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Juan Rodriguez is Montreal’s most esteemed, even legendary, rock journalist. He began writing about the music he loves in the early 1960s while in high school, publishing one of the first local music fanzines, Pop-See-Cul, from 1966 to 1970. He has written countless articles about music ever since, for the Montreal Star, Montreal Gazette and many others. It was an honour to have him spend an afternoon at Archive Montreal

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The Peoples’ Yellow Pages, an unabashed guide to Montreal for those interested in alternative and underground lifestyles was published annually from the early to mid 1970s in Montreal. Louis Rastelli interviewed its editor, Garth Gilker, at his Café Santropol in October 2015. This Plateau Mont-Royal institution, begun shortly after Gilker ceased publishing the Peoples’ Yellow Pages, celebrated its 40th anniversary in the summer of 2016. Gilker, also known for his

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Allan Bealy grew up and studied art in Montreal. In 1975, he moved to New York. While in Montreal, he published Davinci, and later in New York City, Benzene, both of which were ‘downtown’ art and literary magazines. Davinci was published out of the Véhicule Art artist-run gallery and performance space in Montreal between 1972-1974. Davinci was also, briefly, an imprint for some artists’ publications. It ultimately served to create

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ARCMTL is proud to be a part of the Contre-Culture : Existences et persistances conference. Image: davinci Vol. 1 no. 3 autumn 1974, © Allan Bealy / © Suzy Lake   Montreal’s davinci magazine, Counter-Culture and the Visual Arts 1975 / 2015 Saturday, October 17 at Artexte ( 2 Sainte-Catherine E., suite 301 ) From 15h – 16h: One Hour, One Book: davinci magazine (Montréal 1973-75) by Louis Rastelli, Director,

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