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  1. Idles: Tiny Desk Concert
    The British madmen brought fury, cathartic rage and deep thoughts to the Tiny Desk for one of the loudest, most raucous performances in memory. More....
  2. Foxing: Tiny Desk Concert
    Foxing is at the forefront of an emo revival, heavily influenced by late-'90s and early 2000s groups like Sunny Day Real Estate and American Football. More....
  3. Sesame Street: Tiny Desk Concert
    Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Grover, Rosita, Count von Count, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and other surprise guests gather at NPR's headquarters to celebrate 50 years of love, learning and joy. More....
  4. Tomberlin: Tiny Desk Concert
    Tomberlin is the daughter of a Baptist pastor, grew up singing in the church and, since her teens, has questioned her own beliefs in God and faith. Her songs are delicate and vulnerable. More....
  5. Quinn Christopherson: Tiny Desk Concert
    Quinn and his musical partner, guitarist and singer Nick Carpenter, arrived from the cool of Anchorage to the swelter of D.C. and performed with remarkable confidence and grace. More....
  6. LADAMA: Tiny Desk Concert
    The group unites sounds from Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, with a dash of New York City thrown in. More....
  7. Lucky Daye: Tiny Desk Concert
    Hailing from New Orleans with a love of sticky, bass-bumping funk, Lucky brought along a 10-person band, including a quartet of horns, to capture the full flavor of his debut album Painted. More....
  8. Jeremy Dutcher: Tiny Desk Concert
    There is no one making music like this 27-year-old, classically trained opera tenor and pianist. Watch and see why. More....
  9. Ensemble Signal Plays Jonny Greenwood: Tiny Desk Concert
    Watch members of the New York-based group give the world premiere video performances of two recent pieces by Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood. More....
  10. Magos Herrera and Brooklyn Rider: Tiny Desk Concert
    Watch what happens when the smoky-voiced jazz singer from Mexico conspires with an adventuresome string quartet for songs steeped in Latin American traditions. More....