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: Punctuation!


Half Alive

Indie pop band half alive is playing a sold out show at the 7th St Entry tonight. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands who have punctuation in their name?

Coffee Break: Songs for a bitterly cold day


Blair Braverman in the ice

Listen. It's a high of -14 today in the Twin Cities. You maybe risked your life to get to work today. Or you're cooped up at home. It's hard to think about anything else besides the temp today. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for a bitterly cold day?

Coffee Break: Ways to keep warm


Yupeng Yang shovels his sidewalk.

As we prepare for dangerously freezing temperatures in Minnesota tomorrow, what songs can you think of for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that offer creative ways to stay warm?

Coffee Break: Banned/controversial songs


Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Today in 1984, Frankie Goes To Hollywood started a five-week run at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with "Relax". Arguably one of the most controversial singles in British music history, "Relax" was banned by the BBC and several commercial British radio stations, although significant radio personalities including John Peel continued to play the song. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have been banned or were extremely controversial?

Today in Music History: 'Relax' went No. 1 in the U.K.


Frankie Goes to Hollywood  / Relax

Frankie Goes To Hollywood started a five-week run at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with "Relax"; Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboard player Billy Powell died at the age of 56; Jamaican electronics musician King Tubby was born today in 1941; and Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' went No. 1, Today in Music History.

Coffee Break: Acoustic/unplugged


Paul McCartney unplugged

Today in 1991, Paul McCartney recorded his Unplugged concert for MTV, where he performed such Beatles songs as "Here, There and Everywhere" and "And I Love Her". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what acoustic/unplugged songs would you like to hear?

Coffee Break: Sunshine pop on a cold, cold day


Sunshine

This morning, Jill spun some ABBA for her Vinyl Tap pick - "Fernando" off of their Greatest Hits album. It got us in the mood for some sunshine pop on a cold day. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what sunshine pop songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Knock Three Times


Door Knocker

Today in 1971, Dawn started a three-week run at No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "Knock Three Times", the group's first No. 1, which was also a U.K. No. 1. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that talk about "knocking"?

Coffee Break: I wish


Stevie Wonder

Today in 1977, Stevie Wonder went No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "I Wish", his fifth U.S. No. 1. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear with "wish" in the lyrics?

Coffee Break: Songs your dad hates


Dirty Dancing

In 1987, Jill Riley's childhood home was filled with the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, and her dad thus retreated to the garage for about a year. Whether it's punk rock, novelty soundtracks, kiddie bop, or screamo, surely we all played something that irked our dads. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that your dad hated?