Chris Riemenschneider | Star Tribune
Columnist/Reporter | Local Music

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.


Bon Jovi builds a new 'House' in sold-out Xcel Center marathon

Review: With its ever-charismatic frontman, the '80s band got past recent lineup changes in concert at Xcel Energy Center.


Danish music innovator Agnes Obel heads to the Cedar fresh off SXSW

Classically trained Agnes Obel hits Minnesota fresh off an unlikely run at the SXSW fest.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Regina Spektor at the Palace, Jimi Hendrix tribute at Mystic Lake

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows.


DJ Keezy heads up an all-woman hip-hop party Saturday night at First Ave

The third installment of DJ Keezy's all-woman event includes Bdot Croc, Sarah White and Lady Midnight.


Critic picks from SXSW: 15 best acts from five days of music and mayhem

Austin's mega-sized festival is tamer nowadays, but no less a place to discover new artists.


How did Gaelynn Lea, other Minnesota newcomers fare at SXSW music fest?

First-timers share their experiences, and other postcards from Austin's mega-conference.


Austin's SXSW turns purple on St. Paddy's Day with Prince tributes

The mega-fest featured an outdoor concert and two panels in his memory Friday, when Garth Brooks pulled a Prince and played a surprise set.


Music is all about mobile at South by Southwest

Always on the lookout for the next big thing in music, industry professionals at the Texas conference in 2017 are focused on mobile devices.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Joe Bonamassa at the Orpheum, P.O.S. at First Ave

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows.


Spoon helps bring Austin's SXSW festival back to its roots

The hometown heroes kicked off a residency Tuesday that harked back to the early days of the Austin mega-fest.