David Campbell

Host, The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
David Campbell

Contact David Campbell at dcampbell@mpr.org

David Campbell is host of Radio Free Current, Saturdays 7 to 11 p.m. and The Local Show, Sundays 6 to 8 p.m. You can also hear him on The Current on Thursdays, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Campbell is a long-time veteran of the Twin Cities scene. A fan, musician, record store clerk, record label staffer, and a 10-year staffer of KQRS and Drive 105's Homegrown, Campbell's love for Minnesota music makes him a perfect fit for The Current.


Bad Bad Hats

Bad Bad Hats perform in The Current studio

With the release of their debut full-length Psychic Reader, Minneapolis' Bad Bad Hats stopped by The Current to perform live in-studio and to chat with host David Campbell of The Local Show.

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Hot Chip

Theft of the Dial: Hot Chip

Hot Chip has stopped by The Current's studio to play some of their own music, but when they played the First Avenue mainroom last week in support of their latest Why Make Sense?, we instead asked them to take over our airwaves and to play songs by some of their favorite artists.

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Milky Chance

Milky Chance perform in The Current studio

Milky Chance stopped by The Current to record an in-studio session before their (very) sold out show at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis. Clemens Rehbein, Philipp Dausch and Antonio Greger told host David Campbell all about their road to success in the States and beyond.

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The Replacements

Musicheads Essential Artists: The Replacements

Each day during Minnesota Public Radio's Spring Member Drive, The Current will highlight a different artist who has made a significant contribution to the music world and a lasting impression on the music we listen to today. We call them Musicheads Essential Artists, and today we're highlighting the Replacements.

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Panther Ray perform in The Current studio

Anticipating the release of Ripple, their first release on the Twin Cities-based record label Forged Artifacts, Panther Ray stopped by The Current to perform in-studio and to chat with The Local Show's host David Campbell.

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Father John Misty performs live in The Current studio

Ahead of a sold out show in the First Avenue mainroom with Sup Pop lablemates King Tuff, Josh Tillman—aka Father John Misty—stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off his latest album I Love You, Honeybear and to chat with host David Campbell.

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