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: Joplin's covers


Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin died today in 1970 at the age of 27. We're going to curate a playlist of songs that she covered for today's Coffee Break. So just sit back, enjoy, and learn a little something!

Coffee Break: Tom Petty


Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Perform At The Vie

Tom Petty passed away last night. He was 66 years old and had just concluded his 40th anniversary tour with his band, the Heartbreakers. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what Tom Petty songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Architecture


Villa Rotondo

It's World Architecture Day - a day to show appreciation for the work architects do and to celebrate some of the great global architectural works. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear inspired by architecture?

Coffee Break: Run!


2016 Twin Cities Marathon

The Twin Cities Marathon events are this weekend, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that say "run", "running", or "ran" somewhere prominently in the lyrics?

Coffee Break: Songs that ask a question


question mark sweater

Plenty of songs tell you what to do, describe an emotion, share poetic musings on slices of life. But today we want to focus on songs that have a burning question to ask. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that ask a question?

Coffee Break: Songs that mention a place in Canada


Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg skyline

The Current wants to share great Minnesota music with the world, so we've partnered up with Manitoba Music - Winnipeg to swap two bands from each city for the ultimate Local Music Exchange. You can see the bands perform tonight at Icehouse. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention a place in Canada?

Coffee Break: Woodland creature band names


A squirrel near Lake Vermilion

This week's Album of the Week is Grizzly Bear's 'Painted Ruins'. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that have woodland creature names?

Coffee Break: Soul singers gone too soon


Charles Bradley 5

Over the weekend, funk, soul and R&B singer Charles Bradley died of liver cancer at age 68. Issuing his debut album only at age 62, he was taken all too soon. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what soul singers do you want to hear who were gone too soon?

Coffee Break: No cars go


roller skate

Today is World Car Free Day, where people are encouraged to give up driving their car for a day and instead find a more environmentally-friendly, sustainable way of getting around. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature alternative forms of transportation?

Coffee Break: Rosh Hashanah


Apples And Honey For Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year - began on sunset last night and continues through nightfall tomorrow night. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what Jewish musicians do you want to hear?