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.
Have a show you want covered? Email Cole.
According to Emmy-winning singer-songwriter Shaun Terrance Johnson, he was seemingly destined for music from the beginning.
When I first met Chastity Brown, late afternoon traffic was just reaching its peak outside WCCO-TV’s front door. After walking inside and quick introductions, Chastity immediately said with a smile something to the tune of, “Man, it’s way too busy down here…” That approach to life — that urge to relax-and-take-your-time — is engrained in Chastity’s music.
The Minneapolis-born electro pop ensemble, Poliça, is ready to embark on a packed U.S. tour later this month shortly after releasing their second album, “Shulamith.”
This week — well, today specifically — the Local Music Tap is opening its ears (and eyes) to the stars. It’s hardly what you’d call “local,” but you’ll see why I have a case!
Military Times Edge magazine has named St. Paul’s McNally Smith College of Music one of the best colleges for veterans.
It’s going to be a Har Mar Superstar day in Minneapolis Friday. Yes — quite literally.
The Guitar Center in Roseville is hosting its first ever rock festival geared toward female musicians and music professionals Sunday.
With fall just around the corner, refresh your music collection – and listen to some great live bands — at the Electric Fetus’ sixth annual Garage Sale and Fall Festival in Minneapolis this weekend.
Minnesota Wine Country is enjoying its new digs — and lauding the ever-growing industry of wine – at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair.
After consuming some creative – and sometimes downright ridiculous – foods-on-a-stick, satisfy for ears this Friday with some great local music.
Minnesotans from all over are encouraged to attend a community forum on Tuesday discussing the Minnesota Orchestra’s future. The forum, organized by Orchestrate Excellence, is planned for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis.
In what they are calling the “first-ever guitar-centric fest,” McNally Smith College of Music will be hosting the Lowertown Guitar Festival on Aug. 10. The festival’s goal is simple: celebrate one of America’s most beloved instruments – the guitar – and the musicians who play it.
The Walker Art Center’s “Summer Music & Movies” event returns to Loring Park tonight – and it’s all for free.
Free musical performances (and other attractions) are taking to Nicollet Mall this weekend as a part of the Dakota Street Festival.
Music in Mears is celebrating its 10th year of providing free local music (and local films) in St. Paul – and its backstory is just as interesting as the entertainment it provides. Brian Horst founded the music festival, located in Mears Park, in 2004. His main profession: Hair stylist with little or no experience on starting and running a music festival.
Minne Fest is a tribute music event with other great ambitions: Promoting local art and raising money for children charities.
Minnesota schools are adjusting after the USDA issued new guidelines on the amount of fat and calories contained in snacks made available in lunchrooms.
It’s hard not to respect a band as hardworking as the emerging Minneapolis rock-quartet, 3 Pill Morning, who say it took over 5 years, 500 shows and a hand full of member changes for things to finally “click.”
Before his performing for Local Music Tap, I had not seen Nathan Miller live. Now, I wish to do so.
Academy Award-winning actor John C. Reilly is heading to Minneapolis with some talented friends to play an intimate music variety show Saturday.
The historic Minneapolis record store, the Electric Fetus, is celebrating its 45th anniversary with an “extra large party,” which includes some musical performances and some good deals.
Somewhere along the line, Taylor Robert decided that singing along with a guitar impresses the girls more so than singing Pavarotti, so he begins writing acoustic music while becoming “obsessed” with blues, soul and rock.
“Get On The Grid” is like a real-life Craigslist for musicians, but without all the unknowns.
hen a musical has people humming, singing (sometimes hysterically) and air-guitar-playing the hit songs of the show before it even starts, it’s gonna be a good time.
With music, most people have a differing and constantly evolving mindset on what makes a certain artist/band interesting. That part’s pretty obvious, I know. For me, besides a gripping melody, what interests me is an overarching message that stands out among the crowd. I like a “hook,” so to speak, but one that shares an honest, profound message — or experience — with the listener.