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

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

Demo Magazine Download: Issues 1-8 (2007-2012)

By Stuart Oakes Demo’s earliest issues are finally available online! Download a PDF file of Demo issues 1-8 below. Past editors and contributors can be found here, and physical copies of past issues can be found at the UofT Archives.   → Demo 1 (2007) → Demo 2 (2008) → Demo 3 (2008) → Demo 4 (2009) → Demo 5 (2009) … Continue reading

Demo Magazine Download: Issue 13 (2017)

By Stuart Oakes Demo’s 2017 issue is finally available online! Download a PDF version below. Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved in putting the magazine together!   DOWNLOAD HERE ->  Demo 13 (2017)   INSIDE Who Are You Listening To?—by Arman Adel                Demo checks in with UofT students … 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: HAIM- “Something to Tell You”

By: Emma Dennis, Featured Photo via Secret Sounds It’s been four years since the release of their debut studio album, and sister-act HAIM has finally returned with an LP as difficult to pin a genre on as their previous music. After riding their 2013 album, Days Are Gone, for a two-year tour, Este (bass), Danielle (guitar and lead … Continue reading

Bilingual Songwriting and Adapting to Toronto’s Shrinking Live Music Scene—An Interview with Desiire

By Isaac Fox (@1nikofox) Desiire is one of Toronto’s most promising new artists, whose use of bright, organic instrumentation sets him apart from the city’s signature brooding R&B. I first heard Desiire’s music a year ago at Kensington Market’s Poetry Jazz Cafe, where he stunned the room with an unreleased acoustic track that he casually mentioned he … 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