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This One Goes Out to All the Ladies

The Isley Brothers posed a very poignant question in 1973 when they contemplated, “Who’s that lady (who’s that lady)?” Taken literally, this question has several straightforward solutions –… more

Beastie Boys + Spike Jonze + Action Figures = Win

It’s been a long time for Jonze and the Beasties, but here’s an 11-minute (yes, eleven minutes) video with inspiration ranging from Thunderbirds to Inception to zombie movies, called “Don’t… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM! Details below… As convention season, which seems to be competing with road construction season for longest of… more

Revamping the “Music Nerd”

How dare they replace “arrogant-hipster-douchebag” with “nerd!” When stumbling online, webpages incorporating both “music” and “nerd” normally excite, enthrall, empower, and maybe even engulf me a little bit. However, the… more

Is Rock Music Truly Dead?

Heady stuff at The Atlantic today — a handful of rock critics are noting that “rock is dead,” for a variety of reasons, notably this: Only one ‘rock’ song cracked… more

“Game of Thrones” Theme: The Violin Cover

Sit back and bask in this effort from Jason Yang, as he acoustically and vibrantly goes to town on the Game of Thrones theme song via the violin: Head-to-head query… more

Weird Al Sings “Conan”

How could we pass up last night’s Conan with Weird Al singing “the lyrics” to Conan’s theme song? WE CAN’T:… more

Twin Peaks Remixed

1990 was a good year: I had just been born, the Pistons won the NBA Finals, The Hubble Telescope was put into orbit, and a little show called Twin Peaks… more

Your Tau Day Serenade

You know how some people, with varying degrees of seriousness, think Pi is “wrong” and Tau (double Pi, or 6.283185307179586…) should be the circle constant? I’m no mathematician, but… more

Follow The Mellow Brick Road

This is just… well, watch it and be amazed: The soundtrack is entirely made up of sounds lifted from the actual Wizard of Oz soundtrack. Pogo created the music, and… more

35 Covers Of “Paranoid Android” In One Video

Making like a virus on the Internets… hey, there should be a term for that… anyway, someone took 35 homemade cover videos of Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” and made them into… more

Herewith, The Video For Weird Al’s ‘Perform This Way’

Weird Al’s Lady Gaga parody finally has a video. And it’s here: HT: New York Magazine’s Vulture… more

Last Week, A Band Lived With Me

Walk The Moon, an up-and-coming indie-pop quartet is rising the ranks in the music biz. Last week, their tour opening for GROUPLOVE debuted in Los Angeles, selling out The Satellite… more

A Word with Little Scream

A few weeks ago, Becca and I caught up with Laurel Sprengelmeyer –aka Little Scream –at the MusicNow festival to discuss the creative process behind her outstanding debut album and… more

Play Google’s Les Paul Guitar Logo Today

In case you’re looking to goof around on the Web for a few minutes today, go to Google’s home page and check out today’s logo doodle. It’s in celebration of… more

Children’s Bloody Imagination

There’s a new music video circulating the web for the song “The Greeks” by newcomers IS TROPICAL. It tells the story of kids playing war with toy guns, garnished with… more

Beachland: A Buffet of Summer Music

Happy Summertime, Nerdlings! So, by now, the weather is supposed to be getting nicer, and thus our seasonal depression should be pretty much gone by now! Hopefully. One ingredient that… more

Help Colin Hanks Make The Tower Records Documentary

You might recall that when he dropped by the Nerdist Podcast, Colin Hanks mentioned that he was working on a documentary about Tower Records, the chain that grew from a… more

Lip Dub Revenge

This is a little tale all about the power of the man vs. the fourth estate. In January, Newsweek put Grand Rapids, Michigan on a list of ‘America’s Dying Cities…. more

A SNES-Style “Doctor Who” Opening Sequence

Was it you who asked for a redo of the current Doctor Who opening credit sequence in Super Nintendo style? No? Here it is anyway: If you like the SNES-ized… more

What Song Are You Listening To?

This video by Ty Cullen shot in Manhattan answers the question you’ve always wanted to ask of people you see with earbuds on — “what song are you listening to?”… more

Free “Portal 2″ Soundtrack and Ringtones

Hey, you want a soundtrack album of the music from Portal 2 with 22 tracks from the game? How about six different ringtones from the soundtrack? Now, as they used… more

A Little Pants Music

Because making music with Game Boys isn’t enough, here’s a guy making music using 1,000 pairs of discarded jeans: Okay, it’s an ad for a clothing company, but still…. more

Bob Dylan Turns 70, America Mumbles Semi-Incoherently In Praise

Bob Dylan is 70 today! Not entirely sure that merited an “!,” but it probably did; the dude is a major American musical figure, of course. Now, he’s done some weird… more