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Musically Crushing on Lia Ices

If I could describe Lia Ices in one word, it would be “organic”. Her voice possesses a subtlety that easily blends with the instrumentation yet, at certain points, explodes in… more

Coachella Lineup Is Here!

Holy moly with pepperoni and cheese on top! The 2011 Coachella Lineup is here, and its unbelievable! It’s like… If Coachella were a person, they didn’t just break… 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!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more

Like The Spawn Of Dick Clark, A CPA, And Your Uncle

Don Kirshner died yesterday. People of a certain age will feel a twinge of sadness at the news. But for those of you who don’t recognize the name… Back in… more


“Map of Tasmania” Amanda Palmer & The Young Punx from the album Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under out January 21st This is dang catchy. And hilarious. I’ve never heard of… more

James Blake: Yes Please.

Music is changing all the time. Now, if you’re reading this, then the part of your brain that ejects sarcastic remarks is probably overloading. “I had NO idea music… more


Robert Popper unleashed a beast when he retweeted this video. I can’t stop doing the new dance in school. The new dance in school. The new dance. The new dance…. more

Doctor Who Theme In Mario Paint


They Talk In Maths(?)

In the summer of 1997, Radiohead released an album that many consider the best album of the 90’s and the past 25 years, OK Computer. 10 years later, they… more

Study Shows Music You Like Has The Same Effect On Your Brain As Sex

You like music. Music makes you feel good. Do you know why that is? A group of researchers from Montreal decided to find out what the effect of music is… more

Mixtapes! Mixtapes! Mixtapes!

This is an interesting idea by a blogger and former Drake University student, brought to my attention by a Facebook post from a radio friend of mine, Matt Perrault at… more

Hunted. Found. Hooked.

So my musical nerd co-writer, Matthew Grosinger, who was supposed to write this week, is disgustingly ill. His voice sounds like Jeff Bridges’ from True Grit; mind you, he’s… more

Today’s Show Is Brought To You By The Letters ‘M’ And ‘F’

Would you like to see a short video of the Sesame Street Muppets sort-of lip-syncing Kanye West’s profanity-filled “Monster”? Yes, you would, keeping in mind that this is definitely NSFW:… more

Teena Marie, 1956-2010

RIP Teena Marie, “Lady T,” R&B star, Rick James protege, early MTV staple. Here she is doing her biggest hit on “Solid Gold”:… more

Christmas In Nerdland: Some Music For Your Last-Minute Rush To The Mall

Here’s your soundtrack for Christmas Eve: Classic: Fun: OH DEAR LORD NO: Um…: PLEASE MAKE IT STOP: Slade!: Aaaah. Maybe my favorite: (I’d have put the entire Vince Guaraldi “A… more

My Top Ten Albums That Got Me Through 2010

December is a month for making lists. Shopping lists, guest invitations, New Years resolutions, and so on. It seems pretty natural to list things you need or want to accomplish… more

Captain Beefheart, 1941-2010

Not sure how many Nerdist readers are into avant-garde blues and sometimes unclassifiable music, but those of you in that category will be mourning the passing of Don Van Vliet,… more

Heartwarming Time Lord Christmas Song

This is maybe my favorite thing I’ve seen in a long time. Thanks, Radio Free Skaro!… more

All I Want for Xmas (Is To Rock)

Yes, I have an 80s glam-metal side project called “Sniper.” Because I CAN is why. Last year, Jonah Ray and Paul Bonanno put this video together for the nerds at… more

Weekend Video Special: The Greatest Norwegian Celebrity Lip Syncing Video Ever

Let’s usher in the weekend with, hands down, the strangest celebrity lip syncing video I’ve seen in, well, ever. It’s a video promoting a Norwegian entertainment interview show called “Gylne… more

New Iron & Wine Single!

If Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam shaved his beard would he still look like Zach Galifianakis? If he released a new song without sleepy guitar and hardly audible whispers… more

Childish Gambino: Realizing Awesomeness

Childish Gambino is awesome. Many know him as Troy, the lovable jock from Community. Some recognize him as Jason, the nerdy detective from the soon-to-be cult classic, The Mystery Team (… more

Andrew Bird Gets Back to Basics, Ditches Words.

Andrew Bird must be so anal. But if you were a classically trained multi-instrumentalist capable of producing a symphony with your own hands, you probably would be too. And if… more

“There She Goes” – No, wait! Come back!

And the winner of The Most Underrated But Still Totally Awesome Band of the Mid 80’s to Early 90‘s Award goes to… The La’s! While music nerding… more