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

Scruffy 400 Bar will be reborn as a splashy Mall of America club

It could host as many as 1,000 fans for concerts — in contrast to the scruffy corner bar that squeezed in fewer than 400 ­people before closing in November 2012 after several years of steadily declining business.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 10:11 PM

Dr. Dog: a band of brotherly love

Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog has built up a cult following on the road over the past decade. One reason might be that they all get along.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 03:51 PM

Roky Erickson's long road back

After 40 years of mistreated metal illness, one of rock’s saddest recluse stories has taken a happy turn toward Minnesota.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 11:38 AM

Prince goes after bootleggers again, to the tune of $22M

Minneapolis’ most famous and litigious superstar has filed a $22 million copyright-infringement suit against 22 accused bootleggers, many of whom were tracked down via Facebook links to bootlegged concert recordings.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 09:18 AM

Minneapolis musicians build buzz on Hum, a new songwriting app

Twin Cities rockers Aaron Shekey and Joe Kuefler hope they’ve created the perfect songwriting app.

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 02:40 PM

The Current parties on in First Ave birthday bashes

REVIEW: Lizzo shined brightest at radio station’s ninth birthday celebration, showcasing eight local acts from the station's playlist.

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 09:16 AM

Meet the rest of First Ave's Best New Bands

The other five acts on the bill with Allan Kingdom include Fury Things, GRRRL PRTY and BB Gun.

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 01:36 PM

First Ave's Best New Bands: He's a Kingdom unto himself

Even with a heavy local buzz and Ryan Olson producing songs for him, Allan Kyariga still feels a bit alienated.

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 04:27 PM

Rogue Valley enjoying 'The Secret Life'

The Twin Cities folk-pop band landed a choice spot on-screen in Ben Stiller’s new movie.

Updated: January 20, 2014, - 11:01 AM

British rock wunderkind Jake Bugg rippling through the States

Aside from his hit “Two Fingers,” England’s highly touted rock wunderkind hasn’t been lost in translation on this side of the Atlantic.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 03:31 PM

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