An Elegy for NXNE

By Angelo Gio Mateo, Featured Photo via Angelo Gio Mateo What happened to you, North by Northeast (NXNE)? Long gone are the days of free concerts by top artists like The National, Run the Jewels, and Stars at Yonge and Dundas Square. Instead, we find ourselves in a dystopian nightmare, complete with creepy carnies and midway … 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

Song of The Week: “Need to Feel Your Love,” by Sheer Mag

By Dora Boras, Feature Photo via Rolling Stone Following the release of their EP, III, Philadelphia rockers Sheer Mag have dropped the title track of their upcoming full-length debut, Need to Feel Your Love. The song is funky and upbeat, punctuated with a pulsing bass line that is glazed over with rolling guitar harmonies. Singer Christina … 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

Track Trek: Crooklyn Dodgers—“Crooklyn,” “The Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers,” “Brooklyn on My Mind” (Part One)

By Alex Ryu, Feature Photo via Red Bull Music Academy Track Trek is an irregular retrospect review of forgotten tracks of various genres that deserve a second viewing, with an analysis that describes why it deserves so. Track Trek is written by Alex Ryu. In 1994, Spike Lee released his then-latest film to the masses … Continue reading

Demo Magazine Download: Issue 11 (2015)

By Stuart Oakes Demo’s 2015 issue is available below to view and download as a PDF! Congratulations to everyone involved in putting the magazine together! DOWNLOAD HERE: -> DEMO 2015 INSIDE Don’t Be That guy: A Crash Course in Concert Etiquette                By Carey Roach Post-Show Grub: Where to Get … Continue reading

Demo Magazine Download: Issue 10 (2014)

By Stuart Oakes Demo’s 2014 issue is available below to view and download as a PDF! Congratulations to everyone involved in putting the magazine together! DOWNLOAD HERE: -> DEMO 2014 INSIDE Things to Bring to a Concert Four Places to see a Show for $5                By Elena Gritzan “If You … Continue reading

Demo Magazine Download: Issue 9 (2013)

By Stuart Oakes Demo’s 2013 issue is available below to view and download as a PDF! Congratulations to everyone involved in putting the magazine together! DOWNLOAD HERE: -> DEMO 2013 INSIDE UofT Student Musician Profiles: Petra Nikolaou, Molly Thomason, and Amity Beach                By Maria Sokulsky-Dolnycky, Erik Masson, and Sian … Continue reading

Guide: Modest Mouse

Artwork by Grace Guimond, Feature Photo via Nouse    

Album Review: Foxygen—“Hang”

By Tyson Moll, Feature Photo via Cara Robbins/Pitch Perfect PR Foxygen want you to believe that their fourth album Hang is a “cosmic California death game of highway chicken”; a limbo between life and death. Hang is taking a rather maximalist approach. In this, it departs from the psychedelic-folk of previous albums, such as 2013’s acclaimed We are … Continue reading