Cole Premo

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Cole Premo has been a web producer at WCCO since 2009. He joined WCCO as an Emma L. Bowen mentorship student in the summer of 2005. After four summers of working hard and learning an amazing amount about how TV news works, Cole was hired full-time.

Cole went to the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) where he graduated with an English literature and New Media studies degree.

Cole’s passion — other than journalism — is music. He plays lead guitar and lead vocals in his solo band. So, it only makes sense that he now interviews musicians of various levels of success who are playing shows in Minnesota.

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Tap Talk: Bitter Minnesota Brewery Tours

With the craft beer revolution occurring in Minneapolis over the last five or so years, it was hard for John Fillman and James Hammer not to notice — and they wanted to participate in some way. The result: Bitter Minnesota Brewery Tours.

08/25/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From an indie pop album release show at the Varsity Theater to a local-band-gone-national at a festival in Loring Park, here are the four shows and events to see this weekend!

08/21/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From a two-day evening of local acts at the Cedar Cultural Center to an exciting album release party at the Icehouse, here are the four shows to see this weekend.

08/13/2015

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Tap Talk: Wheaties & Fulton Team Up, Create ‘HefeWheaties’

Could this be the “beer of champions”? Wheaties has partnered with Fulton brewery in Minneapolis to create a limited-edition beer: HefeWheaties.

08/12/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From a local EP release party in northeast Minneapolis to a bunch of festivals/block parties, here are the four shows and events to see this weekend!

08/06/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From Har Mar Superstar doing his thing in St. Paul to a great outside get-together in northeast Minneapolis, here are the four shows and events to experience this weekend!

07/30/2015

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Tap Talk: Burning Brothers Brewing

In Tap Talk’s noble quest to give Minnesotans — and everyone else — a little glimpse into what the state’s brewery/taproom scene has to offer, I (and Katie) have managed to run across some very interesting people. Burning Brothers Brewing is no different. These guys have a doozy of a backstory.

07/14/2015

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Local Music Tap: Wee Willie Walker CD Release @ Minnesota Music Cafe

In regards to Wee Willie Walker, there’s an old saying that comes up: “he’s still got it!” Now, longtime soul and blues man is proving it with the release of his new album, “If Nothing Ever Changes,” this weekend at the Minnesota Music Cafe.

07/07/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Weekend

From a free show at Bryant Lake Bowl to a a plethora of music acts at the Twin Cities’ Pride, here are the four local music shows & events to see this weekend.

06/26/2015

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Tap Talk: Sisyphus Brewing

Over the last five years, the craft brewery movement has grown exponentially in Minnesota. The Associated Press says licensing records show two-thirds of Minnesota breweries have opened just since 2010. So, we decided to help […]

06/25/2015

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Local Music Tap: Mpls. Concert Benefits Musician Recovering From Near-Fatal Crash

A group of Minnesota musicians are banding together to help a fellow Twin Cities musician recovering from a near-fatal car crash.

06/11/2015

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Local Music Tap: A Look At Pride 2015’s Massive Music Lineup

The weekend of PRIDE Twin Cities is fast approaching, and, man, do they have a lot of local musicians on their entertainment lineup.

06/09/2015

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Tap Talk: Surly Set To Open ‘Brewer’s Table’

Surly’s already impressive Destination Brewery is about to become even more so, when the brewery opens its new finer dining restaurant. The restaurant, called “Brewer’s Table”, will open on the upper level of the Destination Brewery at 5 p.m. Friday, May 22.

05/18/2015

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Local Music Tap: ‘France Camp’ LP Release @ 7th Street Entry

There was once a time (Tuesday) when a web producer/local music blogger decided to preview an album release show for a local casual punk band — and was blindsided by their truly remarkable (and beautifully, humorously confusing) responses to his questions. This is his (my) story.

05/14/2015

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Tap Talk: Barley John’s Brewpub In New Brighton

Just north of Minneapolis stashed away in its “oasis” of New Brighton, you’ll find a quaint little brewpub bearing the name of Barley John’s. The brewpub’s beer, however, packs quite a bigger punch.

05/12/2015

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Local Music Tap: Walker’s ‘Summer Music & Movies’ Lineup Announced

The Walker Art Center has your outside music and movie needs covered this summer – all for free.

05/08/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Weekend

From a big jam celebrating May’s arrival in St. Cloud to a “Love Your Melon” benefit concert for children’s cancer in Minneapolis, here are the four shows to see this weekend.

04/30/2015

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Tap Talk: Harriet Brewing Company

Harriet Brewing is a great example of success through sheer determination fueled by passion. Yes, it sounds dramatic, but hear me out.

04/24/2015

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Tap Talk: Craft Beer Festival Comes To Mpls.

Attention, craft beer enthusiasts: This weekend is your chance to guzzle (well … politely sample) the craftiest of beers from nearly 75 different breweries.

04/15/2015

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Local Music Tap: Most Anticipated ‘Record Store Day’ Releases

With all the Record Store Days festivities kicking into high gear this week, we wondered: what are the most anticipated releases this year? Well, we asked many shops around Minnesota and compiled their answers!

04/14/2015

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Tap Talk: Dangerous Man Plans To Expand Brewery, Add ‘Growler Shoppe’

Due to the high demand for local craft brews, popular northeast Minneapolis brewery Dangerous Man plans to expand.

04/10/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week

From a large music festival-conference to a soul legend crooning it up in St. Paul, here are four great shows to see this week(end)!

04/09/2015

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Local Music Tap: ‘Ghost Towns Of The West’ CD Release @ Cabooze

Despite geographical difficulties between bandmates, Minneapolis-based rockers, Ghost Towns Of The West, aren’t saying “farewell” just yet. In fact, they intend to play a memorable CD release show this Friday at the Cabooze. They’ll worry about the other stuff later.

04/08/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week

From a 45th anniversary show at First Avenue to a complete performance of Abbey Road at the Cabooze, here are the four shows you should see this weekend.

04/01/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Urban Growler — MN’s First Women-Owned Brewery

When co-founders Deb Loch and her partner, Jill Pavlak, decided to make a major life change they had no idea they’d be making history in Minnesota. Truth is they just wanted to bring people together at a turbulent time in United States’ politics.

03/30/2015

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