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.


Allan Kingdom performs live in The Current studio

Rising hip-hop act Allan Kingdom stopped by the Local Show to perform tracks off his Future Memoirs EP release and to chat with host David Campbell about Thestand4rd, his latest project with Twin Cities musicians Spooky Black, Psymun and Bobby Raps.

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The Ericksons

The Ericksons perform live in The Current studio

Ahead of the release of their forth studio album Bring Me Home, the Ericksons — sisters Jenny Kapernick and Bethany Valentini — stopped by the Local Show to perform songs off the new record and to chat with host David Campbell.

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Stereo Confession perform in The Current studio

On a special back-to-school edition of The Local Show, Minneapolis rock band Stereo Confession stop into The Current's studio to talk to David Campbell about their forthcoming album, about how high school is going so far and about what they have planned for after graduation.

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Hippo Campus

Hippo Campus perform live in the Current's studios

For a band who have yet to release an LP - or even an EP, for that matter - the young band Hippo Campus are doing pretty well for themselves. They're the toast of the local live music scene this summer, and they stopped by our studios to play a few songs and talk about their wild ride to critical and popular acclaim.

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Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso perform live in The Current studio

Fresh off their gig at 10 Thousand Sounds Festival this past weekend, Sylvan Esso — comprising Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn — stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs and to chat with David Campbell.

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Alpha Consumer

Alpha Consumer perform live in The Current studio

With the recent release of Meat, Alpha Consumer stopped by The Current to perform tracks off the new record live in our studio. Between songs, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Mike Lewis and JT Bates of Alpha Consumer chatted with Local Show host David Campbell about the record's title, Louie C.K. and their upcoming gig at the Red Stag Block Party.

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Heiruspecs perform in The Current studio

In the run-up to the April 22 release of their forthcoming album, 'Night Falls,' St. Paul's own Heiruspecs join David Campbell in The Current studio for a performance and interview on The Local Show.

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