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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

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

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

Benny the Jukebox’s ’90s Megamix

Our own Chris Hardwick is a melodica player of some note, but can he play a medley of club and Europop hits of the ’90s in one neatly segued medley… more

Legacy Music Hour #65: Water and Underwater

They’ve done Fire, they’ve done Ice, but now, The Legacy Music Hour focuses on Water for Episode 65.  Brent and Rob select tracks from levels that take place underwater or… more

Vanilla Ice, Now Pitchfork-Friendly

It’s 2012. It’s been a long time since “Ice Ice Baby.” He’s already conquered home improvement television, so what’s next for Vanilla Ice? How about indie rock? Here, courtesy of… more

The Legacy Music Hour #64: Ninja Games

Ninja Games is the topic of Episode 64.  Brent and Rob select tracks from games like Shinobi, Ninja Gaiden, and The Legend of Kage, and in doing so, discover a… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: Down In The Willow Garden

Since you’re currently perusing The Nerdist, I can safely assume that anything posted on the internet over 48 hours ago is “old news.” Under normal circumstances, I’d let… more

He-Man Sings “Sexy And I Know It”

By the power of Greyskull, he’s sexy and he knows it. Is there any reason NOT to edit He-Man cartoons so that the muscle-bound blond man of action appears to… more

Legacy Music Hour #63: Flying and Shooting 2

For Episode 63, Brent and Rob return to an old topic: flying shoot ‘em up games.  Brent talks about his big childhood crush on Madonna, while Rob reveals a much… more

The Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Stay Away”

[youtube] Recently I have been really digging hanging out with myself. I am aware how impossibly douchey… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: Born Gold’s “Lawn Knives”

One week down, nerds, and only 51 to go! I think that merits a celebration, don’t you? Born Gold’s Lawn Knives, has been putting me in a perpetually joyous… more

Music, Art, Charity, Together

Our artist friend Dana Lechtenberg — the guy responsible for that great artwork for the Nerdist Podcast Live shows — is involved in a project about which you should know,… more

Murray Gold, On YouTube, Playing “I Am the Doctor”

So, this guy going by the name “TerrifiedDuck” on YouTube did this video of himself and described it as “A person playing a piece at the piano…” Except it’s actually… more

Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper, and Weird Al Sing “Come Together.” Together

Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper, and Weird Al Yankovic at a restaurant on Maui on New Year’s Eve performing “Come Together?” EVIDENCE: Yes, it happened. And, thanks to someone with a… more

The Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Prayer”

Ah, a new year approaches. I never really make resolutions, just predictions about behaviors that may or may not change (soooo lazy). This year I’m pretty sure I am… more

“Skyrim” For Violin

Violinist Jason Yang, whose prowess we have previously witnessed covering the Game of Thrones theme, is back with this acoustic and electric violin performance of two themes from Skyrim. And… more

The Floppy Drive Orchestra Plays “Derezzed” And Other Favorites

Five floppy disk drives playing “Derezzed,” from Daft Punk’s soundtrack for Tron: Legacy? Oh, what the hell, it’s the “dead week” between the holidays, there’s nothing going on, why not?:… more

Acoustic Ingratitude (NSFW)

The Twitter feed of people whining that they didn’t get the iPhone they wanted for Christmas, compiled by Something Awful’s Jon Hendren, was a hot meme for a while this… more

Music To Watch Cartoons By: 75 Years Of Raymond Scott Classics

Monday, December 26th was the 75th anniversary of the debut of the Raymond Scott Quintette. Why should this matter? Well, besides the fact that the “quintette” included six musicians (he… more

A Music Geek’s Top Ten-ish Albums of 2011

I’m going to be honest: this year was rough. I am happy to see it go. For some reason I have never had very good luck with my odd… more