Jill Riley Feature Archive

Tomorrow is Minnesota United FC's home opener, and earlier this morning, head coach Manny Lagos stopped in to talk to us about it. With all the soccer talk this morning, let's continue it into our 9:30 Coffee Break: What songs do you want to hear that mention "kick", "kicks" or "kicking"? Send us your requests. (04/24/2015)
Minnesota United FC play their home opener this Saturday, April 25, versus the San Antonio Scorpions. United's head coach, Manny Lagos, joined us in the studio to share some thoughts ahead of the big game. 'We're almost at a sellout this weekend,' he says. 'so I encourage you to get your tickets if you want to see an amazing home opener in an amazing atmosphere.' (04/24/2015)
For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, help us build a fitness playlist for The Current crowd. What songs get you energized and motivated for exercise? Send us your requests. (04/23/2015)
Today is Earth Day: For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear by artists or bands who take measures to be environmentally friendly? Tell us your requests. (04/22/2015)
Mike from Minnetonka, Minn., thinks the Minnesota Wild need a better goal song than "Crowd Chant" by Joe Satriani. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what song would you recommend is played over the Xcel Energy Center's public-address system when the Wild score a goal? Send your requests. (04/21/2015)
For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that were released as singles without albums do you want to hear? Tell us your requests. (04/20/2015)
It's hard to put a finger on what Alabama Shakes are all about; they draw from a number of sounds and genres, and that's audible on the new album 'Sound & Color', the highly anticipated follow-up to the band's debut, 'Boys & Girls'. And there is no sophomore slump here. (04/20/2015)
In addition to being Record Store Day, Saturday, April 18, is also Induction Day at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. What songs by the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees do you want to hear? Check out the roster and send us your requests. (04/17/2015)
This evening is Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman's State of the City speech at the newly opened Concert Hall at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul. When he stopped into the studio earlier this week to talk with The Current's Morning Show, he said "this isn't your father's State of the City address." He's adding a musical component to the event, to highlight the local music scene in the Twin Cities. Since tonight's event will focus on the state of the city of Saint Paul, let's put together a list of bands that identify their home as (or got their start in) Saint Paul. (04/16/2015)
A recent article in 'The Atlantic' explored the virtues of being short. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs would you like to hear by musicians who are short on height but long on talent? (04/15/2015)
Erik Thompson of City Pages stops in to talk to Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) about City Pages' just-out 'Best of the Twin Cities' issue. This year's theme is 'Made in Minnesota'. (04/15/2015)
A lot of songs are about being born a certain way, whether of a particular inclination ('born to ...') or of a specific origin ('born in ...', etc.). So for today's Coffee Break, what songs that mention 'born' do you want to hear? Tell us your requests. (04/14/2015)
Today's Coffee Break combines excitement for the Minnesota Twins' home opener with a healthy dose of music trivia: What songs by bands that have twins (the genetic, sibling kind) in their lineups do you want to hear? (04/13/2015)
As The Current announces its new signal in Ely, Minn., we'd like to put together a special playlist for the people in Ely. What songs conjure the atmosphere of Ely and of northern Minnesota for you? Tell us your requests. (04/10/2015)
For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, in the spirit of the AWP Conference, we're wondering what songs you'd like to hear from musicians who have also written books, poems and the like. Tell us your request, and be sure to include the name of your requested artist's writing project. (04/09/2015)