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.


Prince siblings want to fight deal with Jay-Z's Tidal (again)

The rapper's company was supposed to release an album of unreleased Prince material, but three siblings have newly raised fraud accusations.


Father John Misty missteps, Kamasi Washington wows Rock the Garden

Rock the Garden on a ridiculously hot day wasn't the best fit for Josh Tillman. But it suited Kamasi Washington and Low Cut Connie.


Father John Misty tops a moist Rock the Garden party

Rain gave way to sweat at the annual concert outside the Walker Art Center.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Jill Scott, Trombone Shorty, Stone Arch Festival

Big gigs for the week of June 15-21, also including Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers, Gomez and Jackson Browne.


Nashville alt-twanger Nikki Lane took a long road to Rock the Garden

The Walker party comes amid a rare break for the Nashville-based "Highway Queen."


Blue Ox bluegrass fest plows its own path amid Eau Claire's music festivals

It's not the best known of Eau Claire's big music shindigs, but the bluegrass and alt-twang campout may be the best loved.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Paul Simon, Amadou & Mariam, Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly

Big gigs for the week of June 8-14, also including Winstock, Diana Krall and Bobby McFerrin.


Electric Fetus turns 50: Fun facts about Minnesota's legendary record store

Check out these fun facts about the Electric Fetus, the head shop/record store that's celebrating its golden anniversary.


12 great new Minnesota bands to discover this summer

Our critic's picks for the best new acts coming soon to Twin Cities block parties, outdoor festivals and concert venues.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Los Lonely Boys, Parker Millsap, Caroline Rose

Big gigs for the week of June 1-7, also including Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Liz Phair and Shawn Colvin.