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Dirty Dozen Brass Band performs perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 23, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR) Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band

To celebrate Fat Tuesday, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band brought their euphoric horns to the Tiny Desk for a raucous, joyous set.

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Watch Iron & Wine Perform 'We Two Are A Moon' Live On Mountain Stage

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Sam Beam plays a cinematic neo-folk cut from his recent collaboration with Jesca Hoop, Love Letter For Fire, live in Charleston, W.Va.

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A Jazz Fact Check Of 'La La Land'

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There are many takes about what La La Land gets right or wrong about jazz. This episode explores how the tension between illusion and disillusion plays out among real musicians in Los Angeles.

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Watch Alasdair Roberts' Video For 'Pangs'

The king of Scottish folk singers accepts a crown (of sorts) in this video directed by filmmaker Catriona MacInnes.

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Watch Palehound Perform 'Holiest' Live At Pickathon

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The Boston indie-rock band plays a deep cut from its catalog at Pickathon's Woods Stage outside Portland, Ore.

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First Watch: Diet Cig, 'Tummy Ache'

Brooklyn duo Diet Cig lament that "it's hard to be a punk while wearing a skirt" — but its new video for the song "Tummy Ache" celebrates exactly that.

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Little Simz

Little Simz has been compared to Lauryn Hill for her self-reflective wordplay. And though the British lyricist is a relative new-comer, her Tiny Desk performance was poised and confident.

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Sui Zhen Liberates Her Digital Alter Ego In 'Hangin' On' Video

The Melbourne artist's Susan persona, whom she calls "a manifestation of social media metadata," gets a taste of freedom in a Butoh-inspired video.

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First Watch: Emel Mathlouthi, 'Lost'

A powerful Tunisian singer, now based in New York, gives new voice to our turbulent times. She frames her sweet sound with dark, moody electronics that suit the jittery feeling of right now.