

Local music: Motion City's movie within 'Movie'

The Twin Cities rockers revisit their debut album on screen and stage. Also: Scott Laurent returns, and more local music...

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 09:04 AM

Queens of the Stone Age go wild at Wilkins

Concert Review: California’s stoner-rock kings returned from a hiatus mighty as ever.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 06:26 AM

And in the end, Paul McCartney tickets sold out in 20 minutes

The 36,000-plus seats were sold out about 20 minutes after becoming available to the general public at 10 a.m.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 08:45 PM

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