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

Sunday's Soundset rises to the top of Twin Cities concert scene

For at least two years running, Soundset has been the king of the Twin Cities’ outdoor summer fests. Here's how two indie companies joined forces to make it happen.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 10:42 AM

2008 interview: Untitled but not undone for Nas

Nas backed down on the controversial title of his new album, but the rapper is standing by its messages on tour.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 02:49 PM

Haim savors its first time at First Avenue

The band of sisters messed up once in their Minneapolis debut, and it only added to the excited fun.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 10:18 AM

Sister band Haim finally lands in Minneapolis

The band of sisters finally lands in Minneapolis after a long buildup involving musical parents, Nickelodeon and Jay Z.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 03:24 PM

Soundcheck debut: Two Harbors' double Brit-rock fantasy

Two Harbors leader Chris Pavlich dreamed big with an Abbey Road session and a famed album-cover artist. “We play what we like to hear,” Chris Pavlich said. “If people think it sounds like Oasis, I’m totally fine with that.”

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 09:52 PM

Okee Dokee Brothers climb higher

How did Minnesota’s family-friendly folk stars follow up their Grammy-winning canoe-themed album? They went on a long hike, of course.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 11:20 AM

Taste of Minnesota lands Starship for a headliner

St. Paul’s July 3-6 fest will return with many old names and a $10 admission fee after 3 p.m.

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 06:43 PM

Atmosphere goes 'South' for summer

After fostering the Twin Cities’ biggest record label and hip-hop career, Slug’s and Ant’s new record ponders what they might...

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 08:16 AM

Local music: Motion City's movie within 'Movie'

The Twin Cities rockers revisit their debut album on screen and stage. Also: Scott Laurent returns, and more local music...

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 09:04 AM

Queens of the Stone Age go wild at Wilkins

Concert Review: California’s stoner-rock kings returned from a hiatus mighty as ever.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 06:26 AM

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