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Watch Margo Price Debut New Song “Someone Else’s Problem” In Recorded-From-Home Tiny Desk Concert

Right now, NPR is doing something cool with its already-cool Tiny Desk Concerts video series. Since nobody can make it to play at the actual tiny desk at the NPR offices in Washington, DC -- since those offices are hopefully closed -- musicians are recording and sending in their own Tiny Desk Concerts at home. More »
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Live And Let Livestream

Were you at the biggest party of the year so far? You didn't even have to leave your house to attend (not that you should be attending any sort of party outside your own house right now -- please, don't). This past Saturday night, Derrick Jones -- a professional photographer and music industry veteran who's … More »
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Watch Coldplay Cover Prince’s “1999” At Tiny Desk Concert

That desk just keeps getting tinier and tinier! NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series recently hosted Coldplay, one of the biggest bands in the world, and Chris Martin brought a whole crew of background singers -- the For Love Choir, some of whom sang on their most recent album -- along to sing with him and … More »
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Watch Taylor Swift Display Her Craft In A Great Stripped-Down Tiny Desk Concert

They netted themselves a big one. For years now, NPR has been bringing in musicians for its Tiny Desk Concerts, a great simple-idea video series where those musicians sit behind a really-not-that-tiny desk and have to figure out new ways to showcase their songs. It makes perfect sense that Taylor Swift would want to take … More »
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Jonny Greenwood Debuts New Music Via Ensemble Signal Tiny Desk Concert

The most recent music from Jonny Greenwood, the Radiohead multi-instrumentalist and film-score great, hasn't been a record. It's been a piece of sheet music. Last year, Greenwood published the Glenn Gould-inspired solo piano piece "88 (No.1)." And today, those of us who don't play piano and don't have the ability to force people … More »
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Watch Zaytoven’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Zaytoven and his band turned up to NPR‘s offices last month ready to bring Future’s Tiny Desk Concert to life. When Hendrix didn’t show, the pioneering trap producer saved the day by leading an impromptu set featuring gorgeous live renditions of some of his and Future’s best Beast Mode collaborations, including “Lay Up,” “Peacoat” and “Mo Reala.” As the son of a minister father and choir director mother, not to mention a long-time church organist himself, it’s no surprise that Zaytoven is a ...
Tags: Jazz, Npr, Zaytoven, Hendrix, Performances, Tiny Desk Concert, Mo Reala

Blood Orange Performs For NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

Blood Orange recently visited NPR headquarters, appearing as the latest Tiny Desk Concert guest. The artist, born Devonté Hynes, performed a beautiful four-song set of records off last year’s Negro Swan LP. Backed by his band that included Jason Arce (saxophone), Eva Tolkin and Ian Isiah (vocals), and Mikey Freedom Hart (keyboard), Hynes delivered live renditions of “By Ourselves” and “Jewelry.” The East London native showed off his artistic versatility playing the guitar and piano at one poi...
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Buddy Performs For NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

Buddy was the latest artist to visit NPR headquarters to appear for their Tiny Desk concert series. Backed by a band that included two guitarists, a singer, drummer and keyboardist, the Compton native performed various tracks off his Harlan & Alondra debut album that released last year. The near 12-minute set also came with a funny moment, where Buddy attempts to light a blunt in between songs. Sadly, the weed connoisseur found out quickly that no smoking is allowed on the premises. Watch Bud...
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H.E.R. Performs For NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

H.E.R. capped off a breakout year in 2018 as she was recognized by The Recording Academy, receiving five GRAMMY nominations last week. The 21-year-old earned nods in major categories like Album Of The Year and Best New Artist. In between her current North American tour, the R&B singer stopped by NPR headquarters for an intimate Tiny Desk performance. Backed by her band that included background singers, H.E.R. delivered a beautiful 18-minute set of the songs “Going (Interlude),” “Feel A Way,” ...
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Watch Wu-Tang Clan’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

The 25th anniversary celebrations for Wu-Tang Clan’s seminal debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) continue as the legendary rap crew take part in NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. The bad news: Meth and Ghostface were nowhere to be seen. The good news: RZA, Raekwon, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Cappadonna and U-God ran through a 20-minute medley of Wu bangas including “Triumph,” “Protect Ya Neck” and “C.R.E.A.M.” ODB’s son, Young Dirty Bastard, was also on hand to take the performa...
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Watch dvsn’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Even with two albums, a Drake collaboration and a world tour under their belt, dvsn remain OVO Sound’s best-kept secret — but hopefully not for much longer. The Toronto duo recently swung by the NPR offices in Washington D.C. to showcase their unsung talents behind the famous Tiny Desk. Although Nineteen85 is the star producer behind dvsn’s sensual sound, he decided to play it low-key in the audience and let Daniel Daley, the group’s lead singer, take center stage. Supported by a four-piece ...
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Watch Boygenius Play A Stunning Tiny Desk Concert

Anytime you get a chance to see Boygenius do anything, you need to take full advantage. A few weeks ago, the supergroup of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus released a stunningly gorgeous self-titled EP. They're now touring together. We posted video of their first show together, at Nashville's Ryman … More »
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Jim James – “Over And Over” (Feat. Angel Olsen)

Jim James is taking the song title "Over And Over" very seriously. First the My Morning Jacket frontman included a rocking version of the song on his new album Uniform Distortion. Then he released an acoustic companion album called Uniform Clarity, which included a stripped-down version of "Over And Over." Now, for Amazon Music, James … More »
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Watch Erykah Badu’s Gorgeous Tiny Desk Concert

God-level R&B eminence Erykah Badu releases music on her own terms, whenever she feels like it, and she hasn't felt like it much lately. Other than the odd collaboration, Badu hasn't dropped any new music since her goofy-but-great 2015 mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone. So she really has no need to … More »
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Watch Mac Miller’s Warm, Reflective Tiny Desk Concert, Featuring Thundercat

On Friday, Mac Miller released his thoughtful, introspective album Swimming. After a year that included a highly publicized breakup and a really bad arrest, Miller turned introspective, making an album of organic and sunny funk-pop and stoner-rap. It's live-band music, as Miller demonstrated when he recorded an endearing set for NPR's Tiny Desk … More »
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Watch Mac Miller’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert Featuring Thundercat

While Travi$ Scott celebrated the release of Astroworld with a headlining set at Montreal’s Osheaga Festival over the weekend, Mac Miller opted for a more lowkey setting to give his new album Swimming a live debut. The Pittsburgh rapper swung by the NPR offices in Washington, DC to deliver his first Tiny Desk Concert, where he performed jazzy renditions of Swimming standouts “Small Worlds,” “What’s the Use?” and “2009.” Mac was backed by a live band, with fellow Tiny Desk alumnus Thundercat ...
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Watch ill Camille’s NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

  ill Camille recently visited NPR’s D.C. office to deliver some soulful vibes for their ‘Tiny Desk’ concert series. Nearly a year after the release of her critically acclaimed ‘Heirloom’ project, the LA-based emcee performs standout cuts “Fight On,” “Again,” Spider’s Jam,” and “Live It Up”. Experience the one of a kind jam session after the jump and purchase the LP via iTunes here. Continue below…   [via OKP] Related: New Video: ill Camille “Fight On”
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Watch Vagabon Debut “Full Moon In Gemini” In Tiny Desk Concert

Last year, Laetitia Tamko, the New York-based musician and onetime Band To Watch, released Infinite Worlds, one of the best indie rock debuts of 2018. Tamko, who's only been playing music for a few years, has already developed a distinctive and powerful voice, and it's cool to see her ascending to the point … More »
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Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins Perform For NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’

Common, Robert Glasper and Karrien Riggins started 2018 off by announcing the formation of their group, August Greene. The musical trio have dropped the singles “Optimistic” featuring Brandy and “Black Kennedy,” both off August Greene’s self-titled debut album dropping on March 9. Recently, August Greene appeared on NPR’s popular Tiny Desk Concert series for a live 5-song performance. Along with the songs “Black Kennedy” and “Optimistic,” the trio also performed “Practice” and “Let Go” off...
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Watch Big Daddy Kane’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

He may not be prolific as he once was, but Big Daddy Kane still knows how to put on a show. The Smooth Operator recently stopped by the NPR offices to take part in their popular Tiny Desk concert series. Continue reading below… Backed by a live band complete with drums, keys, bass guitar and saxophone, the hip-hop legend performed classics like “Raw,” “Smooth Operator” and “Ain’t No Half Steppin,” plus a brand new freestyle. In between songs, Kane also took the opportunity to address the ...
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watch St. Vincent play 'MASSEDUCTION' songs acoustic for NPR's Tiny Desk

St. Vincent's excellent 2017 album MASSEDUCTION is very fleshed out and heavy on electronics and her current live show is very beat-centric too, but Annie Clark has been taking a few opportunities to strip the MASSEDUCTION songs down for acoustic performances... Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
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Watch St. Vincent’s Lovely Acoustic Tiny Desk Concert

St. Vincent's 2017 album MASSEDUCTION leans hard on production tricks, and Annie Clark's live show seems to get more elaborate and conceptual with every year. So it's cool to see Clark presenting her new songs with no frills whatsoever. That must've been the idea behind Clark's recent edition of NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts video … More »
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Watch Julien Baker’s Powerful Tiny Desk Concert

Not that many people get invited back to do a second installment of NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts series, but Julien Baker is one of the elite few. Baker did her first Tiny Desk Concert in 2016, when she was touring behind her shattering debut album Sprained Ankle. Since then, she's released the … More »
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This Is The Kit played NPR's Tiny Desk, announce 2018 tour

After touring with The National this year (and collaborating with them on stage), This Is The Kit hit NPR's Tiny Desk in continued support of their very good new album Moonshine Freeze. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
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Watch Tyler, The Creator’s Tiny Desk Concert for NPR

Tyler, The Creator brought his GRAMMY-nominated album Flower Boy to the NPR offices for his very first Tiny Desk Concert. Never one to play by the rules, Tyler entertained the NPR staff after the working day was over in order to “professionally light the stage” himself. With the nighttime mood just right, Tyler and his band delivered soothing — and occasionally silly — renditions of “Boredom,” “See You Again” and “Glitter,” improvising with the lyrics and instruments along the way. Watch bel...
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Watch Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile’s Shaggy, Charming Tiny Desk Concert

Earlier this year, festival-circuit guitar-hero buddies Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile got together to release the loose, dazed, winning collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice. And more recently, the two of them got together to play a loose, dazed, winning set as part of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert video series. The duo played acoustic, leaving … More »
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Watch Ted Leo’s Solo-Electric Tiny Desk Concert

Earlier this year, Ted Leo came back with The Hanged Man, his first album in seven years. Around the time the album came out, those Stereogum staffers who work in the New York office were lucky enough to hear Leo play a solo-acoustic set in the office lobby, and, by all accounts, it … More »
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Watch Moses Sumney’s Stunning Tiny Desk Concert

The adventurous soul-music impressionist Moses Sumney released his excellent debut album Aromanticism a few months ago, and now he's the latest person to take part in NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts video series. For his installment, Sumney started out by singing a solo-piano version of "Doomed" and then by playing a drum pattern on … More »
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Watch Billy Corgan Sing The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight” With A String Section In His Tiny Desk Concert

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan -- who just ditched the William Patrick Corgan moniker and went back to being just "Billy" -- is the latest participant in NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts video series. And while he taped his episode to promote Ogilala, his new Rick Rubin-produced solo album, he opened things up … More »
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Watch Wyclef Jean’s Loose And Winsome Tiny Desk Concert

Sometimes NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts fly by, but Wyclef Jean took his sweet time and was all the better for it. The former Fugee stretched out his three-song set to 25 minutes, weaving in anecdotes about defying his preacher father, '90s encounters with Whitney Houston and Destiny's Child, and recruiting Bob Dylan for a video … More »
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