Coffee Break: European Vacation - Manchester!

The Smiths
The Smiths (Wright Photo/Rhino Records, via NPR)

The morning crew has no fabulous vacations planned this summer. We will be here in the studio all summer spinning tunes, eating corn dogs, and giving you always learning moments.

But you know what? Let's go on a MUSICAL VACATION this week. We're taking you to Europe. Fourth stop - Manchester!

What bands do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break - and this leg of our European tour - that hail from Manchester?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Manchester is the third-most visited city in the U.K., after London and Edinburgh. The greater Manchester area is the U.K.'s second-most populous area with a population of 2.55 million.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

The Smiths - Cemetery Gates
The Ting Tings - Great DJ
Charlatans UK - The Only One I Know
New Order - Ceremony
Buzzcocks - Love You More
Oasis - Lyla
The Hollies - Bus Stop
Lamb - Little Things
The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored


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