Alternative and indie audios

Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, The Creator performs songs from his latest album Flower Boy.

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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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Alice Smith

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

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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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August Greene

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

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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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Bedouine

Bedouine is Azniv Korkejian, a singer and guitarist who echoes sounds from the 1960's North...

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Jorja Smith

Watch the rising U.K. star perform intimate renditions of "Blue Lights," "On My Mind" and...

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Dave Matthews

The star sheds his band for a warm, winning, utterly game, happily overstuffed five-song...

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Mac Miller

Mac Miller reflects on his journey's peaks and valleys in a boisterous set of songs from...

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Dermot Kennedy

Backed for the first time ever by members of the Howard Gospel Choir, the Irish singer-songwriter...

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George Li

Watch the young Harvard grad dispatch some of the most "knuckle-busting" piano repertoire with...

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Cory Henry

Henry and his band would have sounded right at home on Stax Records in the '70s — no small...

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dvsn

The Toronto-based R&B duo bathed the Tiny Desk in vibrant blue, purple and orange light to make...

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The Pedrito Martinez Group

The Afro-Cuban percussionist mesmerizes with his almost otherworldly talent on congas.

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&More (Chill Moody & Donn T)

Philadelphia Rapper Chill Moody and singer Donn T, along with their crew known as &More, were one...

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Andrea Cruz

The singer from Puerto Rico is part of a movement on the island that emphasizes largely acoustic...

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Weezer

Performing unplugged, the band forgoes its usual meticulousness in favor of a shaggy, entirely...

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Erin Rae

Every time she performs live, Erin Rae transforms her quiet storms into different hues of...

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Tamino

Tamino possesses one of the most remarkable and memorable voices to ever grace the Tiny Desk.

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