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Monogrenade unveils the music video for Le fantôme and announces European tour

After releasing their second album Composite a little over a year ago, Monogrenade unveils a video for Le fantôme and announces dates for their European tour following their participation in the 2015 FrancoFolies de Montréal.

Director Kristof Brandl (Antler) and director of photography Christophe Collette, with the help of stunning visual effects by SHED, challenges our perception of reality and memory by compiling images that are both ghostly and enthralling. The story follows a man who, having lost everything, receives a futuristic injection that allows him to relive his past.

Monogrenade will be part of the Tournée des Francos this year, alongside Belgian singer Antoine Chance and French trio Baden Baden. The band will also perform in several other cities throughout France.

Tour dates
06/13 Montreal, QC // L’Astral (FrancoFolies de Montréal) // Tickets
07/12 La Rochelle, FR // Salle Bleue / Coursive (Francofolies de La Rochelle) // Tickets
07/13 Belvezet, FR // L’arbousier (Les agités du local) // Free
07/15 Paris, FR // Le 104 - S200 // Tickets
07/17 Besançon, FR // Concerts Cour du Palais Granvelle // Free
07/19 Spa, BE // Québecofolies (Francofolies de Spa) // Tickets
07/19 Spa, BE // Scène 2 du Parc des 7 Heures (Francofolies de Spa) // Tickets

Ponctuation's La réalité nous suffit is out now

Two years after the release of their first album, 27 Club, brothers Guillaume and Maxime Chiasson ramp it up with their new self-produced album La réalité nous suffit. is available today on CD, vinyl and digital formats via Bonsound. You can also buy the album on bandcamp and iTunes.

Ponctuation will be releasing their album in Montréal on April 29 at Bar le Ritz P.D.B. and in Québec on May 1st at Le Cercle.

Les frères Chiasson nous envoient une galette percutante, intelligemment ficelée, psychédélique à souhait qui sait en plus faire preuve d’une brillante inventivité. Louis-Philippe Labrèche, Le Canal Auditif

(...) aussi bon que le premier, sans être exactement pareil.
IciMusique.ca

(...) il faudra maintenant se faire à l’idée que le duo formé par les frères Guillaume et Maxime Chiasson est une figure solide de la scène émergente.
Joël Martel, Voir.ca

PONCTUATION prouvent encore une fois qu’ils méritent leur place parmi les grands du rock francophone actuel au Québec, (...)
François-Samuel Fortin, Ecoutedonc.ca

Upcoming shows
29/04 Montreal, QC // Bar Le Ritz P.D.B. (Launch)
30/04 Trois-Rivières, QC // Chasse-galerie de l'UQTR
01/05 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle (Launch)
02/05 Beloeil, QC // Coop culturelle du Vieux-Beloeil
15/05 Chibougamau, QC // Pub La Chaumière
23/05 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière
29/05 Chicoutimi, QC // Le Sous-Bois
30/05 Alma, QC // Café du Clocher
12/07 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre Impérial (FEQ)
17/07 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle (FEQ)
08/08 Béthanie, QC // La Grosse Lanterne

Bonsound artists at 2015 Canadian Music Week

Milk & Bone, Rich Aucoin, Secret Sun and Gabrielle Papillon will be performing at this year’s Canadian Music Week, taking place from May 1st to to May 10th in Toronto.

Tickets are on sale now on the event’s website.

Milk & Bone @ Great Hall
Osheaga 10 Year Anniversary Party
Friday, May 8th | 7:30pm
Other artists: Torq From Stars (DJ Set), Sonreal, Ryn Weaver, Franklin Electric, Coasts and K.I.D
Tickets

Gabrielle Papillon @ Burdock
CMW Showcase
Friday, May 8th | 8:00pm
Other artists: Josh Savage, Belladonna, Ivory Hours, Gold Complex and Birds of Belwoods
Tickets

Rich Aucoin @ Great Hall
Saturday, May 9th | 7:30pm
Other artists: Glass Gang, RLMDL, Tora, Pick A Piper and Humans
Tickets

Secret Sun @ Dakota Tavern
CMW Showcase
Saturday, May 9th | 7:30pm
Other artists: Chad Price, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Ivory Hours, Beams, Midday Swim and Spirit Animal
Tickets

Gabrielle Papillon @ Rivoli
Music Nova Scotia (Industrie seulement)
Saturday, May 9th | 8:00pm
Other artists: Ian Janes, Alana Yorke, Don Brownrigg, Gianna Lauren, Paper Beat Scissors and Port Cities
Free

Monogrenade to perform at 2015 FrancoFolies

The FrancoFolies de Montréal recently announced their in-door lineup, and Monogrenade will be doing a show as part of the Tournée des Francos.

The tour’s concept is simple: three artists from three different countries perform in all three FrancoFolies festivals. Monogrenade will share the stage at L’Astral with Belgian singer Antoine Chance and French trio Baden Baden on June 13th. Tickets are on sale now on the FrancoFolies’ website.

The three artists will then continue the Tournée des Francos in Spa, Belgium and La Rochelle, France.

Monogrenade @ L’Astral
Tournée des Francos
Saturday, June 13th | 19:30pm
Other artists: Antoine Chance and Baden Baden
Tickets

Montreal's 2015 International Jazz Fest unveils its indoor concert lineup

Montreal's International Jazz Fest will be back from June 26th to July 5th 2015 for its 36th edition. The indoor programming was officially unveiled this morning, and three artists from the Bonsound team are part of it.

Emma Frank will be in concert on June 27th at L'Astral, Lisa LeBlanc will bring her Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted concert to the Club Soda on July 2nd and Milk & Bone will also perform there on July 4th.

Tickets for Emma Frank and Lisa LeBlanc will go on sale on April 23rd at noon and are already available on the festival's web site for Milk & Bone.

Emma Frank @ L'Astral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan)
June 27th | 6pm

Lisa LeBlanc @ Club Soda
Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted
July 2nd | 10pm

Milk & Bone @ Club Soda
July 4th | 10pm
Other artist: Foxtrott

Nominations at SiriusXM Indies Music Awards

The Canadian Music Week announced the nominees for the 2015 SiriusXM Indies Music Awards. For this 15th edition, Lisa LeBlanc, Philippe B, Radio Radio and Rich Aucoin each receive a nomination.

Lisa LeBlanc is nominated in the Female Artist of the Year category.

Philippe B and Radio Radio are nominated in the Francophone Artist or Group of the Year category.

Rich Aucoin is nominated in the Male Artist of the Year category.

Both public and industry votes will decide the winners. Subscribe here to vote.

Radio Radio unveils the music video for Tcheindre Together

Radio Radio unveils the music video for Tcheindre Together off their latest album Ej feel zoo. The video, featuring Quebecois personalities Anne-Marie Withenshaw and Philippe Fehmiu, presents a rivalry in which two TV hosts literally fight over the same woman. Directed by Jonathan Bensimon, the humoristic video takes place in a retro kitsch universe with a 70’s game-show esthetic.

Released in March 2014 via Bonsound, Ej feel zoo, Radio Radio’s fourth studio album, has been nominated in several categories at the 2015 East Coast Music Awards and at the 2014 Gala de l’ADISQ. The band has been keeping audiences dancing since then while they perform across Canada.

Milk & Bone premieres video for Coconut Water on Pigeons and Planes

Milk & Bone shares the premiere of their new video for Coconut Water today on Pigeons and Planes. Featured on their debut album Little Mourning released on March 17th via Bonsound, the estival track has played a big role in the band’s popularity rise since it was first unveiled in August 2014.

While Little Mourning has been making waves in Canada, Milk & Bone’s next step will be to release a shortened version of their debut album to the American public. The album will be available digitally in the U.S. on April 21st 2015 via Honeymoon.

Upcoming Tour Dates
04/16 Ottawa, ON // Théâtre du CNA *
04/21 New York City, NY // Le Poisson Rouge ^
04/24 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada *
04/30 Saguenay, QC // Théâtre Banque Nationale *
05/01 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre Impérial *
05/07 L’Assomption, QC // Théâtre Hector Charland *
05/09 Shawinigan, QC // Centre des Arts de Shawinigan *
05/22 Montreal, QC // Métropolis *
08/08 Béthanie, QC // La Grosse Lanterne
* Opening for Ariane Moffatt
^ Opening for Christine and The Queens

Dead Obies, Mark Berube, Radio Radio et Secret Sun nominated at Independant Music Awards

The Independant Music Awards recently announced the nominations for their 14th edition and, once again this year, Bonsound is very well represented. Dead Obies, Mark Berube, Radio Radio and Secret Sun are all nominated in at least one category.

Dead Obies is nominated in the Rap/Hip Hop Album category for Montreal $ud.
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Mark Berube is nominated in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album category for Russian Dolls and in the Short Form Music Video category for Carnival.
Vote for him.

Radio Radio is nominated in the Rap/Hip Hop Album category for Ej feel zoo.
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Secret Sun is nominated in the Indie/Alt. Rock Album category for Cold Coast.
Vote for them.

In each category, a winner will be picked by a jury and another winner will be picked by the public. The jury will include artists and people from the music industry. The public vote will be open until Friday July 31st, 2015 via the IMA Vox Pop Jukebox.

Singer-songwriter Safia Nolin unveils a video for Igloo

Safia Nolin releases the video for Igloo, her very first original song. This new version of the previously released single will appear on her debut album, set to be released at the end of the summer via Bonsound.

To keep the never-ending winter chill at bay, the singer-songwriter builds a unique refuge in the middle of her apartment. The song is striking and emotionally-loaded, and her vocals manage to embody all of the world’s loneliness.

Upon first hearing the song, director Gabriel Poirier-Galarneau was reminded of an igloo-shaped art installation made of sixty or so speakers by Montreal interdisciplinary artist Alexis O’Hara. She agreed to re-create a version of her work for the purposes of this project, and the video’s construction whole heartedly embraces the song’s slow, waltz-like tempo. The result will leave you anything but cold.

Shows

This week

22May | Friday

Yardlets

Montréal, QC|
Bar Le Ritz P.D.B.

22May | Friday

Ponctuation

Montréal, CA|
Rue Saint-Denis au sud de Sherbrooke

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Friday
22
May.

Radio Radio

CalgaryAB
The Palomino
9:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Lovecoast, Windigo
Friday
22
May.

Milk & Bone

MontréalQC
Métropolis
8:30pm (doors at 7:30pm) - All Ages
Opening act of Ariane Moffatt
Friday
22
May.

Boogat

OttawaON
Quatrième Salle du CNA
7:30pm (doors at 7:00pm) - All Ages
Friday
22
May.

Myriam Gendron

WakefieldQC
Black Sheep Inn
8:30pm (doors at 6:00pm) - 18+
Opening act of The Weather Station, Patrick Le Poidevin
Friday
22
May.

Yardlets

MontréalQC
Bar Le Ritz P.D.B.
- 18+
Friday
22
May.

Ponctuation

MontréalCA
Rue Saint-Denis au sud de Sherbrooke
Lancement des terrasses
- All Ages
With Ragers, Claude Bégin, Country, The High Dials
Saturday
23
May.

Ponctuation

SherbrookeQC
Boquébière
- 18+
24
May.

Secret Sun

HullQC
Petit Chicago
8:00pm (doors at 8:30pm) - 18+
Tuesday
26
May.

Boogat

MontréalQC
L'Arsenal
C2 Montréal
6:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Poirier
Thursday
28
May.

Philippe B

Sold out
LavaltrieQC
Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie
8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm) - All Ages
Thursday
28
May.

Groenland

MontréalQC
L'Arsenal
C2 Montréal
8:30pm - All Ages
Thursday
28
May.

Pierre Kwenders

MontréalQC
L'Arsenal
C2 Montreal
- All Ages

DJ Set

Friday
29
May.

Dead Obies

Carleton-sur-merQC
Microbrasserie le Naufrageur
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - 18+
Friday
29
May.

Ponctuation

ChicoutimiQC
Le Sous-Bois
10:00pm - All Ages

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