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

Frankie Lee and Actual Wolf are ready to roam

Generating some local heat wasn’t quite enough to keep twangy tunesmiths Frankie Lee and Eric Pollard in Minnesota. Also, news from the Cedar, Prof, Doomtree and more.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 10:56 AM

Jay Z retains the throne in St. Paul

REVIEW: Clearly not needing the money, the Brooklyn hip-hop mogul earned back respect and a fresh spark in his long-awaited Twin Cities return Saturday.

Updated: December 02, 2013, - 06:03 PM

Rating Jay Z before he hits the X

Nine years have passed since the rap icon played the Twin Cities. So what else has he been up to?

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 12:55 PM

With or without the Replacements, tribute goes on

There are lots of reasons to celebrate Friday night’s sixth annual hootenanny, even if the ’Mats themselves are mum.

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 09:46 AM

Poliça talks past and future at Coachella

April's Coachella fest provided a good vantage point on the Minneapolis band’s worldwide ride.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 09:06 AM

Marijuana Deathsquads come into the light

The freaky experimental music group returns home from its Poliça tour almost looking like a real band.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 08:59 AM

Local notes: Fathom Lane's 'Perfect' match

Michael Ferrier found the right singing partner but perhaps the wrong time to cover Lou Reed in his elegant and eerie folk-pop group.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 08:56 AM

Cults find a way through the 'Static'

Indie-pop duo is no longer a couple, yet it’s a stronger band than ever.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 08:43 PM

Chappelle goes into OT for Twin Cities fans

They weren’t kidding about pancakes being served at Saturday’s late-night basketball game with comic Dave Chappelle at Target Center. In...

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 10:13 AM

Chappelle holds royal court at Target Center

The comic wrapped up a week of stand-up gigs by shooting hoops with some Minnesota Timberwolves players and fans.

Updated: November 17, 2013, - 01:28 PM

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