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

Review: Good times aren't over for Merle Haggard

The country music legend sang — and talked — his way through an evening that rewarded fans new and old.

Updated: July 20, 2013, - 12:08 AM

Review: Beyoncé brings out all the single ladies

Superstar’s show concept is befuddling, but overall effect is entertaining at Xcel Energy Center.

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 10:40 AM

Music review: Eccentric and all, Willie Nelson lives up to his legend

REVIEW: Mystique outmatched music at first, but then 80-year-old Willie found his comfort zone.

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 12:57 PM

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

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