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

Artists' Quarter jazz space to reopen for New Year's Eve

The team behind the Dakota is taking over the old jazz club and is calling it Vieux Carré.

Updated: December 30, 2014, - 09:36 PM

Twin Cities Critics Tally 2014: Jeremy Messersmith's love affair

Jeremy Messersmith's thematic fourth record is No. 1 in our local music critics' poll, which also favored Haley Bonar, Sonny Knight and some kids a third Knight's age.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 01:34 PM

Lizzo: Rising hip-hop star, terrific hugger

When Time magazine named Lizzo one of its “14 artists to watch in 2014” a year ago, nobody could have...

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 10:39 AM

A year in Twin Cities music: 14 reasons to remember 2014

The bear hug seen round the world, the love-in at Midway and other highlights and low points of Twin Cities music.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 11:10 AM

10 best concerts, albums of 2014

Our critics agreed on vets Paul McCartney and St. Vincent and newcomers FKA Twigs and Sturgill Simpson.

Updated: December 22, 2014, - 02:04 PM

Surly's dream team, the new kings of beer

A first-generation American and a death-metal guitarist changed the landscape for Minnesota beermakers. Now they have a $30 million “destination brewery.”

Updated: December 14, 2014, - 06:18 AM

Minneapolis nabs juvenile justice assistance

Minneapolis has been selected to get extra help on its juvenile justice efforts from the National League of Cities.The organization...

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 07:25 PM

PaviElle French won't back down

After making a name for herself as a soul singer, the St. Paul native is ready to tell her story in a one-woman show.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 05:41 PM

Target Center announces its mystery guest: Billy Joel

The piano man played the arena soon after it opened in 1990 and is playing there again ahead of renovations, even though he has sworn off touring.

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

In concert, Sturgill Simpson's 'Metamodern' country sounds timeless

Music review: Rising twang star Sturgill Simpson made good on his promising sophomore album at the Fine Line.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 12:07 PM

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