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: Kiss


Mike Liay kisses his dog Archie's head in his backyard.

Jill Riley wants you to know that it's International Kissing Day today and Brian Oake wants you to know that kissing has MANY health benefits. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention kissing?

Coffee Break: Dos and don'ts


Nina Simone

Thanks to Osborne for writing in with today's theme. He said, "Every day we have many rules to follow and many decisions to make." So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention "do" or "don't" in the title?

Coffee Break: Red, white and blue


Beer Dabbler

As tomorrow is the Fourth of July, you'll be hearing a lot of patriotic music over the next few days. But let's take a slightly different spin on this topic today. For the 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention red, white or blue?

Coffee Break: Jukebox musicals


The Temptations

This morning we played The Temptations' "Ball of Confusion" which is featured in a new musical called "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations", now at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., before it hits Broadway. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what do you want to hear that were featured in a jukebox musical - a stage presentation featuring the songs of popular music acts?

Coffee Break: Sweat


The Sun close up

Excessive heat warnings have been issued for the Twin Cities metro area and much of southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today. Sounds sticky! For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention sweat?

Coffee Break: Fame


Rock legend David Bowie performs

Today in 1975, David Bowie's "Fame" was released. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention some form of being famous?

Coffee Break: Hotel songs


Dwynell Roland performs in The Current's studio

We're excited for today's Oake & Riley in the Afternoon event at the Hewing Hotel's Tullibee featuring Dwynell Roland. Consider stopping by and seeing what happens when we put on a rap show in a hotel lobby! And for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let us know what songs you want to hear that mention a hotel/motel/etc.

Coffee Break: Power pop


The Posies

The Posies are in town tonight to play the Turf Club, Sloan played this past weekend, and Matthew Sweet is playing this Friday. That's a whole lot of power pop - an aggressive form of pop rock that is based on catchy, melodic hooks and energetic moods. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what power pop songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Name changes


The Beach Boys

Thanks to Jo for writing in with today's Coffee Break theme idea. Jo says, "IHOP is now IHOb. Change is hard, but we will get through this together." What songs do you want to hear from bands that went through a name change at some point in their career?