Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio

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Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music feature your favorite musicians performing at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR office. Hear Wilco, Adele, Passion Pit, Tinariwen, Miguel, The xx and many more. This is the audio version of the podcast. A video version is also available.

Cautious Clay Oct. 24, 2018

The charismatic singer and saxophonist brought a group of longtime friends to play a warm, thoughtful and chill set at the Tiny Desk.


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Chromeo Oct. 22, 2018
The self-proclaimed "Funklordz" normally perform as a duo, but played with a live band for the first time at the Tiny Desk.
Alfredo Rodríguez Oct. 22, 2018
The Cuban pianist thrilled the NPR office with an intense performance that was as melodic as it was rhythmic.
Florence + the Machine Oct. 17, 2018
"I'm sorry I'm shy," Florence Welch told the crowd of NPR family and friends gathered for her Tiny Desk performance. "If this was a big gig, I'd probably be climbing all over here and running around."
Café Tacvba Oct. 15, 2018
The pioneering Mexican band recreates the adventurous musical energy of their massive stadium shows behind Bob Boilen's desk.
Big Boi Oct. 10, 2018
The OutKast star performs "So Fresh, So Clean," "The Way You Move" and his solo single "All Night" with the help of singer Sleepy Brown and an eight- member backing band.
Cory Henry Oct. 5, 2018
Henry and his band would have sounded right at home on Stax Records in the '70s — no small accomplishment. Watch them perform three funky, soulful jams.
Saba Oct. 1, 2018
Before embarking on a tour of Australia and Asia, the Chicago native brought the squad that helped make _Care For Me_ one of 2018's best — along with a very special guest.
Cécile McLorin Salvant Sept. 25, 2018
The jazz singer, who used to be into radical feminist punk, now composes and sings beautiful jazz ballads.
Cécile McLorin Salvant Sept. 25, 2018
The jazz singer, who used to be into radical feminist punk, now composes and sings beautiful jazz ballads.
Anthony Roth Costanzo Sept. 21, 2018
Watch the ambitious countertenor sing music that spans more than 250 years, connecting the dots between David Byrne, George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass.
Julie Byrne Sept. 19, 2018
Julie Byrne's transporting music can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Smif-N-Wessun Sept. 17, 2018
Brooklyn-bred hip-hop duo Smif-N-Wessun – consisting of partners in rhyme, Steele and Tek – illuminated the Tiny Desk with their signature, 80-proof poetry: straight, no chaser.
GoGo Penguin Sept. 17, 2018
This trio has become a reference point of their own for new school instrumentalists, a coveted achievement for any jazz group, though their appeal stretches far outside the jazz ecosystem.
While this Sacramento, Calif. band didn't win this year's Tiny Desk contest, their video entry, for the song "Peach Scones," was among the more memorable we've ever seen.
Jupiter & Okwess Sept. 10, 2018
Jupiter Bokondji and his band Okwess play music that feels both African and American, with Jupiter's early musical tastes inspired by The Jackson 5, James Brown and the sounds of Motown.
Kalbells Sept. 5, 2018
The band makes life-affirming music that singer Kalmia Traver created over the past few years, filled with the triumph of being cancer free.
George Li Sept. 4, 2018
Watch the young Harvard grad dispatch some of the most "knuckle-busting" piano repertoire with uncommon panache and precision.
Two of Kansas City's finest — and indie hip-hop's trailblazers — deliver a dose of Strange Music.
T.I. Aug. 27, 2018
In the fifteen years since he released _Trap Muzik_ , Tip Harris has reinvented himself a thousand times over. But the stories he recounts from that era make his Tiny Desk a memorable one.