Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

The Comet Is Coming: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Comet is Coming is a force of nature. The British trio makes the kind of instrumental jazz that takes music lovers out of their comfort zone and into a musical realm they may never have explored.


The Rise Of Urbano In The 2010s: An Alt.Latino/All Songs Considered Crossover

Friday, November 22, 2019

Felix Contreras traces the decade-long rise of sociological and musical forces that eventually birthed and cemented a style now called urbano.


KOKOKO!: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, November 15, 2019

KOKOKO! are sonic warriors. They seized control of the Tiny Desk, shouting their arrival through a megaphone, while electronic sirens begin to blare.


Sunny War: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sunny War has been homeless, busked on city streets and Venice Beach, left home feeling she was a burden to her mother, battled addiction and still found a way to bring joy to others thru her music.


CHAI: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The group from Japan is on a mission to expand the conventional meaning of "cute." Their performance included synchronized dancing, pom-poms and matching pink uniforms, with a heavy, angular sound.


Brittany Howard: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Alabama Shakes singer and guitarist brought an eight-piece backing band to the Tiny Desk for a set of deeply personal and affecting songs.


Charly Bliss: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

The vibrancy of the band can feel childlike and candy-coated. But the group's songs are more about the pain of entering adulthood and leaving some of that sweetness behind.


Molly Sarlé: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, October 04, 2019

After performing at the Tiny Desk as one third of the group Mountain Man, Molly Sarlé returns for a soul-stirring solo performance.


The Best Of The Very Beginning Of Tiny Desk Concerts

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

"Maybe it's the start of something, and maybe it's not." That's how Bob Boilen described the very first Tiny Desk concert in 2008.


Josh Ritter With Amanda Shires And Jason Isbell: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, September 27, 2019

In his second visit to the Tiny Desk, Josh Ritter had America on his mind. "We all have to fight against this notion that we're not all human beings."


New Mix: Soccer Mommy, Chastity Belt, Leonard Cohen, (Sandy) Alex G, More

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

This week's All Songs Considered includes an all-new song from the late Leonard Cohen, lyrically devastating work from (Sandy) Alex G, a battle of inner demons from Chastity Belt and more.


Nilüfer Yanya: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

There's a hush to the music of Nilüfer Yanya that made the Tiny Desk the perfect stage for her sound.


Hobo Johnson's Journey From Homelessness To A Major Label Contract

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

In this Guest DJ session, the off-the-wall singer talks about living out of his car and working at a warehouse before his Tiny Desk Contest entry went viral. He's since signed with Warner Records.


Rhiannon Giddens: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, September 16, 2019

Giddens shares songs from her latest album, There is No Other, in an emotional and transfixing performance at the Tiny Desk.


New Mix: Thom Yorke, Wynton Marsalis, Ride, Overcoats, More

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The tracks Bob Boilen shares on this week's All Songs Considered all have a cinematic quality, from a new Thom Yorke cut for the film Motherless Brooklyn, to Ride's best new album in 20 years.


The Tallest Man On Earth: Tiny Desk Concert (2019)

Friday, September 06, 2019

The Tallest Man On Earth's second appearance at the Tiny Desk comes almost 10 years to the day after his first. He returns with a touch of grey and a beard, but no less intense or moving.


New Mix: Pinegrove, Sudan Archives, Anna Meredith And 4 Mellotrons

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

This edition of All Songs Considered has songs of gratitude from Pinegrove, a take on intimacy from Norway's Jenny Hval, a song of quietude from Anna Meredith and the magic of the Mellotron.


A-WA: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The three Israeli sisters in A-WA mix Yemenite and Arabic traditions with splashes of reggae and hip-hop.


All Songs Rewind: This Summer, Think Pink

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

We fill you in on how to shade your summer pink with unapologetically good pop music that is ready for any mood.


47SOUL: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 26, 2019

47SOUL's message of equality is meant for the world. It's music without borders, mixing old and new, acoustic and electronic from a band formed in Amman Jordan, singing in Arabic and English.