• 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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Unblock Your Writer’s Block: A Playlist

Whether you’re trying to figure out how to write that action scene or describe a fantastical world, this playlist can help you unlock the words you need to create them all. Fight your way through the mysterious and treacherous waters of Planet X, lose yourself in the rolling sea, or skip down the altar steps, … Continue reading

Demo’s Top Albums of 2018 (So Far)

2018 has already been a thrilling year in terms of album releases, and we’ve only just passed the halfway point. Here are Demo’s 15 favourite albums of the year so far. Rather than choose an album of the year before 2018 is over, this list is in alphabetical order. Also, all the albums on this … Continue reading

Show Review: The Vaccines at The Mod Club, 2 August, 2018

By Avneet Sharma, Featured Photo via Avneet Sharma Shortly before The Vaccines began their set, the crowd stood in silence as the lights in the Mod Club turned off. The silence was broken by a clip of ABBA’s “Waterloo” playing on the speakers; a song that has seen a resurgence in popularity by the release … Continue reading

Show Review: Foo Fighters at Scotiabank Arena, 12 July, 2018

By Armin Safavi, Featured Photo by Armin Safavi Some artists know how to write great songs for live performance, and as far as concerts go, the Foo Fighters are one of the great performances you can hope to see in your lifetime. It has been a long-standing goal of mine to see them live (especially … Continue reading

Playlist: Move! I’m Gay

By: Avneet Sharma In creating a Pride playlist, my goal was not only to showcase queer artists, but to create a playlist that encapsulates the queer experience. I’ll admit that this goal was too ambitious for a single playlist. I found myself going in two different directions at once: in one direction there was Azealia … Continue reading

Show Review: Matt and Kim (Canadian Music Week) at Phoenix Concert Theatre, May 7, 2018

By Mena Fouda, Featured Photo via Mena Fouda There’s no better way to celebrate Canadian Music Week (CMW) than with an old-fashioned party. The 2018 music festival kicked off on May 7 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Dance-pop duo Matt and Kim brought a combination of balloons, confetti, and sweat to help Toronto with the … Continue reading

Show Review: Goodbye Honolulu at Hard Luck Bar, April 26, 2018

By Mena Fouda, Featured Photo via Catherine Plessl Don’t wear heavy layers to a Goodbye Honolulu concert. That was the main lesson that I learned at their Rock N Roll Fantasy show on April 26. The evening commenced with openers Miss World and Mother Tongues playing to a laid-back audience at Hard Luck Bar. It … Continue reading

Demo Magazine Download: Issue 14 (2018)

By Harry Myles The 2018 issue of Demo is finally here! You can download a PDF version below and thank you to our countless writers, photographers, designers, contributors, and supporters that made this magazine possible! DOWNLOAD HERE ->  Demo 14 (2018) INSIDE What Are You Listening To?—by Catherine Kawpeng and Noor Hasan       … Continue reading

No Achilles: How he transitioned from meme rap to lo-fi R&B

When you’re initially known as a comedic musician, it can be hard to switch over to putting out serious music. In the past few years, Rich Brian and Joji are probably the best-known examples of artists who have successfully navigated that transition. Toronto’s  No Achilles – a.k.a. Anton Mikhaylov, also understands this challenge. He started … Continue reading

SHOW REVIEW: Marlon Williams

By Andrea Macanovic Following the recent release of his sophomore album, Make Way for Love, on March 6th, New Zealand native Marlon Williams took the stage at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. What started out as a cozy evening with indie-folk band Tiny Ruins taking the stage gradually culminated into a night full of raw … Continue reading