Bob Boilen

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New Mix: Shearwater, Lily & Madeleine, Eskimeaux, More

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

On this week's show: songs of power, protest and passion, including a cut from Shearwater's "angriest" record, and singer Kevin Morby's fervent if exasperated attempt to make sense of police violence.


Car Seat Headrest: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, February 08, 2016

Will Toledo is a wordsmith with a vision, wrapping his faults and frailties in a DIY sound that's still finely crafted. Watch him perform three songs in the NPR Music offices.


All Songs +1: Andrew Bird Gets Personal

Friday, February 05, 2016

On this week's +1 podcast, we talk with singer, songwriter, violinist and more Andrew Bird about his new album, Are You Serious, and how his marriage and son have opened him up as a lyricist.


First Listen: The Suffers, 'The Suffers'

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Houston band's sound is steeped in what it calls "Gulf Coast Soul," but it also channels ska, Southern hip-hop, classic soul, rock 'n' roll and especially reggae.


New Mix: Santigold, Macklemore, PJ Harvey, Iggy Pop, More

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

In this week's mix, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton showcase a number of artists who reflect on their past to make powerful new music.


EL VY: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, January 29, 2016

The National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf team up in an intimate setting that highlights the former's resonant voice and the latter's playful piano.


Parlour Tricks, 'Broken Hearts/Bones'

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Parlour Tricks draws romance and free expression out of the mundane aisles of a supermarket in the video for "Broken Hearts/Bones. "


Our Top Discoveries At globalFEST 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Highlights from New York's one-night festival of global sounds included music from Haiti's dance-clubs, Ukrainian experimental theater and Mexican cabarets.


The Arcs: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, January 25, 2016

It's our 500th show at the Tiny Desk, featuring The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and the new band he started with Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, a Mariachi band and more.


Snowed In At The Tiny Desk Contest

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The contest deadline is Feb. 2. If the weather's got you housebound this weekend, why not make your video?


Macklemore's New Song Is The Nine-Minute 'White Privilege II'

Friday, January 22, 2016

On "White Privilege II," the rapper questions both his position within hip-hop and as a white person unsure of his role in the struggle of black people fighting injustice.


Wolf Alice: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, January 22, 2016

Wolf Alice's music can be noisy and primal, but at the Tiny Desk it showed a different side, as it performed three songs from 2015's My Love Is Cool.


New Music From Ray LaMontagne, Lucius, A Bowie Cover From Glen Hansard, More

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Our first new mix of 2016 includes a David Bowie cover from Glen Hansard, premieres from Ray LaMontagne, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down and Laura Gibson and more.


River Whyless: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The North Carolina band uses a typewriter for rhythm, a toy piano for whimsy and a harmonium for mood, as well as a gong, multiple odd percussive accents and subtle guitar effects.


Natalie Merchant: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The singer-songwriter gives a warmhearted performance of two new songs, an old favorite and a hymn.


Submit Your Video To The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest Now

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Enter by Feb. 2 for a chance to play your own Tiny Desk concert at NPR in Washington, D.C.


506 Shows In 365 Days: Bob Boilen's 2015 In Concerts

Friday, January 08, 2016

In 2015, Bob Boilen actually stayed home a few times, but he still had more than 500 shows from which to pick his top 10 concerts of the year.


16 Number One Songs From Our First 16 Years

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

All Songs Considered is celebrating its Sweet 16 this month, so to mark the occasion on this week's show we're counting down our favorite songs from each of the past 16 years.


2015: Looking Back On A Year At The Tiny Desk

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

This year, NPR Music published 84 sessions from behind Bob Boilen's desk. From a 23-piece band to a lone guitarist to a massive dance party, here are 15 highlights.


Viking's Choice 2015: The Year In The Loud And The Weird

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

In 2015, Iron Maiden reigned, a once-mysterious sacred music collective returned after 20 years away, and some Olympia punks smashed the patriarchy with a boot to the head.