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

April 1: Dakota Jazz Club to take over former St. Paul Artists’ Quarter space

The deal is still pending, but the proprietors plan a more eclectic music lineup.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 08:53 AM

Prince’s surprise performance resonates with hard-core fans

REVIEW: Saturday night brought the Purple One and his trio, 3rdEyeGirl, to the stage for a guitar-heavy performance of more-obscure tunes.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 03:08 PM

Forever Bob Dylan

Accolades pile up. New, young fans fill audiences. Acclaim greets the latest album. But Bob Dylan remains very much a boy from the North Country.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 03:11 PM

Jennifer Nettles hits the solo sweet spot

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles goes all 1970s lite-FM in her Minnesota solo debut.

Updated: March 16, 2014, - 06:35 PM

Minn. vocal group Home Free makes bid for national stardom

Winners of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” Twin Cities vocal group Home Free found a perfect blend for national stardom.

Updated: March 16, 2014, - 06:21 AM

Andre Cymone, Prince's ex-bassist, makes first album since 1985

Ex-Prince sideman Andre Cymone is trying to bring back socially conscious rock with his first album since 1985, a solo treatise on “what’s important.”

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 08:22 PM

Imagine Dragons short on roar at Xcel Center

Review: The nation’s hottest rock band certainly knows how to sell records, but it isn’t arena-ready.

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 05:24 AM

Miley Cyrus Xcel show is a Disneyland of mindless fun

With a big budget and a big voice, the former Disney star gave enthusiastic female fans plenty to see and hear.

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 06:01 AM

Mouthy Miley Cyrus talks about her tour

Miley Cyrus is the mouse that roars. The former Disney Channel star is as provocative in conversation as she is...

Updated: March 09, 2014, - 07:44 AM

Miley Cyrus: Queen of the button-pushers

Provocative pop star Miley Cyrus, who visits St. Paul on Monday, has taken a page from Madonna’s playbook by blurring the lines between sexuality and showbiz.

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 04:55 PM

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