Radio Free Hipster Ep. 21: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Star Crunch

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We start off strong in 2016 with a little help from More or Les, Helen Arney, and Warp 11. We also take a moment to memorialize the late David Bowie via the work of Atlanta’s dj BC. Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 9: The Livin’ Is Greasy

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The first Radio Free Hipster of the summer includes talk about Mikal kHill and Tribe One’s ‘two weeks notice,’ commemorates the recent passing of Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata, and gives props to Weird Al’s longtime drummer, Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz. Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 8: Joyous Rapture

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The last couple of weeks have been–What’s the word?–oh yeah, brutal. However, in this episode I have elected to play totally against type and focus on the positive. For the most part. Hey, I’m as surprised as you are. Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 6: Everyone’s a Story

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In this episode, we check out one of MC Lars’s earliest hits, enjoy a lengthy garage rock game night with The Four Eyes, and I try my best to control my laughter after a particularly hilarious ThoughtCriminals outro. (Spoiler alert: I cannot.) Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 3: Dear Diary

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I’d like to point out that episode 3 of RFH is actually the first episode released on its new official fortnightly schedule. In this case “official” means “legally binding because one time I said it online.” I’m pretty sure that’s how the internet works. Continue reading

The Nerdy Dozen: 12 Indispensable Albums of 2014

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I probably reviewed fewer albums in 2014 than I have in, like, a decade. But that doesn’t mean I was at all short of quality music over the past 12 months. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a dozen of my favorite releases from calendar year 2014. Continue reading

All in the Family: GeekDad Interviews Hip Hop Family Tree‘s Ed Piskor

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Three of my favorite things are comic books, documentaries and hip hop music, so when I discovered Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree I was in heaven. In anticipation of the upcoming HHFT box set, Ed was nice enough to talk with me via email about the project itself and the unique kinship between comics and rap that it represents. Continue reading

Adam WarRock and Supercommuter Catch ‘Em All

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I know two things for certain: Espurr is straight-up freaky and Wheelie Cyberman is the Pokémon Poet. You’ll find proof-positive of both below in this new take on “X & Y” by my pal Adam WarRock — with a little help Wheelie of Supercommuter. The dope chiptune remix of WarRock’s original Pokémon anthem was orchestrated by none other than Stenobot, also of Supercommuter. Enjoy! Continue reading

Sam Haynes, Schaffer and More Bring You Music of the Season

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Halloween just isn’t Halloween without parties, and parties aren’t parties without music. Thankfully, internet, you have me looking out for you. Here are my prime picks for this season’s best musical offerings, easily available for your digital consumption. Continue reading

Adam WarRock Embarks on No Friends Tour 2012

Internet hip-hop sensation Adam WarRock (AKA: Eugene Ahn) is a longtime ally of GeekDad, and the blog recently gave back in the form of sponsorship. His current tour – he’s on the road throughout September with fellow members of the … Continue reading

GeekDad Exclusive: Bug Out With Rapper Random’s Newest Video

Since retiring his Mega Ran persona, Philadelphia-born/Phoenix-based rapper Random has set his sights on an even grander project. His current undertaking, Language Arts, consists of a narrative spread throughout three separate EPs, a comic book adventure and a video game. Continue reading