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  1. 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....
  2. 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....
  3. Ohmme: Tiny Desk Concert
    These classically trained artists fill the NPR Music offices with shrieking, rhythmic noise that redefines what an electric guitar can do. More....
  4. Thou: Tiny Desk Concert
    This is probably the quietest you'll ever hear the first metal band to play the Tiny Desk. More....
  5. Laraaji: Tiny Desk Concert
    Laraaji is best known to some for his ambient work with Brian Eno in the late '70s. He brings his meditative calm to the Tiny Desk in this hypnotic performance. More....
  6. Toro Y Moi: Tiny Desk Concert
    Toro y Moi loses the voice processing, synths and other heavy effects for a stripped-down acoustic set at the Tiny Desk. More....
  7. Better Oblivion Community Center: Tiny Desk Concert
    Tiny Desk alums Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers surprised us all with their stunning collaboration this year as Better Oblivion Community Center. Together they radiate joy at the desk. More....
  8. The Calidore String Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert
    The Calidore String Quartet confirms that the centuries-old formula — two violins, a viola and a cello — is still very much alive and evolving. More....
  9. Theodore: Tiny Desk Concert
    The music of Theodore is dark and transformative, with the kind of spare elegance you can hear in Sigur Rós or Pink Floyd. More....
  10. Gary Clark Jr.: Tiny Desk Concert
    These three songs, from Clark's incendiary new album This Land, roar with the assurance and force of a showman at the top of his game. More....