Jon Bream | Star Tribune
Reporter | Pop Music

Jon Bream is a music critic for the Star Tribune.

Since he began covering popular music for the Star Tribune in 1974, 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: Charlie Parr, Boygenius, Rufus Wainwright

Big gigs for the week of Nov. 16-22, also including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Maxwell, Moore by Four and Ike Reilly Assassination.


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Big gigs for the week of Nov. 9-15, also including Wynonna Judd, the Get Up Kids, War and Treaty and the Cities 97's Sampler 30 Party.


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Big gigs for the week of Nov. 2-8, also including Josh Groban, Lee Ann Womack, Okee Dokee Brothers and Cole Swindell.


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Fleetwood Mac soldiers through St. Paul concert without guitarist Lindsey Buckingham

The Hall of Famers were revitalized by two new replacements.


Twin Cities keyboardist 'having a ball' touring with Fleetwood Mac

Ricky Peterson joins Fleetwood Mac in St. Paul on Monday.


At 74, Gladys Knight still brings the soul

Her St. Paul concert was short but spectacular.


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Big gigs for the week of Oct. 19-25, also including Twenty-One Pilots, Umphrey's McGee, Fleetwood Mac and Phil Cook.


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