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: Bands that are hard to google


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We're playing a new band called "FEET" and Jill had the great idea to feature bands that would be hard to google for today's 9:30 Coffee Break. What bands do you want to hear that would fit that bill?

Coffee Break: Artists with Personas


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It's Alice Cooper's birthday, and today in 1976 David Bowie debuted his persona as The Thin White Duke. So, for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, we'd like to take a moment to celebrate artists with personas.

Coffee Break: Post-Punk


Andy Gill

Honoring the passing of Gang of Four's guitarist Andy Gill, today's theme is post-punk songs, illustrating the band's lasting influence. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what post-punk songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Sunshine


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It's been cloudy 72 percent of the time this month. The University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus Observatory has recorded the lowest amount of solar radiation for a January since solar radiation records began in 1963. We need some sun in the Twin Cities so today's Coffee Break theme is sunshine!

Coffee Break: Smoochin'


Kiss on Fire

Today in 1973, Kiss played their first concert, performing at the Popcorn Club in Queens, New York. What's your favorite song that mentions kissing?

Coffee Break: Mid West Music Fest


Mid West Music Fest 2020 Line up

This year's Mid West Music Fest lineup was announced this week. Performing across the historic downtown Winona, MN there will be over 60 musical acts representing a wide variety of the best established and up-and-coming acts of the upper Midwest and beyond.

Coffee Break: Psychedelic Influence


Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow

Jefferson Airplane lost two members on this day in 2016, a band that had a wide influence on the world of psychedelic music. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what contemporary psychedelic bands do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: The Grammys


Trophies on display at the Grammy Awards, 2018.

Last night Billie Eilish swept the show, winning 5 awards. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs from Grammy winners do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: 2019


Hozier performs in The Current studio

It's the 2019 edition of "The Current's 15 Years in 15 Days." For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs from 2019 do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: 2018


Jason Isbell performs in the Forum at MPR

It's the 2018 edition of "The Current's 15 Years in 15 Days." For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs from 2018 do you want to hear?