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

In concert, Rodriguez is more movie star than rocker

REVIEW: The star of the Oscar-winning documentary charmed a full house at the State Theatre Saturday with his soft-spoken, witty personality and gentle folk-rock.

Updated: May 18, 2014, - 08:15 PM

Music spotlight: Lady Gaga at Xcel Center

"Artpop” has been a commercial fizzle for Lady Gaga, but that hasn’t deterred her from filling her just-launched concert tour.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 03:14 PM

Music review: Miss Ross paces herself at benefit show

It took the diva a long time to deliver Supreme moments at the PACER Center fundraiser on Saturday in Minneapolis.

Updated: May 04, 2014, - 05:18 PM

The new movement: Tina & the B-Sides reunite

Former mainstays of the Minnesota rock scene, Tina and the B-Sides celebrate their first album in 15 years Saturday at First Avenue.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 03:58 PM

What might emerge from Prince's vault of unreleased music?

Only Prince knows what music he might release under a new agreement with his old label, Warner Bros. But insiders speculate on what could be in store.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 09:12 AM

Pick six: A half-dozen cool things in music

A half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view:London Grammar, the Varsity. This British trip-hop trio was an...

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 01:00 AM

Take good care of my baby: Bobby Vee and his wife celebrate 50 years

Singing star Bobby Vee and his wife, Karen, have sustained each other through sickness and health for 50 years.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 03:52 PM

Back from cancer, Sharon Jones wows at State Theatre

The R&B star was an unstoppable soul machine Wednesday night at the State Theatre. Her voice was as rangy and potent as ever, and she was so hyperactive that she must have been moving in double time

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 11:22 AM

Trampled by Turtles plan music fest at Canterbury Sept. 20

Tickets will go on sale Friday for a nine-act, two-stage festival inside the Shakopee racetrack.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 07:44 PM

Obituary: Cliff Brunzell, virtuoso violinist

One night, World War II hero Jimmy Doolittle, the aviation pioneer, walked into the Flame Room at the Radisson Hotel...

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 08:37 PM

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