Robin Hilton http://www.kunc.org en Ages And Ages: Tiny Desk Concert http://www.kunc.org/post/ages-and-ages-tiny-desk-concert Everyone knows there are five immutable truths in life. No. 1 is "Nothing's ever easy." No. 2 is "Nobody does the right thing." No. 3 is, well, you get the idea.<p>The Portland, Ore., band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/246000370/agesandages">Ages and Ages</a> will likely make you rethink these immutable truths — particularly the whole idea about doing the right thing in life. Pay close attention to the second song the group performs in this uplifting Tiny Desk Concert, and you'll see what I mean.<p>The eight young men and women who make up Ages and Ages shower audiences with pure joy. Tue, 20 May 2014 18:09:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 56753 at http://www.kunc.org Ages And Ages: Tiny Desk Concert Timber Timbre: Tiny Desk Concert http://www.kunc.org/post/timber-timbre-tiny-desk-concert The music of Canada's <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/124498570/timber-timbre">Timber Timbre</a> is often strange and unsettling. The band, led by Taylor Kirk — a crooner with a deceptively sweet voice — makes spare, evenly paced songs that sound like late-night echoes from a swampy woods. Sat, 10 May 2014 10:07:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 56348 at http://www.kunc.org Timber Timbre: Tiny Desk Concert Tom Brosseau: Tiny Desk Concert http://www.kunc.org/post/tom-brosseau-tiny-desk-concert <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15129253/tom-brosseau">Tom Brosseau</a> possesses one of the most arresting voices in folk music today. Many people who hear him sing, without knowing his name or face, assume the voice belongs to a woman, as he hovers somewhere around the countertenor range, with an unusually pure tone.<p>The beauty of Brosseau's voice is magnified in this Tiny Desk Concert by the spare accompaniment of two acoustic guitars. Brosseau is on rhythm, accompanied by Sean Watkins. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 55386 at http://www.kunc.org Tom Brosseau: Tiny Desk Concert Brass Bed: Tiny Desk Concert http://www.kunc.org/post/brass-bed-tiny-desk-concert It wasn't an easy road to the Tiny Desk for the four guys from Louisiana who make up <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/171818679/brass-bed">Brass Bed</a>. Their tour, for the band's debut album <em>The Secret Will Keep You</em>, was plagued from the start: Singer Christiaan Mader had the flu, there was a death in the family and multiple dates had to be canceled. Their van was broken into and their instruments stolen. So when they heard that a big snowstorm was headed for D.C. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 54264 at http://www.kunc.org Brass Bed: Tiny Desk Concert Lily & Madeleine: Tiny Desk Concert http://www.kunc.org/post/lily-madeleine-tiny-desk-concert Sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz aren't <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/136336310/jackie-evancho-tiny-desk-concert">the youngest</a> musicians ever to play the Tiny Desk, but they come pretty close. Their music — a restrained, homespun mix of folk and pop with undeniably sweet harmonies — certainly ranks among the loveliest we've heard.<p>Lily is just 16. Her sister Madeleine is 18. And while the older of the two Indiana natives recently headed off to college, leaving her sister behind to finish high school, they still write and record together. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:33:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 53304 at http://www.kunc.org Lily & Madeleine: Tiny Desk Concert