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Mariachi El Bronx performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

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June 21, 2012 – The band plays with just the right mixture of passion and pathos in a fun set at the NPR offices.

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Glen Hansard performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices..

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June 17, 2012 – Hansard flexes his neck muscles a bit as he performs new songs and deep cuts at the NPR offices.

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Daniel Johnston performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on May 15, 2012.

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June 11, 2012 – Watch three songs by a troubled soul with a talent for writing honest, disarmingly direct music.

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Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

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June 7, 2012 – The drummer dedicates tunes to her friends, including her first teacher — a "sometimes great guy."

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Kelly Hogan performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

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June 4, 2012 – The unflappable singer performs three songs with seeming effortlessness and easygoing charm.

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Patrick Watson performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

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May 31, 2012 – Watson has a lovely voice and a gift for wringing evocative sounds out of everything he touches.

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Canadian Brass performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

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May 26, 2012 – The venerable brass quintet sports virtuosic, fresh-faced players in tried-and-true repertoire.

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Yann Tiersen performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on April 24, 2012.

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May 21, 2012 – Tiersen's rich, liltingly eccentric pop music is constructed from lots of sweet, intricate pieces.

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Arborea performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices in Washington, D.C., on April 20, 2012.

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May 17, 2012 – Rooted in acoustic traditions, the music of Arborea stands out for its calm beauty and rough edges.

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Chuck Brown performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

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May 16, 2012 – The Godfather of Go-Go died Wednesday. In 2010, he brought his full band to the NPR Music office.

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Pedor Soler and Gaspar Claus perform a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

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May 14, 2012 – The improvisational music of the father-son, guitar-cello duo functions as a beautiful conversation.

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Kishi Bashi performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

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May 10, 2012 – K Ishibashi is a master at building songs from live violin loops, layered singing and beatboxing.

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Jazz quartet Endangered Blood performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

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May 7, 2012 – The jazz quartet draws from post-bop, 20th-century chromaticism and New Orleans funeral marches.

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Nathan Salsburg performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 8, 2012.

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May 3, 2012 – The guitarist displays intricate fingerpicking in two songs inspired by Kentucky Derby racehorses.

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Hospitality performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

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April 30, 2012 – The group doesn't overwhelm so much as it wears listeners down with a subtle charm offensive.

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