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

Bruno Mars blends into his backup

REVIEW: Vocally, he shined, and left ego at the door during show.

Updated: July 15, 2013, - 08:05 AM

Kenny Chesney delivers good music, good fun at Target Field

The No Shoes Nation Tour delivered music, fun and booze to an appreciative Target Field crowd.

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 11:28 AM

Bob Dylan at Midway was like 'Ballad of Easy Rider'

Americanarama concert in St. Paul turned out to be five hours of wordy songs, expressive solos and hipster cool — whether you had tattoos and a craft-brew T-shirt or gray hair and sandals.

Updated: July 11, 2013, - 11:27 AM

Dawes: Fortunate sons of L.A. rock

Dawes became one of today’s best young rock bands by emulating the classic-rock values of their forefathers.

Updated: July 04, 2013, - 04:53 PM

TV picks for July 1: 'King Kong,' 'Thelma & Louise,' 'Siberia'

Watts upThis isn’t the Fay Wray version. Or even the Jessica Lange remake. This is Naomi Watts’ “King Kong” (7...

Updated: June 30, 2013, - 02:12 PM

Ageless Tom Petty & Heartbreakers rock on at Target Center

He and his band thrilled packed Target Center Saturday night.

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 11:51 PM

Jeanne Arland Peterson, matriarch of Minnesota jazz, dies at 91

In eight decades as a singer and pianist, she made her name by balancing her family with her career.

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 02:16 PM

D'Angelo is back with a First Avenue gig and a new album soon

After disappearing for a decade, neo-soul star D’Angelo is back with a First Avenue gig and a new album coming...

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 09:30 PM

Out-of-towners score big in Minnesota

Why is the Twin Cities area the No. 1 market for such out-of-town acts as Dawes and Brandi Carlile?

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 02:40 PM

Winstock: How country music saved a small-town school

Winstock used to bill itself as the little country festival that could. Indeed, this year Winstock is sold out for the first time in its 20 years.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 08:20 AM

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