The Top 30 MTL Songs of 2012

Here are the very best songs Montreal had to offer this year. This list is completely arbitrary and based on the whims of those who assembled it, as is the case with any list. Song preferences subject to the ever-changing moods of chief compiler/commentator Erik Leijon.

Musicians honour the late Lhasa de Sela

On Sunday, musicians including Arthur H., Plants and Animals and Little Scream performed at a concert in tribute the late Lhasa de Sela, the Mile End singer-songwriter for whom some residents wish to rename the park at the corner of Clark and Van Horne. Cult MTL photographer Owain Harris was on hand to document the show.

Pushing for Parc Lhasa de Sela

On Sunday, as Pop Montreal winds down, Plants and Animals, the Barr Brothers and Arthur H., among others, will perform at Dans la parc avec Lhasa, a concert paying tribute to late singer-songwriter Lhasa de Sela. In addition to celebrating her music, the show will raise awareness of one local citizens’ group’s continued effort to rename the park at the corner of Clark and Van Horne in her honour.