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  • 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

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Show Review: Angel Olsen At Lee’s Palace

By Alekzia Hosein, feature photo via PitchPerfect//by Amanda Marsalis Angel Olsen played two sold out shows in Toronto over this past weekend. Sunday night’s show at Lee’s Palace drew a crowd of around five hundred turtlenecked fans, many of whom have followed her from her emotive folky beginnings to the upbeat poppy sound of her … Continue reading

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Classical Music, Online Rap Battles, And Going For Gold: An Interview With Haviah Mighty

By Isaac Fox Even in the hip-hop and R&B industries (both industries being awash in multi-talented musicians) it’s uncommon to find triple-threat artists—gifted at rapping, singing, and producing. If I were to walk up to a hundred people on the street and ask each person if they could name an artist who could rap, sing, … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Avalanches – “Wildflower”

By Christian Schoug, Photo via Stereogum The Avalanches, an Australian electronic dance group, found extremely positive critical success and an enduring commercial attention since the release of their 2000 album, Since I Left You. After the exceptionally long 16 year hiatus between Since I Left You and their latest effort Wildflower, there has been quite … Continue reading

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Show Review: Blood Orange At The Danforth Music Hall

Story and Photos by Harry Myles As the lights dimmed, a recording of Ashlee Haze reciting her poem, “For Coloured Girls (The Missy Elliot Poem),” played from the speakers. For a minute, the hall was silent save for the powerful words of Haze as the fans anxiously awaited the start of the show. A spotlight … Continue reading

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Show Review: Day 3 At The Toronto Urban Roots Festival 2016

Story By Angelo Gio Mateo and Jennifer Hyc, Photos By Jennifer Hyc JENNIFER   Day 3 of this year’s Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF) kicked off with only slight remnants of Saturday’s downpour. Aside from some small puddles and muddy patches, it felt just like any another summer day in Toronto, construction happening nearby and … Continue reading

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Show Review: Day 2 At The Toronto Urban Roots Festival 2016

Story and Photos by Kalina Nedelcheva, Cover Photo by Jennifer Hyc Day number two at the Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF) started quite mean-tempered. The sky was dusky, the air gloomy, and the rain kept falling for a good half of the day. However, the TURF crew didn’t seem to pay much attention to the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Local Natives – “Sunlit Youth”

By Hazel Sands, Photo via Fortitude Magazine “I wanna start again” opens Sunlit Youth—a perfect summation of Local Natives’s attempt at revamping their vibe to fit into a growing festival culture. On their latest effort, they avoid stagnation by stepping away from the elaborate strings and heavy drums that marked their earlier work and moving towards … Continue reading

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Album Review: Young The Giant – “Home Of The Strange”

By George Moshenski-Dubov, Photo via MTV.com/taken by Pieter Van Hattem Young The Giant—best known for their songs “Cough Syrup,” and “My Body”—released their third studio album Home Of The Strange last month. Between then and now, Young  The Giant have slowly incorporated a taste of pop into their indie rock band in addition to a … Continue reading

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Show Review: Day 1 At The Toronto Urban Roots Festival 2016

Story by Angelo Gio Mateo, Kalina Nedelcheva, and  Jennifer Hyc, Photos by Jennifer Hyc   Jennifer The Toronto Urban Roots Festival arrived at Fort York and Garrison Commons on Friday, September 16, and in its arrival, ultimately began closing the chapter on summer festival season in the city. With the sun beaming down overhead, those … Continue reading

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Album Review: Thee Oh Sees – “A Weird Exits”

By Kalina Nedelcheva, Cover Photo via Thee Oh Sees A Weird Exits is divergent, yet with strong notes of familiarity. Compared to albums like Drop (2014) and Help (2009), it is a more lethargic compilation inviting you to take a trip on the flip side. Albeit, the universal vibe of psychedelic garage-punk is preserved, and the … Continue reading