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.


Concerts at Myth will go on despite plan to raze club for apartments, owner says

More shows will be added to the calendar following this week's gigs by Steve Lacy and Meshuggah, said Kim Brokke, who plans to fight the plan.


Minneapolis summer music festival Rock the Garden is 'retired'

The festival returned strong in 2022, but organizers at the Walker and the Current say they want to "dream up new events."


The big gigs: 10 concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Concert highlights for Sept. 29-Oct. 5 include newcomers Jack Harlow, Zach Bryan, Steve Lacy and Amyl & the Sniffers.


Review: Jason Isbell shines bright in his starry-night return to First Avenue

He and the 400 Unit squeezed in Saturday's show last-minute to commemorate their new star on the club's wall.


Minnesota Orchestra musicians earn modest pay increases in new four-year union contract

The agreement was signed ahead a new season with a new music director.


Review: '90s indie-rock faves Pavement finally land on solid ground in St. Paul

The band's second Twin Cities show in 20 years benefited from a better venue than the last one.


Music hub Cedar Cultural Center doubles down on international acts

Next week's Global Roots Festival is just one of the many signs the nonprofit West Bank music hub is coming back to life.


The big gigs: 10 concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Concert highlights for Sept. 22-28 include Marcus King, Giveon, Death Cab for Cutie, Nachito Herrera and Wynton Marsalis' return to Orchestra Hall.


Review: The Killers emphasize their bright side in jubilant St. Paul show

Singer Brandon Flowers showed off his love for Springsteen as well as opening act Johnny Marr at Xcel Center.


Review: After a decade off, My Chemical Romance returns bigger than ever in St. Paul

Teenage fans too young to have seen the band's last tour helped fill the sold-out concert at Xcel Energy Center.