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: Bright lights big explosions


Fireworks

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July and one time Eric Malmberg threw fireworks in his cousin's waders. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs or bands do you want to hear that feature bright lights, big explosions, fire, sparkles, etc?

Coffee Break: Something to talk about


Fontaines D.C. perform at The Current Day Party during SXSW

This weekend, Bill DeVille played "Boys In The Better Land" by Fontaine D.C., and listener Rob wrote in suggesting a theme based on songs that talk. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature talking, rather than singing, at some point?

Coffee Break: Rock me on the water


Rowing on the Mississippi River

It's the first day of July - and the first day of MPR's Water Month. This year we're celebrating getting outside on Minnesota's beautiful lakes and rivers and announcing a new app called "Outside in Minnesota". It makes it easy to get outdoors with weather updates, event listings, and how-to guides.

Coffee Break: Let's rock


The sun sets over the crowd at Rock the Garden 2018.

Rock the Garden is tomorrow and we're so excited we can hardly think about anything else. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that say "rock" in the title or chorus?

Coffee Break: Change in direction


Sonny Bono -

For this morning's Vinyl Tap pick, Jill brought in "Pammie's on a Bummer", a 7:45 song from 'Inner Views', Sonny Bono's 1967 solo album which took a decidedly psychedelic turn from his Sonny & Cher days. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from artists or bands who swiftly changed genres at some point in their career?

Coffee Break: Let's go


Fleetwood Mac

What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that say "go"?

Coffee Break: Beatles for breakfast


The Beatles in London on July 28, 1968.

There are a lot of reasons and a lot of days set aside to celebrate the Beatles and today is one of them. It's Global Beatles Day - marked annually on June 25 in honor of the Beatles' performing "All You Need Is Love", broadcast to an international audience on the BBC program "Our World" in 1967. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs from the world of the Beatles do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: New Romantic


duran duran

Brian spun Duran Duran's "Is There Something I Should Know?" for this morning's Vinyl Tap pick and it got us thinking about the New Romantic movement of the 70s and early 80s - characterized by its flamboyant, eccentric fashion. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands in the New Romantic movement?

Coffee Break: Productivity


Jack White performs at the Armory in Minneapolis

June 20 is World Productivity Day, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from artists that get a LOT done? Whether we're talking about making music, helping out with production on other projects, running companies or clothing lines or nonprofits, we're looking for artists that spread themselves wide with productivity.