Coffee Break

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Coffee Break: Nirvana covers


Kurt Cobain performs with Nirvana on 'MTV Unplugged' in 1993.

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana died today in 1994 at the age of 27. Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important rock bands of the modern era. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what Nirvana covers do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Rodents


A black-tailed prairie dog looks around

April 4 is World Rat Day - a holiday designed to recognize the rat as a pet and companion animal for people of all ages. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs and bands do you want to hear that mention any type of rodent?

Coffee Break: Walk this way


Aerosmith

The first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day - a day in which The American Heart Association reminds people about the health benefits of taking a walk. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention walking?

Coffee Break: The birth of glam


Mott the Hoople is in town tonight with The Suburbs to play First Avenue so let's to take a trip back in time to the birth of glam rock. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what 70s glam rock do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Bats!


Bat

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bat songs or bat bands do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Bands with twins


Tegan and Sara

It's the Minnesota Twins Opening Day today and they will be matched against division rival Cleveland Indians at Target Field. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, in honor of the Twins, what bands do you want to hear that have twin band members?

Coffee Break: Ska for Ranking Roger


The English Beat

Roger Charlery, known professionally as Ranking Roger, has passed away at the age of 56. Best-known for being a member in The English Beat (aka The Beat), he was an important figure in two-tone history - which is a genre of British music that is a mix of ska, punk and new wave. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what ska do you want to hear - first wave, two-tone, third wave - it's all fair game.

Coffee Break: Collabs


Heart Bones

Calexico and Iron & Wine have announced their first full-length collaborative album and this morning Jill played their song "Father Mountain" for her New Hot pick of the week. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what collaborations do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Scott Walker's influence


Scott Walker

Scott Walker - singer-songwriter, composer and record producer who came to fame as part of The Walker Brothers - has died at the age of 76. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that were influenced by Scott Walker in one way or another?