Jon Bream

Reporter | Pop Music
Phone: 612-673-1719
Since he began covering popular music for the Star Tribune in 1974, Jon Bream has attended more than 6,000 concerts and interviewed the King of Pop, the Queen of Soul and Prince as well as Bob Dylan, U2, three Beatles, four Rolling Stones and all of Maroon 5. He has performed with Alice Cooper, jogged with Willie Nelson and has Taylor Swift on his speed dial. He has written books on Prince, Led Zeppelin and Neil Diamond. But Jon has yet to satisfy a request of many Star Tribune readers: that he take a music-appreciation class.

Recent content from Jon Bream

More Boss than Bocephus, Eric Church rocks Target Center

Review: Church may be country’s most compelling live act of the moment — at least until the newly un-retired Garth Brooks rolls into town

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 07:06 AM

Eric Church: King of the Nashville outsiders

A candid chat with country star Eric Church, who plays the Nashville game by his own rules.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 09:03 AM

Sheeran drives the girls Edsane

Review: The British pop star wowed a Target Center crowd with his acoustic guitar licks, flashy light show and volume.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 06:03 AM

Replacements concert takes fans back to when it began

The Midway Stadium Concert was quite different from the Mats’ last Twin Cities gig in 1991 at the Orpheum Theatre.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 06:20 AM

Memorable Midway concerts

This is the last fandango at Midway Stadium, a minor league stadium that has played host to many major concerts....

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 09:04 PM

Front and center, it's Lisa Fischer's turn

No longer “20 Feet From Stardom,” backup singer Lisa Fischer steps out for her overdue first solo tour.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 08:19 PM

Rosanne Cash takes the road to her roots

Rosanne Cash explores her Southern roots on a new album she’ll showcase in three Minnesota concerts.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 06:28 PM

Tim McGraw wows State Fair grandstand after a slow start

Review: Country star went no-frills at the fair but could have used more oomph early on.

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 09:30 AM

Kid Rock is King of Saturday Night

Kid Rock is the perfect act to headline the Minnesota State Fair grandstand on a Saturday night. He did it...

Updated: August 24, 2014, - 06:35 AM

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin rules the fair

REVIEW: Many times during her 100-minute set, she reminded 9,647 grandstand-goers why she is the greatest singer in the history of modern popular music — and also one of the more confounding.

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 01:40 PM

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