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.

FME 2020: The Magical Quebec Music Festival That Is Still Happening

In what has been an annual Labor Day tradition in the Quebec town of Rouyn-Noranda for nearly two decades, the Festival de musique émergente, also known as FME, is still set to go ahead from Sept. 3rd through Sept. 5th. Celebrating…

Little Warrior Reveals Her Emotions On Flight Risk

Behind the moniker, Little Warrior is actually composer Lex Casciato, originally from “Steel City” Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. That her alias fills one’s head with curiosity is no accident; Ms. Casciato has worked hard from her humble beginnings to the artist she is…

Black Lives Matter: A Movement in Photos from Canada

Since the beginning of June, thousands-upon-thousands have gathered in Toronto and throughout the rest of Canada in solidarity for anti-racism protests, chiefly organized by the Black Lives Matter movement.  Even with the noise of helicopters, media outlets, and detractors, the…

Les Techno Stops to Smell “Flowers For Dystopia”

Sometimes a familiar sound on record is better than any “mature” work laboured over for far too long. Such is the case with the Flowers For Dystopia, the latest single from Les Techno – a New York-based musician with an…

Interview with Omar Doom: A Career Gifted by the Tarantino Touch

Omar Doom is a name you don’t forget. A fact made even truer when you finally put a face to the name. Best remembered for his memorable turn as Private First Class Omar Ulmer in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, the Pennsylvania-born…

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…