Coffee Break

At The Current, it's no secret that we love our listeners. And we especially love when listeners write in with suggestions for the Coffee Break

Coffee Break: Formed in high school


Young U2

Inspired by U2's history and Eric Malmberg's high school band "Arson", we want to explore the high school space this morning. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that formed when the members were in high school?

Coffee Break: Wright Brothers Day


Wright Model B Plane

Today, December 17, is Wright Brothers Day - which honors the first successful flights in a heavier-than-air, mechanically propelled airplane made by Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention flight, airplanes, jets, pilots, wings, the sky, etc.?

Coffee Break: Rock Hall snubs


A photo of Whitney Houston from the film WHITNEY

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 class of inductees and this year, like every year, part of the conversation is which artists and groups were snubbed. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, which artists and groups do you want to hear that you think should have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

Coffee Break: 2019 Rock Hall inductees


OUT Magazine #OUT100 Event Presented by Lexus

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 class of inductees and out of 15 nominees, seven have emerged victorious. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from 2019 Rock Hall inductees?

Coffee Break: Songs you discovered through a TV show


A music discovery website called Tunefind did an analysis of songs people discovered in 2018 through TV shows using a combination of metrics from Tunefind, Shazam and Nielsen Music. And the results are in! So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what song did you discover through a TV show? Make sure to let us know the show, too.

Coffee Break: 2019 Grammy nominees


Grammy Awards

The complete list of 2019 Grammy nominees has been released and we want to hear a bunch of them this morning at 9:30. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from 2019 Grammy nominees?

Coffee Break: U.K. punk rock


The Buzzcocks

Pete Shelley, lead singer of the Buzzcocks, passed away yesterday. On Twitter, the band said he was "one of the U.K.'s most influential and prolific songwriters". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what U.K. punk rock do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Soundtrack work


Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke is in town tonight playing the Northrop Memorial Auditorium and at 8:30 am you can hear his Suspiria session where he plays and talks about his songs from the 2018 Luca Guadagnino horror film 'Suspiria'. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from artists who contributed significantly to the score or soundtrack of a film?

Coffee Break: Warm up the Van


Eaux Claires IV

Thanks to Bug for today's awesome theme idea. What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break from artists or bands with "Van" in their name?

Coffee Break: Footwear


JD McPherson, 'Socks'

Listen up. It's National Sock Day. We just played an in-studio with JD McPherson where he played songs off his new record SOCKS. And we just learned that George H.W. Bush had socks for every occasion, even his funeral. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention socks or any kind of footwear?