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

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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.

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

The soul star and her Dap-Kings throw a holiday soul party with "Silent Night" and two spirited originals: one for Christmas and one for Hanukkah.

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Son Little

A modernistic bluesman with a taste for electronics appears with just his acoustic guitar, his singing sister and a percussionist.

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Shakey Graves

When Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, breaks out his guitar and suitcase kick drum/hi-hat, a palpable rush of swooning adrenaline hits the room.

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Land Lines

The Denver band's mysteriously swirling music isn't jazz or rock, classical or electronica. Instead, it's something singular, new and adventurous.

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

While the Festival Of Lights is still in full swing, watch Jones perform "8 Days (Of Hanukkah)" as part of a special, holiday-themed Tiny Desk show.

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The Oh Hellos

The nine-piece band brings anthemic joy to the Tiny Desk, with buoyant songs whose underpinnings could still be dark and lonely.