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The Music Geek Track of the Week: “I Can’t Handle Change”

When I think slide guitar, I think Allman Brothers, BBQ sauce, and for some reason, cankles. But definitely not delicate, emo-infused indie pop based out of Phoenix, Arizona. “I Can’… more

The Legacy Music Hour #89: Pro Wrestling Games

The main event for Episode 89 is Pro Wrestling Games.  Brent and Rob body slam their way through the myriad of wrestling video games released during the 8-bit and 16-bit… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more

Cookie Monster Improves Upon “Call Me Maybe”

Cookie Monster singing a “Call Me Maybe” parody? Sure. I think I like this better than the original. No, I KNOW I do…. more

100 Famous Guitar Riffs

In case you missed this, in a promotional video for the Chicago Music Exchange, Alex Chadwick plays 100 famous guitar riffs in one take, a chronological history of rock ‘n’… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Real Estate” (NSFW)

On the Fourth of July, Childish Gambino dropped his new free mixtape, Royalty. He brought together a cornucopia of artists to collaborate with him for this album: The likes of… more

The Legacy Music Hour #88: Konami 2

Brent and Rob take another look at the legendary company Konami, originally focused on in Episode 23, but this time digging much deeper in to the Konami library and discovering… more

The Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Sunshine”

It’s hard to say what qualifies more as the touchstone of a Little Dragon song: the whirring miasma of funky electronics or Yukimi Nagano’s coaxing croon. Little Dragon’… more

The Legacy Music Hour #87: Kazuo Hanzawa

The work of composer Kazuo Hanzawa, aka Norio Hanzawa, is the focus of Episode 87.  Originally a Konami employee, Kazuo moved on to work for the company Treasure.  With an… more

The Indoor Kids #51: Keith Apicary/Nathan Barnatt

First The Indoor Kids talk with Keith Apicary, video game fan boy, whose overzealous demeanor has gotten him kicked out of video game events and conventions from coast to coast…. more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Turn On The Sunshine”

First off, let me just say how sorry I am for how much Matt and I have sucked at posting music lately. I would like to blame the economy, because… more

Magic. Music. Meltdown.

The theme for the Nerdist Channel’s Justin Willman’s Magic Meltdown this week is music, and Justin has some guests along for the ride, namely George Watsky (of “Pale Kid Raps… more

The Legacy Music Hour #86: Outer Space

Brent and Rob go where no man has gone before: outer space.  That is, they focus on space related games and space levels for Episode 86.  And truth be told,… more

A Primer On 8-Bit Art

Last week, PBS’ “Off Book” series of online reports did a piece on 8-bit art. It looks at the evolution of the form from video games to its present state…. more

Look: Chris Hardwick, the ORIGINAL Stacee Jaxx In “Rock Of Ages”

Chris Hardwick singing “Wanted Dead or Alive” in a white cowboy hat and wig? Why, yes. And an explanation: Back in 2005-06, there was a little musical here in L…. more

The Legacy Music Hour #85: Ending Music 2

Brent and Rob say goodbye in this episode, many times, in fact, because Episode 85 is all about Ending Music – and their second time with this topic at that (… more

GZA and Neil deGrasse Tyson Are Going to Drop Some Knowledge

A founding member of Wu-Tang Clan, GZA has been dropping beats and knowledge on the masses for a long time. Recently though, he decided to start dropping some book learning… more

Nerdist Podcast: Live from L.A.!

It’s the fun-filled live show from Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles! Andy Richter tells some funny stories, Dave Hill shreds on his guitar, and The Duke Spirit play a… more

On the Road with Nerdist: Sing Along With Matt ‘n’ Jonah

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on the road with Chris, Jonah, and Matt on the road with the Nerdist Podcast? Here’s some video Chris… more

The Legacy Music Hour #84: Capcom

Popular game company Capcom is the focus of Episode 84.  So many games, so much music, where does one start?  Founded relatively late in the video game world (1983), Capcom… more

The Mutant Season #32: Tony Thaxton of Motion City Soundtrack

The drummer of Motion City Soundtrack, Tony Thaxton, hangs out with Gil to talk about how he became a drummer, where his band has traveled, and The Country Bear Jamboree!… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Kaw-Liga”

I can almost definitely assure you that this is the first ‘track of the week’ that can fall in the dreaded genre of country music. GASP. I know, I’m just… more

The Legacy Music Hour #83: Product Placement

Product Placement is the topic of Episode 83.  Brent and Rob look at music from either games that contain product placement or branded games, that is, games based on products. … more

The Dan Band to Welcome Course of the Force to San Diego 7/11

You’d hope that when the lightsaber arrives in San Diego at the end of Course of the Force on July 11th, it’ll arrive in style, and it will indeed get… more