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8-Bit Radiohead, Because Why Not

Our friend Frasier McAlpine over at BBC America caught this, and, well, yeah: Radiohead’s “OK Computer,” redone in 8-bit style. The entire album. Seriously. Here: That’s the work of YouTube… more

The Todd Glass Show #45: Rory Scovel and Fake Problems (part 2)

The wait is over! It’s part two of Rory and Fake Problems! And guess what, there’s more songs and bits! Follow @roryscovel on Twitter and check out Fake Problems! Like… 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

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “At Least It Was Here” 8-Bit Style

Today’s TOTW is a record-breaking one. The :28 second track (though stemming from a much longer version) is considered the shortest song in TOTW history. Don’t let the length fool… more

The Legacy Music Hour #81: Secret of Mana

Secret of Mana is the focus of Episode 81.  Brent and Rob have focused on genres, composers, and franchises, but never before have they focused on a single game.  Composed… more

A Music Geek’s Album Of The Month: Beach House’s “Bloom”

Beach House, the Baltimore duo whose sound has been relegated by indie media to the subgenre “dream-pop” for their entire existence, have nevertheless had their occasional dalliances with the mainstream…. more

Dalek Rap on “Britain’s Got Talent”

Martyn Croft busts his Dalek hip hop lyrics on Britain’s Got Talent with a rhinestone covered saucepan, and backup Dalek dancers. Unfortunately, Simon Cowell was not impressed, and buzzed Martyn… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Krokodil”

This week’s track goes out to one of Nerdist’s favorites, St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark) one of our biggest nerd crushes. After first hearing this song live at… more

The Legacy Music Hour #80: Free Play 8

Brent and Rob play whatever they want to close out Season 8.  The unintentional theme of this Free Play episode: Boys.  TurboGrafx-16, Genesis, Super Nintendo, Nintendo – they’re all here… more

On the Couch with Eric Wareheim at the Los Angeles Music Video Festival

This past Friday, I spent my night enjoying the second-ever Los Angeles Music Video Festival at the Downtown Independent Theater. The name says it all — the evnt celebrated the… more

Ben Folds Five Asks You To Pledge Your Loyalty (And A Little Money)

Ben Folds Five is about to release their first album together in 12 years, but this time, they are going to be marketing and distributing this album in a new… more

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

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