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.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: The Weeknd, Jimmy Webb, Glass Animals, Black Sabbath tributes

Also spotlights on Wynton Marsalis, Black Uhuru, SurlyFest, Joseph, Lavender Country, Dale Watson and more.


Songwriter Dan Wilson covers his 'Re-Covered' hits with Adele, Dixie Chicks, Taylor Swift

A song-by-song guide to the Semisonic frontman's newly rerecorded collaborations with Adele, Dixie Chicks, Taylor Swift and more.


Babes in Toyland return by request

Dave Grohl called on the Minneapolis trio, sparking Friday's hometown show.


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

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


Kiss members reunite in all-star concert to send hurricane relief from St. Paul

Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley performed together for the first time in 16 years, capping a night with other Hall of Famers for the Children Matter concert.


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.