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Nerdist Podcast: Lewis Black

The hilarious Lewis Black sits down with Chris to talk about the process of writing “edgy” material, the importance of keeping busy as you get older, his shows being a destination for family outings and his newest special Old Yeller! Click on the banner to shop at and support the show!              … 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

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

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

See You In Heck

Watch the latest video at <a href=””></a>Hey, so, how’s this apocalypse thing working… more

FWOOM!-pah Music

I’m a fan of deep brass. Actually, I’m a fan of brass instruments in general. Truth be told, I think music-makin’ devices of any and every stripe are pretty fantastic…. more

New Bon Iver: Calgary

The beginning of your work week is about to suck way less hard: Bon Iver has just released the new song “Calgary” from their upcoming self-titled release. It’s a… more

An A Capella Version Of Portal 2′s Turret Opera

An a capella version of the Turret opera at the end of Portal 2? Sure: That’s the Turret opera, which you know if you completed the game and saw this (… more

“He’s a Radical Rat” vs. “Thunder, Thunder!”

Thundercats is coming back via Cartoon Network shortly, and as a result, there are some new toys. Generally it looks fairly bad ass, but ignore for a second that someone… more

Did Someone Mention Bluegrass?

It’s funny that the Nerdist Podcast crew talked to Ed Helms in today’s edition about his love for bluegrass and his banjo playing, and Jonah related his sad tale of… more

Musicians You Should Hear Now: Owen Pallett and Little Scream

Eat your heart out, Coachella: This upcoming weekend, the MusicNow Festival will return to Cincinnati for its sixth year, proving that the Midwest has more to offer than Dairy Queen… more

Pizza Is My Life

Having a case of the Mondays? Mend your Monday blues with the Rotolo’s Pizza jingle. You’ll love it, whether you are a family on the go or not. (Editor’s note:… more

The 10 Worst People at Concerts

As one of your resident music nerds, I have taken the onus upon myself to frequent concerts in order to maintain my street cred. Now, I know what you’re… more

Ben Sollee Nailed This In One Take

This is a new song from Ben Sollee, a jazz musician from Lexington, Kentucky (Chris Hardwick was born a scant 75.6 miles from there, in Louisville), entitled “Close to… more

Music For Barcodes

Because there really is an “app for that,” here’s an app — just 99 cents! — that makes music from bar codes. It’s called Barcodas, and what you do is… more

Overlords of the Dance

I’ve been away for much too long and for that, dear peoples, you have my profoundest apologies. But like any truant lover worth their neglectful salt, I have returned flourishing… more

Sondre’s Back!!!

What more can I say? I’ve been anxiously waiting for his next album since the release of Heartbeat Radio in 2009. It’s impossible for me to picture Sondre doing anything… more