Unhinged in a good way: Spencer Sutherland and NEZZA to play Demon Jam


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A flyer posted on Instagram by @dab_depaul advertising Demon Jam on Jan. 12.

A free concert is coming to DePaul.

DePaul Activities Board (DAB) announced singers Spencer Sutherland and NEZZA as the headlining and opening acts for Demon Jam.

First time hearing about Demon Jam? That’s because the free concert is returning for the first time since 2019. In previous years, Demon Jam was held during Welcome Week as a way to ring in the new school year.

This year, the free concert will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 in the Lincoln Park Student Center room 120 AB. An active DePaul ID is needed for entry.

Now that you know a little bit about Demon Jam, it’s time to get to know the performers. The DePaulia researched Spencer Sutherland and NEZZA to get you the scoop on what you need to know ahead of the concert.

Spencer Sutherland

Spencer Sutherland is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. His raspy voice and groovy production emulate a retro vibe with a modern twist. From his shaggy hair to his bold patterned clothes, it’s no surprise that according to his Spotify profile, Sutherland wishes he was living in the 70s.

You may recognize Sutherland from his songs “Wonder,” “Tell Me” or “One Look.” He wrote the song “One Look,” along with three other songs, for the movie soundtrack of Netflix’s “Afterlife of the Party.” Not only did he perform the soundtrack, but Sutherland acted alongside Victoria Justice in the movie. He also supported Big Time Rush on the second half of their “Forever Tour” last year.

The DePaulia reached out to Sutherland to ask about his upcoming performance and he promised that Blue Demons were in for a good time.

“The wonderful people of DePaul can expect a night of unhinged fun!” Sutherland wrote to The DePaulia. “We’re coming to party, and I can’t wait to rock out and meet everyone there!”

The singer followed up and said that it would be “unhinged in a good way.”

After performing at DePaul, Sutherland will embark on his upcoming U.S. tour, the “In His Mania Tour” in March, stopping in Chicago on Sat. April 8 at the House of Blues Chicago.


NEZZA is a Colombian-Dominican singer from the Bay Area who has been releasing music since 2018. Following the release of her debut single “Temporary,” NEZZA has been delivering catchy pop and R&B songs in both English and Spanish.

Her recent single “Poison” was her first song to hit the radio, playing on California’s 99.7 NOW station last week.

“Crying so many happy tears this morning,” the singer wrote on Instagram story. “5 year old me would not believe her song is playing on 99.7 radio back home.”

Not only can NEZZA sing and write songs, but she is a professional dancer. According to her eponymous YouTube channel, NEZZA has been dancing since she was 5. She has performed with artists including Zendaya and danced in music videos for Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande.

On her YouTube channel, fans can watch snippets of her everyday life, along with dance and music videos.

According to her Twitter, NEZZA will be celebrating her birthday one day early, on stage at Demon Jam!