Bob Boilen http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Ages And Ages, Singing An Anthem For (And With) Everyone http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/ages-and-ages-singing-anthem-and-everyone Warning: This song will put a smile on your face.<p>I've seen many magical collaborations at the <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/newport-folk-festival/">Newport Folk Festival</a> over the years, as artists band together and create in the Newport spirit. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:37:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 51330 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Ages And Ages, Singing An Anthem For (And With) Everyone Alt-J Will Debut New Album Live In New York http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/alt-j-will-debut-new-album-live-new-york <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCCXq9QB-dQ</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:49:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 51261 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Alt-J Will Debut New Album Live In New York Nickel Creek: Tiny Desk Concert http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/nickel-creek-tiny-desk-concert <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14962789/nickel-creek">Nickel Creek</a> was made to sing and play around a single microphone, so a Tiny Desk Concert seemed inevitable. All it took was a reunion tour — celebrating 25 years of Nickel Creek — to make it happen.<p>All three of the band's remarkably talented core members have been to the Tiny Desk before. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:49:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 51202 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Nickel Creek: Tiny Desk Concert Rodrigo Amarante: Tiny Desk Concert http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/rodrigo-amarante-tiny-desk-concert <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/23/334480520/kcrw-presents-rodrigo-amarante">Rodrigo Amarante</a> has made the year's tenderest record. <em>Cavalo</em> is sonically rich and spare at the same time: Every instrument breathes and every sound blends, yet every moment is distinct. At <em>Cavalo</em>'s core are heartfelt songs and Amarante's sweet, smoky voice.<p>Amarante is from Rio de Janeiro, and these days lives in Los Angeles. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 51053 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Rodrigo Amarante: Tiny Desk Concert Song Premiere: Generationals, 'Black Lemon' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/song-premiere-generationals-black-lemon As the end of summer nears, here's one more bouncy tune to carry you into fall. "Black Lemon," by Generationals, two former high school buddies Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer, mixes marimba-based jolliness and lyrics tinged with darkness. It looks at life's ties that bind and searches for ways to chill and not fight every battle.<p>Generationals have made three albums together. For their fourth, <em>Alix</em>, they added a new dimension: the musical magician better known as producer Richard Swift. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:31:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 50763 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Song Premiere: Generationals, 'Black Lemon' Anthony D'Amato, 'Good And Ready' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/anthony-damato-good-and-ready <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YIJgao5yKU</p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 50690 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Anthony D'Amato, 'Good And Ready' Ernest Ranglin: Tiny Desk Concert http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/ernest-ranglin-tiny-desk-concert At 82, legendary guitarist <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/world-cafe/2014/08/06/337863876/ernest-ranglin-on-world-cafe">Ernest Ranglin</a> still plays the ska, reggae and jazz that he's championed and helped perfect for more than half a century. Ranglin was a key figure in shaping the sounds of ska — influenced by New Orleans jazz and R&B — in Jamaica in the late 1950s. But most of the world wouldn't hear of ska until producer Chris Blackwell teamed Ranglin up with a Jamaican singer named Millie Small. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 50683 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Ernest Ranglin: Tiny Desk Concert Emma Ruth Rundle, 'Arms I Know So Well' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/emma-ruth-rundle-arms-i-know-so-well <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlDCoCcCt1Q</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 50629 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Emma Ruth Rundle, 'Arms I Know So Well' Sleepy Kitty, 'Don't You Start' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/sleepy-kitty-dont-you-start <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HJlJl9HiE8</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:28:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 50507 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Sleepy Kitty, 'Don't You Start' Bob Mould: Tiny Desk Concert http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/bob-mould-tiny-desk-concert <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15182660/bob-mould">Bob Mould</a> came alone, except for his 1987 Lake Placid Blue Fender Stratocaster. We provided the Epiphone Blues Custom 30 amp, which he promptly cranked. Needless to say, he announced his own Tiny Desk Concert without using the paging system.<p>Mould isn't a shy man — his power chords will tell you that — but he's humble and gentle. Many know Mould from his days with Hüsker Dü, an awesome punkish band from Minnesota that laid the groundwork for the <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/17080260/pixies">Pixies</a> and more. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 50399 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Bob Mould: Tiny Desk Concert Tweedy And Son Take To The Tunnels, Friends In Tow http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/tweedy-and-son-take-tunnels-friends-tow As its name suggests, Tweedy is a new band featuring <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15164119/wilco">Wilco</a>'s <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15397794/jeff-tweedy">Jeff Tweedy</a> and his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer. Tweedy recently recorded an album together, out Sept. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:06:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 50176 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Tweedy And Son Take To The Tunnels, Friends In Tow The Family Crest: Tiny Desk Concert http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/family-crest-tiny-desk-concert There's a decent chance you're about to discover your favorite new band. Based in San Francisco and led by Liam McCormick, The Family Crest builds its songs from a combination of infectious enthusiasm and powerful talent. The group owes its huge sound not just to its seven members, but to the community that records and plays with them. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:16:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 49998 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org The Family Crest: Tiny Desk Concert Saintseneca: Tiny Desk Concert http://boisestatepublicradio.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 18:15:01 +0000 Bob Boilen 49663 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Saintseneca: Tiny Desk Concert Highasakite: Tiny Desk Concert http://boisestatepublicradio.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 12:35:07 +0000 Bob Boilen 49496 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Highasakite: Tiny Desk Concert The Raveonettes, 'Killer In The Streets' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/raveonettes-killer-streets <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOWjLfyRoQY</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 49322 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org The Raveonettes, 'Killer In The Streets' Jenny Lewis Stands Out With 'Voyager' http://boisestatepublicradio.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 49303 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert http://boisestatepublicradio.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 49202 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert Benjamin Booker, 'Have You Seen My Son?' http://boisestatepublicradio.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 49190 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Benjamin Booker, 'Have You Seen My Son?' Tiny Ruins, 'Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens' http://boisestatepublicradio.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 48982 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Tiny Ruins, 'Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens' Novo Amor & Ed Tullett, 'Faux' http://boisestatepublicradio.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 48916 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Novo Amor & Ed Tullett, 'Faux'