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: Songs with a message for Int'l Women's Day


Joan Jett's 1983 'Album' with cover photography by Mick Rock.

It's International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the achievements of women, and The Current is playing nothing but music all day fronted by musicians who identify as women across genres and eras, presented by the women of The Current. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from women-fronted projects that have a message of empowerment?

Coffee Break: Three!


Brian Oake and Jill Riley

Oake & Riley turns 3 today and we are so grateful for the opportunity to wake up with you every morning. Thank you for listening and for your Coffee Break ideas and gifs and comments. We are the luckiest! For today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that say "3" somewhere in them?

Coffee Break: New Orleans sound


martis gras fat tuesday

As per our tradition for Fat Tuesday, what songs do you want to hear that embody the New Orleans sound for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

Coffee Break: Notable makeup


KISS perform on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Kiss is in town tonight to play at the Target Center, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from musicians and bands that had notable makeup?

Coffee Break: Always learning


One of the themes you'll hear throughout weekday mornings on The Current is "always learning". Especially through our daily vinyl and music history segments, we LOVE learning about music. Let's lean into that for today's 9:30 Coffee Break. What songs do you want to hear that teach, or reference teaching or learning?

Coffee Break: Bug bands


jake bugg ls

Jake Edwin Charles Kennedy, aka Jake Bugg, was born today in 1994, making him 25 today. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands with bug names?

Coffee Break: Modern retro


Leon Davis

February 27 is National Retro Day - a day to reflect on the time before smartphones and the internet and fondly remember a simpler time. Let's take a slight twist on this for today's 9:30 Coffee Break: what songs do you want to hear from modern artists that have a retro throwback sound?

Coffee Break: Let's have a birthday party


birthday cake

So many wonderful artists were born today -- which ones would you like to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee break? And for fun, let's add plus or minus one day.

Coffee Break: Stuck, trapped, stranded


Blizzard conditions can be seen along a stretch of State Highway 19

Throughout Minnesota but especially in southern parts of the state, driving has been...complicated, with roads and events canceled, shoveling being frustrating and people feeling stir crazy trapped in their houses. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that reference feeling stuck, trapped or stranded?