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: Trios

The Police

Today in 1977, The Police made their live debut as a three-piece band when they played at the club Rebecca's in Birmingham, England. For today's Coffee Break, what trios do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Iconic hair

Beatles in 1965

Today in 1964, the Glasgow City Council announced that all boys with Beatle-style haircuts would have to wear swimming caps in public pools. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands do you want to hear that have iconic hair?

Coffee Break: Songs about leaving or being left alone

Belle and Sebastian in the Scottish Highlands

Belle & Sebastian popped by The Current yesterday for an interview and in-studio session, and they told Mary Lucia about accidentally leaving their drummer in a Walmart in North Dakota two nights ago. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that center around someone leaving or being left alone?

Coffee Break: Relaxing songs

Sonny Bono

It's National Relaxing Day and we want to ease you into your Tuesday with a set of songs that will make you feel calm and tranquil. What relaxing songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

Coffee Break: Love and togetherness

love songs

This weekend a white supremacist rally in Virginia turned deadly when a car plowed into counter protesters, killing one and injuring 19. We find it hard to think about anything else today, so let's put a Coffee Break together with songs that feature love and togetherness. What songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Albums named after lyrics

So many albums are named for one of the songs on the record, aka the title track. But for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from albums that are named after a LYRIC in one of the songs?

Coffee Break: SFX

Big Thief perform in The Current's studio

We've all heard songs that prominently feature guitar players, singers, bassists and drummers, but what about the foley artist? Let's give some love to songs that feature sound effects for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.

Coffee Break: Featuring Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell

Country music legend Glen Campbell passed away yesterday from complications with Alzheimer's. Many people remember Campbell for his famous hits like "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Gentle On My Mind", but he was also a prolific studio musician. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature Glen Campbell?

Coffee Break: Items of clothing


Today in 1960, 16-year old Brian Hyland went to No. 1 with "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini". What songs do you want to hear that mention other items of clothing, shoes or hats?

Coffee Break: Vocal duets

A wintery duet at the State Theatre

For today's Vinyl Tap we played Otis Redding & Carla Thomas's "Knock on Wood" and for our Music History highlight we played Elton John and Kiki Dee's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", so we better keep this pattern going. For today's Coffee Break, what vocal duets do you want to hear?