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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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Buskers Of The TTC—Print Issue 2016

Story and Photos by Rachel Evangeline Chiong, Cover Photo of Dieufaite This article originally appeared in demo 12, our 2015/2016 print issue. You can find a PDF of the print issue here. They are the distant echoes teasing the edges of your ears, instantly spiking your senses as you turn the corner and try to sate … Continue reading

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Album Review: Sampha—“Process”

By Keshav Sharma-Jaitly, Feature Photo via NYLON Sampha is an artist that has built his entire career on collaborations, from his early work with SBTRKT, to his more recent collaborations with Drake, Solange, and Kanye West. This is what makes the title of his long-awaited debut record, Process, so poignant— it’s taken him awhile to get … Continue reading

Album Review: Homeshake—“Fresh Air”

By Emma Kelly, Feature Photo via Spin Fresh Air is the latest offering of lo-fi synth pop with R&B sensibilities to be released by Peter Sagar under the moniker, Homeshake. Sagar, who left Mac DeMarco’s touring band in 2013 to pursue a solo career in music, established his flair for woozy guitar riffs and soft, crooning … Continue reading

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Should We Welcome Our New Sonic Overlords?—Print Issue 2016

By William Goldie, Feature Photo by Håkan Dahlström via Flickr Creative Commons This article originally appeared in demo 12, our 2015/2016 print issue. You can find a PDF of the print issue here. It has been half a year since Apple launched their highly anticipated eponymous streaming service, and unlike many of the company’s previous … Continue reading

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Queer and Femme Music For Strength Against Fascism—A Playlist

By Nicholas Higgins, Feature Photo via Beautiful Savage Magazine With the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States and the widespread resurgence of fascist ideology, marginalized communities have two priorities: to take care of ourselves, and to fight back. This playlist celebrates queer and femme identity and can be used for either … Continue reading

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Strangers In A Foreign Land—Print Issue 2016

By Yasmine El Sanyoura This article originally appeared in demo 12, our 2015/2016 print issue. You can find a PDF of the print issue here. The diversity of music around the world demonstrates the wide range of emotions that art can express. However, what happens when music in one language reaches an audience that does … Continue reading

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Show Review: Priests At The Silver Dollar Room

Story & Photos by Jennifer Hyc Last Tuesday night, a respectably sized crowd gathered inside the Silver Dollar Room to escape the horrendous slushy ice storm and find refuge in Priests, a Washington, DC punk band who just released their album Nothing Feels Natural. Given the recent state of American politics, as well as the … Continue reading

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Show Review: Choir! Choir! Choir! & MILCK At The Phoenix Concert Theatre

By Hazel Sands, Feature Photo via Traktivist Following on the heels of the success of her song “Quiet,” which was performed as a flash mob choir during the Women’s March on Washington, MILCK stopped by Toronto to team up with Choir! Choir! Choir! and film a three-part harmony rendition of her viral hit. The show itself quickly … Continue reading

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The Sound Of Dissonance—A Guide To No Wave

By Helena Najm, featured photo via tn2 Magazine Imagine new wave in your head: the structured clothes, the textured music, the succinct pop of a drum as the vibration runs through your body, and connects instantly with your hips. New wave was fun, popular, and upbeat. New wave was punchy. No wave was like being punched … Continue reading

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2k17—A Playlist

By Emma Wittmann, featured photo via Instalively A playlist made with the intention to serve as inspiration for 2017. 2K17 was made to have an uplifting rock/punk rock attitude. This playlist should be played loudly in the car with the windows rolled down or with friends to dance to.