• 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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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 Boston.com 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

Demo’s Best Albums of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s finally time to reassess the best albums of year. From chart topping pleasers like Lorde’s new album Melodrama, and Kendrick Lamar’s Damn, to more underrated content, Demo has voted on which albums we’ve been jamming to. So plug those earphones in, and listen to Demo’s newest favourites. Sampha, … Continue reading

A Guide to Weezer

By Joey Litvak, Photos via Joey Litvak and flickr.com On May 10, 1994, alt-rock band Weezer made waves across the music world with their self-titled debut, now universally known as The Blue Album. In a time when mainstream guitar-pop was dominated by the gloom and despair of grunge bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden, Weezer came on … Continue reading

Show Review: SWMRS Dive Strongly into Waves of Punk-Rock

By Mena Fouda, Photos By Mena Fouda and Dani Mariam I wasn’t expecting to be part of four mosh pits on the evening of Saturday, December 2nd, but life can be wild. Sometimes, the universe just really wants you come out of a concert unable to walk, with your voice lost, and brain still sort … Continue reading

“Who cares if I’m pretty if I fail my finals?” – A Playlist

Playlist by Avneet Sharma, Photo by Warner Brothers Gilmore Girls taught me to romanticize university. I mean, isn’t it wonderful that we’re put in a place where our only priority is to learn? I’m sure most of you scoffed at that sentence, as there is an undeniable pessimism to being a University of Toronto student. … Continue reading

Relax, It’s All Going to be Okay: A Playlist for Picking Yourself Up

By Alisha Farrow, Photo Via melkshamoak.wilts.sch.uk Exams got you down? Have you been wiping your tears on your essay papers? Everyone has those days, especially around exam season. Take a break to comfort yourself with some chill and poppy tunes while those papers dry.

Show Review: Global Sonic Takeover presents Dia de los Muertos

By Kalina Nedelcheva, Photos by Lancaster Pictures On November 3rd, the hidden jewel with bicycles hanging from the ceiling hosted another DIY show.  CineCycle seems to be establishing itself as an obvious choice for emerging artists and promoters. In June, it was the stage for newly formed organization Black Siren’s all-ages concerts, and in November, … Continue reading

Review: Indie Week

By Vivian Li, Featured Photo via Indie Week Indie Week, which ran from November 7 to November 12, 2017, consisted of various workshops to help emerging and established independent artists achieve their goals in the music industry. I attended two panels, “Getting Your Songs on the Radio” and “Music Publishing”, with each consisting of industry professionals … Continue reading

Show Review: Slowdive at Massey Hall

By Isaac Nikolai Fox (@1nikofox). Photo via twitter.com Slowdive’s second show in Toronto since returning from their 22-year hiatus was nothing short of excellent. From the first chord, they had the audience (a mix of older fans in their 40’s/50’s, and new fans in their late teens and mid-20’s) captured. With the band’s original line-up … Continue reading