• 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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    Office Location:
    7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON

cøzyboy: Open-Heart R&B for the Soul

By Isaac Fox Photo via soundcloud.com Edited and condensed for publication cøzyboy (https://soundcloud.com/cozyboycries) is one of the most singular R&B artists I’ve ever stumbled across on Soundcloud. Mixing syrup-smooth vocals with hypnotic downtempo instrumentals, his music touches on lost love, emotional alienation, and momentary connections with casual relationships. And although his rapidly growing discography includes songs … Continue reading

Show Review: Glass Animals at Massey Hall, October 2, 2017

By: Mena Fouda When I first listened to Glass Animals a couple of years ago, I was thoroughly freaked out. The music video that I watched was a stop-motion of generally strange clay objects, doing generally strange things, with some generally strange music in the background. I was so confused—is this electronic? Is this some … Continue reading

October 2017: What are You Listening to?

By Ria Perrault Name: Eric Year: 4th year, studying Architecture at Daniels Faculty What is the Overall Vibes of your music taste? Pop/mainstream music culture. What song are you currently listening to? Demi Lovato’s “Daddy Issues” and “Half-Light” by Rostam. What is your album of the moment? Melodrama by Lorde. What are your top three … Continue reading

Life and Death in Schubert’s D959: Francesco Piemontesi’s Verbier Performance

By Sofia Lin Photo by Marco Borggreve via The Telegraph       Verbier is a village located in the beautiful Swiss Alps. It is a place where one can see both lush summer greens and snowy mountain peaks. This summer, it welcomed one of the most celebrated pianists of this generation – Francesco Piemontesi. … Continue reading

The National: Sleep Well Beast

By: Zach Rimer    Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, veteran indie-rock band The National return this year with their seventh LP, Sleep Well Beast. Since their 2005 breakout album, Alligator, the band has built a reputation as a group with a very reliable sound. You can always count on The National for a melancholy, string-laden rock … Continue reading

RBMA Weekender 2017: Day 3

By Sofia Luu, Feature Photo via Red Bull//Drew Gurian The Red Bull Music Academy Weekender took over the city of Montreal with four days of back to back, hard to beat programming that consisted of past RBMA participants and other talents that made it very, very difficult to choose which day to attend, if you … Continue reading

Demo Magazine Download: Issues 1-8 (2007-2012)

By Stuart Oakes Demo’s earliest issues are finally available online! Download a PDF file of Demo issues 1-8 below. Past editors and contributors can be found here, and physical copies of past issues can be found at the UofT Archives.   → Demo 1 (2007) → Demo 2 (2008) → Demo 3 (2008) → Demo 4 (2009) → Demo 5 (2009) … Continue reading

Track Review: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, “Over Everything”

By: Daven Boparai Photos by Tom Ross via newmarketstudios.com.au      They say oil and water don’t mix, but thankfully Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile do. They’re a musical match made in indie heaven. The last we heard of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile was back in 2015. Both exited the year with their own … Continue reading

RBMA Weekender 2017: Day 1

By Stuart Oakes, Feature Photo (Pan Daijing) via RBMA/Bruno Destombes I was terrified of using the Montreal metro system because of an irrational fear that it would be substantially different from the Toronto subway, and that I would embarrass myself trying and failing to figure out how it worked, until someone pointed out that I … Continue reading

A Guide To Montreal’s RBMA Weekender 2017

By Stuart Oakes, Feature Photo via URSSS Because nothing says “yes, I am taking school seriously” quite like taking a vacation in September, I’m headed to Montreal to enjoy this year’s Red Bull Music Academy Weekender (“life is an adventure,” I tell myself, stuffing textbooks that I vow to read on the bus into my … Continue reading