NXNE 2017: Day 2

By Isaac Fox, Featured Photo via Harry Myles North by North-East (NXNE)’s 2017 line-up offered a multi-genre mix spanning hip-hop, rock, R&B, and pop. I arrived around 5:30 on Saturday, and caught the very tail end of John River’s performance, where he was delivering a fierce acapella. He hasn’t been very active in Toronto since he … Continue reading

NXNE 2017: Day 3—Rain then Shine

By Zack Goldstein, Featured Photo via Complex Following a Sunday morning and afternoon filled with wild and unpredictable weather changes, featuring bouts of hail, rain, and the sunshine, I made my way down to the NXNE festival grounds in hopes of clear skies for the evening. Last year, I was disappointed by the set up at … Continue reading

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 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

Show Review: Kamasi Washington, Born Ruffians, & Father John Misty At NXNE

By Harry Myles, Feature Photo via The Fader Every June, North By Northeast (NXNE) lands in Toronto for a multi-day arts and music festival. Featuring various media displays and concerts, NXNE includes film and gaming components as well as interactive conferences. Usually, the performances take place every night at venues across the city; this year, … Continue reading

Demo’s Returning Staff Share Their Favourite Part Of Toronto’s Music Scene

Whether you’re a first-year new to the city or a returning student looking to further explore Toronto’s music offerings, Demo wants to make you aware of what is going on. As you enjoy frosh week and the first week of classes, we’ll be telling you about exciting music opportunities on campus and off. Here at … Continue reading

Opinion: 102 Bands—Lessons In A Summer Of Concert Going

By Elena Gritzan I have always been one to set ridiculous summer goals for myself: read 50 novels, watch 100 films, visit 20 new places in my city. Much like typical New Year’s Resolutions, these always fell by the wayside, and I would succumb instead to the monotony of working and spending countless lazy hours … Continue reading