Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Exhibit: Coffee, Beer & Mosh Pits at The Toronto Public Library!

Last week I braved the cold to visit visit an interesting exhibit at The Toronto Public Library. Yes, you read that right, The Library. The exhibition, Coffee, Beer + Mosh Pits, chronicles the evolution of The Toronto music scene from the 1960s until present day.

Coffee, Beer, + Mosh Pits Exhibition at The Toronto Public Reference Library, TD Gallery music culture Melanie.Ps The Purple Scarf


Coffee, Beer, + Mosh Pits Exhibition at The Toronto Public Reference Library, TD Gallery music culture Melanie.Ps The Purple Scarf

Located within The TD Gallery, the exhibit displays vintage concert posters, photographs of local artists and venues, and film footage. Large and small placards, throughout the exhibit, explain a bit of history and background of several artists, places, and events. As well, different genres of music are pumped through the gallery's speakers, reacquainting me to some old beloved songs and introducing some classic Canadian artists.

Coffee, Beer, + Mosh Pits Exhibition at The Toronto Public Reference Library, TD Gallery music culture Melanie.Ps The Purple Scarf
Teenagers dancing at El Patio Cafe, Photo taken by Frank Lennon, 1966
Coffee, Beer, + Mosh Pits Exhibition at The Toronto Public Reference Library, TD Gallery music culture Melanie.Ps The Purple Scarf

Coffee, Beer, + Mosh Pits Exhibition at The Toronto Public Reference Library, TD Gallery music culture Melanie.Ps The Purple Scarf
Poster of Toronto Rock N' Roll Revival Concert, 1969
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip down memory lane as well as the chance to learn more about Toronto. I would highly recommend this exhibit to anyone who enjoys music, or has a passion for Toronto and history, or who just has an hour to spare. It was well worth the trip. Coffee, Beer + Mosh Pits runs until April 27, 2014 at The Toronto Reference Library Branch. For more information please visit www.torontopubliclibrary.ca

Coffee, Beer, + Mosh Pits Exhibition at The Toronto Public Reference Library, TD Gallery music culture Melanie.Ps The Purple Scarf

Coffee, Beer, + Mosh Pits Exhibition at The Toronto Public Reference Library, TD Gallery music culture Melanie.Ps The Purple Scarf
Video of a recent concert held at The Toronto Public Library

P.s!: This exhibition is free! Also, The Toronto Public Library offers free concerts, at different branches, through out the year! From punk to pop, local artists perform all ages concerts, open to the public!  


P.s,

Melanie!


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