Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

Rhye: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 09, 2018

See the band perform a rare evening Tiny Desk concert, illuminated by flickering lights


South X Lullaby: Nilüfer Yanya

Friday, April 06, 2018

The London-based singer performs in a shop filled with sentimental curiosities of a world gone by, while singing about old memories and the pain of lost love.


Sudan Archives' Disparate Sound, Inspired By Jellyfish, Pulls From Everywhere

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Violin plucks, finger snaps and a slick flow percolate on "Nont For Sale," the first taste of Sudan Archives' upcoming EP Sink.


Dan Auerbach: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

The guitarist and singer for The Black Keys and The Arcs brings his Easy Eye Sound Revue to the Tiny Desk, recalling a time and sound from the '60s when southern R&B, including Nashville, was a force.


New Mix: Young Fathers, Confidence Man, A Stunning Tiny Desk Contest Entry, More

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

This week's new mix features a profound Tiny Desk Contest entry, "dorky" electropop from Australian group Confidence Man, an intimate paean to different loves from Forth Wanderers and more.


Watch Big Thief Debut Two New Songs Live In Paris

Friday, March 30, 2018

Less than a year after the momentous Capacity, Big Thief debuts "Not" and "Terminal Paradise" for the Franco-German public broadcaster ARTE.


South X Lullaby: Katie Von Schleicher

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The New York songwriter finds a place of solitude in the Spire Studio Tour Bus to perform "Mary," the quietest song from her magnificent 2017 album, S***** Hits.


I'm With Her: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Aoife O'Donovan, Sarah Jarosz and Sara Watkins are bound by a love for bluegrass, chamber music, jazz, storytelling and singing.


New Mix: Guided By Voices, Fantastic Negrito, A Stella Donnelly Lullaby, More

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share a new batch of essential songs, from the poignant folk of John Prine to the warped rock of Hearts Hearts, the ethereal Grouper and more.


South X Lullaby: Soccer Mommy

Monday, March 26, 2018

Our South X Lullaby with Soccer Mommy took us away from the frenetic world of the South by Southwest music festival and into "your eccentric uncles attic on steroids," Uncommon Objects.


Väsen: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Swedish trio brought a 30-string sonic blast to the Tiny Desk, performing on 12-string guitar, viola and the nyckelharpa (a fiddle with keys — think 15th century keytar).


Fantastic Negrito Returns, With Arrows Aimed At A Culture That's 'Lost Its Way'

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Grammy-winning Fantastic Negrito is back, with a new song and album that will meet a fractured culture with the "business of unity."


South X Lullaby: Lucy Dacus

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Dacus performs "Historians," from her deeply personal and triumphant new album, in an art installation at SXSW that evokes the challenges of human communciation.


South X Lullaby: Kevin Morby & Katie Crutchfield

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In the courtyard of St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, with the sounds of the city and SXSW echoing in the background, Kevin Morby and Katie Crutchfield perform a song of quiet comfort.


SXSW 2018 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Our bleary-eyed, ear-ringing week of non-stop live music at the 2018 South by Southwest music festival has ended and we're back one last time to play some of our favorite discoveries.


Announcing The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Send us a video of you or your band playing an original song behind a desk (any desk). You could win a chance to play your own Tiny Desk concert and tour the U.S. with NPR Music.


Diet Cig: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Diet Cig's songs crackle like Pop Rocks, but with a confrontational honesty and striking gravity — and on top of Bob Boilen's desk.


Stretch and Bobbito: The Legends Return To Radio

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Hear a conversation with the legendary New York DJ duo of Stretch and Bobbito. After 19 years off the airwaves, the two are back with a new podcast on NPR, What's Good With Stretch And Bobbito.


Aldous Harding: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 28, 2017

Intensity in songs often expresses itself as volume – a loud guitar, a scream, a piercing synth line. But in the case of Aldous Harding it's in the spaces, the pauses, and her unique delivery.


Sylvan Esso: 'Radio' From The Echo Mountain Sessions

Friday, July 28, 2017

Sylvan Esso perform "Radio" with a big band of friends in the duo's final installment of the Echo Mountain Sessions.