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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

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

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

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Throw”

R-R-R-REEEEEMIX! Recently I went on a road trip and put together an awesome road trip playlist consisting of everything from Spice Girls to Fleet Foxes to Paul Simon to Youth… more

Legacy Music Hour #66: Racing Games 2

Brent and Rob take their second lap on the topic of Racing Games.  This time, they make a conscious effort to not play anything from Super Mario Kart, Road Rash,… more

RIP Don Cornelius

The only time I feel my age is when icons from my childhood pass on.  Today, Don Cornelius, the creator and host of Soul Train, died.  I remember many Saturday… more

The Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra Plays TV Themes You Know By Heart

The Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra is pretty adept at getting attention for their musical stunts, like string-heavy orchestral-style renditions of everything from the Black Keys to MGMT to a whole… more

The Music Geek Track Of The Week: “In Your Light”

[youtube] I currently live in Chicago, so a fifteen-minute walk outside, according to top scientists, is similar… more