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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‘The Unknown Tour’ Stops In Mpls. On Mission To Give Voice To Unknown Musicians

A group of guys from Los Angeles are traveling the country this summer with the ultimate goal of giving a voice to the lesser-heard musicians. This week, they stopped in Minneapolis.


Local Music Tap: The Replacements Releasing Live Album From 1986

Minneapolis’ iconic alternative rock band The Replacements will soon be releasing a new live album – that was recorded over 30 years ago.


Local Music Tap: Free Entertainment Lineup Announced For 2017 State Fair

The free entertainment lineup for the 2017 Minnesota State Fair has been released – and it’s got a lot of great local acts on it.


Top 5 Greatest Prince Live Performances

It’s been nearly a year since iconic Minnesotan musician Prince passed away inside his Paisley Park complex, and now we’re looking back at five of his greatest performances that prove he was one of the greatest performers of the 20th and 21st century.


Tap Talk: Lakes & Legends Releasing ‘All Are Welcome Beer’ For Fundraiser

Lakes & Legends Brewing Company is releasing a new beer for a special fundraiser Thursday evening – with the help from some special local celebrities.


Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Weekend

This week’s list has a great spectrum of shows that include an album release from an up-and-coming Maple Grove artist, an anniversary show for the iconic 331 Club and much more. Check them out below.


Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Weekend

From hip hop to heavy thrash metal, this week’s 4-show lineup includes a healthy amount of new music release parties as well as a nice early show Sunday afternoon. Check them out below.


Local Music Tap: Rhymesayers Announces Soundset 2017 Lineup

After a successful change of location to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds last year, Soundset is bringing it all back again in late May with a fresh list of musicians.


Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Weekend

From a big band show at a downtown Minneapolis jazz club to a special anniversary at First Avenue, there are some great local shows this weekend. Check them out below!


Tap Talk: American Homebrewers Assoc. To Host Rally At Surly Sunday

Attention, homebrewers and homebrewers-to-be, put down that flavorful craft beer and head to Surly this Sunday – there is a rally being held just for you.


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

From a few great album releases to a Super Bowl-with-local-music party, here are the four shows to see this weekend!


Mpls. Rapper Prof Says Tour Van Broken Into, ‘Everything’s Gone’

Minneapolis-based rapper Prof says everything that his team uses to make art and a living was taken when his tour van was broken into in California.


Local Music Tap: Massive ‘Mid West Music Fest’ Lineup Released

The Mid West Music Fest is coming to Winona and La Crosse, Wisconsin this spring for two full days each – and the lineup is impressive.


Tap Talk: Roundhouse Brewery Embraces Brainerd’s Past

More than a century ago, the Northern Pacific Railway literally built the city of Brainerd. Now, a recently opened brewery is doing its part to honor the city’s past – and serve some great brews at the same time.


Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See Over New Year’s Weekend

This week’s post naturally features more Saturday shows than anything else – because, well, it’s New Year’s Eve. But from some rock and roll to jam bands to crooning jazz bands, we got it all. Check out some options below!


Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Holiday Weekend

It’s the holiday and there are plenty of holiday-themed shows to see this weekend! Check them out below.


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

Rock, jazz and holiday concerts: this weeks 4 Shows To See has it all. Check them out below!


Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week

From an album release show on “Drinksgiving” to a tribute show for a legendary Twin Cities band, here are the four shows to see this Thanksgiving week!


Tap Talk: Foxhole Brewhouse In Willmar

Ryan Fuchs is not scared of getting a little heat for (slightly) nudging his customers to try different craft brew styles.


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

From two release shows from up-and-coming artists to a couple concerts that each benefit creative children, here are the four shows to see this weekend!


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

From a couple album release parties to a music lineup catering toward … gasp! … zombies, here are the four music events to check out this weekend.


Tap Talk: Wicked Wort Brewing In Robbinsdale

“If your wife tells you to buy a building and cut a hole in the floor, you buy a building and cut the hole in the floor!” Those are words from Wicked Wort Brewing’s owner, Steve Carlyle, and they’re true. It really happened.


Tap Talk: Jack Pine Brewery In Baxter

Breweries nowadays are increasingly becoming the neighborhood joints of old and tailored specifically for that function: to serve its nearby community. Two hours north of the Twin Cities in Baxter, a city with a population not quite 10,000, Jack Pine Brewery does exactly that.


Tap Talk: Fair State Brewing Co-Op Announces Significant Expansion

After just two years of operations, Fair State Brewing Cooperative made a big announcement to its member-owners Tuesday night: the brewery will be expanding this fall.


Tap Talk: 612Brew In Nordeast

Snuggled right in the heart of Nordeast, on the northeast corner of the Broadway and Central intersection, lies the craft brewery and taproom 612Brew.