And now, a (nearly) complete list of Tiny Desk Contest videos from Philly

The Bul Bey | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo |
The Bul Bey | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo |

For the second year running, the folks at NPR Music held their Tiny Desk Contest this winter, with artists all over the country competing to be a featured performer on the endlessly popular Tiny Desk Concert video series. Word is the winner will be announced tomorrow morning, so just like last year, we here at The Key compiled a list of nearly every Philly area musician who entered.

Last year, NPR told us that Philadelphia artists contributed 75 videos to the 7,000 overall entries. This time, we’re counting 131 videos…almost double.

Each group reconfigured their setup for an intimate performance, staged behind a desk of some sort. The mix and variety of styles parallels the variety of musical talent pouring out of this city right now. And this isn’t even all of it.

Judges for the contest include NPR’s Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, Philly’s own Son Little, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig from Lucius, and The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. In addition to their own opinions and reactions, the judges also take the public vote into account before making their decision. So check out the videos from these amazing Philly musicians below, vote for your favorites, and help get one of these talented artists a spot at NPR’s famous Tiny Desk.

For more information on the voting process and NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, follow the link here. Click below to check out the Tiny Desk Entries for various Philly artists – and let us know if we missed anybody in the comments!




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