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

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

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

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