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Tiny Desk Concerts

Steve Gunn

Watch Gunn's trio perform a set of hypnotic long-form jams that are perfect for taking it easy.

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Favorite Sessions

Daughn Gibson, 'You Don't Fade' (Live) KCRW-FM

Watch the former punk and truck driver perform "You Don't Fade" live for Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Buika

Concha Buika's voice comes from Africa and the past. Watch her perform in the NPR Music offices.

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Favorite Sessions

Sebadoh, 'Keep The Boy Alive' (Live) KEXP-FM

Back after a 14-year hiatus, the band performs "Keep the Boy Alive" from this summer's Secret EP.

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Favorite Sessions

The National, 'I Should Live In Salt' (Live) KCRW-FM

With its drummer out due to injury, the brooding Brooklyn band performs a pared-down set at KCRW.

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Field Recordings

Daniel Hope's Earth And Sky Expedition

Watch the celebrated violinist play music of the spheres amid twinkling lights.

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Tiny Desk Concerts

The Front Bottoms

The community that's formed around The Front Bottoms speaks to the band's passion and compassion.

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Favorite Sessions

clipping., 'Killer' (Live At Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee) KEXP-FM

In "Killer," the experimental hip-hop trio cuts quick-slung lines across swaths of digital noise.

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Mother Falcon

The 17-member chamber-rock collective uses its size in the service of great, snappy, stirring songs.

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Favorite Sessions

Valerie June, 'You Can't Be Told' (Live) The Current

Watch the Memphis native blur lines between blues and folk during a studio session at The Current.