I’m great at making lists of things to do…not so great at actually doing them, so without further ado – this list of top 10 NPR Tiny Desk Concerts in no particular order and for reasons ranging between amazing musical performance to quirky and kitsch, strange and/or one-hit wonder-ful.
By Manal Moukaddem
So much damn soul.
So much damn drama.
Because why not when simple can sound so good.
Any NPR video with Chris Thiles in it (check him with Yo-Yo Ma!) is amazing – and this one has birthday cake!
I have yet to understand why I keep revisiting this one when I find it as irritating as it is compelling, but I guess that’s what makes it so memorable
If for no other reason than the guy in the black on the keys in the first track
HOT OFF THE PRESS! This just made it on my list of favorites, I want to befriend them all and throw bbq-dance-fiestas with their families.
Strange geeky future electro-rock
Smoothest most understatedly cool rocker
Tiny desk concert on crack
If you were wondering what was in the place of Los Hacheros *sigh* I’m ashamed to say they overrode Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf’s beautifully intimate duo: