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.


Minneapolis rock pioneer Cindy Lawson is back, and she means business

"Menopause is like my superpower," said the former Clams frontwoman, who's kicking up noise again with a new EP and all-star benefit Saturday for Afghan women.


British punk band Idles promises to 'never forget' its unruly tour kickoff in St. Paul

REVIEW: The hard-blasting quintet's Palace Theatre gig in support of "Ultra Mono" was way overdue but not overhyped.


Meet two Minnesota bands freshening up the bluegrass scene, Barbaro and Barley Jacks

Each of the fun-loving groups has an album-release party at the Parkway Theater this month.


New video for Replacements' 'Takin' a Ride' loads up on Minneapolis faces and places

The tour-like clip arrived ahead of the 40th anniversary box set of the band's debut LP, "Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash."


New Standards announce 2021 holiday shows marking Chan Poling's return

"It's been a long dry spell," Poling noted as the Dec. 3-4 State Theatre concerts were announced Tuesday.


Lil Nas X will ride to town for KDWB Jingle Ball with Kid Laroi, Saweetie, Black Eyed Peas

The annual radio concert once again falls on a Monday night, Dec. 6, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.


Right stuff? New Kids on the Block to hit Xcel Center with Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue, Rick Astley

The late-'80s/early-'90s nostalgia fix will hit St. Paul on June 14.


British singer Arlo Parks generates a big buzz in her puny Minnesota debut

The West London viral sensation, 20, is playing small clubs like 7th St. Entry on her first U.S. tour.


Leon Bridges hopes to 'regain intimacy' as he returns to First Ave touting bold new album

The Texas R&B singer talks about how George Floyd's murder and "living in the moment" inspired his third LP, "Gold-Diggers Sound."


Minnesota music hero Gaelynn Lea headed to Broadway to score Daniel Craig-led 'Macbeth'

The Duluth violinist, singer and composer was picked for the lesser-known darker tones of her music.