Sun November 14, 2010
Tiny Desk Concerts

Sharon Van Etten: Tiny Desk Concert

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  • Audio Only: Sharon Van Etten's Tiny Desk Concert

Though my cold, black heart rarely stirs for the work of singer-songwriters, the voice of Sharon Van Etten always turns me into a weepy, vulnerable heap. If you listen closely to this gorgeous Tiny Desk performance she gave with her musical partner, Cat Martino, you can hear the sound of my eyelashes fluttering with misty delight.

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Wed November 10, 2010
Tiny Desk Concerts

Los Lobos: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon July 30, 2012 10:13 am

Mito Habe-Evans NPR
  • Audio Only: Los Lobos' Tiny Desk Concert

Los Lobos has proven time and again that a universal shared experience will always trump culture and language. The group writes music that speaks to all of us as individuals, yet can make us feel connected when we pack ourselves into a club to watch them perform.

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Mon November 1, 2010
Tiny Desk Concerts

Nick Lowe: Tiny Desk Concert

Abby Verbosky/NPR
  • Audio Only: Nick Lowe's Tiny Desk Concert

Few musicians get better with age, but Nick Lowe is an exception. I've been following Lowe's music since his days with the country-rock band Brinsley Schwarz in the early 1970s. He wrote one of his best-known tunes with that band: "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding?" But it wasn't until he left Brinsley Schwarz that people began hearing his name, first with the Dave Edmunds project Rockpile. (Edmunds produced one of the last Brinsley Schwarz records, the one with "What's So Funny.")

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Mon August 9, 2010
Tiny Desk Concerts

Mavis Staples: Tiny Desk Concert

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  • Audio Only: Mavis Staples' Tiny Desk Concert

Mavis Staples is a legend, but she's not stuck in the past. You probably know her work with her family band, The Staple Singers, which was all over the radio in the '70s with hits like "Respect Yourself," "Let's Do It Again" and "I'll Take You There" (which she excerpts in her performance here).

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Mon June 28, 2010
Tiny Desk Concerts

Gogol Bordello: Tiny Desk Concert

May-Ying Lam/NPR
  • Audio Only: Gogol Bordello's Tiny Desk Concert

If you watch this video and don't get to the part where Eugene Hutz is dancing on the desks, then you've missed the most rollicking and insane Tiny Desk Concert of all time.

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