David Safar

Music Director, 89.3 The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
David Safar

Contact David Safar at dsafar@mpr.org

David Safar is music director and overnight on-air host for 89.3 The Current. He also hosts "The New Hot," a weekly music spot; and produces the Sunday night program, "The Local Show." While with The Current, David has launched features such as the Local Music Exchange, the Song of the Day podcast and the CD compilation, "Local Current Volume 1." Prior to joining The Current, David was music director and program director for Radio K (the University of Minnesota's college radio station). David is a music omnivore, with a soft spot for post punk and hardcore music.

Mac DeMarco, 'Another One'

Album of the Week: Mac DeMarco, 'Another One'

Mac DeMarco's fourth studio album is a mini-LP of eight songs that satisfy your curiosity yet leaves you wanting more. The Canadian musician has now relocated to Queens, N.Y., and perhaps the location change is apparent in some of his arrangements.

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Kendrick Lamar performs at Bonnaroo

Checking in from Bonnaroo, part 2: endless music

From the Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival in Manchester, Tenn., The Current's music director, David Safar, provides an update of the bands performing on the stages there. 'Hardcore Bonnaroo goers claim that everything sounds better here, and the massive crowd inspires artists to bring out some of the best performances of the summer,' he writes. Check out David's full report.

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Laura Marling, 'Short Movie'

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On her fifth studio album, 'Short Movie', Laura Marling has begun a new chapter in her life and her songwriting. It's hard to label Marling a folk artist now that she's picked up an electric guitar and started a band, but David Safar says 'Short Movie' is "the best album of her young career."

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Matt and Kim, 'New Glow'

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Although alternative pop music is a breeding ground for bands aspiring to commercial success on the strength of a single track, Matt and Kim cast aside that formula to create a full-length album that shares the more honest side of their music.

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