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.

Rapsody Continues the Legacy of Female Hip-Hop at Toronto’s Toybox

Few rappers today can match the knotty wordplay of Rapsody. Most wouldn’t try. It was as a young woman growing up in North Carolina that female-led rap and R&B collided with her formative years. The sounds of Aaliyah, Queen Latifah,…

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The Marcus King Band Bring Southern Charm to Toronto

Subtlety is not a hallmark of The Marcus King Band. At 23-years-old, the guitar phenom of the same name – along with his five-piece back-up band – clocked in a dizzying two-hour show at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall. Light on crowd…

The Best Films of 2019

It was an odd year for film, a year that saw the future of cinema more uncertain than ever. However, despite the shift in how we consume our preferred content, there was a wide range of superb offerings demonstrating, no matter…

Manila Grey’s Filipino Pride Has Taken Them From Canada And Beyond

Anyone grasping to comprehend the charisma of Vancouver’s Manila Grey might have benefited from a trip to Toronto’s downtown venue, Toybox. Comprised of singer/songwriter Soliven and rapper Neeko Francisco, the childhood friends easily filled out the sleek venue, having been…

The Hypnotic Sounds of Crumb Lead Fans to Toronto’s Mod Club

On stage, the hallucinogenic music of Crumb lives and breathes like a liquid light show. Part dreamlike, part nightmare, part warm hug, their reverb-soaked sound wafts rather than lingers. As a reflection of their critical success, the Brooklyn-based outfit –…

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…