A Peek Into demo’s History

By Stuart Oakes Internet archaeologists (IA) have discovered a missing link in the history of the famously well-respected and mythically lush University of Toronto student publication demo. Earlier today, IA students stumbled upon demoharthouse.blogspot.ca/ during an excavation in the Search Facebook region. The blogspot is an earlier iteration of the demo website that appears to have operated between … Continue reading

Student Music Profile: Shagabond—Print Issue 2016

By Daven Boparai & William Goldie, Feature Photo via Facebook This article originally appeared in Demo 12, our 2015/2016 print issue. You can find a PDF of the print issue here. Nicholas Arvanitis, increasingly better known as Shagabond, is at an inflection point. At 19, his textural, strikingly individualistic R&B productions have already garnered him a … Continue reading

What Are You Listening To: January 2017—New Year Edition

Words by Querobin Mendoza and Photos by Andrea Macanović, Feature Photo via THE VARSITY I’m sure we can all agree that 2016 was rough. Many of us turn to music during hard times, so why not do the same after a bad year? Demo went around campus asking students what songs they’ve been listening to this month … Continue reading

What Are You Listening To: October 2016—Halloween Edition

By Anna Trikas, Feature Photo via The Varsity “What Are You Listening To” is a new monthly feature where we find out what some of UofT’s new and returning students have been listening to lately. Name: Katrina Year: 3 Studying: Political Science and Contemporary Asian Studies What sort of music have you been listening to lately? … Continue reading

The Business Of Music: A Conversation With Emerging And Established Artists In The Toronto Music Scene

By Jessa Evenden & Carey Roach “This is the most we’ve ever had show up,” a volunteer for Hart House Stages Concert Series claimed as the crowd for November 6th Business in Music panel began to settle. The panel was comprised of Indie88 radio personality Raina Douris, Broken Social Scene member Brendan Canning and record … Continue reading

UofT Student Musician Profile: Anna Mernieks Of Beams

By Maria Sokulsky-Dolnycky Name: Anna Mernieks (of Beams) Year of study: Fifth Program: Specialist in Forest Conservation Science, Minor in Geographical Information Systems Instruments: Banjo, vocals, some guitar Musical Background: Anna started off playing the recorder when she was in third grade, and moved on to the guitar in sixth. The recorder led her to … Continue reading

UofT’s Frosh Concert: Free Ice Cream, Pizza, and…Twerking?

By Sian Last This year’s annual frosh concert boasted a bigger headliner, free ice cream and pizza, and lots of fun for its first year held on U of T’s Front Campus. In the past, the frosh concert has taken over the back campus with many of the same attractions, but the more central location increased … Continue reading

What Are You Listening To: Frosh Week 2013 Edition

By Aviva Lev-Aviv On September 6th, Demo Magazine took to UTSU’s Tri-Campus Parade and Concert to find out what some of UofT’s new and returning students have been listening to lately. Names: Laini Taylor, Allie Proulx College: University of Toronto Scarborough Year: First Programs: Life Sciences, Psychology Latest Loves: Bastille, Mumford & Sons Name: Ammar Javed … Continue reading

Hart House Sessions: Molly Thomason

The Hart House Sessions is a series highlighting musicians playing at Hart House, the student art centre at the University of Toronto. Demo had the pleasure of filming Molly Thomason, a Toronto musician by way of Nova Scotia, for the first of our Hart House Sessions series. Before she played her three-song set for us, … Continue reading

What Are You Listening To: March 2013

Students Cody Marcus (Computer Science/Cinema Studies) “MK Ultra” by Muse Steven Suddaby (Political Science/Cinema Studies) “Fatty Boom Boom” by Die Antwoord Melissa Clancy (English/Urban Studies/Political Science) “Til the End of Time” by Beyoncé Madeleine Clark (Global Health) “Push and Shove” by No Doubt Faculty Dr. Sarah Caskey (Professor of English) “Anthem” by Leonard Cohen Dr. Nick Mount (Professor of English, Associate Chair … Continue reading