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Making Movies

A rousing band from Kansas City, Making Movies mixes languages and eras with infectious energy.

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Sun Ra Arkestra

With costumes inspired by Egyptian symbolism and sci-fi, Ra's band plays a special Halloween set.

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Known for lavish electronic productions, Banks serves notice as a powerful singer in her own right.

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We asked the King of Auto-Tune to grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects.

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The Icelandic singer's voice is angelic and yearning, his songs simple and universal.

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The Bots

The band plays with a great rock-duo punch that recalls The White Stripes or JEFF The Brotherhood.

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Raquel Sofia

Sofia has spent most of her career 20 feet from stardom as a backup singer for Juanes and Shakira.