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: Reptile "awareness"


lizard

October 21 is a thing called "National Reptile Awareness Day". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs (or band names) do you want to hear that mention a reptile of any sort?

9:30 Zombie Break


Zombie silhouette

Movie Mister Euan Kerr joined us today to talk about 'Zombieland: Double Tap', the sequel to the 2009 film 'Zombieland'. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention zombies and zombie things?

Coffee Break: National treasures of Canada


Gordon Downie

Today we're remembering Gord Downie who died of glioblastoma at age 53 on this day in 2017. He was the lead singer and lyricist for The Tragically Hip, and he also released six solo albums. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break in Downie's honor, what musicians do you want to hear that are National treasures of Canada?

Coffee Break: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees


Pat Benatar

Yesterday the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its class of 2020 nominees. You can cast your fan vote and support your favorite nominees, but in the meantime, let us know what songs you want to hear from this year's nominees for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.

9:30 Cusack Break


John Cusack

John Cusack is in town for tonight's screening of his 1989 film "Say Anything" at The Ordway. Who is interviewing him for the crowd after the show? None other than superfan Jill Riley. So for today's 9:30 Cusack Break, what songs do you want to hear that have appeared in John Cusack films?

Coffee Break: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day


Buffy Sainte-Marie

Today is Indigenous Peoples' Day, a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. In honor of this day, send us your ideas of musicians you'd like to hear with native heritage, we have some songs planned for you too, and let's listen to some great music while learning along the way.

Coffee Break: Body positivity


lizzo-at-the-current

Lizzo is back at The Armory tonight, and we played a bunch of Lizzo songs and side projects for Wednesday's Coffee Break, so we wanted to play songs this morning that embody a topic that is important to her. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that center around body positivity?

Coffee Break: John Prine covers


John Prine on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS

Happy 73rd birthday to John Prine who was born today in 1946. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what John Prine covers do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: The world of Lizzo


Lizzo Coachella NPR

Lizzo rolls into town this week for two sold out shows - one tonight and one Friday - at The Armory. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from Lizzo and her various past and present projects?

Coffee Break: Featured players


Derrick Stevens

Today in 1989, Paula Abdul reached No. 1 on the U.S. album chart with 'Forever Your Girl', which included four No. 1 singles: the title track, plus "Straight Up," "Cold Hearted" and "Opposites Attract". Who is featured on "Opposites Attract"? Our coworker Derrick Stevens. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature someone from outside of the band?