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The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Wikispeaks”

The expat has finally returned home. After a solid ten years of fucking around in the Midwest and the South, Hip-Hop has (finally!) reclaimed its roots in NYC. And honestly,… more

Legacy Music Hour #71: Handheld Consoles

For Episode 71, Brent and Rob focus solely on music from handheld consoles of the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  Exploring the Game Boy, Game Gear, and Lynx soundtrack libraries, Brent… more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more

Fancy and Enchanting: Vanessa Ragland’s Big Cancer-Fightin’ Comedy Bash In L.A. March 20th

Remember our post a couple of weeks back about how Vanessa Ragland, the co-host of the Nerdist Podcast Network’s own Pop My Culture, has been nominated for the Leukemia and… more

This Charming Mushroom

Courtesy of Alan P. aka “Lazyitis,” here’s what happens when you cross-breed Morrissey and the Super Mario Bros., a cover of The Smiths’ classic “This Charming Man” in chiptune style,… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Pretty”

Eyes Lips Eyes are the ingredients to awesomesauce. And I’m not just saying that because I’m writing this at 3:30am on a bout of insomnia or because they’re playing… more

Nerdist Podcast: Cake

Chris and Matt go to the Palladium to sit down with Cake’s John McCrea! They talk the politics of being a musician, how Cake came to be and being on… more

The Legacy Music Hour #70: Free Play 7

Brent and Rob close out Season 7 with another Free Play.  No category restrictions, and we hear music from just about every 8-bit and 16-bit console.  Also, for Rob, this… more

The Legacy Music Hour #69: Fighting Games, Round 2

Brent and Rob return to the topic of fighting games, this time straying from any of the Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat games, and instead, digging deeper into some… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “New York City”

You know how within seconds of hearing a wonderful new song, you have opened your email, composed a new draft with the subject line “YOU MUST LISTEN TO THIS RIGHT… more

“Jonah Raydio” Wants Your Music. Now.

In case you missed the announcements on the Nerdist Podcast, your friend and mine Jonah Ray is going to be putting his discerning musical tastes to good use on a… more

The Legacy Music Hour #68: Hitoshi Sakimoto

For Episode 68, Brent and Rob focus of the masterful work of Hitoshi Sakimoto.  Sakimoto worked extensively as both a composer and arranger/programmer, but this episode concentrates on his… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Dancing in Houston”

After Louis Armstrong’s death in 1971, Dizzy Gillespie tersely declared, “No him; no me.” I think that is one of the most beautifully concise elegies of all time. What… more

Nerdist Podcast: Wilco

Chris, Jonah and Wil Wheaton (who sat in for Matt Mira) hung out with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy for an amazingly in depth chat about his path to becoming a musician… more

“Community” Is Gonna Make You Sweat

You won’t see anything better today: This is cell phone video from the set of Community, in which Alison Brie and Danny Pudi channel C+C Music Factory. This show… more

Do You Really Hate Lana Del Rey? Why?

Several “independent studies” (we know they’re trustworthy — they’re “independent), in lieu of gathering data on the alarming unemployment rate around the country (because that would just be too hard),… more

Becca’s Day-After-Valentine’s Day Playlist, Because

Day After Valentines Day Playlist from bccbecca on 8tracks. I wanted to put together a Valentines Day playlist for the music nerd, but as much as I love being a… more

“99 Problems,” The Hollywood Edition

I have no idea what possessed video DJs Eclectic Method to take Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” and recreate it with clips from movies, but here it is. It’s mesmerizing, and the… more

The Legacy Music Hour Bonus: For the Lovers

Brent and Rob heat things up on this bonus mini edition of The Legacy Music Hour.  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, they share a couple of sexy tracks for… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Warsaw” by Sharon Van Etten

If you’ve followed me on Nerdist this past year you know I have a thing for female singer-songwriters (and Kristen Stewart, apparently. I believe I even called her a “… more

The Legacy Music Hour #67: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a cultural phenomenon, having a huge influence on the interests of youngsters of the 8-bit and 16-bit era generation, so much so that there… more

Here’s Bad Veins’ New Video, Starring Chris Hardwick

This is the new video by Cincinnati indie pop heroes Bad Veins, and it’s a great song called “Dancing on TV” with an outstanding video which is not just outstanding… more

Lana Del Rey’s Hunger Games

What would the Internet be without people mashing up whatever the moment’s memes happen to be? Take the abundantly-lipped pop ingenue you love to hate (or hate to love), cross… more

A Brief Note In Support Of Making Weird Al The Next Super Bowl Halftime Show Star

After watching Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime show (okay, I peeked at it from the kitchen while washing out the chili pot), the proposal made by Julian Garcia of the New… more