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

Curtiss A grades John Lennon's song catalog

How love, loss and clichés shape his personal outlook on the Beatles songs he sings every year at the Lennon tribute show.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 10:10 AM

Local music notes: The Cedar's version of a swap meet

Also: Dosh & Ghostband work it out, Roma di Luna reunites, and more.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 06:23 PM

Motional rescue

Motion City Soundtrack survives poverty, touring and rehab to become the Twin Cities' biggest rock band.

Updated: December 01, 2014, - 01:31 PM

Austin, Texas, rises to the occasion

Two former residents of the Texas capital's slacker past get acquainted with its new higher-end tourism options.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 03:51 PM

Hippo Campus: The kids are all tight

After recording a perfect debut, the arts-school grads in Hippo Campus can’t wait to graduate to a van.

Updated: November 27, 2014, - 11:05 AM

Native activist/poet John Trudell pairs with the Pines

A longtime fighter for American Indian causes returns for a gig in a city he knows well.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 12:24 PM

Cabooze says thanks with a flashback week

The Butanes Soul Revue, Big Wu and Mango Jam revisit their old hangout for Thanksgiving.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 03:35 PM

Local music notes: Google money funding Babes in Toyland reunion

Also: Famous Dave’s Uptown scales back its music, and Barbara Jean recruits big-city talent.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 05:14 PM

My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden shines on

The classically trained Detroit singer behind My Brightest Diamond gets serious again.

Updated: November 17, 2014, - 08:56 AM

Mötley Crüe hits notes of nostalgia in final Farewell Tour at Xcel Center

The bad boys of ’80s hair-band metal filled Xcel Energy Center and packed a lot of wallop, too, for their farewell tour.

Updated: November 16, 2014, - 10:18 PM

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