Here's all the Michigan entries we could find for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert contest



[Update Tuesday, 5:27 p.m. — We added a few more!]

The folks over at NPR recently hosted a contest for up-and-coming bands to submit a video for a chance to perform in NPR's offices as part of their Tiny Desk Concert series. The deadline was Monday, but we've got all the Michigan-based entries right here for your viewing pleasure (thanks to the Kickstand Band's Gordon Smith for the tip). Bands include Valentiger, Nick Bertsos and Little Traps, Less Is More, The Outer Vibe, the Kickstand Band, Steve Leaf and the Ex-Pats, Elle Casazza, Jes Kramer, and Evan Marius and more.

The contest winner will be announced on or around Feb. 12, 2015. Check out the videos below.

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