Alternatives und Indie audios

Raul Midón

Raul Midón brought nothing but a guitar and his voice to an extended Tiny Desk set of dense,...

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John Prine

For more than 45 years, the legendary John Prine has written some of the most powerful lyrics in...

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Kuinka

Each year we get thousands of submissions for our annual Tiny Desk contest. Seattle's Kuinka was...

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Alex Clare

Clare's songs ask listeners to probe their own emotions through the lens of life's bigger...

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Big K.R.I.T.

The Mississippi rapper paid homage to his grandmother and performed songs from his new album 4eva...

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Anna Meredith

Out of nearly 700 performances at the Tiny Desk over the past decade, this one by British...

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Roy Ayers

Watch the 77-year-old jazz-funk icon perform "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" (and more) at the...

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Lee Ann Womack

The Nashville star brought some good old country music stories to the Tiny Desk.

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Vagabon

Laetitia Tamko, the artist known as Vagabon, is a 25-year-old, Cameroon-born musician with a big,...

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August Greene

August Greene, Common's new trio with Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, brought some special...

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Big Daddy Kane

One of the greatest to ever bless the mic treated the Tiny Desk audience to an office block party.

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Betsayda Machado and Parranda El Clavo

The Afro-Venezuelan collective brings the boisterous parranda sound to the Tiny Desk.

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Nick Hakim

The music of Nick Hakim occupies a space and time that feels out of this world, with songs that...

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Marlon Williams

Marlon Williams has a heart-stopping voice, is in love with a good, traditional blues or country...

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The Crossrhodes

The Crossrhodes showed up to the Tiny Desk with game faces on, bringing with it a locally...

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Ibeyi

Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz never fail to mesmerize. Watch the twin sisters perform a four-song...

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Hurray For The Riff Raff

The music of Hurray For The Riff Raff builds bridges, unites people and forms communities. It's a...

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Vicente García

This under-the-radar singer from the Dominican Republic is starting to turn some heads. You'll...

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Alice Smith

The beloved singer-songwriter premiered three new songs while turning NPR's headquarters into a...

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Jamila Woods

In three songs celebrating black ancestry and self-love, Woods demonstrated just how adept she is...

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