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Exclusive: ‘All Your Base’ Are Belong to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Robot versions of Chris Hardwick and Jessica Chobot? Check. Philosoraptor wielding a double-bladed lightsaber and doing his best Star Wars Kid impression? Check. Fantastic animation from Ron Yavnieli? Check and… more

Nerdist Podcast: St. Vincent

Musician St. Vincent sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about what compels people to become artists, what inspires her to write songs, and how they deal with disgusting… 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

Indie Interview: Courtney Barnett Talks Nirvana, Pulp Fiction, And Going to Bed Early

Courtney Barnett is a 26-year-old Australian songwriter whose frankness arms her alt-rock songs with the charming, no-bullshit sensibility you’d expect from a close friend. Often wryly funny, Barnett has a… more

From ‘Chopsticks’ to ‘Toccata and Fugue in D Minor’ on the FAO Schwarz Big Piano!

Everyone remembers the classic scene in Big when Tom Hanks’ Josh Baskin plays “Chopsticks” on the Big Piano at FAO Schwarz. While performing “Chopsticks” using your feet and alongside a… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: Liam Lynch’s ‘Cookies For Later’

I couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to release this song because, um, GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SEASON!? In between directing movies, music videos, producing podcasts, and writing, Liam Lynch … more

Anchorman’s Take on FROZEN’s “Let It Go” Might Be the Best Parody Yet

His son, Sam, may have looked at him with shame in his eyes, but the whole of the Internet knows that local traffic anchor Bob Herzog from CBS affiliate WKRC-TV (… more

Fans Petition for Leonardo DiCaprio to Appear With Meshuggah at Bonnaroo

Following this viral video du jour, a mashup of Leo in The Wolf of Wall Street and Meshuggah: …fans have started a petition to get Leonardo DiCaprio to appear with… more

From The Tonight Show: ‘Rapper’s Delight’ by Brian Williams Featuring Lester Holt

I think we can all agree that The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has been knocking it out of the park in each of its first three episodes, but as… more

Fortress Social Club’s 8-Bit Cover of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” is Your New Jam

Everyone loves a good cover song, right? Lord knows after watching that Guardians of the Galaxy trailer for the millionth time and having Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling” (itself… more

Aimee Mann IS the Common Cold in the New Video From 2776

You know about the upcoming all-star comedy album 2776: A Millenium of American Asskickery, a review of the first millenium of American history well before that millenium is in fact… more

Stream Beck’s New Album ‘Morning Phase’ Now

Yes. Finally. Beck’s 12th studio album, Morning Phase, his first since 2008′s Modern Guilt is now streaming courtesy of our friends at NPR. A collection of rich, placid songs, texturally… more

Music Geek Track of the Week: The Beatles, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ Live in 1964

Everyone tired of the cloying sweetness of generic hallmark cards and heart-shaped chocolates? Us neither! Since we already posted our comprehensive Valentines Day playlists to soundtrack your happy or solitary… more

A Music Geek’s Guide To Valentine’s Day

The way I see it, this day can only go two ways for you. Based on the rigorous mathematics that I just conducted in the previous sentence, I have devised… more

Watch Fred Armisen As a Musician Before He Leads 8G Band at Late Night with Seth Meyers

When Late Night with Seth Meyers debuts in less than two weeks on Monday Feb. 24th, the all-around-great Fred Armisen will take his place as the band leader of The… more

Jonah Raydio #51: Throwing Episode

On a cold, rainy day in San Francisco’s Mission District Jonah Raydio had its first live podcast at Lost Weekend Video’s Cinecave.  Ben Garant (The State/Reno 911)… more

Check Out Lindsey Stirling and Her Magical Violin

When it comes to the internet-driven musical revolution, few can match up to the epicness of hip-hop violinist, Lindsey Stirling. With amazing rhythm, great dance moves, and highly catchy melodies,… more

Hold Your Quarters, The Full-Length Version of COMMUNITY’S ‘Ass Crack Bandit’ Song Is Online

Community introduced a new threat to Greendale Community College this season: the sneaky and fearsome Ass Crack Bandit. The villain was introduced over a month ago in the episode “Basic… more

Fred Armisen To Lead and Curate House Band at LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

It was announced this morning that the multi-talented, hilarious, and “multi-show-involved” Fred Armisen will be teaming up with Seth Meyers again, though not behind the SNL Weekend Update desk. Armisen… more

Check Out the Full Track List for the VERONICA MARS Movie Soundtrack!

After breaking a zillion Kickstarter records and rewarding thousands of forlorn fans with t-shirts, stickers, videos, and frequent updates, the Veronica Mars movie is only a month away. It’s… more

Music Geek Track Of The Week: ‘Let It Go / Let Her Go’ (FROZEN Mashup)

Today is a day to warm hearts. This mashup was released earlier this week from veteran cover artist Sam Tsui, and it melted me like a snowman at the beach…. more

Jeff Tweedy to Guest on PARKS AND RECREATION

What’s more effective than a bit of musical kumbaya-ing to help people get their solidarity on? Especially when it comes to unifying the diametrically opposed towns of Pawnee and Eagleton,… more

See Chris Hardwick All Over SF Sketchfest This Weekend

You know that this weekend is a busy one for Chris Hardwick at SF Sketchfest, and that the Nerdist Podcast live show is sold out. But you still have a… more

The National’s Matt Berninger Joins The Bird And The Bee On ‘All Our Endless Love’

Nerdist’s good friend and expert crooner Matt Berninger has joined indie duo The Bird and The Bee for “All Our Endless Love,” a bummer ballad that will appear on the… more