Jon Bream | Star Tribune
Reporter | Pop Music

Since he began covering popular music for the Star Tribune in 1974, Jon Bream has attended more than 7,000 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 received Taylor Swift's calls from three different cell numbers. He has written books on Prince, Led Zeppelin, Neil Diamond and Bob Dylan. But Jon has yet to satisfy a request of many Star Tribune readers: that he take a music-appreciation class.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Memory Lanes Block Party, Michael Kiwanuka, Regina Marie Williams

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows.


In St. Paul, it was a Neil Diamond in the rough

REVIEW: He was in good voice, but lacked energy and spirit in St. Paul concert.


Chris Blue wins 'The Voice,' with homeboy Jesse Larson fourth

As they say, Chris Blue blew them away. The 27-year-old worship leader from Knoxville was named the winner Tuesday on the 12th season of NBC’s…


Twin Cities finalist on NBC's 'The Voice': Prince 'taught me to believe in myself'

The burly, bearded, bespectacled dude who's never had a voice lesson or sung in a choir is trying to find his singing voice. And he's going about it in a rather novel way.


Summer Fun 2017: GNR, Coldplay and Bieber make it the summer of the stadium concert in the Twin Cities

Fans are pumped for five blockbuster concerts at U.S. Bank Stadium and Target Field. But are the venues ready?


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Tina & the B Sides at First Ave, Toki Wright at Nomad Pub

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows.


Steve Martin and Martin Short team up in Mpls. as two amigos going for laughs

Review: The actors, comics and pals made for a hilarious evening of shtick and song.


Hall & Oates jams get jazzy while Tears for Fears hits sound right from '80s

Review: Beloved MTV heyday duos draw 14,000 to the concert in St. Pau's Xcel Energy Center.


Concerts of the week: Black Angels at First Ave; metalheads flock to Northern Invasion

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows.


Prince's first ex-wife on her new memoir: 'A lot of trauma I made myself forget'

Mayte Garcia is returning to the Twin Cities this week to promote her new book, "The Most Beautiful."