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Cosplay Meets Metal in This Band’s Kick-Ass Video

Posted January 5, 2014 by Rodney Brown

I love it when two nerd worlds come together. In this case, the band Anaria does an outstanding cover of the song “I See Fire” from the movie “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” The lead singer of Anaria is none other than the talented and beautiful cosplayer Madam Mercy. So in this one video […]

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Probably The Best Batman Arkham Origins Fan Film You Will Ever See!

Posted December 4, 2013 by E. Ortiz

DJ and Producer Don Diablo created  the official title track on Batman: Arkham Origins, the latest video game from the Batman franchise. As Don Diablo finished his Origins US tour in Boston with an amazing performance, Venue Monsters took the opportunity to film Don Diablo and created a fan fiction recap video of the evening themed entirely […]

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Kid Apocalypse Rocks Emerald City Comicon In New Music Video!

Posted March 8, 2013 by E. Ortiz

Kid Apocalypse, a cosplayer, comic book fan, and rapper, creates this awesome music video based on his song “Came From The Chain” from the album “Enter Kid Apocalypse.” He filmed this at the Emerald City Comicon with a bunch of Marvel cosplayers, including an awesome Sentinel and Galactus cosplayer. Whether you are a fan of nerdcore […]

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Compressorhead: The Heaviest of Metal

Posted January 6, 2013 by Ashley Rogers

  So first robots take the auto industry from us laying off a number of hard working people. Then we see “Self Check Out” at CVS and various food stores while eliminating jobs for young working class folks, and now thanks to Compressorhead, based out of Germany, robots are even taking our Heavy Metal. Art […]

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“L3G3N-W8 4 IT-DARY” A Review of L3G3NDS by The LEETSTREET BOYS

Posted November 13, 2012 by Ashley Rogers

“L3g3nds,” the most recent release from L33T STR33T BOYS, is a little bit pop with a pop punk attitude, with a healthy dose of chip tunes, and even verges on power metal with its solos.  “L3G3NDS” is very serious in that it is some well crafted, professional songwriting that is a lot of fun, but because […]

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Review: Frenchy and the Punk’s HEY HEY CABARET

Posted November 11, 2012 by Ashley Rogers

“Hey Hey Cabaret,” the latest release from Frenchy and the Punk, has been much anticipated by their fanbase. Whether it’s their music, personalities, or their crowd-funding campaign where they each appeared naked on camera to show they were laying it all out there to try and get this album funded, this has been an anticipated […]

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An Interview with Eli August

Posted November 9, 2012 by Ashley Rogers

There are many musicians vying for your time, efforts, and money. One such musician is the darkly soulful, and uplifting deep Eli August. I had the opportunity to sit down and have a brief conversation with Eli. Ashley: What’s say we start with the usual question that you’re ALWAYS asked… Can you describe your music? […]

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Review – Hybrid Girl by ReniReni

Posted October 26, 2012 by Ashley Rogers

Japanese-born, New York resident ReniReni’s Hybrid Girl is a dance-able fun, and energetic body of electro pop music.  While some might be quick to label it as “J-Pop” it has a very distinctly American attitude and pulls influence from a number of contemporary American artists and experiences as well as Japanese ones.  It would make sense to […]

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I Fink U Need to Clarify: A Look at Die Antworth’s “Fatty Boom Boom” Video

Posted October 26, 2012 by Ashley Rogers

So let’s talk for a second about Lady Gaga being eaten by a lion and giving birth to a King Cricket in the South African “Zef Style,” Rap-Rave group, Die Antwoord’s latest music video “Fatty Boom Boom.”  Now, before we start, let me say that Lady Gaga really doesn’t need to be defended. She is powerful (By powerful I […]

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA, Claudio Sanchez Launch VOL I Of Double Album, ‘THE AFTERMAN’ At NYCC 2012

Posted October 8, 2012 by E. Ortiz

SCI-FI STORY/MUSICAL PREQUEL TO ‘THE AMORY WARS’ IN STORES OCT 9TH  LISTEN TO FULL STEAM OF ‘THE AFTERMAN’ ON ROLLINGSTONE.COM  AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS AT EVIL INK COMICS BOOTH 1312 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NEW YORK, NY October 8, 2012 – Hot off the heels of their announcement at SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON that MARK WAHLBERG and STEVE LEVINSON will produce the live-action film version of CLAUDIO SANCHEZ and COHEED […]

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J-Rock Band GLAY Brings A Live Concert Film To NYC and other cities!

Posted October 1, 2012 by Mr. Press Release

Top Selling Japanese Rock Band Has Released More Than 45 Singles And Shines In A Powerful 3 Hour Live Concert Film Set To Premiere In New York City On October 12th; Advance Tickets Available Now! Los Angeles, CA, October 1, 2012 – Live Viewing Japan, a distribution company focused on bringing Japanese entertainment media to […]

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Sakura Bomb! Tune In Tokyo Music – September 2012

Posted September 24, 2012 by Ashphord Jacoway

Pleated skirts, knee socks, cardigans, and hipster glasses… sounds like someone’s fantasy right? Well, actually it was the Back to School Night theme of Tune in Tokyo’s Sakura Bomb event in Little Tokyo, CA at 2nd Street & Jazz bar and Club. Every couple of months the DJ’s of Tune in Tokyo host such themed events […]

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Amanda Palmer, Crowd Sourcing, and the Deeper Question of The Artist

Posted September 16, 2012 by Ashley Rogers

About a week ago the blog-o-sphere exploded with serious venom toward Amanda Palmer.  Amanda “raised 1.2 Million dollars from a projected 100,00 dollar kickstarter campaign,” Palmer couldn’t afford to pay a string quartet and two to three brass and sax players a total of about $35,000 on her upcoming national tour.  The national tour which […]

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Roses and Abandoned Buildings: The Musical Performances Of Rose West and Eli August

Posted September 9, 2012 by Ashley Rogers

Before leaving for Dragon*Con I was invited to check out The Rose West as well as Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings at the Way Station, a steampunk bar in Brooklyn, New York.  Before talking about the show I need to say that everyone needs to check out The Way Station.  It is a very […]

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Meet STRANGE ARTIFACT – Japanese Steampunk Rock Band

Posted August 20, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Looking for something cool and different from what you are hearing now on the radio? Strange Artifact, the only Japanese Steampunk band currently in the music scene, was at the Steampunk World’s Fair a few months ago and Nerd Caliber was fortunate to not only capture portions of their performance (from their latest album, Antikythera […]

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MC Frontalot and MegaRan Panel & Performance at PAX EAST 2012

Posted April 29, 2012 by E. Ortiz

MC Frontalot, MegaRan and beatsmith K-Murdock gave fans an opportunity to learn about the history of Nerdcore hip hop and ask them questions at their panel at PAX EAST 2012. It was a very informative and fun panel. Here are Random & K-Murdock speaking on their experience at PAX East 2012 in Boston, MA along with […]

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L’Arc~en~Ciel Play New York In A Big Way

Posted March 30, 2012 by Samantha Cella

For those of us unlucky enough to miss L’Arc~en~Ciel’s only US performance at Otakon 2004, the announcement of the 20th Anniversary World Tour seemed like a fabulous opportunity for J-rock fans. Unfortunately, the only date for the continental United States was in New York City at the famed Madison Square Garden. The show would also […]

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Richie Branson and the GUNDAM Rap Album

Posted March 21, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Okay, I need to tell you three things. First, Richie Branson is a terrific rapper. How terrific? Any X-rays performed on Mr. Branson will reveal that he’s actually a cyborg sent back in time to save hip hop. If you love rap beats but not feeling the generic (hoes, money, rims, hoes) lyrics then meet […]

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New Music Videos from ADAM WARROCK, MEGA RAN and H.W.

Posted January 5, 2012 by E. Ortiz

The first video is from the Internet’s foremost comic book rapper. Fresh off an opening run on the mc chris, Race Wars national tour and the success of the internet sensation, The Browncoats Mixtape, Adam WarRock is ringing in the new year by releasing the first single from his upcoming album release, You Dare Call That Thing […]

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SUPERCOMMUTER: Chip-Hop’s Finest

Posted December 11, 2011 by E. Ortiz

This past summer, I was scrolling through footage on Youtube about events that occurred at PAX Prime 2011, an awesome gaming convention in Seattle, Washington, and I came across some videos of a chip-hop band that performed that weekend called Supercommuter. Supercommuter is a nerdcore hip hop group headed by Optimus Rhyme’s lyrical frontman Wheelie […]

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The Secret Origin of ADAM WARROCK

Posted November 15, 2011 by E. Ortiz

I’m not sure where I first heard of Adam Warrock but most likely I came across his work when I was looking for new, good rap music to listen too, specifically nerdcore. And anyone that raps about the comic books that I loved growing up gets bumped up high on my iPod playlist. Adam Warrock […]

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Let Professor Elemental and Jon Clark take you to SPECIAL SCHOOL!

Posted September 30, 2011 by E. Ortiz

This September, we see the release of Professor Elemental and Jon Clark’s latest album. On their new album, Special School (which is also the group name they chose for themselves), we hear a true union of styles from two rap masters that spit out words with their rapid tommy-gun style. For those familiar with the […]

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LeetStreet Boys: Avatars of Otaku Music

Posted September 13, 2011 by E. Ortiz

LeetStreet Boys describe themselves as an “anime otaku band” but they are much more than that. They are avatars of otaku culture. Thrown into the spotlight by their breakthrough hit, “Yuri The Only One,” this band, consisting of elves and dragons, is a mix of fun adventures and entertaining music. In this article we interviewed […]

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LARS ATTACKS! – A review of MC Lars’ New Album

Posted September 8, 2011 by nerdly

LARS ATTACKS! is  a 15-track album released 9/6/2011 by MC Lars.  The album is “about faith and karma and how that can play out, positively or negatively,” states Lars’ press kit, and that is something unfamiliar and refreshing – like the album. Each of the tracks on the album concentrates on an intensely emotional journey, […]

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MC Frontalot’s Solved: Album Review

Posted August 25, 2011 by E. Ortiz

MC Frontalot is viewed as not only as a nerdcore rapper but as THE nerdcore rapper. He’s become its icon, its leader and its representative. But with the release of his new album Solved, he’s now become its philosopher. Don’t get me wrong. Solved is an entertaining album, with great beats that balances old school […]

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The Other Side of PLATFORM ONE

Posted May 2, 2011 by E. Ortiz

Gothic Synthpop Band PLATFORM ONE talks to Sammy Pipeline about the genesis of their band. Learn how they got involved with steampunk culture and the meanings behind their music. This was filmed at the Steampunk Industrial Revolution in Nashua, New Hampshire on March 2011. After the interview, feel free to purchase or browse their music […]

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MC Frontalot Interview: Anime Boston 2011 Edition

Posted April 28, 2011 by E. Ortiz

Ever wanted to know what MC Frontalot thought about anime? About his latest new album and the song about cosplay? About what will be the greatest rapper album of all time? What does he think of his own name and of his legacy? Check out Nerd Caliber’s interview with one of the greatest nerdcore rappers […]

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Shota Nakama of Video Game Orchestra

Posted March 30, 2011 by E. Ortiz

Nerd Caliber interviews Shota Nakama, Creator and Artistic Director Video Game Orchestra (VGO). We interviewed him at Pax East 2011 and the footage recorded was from his concert at the convention. Check out VGO’s performance at the Boston Music Symphony Hall on April 1st, 2011!

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The Hilarious World of Paul and Storm

Posted March 29, 2011 by E. Ortiz

Nerd Caliber’s Sammy Pipeline interviews comedy and musical act Paul and Storm at Pax East 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. Find out why Dr. Demento and Weird Al think they are the best thing since slice bread!

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Interview with Metroid Metal

Posted March 24, 2011 by Sammy Pipeline

Nerd Caliber interviews one of the most awesome metal bands on the planet: Metroid Metal! We interviewed them on the day of their performance at PAX EAST 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. You can see more of their content at www.metroidmetal.com.

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The Abraxas Tactics: Planetoid Album Review

Posted March 1, 2011 by Sammy Pipeline

The Band: Planetoid The Album: The Abraxas Tactics: Phase 1 The Kiss of the Magnetar The first time i ever heard of Planetoid, i was working at ConnetiCon for Nerd Caliber, and Producer J came up to me and asked me to get some Photos of the band on the main stage while they were […]

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The Geniuses Behind 91.8 The FAN Interview

Posted February 27, 2011 by E. Ortiz

Check out Nerd Caliber’s interview with the heads behind the hottest anime-themed radio station on the internet. Find out what it is like to own so much awesomeness!

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They are SWEETDICULOUS!

Posted October 1, 2010 by E. Ortiz

They are not sweet. They are not ridiculous. they are Sweetdiculous! Watch our interview with this amazing duo and see electro thrash get taken to the next level. The interview and performance was filmed at the AAC Summer Matsuri in New Hampshire. Buy their songs on iTunes!

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J-Summit (August) 2010 Pictorial and Review

Posted September 25, 2010 by E. Ortiz

J-Summit holds monthly events at New York City’s Webster Hall’s “The Studio” It is definitely the place to go to see upcoming artist. On Aug 29th They had an amazing show from artist like pop smear. The Event kicked off on a powerful note when Lulla hit the stage. The energy did not seem to […]

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Dir En Grey Destroys Boston!

Posted September 25, 2010 by E. Ortiz

Popular japanese rock band Dir En Grey was performing with bands Evoline and Apocalyptica on August 26, 2010 at the Royale in Boston, MA. There was a line about a quarter mile down the sidewalk before the show started so fans can get the chance to meet and greet Dir En Grey just before their […]

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Alien Overlords of Rock: PLANETOID

Posted August 28, 2010 by E. Ortiz

The alien invasion has come! And instead of lazers, they brought guitars! Check out Planetoid and make sure you bring Ajax and a sponge from the heads that will explode!

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Toph Means Business! [Connecticon 2010 FMV Best in Show]

Posted July 13, 2010 by E. Ortiz

Congratulations to Chaobunny12, winner of the Connecticon 2010 FMV contest. This is her second win in the row for Best in Show. She uses the song I’ll Make A Man Out Of You from the Disney movie Mulan and uses clips from Avatar: The Last Airbender. You can see the winning video below. To see […]

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