Virtual Diva Hatsune Miku to open for Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Ball Tour


For an international pop star, Hatsune Miku’s done alright for herself. She had a sold out concert during Anime Expo 2011. She’s been on commercials for Toyota and Domino’s. Heck, she’s even got her own Kids React. The catch? She’s not a real person. Hatsune Miku is a vocal synthesizer from … Continue reading

J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek is getting a live concert this May and July


Fans of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and Michael Giacchino’s music should definitely put this on their radar. CBS Consumer Products, Paramount Pictures, 21st Century Symphony Orchestra, IMG Artists and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency will be collaborating to give us the Star Trek: Live in Concert. It will feature a live orchestra … Continue reading

Jason Derulo parody, ‘Talk Nerdy to Me’ with Screen Team

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The Screen Team‘s Angie Griffin and Chad Nikolaus are back at it again with another nerdy music video. This time it’s a parody of Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” with “Talk Nerdy to Me.” It’s got Comic-Con references, cosplay love, abd the beautiful Angie dressed as Black Cat and Chad performing … Continue reading

Team Crafted to host Minecraft event in Los Angeles on March 29th


If you’re a fan of Minecraft and are in the LA area, you should check out the Team Crafted event that’s happening Saturday, March 29th at 1:00pm at LA Live’s Club Nokia. Team Crafted is comprised of popular YouTubers and Minecraft players who wanted to make Minecraft videos. At the … Continue reading

PAX East 2014 to feature panel with composers from BioShock, Mass Effect, Borderlands and God of War

No E3 for me this year

If you’re a fan of video game music and are around the Boston area on Saturday, April 12th, you owe it to yourself to check out the “Maestros of Video Games” panel at PAX East 2014. The event will start at 12:30pm inside the PAX Condor Theatre at the Boston … Continue reading

New host for ‘Cosmos’, the state of orca shows in Calif., more hope for HIV cure and more you should know from this week


There’s been a lot of activity in nerd news this week, so much so that we didn’t have the time to talk about it here on Nerd Reactor. Here are five things you should know. Samsung’s Milk music streaming service is free, has no ads Entering the music-streaming ring is … Continue reading

Idina Menzel’s name changes to Adele Dazeem on the playbill of her If/Then musical

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At first I felt sorry for Idina Menzel when John Travolta pronounced her name wrong at the Oscars (he pronounced it as Adele Dazeem). Now, I feel sorry for John Travolta for being the butt of everybody’s joke, including Idina Menzel herself. Menzel is currently starring in the If/Then musical. … Continue reading

Adele Dazeem…errr Idina Menzel and Jimmy Fallon perform ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen

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After comparing Adele Dazeem to Idina Menzel, I’m still laughing at how John Travolta got it wrong when he introduced Menzel to perform the Frozen song, “Let It Go”, during the Oscars. Other than that, the song has been on fire everywhere. Jimmy Fallon invited Menzel out to perform the … Continue reading

Now you can watch L’Arc-en-Ciel LIVE 2014 at National Stadium in a city near you

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L’Arc-en-Ciel will be having a special 2-day concert starting March 2st called L’Arc-en-Ciel LIVE 2014 at National Stadium. Fans who aren’t living in Japan will have an opportunity to watch the concert live on its second day, thanks to the theatrical satellite broadcast courtesy of Live Viewing Japan. The National … Continue reading

Calling all nerds: Show us how ‘Happy’ you are in our new video project

Clip from the 24 Hours of Happy project

The team here has been pretty obsessed recently with Pharrell William’s “Happy” from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. It’s such a feel-good song that all of us can and should relate to on some level. He wanted to give the world something to feel good about not only with this song, but … Continue reading

Interview with The Walking Dead composer Bear McCreary on Knights of Badassdom


I can personally say that Bear McCreary is one of my favorite composers. For one thing, his first name is awesome! He has worked on composing music for TV series like Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Da Vinci’s Demons and Agents of SHIELD, just to name a few. The video … Continue reading

Rise of the marshmallow girls: Meet Japan’s newest girl group ‘Chubbiness’

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Yes, you are actually reading the title right. Set to debut in March, the 10 well-rounded girls of Chubbiness beat out over 3,500 applicants for a spot in the group, and are currently raising some eyebrows in the music industry. Judging by their Twitter feed, the group looks to be redefining what it … Continue reading

Allie Goertz sends love letter to Rob Bottin with ‘Special Affect’

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Allie Goertz is a singer/songwriter who has found success by pairing music with her interests and it so happens that Goertz’s interests run to the “geeky” side of culture. She writes songs about things like Dungeons & Dragons, Sam Weir from Freaks and Geeks and the Citizen Kane of bad … Continue reading

Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel perform music from Frozen

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Disney Not only is Frozen a huge hit for Disney (it has grossed over $900 million worldwide), the music was also a huge hit as well. The album so far has reached number one in top-album sales for four weeks, and it’s currently number one on the Billboard 200. One of the … Continue reading