Tiny Desk Concerts

9:41am

Sat July 5, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

The Foreign Exchange: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 7:25 am

The Foreign Exchange performs at the Tiny Desk in May 2014.
Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

While on a world tour to support their fourth album, Love in Flying Colors, The Foreign Exchange stopped by the Tiny Desk to rev up a Friday afternoon. I've followed Phonte Coleman and Nicolay in their 10 years as a band — and it's evident their writing and production are honest and downright pungent at times. But when it's time to perform, it's all about fun.

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12:40pm

Tue July 1, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Lydia Loveless: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 9:46 am

Alex Schelldorf NPR

For 23-year-old singer-guitarist Lydia Loveless, gritty, countrified blues-rock is a palette broad enough to include literary drama — complete with fatalistic references to the doomed French poets Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud — and a plainspoken plea for oral sex.

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8:29am

Sat June 28, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Tracy Silverman: Tiny Desk Concert

Olivia Merrion NPR

Tracy Silverman has been called the greatest living exponent of the electric violin. But we're not talking just any electric violin.

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1:38pm

Mon June 23, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Conor Oberst: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 7:23 am

Conor Oberst performs a Tiny Desk Concert.
Olivia Merrion NPR

Conor Oberst's new album has fast become my favorite of the Bright Eyes singer's solo projects, so having him come to NPR and perform a few of these songs at the Tiny Desk was especially exciting. The new music on Upside Down Mountain contains the sort of personal songwriting that got me loving him in the first place.

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7:03am

Sat June 21, 2014
Tiny Desk Concerts

Mali Music: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR

On a particularly muggy day this past week, Mali Music arrived at NPR's D.C. headquarters armed with only his enthusiasm (and a teensy entourage). Though the humid haze and some midday I-need-a-coffee-stat office funk hung all around him, he soldiered his way through.

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