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The Tiny Desk Concert Contest Entries of Fourteen Colorado Bands

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If you haven't heard or seen NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, that's a rabbit hole you should spend your day going down. Basically, bands huddle around a desk at the NPR offices and play stripped-down versions of their songs. Everyone from The National to T-Pain has stopped by, and now maybe a lucky Denver band will too.

See also: Ten of the Best Colorado Music Videos of 2014

NPR recently created the "Tiny Desk Contest" where any band from anywhere in the country can submit a video for a chance to be featured in the regular series. If you haven't noticed, Denver has a lot of musicians roaming around, so it's no surprise a bunch of them entered the contest. We spent our morning on Youtube (we know, our jobs are hard) finding some of those Denver-based entries. They are all fantastic, and now you can spend your morning watching them instead of doing work.

Note: The internet is vast and maze-like so there are surely some Denver entries we missed. Please post them in the comments.

Lara Ruggles -- "What You Call Home"

Ben Gallagher -- "Alchemy"

The Raven and The Writing Desk -- "Silent Actress"

Patrick Dethlefs -- "I Was Your Age"

Joe Smith and The Spicy Pickles -- "Obviously"

ATOMGA -- "Wacks"

Anthony Ruptak & The Midnight Friends -- "Hooks & Rope"

RaShelle Myra with Brian Kittrel -- "Lie To Me"

Glowing House -- "Don't Know How"

Poet's Row -- "The Sweet One"

SansTribe -- "The Last Song"

The Real Folk Blues -- "Rubric"

Eldren -- "Should You Find Me"

The Blue Rider -- "The Year of The Horse"

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