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: Famous parents


Martha Wainwright

Rosanne Cash was born today in 1955, making her 63 today. She a Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, and is the eldest daughter of Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto Cash Distin, Johnny Cash's first wife.

Coffee Break: Synth rock


Robert Moog

Robert Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer, was born today in 1934. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that feature the synthesizer would you like to hear?

Coffee Break: Rock & Roll Lifestyle


Cake

Listener Patrick wrote in with a great suggestion for today's theme. He said, "I realized there are a wealth of great songs that lampoon rock and roll life, whether spoofing the industry or the fan side. I think the listener community would come up with a fun and funny list." So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that reference that Rock & Roll lifestyle?

Coffee Break: Waitstaff


Clara Riley

May 21 is National Waitstaff Day - a day to show appreciation to servers, bartenders, waiters, waitresses - basically restaurant staff. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention waitstaff?

Coffee Break: Art-A-Whirl bands


Art-A-Whirl

Tomorrow is Minnesota Music Day and this weekend is Art-A-Whirl - one of the biggest collections of local music and art in various locations around Northeast Minneapolis. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that will be playing at Art-A-Whirl 2018?

Coffee Break: Notable album art


Abbey Road

Today in 1988, a number of Minnesota department stores refused to stock the new Prince album, Lovesexy, due to the cover - a nude shot of the artist. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from albums with notable cover art?

Coffee Break: Memorable music videos


Childish Gambino debuts 'This Is America' on 'Saturday Night Live'

Over the weekend, Donald Glover, under his stage name Childish Gambino, released a new thought-provoking song and video titled "This Is America". The video is full of hidden imagery and references to current and historical events. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have had memorable, notable or controversial music videos?

Coffee Break: Monday Monday


The Mamas and the Papas

Today in 1966, The Mamas and the Papas started a three-week run at No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "Monday Monday." So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention Monday?

Coffee Break: Derby names


Kentucky Derby Preview

The 2018 Kentucky Derby - a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky - is taking place tomorrow. Our weekend pals Bill DeVille and Mac Wilson will be diving deep into the Kentucky Derby for this weekend's Honey Do list, but we want to do our own take on things. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear where the title could be a competing horse's name?

Coffee Break: Nods to James Brown


James Brown

Today in 1933, James Brown was born. Nicknamed "The Godfather of Soul", Brown is said to be the creator of funk music and an instrumental force with a successful career across six decades. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that either sample or reference James Brown?