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

Review: Black Keys not too 'Blue' to still rock hard

Review: Ohio’s little-band-that-could put on another big Target Center show with fresh-faced opener Jake Bugg.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 07:03 AM

Local music notes: Big ups to Tiny Deaths

Claire de Lune trades the Chalice’s R&B for haunting electro-pop.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 05:57 PM

Pearl Jam leaves fans at the X soaking after Twin Cities drought

Review: Clocking in at just over three hours with 32 songs, Pearl Jam’s show was madly energetic and fanatically crazed in all the right ways.

Updated: October 20, 2014, - 06:01 AM

After Pearl Jam, which concerts are most overdue?

After long-awaited Twin Cities shows by Pearl Jam and the Replacements, these are the bands we're missing the most.

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 08:24 AM

Anticipation builds for Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam will finally hit the mark again at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center on Oct. 19, their first local headlining date since 2003. Tickets sold out instantly.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 10:57 AM

Ryan Adams in MN: The good, bad and ugly

The songwriting hero has cleaned up his act but hasn’t exactly cleaned the slate locally.

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Back in Black with the Pixies

A decade since the ’90s rock heroes launched their reunion in Minneapolis, the frontman talks about their new disc – and newest member.

Updated: October 05, 2014, - 01:10 PM

Local music notes: The Ericksons brighten up

After strumming up local acclaim and radio play with last year’s lush, neo-twangy album “The Wild,” folkie Twin Cities duo the Ericksons keep the momentum going on their eight-song follow-up, “Bring Me Home.”

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 04:10 PM

Trying to decode MN's viral sensation Spooky Black

St. Paul’s sex-tinged teen singer is enjoying viral fame but remains a mystery boy.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 04:09 PM

Doomtree announces one final, 8-day Blowout

The seemingly unstoppable Twin Cities hip-hop collective — whose members include local music stars Dessa, Sims and P.O.S. — announced Tuesday that it is putting an end to its year-end performance marathon after this year’s 10th annual installment.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 03:30 PM

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