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

From a double album release (from the same band!) at the Cedar Cultural Center to an exciting debut EP release at the Icehouse, here are the four shows to see this weekend.

04/27/2016

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Bauhaus Releases Funky ‘Wonderstuff’ Music Video To Promote 12-Packs

Bauhaus Brew Labs is making a name for itself not only for its brews, but for its unique promotional tactics.

04/25/2016

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Local Music Tap: Chatting w/ Caleb Hawley, Midwest Man Turned NYC Soul Singer

Harlem soul crooner and Midwest native Caleb Hawley is bringing his tour back to this great land Friday — specifically Icehouse in Minneapolis. So, of course, Local Music Tap wanted to catch up with him on the road and see what’s up.

04/14/2016

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Local Music Tap: Target Field’s Midwest Music Showcase Lineup Is Out

The lineup for the Midwest Music Showcase at Target Field has been announced – and it contains a healthy amount of prominent local acts.

04/12/2016

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Local Music Tap: Night Moves Talks ‘Pennied Days’ Album & Release Show

More than three years after the release of their successful 2012 debut album, Colored Emotions, Night Moves is back at it again.

04/11/2016

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Local Music Tap: Rock The Garden’s 2016 Lineup Announced

The lineup for Rock the Garden is out! Well, most of it at least.

04/05/2016

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Interview: Mutemath’s Paul Meany Talks ‘Vitals’ Album, First Avenue & More

With 10 years of music under its belt and two of its members recently becoming new fathers, Mutemath is certainly a band experiencing a state of significant change. And that’s what the new album, “Vitals”, is all about: a way of showcasing that change, that moment in time.

04/01/2016

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

From a solid couple of album releases to an amazing Easter brunch-plus-music option, here are four shows to see this weekend!

03/25/2016

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Tap Talk: Nutmeg Brewhouse Brings Craft Beer To South Suburbs

Beer enthusiasts living and visiting south of the metro area now have a new – and well-needed — option for craft brew: Nutmeg Brewhouse in Burnsville.

03/22/2016

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Local Music Tap: Soundset’s 2016 Lineup Announced

The lineup for what is arguably the biggest hip hop festival in the nation – Soundset — has been released.

03/01/2016

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Weekend

From the energetic Davina and the Vagabonds hitting the Dakota Jazz Club to a benefit show for autism at the Amsterdam Bar, here are the four shows to see for this weekend!

02/26/2016

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Tap Talk: Disgruntled Brewing, Where ‘Grumpy Is Good’

For former drywall business owner turned brewmaster Brett Doebbling, being disgruntled has always pushed him to do better. In other words, just being good isn’t quite good enough. And for those who enjoy craft beer and can’t seem to find their fix in central Minnesota, this is great news.

02/23/2016

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

From a chill singer-songwriter show in northeast Minneapolis to a country-themed brunch show in St. Paul, here are the four shows to see this weekend.

02/19/2016

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Weekend (Valentine’s Day Edition)

Predictably enough, this weekend’s events skew heavily toward Valentine’s Day. But they’re all great shows to check out — from “Jazz in the Jungle” in Uptown to “The Love Show” in St. Paul.

02/12/2016

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Tap Talk: MN-Based Founding Fathers Brewing Co. Aims For National Market

Founding Fathers Brewing Company is a Long Lake-based company that’s increasingly finding a foothold in the national market – with a patriot twist. That “twist” is actually a pretty big deal: The company donates half of its profits to help military families.

02/10/2016

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Tap Talk: Bauhaus Brew Labs In Northeast Minneapolis

Bauhaus Brew Labs’ co-owner and head brewer Matt Schwandt initially strove to be a touring guitarist — and then became an attorney of all things — but life sometimes has different plans for us.

01/26/2016

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

From a vinyl release party at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis to some 50’s vibes making their way to the Amsterdam in St. Paul, here are the four shows to see this weekend.

01/22/2016

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Local Music Tap: The Paper Days To Release ‘Falling Is Easy’ @ Icehouse

A young five-piece contemporary folk band is starting pick up some steam in the Twin Cities and now they plan on releasing their premiere album, “Falling is Easy”, at the Icehouse this weekend.

01/12/2016

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Local Music Tap: ‘Rock The Garden’ Moves To NE Mpls For 2016

Fans of the “Rock The Garden” festival will be rocking out at a new location this year.

01/07/2016

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Tap Talk: Red Wing Brewery Carries On City’s Brewing Tradition

For 60 years, the city of Red Wing was void of breweries. That is, however, until Red Wing Brewery Company picked up the reins of the city’s past and brought brewing into its present.

12/29/2015

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Local Music Tap: Fine Line Music Café Hosting Benefit Concerts For Children’s Minnesota

This weekend, a two-day benefit concert inspired by a young child battles with cystic fibrosis kicks off in Minneapolis!

12/17/2015

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

From a JINGLE JAM Christmas Party in Minneapolis to a celebration of St. Paul musicians in … well, St. Paul, here is a look at four great shows to see this weekend.

12/10/2015

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

From a massive 20th anniversary celebration for Rhymesayers at the Target Center, to some more intimate concerts in Grand Marais and St. Paul, here are the four shows to see for this weekend.

12/04/2015

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Tap Talk: Birch’s On The Lake

Fifteen minutes west of Minneapolis, there’s something quite special going on at Birch’s On The Lake in Long Lake.

11/09/2015

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Tap Talk: Canal Park Brewing Company

Whether or not the iconic great lake’s water really produces a noticeably better beer is certainly debatable. That being said, breweries up north take great pride in the fact that their beer is made from the lake’s naturally cool, crisp water. And Canal Park Brewing is no exception. I mean, the lake is right outside the brewery’s front door.

10/28/2015

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