1. Nickel Creek was made to sing around a single microphone. Watch a reunited Nickel Creek play NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    Nickel Creek was made to sing around a single microphone. Watch a reunited Nickel Creek play NPR’s Tiny Desk

  2. Hamilton Leithauser’s hit up NPR’s Tiny Desk twice: First with The Walkmen, here solo in a stripped-down set. 

    Hamilton Leithauser’s hit up NPR’s Tiny Desk twice: First with The Walkmen, here solo in a stripped-down set

  3. There’s no way around it — the Shostakovich quartets are intense, like page-turning thrillers, as they pull you into his world. 
Watch the Pacifica Quartet play Shostakovich at NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    There’s no way around it — the Shostakovich quartets are intense, like page-turning thrillers, as they pull you into his world. 

    Watch the Pacifica Quartet play Shostakovich at NPR’s Tiny Desk

  4. irenediazmusic's voice will stop you cold. Watch her play NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    irenediazmusic's voice will stop you cold. Watch her play NPR’s Tiny Desk

  5. Watch Bob Mould plug in for a characteristically loud four-song set at NPR’s Tiny Desk, including a solo version of Hüsker Dü’s “Makes No Sense At All.”

    Watch Bob Mould plug in for a characteristically loud four-song set at NPR’s Tiny Desk, including a solo version of Hüsker Dü’s “Makes No Sense At All.”

  6. Happy Friday! Here’s a Tiny Desk Concert GIF Wall that you didn’t ask for, but maybe always wanted? — Lars

  7. John Grant's songs don't mess around, with lyrics that function as darts of retort and thought.
Watch John Grant play NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    John Grant's songs don't mess around, with lyrics that function as darts of retort and thought.

    Watch John Grant play NPR’s Tiny Desk

  8. YAAHHH! 80 people are credited on The Family Crest’s debut album. Watch seven of them play an exuberant set at NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    YAAHHH! 80 people are credited on The Family Crest’s debut album. Watch seven of them play an exuberant set at NPR’s Tiny Desk

  9. Watch the R&B singer Mali Music perform with unabashed positivity and an uplifting spirit at NPR’s Tiny Desk. 

    Watch the R&B singer Mali Music perform with unabashed positivity and an uplifting spirit at NPR’s Tiny Desk

  10. Marisa Anderson brought her small guitarmy to NPR’s Tiny Desk and kicked up some dirt. 

    Marisa Anderson brought her small guitarmy to NPR’s Tiny Desk and kicked up some dirt