The Nerd Groove

The Nerdy Show Network

Hosted By Dr. Vern of Sci-Fried, The Nerd Groove showcases Nerd Music: a genre that has been with us for decades, but has never really been accepted as legit. The genre has deep roots and even subgenres like Nerdcore, Chiptunes, VGM, Comedy and Parody, Filk, Geek Rock, and so on. Vern explores every corner of the Nerd Music world from the past, present, and future – highlighting the best and brightest, delving into it’s rich history, and bringing this wide-nerd word together with the music that unites us all.

All Episodes

Your monthly fix for Nerd Music is here! Join Dr. Vern and dig The Nerd Groove! Saddle up with Dr. Vern for the continuation of a triforce of episodes covering the three key cornerstones of the Nerd Music genre: Hip-Hop, Rock, and VGM. In part one we examined how Hip-Hop influenced the development of our current era of Nerd Music, and now we place the spotlight on the irrefutable influence of Rock. Also in this episode, Vern chats with Marc With A C about his new record and catches you up on the latest nerdy tunes of all genes. Featuring tracks from… Kirby Krackle, The Megas, Aramis, Nerf Herder, The Doubleclicks, I Fight Dragons, George Hrab, Professor Shyguy, Allie Goertz, Twill Distilled, Font Drama, Warp 11, MC Lars, and many more. Groove out with us here on The Nerd Groove, and don’t forget – for all the latest nerd jams 24-7, keep on grooving over at Nerdy.FM. Download the new Nerdy.FM app and listen anywhere! For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2016/02/the-nerd-groove-episode-14-nerd-music-partLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jan 2016

1 hr 37 min

Your monthly fix for Nerd Music is here! Join Dr. Vern and dig The Nerd Groove! Saddle up with Dr. Vern for start of a triforce of episodes covering the three key cornerstones of the Nerd Music genre: Hip-Hop, Rock, and VGM. This episode it's all about the nerdcore family tree and the hip-hop influences it took root in. Plus we play some new nerdy tunes of all genes for good measure. Featuring tracks from... Wordburglar, MC Frontalot, MC Lars, The Protomen, Chamber Band, Steam Powered Giraffe, Mega Ran, Ambush Vin, DJ Cutman, Optimus Rhyme, MC Chris, Schaffer The Darklord, Dr. Awkward, ZeaLouS1, My Parents Favorite Music, YTCracker, Dual Core, Kabuto the Python, and many more. Groove out with us here on The Nerd Groove, and don’t forget – for all the latest nerd jams 24-7, keep on grooving over at Nerdy.FM. Download the new Nerdy.FM app and listen anywhere! For tracklisting and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2015/11/nerd-groove-13-the-triforce-of-nerd-music-1Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Nov 2015

1 hr 33 min

Your monthly fix for Nerd Music is here! Join Dr. Vern and dig The Nerd Groove! Nerd Music lovers everywhere rejoice - the summer tours have ended and Dr. Vern is back! As con season wraps, there's some amazing new grooves in the air. The summer of 2015 was filled with Nerd Music love. Want proof? Major cons and festivals are featuring nerd artists in record numbers. All this time on the road has given Vern time to reflect, and in this episode, the latest, hottest tracks share the podwaves with great songs from nerdy history indelibly tethered to the very dabric of America. Featuring tracks from... Mega Ran, The Doubleclicks, Adam Warrock, The Protomen, The Last Word Benders, Ambush Vin, Benjamin Bear, Marc With a C, Sci-Fried, Mikey Mason, TheFifthSister, Alpha Riff, Benjamin Briggs, Art Brut, I Fight Dragons, MC Lars, Jonathan Coulton, Steam Powered Giraffe, Kirby Krackle, and Dr. Awkward. For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2015/09/the-nerd-groove-episode-12-the-summer-of-nerd-loveLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 2015

1 hr 32 min

Your monthly fix for Nerd Music is here! Join Dr. Vern and dig The Nerd Groove! Dig this Nerd Music lovers: as of this 12th episode of The Nerd Groove we've featured over 200 songs from over 130 different artists. There's strength in numbers. If what the haters said was true, our artists base would be rapidly dwindling. Instead, it's ever-growing. Nerd Music is ever on the rise, and it's here to stay. Let this episode kick your con season into gear with mixtape from the modern era of nerd music. Featuring... 3D6, Dr. Awkward, Bonecage, Professor Shyguy, Marc With a C, 2D6, Satellite High, TheFifthSister, Adam Warrock, Thundering Asteroids!, Backburner, Mega Ran, The Bossfights, The Grammar Club, Wheelie Cyberman, Kirby Krackle, MC Frontalot, Molly Lewis, H2Awesome, I Fight Dragons, Press Start 2 Play, Warp 11, Supercommuter, Stumblebee, and Sci-Fried Groove out with us here on The Nerd Groove, and don't forget - for all the latest nerd jams 24-7, keep on grooving over at Nerdy.FM. Download the new Nerdy.FM app and listen anywhere! For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2015/05/the-nerd-groove-episode-10-rise-of-the-artistsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 2015

1 hr 28 min

Your monthly fix for Nerd Music is here! Join Dr. Vern and dig The Nerd Groove! Nerd Music has evolved dramatically over the past several decades, but like the Singularity, we’ve hit a point of accelerating returns. Never was there a more exciting time to be making nerdy music than right now. With that in mind, this episode discusses the impact of THIS decade of Nerd Music – the genre’s rampant growth and the artists who’ve cultivated it. Vern spends some quality time with one such artist – beloved nerdcore rapper Mega Ran, hot on the heels of his recent chart success. All that and, of course, some incredible music. Groove out with us here on The Nerd Groove, and keep on grooving over at Nerdy.FM. For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2015/03/the-nerd-groove-episode-10-mega-ran/Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mar 2015

1 hr 52 min

Your monthly fix for Nerd Music is here! It’s Dr. Vern’s The Nerd Groove! It's a new year and there's no shortage of amazing new music! In this episode, we celebrate the glorious, golden era we're living in... The Geek Age! If you're snowed in, or feeling the winter blues and looking for some nerdy tunes, Dr. Vern's got the cure. We've got a special debut, some hot new releases, and as always, the best Nerd Music from past and present - spanning all the diverse genres therein. Featuring: Crayondroids, Devo Spice, Smashy Claw, Mega Ran, The Browncoats, Cory Johnson, Death Star, Debs and Errol, RPG-Unit, Insane Ian, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, The Scurvy Crew, TheFifthSister, Mikey Mason, MC Lars, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing, YTCracker, Unidentified Funk Object, DJ Cutman, Emergency Pizza Party and more! Groove out with us here on The Nerd Groove, and keep on grooving over at Nerdy.FM. For tracklists and more info, head over to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2015/01/the-nerd-groove-episode-9/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jan 2015

1 hr 35 min

Your monthly fix for Nerd Music is here! It’s Dr. Vern’s The Nerd Groove! On this episode, Dr. Vern is joined by fellow nerd musician and Nerdy.FM programmer Marc with a C to discuss the Best Nerd Music of 2014. We give kudos to our favorite songs, albums, and artists that have made 2014 one of the biggest, baddest years the history of this genre. We also debate contenders for artist of the year. This is the episode of The Nerd Groove you cannot miss. Featuring the Music of The Returners, MC Ohm-I, Alpha Riff, Mega Ran, The Doubleclicks, Adam Warrock, Schaffer The Darklord, Professor Shyguy, Adam Sakellarides, Nuclear Bubble Wrap, Devo Spice, I Fight Dragons, The Protomen, Tekforce, Pangalacticats and YTCracker. Groove out with us here on The Nerd Groove, and keep on grooving over at Nerdy.FM. For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2015/01/the-nerd-groove-8-the-best-nerd-music-of-2014Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jan 2015

2 hr 4 min

Your monthly fix for Nerd Music is here! It’s Dr. Vern’s The Nerd Groove! 'Tis time to celebrate the season! In this episode of Nerd Groove we give thanks for the great new songs we have received, and sprinkle in some holiday cheer. We're the first Yuletide-centered show to hit the Network this year, so sit back and allow us to ring in the hope, piece, love and cool gift-unwrapping. Fill your ears with nerdy holiday music from the best geeky artists this corner of the Gamma Quadrant. Happy Holidays Everyone! Groove out with us here on The Nerd Groove, and keep on grooving over at Nerdy.FM. For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2014/12/nerd-groove-episode-7-holiday-flavored-nerderyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Dec 2014

1 hr 17 min

Your monthly fix for Nerd Music is here! It’s Dr. Vern’s The Nerd Groove! What is Nerd Music? In a genre made up of many genres - what are the qualifiers? There are lots of viewpoints on the topic and we'll dive headfirst into them this episode. In this ever-growing genre, there's plenty of new tracks to share, and we do - but we'll also be exploring a couple musical styles the reconnect with the golden age of Nerd Music: The 80s. Finally, we'll hear music from Nobuo Uematsu's masterpiece, Final Fantasy VI reimagined by groups paying tribute to this wonderful game. Groove out with us here on The Nerd Groove, and keep on grooving over at Nerdy.FM. For tracklisting and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2014/10/nerd-groove-episode-6/Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Oct 2014

1 hr 35 min

Your monthly fix for Nerd Music is here! It’s Dr. Vern’s The Nerd Groove! In this episode Vern speaks with comedy musician The Great Luke Ski and Claire and the Potatoes lead singer, Leslie Rising about their respective impacts in the world of Nerd Music. We'll hear the first (and second) of what is sure to be an ever-growing list of tracks based on Guardians of the Galaxy. We also time travel to the 90s for a look at the roots and influence in Nerd Rock. Take your monthly trip into Nerd Music - it's history, influence and the hottest new music. It's time for The Nerd Groove! For tracklisting and more info head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2014/09/nerd-groove-episode-5/Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Sep 2014

1 hr 36 min

Your monthly fix for Nerd Music is here! It’s Dr. Vern’s The Nerd Groove! On this episode we talk with Marc With a C - a nerdy indie rocker very familiar to listeners of The Nerdy Show Network. Marc discusses the 10th Anniversary re-release of his breakthrough album, Bubble Gum Romance. The record is being issued on vinyl for the first time and in this episode we play an exclusive, previously unreleased track from that album's recording sessions. Marc discusses staying true to his music and himself, keeping close to his roots, and we explore how he has helped to forge a genre. We'll also take a closer look at some Scrub Club Records artists such as: StarF, DJ RoboRob and RPG-Unit, and explore the Seattle nerd music scene. New tracks abound and Ailsean of OC Remix, keeps this whole episode Grooving. For track listings and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2014/08/nerd-groove-episode-4-forging-genreLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Aug 2014

1 hr 25 min

Your monthly fix for Nerd Music is here! It’s Dr. Vern’s The Nerd Groove! The sky is the limit for Nerd Music and it’s artists – We’ve got the proof. In this episode of The Nerd Groove we’ve got hot-off-the presses new tunes for you, including a world premiere! We also take a closer look at some historic events in Nerd Music. Where did Nerdcore Start? How did music find it’s way into Fan Conventions? It’s an episode loaded with great music and talented artists. The band is ready, the tunes are struck, and it’s time to get into The Nerd Groove. For tracklists and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2014/07/the-nerd-groove-episode-3-for-those-about-to-rock/Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 2014

1 hr 30 min

On this episode of The Nerd Groove, we’ll continue to explore the past, present and future of the Nerd Music genre – Is it a niche, or the golden age of the next big thing?We’ll also take a closer look at several Canadian artists and the effect they are having on mainstream music’s respect for Nerd Music. It’s an episode loaded with killer music and talented artists – you’re sure to find a new favorite. (And if you do, let us know what it is!) Listen in, relax, and get ready to feel the ‘Groove.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Jul 2014

1 hr 25 min

This is The Nerd Groove’s pilot episode – an introduction to the genre from past to future, and the beginning of our ongoing quest to definite and redefine what is “Nerd Music”. It also an interview conducted by Chuck of Sci-Fried with Professor Shyguy and Random Encounter. Look forward to new Nerd Groove episodes the last Tuesday of every month!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 2014

1 hr 31 min

This episode takes you on a trip through the Past, Present and even the Future of Nerd Music as Dr. Vern showcases what makes the genre so great: Diversity. The Nerd Groove has one mission – to define and provide exposure to the Nerd Music genre. This episode highlights it all: Nerd Rock, VGM, Chiptunes, Nerdcore, Comedy and in this episode: Nerd Punk! Can all these different musical styles make a definable Genre? That’s the theory, it’s up to you to decide. To aide you on your quest, this episode contains great new tracks and historical perspective as we dig into the back catalog. Just press play and embark on your journey. The GROOVE is strong with you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 2014

1 hr 24 min