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Groenland announce A Wider Space album and tour

More than three years after releasing their debut album, The Chase, the critically acclaimed debut record that sold over 32k copies in Canada, Montreal’s Groenland announce their return with a new studio album and upcoming tour dates across Canada this fall. The cinematic indie pop band’s sophomore effort, A Wider Space, will be available in stores and online on September 16th via Bonsound. Produced by Marcus Paquin (Local Natives, Arcade Fire, The National, Hey Rosetta!), the new album is filled with the lush string arrangements the group has become known for, yet also makes room for electronic touches and brass.

Watch and share the teaser for A Wider Space, featuring an excerpt of the title-track. The first single will be revealed in full, soon.

Groenland also announces a 25-plus-date tour in Canada, which will kick off at the Grosse Lanterne festival in Béthanie, QC on August 13th. A Wider Space official launch show will happen on Thursday, September 22nd at Club Soda, during POP Montreal.

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for some new music. It's coming really soon.

A Wider Space Tour
13/08 Béthanie, QC // La Grosse Lanterne (Tickets)
01/09 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Agora des Arts (FME) (Tickets)
03/09 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie (Tickets)
15/09 Vancouver, BC // Biltmore Cabaret (Tickets)
16/09 Victoria, BC // Sugar Nightclub (Rifflandia) (Tickets)
17/09 Victoria, BC // Alix Goolden Hall (Rifflandia) (Tickets)
21/09 Ottawa, ON // Zaphod Beeblebrox (Tickets)
22/09 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (Pop Montréal) (Tickets)
23/09 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell (Tickets)
22/10 Longueuil, QC // Salle Jean-Louis Milette (Tickets)
28/10 Waterloo, QC // Maison de la Culture Waterloo (Tickets)
29/10 Frelighsburg, QC // Beat & Betterave (Tickets)
03/11 Trois-Rivières, QC // Le Satyre (Tickets)
04/11 Shawinigan, QC // Salon Wabasso
05/11 Disraeli, QC // Cabaret des Arts (Tickets)
11/11 Victoriaville, QC // Cactus Resto-Bar
12/11 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Café-Théâtre les Beaux Instants (Tickets)
24/11 Toronto, ON // Gladstone Hotel
25/11 Guelph, ON // The Bookshelf eBar
26/11 Elora, ON // Elora Brewing Company
01/12 New Richmond, QC // Cabaret de la Salle de spectacles régionale Desjardins
02/12 Gaspé, QC // Salle de spectacle de Gaspé
03/12 Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC // Le Malbord
10/12 Granby, QC // La Salle Rouge (Tickets)
20/01 Saint-Casimir, QC // La Taverne de Saint-Casimir
24/02 Joliette, QC // Cabaret Telus de la Salle Rolland-Brunelle (Tickets)
25/02 Val-Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais (Tickets)
11/03 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada (Tickets)
22/03 Laval, QC // Salle André-Mathieu (Tickets)
25/03 Ste-Geneviève, QC // Salle Pauline-Julien (Tickets)

Dead Obies unveils a video for Waiting and announces a fall tour

Having just won the Festival d’été de Québec’s 2016 Espoir FEQ Award, Dead Obies now shares a fourth music video for their album Gesamtkunstwerk, released this past March. For the video, set to the song Waiting, director BAZ followed a group of young fans as they rap the lyrics with astonishing precision and (almost) as much swagger as Dead Obies.

Watch and share the video for Waiting via YouTube.

Dead Obies also announces the 22-date fall XXXPLOSIF Tour presented by Chic Choc rum, including two shows where the group will be backed by musicians of Kalmunity, Canada's largest and longest running improv music collective; December 1st at Impérial Bell in Quebec City and December 2nd at Club Soda in Montreal. In addition to taking part in the live recording of Gesamtkunstwerk last fall, these musicians also performed alongside Dead Obies at the album launch and at the FrancoFolies de Montréal’s opening concert. VIP packages for the shows in Quebec City and Montreal, which include a t-shirt, a poster, a ticket for the show, access to the soundcheck and a meet & greet with a photo, are available in very limited quantities at shop.deadobies.com.

Fans of Dead Obies will also get the opportunity to discover the universe of French rapper Georgio who will open for the band in Quebec City, Montreal and Gatineau on December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively. In the same spirit, Georgio has asked Dead Obies to open for him in France in March 2017.

Tour Dates
31/07/16 Montreal, QC // Osheaga
06/08/16 Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC // Lounge Tremblay (Vélirium Fest)
13/08/16 Béthanie, QC // Festival La Grosse Lanterne
20/08/16 Mirabel, QC // Complexe Jean-Laurin (DesBouleaux Fest)
25/08/16 Drummondville, QC // Festival de la Poutine
30/08/16 Victoriaville, QC // Cégep de Victoriaville
02/09/16 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Scène Paramount (FME) ^&
23/09/16 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Le Zaricot (Festival Agrirock) &~
24/09/16 Rimouski, QC // Coop Paradis (COMPLET) °
25/09/16 Rimouski, QC // Coop Paradis °
07/10/16 Saint-Casimir, QC // La Taverne
08/10/16 Saint-Prime, QC // La Grange (Coup de Grâce Musical)
09/10/16 La Baie, QC // Bistro Café Summum
14/10/16 TBA, FR
15/10/16 Rouen, FR // 106 $
18/10/16 Lille, FR // Grand Mix $
19/10/16 Paris, FR // Trabendo $
20/10/16 Strasbourg, FR // La Laiterie $
22/10/16 Niort, FR // Camji @
29/10/16 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO Sainte-Thérèse
03/11/16 Brossard, QC // Le Club, Square Dix30 ^
04/11/16 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada ^
11/11/16 Trois-Rivières, QC // Café-Galerie L’Embuscade
25/11/16 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Paroisse Bon Pasteur - Église Sainte-Paule ^
26/11/16 Drummondville, QC // Le Duquartier
01/12/16 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell (avec Kalmunity) %
02/12/16 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (avec Kalmunity) %^
03/12/16 Gatineau, QC // Minotaure %
21/04/17 Shawinigan, QC // Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson

% with Georgio
^ with KNLO
& with Brown
~ with Bad Nylon
° with Blandine
$ with Puppetmastaz
@ with Caballero & Jean Jazz

Groenland, Yann Perreau, Dead Obies, Les Deuxluxes and Samito at the 2016 FME

Groenland, Yann Perreau, Dead Obies, Les Deuxluxes and Samito at the 2016 FME

The line-up of the Festival de Musique Émergente in Abitibi-Témiscamingue's 14th edition is finally unveiled! Groenland, Yann Perreau, Dead Obies, Les Deuxluxes and Samito will all be performing this year. Groenland and Les Deuxluxes will present material from their new album coming out in September. Don't miss their shows! The event will happen from September 1st to 4th. Tickets are available via the festival's website.

Groenland @ Agora des arts
Thursday, September 1st | 9:45pm

Yann Perreau @ Scène extérieure Desjardins
Friday, September 2nd |8pm

Dead Obies @ Scène Paramount
Friday, September 2nd |10:45pm

Les Deuxluxes @ Scène Évolu-Son
Friday, September 2nd | Midnight

Samito @ Scène extérieure Desjardins
Saturday, September 3rd | 12:30pm
Free

Yann Perreau unveils the live video for his song Baby Boom

Yann Perreau presents a video for his song Baby Boom, filmed and directed by the Romeo & Fils team at this year's Francofolies de Montréal. The performance showcases the artist in all his glory. The fast-paced song is off his album Le fantastique des astres, released last spring. Watch and share the video for Baby Boom via YouTube.

From August 18th to August 21st, Yann will travel the St-Lawrence River by kayak for a really great cause, the Défi kayak, to benefit the organization Jeunes musiciens du monde. The artist launched a contest to collect donations for the kids. By donating 25$ or more you get the chance to win a pair of tickets to Yann’s next show in Montréal, November 11th, at Club Soda, as part of the Coup de coeur francophone line-up. Also, the lucky winner will get the chance to meet Yann backstage after his show. Click here to donate.

Tour dates:
21/07/16 Québec, QC // Parc Roland-Beaudin (arrondissement de Ste-Foy)
23/07/16 Baie-St-Paul, QC // Scène Desjardins (Le Festif!)
27/07/16 Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC // Maison Félix-Leclerc de Vaudreuil
29/07/16 Saint-Félix-de-Valois, QC // Face à l’église de Saint-Félix-de-Valois
26/08/16 Cap-aux-Meules, QC // Pas Perdus
02/09/16 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Scène extérieure Desjardins du FME
10/09/16 Bécancour, QC // Moulin Michel de Gentilly
16/09/16 Saint-Jérome, QC // Salle André-Prévost
06/10/16 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Despréz
15/10/16 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
11/11/16 Montréal, QC // Club Soda (Coup de coeur francophone)
19/11/16 Val-Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais
26/11/16 Lachine, QC // L'Entrepôt
03/12/16 Trois-Rivières, QC // Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau

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Milk & Bone at Théâtre Maisonneuve in November

Milk & Bone at Théâtre Maisonneuve in November

Having sold out their show on Ubisoft’s rooftop terrace in less than 24 hours, Milk & Bone announce a concert at Théâtre Maisonneuve, in the Quartier des spectacles, on Thursday, November 10th. Tickets are on sale now.

The electro-pop duo has already performed in packed venues, including PHI Centre, Club Soda, Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre and Rialto Theatre, and so the next step is to close the Little Mourning (released in March 2015) tour with a large-scale production. The Théâtre Maisonneuve concert will indeed be Milk & Bone’s last show on Montreal soil before they release a second album. The band will also perform at Théâtre Granada in Sherbrooke and at Le Cercle in Quebec City on November 11th and 24th, respectively.

Tour Dates
07/16 Montreal, QC // La terrasse sur le toit d’Ubisoft (SOLD-OUT)
08/14 Gaspé, QC // Cap Bon Ami (Musique du Bout du Monde)
08/25 Châteauguay, QC // Salle Jean Pierre Houde - Centre culturel Vanier
11/10 Montreal, QC // Théâtre Maisonneuve ^
11/11 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
11/24 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle
12/09 Lasalle, QC // Théâtre du Grand Sault

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Lisa LeBlanc unveils a new song off her new album to be released this fall

Singer-songwriter Lisa LeBlanc returns in full force with Dump the Guy ASAP, a new single with an hawaiian vibe. Stream and share Dump the Guy ASAP via YouTube. The single is out now on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms.

Sometimes your friends date losers. I myself have dated losers. This is a solidarity tune, Lisa LeBlanc explains.

The song is from her upcoming third album to be released on September 30th via Bonsound. This new mostly-English LP draws from classic rock, indie-rock, folk, and blues, and adds a few spaghetti western touches.

The Acadian artist will perform across Canada over the next few weeks and will tour France this fall.

Visit lisaleblanc.ca for all her tour dates.

You & I d’ALA.NI is out now!

You & I d’ALA.NI is available now online (iTunes / Apple Music / Spotify)!

The British singer with Caribbean roots is back in Montreal and be sure to catch her performance at Club Soda on July 7th, as part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Today, ALA.NI presents her self-directed video for her song Suddenly. Somewhat enigmatic, the black and white images are in perfect harmony with the elegant interrupted cadence in the song. Watch Suddenly now via Youtube.

Misc unveils a second live performance for Messenger

Misc shares a second sample of their performance from the album launch. Watch and share the video for Messenger via YouTube.

Messenger (from the album Misery is a Butterfly by Blonde Redhead) was suggested by bassist Philippe Leduc, and was quickly added to their repertoire after some exploration. They love to perform this song because of its great vigor and for the variation of intensity it suggests. Philippe Leduc about Messenger: A cover is like a recipe that we try to transform by adding and removing some ingredients. For this one, we felt that we could give it our own personal twist.

Pianist Jérôme Beaulieu, drummer William Côté and bass player Philippe Leduc will perform during the Montreal International Jazz Festival for a third time on July 2nd at L’Astral. To play during the Montreal Jazz Fest is always a great experience for us, we are super excited to be back to perform songs off our new album! - Jérôme Beaulieu.

Misc will then fly off to France for a series of shows in July.

Tour Dates
02/07/16 Montréal, QC // L'Astral (Festival de Jazz de Montréal)
12/07/16 Vienne, Fr// Festival Jazz à Vienne
15/07/16 Paris, Fr // Cave du 38 Riv'
16/07/16 Parthenay, Fr // Le Jazz bat la Campagne
22/07/16 Ardenos-les-Bains, Fr // Andernos jazz festival
11/08/16 St-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC // Parc des Pionniers
04/11/16 Ottawa, ON // Centre National des Arts

Les Deuxluxes, Dead Obies and Safia Nolin nominated for the EspoirFEQ 2016 prize

Les Deuxluxes, Dead Obies and Safia Nolin nominated for the EspoirFEQ 2016 prize

Great news for Bonsound artists! Les Deuxluxes, Dead Obies and Safia Nolin have all been nominated for the EspoirFEQ 2016 prize!

The award recognizes the talent of a Quebecois artist within the Festival d'été de Québec line-up. The winner will get the Bourse Sirius XM - FEQ of $10 000, a custom made guitar, offered by Quebec stringed-instrument maker Pierre-Luc Asselin, and appearance in different festivals all over the year. Pierre Kwenders won it in 2016.

The winner will be unveiled on July 9th.

Shows

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Samito

Lachine, QC|
Parc de la Marina d'Escale

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Friday
29
Jul.

Safia Nolin

MontréalQC
Parc Jean-Drapeau
Osheaga
2:45pm - All Ages
Friday
29
Jul.

Yann Perreau

St-Félix-de-ValoisQC
Terrain du Presbytère de St-Félix-de-Valois
8:00pm - All Ages

Free

Saturday
30
Jul.

Radio Radio

Ste-Agathe-des-MontsQC
Place Lagny
7:30pm - All Ages
Opening act: Samito

Free

Saturday
30
Jul.

Samito

Ste-Agathe-des-MontsQC
Place Lagny
7:30pm - All Ages
Opening act of Radio Radio

Free

Saturday
30
Jul.

Safia Nolin

L'AssomptionCA
Arrière-Scène Ange Cornu
9:00pm (doors at 7:00pm) - All Ages
31
Jul.

Dead Obies

MontréalQC
Parc Jean-Drapeau
Osheaga
- All Ages
Monday
01
Aug.

DJ Champion

Cap-aux-MeulesQC
Pas Perdus
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - All Ages
Tuesday
02
Aug.

DJ Champion

Cap-aux-MeulesQC
Pas Perdus
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - All Ages
Wednesday
03
Aug.

Samito

LachineQC
Parc de la Marina d'Escale
- All Ages

Free

Wednesday
03
Aug.

Mark Berube

MontréalQC
Divan Orange
8:30pm - All Ages
Thursday
04
Aug.

Samito

Saint-Donat-de-MontcalmQC
Parc des Pionniers
7:00pm - All Ages

Free

Friday
05
Aug.

Ponctuation

St-GédéonQC
Parc Saint-Antoine
St-Gédéon s'amuse
7:30pm - All Ages
Opening act of We are Wolves

Free

Friday
05
Aug.

Les Deuxluxes

MontréalQC
Esplanade Financière Sun Life du Parc Olympique
First Fridays
9:00pm - All Ages

Free

Friday
05
Aug.

Safia Nolin

Havre-AubertQC
Au Vieux Treuil
8:30pm (doors at 8:00pm) - All Ages
Opening act: Élise Painchaud

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