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

Pop music spotlight: My Bloody Valentine

Beloved by a small crowd of Anglophiles and ’90s alt-rock fans, this distortion-orchestrating Irish band kicks off a short U.S. jaunt here.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 12:44 PM

Encore for 97-year-old Palace Theater in downtown St. Paul?

Long the subject of renovation proposals, the Palace Theater is now the target of a $12 million project to become a 3,000-capacity concert venue with support from state taxpayers and two big names in the Twin Cities music business, First Avenue nightclub and Jam Productions.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 10:30 PM

Twin Cities music notes: Koo Koo for Frank Turner

Minneapolis' fun-loving duo is on a 46-city trek playing with the big kids.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 03:25 PM

Larger throne befits royal Kings of Leon

The Tennessee rockers backed up their fast rise to a Target Center gig from theaters and clubs with a solid performance.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 02:34 PM

Volcano Choir goes full steam at First Ave

RE­VIEW: Jus­tin “Bon Iver” Ver­non per­formed be­hind a pul­pit Fri­day at First Ave.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 12:21 PM

Adam Levy cues the strings

The Honeydogs frontman combined orchestral arrangements, rock songs and teaching in his new band And the Professors.

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 03:49 PM

Minnesota's new rock star: Legacy funding

The state’s $50-million-plus annual arts ­fund is amping up the local music scene.

Updated: October 20, 2013, - 09:24 AM

5 other acts that rock the strings

And the Professors is the latest in a long string of Twin Cities rock acts using orchestral arrangements to great...

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 02:49 PM

Singer Neko Case comes in off the farm

Battling back from personal losses, the beloved indie-twang singer returns to the Twin Cities for a multi-night stay this week.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 09:44 AM

Obituary: Jan Kuehnemund - St. Paul rocker led Vixen to MTV

Kuehnemund, a guitarist who blazed the way for women in rock amid rampant sexism during the 1980s hair-metal days, died of cancer Thursday.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 05:44 PM

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