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NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest Submissions

Cover photo is a screen shot of Wreck Loose’s submission.
Submissions for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series contest has ended and thousands have entered. The series hosted by Bob Boilen has seen such artists as Trey Anastasio, Adelle, T-Pain and Wilco. The winner of the contest will perform at NPR tiny desk studio in Washington D.C. and a trip to Austin,TX for Lagunitas’ CouchTrippin’ to Austin showcase. There will be two rounds of judging. Artists will be scored on 40% musical quality and appeal, 40% originality and 20% stage presence and charisma. Judges include Bob Boilen, John Congleton, Valerie June, Robin Hilton, Reggie Watts and Thao Nguyen. The winner will be announced February 12th. Good luck to Pittsburgh Bands Wreck Loose, Wind and Waves, Ferdinand the Bull, Caleb Pogyor and the Talkers, Joy Ike, Diamond Shapes, Arlo Aldo and Crystal Lee Morgan. Check out their submissions below. If you are a Pittsburgh band that entered let us know.

Wreck Loose – New Years Day

Wind and Waves – Moving On

Ferdinand the Bull – Carolina

Caleb Pogyor and the Talkers – Dog Park

Joy Ike – No Matter What

Crystal Lee Morgan – This Life

Diamond Shapes – River Man

Arlo Aldo – New Project 4

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