Tiny Desk Intimate concerts, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.
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Dan Deacon

The Tiny Desk becomes a DJ booth for an office space dance party. See Deacon perform three songs from his new album for an assortment of joyfully writhing public media personnel.

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Zola Jesus

With her huge voice and an assist from talented trombonist Daniel Walter Eaton, Nika Roza Danilova offers up a curious combination in the NPR Music offices.

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Until The Ribbon Breaks

The band strips down its electronic sound with the aid of a spaghetti strainer and a paint bucket. Watch Until The Ribbon Breaks perform four songs from this year's A Lesson Unlearnt.

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Mucca Pazza

With 23 members, the performance-art marching band is the biggest ever to play the Tiny Desk, complete with horns, woodwinds, strings, percussion and several cheerleaders.

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John Reilly & Friends

Though he's best known as an actor, Reilly proves himself as a singer and guitarist while working alongside Tom Brosseau, Lavender Diamond's Becky Stark and others.

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Bobby Bare Jr.

The Nashville singer writes with acidic wit in lines worthy of his old mentor, Shel Silverstein.

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Rubblebucket

Even without its confetti cannon, the band brings a fun mix of brass and brash to the NPR offices.

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Daniel Lanois

The producer presides over an all-instrumental, free-form trio with drummer Brian Blade and bassist Jim Wilson. Lanois never says a word, but he sculpts some serious, hypnotic sounds.

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Trey Anastasio

The Phish star was in town to put on a huge show, but the songs here feel more personal than that. Watch Anastasio perform "Sleep Again," "Summer of '89" and "Backwards Down the Number Line."

Tiny Desk Concert: HMSTR

Watch our favorite hamsters Joni and Nash rip up the floors of the Tiny Desk and play their twee-as-all-get-out holiday pop-punk song, "Snow Day." You can't handle the cuteness.

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Lucinda Williams

She came to the desk a little unsure, and left singing "West Memphis" with intensity and passion. Williams has a voice like no other, and it shines in these intimate moments.

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Yusuf/Cat Stevens

Nearly 50 years after his first album, the singer-songwriter performs two new songs and two classics: "The First Cut Is the Deepest" and "Father and Son."

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Dublin Guitar Quartet

It's amazing how satisfying Philip Glass' string quartet music sounds on four guitars. The interlocking parts are transparent and the music seems to breathe.

Bill Frisell (left), Sam Amidon and Shahzad Ismaily perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 16, 2014. Susan Hale Thomas/NPR hide caption

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Sam Amidon & Bill Frisell

Amidon weaves his compositions into traditional music, while Frisell adds atmospheric guitar.