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

Fair grandstand has '90s vibe, except for Macklemore, cat videos

This year’s grandstand acts have an unplanned ’90s vibe. But Macklemore and Internet cat videos are au courant.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 08:46 PM

Finding the humor in Alzheimer's

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke shares her experiences with her mom in a one-woman musical this week in Minneapolis.

Updated: August 09, 2013, - 03:14 PM

Brian Wilson radiates good vibrations at Minnesota Zoo

REVIEW: The Beach Boys’ troubled genius gave excitations on an un-summery evening at the Minnesota Zoo.

Updated: July 28, 2013, - 06:09 PM

Sheryl Crow gets ready for Glamorama and move to country music.

Pop star Sheryl Crow gets ready for Macy’s Glamorama — and a move to country music with her new album.

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 03:38 PM

Target Field concert offers classic rock with a skyline view

To delight of fans, Target Field tries out downsized, four-band concert for Skyline Music Festival.

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 06:29 AM

Steve & Edie show mixes jokes, banjo

Review: Odd couple Steve Martin and Edie Brickell make for an entertaining evening. Their 110-minute performance was fitting for the only person who has won Grammys in comedy and bluegrass. It was gosh darn funny, pretty darn musical and unequivocally entertaining.

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 09:57 AM

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell get serious about their unlikely and remarkable musical collaboration

Casual pals Steve Martin and Edie Brickell get serious about musicmaking.

Updated: July 20, 2013, - 03:06 PM

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

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