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

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

New band helps Hook shed light on New Order

The legendary bassist's new band is playing songs by Joy Division and his (very) estranged old band.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 11:16 PM

10 parting lessons from Mötley Crüe's farewell tour

As rock's worst bad-boys say goodbye, fans and non-fans alike can learn from their questionable behavior.

Updated: November 09, 2014, - 10:46 AM

Chaotic lines leave Garth Brooks' late-night fans in low places

While parking and traffic congestion were expected for the back-to-back concerts — each of which drew 18,000 people — some said things were a mess inside, too, with long lines and uncleaned and unstocked bathrooms.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 10:59 PM

Long lines rile Garth Brooks fans

Attendees said Friday’s Garth Brooks two-in-one lineup was too much for Target Center to handle.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 07:01 PM

Local music notes: K. Raydio doubles up

The hip-hop soul singer drops her second album of 2014. Also: Items on We Are the Willows, the DEMO Music...

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 01:36 PM

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

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