Montreal's Geoffroy is back with another poignant video for his song, Raised by Wolves. Directed by Didier Charette, the documentary-style video was shot in May 2017 in Quaqtaq, Nunavik (Canada) and follows the life of a one-legged dog-sledding legend, Harry Okpik. The footage explores stunning snow-covered landscapes and the raw, natural interactions between the sled dogs and their master. Geoffroy's music is the perfect depiction of the dog musher’s sparse lifestyle, highlighting themes like nature’s savageness and brutal isolation. Raised by wolves, independent, born to kill, won't feel your pain.
Geoffroy kicked off his fall tour in Belgium and France last week, where he opened for Møme. He will perform in Paris on October 19th as part of the MaMA festival before flying to Los Angeles for a concert presented by Live Nation Ones To Watch on October 25th. He’ll then return to Canada, with shows scheduled in Quebec City (already sold-out), Toronto, Gatineau and more. He will be playing in Montreal at Club Soda on February 23rd as part of Montréal en Lumière. He will perform with his full band, alongside the saxophonist Charles Papasoff and more. All tour dates are listed below.
18/10/17 Grenoble, FR // La Belle Électrique (Opening for Møme // SOLD-OUT)
19/10/17 Paris, FR // MaMA
21/10/17 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie (Festival LV3)
25/10/17 Los Angeles, CA // Mama Lion (Live Nation Ones To Watch)
03/11/17 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell (Nuits FEQ // SOLD-OUT)
18/11/17 Saint-Casimir, QC // La Taverne de Saint-Casimir
24/11/17 Bécancour, QC // Moulin Michel de Gentilly
07/12/17 Toronto, ON // The Drake Hotel
15/12/17 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Despréz
03/02/18 Trois-Rivières, QC // Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau
10/02/18 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Le Zaricot
17/02/18 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie
23/02/18 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (Montréal en Lumière)
24/02/18 Cowansville, QC // Église Emmanuel (Double bill w/ KROY)
03/03/18 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière
Geoffroy @ Sala Rossa
Wednesday, November 15th | 8:30pm
Other artists: Aliocha and Men I Trust
BEYRIES @ Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
Thursday, November 16th | 3:30pm
Other artists: Eden Sela and Sophia Bel
Pierre Kwenders @ Club Soda
Thursday, November 16th | 8:30pm
Other artists: Koriass and Lary Kidd
Lydia Képinski @ Quai des Brumes
Saturday, November 18th | 2:15pm
Other artists: Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire and Bad Nylon
Jean-Michel Blais @ Théâtre Rialto
Saturday, November 18th | 9pm
Singer-songwriter and self-taught musician BEYRIES shares Au-delà des mots, the soundtrack of a new TV show called La vraie nature. Co-written with longtime friend Maxime Le Flaguais, the song is delicate and emotionally charged. The music takes us back to the essential, beyond words. After their song J'aurai cent ans, Au-delà des mots is their second collaboration.
Producer and host Jean-Philippe Dion sought out music that is both touching and powerful that stirs up a certain nostalgia within. His recent discovery (and adoration) of BEYRIES compelled him to engage her for this project. La vraie nature is an adaptation of a French series called La Parenthèse inattendue. Says the host about the musician, I’m so happy she accepted my invitation! It’s a huge privilege that she’s participating, to have a song custom-made by my summer kick. All boat take-offs will always be accompanied by the sound of her music now.
Au-delà des mots is available now on all digital platforms. For all her tour dates, visit beyriesmusic.com.
Philippe B, recently nominated for Francophone Songwriter of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, now shares a video for his song Je t’aime, je t’aime. Directed by Dan & PAG from DTO Films, the video takes us into the soft and languid vibe of the song. Je t’aime, je t’aime is from his fifth album, La grande nuit vidéo, described by Le Devoir newspaper as a great musical success.
Watch and share the video for Je t’aime, je t’aime via YouTube.
La grande nuit vidéo is available in stores and on all music services.
One of our best songwriters (La Presse), Philippe B kicks off his new tour on October 13th in Lavaltrie with stops in Montreal on October 17th and in Quebec City on October 21st. See complete tour listing below. In addition to songs from his latest album, the singer-songwriter, accompanied by two musicians, will also perform tunes from his previous records.
13/10/17 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie
17/10/17 Montreal, QC // Cinquième salle de la Place des Arts
20/10/17 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Salle Antony-Lessard
21/10/17 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell
27/10/17 Trois-Rivières, QC // Église Saint-James
02/11/17 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Salle Georges-Codling
03/11/17 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Le Zaricot
04/11/17 Ottawa, ON // Quatrième Salle du CNA
24/02/18 Val-Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais
24/03/18 Maskinongé, QC // Magasin Général Le Brun
16/05/18 Val-d’Or, QC // Salle Félix Leclerc
Once again Duchess Says will hit the road to play three venues on American soil this fall. The band, having already shared the stage with renowned bands all over the world, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Ariel Pink, The Black Lips and The Buzzcocks, tour with none other than landmark rockers Hot Snakes. Duchess Says will be opening for the Californian band in Washington, DC on November 15th and in Philadelphia on November 18th. The consistently innovative musicians will be joined by Guerilla Toss and Future Punx in Brooklyn on November 16th.
Duchess Says will also play with Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (their first album made the 2012 Polaris prize short list) in Ontario for six dates. In addition to songs from their latest album, Duchess Says will perform tracks from their previous records.
15/11/17 Washington DC // Rock & Roll Hotel %
16/11/17 Brooklyn // Baby’s All Right =
18/11/17 Philadelphia // Underground Arts %
20/11/17 Windsor, ON // Walkerville Theatre @
21/11/17 Hamilton, ON // Casbah @
22/11/17 Guelph, ON // Brass Taps, University of Guelph @
23/11/17 Toronto, ON // The Garrison @
24/11/17 Kingston, ON // Grad Club @
25/11/17 Ottawa, ON // St Albans Church @
% w/ Hot Snakes
= w/ Guerilla Toss & Future Punx
@ w/ Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
Milk & Bone traveled to Los Angeles this past summer to shoot the video for Daydream. This is the first single off their upcoming sophomore effort, set to be released in February 2018 via Bonsound.
Directed and designed by Jérémie Saindon and Soleil Denault, the video - premiering on W Magazine - is a beautiful expression of the song’s romantic and lustful aura. We needed to write a lusty song that would make you wanna close your eyes and feel the sun setting on your cheeks, explains the duo. We wrote Daydream in a moment of creative closeness. The single was produced by Gabriel Gagnon, the band’s early collaborator, and mixed by Gagnon and Howie Beck (Feist, Ron Sexsmith, Charlotte Day Wilson, etc.).
The song is available on all music services.
Milk & Bone will play a show at Halifax Pop Explosion on October 19th at Lion & Bright Café Wine Bar. More tour dates will be announced soon.
Dead Obies are back with a video for their brand new single, Monnaie (“Money”), out today via Bonsound. Directed by Jean-François Sauvé, the video is a literal depiction the song’s title. From a cannabis greenhouse to a multi-million dollar mansion, dollar bills fly. ;-)
Watch and share the video for Monnaie via YouTube.
Monnaie is available now on all music services.
Off the back of their ethereal Air Max EP (released in March), the rap group now offers a banger reminiscent of past hits like Where They @, which has garnered over 2.2 million streams on Spotify and over a million views on YouTube. Monnaie is Dead Obies’ Euro-braggadocio anthem fresh out of Grande Ville Studio located in Paris. The repeated chorus line Mets la monnaie dans ma main basically translates to get paid. It reflects a state of mind based on European entrepreneurship, and is inspired by the band’s latest tour throughout France.
06/10/17 Contrecoeur, QC // Centre multifonctionnel de Contrecoeur
14/10/17 Laval, QC // Annexe 3
19/10/17 La Baie, QC // Café Bistro Summum
20/10/17 Alma, QC // Café du Clocher
21/10/17 Dolbeau, QC // Vox Populi
26/10/17 La Pocatière, QC // Cégep de La Pocatière
27/10/17 Shawinigan, QC // Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson
04/11/17 Lyon, FR // Bizarre !
09/11/17 Paris, FR // Batofar
10/11/17 Rennes, FR // 1988 Live Club
17/11/17 Montpellier, FR // Zénith Sud
18/11/17 Marseille, FR // Le Razzle
08/12/17 Lévis, QC // L'Anglicane
09/12/17 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Bar Le Diverti
Coup de Coeur Francophone is back and the lineup has finally been unveiled! From November 2nd to 12th, don't miss acts by Loïc April, Philippe B, IDALG, Mike Shabb and Julie Aubé!
Julie Aubé @ Sala Rossa
Novembre 8th | 20h
Other artist: Samuele
Philippe B // Corps Amour Anarchie - Léo Ferré
November 8th and 9th | 20h
Other artists: Bïa, Alexandre Désilets, Michel Faubert et Catherine Major
Loïc April @ l'Esco
November 10th | 22h
Other artists: Look Sacré et Zouz
IDALG @ Vinyle Shop Montréal
Novembre 12th | 22h
Mike Shabb @ Sat
Novembre 12th | 20h
Other artists: Alaclair Ensemble, Eman X Vlooper
Lisa LeBlanc is pleased to share a video for her cover of Ace of Spades, a celebration of the impressive crowds who attended her dynamic shows at the Festival d’été de Québec, the Festif de Baie St-Paul and the Sommet des Arts et de la Musique de Longueuil. This Motörhead cover is off her album Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?, released via Bonsound last fall. LeBlanc’s friend and touring bandmate Pierre-Luc Racine directed the video.
Watch and share the video for Ace of Spades.
The Acadian singer attended the popular AmericanaFest in Nashville recently, and earned a ton of attention from some of the most important players in American media, including Bob Boilen who wrote on his Instagram account: Not a new voice for some but a new discovery for me and the best new voice I found at Americana fest this year. The host and creator of NPR’s All Songs Considered and the Tiny Desk Concert series has helped catapult a number of now-big-name artists to fame.
The recent Polaris short-list nominee is now touring across the country. Lisa LeBlanc stopped in Toronto last Saturday to perform at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) Induction ceremony.
Visit lisaleblanc.ca for all of her tour dates.
24/09 Winnipeg, MB // West End Cultural Centre
26/09 Calgary, AB // Festival Hall
27/09 Edmonton, AB // 9910
29/09 Saskatoon, SK // The Capitol
30/09 Swift Current, SK // Lyric Theatre
02/11 Charlottetown, PE // Confederation Centre of the Arts
04/11 Halifax, NS // The Seahorse Tavern
07/11 Rogersville, NB // Club 126
08/11 Moncton, NB // Tide & Boar
09/11 Fredericton, NB // The Capital Complex
10/11 Edmundston, NB // Centre Jean-Daigle
16/11 Toronto, ON // The Horseshoe Tavern
17/11 Harrow, ON // The Harrow Legion
18/11 Harrow, ON // The Harrow Legion
08/12 St-Hyacinthe, QC // Centre des Arts Juliette-Lassonde
09/12 Montréal, QC // Théâtre Corona
Lisa LeBlanc, BEYRIES and Philippe B have garnered nominations at this year's Canadian Folk Music Awards. Congrats to them! They are part of the 75 nominees for this year’s 13th edition. The awards take place in Ottawa, on November 18th and 19th, at the Bronson Centre.
Contemporary Singer of the Year
Solo Artist of the Year
French Songwriter(s) of the Year