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: Funky Friday


Nooky Jones perform in The Current's studio

We're getting excited for Funk Fest which is happening at Sociable Cider Werks from 2-8, with live music from Nooky Jones, Astralblak fka ZULUZULUU, New Sound Underground and Alex Rossi. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what funk songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Killer Queen


Marie Antoinette

Today in 1977, The Sex Pistols made a mockery of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee by playing punk rock from a boat on the Thames River. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention a "queen"?

Coffee Break: Band on the run


Downtown Minneapolis

June 6 is Global Running Day - a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention running?

Coffee Break: Two lead vocalists


Husker Du on the High Bridge

The Twins have a doubleheader with the White Sox today at Target Field, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that have two lead vocalists?

Coffee Break: Product placement


From cowboy boots to athletic shoes

Thanks to listener AJ for writing in with today's topic idea - product placement. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention a particular brand or product?

Coffee Break: 20-year gap


chuck berry getty

Thanks to Jay Gabler for sharing a great article from Stereogum featuring 64 acts that took 20 or more years between albums. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that took 20+ years between albums?

Coffee Break: The values of Mister Rogers


The U.S. Postal Service released a stamp featuring Mister Rogers.

The morning show is headed out to see a preview of the new Mister Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" and we are ready to cry, hug each other, and reflect on the values of Fred Rogers. Won't you help us put together a list of music that reflect his values for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

Coffee Break: Resurgence songs


Toto

Fans so adamantly requested that Weezer cover Toto's "Africa" that, six days ago, the band released a cover of "Rosanna" and, finally, yesterday, a cover of "Africa". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have recently enjoyed a resurgence for one reason or another?

Coffee Break: Summer heat


sunglasses

Today is National Heat Awareness Day - and how appropriate since the Twin Cities is going to get swampy and thick this weekend with temps up in the mid 90s. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention hot, heat, sweat and sun?