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Safia Nolin unveils Acide and announces her album launch party

Today, Safia Nolin releases a new song Acide, off her upcoming debut album Limoilou, to be released on September 11th via Bonsound. Limoilou is available for pre-order via bandcamp and iTunes.

The launch party for Limoilou will take place on September 9th at the Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End church’s basement, 5035 Saint-Dominique Street, Montreal. Fans are welcome to join Safia for a short performance, which will be followed by DJ sets. Admission is free with the purchase of the album. Safia will also be performing at Coup de coeur francophone festival on November 10th at Cabaret Lion d’Or.

In other news, last week Safia dropped a creepy video for her song Ce matin as an ode to the iconic horror movie The Blair Witch Project.

Upcoming shows
09/06/15 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Agora des Arts (FME)
09/09/15 Montreal, QC // Sous-sol de l’église Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End (Lancement)
09/16/15 Quebec, QC // Le Cercle
09/26/15 Laval, QC // Festival MRCY
10/08/15 Varennes, QC // Maison Saint-Louis
10/09/15 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine
10/10/15 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Zaricot
11/10/15 Montreal, QC // Cabaret Lion d’Or (Coup de coeur francophone)
11/19/15 Trois-Rivières, QC // Maison de la Culture de Trois-Rivières
02/05/16 Ste-Geneviève, QC // Amphithéâtre de la Salle Pauline-Julien
02/25/16 Laval, QC // Maison des Arts de Laval
02/26/16 Saint-Félicien, QC // Cégep de Saint-Félicien
02/27/16 La Baie, QC // Café Summum

Philippe B announces a concert at Cinquième Salle and shares a new music video

Philippe B, winner of the Songwriter of the Year award at the 2014 ADISQ Gala, will perform his show for Ornithologie, la nuit one last time in Montreal at the Cinquième Salle of Place des Arts on October 9th, 2015. Tickets are on sale now on Place des Arts' website.

In celebration of the ongoing summer heat, Philippe has also released a new music video for Nous irons jusqu’au soleil. Directed by BAZ, the video follows a pack of dogs as they race across breathtaking landscapes towards - you guessed it - the sun.

Upcoming shows
15/08/15 Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC // La Bibliothèque Café-Bistro (Festival Artefact)
20/08/15 Granby, QC // Palace de Granby (Festival international de la chanson de Granby)
19/09/15 Quebec, QC // Théâtre Petit Champlain / Maison de la Chanson
04/10/15 Archères, FR // Le Sax
09/10/15 Montreal, QC // Cinquième Salle de la Place des Arts
13/11/15 Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC // Théâtre Le Patriote
25/02/16 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Despréz
09/03/16 Trois-Rivières, QC // Maison de la Culture de Trois-Rivières

Ponctuation unveils a new music video for La réalité me suffit

After a stellar performance opening for METZ and The Black Lips at the Festival d’été de Québec, Ponctuation unveils their music video for La réalité me suffit. The song is off their latest album La réalité nous suffit, released this past April.

Co-written by Maxime Chiasson (Ponctuation’s drummer) and directed by Thomas B. Martin (who also designed the album cover), the video brings us into a cartoon universe in which a man, devastated by the death of a loved one, decides to undergo a drastic physical change.

You can still catch the band, headlining at Le Cercle tonight at 10pm, at the ongoing Festival d’été de Québec. Ponctuation will also be performing in Gatineau on July 18th, in Val-d’Or on July 23th within the FRIMAT, and in Béthanie on August 8th at the second edition of La Grosse Lanterne, before hoping over the Atlantic for a European tour.

Upcoming shows
12/07/15 Quebec, QC // Théâtre Impérial (FEQ)
17/07/15 Quebec, QC // Le Cercle (FEQ)
18/07/15 Gatineau, QC // Le Petit Chicago
23/07/15 Val d'Or, QC // Microbrasserie Le Prospecteur (FRIMAT)
08/08/15 Béthanie, QC // La Grosse Lanterne

Pierre Kwenders wins the EspoirFEQ 2015 prize

Pierre Kwenders wins the EspoirFEQ 2015 prize

Congrats to Pierre Kwenders who won the EspoirFEQ 2015 prize! The award recognizes the talent of a Quebecois artist within the Festival d'été de Québec line-up.

The artist, whose album is included on the 2015 Polaris Music Prize long list, will be playing at the place d'Youville on July 14th.

Upcoming shows
14/07/15 Québec, QC // Scène Hydro-Québec Place d'Youville (FEQ)
16/07/15 Repentigny, QC // Parc de l'Île Lebel
17/07/15 Toronto, ON // Roy Thomson Hall Patio (Live on the Patio: Urban Montreal)
18/07/15 Hamilton, ON // Gage Park (Hamilton World Music Festival)
25/07/15 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC // Scène Hydro-Québec (Le Festif!)
28/07/15 Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC // Parc Valois
30/07/15 Chicoutimi, QC // Festival International des Rythmes du Monde
01/08/15 Montréal, QC // Osheaga
04/08/15 Gatineau, QC // Place de la Francophonie
07/08/15 Gaspé, QC // Festival Musique du Bout du Monde
14/08/15 Sherbrooke, QC // Scène Principale Loto-Québec (Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke)
29/08/15 Drummondville, QC // Centre Marcel Dionne (Festival de la Poutine)
30/08/15 Toronto, ON // Artscape Gibraltar Point (Camp Wavelength Festival)
02/10/15 Châteauguay, QC // Salle Jean Pierre Houde - Centre culturel Vanier
29/10/15 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Marine Cabaret
29/01/16 Trois-Rivières, QC // Centre Culturel Pauline-Julien

Milk & Bone to perform at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre on October 7

Milk & Bone to perform at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre on October 7

Less than four months after releasing their debut album, Little Mourning, Milk & Bone will headline a show in Montreal at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre on October 7th, 2015. Tickets are on sale now.

With a strong debut with nary a fault in sight (Exclaim!) under their belt, the band has been chosen to be part of Spotify Canada’s Spotlight Class of 2015, which shines a light on Canada’s own next-big-things.

Upcoming shows
09/07 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre Impérial (FEQ, with Foxtrott & Yelle)
10/07 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Festival de la gibelotte (opening for Ariane Moffatt)
24/07 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC // Gîte TerreCiel (Le Festif!)
31/07 Montreal, QC // Osheaga
06/08 Amos, QC // Ruelle Arcand (FÉE Abitibi-Témiscamingue)
08/08 Béthanie, QC // La Grosse Lanterne
19/08 L'Assomption, QC // Ange Cornu
28/08 Drummondville, QC // Centre Marcel Dionne (Festival de la Poutine)
25/09 Victoriaville, QC // Le Carré 150: Cabaret Guy Aubert (Double bill with Dead Obies)
07/10 Montreal, QC // Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre

Secret Sun unveils a music video for Cold Coast and a series of remixes

Just back from their NXNE show in Toronto, Secret Sun now presents the music video for Cold Coast premiering today on Les Inrocks. The song is off their inviting, simplistic and powerful (Grayowl Point) debut album released last September 2014.

Director Hervé Baillargeon, who directed the video for Passing Cars, utilizes a similar aesthetic in this black & white apocalyptic adventure. The video was shot on location in Oregon and features some breathtaking landscapes.

This spring, several Toronto and Montreal beatmakers remixed songs off of the album. The band is extremely proud of these inspiring collaborations and shares the complete series of remixes by The Posterz, FOXTROTT, Deebs, J.u.D, CRi, Toast Dawg, Dr. MaD and Technical Kidman. Visit Bandcamp to stream and download for free all the remixes.

Safia Nolin unveils Ce matin and announces the release of her debut album

Safia Nolin will release her debut album, Limoilou, via Bonsound on September 11th. Today, she shares a new song, Ce matin, streaming now on YouTube. The album is available for pre-order on Bandcamp (digital/cd/vinyl) with instant downloads of Igloo and Ce matin.

Don’t miss the album launch in Montreal on Thursday, September 10th. Details will be announced soon.

Safia writes her music with a beautiful spontaniety, constantly exploring the multiple opportunities around her. Drawing inspiration from her environment and general human nature, her songs will often reflect her own life experiences. Her genuine, touching lyrics and haunting melodies guide us through her unique universe.

Upcoming shows
23/06/15 Laval, QC // Centre de la nature (Fête nationale du Québec)
14/08/15 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Amphithéâtre Rolland (Saint-Jérôme Folk - Opening for Richard Desjardins)
16/09/15 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle
26/09/15 Laval, QC // Espace Montmorency (Festival MRCY)
08/10/15 Varennes, QC // Maison Saint-Louis
19/11/15 Trois-Rivières, QC // Maison de la Culture de Trois-Rivières
05/02/16 Ste-Geneviève, QC // Amphithéâtre de la Salle Pauline-Julien (Co-headline with David Portelance)
25/02/16 Laval, QC // Maison des Arts de Laval (Co-headline with Philippe Brach)

Pierre Kwenders and Lisa LeBlanc nominated for the 2015 SOCAN Songwriting Prize (FR/EN)

Pierre Kwenders and Lisa LeBlanc nominated for the 2015 SOCAN Songwriting Prize (FR/EN)

Great news for Pierre Kwenders! In addition to being nominated on the 2015 Polaris Music Prize long list, he's also nominated for the SOCAN Songwriting Prize's french category for his song Mardi Gras. Lisa LeBlanc is also nominated for her song You Look Like Trouble (But I Guess I Do Too) off her latest EP.

Vote for Lisa LeBlanc (once a day) via www.socansongwritingprize.ca!

Vote for Pierre Kwenders (once a day) via www.prixchansonsocan.ca!

Milk & Bone, Pierre Kwenders and Rich Aucoin nominated on the 2015 Polaris Music Prize Long List

Milk & Bone, Pierre Kwenders and Rich Aucoin nominated on the 2015 Polaris Music Prize Long List

The 2015 Polaris Music Prize Long List is finally out! Milk & Bone, Pierre Kwenders and Rich Aucoin have been nominated alongside 37 other artists.

Milk & Bone has been nominated for Little Mourning.

Pierre Kwenders has been nominated for Le Dernier Empereur Bantou.

Rich Aucoin has been nominated for Ephemeral.

The short list will be announced on July 16th and the Polaris Gala will be held on September 21st in Toronto.

Dead Obies to record new album live and share 4 new tracks

Dead Obies to record new album live and share 4 new tracks

After winning over fans and critics alike with their debut album Montréal $ud in 2013, Dead Obies announce the arrival of their sophomore effort this winter 2016.

Always looking to push boundaries, the band will record the album, made of entirely new songs, in front of a live audience during a series of three concerts at PHI Center on October 14th, 15th, and 16th. This is a great opportunity for fans to be a part of the new album while the band captures the energy of a live show. Tickets for the shows are on sale now via deadobies.com and on PHI Center’s website.

To mark the occasion, Dead Obies are offering a glimpse of their new record by giving away four new tracks for free via deadobies.com.

Don’t miss Dead Obies’ free show on June 15th, 11pm during the FrancoFolies de Montréal on the La Presse+ stage!

Upcoming shows
15/06 Montréal, QC // Scène La Presse+ des FrancoFolies de Montréal
19/06 Toronto, ON // M for 159 Manning (NXNE)
20/06 Toronto, ON // Bruise Cruise (NXNE)
26/06 Trois-Rivières, QC // Café-galerie L’Embuscade
10/07 Nédelec, QC // Camp Summer Love
09/08 Amos, QC // FÉE Abitibi-Témiscamingue
25/09 Victoriaville, QC // Le Carré 150: Cabaret Guy Aubert
14/10 Montréal, QC // Centre PHI (Enregistrement devant public du prochain album)
15/10 Montréal, QC // Centre PHI (Enregistrement devant public du prochain album)
16/10 Montréal, QC // Centre PHI (Enregistrement devant public du prochain album)

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Thursday
27
Aug.

Katie Moore

MontréalQC
Rialto Hall - Upstairs
"Fooled by the Fun" release concert
8:00pm - All Ages
Friday
28
Aug.

Pierre Kwenders

AlmaQC
Tam Tam Macadam
Tam Tam Macadam
- All Ages
Friday
28
Aug.

Milk & Bone

DrummondvilleQC
Centre Marcel Dionne
Festival de la Poutine de Drummondville
7:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
29
Aug.

Radio Radio

DrummondvilleQC
Centre Marcel Dionne
Festival de la Poutine de Drummondville
(doors at 3:00pm) - All Ages
Saturday
29
Aug.

DJ Champion

DrummondvilleQC
Centre Marcel Dionne
Festival de la poutine de Drummondville
(doors at 3:00pm) - All Ages
Saturday
29
Aug.

Monogrenade

MontréalQC
Bar Le Ritz P.D.B.
Passovah Summer Music Festival
11:00pm - 18+
With Blood And Glass, Receivers
Saturday
29
Aug.

Pierre Kwenders

DrummondvilleQC
Centre Marcel Dionne
Festival de la Poutine de Drummondville
- All Ages
30
Aug.

Pierre Kwenders

TorontoON
Artscape Gibraltar Point
Camp Wavelength Festival
1:00pm (doors at 12:00pm) - All Ages
With Do Make Say Think, The Weather Station, Loscil
Wednesday
02
Sept.

Tanya Tagaq

AarhusDK
Aarhus Festival
- All Ages

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