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The Music Geek Track of the Week: “I’m Official”

[youtube] Over the past two years I have become really conscious of how seasonal cycles affect my… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “My Thin Sides”

Our track this week is brought to you by LOUD NOISES! The new music show is happening at NerdMelt TOMORROW NIGHT (Saturday, 12/10). So please watch this video and… 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 “Mahna Mahna….” Conspiracy

Ever since I saw The Muppets a few weeks ago I’ve been completely unable to get the “Mahna Mahna” song out of my head. It plays on a continual loop… more

Let It Snow Miikes!

It must be the holidays because I spy SNOW! Not the precipitation kind… the Swedish trio, Miike Snow, of course. Rolling Stone snatched the exclusive new release “Devil’s Work,”… more

Real Life Bard Covers Skyrim Song

Judith de los Santos covers “The Dragonborn Comes” from the Skyrim soundtrack, and it gives me chills.  Whether you’re a Skyrim fan or not, you can really appreciate the… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Some Place”

Oh goody, it’s my turn to pick track of the week! Lately I’ve noticed a pattern between Matt and myself. We tend to fight over this post because… more

Super Mario Bros. Opera

The hilarious duo of Jon and Al Kaplan have done yet another 2 minute opera based on popular stuff. Today, they turn their attention to the very first NES Super… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “I Don’t Believe You (7″ Version)”

[youtube] Happy Thanksgiving, nerds! This post is about to take me forever, because I am… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Damn Your Eyes”

Let’s face it, it’s been a rough week. The recent Penn State and now Syracuse ugliness has sunk a few hearts. Not to mention the whole Zuccotti Park debacle, and… more

Matt Ogles Kristen Stewart and Writes Some Stuff About Music

So the only reason I am writing about the new Twilight soundtrack is so that I have an excuse to look at some sexy pictures of Kristen Stewart. Yeah! Well,… more

Album Covers, Remixed

Our pal and designer of the incredible Nerdist Podcast Live posters, Dana Lechtenberg, is once again curating a very cool art show that opened in Elkader, Iowa on Sunday, and… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Botch-A-Me”

Happy Friday, everybody! This week’s track is brought to you by the Chevrolet Equinox, my iPhone, and Los Angeles traffic (sorry, Mom).  I come to you in a state… more

The Latest Symphony of Science Video Starring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Plus A Birthday Shout To Carl Sagan

That’s John Boswell’s latest Symphony of Science installment, “Onward to the Edge!” It includes Neil deGrasse Tyson, as heard on the latest Nerdist Podcast, plus bits of Brian Cox narrating… more

Going Back To “Camp”

Our favorite football player who was ever injured in a “keg flip” has a new rap album coming out called Camp. Donald Glover / Childish Gambino picked a very fitting, playful… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Keep Time”

[youtube] Gauntlet Hair: a little Animal Collective, a pinch of shoegaze, and a dollop of reverb. There is nothing wrong with… more

Trevor Powers Is (Not) Youth Lagoon

Cruising southbound on I-84 and pumping the Jurassic Park soundtrack from a weathered stereo system, Trevor Powers doesn’t have much but freeway on his mind. How could you expect… more

One Day. One Song. One Band… Thirteen Skulls?

I try to avoid repeating music news from Pitchfork, Spin and other music blogs; There doesn’t seem to be much of a point to it. If you want music… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Original Don” (Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross Remix)

[soundcloud width="100%" height="81" params="show_comments=true&auto_play=false&color=ff7700" url=""] (listen as you read) You’re a scientist… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Bohemian Rhapsody” as performed by William Shatner

There is only so much I can write before you realize this is a 7-minute video of William Shatner covering “Bohemian Rhapsody” and either decide to fasten your eyes to… more

13 Required Songs For Your Halloween Party Playlist (and Their Refreshingly Spooky Alternatives)

This post is not an outcome of laziness, I promise you that. This is merely me taking ownership of some musical ignorance. I know nothing about Halloween music. There. Luckily,… more

The Music Geek Track of the Week: “Hours”

Happy Friday everyone! If there had been one more workday this week I honestly would have pooped from sheer distemper. So this week I’ve been doing a lot of… more

Swag Swag Like Caillou

Remember that Canadian kids show about that bald kid named Caillou? Me neither. I guess I was more of an Arthur kid (what a wonderful time to play, hey!). But… more

A Sexy Cosplay Video From DragonCon

The warm, romantic glow of this DragonCon video has completely changed my perception of Cosplay. If you say “Cosplay,” I imagine awkward costumed fans teetering around a large hall under… more