NPR Tiny Desk Concerts Season 2010
NPR Tiny Desk Concerts Season 2010
First Air Date: January 03, 2010
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3x60 Luisa Maita (December 26, 2010)
The Brazilian singer floats and sprinkles notes onto just the right places at the NPR Music offices.
3x59 Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O (December 20, 2010)
Though heavy on puns, the extraordinary jazz drummer's merry band isn't light on musicianship.
3x58 The Heligoats (December 15, 2010)
What better way to celebrate our 100th Tiny Desk Concert than by discovering an artist worth loving?
3x57 The Red River (December 13, 2010)
Watch the 10-member band squeeze behind the Tiny Desk for an elegant, stripped-down performance.
3x56 Yolanda Kondonassis (December 08, 2010)
Watch the harpist give a powerful and intimate performance at the NPR Music offices.
3x55 Buke And Gass (December 06, 2010)
Watch the inventive and unpredictable duo play a joyfully pummeling set from the NPR Music offices.
3x54 Khaira Arby (November 29, 2010)
Watch Mali's queen of desert rock unveil her stunning vocal chops at the NPR Music offices.
3x53 Olof Arnalds (November 22, 2010)
Watch the Icelandic singer perform a lovely, folk-flavored set from the NPR Music offices.
3x52 The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (November 17, 2010)
Watch Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl perform songs from Acoustic Sessions in the NPR offices.
3x51 Sharon Van Etten (November 14, 2010)
In this lovely Tiny Desk performance, Van Etten plays beguiling songs from her latest album, Epic.
3x50 Los Lobos (November 10, 2010)
This set from the NPR Music office has something new, something old and something to dance to.
3x49 Black Dub (November 08, 2010)
In an intimate four-song set, Daniel Lanois and Trixie Whitley sound warm, vulnerable and ferocious.
3x48 Rana Santacruz (November 02, 2010)
In honor of the Day of the Dead, Santacruz performs at the NPR offices in traditional mariachi garb.
3x47 Nick Lowe (November 01, 2010)
At 61, Lowe is part crooner, part country and a little crotchety, but with a heart of pure pop.
3x46 Stile Antico (October 25, 2010)
The 12-person ensemble performs from the NPR Music offices.
3x45 Hey Marseilles (October 17, 2010)
It doesn't take more than four minutes to fall in love with this utterly charming seven-piece band.
3x44 Lower Dens (October 10, 2010)
Watch Jana Hunter bring her delicate, haunting voice and hypnotic sound to the Tiny Desk.
3x43 Tom Tom Club (October 06, 2010)
The legendary group performs its pop hits in a rare acoustic set at the NPR Music offices.
3x42 Lost In The Trees (September 23, 2010)
The band showcases its cinematic blend of storytelling and strings at the NPR Music offices.
3x41 Eef Barzelay Of Clem Snide (September 20, 2010)
Barzelay, maybe the most underrated songwriter in the business, performs at the NPR Music offices.
3x40 Alisa Weilerstein (September 15, 2010)
The young cellist plays Bach with elegance and a new piece by Golijov with Technicolor brilliance.
3x39 Seu Jorge (September 13, 2010)
The singer and his band feed off the audience's live energy in a concert at the NPR Music offices.
3x38 The Nels Cline Singers (September 07, 2010)
The ever-adaptable guitarist creates challenging and expressive music in the NPR Music offices.
3x37 Ana Tijoux (August 30, 2010)
With these intimate songs, the French-born Chilean rapper proves that hip-hop has no boundaries.
3x36 Brian Courtney Wilson (August 25, 2010)
The gospel singer sounds like somebody you know — somebody you know with stage presence for days.
3x35 Lawrence Arabia (August 23, 2010)
The New Zealand band plays four songs from its album Chant Darling at the NPR Music offices.
3x34 Peter Wolf Crier (August 17, 2010)
The Minneapolis duo performs songs from its stormy debut album, Inter-Be.
3x33 Frazey Ford (August 15, 2010)
The singer came to NPR Music with just her guitar to play four beautiful tunes from Obadiah.
3x32 Mavis Staples (August 09, 2010)
The soul icon performs songs from her latest album, You Are Not Alone, at the NPR Music offices.
3x31 The Holmes Brothers (August 02, 2010)
Hear the band play inspired soul from its latest album, Feed My Soul, at the NPR Music offices.
3x30 Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain (July 26, 2010)
The three demonstrate the way musical mastery can become an exercise in wordless communication.
3x29 Villagers (July 19, 2010)
Villagers' Conor O'Brien performs a beautiful and memorable solo set in the NPR Music offices.
3x28 Jimmy Cliff (July 12, 2010)
The reggae icon performs classics from the film The Harder They Come in this acoustic performance.
3x27 Los Campesinos! (July 05, 2010)
The whip-smart sometimes bawdy U.K. band performs a clamorous ruckus in this Tiny Desk Concert.
3x26 Gogol Bordello (June 28, 2010)
The frenetic gypsy punk band performs the most rollicking and insane Tiny Desk Concert of all time.
3x25 'Weird Al' Yankovic (June 22, 2010)
The venerable, multimillion-selling pop parodist plays three acoustic originals in the NPR offices.
3x24 The Mynabirds (June 21, 2010)
Laura Burhenn's new band performs a soulful Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.
3x23 Zuill Bailey (June 04, 2010)
Hear the acclaimed musician play Bach on his amazingly resonant cello, built in 1693.
3x22 Roger McGuinn With Amy Tan, Dave Barry And More: Authors At The Tiny Desk (June 01, 2010)
Seven authors (Roy Blount Jr., Scott Turow and others) perform with a big-time ringer.
3x21 Bettye LaVette (May 21, 2010)
The veteran soul singer blew into the NPR Music office and conquered it before she'd sung a note.
3x20 Phoenix (May 18, 2010)
Hear instantly recognizable hits such as "1901" and "Lisztomania," stripped down and reassembled.
3x19 Tarrus Riley (May 11, 2010)
The singer performs three harmony-drenched reggae songs with Dean Fraser and a guitarist.
3x18 Moby And Kelli Scarr (May 04, 2010)
Moby gives a live performance of his Project Song creation, "Gone to Sleep," at NPR's offices.
3x17 Fredrik (May 03, 2010)
Fredrik's lush harmonies are stripped to guitar, snare drum and maraca in this intimate performance.
3x16 Lionel Loueke (April 26, 2010)
The unusual jazz guitarist and his drummer perform at the NPR offices, literally with bells on.
3x15 David Russell (April 19, 2010)
The classical guitarist showcases his warm, lyrical tone in three staples of the repertoire.
3x14 Regina Carter (April 11, 2010)
The violinist plays traditional African melodies, re-imagined through her own jazz sensibilities.
3x13 Jakob Dylan (April 02, 2010)
Jakob Dylan, Neko Case and Kelly Hogan perform a mesmerizing set at the Tiny Desk.
3x12 Wye Oak (March 29, 2010)
The talented Baltimore duo didn't have to travel far to liven up a day at the NPR Music offices.
3x11 The Antlers (March 15, 2010)
The Brooklyn-based trio strips down its wall of noise for an intimate performance at NPR Music.
3x10 Omara Portuondo (March 08, 2010)
The Cuban singer performs two boleros, which transport the listener to another time and place.
3x09 Laura Veirs (March 01, 2010)
The singer treated the NPR Music offices to three songs that invited us into her warm musical world.
3x08 Alec Ounsworth (February 22, 2010)
The singer-songwriter performs music from Mo' Beauty, accompanied only by two guitars.
3x07 Abaji (February 15, 2010)
With roots in Greece, Turkey, Armenia and France, Abaji has a passion for music from many countries.
3x06 Edmar Castaneda (February 08, 2010)
The harpist crafts a transporting mix of tradition and improvisation in this desk-side performance.
3x05 Dave Rawlings Machine With Gillian Welch (February 01, 2010)
A longtime session guitarist, Rawlings takes the lead, playing his own music at NPR Music's offices.
3x04 Brooklyn Rider (January 26, 2010)
The string quartet showcases a small sample of its visceral fire at the offices of NPR Music.
3x03 The Low Anthem (January 20, 2010)
The band's sullen, spacious music was a perfect fit for the intimacy of the NPR Music offices.
3x02 Adam Arcuragi (January 10, 2010)
In a performance at NPR, the talented singer's voice is powerful without unnecessary melodrama.
3x01 The Mountain Goats (January 03, 2010)
In a solo show at NPR Music, John Darnielle's twitchy energy serves his fearless songwriting well.