Author Archives: Myles Herod

About Myles Herod

Traveller, image maker, pop-culture seeker, storyteller, a guy you want around when things go south. Tastes range from Kubrick to Krautrock, Wu-Tang to Wiseau. Currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

IDK Preaches His Word to Toronto’s Mod Club

Maryland native IDK isn’t afraid to question the meaning of it all. On his major label debut Is He Real?, the 27 year-old-rapper (born Jason Mills) airs his spiritual struggles front and centre throughout its dense 36-minute runtime. Tackling subjects…

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SHAED Shine Bright at Toronto’s Velvet Underground

With a Billboard Top 20 hit under their belts, electro-pop trio SHAED has tasted fame for the very first time. It’s a good look, too. Playing to fans at Toronto’s Velvet Underground, the energetic camaraderie of vocalist Chelsea Lee and multi-instrumentalist…

Conversations with Nick Cave at Convocation Hall

Nick Cave of today is not the Nick Cave of the past. Eschewing the brooding nature one might expect from the Bad Seeds frontman, the 62-year-old unexpectedly proved to be an affable comedian at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall…

Ride at Danforth Music Hall

With stage smoke and atmospheric lights setting the mood at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall, the members of Ride sure knew how to make an entrance. Indeed, the shoegaze veterans’ incredible back catalogue of stunning guitar feedback and ethereal melodies would…

ADDICTED at the 2019 Polaris Music Prize

Every September – tucked away above Toronto’s bustling Yonge Street – the historic Carlu event space hosts one of Canada’s biggest nights in music. The Polaris Music Prize, now in its 13th season, is unique in that it gathers journalists, artists,…

TIFF 2019: ‘The Laundromat’ Red Carpet Premiere

Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, and Jessica Allain joined director Steven Soderbergh for the premiere of their dark comedy The Laundromat at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9. Based on Jake Bernstein’s book Secrecy World, The Laundromat chronicles the…