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.


Roger Waters and his pig return to the X with a seething show

Pink Floyd's guiding light got political, visual and deep in to his song catalog.


How Minneapolis became a 'must-play market' for stadium rock tours

This weekend's Guns N' Roses and Billy Joel gigs kick off the busiest stretch yet as the Twin Cities now attracts the biggest tours.


Bon Iver gambles 'A Million' to top off an otherwise lively Rock the Garden

Justin Vernon, the Revolution mixed moods Saturday at Walker Art Center's annual fest.


Bon Iver gambles 'A Million' to top off an otherwise lively Rock the Garden

Justin Vernon, the Revolution mixed moods Saturday at Walker Art Center's annual fest.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Roger Waters at Xcel, Lowertown Blues Festival

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


Jayhawks co-founder Caleb Palmiter dies at 53

For many, he was one of the Twin Cities music scene's great unsung forces.


Rock the Garden star Benjamin Booker talks racism, gun violence and Bon Iver

How gun violence, Mexico City and Mavis Staples shaped the Southern rocker's new album.


Seattle rock legend Buzz Osborne of the Melvins relishes his Minneapolis ties

The hero of the Seattle underground scene talks Chris Cornell, Mudhoney and his favorite Minneapolitan ahead of Saturday's Bash 17.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Kiss at Grand Casino Hinckley, Flume at the X Games

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


At X Games Minneapolis, concerts are 'a big part of the culture'

A Day to Remember, Flume and hometown faves Atmosphere will perform post-competitions.