5 Best NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts Ever

–by Quincy Tejani, Music Connoisseur


Local Natives

Have you ever wondered what your favourite artists would sound like live if all of the fancy production and bells and whistles were stripped away? That is exactly what the people at NPR music strive for when they bring different musicians to perform at the “Tiny Desk Concert”. Often with nothing but their guitar and voice, this show really proves that even without incredible sound production, there is a good reason why these artists are world renowned acts. Here are a few performances that we thought were top notch.

5. Hozier

4. Wilco

3. Pixies

2. Tallest Man On Earth

1. Local Natives


Quincy Tejani is the co-founder of The Violet Wave and is also editor of music. When he’s not listening to or writing about music you can probably find him walking through the forests of Ontario or questioning the inner workings of the universe. He also never turns down a cold Pabst… never.

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