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.


Spoon cools off over two nights at Palace touting 'Hot Thoughts'

REVIEW: Britt Daniel set down his guitar often and vamped it in St. Paul.


Our critic's tribute to Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart: 'One of my greatest music heroes'

The late Hüsker Dü co-leader Grant Hart was one of Minnesota's most approachable, intelligent and challenging rock legends.


Minnesota songwriter Actual Wolf comes home with liberated 'Faded Days' album

Moving to California to work for a marijuana dispensary afforded Eric Pollard his music career.


Grant Hart, co-leader of influential punk band Hüsker Dü, dies at 56

The singer/drummer for Twin Cities trio Hüsker Dü influenced Nirvana and the Pixies with his melodic punk.


Musicians remember Hüsker Dü co-leader Grant Hart

Ryan Adams, Craig Finn and more paid tribute via Twitter and other social media.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Spoon, Thundercat, Gorillaz, Rhiannon Giddens

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


Notes on Minn. music scene: Prairie Burn Fest lights up again, and so will Semisonic

Cloud Cult headlines Saturday's outdoor party to fund YMCA camp scholarships.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: U2 revisits 'The Joshua Tree,' Joan Osborne sings Dylan

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


U2 brings 'Joshua Tree' back to Minnesota with new relevance for 2017

The Irish band's ode to America endures 30 years later, and it might be even more powerful now.


All's fair in Garrison Keillor's farewell at the grandstand

The State Fair performance venue has been a home away from "Prairie Home" for the semi-retired radio host.