Watch Shabazz Palaces' Experimental 'Tiny Desk Concert' Performance

Watch Shabazz Palaces' Experimental 'Tiny Desk Concert' Performance

An out-of-the-box Tiny Desk set

As they round Europe on the cross-pond leg of a world tour, Shabazz Palaces comes through with a new transmission for NPR HQ in Washington, DC.

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Hallmark to the group’s stage game, the latest guests on Tiny Desk Concert (following last week’s performance from frequent collaborator and fellow west coast odd-ball, Thundercat) offered the series a rare glimmer of experimentalism, delivered live and direct from behind Bob Boilen’s now iconic office suite. They performed the timely and twisted “Colluding Oligarchs” with bassist, Otis Calvin, before launching into “They Come in Gold” and prospective song-of-the-year, “Shine a Light.”

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Watch Shabazz Palaces dazzle with dystopian rhythms on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert above and hit the link below to revisit their double-album, Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines and Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star on iTunes.


Tour Dates:
Oct 26 @ Bad Bonn – Düdingen, Switzerland
Oct 27 @ La Gravière – Geneva, Switzerland
Oct 28 @ Rote Fabrik Clubraum – Zürich, Switzerland
Oct 30 @ Le Batofar – Paris, France
Nov 02 @ GNRATION – Braga, Portugal
Nov 03 @ The Sugar Club – Dublin, Ireland
Nov 06 @ Oval Space – London, United Kingdom
Nov 07 @ The Deaf Institute – Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 08 @ The Art School – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 09 @ Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 10 @ Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
Dec 01 @ The Cobalt – North Vancouver, Canada

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