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: Sisters


Joseph perform at The Current's 12th Birthday

Sister trio Joseph is in town tonight playing First Ave, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that have sisters in them?

Coffee Break: Goin' solo


Brittany Howard press photo

Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes will be playing solo at The Palace Theatre tonight, and today in 1970, Diana Ross scored her first solo No. 1 since leaving The Supremes. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from musicians that went solo?

Coffee Break: New


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Today is New Member Day at The Current, where we're asking you to join thousands of dedicated listener-supporters with your own membership today online at thecurrent.org/donate. Thank you for keeping the music playing. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that say "new"?

Coffee Break: A Drive Through Ocasek's Universe


Ric Ocasek

Ric Ocasek, the singer, guitarist and principal songwriter of The Cars passed away yesterday. Later in his career he was a prolific producer, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that were produced by Ric Ocasek?

Coffee Break: Friday the 13th


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Today is Friday the 13th and it's a full moon. If you're superstitious, today's your day to find some black cats and break some mirrors.

Coffee Break: Encourage and empower


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September 12 is National Day of Encouragement, started by a group of Arkansas teenagers in 2007 in order to counter what they felt was the biggest problem facing youth and society today -- the lack of encouragement. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that encourage or empower?

Coffee Break: New York


New York skyline

It's September 11 and it's hard to separate this day from the tragic events of 2001. So let's spend some time this morning respectfully remembering the residents, workers, firefighters and law enforcement officers of New York. For today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that reference New York?

Coffee Break: Duets


Sonny Bono

This morning Sean brought us in a whole bunch of trivia centered around songs that have two lead vocalists. Let's expand on that for this morning's set of music. What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that have two lead vocalists?

Coffee Break: Auditions


The Monkees

Today in 1965, The Hollywood Reporter ran the following advertisement: "Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys." From that advertisement, The Monkees were eventually born. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that were at least partially formed from auditions?