Demo Magazine Download: Issue 14 (2018)

By Harry Myles The 2018 issue of Demo is finally here! You can download a PDF version below and thank you to our countless writers, photographers, designers, contributors, and supporters that made this magazine possible! DOWNLOAD HERE ->  Demo 14 (2018) INSIDE What Are You Listening To?—by Catherine Kawpeng and Noor Hasan       … Continue reading

A Conversation with the Sensational Steve Hamelin of Born Ruffians

By Joey Litvak and Zack Goldstein, Featured Photos via Amazon Music and Wikimedia    The Toronto-based band Born Ruffians first joined forces in 2004 after high school friends Luke Lalonde, Mitch Derosier, and Steve Hamelin saw a rousing performance by the Strokes on Saturday Night Live. Out of this shared moment, the three-piece rock outfit formed amidst the post-punk … Continue reading

A Guide to Wavelength Winter Festival 18

By Harry Myles, Featured Photo via Wavelength Music Wavelength Music is a non-profit arts organization established in 2000. The group puts on curated concert series in the city to support the independent music and arts scenes, championing thousands of up-and-coming artists over the past 17 years, such as Arcade Fire, Feist, and Crystal Castles. Wavelength coordinates … Continue reading

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