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

Fall's hot concerts: Kanye West, Jay Z, Gary Clark Jr., Nine Inch Nails

The two biggest names/egos in hip-hop stunned Twin Cities fans — and tested their pocket books — by announcing their individual November dates less than an hour apart a week ago. Plus other fall concerts.

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 08:53 AM

Concert review: Aw-shucks Shelton is a charmer

Review: “The Voice” judge proved he could wrap an audience around his finger, and entertain, at the X.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 06:17 AM

Crooner Michael Bublé: Lovable lounge lizard

The Crooner turned on the charm and Xcel fans loved it.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 06:57 AM

Scripted Taylor Swift is resplendent in 'Red'

REVIEW: The 23-year-old pop phenom played to a sold-out house of girl fans at the Xcel Energy Center. She performs again tonight.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 07:39 AM

Pop spotlight: Michael Buble at Xcel

Long before Justin Timberlake discovered a suit and tie, Canada’s Bublé was wearing them as part of his Vegas-y crooner act.

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 02:44 PM

Swift lessons: How Taylor became an adult superstar

What we’ve learned from Taylor Swift’s transformation from teen sensation to adult superstar.

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 05:40 AM

Review: Fans find a real good man in Tim McGraw

Review: After raucous opening act Brantley Gilbert, the country superstar seemed even more embraceable.

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 09:08 AM

Nancy Harms: From Clara City to the Big Apple

Minnesota-bred jazz singer Nancy Harms is flourishing after a move to New York.

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 08:00 PM

Review: Diana, a diva's diva, reigns Supremely at Orpheum

It was a relatively short show, but Ross was mesmerizing and in good voice.

Updated: August 29, 2013, - 10:28 AM

TV picks for Aug. 27: 'Life of Pi,' 'Nine for IX,' Macklemore on Leno

Slice of PiAng Lee’s cinematic adaptation of the novel “Life of Pi” (6:45 p.m., HBOe) was both a critical and...

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 03:58 PM

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