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Devon Gilfillian Puts His Love Of Nigerian Psychedelic Rock Into ‘Get Out And Get It’

[embedded content] Devon Gilfillian is very excited to be talking about the release of the first single from his forthcoming debut album on the phone. ...

Alejandro Escovedo: Tiny Desk Concert

When Alejandro Escovedo and his backing band known as Don Antonio set up behind the Tiny Desk, their first sounds were blistering loud. That’s when ...

Robert Ellis Twists The Clichés Of The Traditional Saloon Player

[embedded content] VuHaus “Passive Aggressive” “When You’re Away” “Father” “Nobody Smokes Anymore” What do you think of when you think of a Piano bar? Is ...

Dan Auerbach Reflects On The Sounds Of Easy Eye Sound Studios

Enlarge this image Dan Auerbach has found success in the duo The Black Keys and as a solo star. Now, he takes World Cafe through ...

Bell X1’s Paul Noonan Takes ‘World Cafe’ On A Tour Of Dublin

Enlarge this image Bell X1’s Paul Noonan and World Cafe host Talia Schlanger stand outside of Pablo Picante’s where The Dublin Arts Club once stood. ...

Oakland Collective SOL Development Preserves The ‘The SOL Of Black Folk’

Enlarge this image The members of SOL Development (Left to right): Brittany Tanner, Felicia Gangloff-Bailey, Karega Bailey and Lauren Adams. Brian Freeman /Courtesy of the ...

Nat King Cole Still Remains ‘One Of The Great Gifts Of Nature’ 100 Years Later

Enlarge this image Nat ‘King’ Cole having a smoke while disembarking from a plane in 1963. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Evening Standard/Getty ...

Tiny Desk Family Hour: Mountain Man

When Mountain Man began a decade ago, it consisted of three close friends arraying their voices in a resplendent blend, often without so much as ...

Jeremy Denk’s Musical Odyssey Through 7 Centuries Of Music

Enlarge this image Jeremy Denk’s new album c.1300-c.2000 traces seven centuries of classical music. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Michael Wilson/Courtesy ...

Tiny Desk Family Hour: John Paul White

John Paul White is a Tiny Desk veteran two times over: He’s performed once as a solo artist and once as half of the decorated ...

New Music Friday: Our Top 5 Albums Out March 15

Danger Mouse (left) and Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O collaborated on Lux Prima, one of the albums on our short list for the best ...

Tiny Desk Family Hour: Cautious Clay

Each year at SXSW, a few emerging artists become the talk of the festival. This year, Cautious Clay — the far-reaching and breezily soulful project ...

Tiny Desk Family Hour: Gaelynn Lea

If you’re going to put together the first-ever Tiny Desk Family Hour — an epic night of Tiny Desk-style concerts, held at the wonderful Central ...

Watch The Marcus King Band, Bonnie Bishop, Cedric Burnside And More Live From SXSW

No ticket required! Nashville’s WMOT Roots Radio is once again headed to Austin for SXSW 2019, presenting you with five straight days of live music. ...

2 Sides In Chicago Symphony Orchestra Strike To Meet On Friday

Enlarge this image Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra carry signs as they strike on March 11, 2019 in Chicago, after 11 months of talks ...

Tiny Tech Tips: Why You Need Earplugs At Concerts

Enlarge this image Amr Alfiky/NPR One of Bob Boilen’s requests at the Tiny Desk is that no musician play louder than the singers can project ...

Watch The Marcus King Band, Bonnie Bishop, Cedric Burnside And More Live From SXSW

No ticket required! Nashville’s WMOT Roots Radio is once again headed to Austin for SXSW 2019, presenting you with five straight days of live music. ...

SXSW Music Preview

Musicians and their fans are gathered in Austin, Texas, for the annual South by Southwest Festival. We’ll preview some of the music that the festival ...

Leikeli47: Tiny Desk Concert

Remember that scene in The Color Purple when Shug Avery was somewhere between the juke joint and her daddy’s church, singing at the top of ...

At 92, The Man Who Wrote The Book On Berlioz Resumes His Case

Enlarge this image French composer Hector Berlioz died 150 years ago. He has been a lifelong favorite of the British author David Cairns, who wrote ...

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