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: Fruit and vegetable band names


Cranberries

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, is 46 today. So for this morning's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that are named after a fruit or vegetable?

Coffee Break: Nicknames


Aretha Franklin

This morning we played Aretha Franklin's "Baby, I Love You" for our Vinyl Tap pick, and no one can deny that Aretha is "The Queen of Soul". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from artists who have well-known nicknames?

Coffee Break: Initials


JD McPherson

We're looking forward to broadcasting live from the Minnesota State Fair tomorrow 3-7 pm, which a special performance from singer/songwriter JD McPherson. In honor of JD, what musicians do you want to hear for today's Coffee Break who go by their initials?

Coffee Break: Full stop!


Pixies

Thanks to listener Eric for today's theme idea - songs that come to a full stop in the middle. What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

Coffee Break: Newspaper


newspapers

Thanks to Tim for writing in with today's Coffee Break theme. The Star Tribune, formerly Minneapolis Tribune and the competing Minneapolis Daily Star, is 150 years old. What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that reference the news, newspapers or journalists?

Coffee Break: Texas bands


Welcome to Texas sign

The weather is continuing to pour down near Houston, currently at a rate of 2 inches an hour, and rescue shelters are overflowing with thousands of people trying to stay safe. We have Houston on our minds today, so for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from Texas bands?

Coffee Break: Back to school


Yellow School Bus

Whether you are headed back to school today as a teacher or student or gearing up to do so next week, today's set of songs will be dedicated to you. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention something you might find in a school?

Coffee Break: Sites, sounds, smells of the Fair


An alpaca competes in a 4-H costume contest

The Minnesota State Fair started up yesterday and if you weren't there, you probably saw your social media feeds flood with pictures of delicious fried food on a stick, frosty beverages, the great big wheel, and adorable fuzzy newborn animals. If you're like us, you're experiencing some serious FOMO. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that remind you of any part of the Minnesota State Fair?

Coffee Break: Instrumentals


The ultimative white headphones

Today we're celebrating the 79th birthday of Mason Williams, classical guitarist, composer, writer, comedian and poet. Williams is well-known for his instrumental song "Classical Gas" for which he won three Grammys. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what instrumental songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Products and brands


Rolls-Royce

A study that Bloomberg recently released analyzed the lyrics of Top 20 songs from the past three years, and found that the Rolls-Royce is pop music's hottest brand. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that mention products and brands do you want to hear?