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: Heartaches & Pain


Charles Bradley

Although the Vikings weren't what Charles Bradley meant when he sang "gotta stand tall / because life is full of sorrow / heartaches and pain", it feels appropriate for the way Minnesota football fans feel this morning. How are you doing, everyone? What sorrowful songs do you need to hear today?

Coffee Break: MPLS vs. Philly


minnesota vs philadelphia

This Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will go against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game that could send the Vikings to the Superbowl if they win (have you heard?). In the spirit of brotherhood and moving karma in the right direction leading up to Sunday, what songs do you want to hear from Philadelphia AND local musicians?

Coffee Break: 5-dollar words


Samuel Longhorne Clemens

Mark Twain once said "Don't use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do." But when we played Car Seat Headrest's "Nervous Young Inhumans" this morning, Sean showed us a Pitchfork article about how an original version of the song used the word "galvanistic" but then Will Toledo took it out in later drafts. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs with 'five-dollar words' do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Oh happy day


Edwin Hawkins

Edwin Hawkins, the gospel singer behind "Oh Happy Day", passed away this week at the age of 74. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature a choir - gospel or otherwise?

Coffee Break: Irish musicians


Singer Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries.

Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries passed away suddenly yesterday at the age of 46. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from Irish musicians?

Coffee Break: Specific ages


Nichole wrote in with a great idea for today's theme - songs that mention a specific age. What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

Coffee Break: Ice


A rendering of the 2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival Ice Palace

A cold snap is upon us and an ice palace is being put up in St. Paul, so we thought it's time to listen to some icy music this morning. What ice songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

Today in Music History: 'Nevermind' hits No. 1


Krist Novoselic and Kurt Cobain play at Beehive Records in Seattle

Today in Music History: Vicki Peterson was born, The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded 'Purple Haze' at Olympic Studios in London; Nirvana's landmark album 'Nevermind' reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart; T. Rex drummer Mickey Finn died from alcohol related liver problem; Led Zeppelin performed "Kashmir" live for the first time.

Coffee Break: Bowie covers


David Bowie

Two years ago today, David Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York home two days after releasing the album Blackstar on his 69th birthday. It's hard to believe we've gone two years without our Starman. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what covers of Bowie songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Bonnaroo 2018


Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

The lineup to this summer's Bonnaroo music and arts festival has been announced and there's some great bands on the list including a few local connections. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from 2018 Bonnaroo artists?