• Demo – The Hart House Music Magazine

    Demo is a music publication created by the Hart House Music Committee at the University of Toronto and is intended to highlight music in and around the city.

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    7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON

Playlist: Valentine’s Day Rap

By: Shebli Khoury, Photo via In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are some of the best contemporary rap songs about love. Hopefully you get to either: spend some cute quality time with your S.O. like Meek, Dej and Yachty do, get swept off you off your feet like Kamaiyah and Chief Keef, or … Continue reading

Playlist: Love Nothing

By Avneet Sharma, Photo Source: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Yet again, it didn’t work out. Once upon a time, you met someone who you really clicked with in a special way, and now you’re dealing with the inevitable demise of that relationship (or… whatever it was). To add to all the pain and drama, it’s also Valentine’s Day. … Continue reading

A Guide to Wavelength Winter Festival 18

By Harry Myles, Featured Photo via Wavelength Music Wavelength Music is a non-profit arts organization established in 2000. The group puts on curated concert series in the city to support the independent music and arts scenes, championing thousands of up-and-coming artists over the past 17 years, such as Arcade Fire, Feist, and Crystal Castles. Wavelength coordinates … Continue reading


Nick, 4th year What do you study? Philosophy and music. I see you have your earphones in! What song are you currently listening to? I was listening to a lecture. What is your album of the moment? Long Hot Summer by SoulChef. What are your top three artists at the moment? Thundercat, Bob Dylan and … Continue reading


By Seyi Olomodosi The fact that Hippo Campus’s formative years were spent at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, where the band attended high school, is clear through their instrumental prowess and lyrical artistry. This strong artistic foundation stands out in their latest release, warm glow. In the EP, their first release since their debut … Continue reading

No Achilles: How He Transitioned from Meme Rap to Lo-Fi R&B

By Isaac Fox, Photo by Ben Fattori When you’re initially known as a comedic musician, it can be hard to switch over to putting out serious music. In the past few years, Rich Brian and Joji are probably the best-known examples of artists who have successfully navigated that transition. Toronto’s  No Achilles – a.k.a. Anton … Continue reading

Music, Students, and Charity: A Look at the Annual EarthTones Benefit Concert

By Anna Stabb EarthTones is an annual benefit concert which has been running since 2000, and showcases talented students and faculty members while supporting initiatives that aid children around the world. The EarthTones Benefit Concert is co-hosted by the University of Toronto International Health Program (UTIHP) and the Faculty of Medicine, but it’s open to … Continue reading

The Story of Battle of the Bands: The Characters and Moments that Made It

By Rachel Evangeline Chiong, Photos by Brenda Gomes “It’s Battle of the Bands, where UofT bands go head to head,” I said to my friend, as I inched around the subwoofer for a good spot. “As opposed to ‘Battle of the Band,’ singular, which is just internal conflict.” The lore surrounding the event is fairly … Continue reading

Show Review: Angel Olsen at the Phoenix Concert Theatre

By Anisa Moquit, Photos By Anisa Moquit Angel Olsen’s return to Toronto was triumphant, as she performed two sold out shows at the Phoenix Theatre. I was obsessive enough a fan to have caught her on both nights. Olsen wastouring in support of the release of Phases this year—a compilation album of B-sides and rarities, … Continue reading

An Evening with Dispatch

By Felipe Vallejo, Photo via Demo sat down with Brad Corrigan (vocals, drums, guitar, percussion, and harmonica) and Chad Urmston (vocals, guitar, bass, and percussion) of Dispatch before their show at the Opera House on December 13. Based in Boston, Dispatch first emerged in 1996 and recently released America, Location 12 in June 2017 after a … Continue reading