NPR Music: Tiny Desk Concerts

Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR's All Songs Considered features your favorite musicians performing at Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR Music office. This is the AUDIO only archive.

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12:03pm

Mon April 29, 2013
Tiny Desk Concerts

Father Figures: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 4:34 pm

Father Figure performs a Tiny Desk Concert on February 6, 2013.
Lizzie Chen NPR

In a small, packed Washington, D.C., living room late one December night, I heard a cacophony of horns, keys, drums and guitars that simply floored me. It was brash, zany, brainy, scary and danceable. At the end of a long year of amazing live music, this would turn out to be one of the most memorable concerts I'd seen.

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3:18pm

Mon April 22, 2013
Tiny Desk Concerts

Omar Sosa & Paolo Fresu: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 4:35 pm

Lizzie Chen NPR

You don't really listen to an Omar Sosa concert so much as experience it. The Cuban-born pianist's overall demeanor exudes a sense of calm and deep reflection, while a spiritual connection to music and his ancestors comes through in his piano playing.

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12:03pm

Mon April 15, 2013
Tiny Desk Concerts

Yo La Tengo: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 4:35 pm

Yo La Tengo performs a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2013.
Marie McGrory/NPR

It's not often that someone on the NPR Music team gets to see his or her favorite band perform a Tiny Desk Concert. After all, you can only have one favorite band, and NPR Music supports a staff of about 20; that means that, of the 250-plus Tiny Desk Concerts we've produced, fewer than 10 percent could possibly have qualified for favorite-band status.

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12:49pm

Mon April 8, 2013
Tiny Desk Concerts

Efterklang: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 4:36 pm

Gabriella Demczuk NPR

Bands with big ideas work well at the Tiny Desk. Efterklang is a Danish group whose recent album Piramida took its members to an abandoned mining town between the North Pole and Norway. There, they recorded sounds of empty oil tanks, old pianos and pretty much anything they could strike or record.

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12:03pm

Mon March 11, 2013
Tiny Desk Concerts

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 4:37 pm

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 25, 2013.
Gabriella Demczuk NPR

You're about to watch one of the best fiddlers on the planet and a subtle guitar master work their magic. For too many of us, Irish music is something that merely gets trotted out around this time of year, associated with St. Patrick's Day and the coming of spring — and made a cliche by commercialism and whatever other shallow notions make cliches what they are.

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