From the couch to the club

Local listening and party options for those staying sheltered and stepping out alike, from Igloofest in the Old Port to End of the Month in Dorval, piu piu and sissy bounce at le Belmont to important comings and goings at Cabaret Underworld.

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.

Today’s Sounds

Record: TNGHT TNGHT EP (Warp)     So what’s the most divisive hit song of 2012? It’s a tough call: “Call Me Maybe” is annoying but anodyne; “I Don’t Like” is harmless thuggery; “Starships” and “Good Feeling” are universally derided for the landfill dreck they are. No, it’s most likely “Rack City,” a barren, concrete […]