Coffee Break: You better think!


It's February 22 which means it's World Thinking Day - a day celebrated by Girl Scouts from 146 countries around a different theme each year. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention "think" in the lyrics?

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Today in Music History: Radiohead released 'Pablo Honey'

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Elvis Presley was at No. 1 with 'Rock-A- Hula Baby / Can't Help Falling In Love'; MTV dedicated a full 22 hours broadcast to The Monkees; Andy Warhol died; The Beatles recorded "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"; and Radiohead released 'Pablo Honey', Today in Music History.

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Watch Spoon's strange new video, 'Can I Sit Next To You'

The new song from Spoon first appeared as unidentified instrumental music between segments on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' and during boarding on American Airlines planes. 'Can I Sit Next to You' is from Spoon's forthcoming album, 'Hot Thoughts,' due out March 17.

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DJ Pick of the Week: Bill DeVille - Tinariwen, 'Sastanaqqam'

Bill DeVille says he can't get enough of the 'desert blues' sound of Saharan musicians Tinariwen. For his DJ Pick of the Week, DeVille chose 'Sastanaqqam' from the band's new album, 'Elwan.' DeVille says he can't get enough of Tinariwen's 'swirling guitars and hypnotic rhythms.'

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Black History Month Featured Artists

Lady Midnight pays tribute to Lady Day

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This February, The Current is celebrating Black History Month by celebrating four artists chosen by our listeners. We’ll be playing their music on the radio and sharing features online. This week, we’re featuring Billie Holiday. I learned of heartbreak when I was 13 listening to the voice of Billie Holiday. Jazz was a genre I was becoming…

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Billie Holiday knew how to rise above

Billie Holiday performs in New York, Feb. 1947

Billie Holiday was a true original. Her voice welded the improvisation of jazz and the soul-searching expressiveness of the blues, and her delivery was distinguished by unique phrasing and an idiosyncratic sense of rhythm.

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The Current Sessions®

Hamilton Leithauser performs a solo acoustic set

Hamilton Leithauser performs a solo acoustic set at The Current

Equipped with only a nylon-string acoustic guitar, Hamilton Leithauser stopped at The Current studio for a session hosted by Mark Wheat. The result is a stunning set of three heartstring-tugging songs from 'I Had a Dream That You Were Mine,' Leithauser's collaborative album with Rostam Batmanglij. There are even some Dylanesque overtones ... and that's not the only local connection.

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Craig Finn performs in The Current studio

Craig Finn previews upcoming album in The Current studio

Craig Finn's next album, 'We All Want the Same Things,' comes out on March 24, 2017. In town to open for Japandroids at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Finn stopped at The Current studio for a live session hosted by Mary Lucia, during which Finn and his band played three new songs from the upcoming full-length release. Check out the new songs and hear Craig Finn talk about the origins of the new record.

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Oake and Riley Features

finger snapping

Coffee Break: Finger snaps

Satoyuki Fujimara - a Japanese student - has just broken the Guinness World Record for the most finger snaps in a minute. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature finger snapping?

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