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: 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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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)!


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Local Tap Talk: LynLake Brewery

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.


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Local Music Tap: Mary Bue Album Release @ Turf Club

A Duluth-based pop rock songstress is headed to the Twin Cities to release her newest album, “Holy Bones,” at the Turf Club Tuesday.



Local Music Tap: Sartell’s ‘The Revolution 5’ To Bring Beatlemania To Parkway

A Sartell-based Beatles tribute band is making its Twin Cities debut this weekend with “The Beatles #1Hits” show at Pepito’s Parkway Theater.


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Local Tap Talk: 612Brew Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary, Unveils New Cans

After two years of hard work, a northeast Minneapolis brewery is spreading its wings and branching out to local liquor stores this month.


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Local Music Tap: Harriet Brewing’s 4th Anniversary @ Cedar Cultural

Minneapolis-based Harriet Brewing is celebrating its fourth anniversary with great local bands and a “total tap takeover” at the Cedar Cultural Center.


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Local Music Tap: Old Desert Road EP Release @ 7th Street

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.


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Local Music Tap: The Beer Dabbler Lineup

This weekend’s sixth annual Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival features beers from a staggeringly large amount of breweries, but also has some pretty great local music, too.


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Local Tap Talk: Insight Brewing Company

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’s active breweries opened in 2010 or later. So we decided to help you – and your livers – keep up with the taproom trend by stopping by some of these Twin Cities brewhouses. This week features Insight Brewing .


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Local Tap Talk: Tin Whiskers Brewing Co.

Tin Whiskers — a brewing company and taproom located in downtown St. Paul — has humble beginnings like most craft breweries throughout Minnesota, but with an interesting twist: All three founders are electrical engineers.


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Local Music Tap: Hibbing Dylan Days Disbands

The celebration of legendary folk songwriter Bob Dylan in his hometown of Hibbing is on an “indefinite hiatus”, according to the Hibbing Dylan Days committee.



Local Music Tap: ‘Entertainment Jill’ & Fostering Female Talent

Calley Bliss — the founder of Entertainment Jill – has a great tagline that she acknowledges is somewhat cheesy, but it perfectly describes what her new company strives to do: foster talent and give female musicians a voice.



Local Music Tap: Courtney Yasmineh Album Release @ Icehouse

After returning from her ninth Euro Club tour, local alt-rock-indie-pop songwriter Courtney Yasmineh will be releasing her fourth album, Red Letter Day, at the Icehouse in Minneapolis this weekend.


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Local Music Tap: ‘Bear & The Barrel’ Variety Show @ Old Arizona Theater

The third part of the ongoing live TV variety show spoof, “Bear & The Barrel,” is set to entertain audiences at the Old Arizona Theater in Minneapolis all weekend.


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Local Music Tap: ‘War Poets’ Teams Up w/ Rock The Cause To Release EP

A Minnesota nonprofit label – the same one that launched the late Zach Sobiech’s “Clouds” song to worldwide attention — is now teaming up with local group, War Poets, to launch their latest EP.




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