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Weekend Soundtrack: For MCA

I’m not going to be able to add anything more than everyone else said about the passing of Adam Yauch, MCA of the Beastie Boys, or, at least, I can… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: Daughn Gibson, “In The Beginning”

Dear College, I know we haven’t always had the best rapport (card), what with all the Monday nights spent at the bars instead of the library and all the… 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! Details below… As convention season, which seems to be competing with road construction season for longest of… more

The Nerdist Channel Presents “The Kids in the Hall”: Daves I Know

This week’s Kids in the Hall classic clip on the Nerdist Channel is Bruce McCulloch’s song “Daves I Know,” which is, of course, about the Daves he knows. And after… more

The Legacy Music Hour #79: Slap Bass

Slap bass is the focus of Episode 79.  Brent and Rob only pick tracks with a heavily (or not so heavily) featured slap bass.  Also, Rob tries his best to… more

The Nerdist Channel Presents “All Star Celebrity Bowling” #5: Music ‘n’ Comedy!

What goes better with bowling than music? Well, okay, maybe beer. And shoe deodorizer. But we have a team of comedian/musicians taking on even more comedian/musicians on Team… more

Pickstarter: Our Favorite Crowdfunded Projects 4/29

Welcome to the first edition of Nerdist’s weekly round up of cool projects looking for funding through the likes of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Pledge Music and more. Nerdist loves to see… more

The Legacy Music Hour #78: Beyond 16-Bit 2

It seems like once a year, Brent and Rob take a brief departure from the 8-bit and 16-bit era to look at music from eras 32-bit and up.  Episode 78… more

New Bad Veins Album Released – Get A Track For Free

Our friends Bad Veins, that very excellent band from Cincinnati in whose video for the song “Dancing on TV” one Chris Hardwick appeared (you remember that, right? Here’s the original… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “The Look”

Man, it’s been a crazy week in music. I say this mainly because we have now learned how to bring deceased artists back from the dead to perform live at… more

Anthrax’s Scott Ian Spilling “Fangoria’s Blood & Guts” On His New Nerdist Channel Show

As one of the bands who were key to popularizing the name and concept of the mosh pit, Anthrax have arguably contributed to their fair share of blood and guts… more

The Legacy Music Hour #77: Sunsoft

Excellent, excellent music on this episode’s company focus: Sunsoft.  Sunsoft put out video games with awesome soundtracks, games like Blaster Master, Gimmick!, and Journey to Silius.  Plus, Bucky from www…. more

Nerdist Podcast: Tenacious D

Jack Black & Kyle Gass join Chris & Jonah at Swinghouse Studios in Los Angeles for a chitty chat about country music, making fun of other bands, and how to… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Chew”

I have had a pretty dull week of eating (despising) Matzoh, so on a very personal level, I thought “Chew” by Yuck was the most appropriate track of the for… more

The Legacy Music Hour #76: Sports 2

Get your cleats on for another Sports episode as Brent and Rob re-visit the topic and pitch some awesome, raunchy, and “uplifting” tracks from the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  You’re… more

If You’re Going to Coachella: A Nerd’s Guide to Bands and Fun Times

It’s that time of year, Nerds! Music festivals are a flutter and you might be noticing a heightened use of a certain three-syllable word, Coach-el-la. This Friday marks the opening… more

Garfunkel, Oates, and Cats, Lots Of Cats

Garfunkel and Oates, a/k/a the Nerdist Podcast network’s Making It host Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, have a new video out this week for their song “My Apartment’s… more

It’s Tom Lehrer’s Birthday

Tom Lehrer turns 84 today. You’ve heard Chris talk on the podcast about how much of a fan he is of the legendary musical satirist, and how influential he was… more

The Legacy Music Hour #75: Food

Music from food-based games and food-themed levels is the focus of Episode 75.  Brent shares a couple stories about his time as a pizza delivery boy in Hollywood in the… more

Weird Al Yankovic Goes “Face to Face” with Us

Though he’s going to have his own interview show going live today on the Nerdist Channel, we’re just as fascinated with Al Yankovic as an interview subject as we are… more

New Childish Gambino Track! “Eat Your Vegetables”

Donald Glover JUST released this new song called, “Eat Your Vegetables.” Now nerds, at first listen you might ask yourself “WHERE HAVE I HEARD THIS BEAT BEFORE? The answer is…… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “QueenS”

[youtube] Hip-Hop and R&B have always forgone a solidified conjugal effort in favor of an on-again off-again schtick. Perhaps… more

From Earworm to the Apocalypse: A Very, Very, VERY Slow “Zou Bisou Bisou”

Sometimes, something is just so ridiculous that you can’t resist. This is one of those things. Apologies in advance. You saw Mad Men this weekend, right? Even if you didn’t,… more

The Legacy Music Hour #74: Asiatic Music

Brent and Rob focus on 8-bit and 16-bit era video game music with an Asiatic/oriental sounding influence and in doing so, they discuss Eastern philosophy, chopsticks, and Street Fighter… more