Toronto Jazz Festival 2017: Caravan Palace

Article and Photos by Tyson Moll Straight from Paris, Caravan Palace. Hold your roses close, keep your dazzler’s pinned and brace yourself for a Chaplin-era evening of electro swing! DJ Medicineman opened the night with his electro swing mix as fans trickled in. For the uninitiated, the electro swing genre takes swing music originating from … Continue reading

NXNE 2017: Day 2

By Isaac Fox, Featured Photo via Harry Myles North by North-East (NXNE)’s 2017 line-up offered a multi-genre mix spanning hip-hop, rock, R&B, and pop. I arrived around 5:30 on Saturday, and caught the very tail end of John River’s performance, where he was delivering a fierce acapella. He hasn’t been very active in Toronto since he … Continue reading

NXNE 2017: Day 3—Rain then Shine

By Zack Goldstein, Featured Photo via Complex Following a Sunday morning and afternoon filled with wild and unpredictable weather changes, featuring bouts of hail, rain, and the sunshine, I made my way down to the NXNE festival grounds in hopes of clear skies for the evening. Last year, I was disappointed by the set up at … Continue reading

Best of the Toronto Jazz Festival 2017

By Tyson Moll, Feature Photo via Latin Jazz Network, by Atael Weissman With the Toronto Jazz Festival coming to town, Demo has your event guide of the best acts to see over the 10-day festival! Caravan Palace- June 26 @ the Phoenix Concert Theatre In the spirit of Django Reinhardt, Caravan Palace brings fresh Parisian electro-swing … Continue reading

Best of NXNE 2017

By Harry Myles, Feature Photo via NXNE From June 16-25, North by Northeast (NXNE) returns to Toronto with a variety of live music, video game tournaments, and events across the city. Yearly the festival has grown in size, expanding their featured artists with 2017 being no exception. To help you with your festival experience, Demo … Continue reading

Toronto Urban Roots Festival 2016: Day 3

Story by Angelo Gio Mateo & 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

Toronto Urban Roots Festival 2016: Day 2

Story & Photos by Kalina Nedelcheva, Feature 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

Toronto Urban Roots Festival 2016: Day 1

Story by Angelo Gio Mateo, Kalina Nedelcheva &  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

Sappyfest 2016: Day 3

Story & Photos by Jennifer Hyc Sunday at Sappyfest started slowly, and for very good reason—most of the staff and attendees had gotten less than five hours of sleep the night before, and for others, the entire weekend. Before gaining my coveted media pass, I had signed up to volunteer at the Sappyfest merch tables, … Continue reading

Sappyfest 2016: Day 2

Story & Photos by Jennifer Hyc Day two of Sappyfest 2016 gifted festival-goers with perfect weather and enough music and activities to keep you going until nearly sunrise. Although festival gates opened at noon for the day’s main stage musical performances, attendees had plenty of options beyond the music. The annual Sappy Zine/Crafters Fair, held … Continue reading