• 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.

    Email:
    demo.harthouse@gmail.com
    Find us on Twitter / Facebook.

    Office Location:
    7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON

Show Review: Local Natives at The Danforth Music Hall

By Hazel Sands, Feature Photo via The Fader For the first time in three and a half years, Local Natives graced Toronto with their presence. During this leg of the tour, the opening act is the Montreal-based Little Scream, whose energy and charisma were more than enough to make up for the tech issues and lack … Continue reading

Album Review: Rag’n’Bone Man—“Human”

By Felipe Vallejo, featured photo via Mydaybydaymusic Until recently, the name Rag’n’Bone Man was probably unheard of unless you were part of the indie hip-hop scene in rural England. After his debut release Human, his powerful soul voice is gracing the ears of people all over the world.    Born and raised off of blues … Continue reading

Hart House Music Industry Night: Panel + Performance

Passing along a message from the Hart House Music Committee: Curious about careers in the Music Industry? Join the Hart House Music Committee for Music Industry Night: Panel + Performance! Panelists: – AARON MILLER, Manager at Arts and Crafts and Programmer at Field Trip Music Festival – LANA GAY, Radio Personality at Indie88 and Music … Continue reading

Go Now, You Are Forgiven—A Guide To Dispatch

By Felipe Vallejo, Feature Photo via ImgArcade Whenever I mention the name Dispatch, I’m responded to with looks of confusion. The name is alien to most who were born in the mid-to-late 90’s, and yet it still surprises me that their success and legacy has become relatively forgotten in this age of the music industry. Long … Continue reading

Song Of The Week: Lorde—“Green Light”

By Samantha Capaldi, Feature Photo via Billboard It was only a few weeks ago that I had mentioned to my friend that I was really in need of some new Lorde material. In the way that the world works, Lorde released her single, “Green Light,” soon after. The debut track off of her upcoming album, … Continue reading

A Peek Into demo’s History

By Stuart Oakes Internet archaeologists (IA) have discovered a missing link in the history of the famously well-respected and mythically lush University of Toronto student publication demo. Earlier today, IA students stumbled upon demoharthouse.blogspot.ca/ during an excavation in the Search Facebook region. The blogspot is an earlier iteration of the demo website that appears to have operated between … Continue reading

Angsty 1/4 Life Crisis—A Playlist

By Lara Franklin, Feature Photo via imgur Everyone seems to have their lives together; they’re part of every club on campus, have a wicked job, a crazy scholarship, steady marks, and a shwifty new haircut. Then you look at yourself: struggling to open a textbook, wearing the same pajamas to tutorial for the fifth week in a row, and trying not to leave … Continue reading

Song Of The Week: The Sorority—“Ladies’ Night”

By Isaac Fox, Feature Photo via NOW In celebration of International Women’s Day, all-female rap quartet The Sorority have just dropped their second song/video “Ladies’ Night,” a funky, soulful, and modern tribute to the female rappers who inspired them, and to women worldwide. The Tamera Russell produced song is an eponymous nod to the 1997 song … Continue reading

Album Review: Post Malone—“Stoney”

By Emma Kelly, Feature Photo via Bluntiq Riding on the December release of Post Malone’s long-awaited debut studio album, Stoney, was one pertinent question: did he have the musical chops to rise above his novelty status as the millennial equivalent of Vanilla Ice (or, unkinder still, a less self-aware Redfoo from LMFAO) and actually make … Continue reading

Show Review: Tim Darcy At The Drake Hotel

Story & Photos by Tyson Moll, 
Just as Wiarton’s prophecy was coming to pass, I moseyed down below the Drake Hotel, one of the most beautiful venue spaces I’ve had the chance to experience in the city. After the packed-as-sardines Homeshake concert a couple months back in the now retired Silver Dollar, it was great … Continue reading