Benatar and Giraldo run through three of their classic songs: 1979's "We Live For Love," 1984's "We Belong" and, after a long and satisfying windup, 1981's "Promises In The Dark."
The Dinosaur Jr. frontman, one of the world's loudest musicians, performs unplugged and acoustic in the NPR Music offices.
The veteran Austin singer-songwriter, whose voice sounds familiar yet new, joins his stunning voice with that of touring partner (and Tiny Desk veteran) Gaby Moreno.
Watch the vocal group sing new music with yelps, yodels and fine harmonies tightly spun.
Reflecting its ancestral roots in Panama, this rousing band from Kansas City mixes languages, styles and eras with infectious energy.
Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra perform at the Tiny Desk.
With costumes inspired by Egyptian symbolism and science fiction, the late jazz innovator's band plays an out-of-this-world set in the NPR Music offices on Halloween.
On record, Banks is at the center of lavish productions, each suitable for throbbing remixes and banks of swirling lights. Here, though, she serves notice as a powerful singer in her own right.
We asked the King of Auto-Tune if he'd grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects to show what's really made his career: his voice, and those songs.
The Danish String Quartet doesn't live on Brahms and Beethoven alone. Watch the versatile group play Danish folk tunes, from centuries-old Fanø wedding dances to traditional Roskilde reels.
D'Amato's new album The Shipwreck From The Shore can feel Motown-y, garage-y and Springsteen-y, and all that production serves his songs well. But here the Tiny Desk, his music is sparer.
The Icelandic singer's voice is angelic and yearning, his songs simple and universal. At the Tiny Desk, his raw, slowed-down arrangements bring a sense of grace to what were already elegant songs.
A Jimi Hendrix influence informs The Bots' bluesy moments, both in the guitar and in Mikaiah Lei's voice. There's also a great rock-duo punch that recalls The White Stripes or JEFF The Brotherhood.
The singer has spent most of her career 20 feet from stardom as a backup singer for Juanes and Shakira. Now, she headlines a concert of her own behind Bob Boilen's desk.
More than 40 years after his first album, Browne still writes music with conviction, craftsmanship and careful attention to detail. Watch him perform three songs live in the NPR Music offices.
When he gets a chance to be the frontman, the Brooklyn trombonist runs a nifty jazz quartet. Assisted by vocalist Camila Meza (and by employer Sufjan Stevens, in absentia), Catharsis visits NPR.