the archives

Montreal Underground Origins!

Montreal Underground Origins is a new project undertaken by Archive Montreal which aims to shine a light for current and future generations of artists on the early days of what is now considered a thriving city of the arts.

Check out the project’s image blog to peruse excerpts and full scans of vintage photos, magazines and varied publications from the era. The project’s blog features a growing number of articles, interviews and discussion transcripts exploring various aspects of the 1960s – 1970s Montreal undeground arts and activist scene. Links to other websites, organizations or online resources to discover more about this era appear as a sidebar to the right of all posts on our blog.

Recent Articles
Montreal Shows 1965-1975: Exhibition, Pop Montreal 2015

MONTREAL SHOWS 1965 – 1975, Concert Posters, Photos and Ephemera Exhibit, September 16 – 20 2015, ART POP, 3450 St-Urbain. Vernissage: Wednesday Sept. 16. Hours: Sept. 16, 17-20h; Sept. 17-18, 11–20h; Sept. 19-20, 11-18h. SPECIAL GATHERING after exhibit Friday Sept. 18, 8 p.m., and Saturday September 19, 6:30 p.m. at site of former New Penelope Café on the block at 350 Sherbrooke, west corner of Bleury. Click here for the

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The Wanted
Special Cassette shows!

Here are four recent shows where we played exclusively music from cassettes recently digitized by Archive Montreal. Many of the cassettes are from the CKUT music library. Listen to Montreal Sound Ark live online on CKUT or on the radio at 90.3 FM every Friday afternoon from 3 – 5 p.m. All song lists are Artist – Album – Song. Friday, May 29, 2015: 2015.05.29 15:00-17:00 -0400 Yvan Daniel, 45,

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Casa del Popolo turns 15!

Here’s a special post in honour of the 15th anniversary of one of Archive Montreal’s favourite places in the local arts and music scene, Casa del Popolo. This important venue had existed under a different name, Artishow, and different owners, from late 1998 until the summer of 2000. Archive Montreal had just begun its activities in the fall of 1998, and so one of the first collections of contemporary material

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