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

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: Strange Ranger/Tonemirror/Stresser

By Padraic Berting, Featured Photo via Saehee Yoon Having spent many of my formative adolescent years attending house shows in Southern New Hampshire, I leapt at the prospect of going to one in the Toronto suburbs. The night included music from Portland indie band Strange Ranger, and two local Toronto outfits: Tonemirror, a dream-rock act and … Continue reading

Album Review: Weezer- “Pacific Daydream”

By Emma Wittmann, Featured Photo via Sound of Pen From the band that brought you power-pop hits like “Say It Ain’t So” and “Buddy Holly”, prepare for the overall disappointment that is Pacific Daydream. Released on October 27, 2017, Pacific Daydream is Weezer’s 11th album and continues a trend of underwhelming the general public. Starting in … Continue reading

In Memory of Gord Downie—A Playlist

By David Rhodes, Feature Photo via CBC Gord Downie’s music— both with The Tragically Hip and as a solo artist— is a pure expression of human spirit and emotion. He questioned and defined what it meant to be Canadian and remained in constant dialogue with our country and its people. Like for many of us, Gord … Continue reading

A Moment for Yourself—A Playlist

By Yiqi Luo (Betty), Feature Photo via YouTube One gets lost when emotions are buried in the pace of life. Sometimes we want to stop and say something, but we keep going. How long have we been neglecting ourselves because of stress, ignoring our hearts because of fear? Perhaps very few of us take a pause to … Continue reading

Album Review: Daniel Caesar- “Freudian”

By Keshav Sharma-Jaitly, Featured Photo via The Xavier Herald With his smooth voice and genre-bending talent, it’s easy to compare Toronto crooner Daniel Caesar to the cultural tour de force that is Frank Ocean. So easy, in fact, that I’ll get it out of the way immediately: Caesar’s debut album Freudian plays like the gospel-soaked sequel … Continue reading

Album Review: Japanese Breakfast- “Soft Sounds From Another Planet”

By Kate Reeve, Featured Photo via Stereogum Japanese Breakfast’s newest release, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, slinks into the gaps left from their previous album. Michelle Zauner’s career began in Philadelphia, as the lead vocalist and guitarist of lo-fi basement band Little Big League. After her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Zauner moved home to Oregon … Continue reading

Album Review: Tyler, the Creator—“Flower Boy”

By Alex Pompilii, Featured Photo via Rap Direct After a two year hiatus, Odd Future co-founder Tyler, the Creator has returned with his most personal album to date. Flower Boy (alternatively titled Scum Fuck Flower Boy) is Tyler’s fourth album, following 2015’s Cherry Bomb. With his latest release, the rapper has taken a huge artistic leap forward, … Continue reading

Album Review: Fleet Foxes—“Crack Up”

By Ria Perrault and Zohar Freeman, Featured Photo via Modern Vinyl Crack Up, Fleet Foxes’ follow up to their previous critically acclaimed albums, is ambitious. After losing drummer Josh Tillman (now popularly known as Father John Misty), front man and chief songwriter Robin Peckhold’s risks pay off in an album rivaling Father John Misty’s, Pure Comedy. … Continue reading