Watch the queen of funk Chaka Khan's sizzling NPR Tiny Desk Concert (video)

June is Black Music Month and Tiny Desk is celebrating with a series of performances by Black women. As always, the Queen of Funk brought the fire. Watch below.

"The moment guitarist Rob Bacon opened the set on the talk box, with bassist Melvin Davis and drummer Jay Williams laying down the beat, it was clear we were about to get a lesson in some naaaasty funk with 'Tell Me Something Good,' reports NPR. — Read the rest

PJ Harvey plays a beautiful Tiny Desk Concert of her newest songs plus one "oldie" (video)

The great PJ Harvey took over NPR's Tiny Desk to perform tracks from her latest album, I Inside the Old Year Dying, release in July.

Following four of those new songs, she closed with the title track from White Chalk (2007), connecting her newest work "to her lifelong project of expressing women's solitude, pain and resistance," as described by Ann Powers. — Read the rest

Delightful Tiny Desk Concert featuring a piano and tap-dancing combo

I've never seen anything quite like this musical pairing, but honestly it somehow works perfectly. Watch pianist Conrad Tao and dancer-choreographer Caleb Teicher performing together as part of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. NPR explains that the duo "created an experience so unexpectedly fresh and suffused with joy, it moved some to tears and others to cheer for more." — Read the rest

Watch Juvenile's outstanding NPR Tiny Desk Concert

The highly anticipated NPR Tiny Desk Concert featuring Juvenile just dropped, and it's terrific. 

Also participating are Mannie Fresh (vocals, effects, keys), Alvin Ford (music director/drums), Josh Connelly (guitar), DJ Raymond (bass), Brandon Butler (keys), BK Jackson (saxophone), Trombone Shorty (trombone), Kevin Woods (trumpet), Jon Batiste (melodica), Jakiya Ayanna (vocals), Shaina Aisha, (vocals), Hannah Yim (violin) and Jake Fowler (cello). — Read the rest

Juvenile, Jon Batiste, Trombone Shorty, and Mannie Fresh record a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR

I'm excitedly awaiting the NPR Tiny Desk Concert featuring New Orleans rapper Juvenile, joined by Jon Batiste, Trombone Shorty, and Mannie Fresh. They recently recorded the set in Washington, DC. provides more details:

When fans initially raised the possibility this spring of Juvenile participating in a "Tiny Desk" concert this spring, he professed not to know what a "Tiny Desk" was.

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British musician Fred Again performs chill Tiny Desk concert

DJ Fred again…'s Tiny Desk concert is worth the 26 minutes of your time. He faced the challenge of translating his electronic music for a Tiny Desk concert, a more intimate setting than he's used to playing. He rose to the occasion by re-learning the marimba, playing the vibraphone, singing at the piano, and looping sounds and beats simultaneously. — Read the rest

Miley Cyrus' NPR Tiny Desk Concert is anything but small

During the pandemic, musical artists have raised the bar on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts. Because they can't actually perform from Bob Boilen's "tiny desk" in NPR's music office, they've been given carte blanche to imagine outside the box. The performances themselves are what you'd expect from these artists — terrific — it's the sets that they're having fun with. — Read the rest

Little Moon's 'Wonder Eye' wins 2023 Tiny Desk contest

From a pool of nearly 6,000 entrants, Utah-based band Little Moon has won the 2023 Tiny Desk Contest. Their song "Wonder Eye" was their fourth entry in the contest. It won unanimous approval from the judges, with series producer Bobby Carter praising the band's unique musical style and lead vocalist Emma Hardyman's strong vocals, "Emma's deceptively strong voice, and the band's ability to take the music to places completely unexpected, catapulted 'Wonder Eye' to the top of the heap of wonderful entries." — Read the rest