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.


Review: Reopening time for Semisonic begins with intimate Icehouse gig before First Ave shows

The "Closing Time" hitmakers picked from their first new release in 19 years Wednesday — and even newer songs than that.


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

Highlights for Jan. 23-Feb. 1 include Ice Cube, Semisonic, Robert Glasper and Lake Street Dive.


Klobuchar leads Senate hearing on Ticketmaster 'debacle'

Taylor Swift's upcoming tour and the Twin Cities arenas were brought up as Ticketmaster's CFO was grilled by senators.


Country duo Brooks & Dunn will hit St. Paul on first tour in over a decade

The "Play Something Country" hitmakers will return to Xcel Energy Center on June 3 following Omaha and Sioux Falls dates.


Music & Storytellers series returning to Woman's Club with Lissie, Dave Simonett and more

The March 12-May 13 program in Minneapolis will also feature Sue Scott, Paul Metsa and members of Kiss the Tiger.


Zach Bryan and the National both announce Aug. 9, 2023, concerts in Minneapolis

Bryan will be moving up to Target Center, while the National will try out the Armory.


Meet the 6 other entries in First Ave's Best New Bands of 2022

Friday's annual showcase also features Rafaella, Mike Kota, Obi Original and Killusonline.


Sister-helmed, quarantine-born Creeping Charlie leads First Ave's Best New Bands of 2022

Julia Eubanks came home to Minneapolis from college in Los Angeles with a batch of songs that stuck.


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

Live music highlights for Jan. 19-25 include Turn Turn Turn, Ani DiFranco, Suki Waterhouse and Drone Not Drones.


Madonna is coming to St. Paul again, and this time she's promising the hits

Her third stop at Xcel Energy Center comes a few week into her Celebration Tour, marking four decades in music.