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ALT J - " Tiny Desk Concert " April 24th 2017

There’s mystery in the music of Alt-J: The band’s songs are wrapped in enigmatic textures, with swift shifts in arrangements inside every song and an oddness to the drums. 307 more words


Shaun Tan--The Oopsatorium: Inventions of Henry A. Mintox (2012)

SOUNDTRACK: SKINNY LISTER-Tiny Desk Concert #286 (July 8, 2013).

I had never heard of Skinny Lister.  And that’s kind of a surprise because their music fits right in with the group folk rock of bands like Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers–they could be huge!.  1,088 more words

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Jorge Corona with Jen Hickman--Feathers (2015)

SOUNDTRACK: THE NATIONAL-Tiny Desk Concert #279 (June 10, 2013).

I rather like The National and yet I haven’t spent much time really listening to them.  1,274 more words

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Paulina Stulin--The Right Here Right Now Thing (2014)

SOUNDTRACK: LAURA MVULA-Tiny Desk Concert #284 (July 1, 2013).

I don’t know Mvula’s music (I know her because her name is unmistakable and I feel surprised that her debut came out only 4 years ago).  754 more words

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NPR Tiny Desk: Noname

Vulnerability is one of the most important things in art. The ability to convey complex emotions and ideas in form is almost alchemy. Turning nothing into something and attracting the world to it. 175 more words


Alejandro Zambra--"Reading Comprehension: Text No. 3" (Harper's, July 2016)

SOUNDTRACK: LILA DOWNS-Tiny Desk Concert #590 (January 13, 2017).

This is yet another example of musicians, artists who are bridging the divide that certain politicians have been trying to wedge int our country.  819 more words

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Paul Yoon--"Vladivostock Station" (Harper's, July 2016)

SOUNDTRACK: DESSA-Tiny Desk Concert #325 (December 9, 2013).

I had never heard of Dessa before.  Evidently she is a rapper, singer, poet and songwriter and is part of the Twin Cities hip-hop collective Doomtree.  613 more words

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