Tiny Desk Concerts
10:52 am
Mon July 16, 2012

The Milk Carton Kids: Tiny Desk Concert

Emily Bogle NPR

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 12:43 pm

The history of folk and pop music is littered with gorgeous intertwined voices: Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, The Jayhawks' Mark Olson and

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The Two-Way
9:57 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Twist, But Don't Shout: McCartney & Springsteen Have Plug Pulled In London

Paul McCartney, left, and Bruce Springsteen during Saturday's show in Hyde Park — before the plug was pulled. Frame grab from video posted by "BenR753" on YouTube.

Ooh. Imagine what might have happened if they'd been able to sing one more song. Or properly thank the crowd.

Someone's sleep might have been disturbed. Good heavens!

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Mountain Stage
9:23 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Tim O'Brien On Mountain Stage

Tim O'Brien performs on Mountain Stage and North House Unplugged.
Stephan Hoglund Mountain Stage

Singer-songwriter and roots musician extraordinaire Tim O'Brien closed the second of two Mountain Stage road shows in Grand Marais, Minn., on the shore of Lake Superior. A favorite of Mountain Stage audiences, crew members, listeners and fellow guest artists for 29 years, O'Brien has long held the record for appearing on the show more than any other performer. A multi-instrumentalist of the highest order, O'Brien sits in with nearly every guest on this episode.

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The Record
3:07 pm
Sun July 15, 2012

Def Leppard's Joe Elliott On Covering Def Leppard

Joe Elliott fronting Def Leppard in London last year.
Jo Hale Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 6:30 pm

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Tiny Desk Concerts
8:14 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Souad Massi: Tiny Desk Concert

Becky Lettenberger NPR

Originally published on Wed July 18, 2012 8:41 am

"Every one of us has a story in his heart... Storyteller, tell us stories to make us forget our reality. Leave us in the world of once upon a time."

So go some of the lines from "Raoui" ("Storyteller"), the opening song in this Tiny Desk Concert with Algerian singer-songwriter Souad Massi. Performing in a mix of North African Arabic, Berber and French, Massi has carved out a life for herself as just such a storyteller. Her unflinching, deeply intimate songs — paired with her beautiful, cool light-beam of a voice — belie the struggles she's endured to make her own stories heard.

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