Tiny Desk Meets SXSW: Steady Holiday

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Every year, NPR Music participates in the SXSW music festival, whether it's curating a stage or simply attending hundreds of shows at the annual event in Austin, Texas. Last year, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic, but it returned this March as an online festival. We programmed a 'stage' of Tiny Desk (home) concerts and presented them on the final day of the festival. Now, we present to you Tiny Desk Meets SXSW: four videos filmed in various locations, all of them full of surprises.
Bob Boilen | April 5, 2021
We've posted close to 200 Tiny Desk (home) concerts in this insane pandemic year. Few have made me smile and laugh out loud as much as this one from Steady Holiday. I'll stop with the spoilers now.
Steady Holiday is the music of Dre Babinski. This video, filmed for our virtual SXSW showcase, finds her by the fireplace, a dog at her feet, an acoustic guitar in her arms. Steady Holiday is singing "Living Life," a tune about a favorite topic of mine: the everyday, the mundane, and living in the moment. All the songs in this Tiny Desk (home) concert are from Steady Holiday's 2021 album Take The Corners Gently, a top album of mine this year. Laughing while her dog grabs a chew toy, she performs the album's opening track, "White Walls,", a song about self-reflection and how doing the same thing over and over ("painting white walls white") won't make life better.
As her printer cues the last song, (oops, small spoiler), Steady Holiday takes us out on a lovely tune, "Love Me When I Go To Sleep": "Fragile aren't we, who would guess / Here today, tomorrow's taking bets." Her refrain amplifies that fragility with a reminder to appreciate the gift of life. "Love me when I go to sleep / Love me with no certainty / Love me when I go to sleep."
• "Living Life"
• "Tangerine"
• "White Walls"
• "Love Me When I Go To Sleep"
• Dre Babinski: vocals, guitar
• Derek Howa: keys
• Brijesh Pandya: drums, vocals
• Video: Isaac Ravishankara, Drew Bienemann, Derek Hansen, Zack Hetlage
• Audio: Chris Hackman, Dave Pizzimenti
• Color: Derek Hansen, Zack Hetlage
• Producer: Bob Boilen
• Video Producer: Maia Stern
• Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
• Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
• Tiny Production Team: Kara Frame
• Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
• Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
#nprmusic #tinydesk #steadyholiday


  1. annabrac
    17 dagen geleden

    Great set up and everything :)

  2. Max Valenzuela
    Max Valenzuela
    20 dagen geleden

    Didn't think I could fall more in love with you, I was significantly wrong.

  3. Enzo Garcia
    Enzo Garcia
    23 dagen geleden

    ayy she has my guitar

  4. Patrick Vértiz
    Patrick Vértiz
    Maand geleden

    Bravo bravo bravo bravo!

  5. Ella Gregory
    Ella Gregory
    Maand geleden

    Love it when I find new music through a tiny desk :)))

  6. Plates & Crates
    Plates & Crates
    Maand geleden

    The first song, “Living Life” sounds like “Running” by No Doubt

  7. RIVERA-Enlamúsica -
    RIVERA-Enlamúsica -
    Maand geleden

    beautiful perfomance and such a nice place with the puppy and the pachira plant. I loved the way the band appear from the outside

  8. KvreeM
    Maand geleden

    if only she stead in character, this would've hit diffrent

  9. Chris Peck
    Chris Peck
    Maand geleden

    NPR gets all their money from the Rockefeller foundation... how progressive 🙄

  10. עונג שבת
    עונג שבת
    Maand geleden

    That was one of the loveliest, most adorable youtube experiences I've ever had

  11. Chen Dh
    Chen Dh
    Maand geleden

    Sweet voice☺️

  12. BG Yoon
    BG Yoon
    Maand geleden


  13. ortem000
    Maand geleden

    Super cute production. Had me smiling the whole time. 👍🏾

  14. Selena R
    Selena R
    Maand geleden

    God I love this so much! I'm so glad it was posted on my birthday

  15. Madison S
    Madison S
    Maand geleden

    I remember finding her on bandcamp a couple months ago! So Long is my favorite song by her.

  16. Christopher Klacsanzky
    Christopher Klacsanzky
    Maand geleden

    Steady Holiday is a great band name and what I want to be on, it feels like their music journey is a steady holiday of lots of fun.

  17. Jack Cerro
    Jack Cerro
    Maand geleden

    @9:54 Someone needs to hug the drummer

  18. Jack Cerro
    Jack Cerro
    Maand geleden

    I appreciate a gal who keeps her band in check. "Its cold out here." "Sorry, can't hear you over this cracklin fire. Again, from the top...

  19. Cooper Dang
    Cooper Dang
    Maand geleden

    Such a steady and direct voice !

  20. Dh Sumana
    Dh Sumana
    Maand geleden

    Thank you Steady ~ Holiday that was fun

  21. Gad Gett
    Gad Gett
    Maand geleden

    👌 :))

  22. Natália Avelar de Lemos
    Natália Avelar de Lemos
    Maand geleden

    Ela esqueceu de pedir para os músicos entrarem!

  23. Blake Kwamin
    Blake Kwamin
    Maand geleden

    That F’ed up. She got her band outside in the cold while she sitting all cozy with a fire place 😂😂

    1. Jonathan Morales
      Jonathan Morales
      Maand geleden


    2. Blake Kwamin
      Blake Kwamin
      Maand geleden

      @Dahlia Walton don’t ruin my joke Dahlia

    3. Dahlia Walton
      Dahlia Walton
      Maand geleden

      It’s la it’s not that cold out :P

  24. happy bee
    happy bee
    Maand geleden

    Can you get RINA SAWAYAMA shes amazing.

  25. EdiNeXTr
    Maand geleden

    Muy lindo 👏👏👏👏🙌

  26. Jœ
    Maand geleden

    This concert was like watching a late 90s Nick Jr. Show. 🐶...🎶🎙🎶...👀🖨

  27. Cole Seefus
    Cole Seefus
    Maand geleden

    So good 💕💕

  28. 10MINUTES LIVE : 텐미닛 라이브
    10MINUTES LIVE : 텐미닛 라이브
    Maand geleden


  29. 10MINUTES LIVE : 텐미닛 라이브
    10MINUTES LIVE : 텐미닛 라이브
    Maand geleden

    0:58 OMG!!!!!! GENIUS!!!!!

  30. Julie yo
    Julie yo
    Maand geleden

    Totally forgot about sxsw i miss going to kpop night

  31. Wigadama
    Maand geleden

    I know that 99% will ignore this but only 1% who is reading this are a very sweet person and have a great life and good luck in the future

  32. ARIS
    Maand geleden

    I love you, Steady Holiday.

  33. Luke Loving
    Luke Loving
    Maand geleden

    Love Steady Holiday so much! Love you Dre!❤️ such a great show

  34. Scott Blacks
    Scott Blacks
    Maand geleden

    Way to go Dre!

  35. Mi lo
    Mi lo
    Maand geleden

    Can yall please get lava la rue on here? PLEASE? xx

  36. Screamifyoumeanit
    Maand geleden


  37. 500daysofemilyy
    Maand geleden

    yes omg!!!! she performed at my university and was so lovely 😍😍😍 love that shes getting the recognition she deserves!!

  38. danchi001
    Maand geleden

    How is no one talking about the googly eyes and arms on the printer?!

  39. Yao Chao
    Yao Chao
    Maand geleden

    I’m loving the raw energy in this.

  40. Wendy Wang
    Wendy Wang
    Maand geleden

    My favorite tiny desk (home) concert so far! So real~

  41. Brian .H
    Brian .H
    Maand geleden

    When she pulled down the shades I was like yooooo that's unique and cool!!!

  42. Raymond Lawson
    Raymond Lawson
    Maand geleden


  43. Vicky Likes This
    Vicky Likes This
    Maand geleden

    bless their neighbors

  44. Ruth
    Maand geleden

    It's the pup chewing it's paw for me 😫😫😫😫 so cute

  45. Jasper Gran Soren
    Jasper Gran Soren
    Maand geleden

    This is the kind of simplicity we need in life. Great concert guys! Props to all of you involved!

  46. Gintoki
    Maand geleden

    You guys should bring Arthur gunn. He got great songs.

  47. Geoffrey Halliday
    Geoffrey Halliday
    Maand geleden

    i love this so much

  48. Neppie's World
    Neppie's World
    Maand geleden

    Okay! Now that was cool! She Houdinied a whole band!

  49. Marcus #6079
    Marcus #6079
    Maand geleden

    The kid laroi should be on here

  50. Michael Wilson
    Michael Wilson
    Maand geleden

    You are playing a Guitar made from china.....................

  51. Daniel Marques
    Daniel Marques
    Maand geleden

    love the setup of opening the curtains

  52. bunker108
    Maand geleden

    Has a James Mercer/The Shins vibe. Great little concert.

  53. Riccardo Musiu
    Riccardo Musiu
    Maand geleden

    She is very cute and super talent 🌺🌺🌺💝👏👏👏 Thanx so much! 😘

  54. Linda Mon
    Linda Mon
    Maand geleden

    This is absolutely wonderful! Im so inspired THANKYOU😍🤩😍🤩❤👍🙏🙏🙏❤💛🌅👁👁lol

  55. Eckard Bolsinger
    Eckard Bolsinger
    Maand geleden

    What a wonderful Easter gift. Thanks. Greetings from Lüneburg/Germany

  56. Isaac Lucas
    Isaac Lucas
    Maand geleden

    Have a great week everybody!!!!

  57. Teri Scallon
    Teri Scallon
    Maand geleden

    best set...and dress

  58. B Hew
    B Hew
    Maand geleden


  59. Mimi YouYou
    Mimi YouYou
    Maand geleden


  60. Drawn
    Maand geleden

    Some groups need gimmicks. They do seem lovely people tho.

  61. Pavla Štromajerová
    Pavla Štromajerová
    Maand geleden

    Krása! 🇨🇿

  62. Группа ПечЬ / Pech band
    Группа ПечЬ / Pech band
    Maand geleden

    haha nice video!! good job

  63. Teekay Ness
    Teekay Ness
    Maand geleden

    This concert was so wholesome🥰

  64. Federico Figueroa
    Federico Figueroa
    Maand geleden

    beautiful, thanks ☺

  65. January
    Maand geleden

    I love how she has to keep from laughing while performing. Reminds me of Johnny Carson how he started to laugh on his own program and had to hold back.

  66. Pentameron
    Maand geleden

    0:00 - *Living Life* (4:06) 4:33 - *Tangerine* (7:27) 8:03 - *White Walls* (10:33) 11:31 - *Love Me When I Go To Sleep* (13:17) [13:26 - Tiny Desk team]

  67. Jeff Adams
    Jeff Adams
    Maand geleden

    What a cool set up with the band outside like that - cool intro with the blinds! These are very wonderful songs - I enjoy the sounds, very nice vocals & harmonies, beckoning and interesting songs! ☮💚🙂🎶

    1. 513Rookie
      22 dagen geleden

      I enjoy the sounds too...except for the sound of the blinds Imagine how cool it would've been with electric blinds rolling up slowly, all at the same time! Regardless, thanks Steady Holiday

    2. Kevin Hanson
      Kevin Hanson
      Maand geleden

      @ jeff adams - a socially distanced. SAFE affair!

  68. Ayelet Shimoni
    Ayelet Shimoni
    Maand geleden

    What a funny, lovely performance! Hurray

  69. Rafa
    Maand geleden


  70. Derek Smyth
    Derek Smyth
    Maand geleden

    💎Another shining gem straight out of nowhere!

    Maand geleden


  72. Jay Tee
    Jay Tee
    Maand geleden

    Nice! Thanks NPR!!!

    1. NPR Music
      NPR Music
      Maand geleden

      Thanks for watching!

  73. Julia Sepúlveda
    Julia Sepúlveda
    Maand geleden

    now i want pups in every concert

    1. Brian .H
      Brian .H
      Maand geleden

      Omg me too, and cats. Ilove my furrbabies

  74. أزواد AZAWAD
    أزواد AZAWAD
    Maand geleden


  75. Fruitfidd
    Maand geleden

    very coool show!!! will be your fan starting now!

  76. Ben Löffler
    Ben Löffler
    Maand geleden

    That printer is everything

    1. vexation5
      Maand geleden

      A digital assistant made by David Byrne, lol

  77. pirulito de croquete
    pirulito de croquete
    Maand geleden

    the best concert of the day

  78. Elias
    Maand geleden

    Please pray for my friend Danny and his family. He was in a car accident last night with his sister, Haya. She didn't make it, he is in the hospital in critical condition! Pray he knows Jesus! He needs as much prayer as possible, a miracle!

    1. Beatrixx Kiddo
      Beatrixx Kiddo
      Maand geleden

      Prayers up!!! May God and The Universe help bring your friend thru. What is meant will be!

    2. Linda Mon
      Linda Mon
      Maand geleden

      Jesus shine your healing light on Danny family & friends. Im so sorry.

    3. Teekay Ness
      Teekay Ness
      Maand geleden

      May the Lord Jesus bring healing and comfort into Danny's family😭🥺💕

  79. mrbreede
    Maand geleden

    Can we get albums/eps of the tiny desk concerts, please?

    Maand geleden

    Thanks NPR

    1. NPR Music
      NPR Music
      Maand geleden

      Thanks for watching!

    Maand geleden

    Sharing stream

  82. lenny koss
    lenny koss
    Maand geleden


  83. Pleshette Johnson
    Pleshette Johnson
    Maand geleden

    Never heard of her

  84. OK KK
    OK KK
    Maand geleden

    Love 💘😻💜💛💚🧡💘😻

  85. Rowan
    Maand geleden

    Thank you for sharing, as always.