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.
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.
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.
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.
A relatively recent newcomer to the downtown Minneapolis scene is a taproom with comedy club aspirations. And it makes sense. One of the owners used to do standup.
A group of Minnesota musicians are banding together to help a fellow Twin Cities musician recovering from a near-fatal car crash.
The weekend of PRIDE Twin Cities is fast approaching, and, man, do they have a lot of local musicians on their entertainment lineup.
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.
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.
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.
The Walker Art Center has your outside music and movie needs covered this summer – all for free.
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.
Harriet Brewing is a great example of success through sheer determination fueled by passion. Yes, it sounds dramatic, but hear me out.
Attention, craft beer enthusiasts: This weekend is your chance to guzzle (well … politely sample) the craftiest of beers from nearly 75 different breweries.
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!
Due to the high demand for local craft brews, popular northeast Minneapolis brewery Dangerous Man plans to expand.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
After what seems like forever, the Lyndale Theater’s empty, barren space is leased and is now home to a new brewery. LynLake Brewery opened to the thirsty, hip masses in Uptown on Oct. 10, 2014 just in time to the last bit of warm sunshine on its rooftop.
A Duluth-based pop rock songstress is headed to the Twin Cities to release her newest album, “Holy Bones,” at the Turf Club Tuesday.
A Sartell-based Beatles tribute band is making its Twin Cities debut this weekend with “The Beatles #1Hits” show at Pepito’s Parkway Theater.
After two years of hard work, a northeast Minneapolis brewery is spreading its wings and branching out to local liquor stores this month.
Minneapolis-based Harriet Brewing is celebrating its fourth anniversary with great local bands and a “total tap takeover” at the Cedar Cultural Center.
Indie folk-rockers Old Desert Road will be releasing the fourth and last of its seasonal EPs this weekend at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry.