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

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Lake Street Dive

The band's comfortably styled songs sometimes tilt toward soul and often rock danceably on a new collection of songs called Side Pony. Watch Lake Street Dive perform live at the NPR Music offices.

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Brushy One String

Subtlety and nuance are more easily found in minimalism than excess. Brushy One String's sound is made by one big fat E-string and a rich, powerful voice.

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Wilco

Bands don't typically get to play the Tiny Desk more than once, but Wilco is a natural exception. Watch the group perform "The Joke Explained" and three songs from its late-'90s catalog.

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Ben Folds

Performing solo in the NPR Music offices, the singer, songwriter and pianist performs three songs from his new album and two old favorites: "Emaline" and "One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces."

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Chelsea Wolfe

Last year's Abyss saw Chelsea Wolfe make her metallic tendencies explicit. At the Tiny Desk with just an electric guitar, she takes three songs back to their primal form.

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Car Seat Headrest

Will Toledo is a wordsmith with a vision, wrapping his faults and frailties in a DIY sound that's still finely crafted. Watch him perform three songs in the NPR Music offices.

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EL VY

The National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf team up in an intimate setting that highlights the former's resonant voice and the latter's playful piano.

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The Arcs

It's our 500th show at the Tiny Desk, featuring The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and the new band he started with Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, a Mariachi band and more.

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Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice's music can be noisy and primal, but at the Tiny Desk it showed a different side, as it performed three songs from 2015's My Love Is Cool.

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River Whyless

The North Carolina band uses a typewriter for rhythm, a toy piano for whimsy and a harmonium for mood, as well as a gong, multiple odd percussive accents and subtle guitar effects.

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Benny Sings

The Dutch singer layers R&B, jazz and pop over hip-hop beats in his first-ever U.S. appearance.

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Natalie Merchant

The singer-songwriter gives a warmhearted performance of two new songs, an old favorite and a hymn.

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Mariachi Flor De Toloache

While on tour with The Arcs, the powerhouse mariachi band performs live in the NPR Music offices.

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Rapsody

In 2015, the young rapper had her big moment. This year, she's seizing it. Watch Rapsody perform three songs from Beauty And The Beast, recorded live at the NPR Music offices.

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2015: Looking Back On A Year At The Tiny Desk

This year, NPR Music published 84 sessions from behind Bob Boilen's desk. From a 23-piece band to a lone guitarist to a massive dance party, here are 15 highlights.