Selections from the Toronto Jazz Festival

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

Best of NXNE

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

Show Review: Tim Darcy At The Drake Hotel

Story & Photos by Tyson Moll, 
Just as Wiarton’s prophecy was coming to pass, I moseyed down below the Drake Hotel, one of the most beautiful venue spaces I’ve had the chance to experience in the city. After the packed-as-sardines Homeshake concert a couple months back in the now retired Silver Dollar, it was great … Continue reading

Buskers Of The TTC—Print Issue 2016

Story and Photos by Rachel Evangeline Chiong, Cover Photo of Dieufaite This article originally appeared in demo 12, our 2015/2016 print issue. You can find a PDF of the print issue here. They are the distant echoes teasing the edges of your ears, instantly spiking your senses as you turn the corner and try to sate … Continue reading

Show Review: Priests At The Silver Dollar Room

Story & Photos by Jennifer Hyc Last Tuesday night, a respectably sized crowd gathered inside the Silver Dollar Room to escape the horrendous slushy ice storm and find refuge in Priests, a Washington, DC punk band who just released their album Nothing Feels Natural. Given the recent state of American politics, as well as the … Continue reading

Show Review: Choir! Choir! Choir! & MILCK At The Phoenix Concert Theatre

By Hazel Sands, Feature Photo via Traktivist Following on the heels of the success of her song “Quiet,” which was performed as a flash mob choir during the Women’s March on Washington, MILCK stopped by Toronto to team up with Choir! Choir! Choir! and film a three-part harmony rendition of her viral hit. The show itself quickly … Continue reading