Chris Riemenschneider | Star Tribune
Columnist/Reporter | Local Music

Riemenschneider has also written for Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News and Billboard and won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Society for Features Journalism and Society of American Travel Writers.


Foo Fighters survive another endurance test in tour's would-be St. Paul finale

Dave Grohl's hoarse voice sole sign of tour fatigue in sold-out Xcel show.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Ed Sheeran, Florence, Phil Collins and more

Big gigs for the week of Oct. 19-25, also including Twenty-One Pilots, Umphrey's McGee, Fleetwood Mac and Phil Cook.


Hold Steady replants Minneapolis roots with long run of weekend shows

Review: The band's four-year local lull ended with rowdy sets at SurlyFest and 7th St. Entry.


The Hold Steady hits SurlyFest and fills 'glaring omission' in band's Twin Cities history

Craig Finn returns home for his band's first local shows in 4 years, and first in the Entry.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Keith Urban, Foo Fighters, Emmylou Harris

Big gigs for the week of Oct. 12-18, also including Rod Stewart, Troye Sivan, Bettye LaVette and Gladys Knight.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joan Baez, Death Cab for Cutie

Big gigs for the week of Oct. 5-11, also including Jade Bird, Four Fists and the PRN Alumni Foundation's second annual Funk 'n' Roll Weekend.


New Owl City album powered by 'Fireflies' hitmaker's wholesome Owatonna life

Basement-taper Adam Young's new Owl City album is as wholesome as his 2009 "Fireflies" megahit.


'90s alt-rocker Tanya Donelly revives Belly after thinking 'it was over entirely'

The alt-rock hero quit touring to be a mother and doula, but she never stopped writing and recording.


Minnesota's Thrifty Traveler is the online guru of cheap travel deals

The site's founder Jared Kamrowski has become a master of finding rock-bottom prices on flights.


Grumpy's in downtown Minneapolis to close Saturday on a low-key note

Yet another beloved bar lost to an apartment development, it will make its final stand this weekend.