By Shaun Hatton - August 16th, 2011

brentalfloss throws it down!

If you happen to be a fan of music, specifically the kind that’s seasoned with references from the best nerd culture has to offer, there’s an upcoming event that was made for you: Nerd-Approved Music. With FanExpo coming up next week, a lot of fans of comics, movies, videogames, horror, anime, and all things awesome will be descending upon Toronto for a weekend full of fun. The convention has all the bases of popular nerd and geek culture covered, but once the convention doors close each night, you may find yourself looking for something to do around town. This is where Nerd-Approved Music comes in!

With the assistance of FanExpo Canada, I’ve put together a night of music at The Rivoli featuring my favourite local hip-hop acts who I’ve also had the pleasure of featuring on The Electric Playground. Peter Project, apart from producing some of the best hip-hop beats I’ve ever heard, has worked on music for the games ModNation Racers and Tales From Space: About a Blob. He’ll be spinning beats as Wordburglar and More or Les wow the crowd with their lyrical skills.

As the night continues, we’ll be switching genres to rock as my band Cobra takes the stage. The one and only brentalfloss will be headlining the event. As if this already wasn’t a totally sweet lineup, I’ll be hosting the night, offering jokes and some very cool prize giveaways (toys and videogames!) to trivia winners between acts!

If you’re going to FanExpo, you have the added bonus of getting into the show for half price, but you need to have your FanExpo badge with you. Otherwise, it’s still a great price for admission: $10! This includes a free hug!

Nerd-Approved Music is happening at The Rivoli on Friday, August, 26 at 8pm. You can buy tickets at the door but if you’re worried they’ll sell out (they will) you can also purchase them in advance online. If you’re going to the show and you want to brag about it, RSVP on Facebook and tell your friends!

The Brütal Legend Cake

By Shaun Hatton - October 15th, 2009

The Brütal Legend Cake
Photo credit: Jon Krop. Used with permission.

Yes, this is an ACTUAL CAKE. It’s by far the most metal cake I have ever seen, so it’s only fitting that it was at Monday’s Brütal Legend Wrap Party at Bimbo’s 365 Club.

On a serious note, I could not bring myself to cut into this work of art. But I’d definitely help eat it.


By Shaun Hatton - July 20th, 2009

Dr. Rockso

One of the most metal gaming sites on the Internet (what is the Internet, though, really?) is reporting that Konami is seeking publishing rights for Metalocalypse: Dethgame, a game based on the most metal show of all time, Metalocalypse. The game will be available over Xbox Live and PlayStation Network sometime in our dark future.

Brendon Small, creator of the show (as well as writer, musician, and voiceover douchebag) confirmed his involvement in the Wall Street Journal of all places, and rather than taking control of the band Dethklok, would-be metal lords will have control over a band of roadies.

And if you’re wondering just who this bozo up top is, his name is Dr. Rockso. He’s the Rock ‘n’ Roll clown. He does cocaine.

I’m afraid that’s all we know.