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Beachland: A Buffet of Summer Music

Happy Summertime, Nerdlings! So, by now, the weather is supposed to be getting nicer, and thus our seasonal depression should be pretty much gone by now! Hopefully. One ingredient that… more

Sondre’s Back!!!

What more can I say? I’ve been anxiously waiting for his next album since the release of Heartbeat Radio in 2009. It’s impossible for me to picture Sondre doing anything… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more

Colin Stetson: Saxophone Player, Nerd, Coolest. Guy. Ever.

Colin Stetson, the indie rock king of the saxophone, has finally released his new album, History of Warfare Vol. 2: Judges and it’s indescribably good. I realize that it’s my… more

My Mom Sent Me a Folk Rendition of The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Theme Song

If there’s a stereotype about white girls, it’s that they can’t rap. As much as this bums me out since I love rapping, my lack of rhythm and general swag… more

Fighting The Big Bull

In the spirit of Rebecca Black, I wanted to find a band, someone OR ANYONE that embodies everything she does not – a musical soul, perhaps? It really didn’t take… more

Help Fight Leukemia and Lymphoma with a CONCERT!

Nerds of LA! Or, rich nerds that feel like buying a last minute plane ticket and coming to the Bootleg Theater this Wednesday- there’s a benefit concert to attend!… more

Better Late Than Never: Fleet Foxes Single!

Harmony and butter. Individually they’re two of my favorite things. However, when mixed, they sound like a bad stripper name. BUT, if one band deserved the stripper name “Harmony Butter,”… more


Recently I’ve been getting into foreign music and not just because I think it’s sexier, or more indie. And obviously it isn’t about the street cred I’ll… more

Musically Crushing on Lia Ices

If I could describe Lia Ices in one word, it would be “organic”. Her voice possesses a subtlety that easily blends with the instrumentation yet, at certain points, explodes in… more

Coachella Lineup Is Here!

Holy moly with pepperoni and cheese on top! The 2011 Coachella Lineup is here, and its unbelievable! It’s like… If Coachella were a person, they didn’t just break… more

James Blake: Yes Please.

Music is changing all the time. Now, if you’re reading this, then the part of your brain that ejects sarcastic remarks is probably overloading. “I had NO idea music… more

Hunted. Found. Hooked.

So my musical nerd co-writer, Matthew Grosinger, who was supposed to write this week, is disgustingly ill. His voice sounds like Jeff Bridges’ from True Grit; mind you, he’s… more

Found: The Best-Worst Music… And A Pig In A Top Hat

I am not much of a gamer. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the occasional round of Mario Kart or a quality Guitar Hero battle, in fact, it’s… more

2011 Grammy Vent

Ten years ago was a much simpler time. Worries included upgrading from Windows ’98 and trying to jam our chunky cell phones into our back pockets. There were no Four… more

Childish Gambino: Realizing Awesomeness

Childish Gambino is awesome. Many know him as Troy, the lovable jock from Community. Some recognize him as Jason, the nerdy detective from the soon-to-be cult classic, The Mystery Team (… more

“There She Goes” – No, wait! Come back!

And the winner of The Most Underrated But Still Totally Awesome Band of the Mid 80’s to Early 90‘s Award goes to… The La’s! While music nerding… more

The National: Will they ever stop being awesome?!

The National, one of my favorite bands, as well as friends from Cincinnati, has released an “Alternate Version” of their beautifully heartbreaking song “Terrible Love” in video form. Not typically… more

I Like It “Reznor-y”

A movie about nerds? Cool ones? With electronic music?! Hell ya. I’m happy to say that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ score for The Social Network received an “O”… more

Laugh Tracks 101

TV Premiere week is over so I would like to congratulate all shows, new and old, that eluded cancellation. You might be wondering what this has to do with music,… more

When “WTF” is the Desired Response to a Music Video

Fall is just around the corner and you know what that means – NEW MUSIC! It’s time for fresh albums, long-awaited tours, and a new batch music videos. Video… more

This Week’s Musical Obsession:
S. Carey

I suppose by now, I can dub myself Nerdist’s resident Bon Iver liaison / fangirl. My blog partner, Matt, has told me countless times that I’m borderline obsessed and might… more

A Playlist That Will Ensure Your Safety

This past weekend was a very exciting one indeed: our beloved Chris Hardwick performed at Caroline’s on Broadway Thursday through Sunday, and I was lucky enough to attend. Aside… more

St. Vincent: No… Not The Hospital

Greetings! My name is Becca, and I, along with my blog partner / best-bud Matt, will have the pleasure of recommending some delicious ear candy. Music nerds unite! Upon request, I… more