Jill Riley Feature Archive

As Kim Gordon's memior reaches No. 2 in the New York Times best-seller list, Carrie Brownstein has announced her autobiography will be out later this year. For today's Coffee Break, what songs by artists who have written autobiographies would you like to hear? (03/16/2015)
For this Friday of Women's History Month, we're looking at the Minnesota women who have been the beneficiaries of all the great musical innovators and influencers who came before them. For today's Coffee Break, what Minnesota women in music from the year 2000 to the present would you like to hear? (03/13/2015)
As the popular selfie stick is getting banned from a growing list of museums and cultural venues around the world, we're wondering what songs you'd like to hear with 'me' or 'I' in the title. Tell us your requests. (03/12/2015)
As we announce the lineup for Rock the Garden 2015, it's impossible not to think back on great moments from Rock the Garden festivals past. For today's Coffee Break, what bands from past Rock the Garden lineups would you like to hear? (03/10/2015)
Yesterday, an estimated 70,000 people -- including The Current's Derrick Stevens -- marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that capture the spirit of civil rights and equality do you want to hear? (03/09/2015)
When a server in a restaurant cautions that the plate is hot, we should all take those words seriously. To help us remember that, what songs containing the words "hot," "fire" or "burn" do you want to hear? (03/06/2015)
The World Health Organization recommends limiting sugar intake to 25 grams per day 'for additional health benefits'. But because music is calorie-free, what songs that mention 'sugar' or 'sweet' do you want to hear for today's Coffee Break? (03/05/2015)
As St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman stops by The Current's Morning Show to talk about exciting things happening in the capital city, we're wondering, what songs that name-check St. Paul or are about St. Paul places do you want to hear? (03/04/2015)
Inspired by Rolling Stone magazine's list of the best 25 songs about the South, for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, we're asking you what songs about the North would you like to hear? (03/03/2015)
As March begins, we're riffing on a weather-related proverb: Specifically, what songs do you want to hear that start softly but end with a roar? Send us your request. (03/02/2015)
Inspired by llamas on the lam, we're thinking about songs having to do with running and running away. What songs about being on the run do you want to hear? (02/27/2015)
Johnny Cash was born on this date in 1932, and he went on to record 96 albums over the course of his nearly 50-year career in music. For today's Coffee Break, what songs by Johnny Cash do you want to hear? (02/26/2015)
After last night's Flaming Lips show at First Avenue, we're thinking about bands who put on a full sensory experience during their concerts. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs would you like to hear by bands who are known for visual spectacle at their live shows? (02/25/2015)
On the 40th anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti', for today's Coffee Break, we're asking you which songs by bands or artists influenced by Led Zeppelin do you want to hear? (02/24/2015)
Last night at the Oscars, Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne took home the trophies for Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively. Each has a ruddy complexion and ginger hair. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs by musicians with red hair would you like to hear? (02/23/2015)