9:30 Coffee Break: Influential New York Bands and Artists

Above The City: Aerial Views Of New York
Lower Manhattan is lit up as night falls in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Today is Sept. 11, a day when people all over the U.S. and the world recall the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington D.C., and in Pennsylvania.

Although 14 years have since passed, the images of New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, are unforgettable. Yet long before and long after 2001, the indomitable spirit of New York has persevered.

A big part of the New York spirit is creativity, and in the world of music, there has been no shortage of innovative and influential bands and artists who have come out of New York. Various scenes and genres have been spurred and shaped by New York musicians.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by influential New York bands and artists? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Simon and Garfunkel "The Only Living Boy in NY"
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five "The Message"
LCD Soundsystem "Someone Great"
The Velvet Underground "I'm Waiting for the Man"
Sonic Youth "Bull in the Heather"
The Strokes "Last Nite"

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring treats from Morningstar Coffee and Café Latté to your workplace. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break.


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