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Phox

The Wisconsin band performs three of its warm, accessible songs in the NPR Music offices.

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Zola Jesus

With her huge voice and an assist on trombone, Nika Roza Danilova offers up a curious combination.

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Mucca Pazza

With 23 members, the performance-art marching band is the biggest ever to play the Tiny Desk.

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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 Brian Blade and Jim Wilson.

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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.