Bob Boilen http://klcc.org en Saintseneca: Tiny Desk Concert http://klcc.org/post/saintseneca-tiny-desk-concert One of the many instruments you may hear <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=saintseneca">Saintseneca</a> play — beyond the banjo, baglama, bulbul, balalaika, bowed banjo, baritone ukulele, bass and bouzouki — is a stomp box. Basically, it's a roughly 2'x2' plywood floorboard meant for pounding the beat. At a show just before this Tiny Desk Concert, craftily bearded singer Zac Little put his boot right through that floorboard.<p>Saintseneca had its beginnings in the heart of a small Appalachian town in Ohio, and the band grew up at college in Columbus. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:21:43 +0000 Bob Boilen 18393 at http://klcc.org Saintseneca: Tiny Desk Concert Highasakite: Tiny Desk Concert http://klcc.org/post/highasakite-tiny-desk-concert My first time seeing this Norwegian band was at a fairly soulless convention center in Austin, Texas. They transformed that big, open room into an intimate affair. So having them perform at the Tiny Desk, an already intimate space, was a thrill. It was also the first appearance of a flugabone here. Kristoffer Lo plays that mournful horn and Ingrid Helene Håvik compliments the yearning with words that are mysterious, somewhat dark and contain surprising twists.<p>The song titles on their 2014 album <em>Silent Treatment</em> seem more like chapter headings in a crime novel<em>. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:40:04 +0000 Bob Boilen 18217 at http://klcc.org Highasakite: Tiny Desk Concert The Raveonettes, 'Killer In The Streets' http://klcc.org/post/raveonettes-killer-streets <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOWjLfyRoQY</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 18022 at http://klcc.org The Raveonettes, 'Killer In The Streets' Jenny Lewis Stands Out With 'Voyager' http://klcc.org/post/jenny-lewis-stands-out-voyager <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Jenny+Lewis+Stands+Out+With+%27Voyager%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 18002 at http://klcc.org Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert http://klcc.org/post/hamilton-leithauser-tiny-desk-concert This is the second time <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/312175306/hamilton-leithauser-live-in-concert">Hamilton Leithauser</a> has graced the Tiny Desk. Two summers ago, he and his band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15291595/the-walkmen">The Walkmen</a> played <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/157190242/the-walkmen-tiny-desk-concert">a powerful set of songs</a> from their final album for now, <em>Heaven. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 17892 at http://klcc.org Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert Benjamin Booker, 'Have You Seen My Son?' http://klcc.org/post/benjamin-booker-have-you-seen-my-son <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6GQM1ViDT0</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:14:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 17876 at http://klcc.org Benjamin Booker, 'Have You Seen My Son?' Tiny Ruins, 'Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens' http://klcc.org/post/tiny-ruins-me-museum-you-wintergardens <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOQL4P1acNU</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 17649 at http://klcc.org Tiny Ruins, 'Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens' Novo Amor & Ed Tullett, 'Faux' http://klcc.org/post/novo-amor-ed-tullett-faux <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9Mt1-3_kQc</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 17575 at http://klcc.org Novo Amor & Ed Tullett, 'Faux' Holly Williams: Tiny Desk Concert http://klcc.org/post/holly-williams-tiny-desk-concert Truth be told, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=holly+williams">Holly Williams</a> brought me and many of my hardened colleagues to tears. The singer-songwriter has a magnificent way with words and phrasing, not to mention a country-music lineage that fills her with pride and guides her poignancy and subject matter.<p>Country is in her blood: As the daughter of Hank Williams Jr. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:02:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 17447 at http://klcc.org Holly Williams: Tiny Desk Concert The Apache Relay, 'Katie Queen Of Tennessee' http://klcc.org/post/apache-relay-katie-queen-tennessee <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb5HdMQXMls</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 17431 at http://klcc.org The Apache Relay, 'Katie Queen Of Tennessee'