It really is only organic to visualize conversations with your previous selves to warn them of poor alternatives you have produced, or to blow their minds with unlikely details about the present day. And even though it really is not the 1st factor you’d inform your 2007 self — it’d come sometime soon after “The star of TV’s The Apprentice is now president of the United States” — you’d want to make space for the words, “Bob Boilen’s desk is such a preferred tourist location that NPR sold tickets and persons purchased them.”
The Tiny Desk has been a location for bands because the spring of 2008, when an offhand quip at a Laura Gibson concert led to us booking musicians to execute in NPR Music’s D.C. offices. About 900 artists have stopped by in the years because, from tiny-recognized niche discoveries to the likes of Adele, Lizzo, Taylor Swift, John Legend and the cast of Sesame Street.
So. About that entire “promoting tickets” factor.
For the 1st time ever, we’ve officially opened the Tiny Desk to members of the public, as component of what we’re calling the Tiny Desk Festival. For 4 straight evenings — Oct. 28-31 — we’re hosting sold-out crowds (tickets for all 4 shows had been gone in fewer than 5 minutes) and surprising fans with a various unannounced guest each and every evening. The music starts at 7 p.m. ET / four p.m. PT.
The fantastic news for you, dear reader, is that all Tiny Desk Fest performances will stream reside on NPR.org, and ultimately be archived for posterity.
We hope you will join us for our most current Tiny Desk experiment, which promises to be a warm and great 4-evening feast of musical surprises. Never disappoint your future self by missing it, OK? Right here are all the information you’l will need to watch Tiny Desk Fest reside.
How to watch on NPR.org
You can sign up for e mail reminders from the Tiny Desk Fest group each and every day of the festival right here.
You can come across hyperlinks to each and every of the 4 night’s Tiny Desk Fest concerts on our Tiny Desk Fest series web page.
We’ll update each and every Tiny Desk Fest web page on the evening of each and every show with the identity of that night’s artist and any particular guests. The concerts are scheduled to commence at 7 p.m. ET.
How to watch on YouTube
All 4 nights of Tiny Desk Fest will be streaming reside on NPR Music’s YouTube channel. If you’d like to get reminders when we turn on our reside stream, please stick to these methods:
If you are utilizing a laptop or computer, pay a visit to youtube.com and make certain you are logged into YouTube (you ought to see a image in the upper proper corner). Then, pay a visit to youtube.com/nprmusic and click “Set Reminder” for each and every show. You are going to be notified involving six:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET each and every evening with a reminder to watch reside.
If you’d rather use your YouTube mobile app, search for NPR Music and click on the NPR Music logo to pay a visit to our channel web page. Beneath “Upcoming Reside Streams” you ought to see 4 videos. Tap on the 3 dots to the proper of each and every title and pick “Set Reminder.”
To make sure you see your YouTube notification, make certain that your YouTube settings are configured to let for notifications to be sent to your iPhone or Android device. Click Settings on your telephone, come across YouTube in your list of apps, and tap Notifications. You ought to see an alternative referred to as “Let Notifications” — make certain that is turned on.
Then, open your YouTube app and tap your profile image. From the “Account” menu, tap “Settings” and then “Notifications” (you may possibly have to scroll down to see it). Toggle “Subscriptions” to the on position, then click on “Channel Settings” and tap the bell icon subsequent to NPR Music and make certain you have chosen the “All” alternative. If your bell subsequent to NPR Music is grey (as opposed to white) and appears like it really is ringing, then you are all set.
If you are amongst the 15 % of our YouTube audience that watches Tiny Desks on their TVs, then you likely do not will need directions on how to do so. But if you have a device like Apple Television or Roku, or a Clever Television with a YouTube app, and you have never ever utilised it to watch Tiny Desks on your Television, open the YouTube app on your device and search for NPR Music. Pick the NPR Music logo (you will see our subscription count underneath it). That will take you to our channel web page, and you ought to see our “Upcoming Reside Streams” featured prominently.
How to watch on Twitter
Tiny Desk Fest will be streaming all 4 nights on NPR’s Twitter feed. If you’d like to be notified when our reside stream starts, here’s how to make certain that takes place:
On your iPhone or Android device, tap on Settings, then on Notifications and come across Twitter in your list of apps. Tap on Twitter and make certain “Let Notifications” is toggled to the on position.
Then, open your Twitter app and pay a visit to NPR’s (@npr) profile. Comply with NPR if you do not currently and tap on the bell icon subsequent to the stick to button and pick “All Tweets” or “Only Tweets with reside video.” You are going to get a notification on your telephone when Tiny Desk Fest turns on its reside stream at about six:45 p.m. ET.
How to watch on Facebook
Tiny Desk Fest will be streaming all 4 nights on NPR’s Facebook web page. If you’d like to be notified when our reside stream starts each and every evening, stick to these methods:
On your iPhone or Android device, tap on Settings, then on Notifications and come across Twitter in your list of apps. Tap on Facebook and make certain “Let Notifications” is toggled to the on position to get a push notification when we activate the Tiny Desk Fest reside stream at six:45 p.m. ET each and every evening.
Now do not close your Settings app just but: If you’d choose to get a text or iMessage when we turn on the reside stream, you can take the further step of tapping “Facebook Notification Settings” at the bottom of your screen and deciding on “Video” from the list of notification selections. Beneath “Video,” you ought to see selections to be notified by Push, E-mail and SMS — decide on the latter to get a text message to the telephone quantity related with your Facebook account.
Then, open your Facebook app and search for NPR’s web page. Like and Comply with the web page (if you have not performed so currently). Then, tap on the “Following” icon and make certain the “Get Notifications” toggle is in the on position. Then, tap “Edit Notification Settings” — if you have chosen Normal or Highlights, you will be notified when Tiny Desk Fest activates our reside stream.