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Gunn's music stems from a bushy, overgrown definition of what we often call "Americana." But mostly, his hypnotic long-form jams are perfect for taking it easy. Watch Gunn's trio perform a mesmerizing set at the NPR Music offices.
Daughn Gibson performs live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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Concha Buika's voice doesn't come from inside her petite body: It comes from Africa, and from the past. There are obvious traces of flamenco, itself a historical mash-up of the Moors and various transitory cultures in southern Spain and north Africa. Watch Buika perform in the NPR Music offices.
Sebadoh hangs out in the KEXP parking lot before the band's studio session.
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The community that's formed around The Front Bottoms' songs — as total strangers purge deep emotions in a public space — is a beautiful phenomenon, as well as a testament to the passion and compassion the band radiates.
New Sub Pop signee clipping. performs at the label's 25th-anniversary festival.
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The Australian sextet crafts busily impeccable pop music with a danceable sway, prominent synths and the charming shared lead vocals of Phoebe Baker and Lou James. But the band does a tremendous job translating its sound to the spare confines of the NPR Music offices.
Musician Jim Guthrie performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 31, 2013.
Guthrie and his band drove 18 hours round-trip from Ontario just to perform three songs behind the desk of NPR Music's Bob Boilen. Watch them perform some of the wistful and infectious highlights from Guthrie's new album, Takes Time.
Alela Diane performs live for opbmusic.