Posts tagged with “Tiny Desk”

2020 Tiny Desk Contest: Entries from Kansas City

Posted on June 22 2020 by Michelle Bacon

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series has become a milestone for music's most elite and emerging artists, from its most popular video by Anderson Paak in 2016 to KC-based artists like Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear and Making Movies. It all started in NP... [Read More]

Tech N9ne Feat. Krizz Kaliko: Tiny Desk Concert

Posted on August 29 2018 by NPR

During a career nearly three decades in the making, Tech N9ne has dodged the fickle rap industry while surfing his own wave, stylistically and professionally. The Kansas City native has been a beast for years now, a musical misfit who laid a track rec... [Read More]

See This Year's KC Tiny Desk Contest Entries

Posted on March 29 2018 by Michelle Bacon

At NPR’s offices in Washington DC, more than 500 artists have gathered behind Bob Boilen’s [not-so]-tiny desk since 2008 to perform a condensed set for a few dozen employees and a potential YouTube crowd of millions. From the charming awkwardness between... [Read More]

See 2017 Tiny Desk Contest Entries from KC Acts

Posted on March 2 2017 by Michelle Bacon

For many musicians, performing on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series is a benchmark of achievement. Bob Boilen’s famous desk has been the site of more than 500 performances over the past nine years, ranging from T-Pain (the series’ most-watched concert, at ne... [Read More]

The Tiny Desk Contest Is Back!

Posted on December 13 2016 by The Bridge

Sometimes small ideas can have a big impact, and our Tiny Desk Contest has had a major impact on unknown artists. The first year we ran the contest, we thought we'd watch a few fun videos of bands playing original songs and call it a day. That small idea... [Read More]

Drive-By Truckers: Tiny Desk Concert

Posted on October 24 2016 by Cody Boston

In music, we can escape the cruelties of the world or face them. There's no wrong way about it, but recently the members of Drive-By Truckers, a band that's long toed the line between a good time and a hard look at life, found they could no longer work pu... [Read More]

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