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.


St. Vincent delivers a one-woman 'Masseduction' in St. Paul

REVIEW: Annie Clark brought innovative visuals and solid pop songs to the Palace.


Wilco's emotional three-night farewell adds to the Palace's luster

REVIEW: Already a familiar presence locally, Jeff Tweedy's band opened up over three momentous nights at St. Paul's new music hub.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: St. Vincent, Halsey, Liam Gallagher, Black Violin

The big gigs for Nov. 17-23, also including Ike Reilly, Noname and Tower of Power.


Pared-down Doomtree group debuts new album ahead of St. Paul concert

Offshoot quartet Shredders dropped an LP ahead of the crew's first local show of 2018.


Super Bowl planner reshapes VIP party scene in Minnesota

Jack Murphy's ambitious party plans could have a lasting effect on the Twin Cities nightlife scene.


LCD Soundsystem finds its groove again in buoyant Wilkins concert

Droll frontman James Murphy and his tight dance-rock octet rebounded from a seven-year lull.


St. Paul folk label Red House Records sold to a Nashville company

The imprint that houses John Gorka and Charlie Parr will live on but the offices will close after nearly 35 years.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: LCD Soundsystem, Tegan & Sara, Kid Cudi, Kamasi Washington

The big gigs from Nov. 3-9, also including Kirk Franklin, Beach Slang and (gulp!) Gwar.


Hüsker Dü box set finally puts Minnesota trio's basement tapes to good use

The new box set, "Savage Young Dü," was years in the making and came a few months too late for one of the band members.


Minnesota expat and her Nashville band Bully have another winning record with 'Losing'

Minnesota native Alicia Bognanno and her stormy band return with a buzzing new album.