Concerts The Best Rock Bands on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, Ranked  

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Are you ready to rock out to these NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts? This list showcases a few staple rock and rollers along with contemporary bands and artists that cross genres. The concerts performed by Ben Folds, Dave Matthews, and Amanda Palmer are far more intimate in Bob Boilen's office than their usual venues. Take this opportunity to listen/watch some old favorites in different light or discover new rock bands that are on the rise. 

But be sure to check out OK Go's Tiny Desk Concert as they help the show move from their old building to their new headquarters.  These are the Tiny Desk Concerts you want to watch anytime you're in the mood head bang, chill out to a ballad or anything in between.

Vote up the Tiny Desk Concerts you enjoy the most and see how they rank! 

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Tash Sultana (born 15 June 1995) is an Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, described as a "one-person band". Their 2016 single "Jungle" was voted into third place in the Triple J Hottest 100, 2016, and Sultana also had 3 songs voted into the Triple J Hottest 100, 2017. Sultana grew up in Melbourne, and has been playing guitar from the age of three. Their career in music began through busking. They have been active as a musician on Bandcamp since 2013. Sultana’s recordings were viewed millions of times on YouTube in 2016. They released the first EP on 23 September 2016 and was booked on a sold-out world tour in early 2017. ...more on Wikipedia

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"Hard Times"


"Fake Happy"

Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis, and guitarist Taylor York. The group released its debut album All We Know Is Falling in 2005, and its second album Riot! in 2007, which was certified Platinum in the US and Ireland and Gold in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. Brand New Eyes, Paramore's third album, was released in 2009 and is the band's second-highest charting album to date, going platinum in Ireland and the UK, and gold in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Paramore's 2013 self-titled fourth album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts in the ...more on Wikipedia

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"Slip Away"

"Normal Song"

Perfume Genius is the stage name for Seattle-based solo artist Mike Hadreas. As of 2014, he has released three albums. ...more on Wikipedia

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"Waiting On a Song"

"Never In My Wildest Dreams"

"Get It While You Can feat. Robert Finley"

"Shine On Me"

Daniel Quine "Dan" Auerbach is an American musician and record producer best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio. As a member of the band, Auerbach has recorded and co-produced seven studio albums with his bandmate Patrick Carney. In 2009, Auerbach released a solo album entitled Keep It Hid. In addition to winning several Grammy Awards as a member of The Black Keys, Auerbach received the 2013 Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for co-producing his band's 2011 album El Camino, and for producing records by Dr. John and Hacienda. ...more on Wikipedia

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