Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.

Cigarettes After Sex performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 6, 2017 (Jennifer Kerrigan). Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption

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Cigarettes After Sex

This comes close to the quietest Tiny Desk Concert we've ever had. The music Cigarettes After Sex makes is incredibly hushed. It's a sound so minimal it barely exists.

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Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, The Creator performs three songs from his latest album Flower Boy -- and pulls off (at least) two Tiny Desk firsts in the process, while maturing beyond his class-clown image (mostly).

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Festivo Gaby Moreno In Concert

Her voice dripping with Southern R&B grit, Moreno and her band never lose sight of the emotion in the holiday classics they perform at KUT in Austin, Texas.

Festivo Alt.Latino: Gaby Moreno In Concert

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Kurt and Courtney perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 7, 2017 (Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR). Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

The two singers, songwriters and guitarists bring out the adolescence in each other, poking jabs, goofing around and having fun at the Tiny Desk.

King Krule performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 20, 2017 (Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR). Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption

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King Krule

King Krule, the musical project of English singer, songwriter and rapper, Archy Marshall, brings its twisted, woozy tones to the Tiny Desk.

Ted Leo performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 23, 2017 (Claire Harbage/NPR). Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Ted Leo

Leo's work has, more often than not through the decades, addressed an anxious world, growing and shifting with it and with its listeners. Seven years after his last solo album, he's turned inwards.

Walter Martin performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 21, 2017 (Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR). Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption

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Walter Martin

Best known for his role with The Walkmen, as a solo artist he makes unabashedly joyful, sweetly innocent and playful music. And only he would arrive with a barbershop quartet.

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Moses Sumney

The Los-Angeles-based force of nature, one of the most inspired talents of today, shows off a spontaneous side at (and around) the Tiny Desk.

Phoebe Bridgers performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 3, 2017 (Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR). Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption

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Phoebe Bridgers

Her songs come laden with finely detailed observations about hypnotherapy, Jeffrey Dahmer and everything in between. They receive a languid, impeccably-phrased performance at the Tiny Desk.

David Greilsammer performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 28, 2017. (Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR) Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption

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David Greilsammer

With a knack for cunning juxtapositions, the adventurous pianist stitches together a baroque sonata, a slice of French serenity and a quirky portrait of a mysterious barn owl.

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Paul Winter's 37th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

The saxophonist and several international guests celebrate the year's longest night with music, dance and theater.

A Paul Winter Solstice Concert 2017

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Ledisi performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 20, 2017. Ron T Young/NPR hide caption

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Ledisi

In person, the master R&B vocalist impresses not just with her exquisite artistry, but with her radiant spirit of contentment and grace. Just ask her makeup artist.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings perform a holiday Tiny Desk Concert in 2015. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

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The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special

NPR Music's Bob Boilen and Stephen Thompson look back at some of their favorite holiday performances at the Tiny Desk.

The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special

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Billy Corgan performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 17, 2017. (Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR) Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption

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Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan, complicated frontman of The Smashing Pumpkins, has had a tumultuous decade-and-a-half. His visit to the Tiny Desk, with a string quartet backing him, was anything but.

Benjamin Booker performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 24, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR) Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker has a deeply tender voice that, at times, can feel like a whisper But it always cuts to the heart.