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: 2019 Grammy nominees


Grammy Awards

The complete list of 2019 Grammy nominees has been released and we want to hear a bunch of them this morning at 9:30. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from 2019 Grammy nominees?

Coffee Break: U.K. punk rock


The Buzzcocks

Pete Shelley, lead singer of the Buzzcocks, passed away yesterday. On Twitter, the band said he was "one of the U.K.'s most influential and prolific songwriters". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what U.K. punk rock do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Soundtrack work


Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke is in town tonight playing the Northrop Memorial Auditorium and at 8:30 am you can hear his Suspiria session where he plays and talks about his songs from the 2018 Luca Guadagnino horror film 'Suspiria'. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from artists who contributed significantly to the score or soundtrack of a film?

Coffee Break: Warm up the Van


Eaux Claires IV

Thanks to Bug for today's awesome theme idea. What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break from artists or bands with "Van" in their name?

Coffee Break: Footwear


JD McPherson, 'Socks'

Listen up. It's National Sock Day. We just played an in-studio with JD McPherson where he played songs off his new record SOCKS. And we just learned that George H.W. Bush had socks for every occasion, even his funeral. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention socks or any kind of footwear?

Coffee Break: Festival of Lights


Candles Burning Brightly

Hanukkah began last night - a Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication that is observed for eight nights and days. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention light or miracles?

Coffee Break: Jail break


Johnny Cash visiting prison

A serial burglar was caught this week after escaping from the Hennepin County jail in downtown Minneapolis. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear about prison and jail?

Coffee Break: Iconic instruments from female musicians


St. Vincent

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced an exhibit dedicated to iconic instruments of rock & roll opening April 2019. Recently, Neko Case took to Twitter to call out the Met on their lack of instruments from female-identifying musicians included in the exhibit. The museum has announced two female performers who will be featured, but let's brainstorm a list of even more. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what female artists do you want to hear that famously used an iconic instrument?

Coffee Break: Marine life


Humpback whales

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants, has died of Lou Gehrig's disease at age 57. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that feature marine life do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: All requests


Brian Oake and Jack White

Jill is out today and Brian has been taking requests all morning. He is looking for more requests from you for today's Coffee Break, but he says you HAVE to make your case for why you want to hear the song. So what would you like to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, and why?