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Watch Paramore’s NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Sublime. Paramore’s After Laughter captures the moment between rapture and its comedown, the glitter wiped away, left with skin rubbed raw. It’s a record, more than a decade into the band’s career, that not only exposes the sparkling pop that’s always lit Paramore’s songs, but also deals with the ache of growing up and growing […]

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Fragile Rock: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

For just 15 minutes on a glorious spring day in Washington, D.C. — the town that birthed “emocore” three decades ago — National Public Radio became National Puppet Radio. Rarely has a news organization had this much fun. It was the real-life breakup of band leader Brently Heilborn that led to the formation of the […]

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Royal Thunder Visits NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert

  Mlny Parsonz’s bluesy belt has been the grounding force of Royal Thunder’s stirring hard-rock for almost a decade now, and on the band’s third album, Wick, the songs all knot and unravel with psychedelic power. True to its name, volume and a small army of effects pedals play a large role in Royal Thunder. […]

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band Does NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

“…. my feet can’t fail me now…” Bob Boilen | February 28, 2017 — They’re simply an abundance of euphoria. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band blasted the Tiny Desk with a Sousaphone, trumpets, saxophones, guitar and drums, at stunning volume, for a joyful celebration. This band has been mixing be-bop and funk for 40 years. […]

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Listen to Neko Case & John Grant Chat

   A little tickle in my ear told me that Neko Case and John Grant had a chat. Listen in to what they gabbed about via NPR “John’s latest record is called Grey Tickles, Black Pressure and Neko will release Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule on November 13, a career-spanning vinyl box set featuring her entire solo discography remastered.” Source: NPR  

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Shamir Visits NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert | Video

    NPR Tiny Desk series makes me horny. There I said it. The amazing Shamir visits and watch the results below. Shamir is on the top of my list of performers I’d love to sit down with and interview.   July 31, 2015by BOB BOILEN • When I first saw Shamir at NPR Music’s SXSW showcase, the 20-year-old […]

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Watch Seattle’s Chastity Belt Perform Live on KEXP

I just LOVE that Chastity Belt look just like those girls that no one paid attention to in Junior High, and then ended up like total babes after High School. Singing with a dark energy of holding onto secrets. KEXP.ORG presents Chastity Belt performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded March 28, 2015. NPR writes: On their […]

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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts Are Amazing | Watch

Pat Benatar sounding amazing and Neil Giraldo, what a silver fox! by STEPHEN THOMPSON for NPR  “You know I wrote this for you, baby — you know that.” “Oh, yeah, sure.” Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo do mock-bickering as well as any long-married couple – which, of course, is exactly what they are. More notably, they’ve formed a […]

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Bob Mould Tears Up NPR’s Tiny Little Desk Series | Watch Video

I have no idea how NPR contained the power of what is Bob Mould to one little office, but I am glad they did. Watch Bob Mould’s visit to NPR’s Tiny Desk Series below. BOB BOILEN writes for NPR  “Bob Mould came alone, except for his 1987 Lake Placid Blue Fender Stratocaster. We provided the Epiphone Blues […]

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Keaton Henson: NPR’S Tiny Desk Concert: Video

  Swoon! August 3, 2013 – Henson’s voice is so fragile and hushed, if you were 10 feet away from him you’d barely hear a peep. But what the London singer’s music lacks in volume, it more than makes up for in feeling. Watch Henson perform three songs from his new album, Birthdays. Read More

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KCRW Presents: Hercules And Love Affair (Live Set)

  Hear The Full Session From KCRW How much do you love  DJ Andy Butler? He is the center piece for something very special. Hercules and Love Affair is an ever-evolving collective of performers and musicians, with DJ Andy Butler at its center.” Two diva-like singers, Shaun J. Wright and Aerea Negrot, handled vocal duties during the group’s Morning Becomes […]

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Josh Ritter: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

One of my non-guilty pleasures is NPR‘s Tiny Desk Concerts. Musicians chosen wisely. I’m not sure but I think NPR may have me in mind and smoke grass (a lot). If this is your first time or you missed this one, I present to you, Josh Ritter.” Josh Ritter carries himself with the bearing of a […]

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What's Super Tall, Lanky and Gifted? Thurston Moore In Concert

The iconoclastic Thurston Moore has captivated audiences worldwide for nearly 30 years as a singer and guitarist for the pioneering noise-rock band Sonic Youth — and, more recently, as a solo artist. In this performance, Moore turns down the volume for an acoustic set of songs from his introspective new album, Demolished Thoughts. Moore is joined onstage by violinist Samara […]