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

All-Star Game concert review: Imagine Dragons out of their league

MLB’s All-Star Game concert headliner was stretched thin.

Updated: July 13, 2014, - 03:35 PM

Soundcheck: Stereo Confession breaking out on summer break

Minneapolis punk band Stereo Confession can’t wait to play the Basilica. And for high school to be over.

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 03:26 PM

Local notes: Allan Kingdom's 'Memoirs,' Grumpy's goes folk

Almost as suddenly and nonchalantly as one of the many music videos he posts, inventive DIY St. Paul rapper Allan...

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 11:51 AM

Riemenschneider's best local albums of 2014 (so far)

10 Minnesota records worth carrying over to year’s end.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 05:50 PM

Review: Ray LaMontagne goes on a trip

The “Trouble” singer took a psychedelic turn at Northrop with mixed results over the weekend.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 09:04 PM

Taste, Moondance widows keep Minnesota rock fests alive

Taste of Minnesota and Moondance Jam carry on under the care of their late founders’ hard-working wives.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 02:25 PM

Lyn-Lake rock club Cause to close

The venue lost its lease just as it was to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 10:00 PM

Review: A new kind of Rock the Garden takes flight

The extended lineup emphasized what the host of the Walker’s annual garden party does best.

Updated: June 23, 2014, - 07:23 AM

Rock the Garden gets off to a sun-drenched start

Saturday’s Rock the Garden lineup kicked off a two-day party outside Walker Art Center.

Updated: June 22, 2014, - 09:30 AM

Meet Courtney Barnett, rock's reluctant gardener

How Australian indie-rocker Courtney Barnett turned a rough day of pulling weeds into a fast-budding career.

Updated: June 22, 2014, - 09:29 AM

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