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Lisnaholic 09-10-2018 08:24 PM

Favourite Tiny Desk Concert ?
Rather like MTV Unplugged, the NPR Tiny Desk Concert is a format that has proved very popular. My guess is that it's because artists are asked to work in a setting that's less formal and demanding than usual, and, like Unplugged, some artists are obliged to simplify their sound, which can lead to some refreshing surprises for all concerned.

I don't know if NPR have a policy on preferred genres, but a lot of the acts sound more or less indie to me, so that's where I'm putting the thread. Lucius, for instance, whose concert I've just enjoyed is kind of indie pop I think:-

Set list: Go Home, Don't Just Sit There, Turn It Around, Genevieve

Do you have any favourite Tiny Desk Concerts (of any genre) you'd like to share?
Also, can you beat the record for the biggest band to play a Tiny Desk Concert ?
My contender for that title is the Tedeschi Trucks Band, who managed to squeeze ten players in among the desks...

OccultHawk 09-10-2018 08:48 PM

Daniel has one. It

I heard you play Speeding Motorcycle

Frownland 09-10-2018 09:24 PM

Psy-Fi 09-11-2018 03:17 AM

OccultHawk 09-11-2018 05:16 AM

Come on man

Lisnaholic 09-11-2018 05:22 AM

That Moon Hooch clip is really good. They have an immediately likeable sound, which is clear from the responses in the following link. Somewhat to my surprise I found that Big3 dedicated a thread to them a while back:-

Like a responsible member of MB, I searched "Tiny Desk Concert" before I opened this thread so now, thanks to WWWP, I can be really lazy about my next rec. Her discovery of Dan Deacon is worth watching, not only for the music, but for the insight into a TDC audience: looks like a bunch of dudes who work in the bookshop/publishing office are invited down to have an extra-long teabreak, and that's about all who are invited.

The Blue Man group also have a fun look at how a TDC is put together. Thanks, Psy-Fi. :thumb:

( Sorry, OH, but I don't understand your last two posts at all. Are you ok? )

WWWP 09-11-2018 08:18 AM

Oooh I love that Lucius set! How were they live?

That Dan Deacon one is also so fun, and the Shabazz one Frown posted is tops. I love tiny desk.

Tank and the Bangas set after winning the 2016 tiny desk contest.

I also love this one which might be a good contender for most-people-squeezed-behind-a-desk with nine members. I mostly love it because Penguin Cafe is an extension of Penguin Cafe Orchestra which is an all time fav.

And speaking of favorites of course Kishi Bashi.

Good thread, Lisna.

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Plankton 09-11-2018 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by Lisnaholic (Post 1995890)
My contender for that title is the Tedeschi Trucks Band, who managed to squeeze ten players in among the desks...

The first band I thought of when I saw the thread.

windsock 09-11-2018 10:36 PM

Hey, Frownland and I were talking about Moon Hooch's just the other day.

I like Golden Dawn Arkestra's. They've always been entertaining.

Paramore's is good too.

elphenor 09-11-2018 11:58 PM

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