Sat December 28, 2013
2013: The Year In Tiny Desk Concerts
At this point, the web—and, we'll admit, NPR in particular—is awash with year-end lists, seeking to summarize 2013 in pictures, song, film and more. For fans of unconventional live performance, though, the final list to top them all is right here, with a round-up of the year's most interesting Tiny Desk Concerts. If you're looking for a simple first-to-last podium, you might be surprised; categories include "Biggest Band" (Mother Falcon), "Most Unexpectedly Quiet" (Of Montreal), and "Biggest Insurance Risk" (Nicola Benedetti's 1717 Stradivarius violin, valued at $10 million).