Franco Madness

Franco Madness

The FrancoFolies de Montréal have revealed their 26th edition's indoor line-up and, as usual, we have great suggestions for you. Check them out below.

Save for some exceptions, tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 17th at noon.

Monogrenade @ Gesù
1200 De Bleury
Friday, June 13th || 8:30pm
Opening act: Peau

Radio Radio + Pierre Kwenders @ Métropolis
59 Ste-Catherine E.
Friday, June 13th || 9:00pm

Philippe B + Safia Nolin @ Gesù
1200 De Bleury
Thursday, June 19th || 8:30pm

Dead Obies @ Club Soda
1225 St-Laurent blvd.
Friday, June 20th || 7:00pm
Opening act: K6A

Ponctuation @ Les Katacombes
1635 St-Laurent blvd.
Saturday, June 21st || 11:00pm
Other band: Les Indiens

Tons of great shows at FEQ!

Tons of great shows at FEQ!

Many artists from Bonsound's roster will be performing at this year's FEQ! Make sure to buy your passes or tickets soon via the FEQ website.

Loto-Québec Stage | Parc de la Francophonie
Thursday, July 3rd | 8:15pm
Other artists: Local Natives, Royal Canoe

Safia Nolin (trio)
Impérial de Québec | 252 St-Joseph E.
Thursday, July 3rd | 8:00pm
Other artists: Philémon Cimon, Pierre Lapointe

Loto-Québec Stage | Parc de la Francophonie
Wednesday, July 9th | 7:00pm
Other artists: Jake Bugg, Daniel Lanois

Dead Obies
Loto-Québec Stage | Parc de la Francophonie
Thursday, July 10th | 7:15pm
Other artists: Cypress Hill, Manu Militari

Le Cercle | 228 St-Joseph E.
Friday, July 11th | 6:00pm

Radio Radio + Random Recipe + Pierre Kwenders
Impérial de Québec | 252 St-Joseph E.
Friday, July 11th | 8:00pm

Bonsound bands at Canadian Music Week

Bonsound bands at Canadian Music Week

Some artists from Bonsound's roster will be performing at Canadian Music Week, in Toronto, this year. Don't miss the following showcases!

Friday, May 9th @ Sneaky Dee's
Presented by M for Montreal, Bonsound & Audio Blood
431 College St
7:00: Poutine Party
8:00: Buddy McNeil and the Magic Mirrors
9:00: Secret Sun
10:00: International Zombies of Love
11:00: HIGHS
12:00: Lisa LeBlanc
1:00: Random Recipe
2:00: Loud Lary Ajust

Saturday, May 10th @ Adelaide Hall
Presented by Osheaga & Life Or Death PR
250 Adelaide St W
9:30: tba
10:30: Nothing
11:15: Groenland
12:00: Wildlife
+ special guests

Random Recipe shares new video for Monsters&Swords

L.A. website premiered today Random Recipe‘s new music video for Monsters&Swords, off their latest album, Kill the Hook. Props to director Hugo Prévosteau for capturing the band’s energy in beautiful black & white.

Random Recipe will play at Canadian Music Week in Toronto; more details will be announced soon. See below for their upcoming tour dates.

Upcoming concerts
04/19 Hull, QC // Le Petit Chicago
05/10 Montreal, QC // SAT (L’Estival) // Tickets
05/16 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie // Tickets
05/30 Rimouski, QC // Coop Paradis // Tickets

Safia Nolin's performance for BRBR

Safia Nolin recently shot a performance with BRBR in a pre-springtime Carré Saint-Louis, in Montreal. The song she played, Valse à l'envers, can't be found anywhere else on the web so check it out here!

Safia is in the running for CBC's Searchlight contest: vote for her!

If you haven't done so yet, follow her on Twitter and like her Facebook page.

Safia will be playing in Montreal on Saturday, April 5th and will be opening for Groenland in Gatineau on April 12th.

Mark Berube to release Russian Dolls in Europe

Mark Berube to release Russian Dolls in Europe

Mark Berube and his bandmates will soon be heading on tour in Europe to celebrate the release of Russian Dolls on the other side of the Atlantic! The album will be available in Switzerland on April 11th (Two Gentlemen Records), in France on April 22nd (Harmonia Mundi) and in Germany on April 25th (Rough Trade).

If you still haven't purchased Russian Dolls, you can find it in stores, on iTunes and on

European Tour Dates
04/10 Fribourg, CH // Nouveau Monde
04/11 Genève, CH // La Gravière
04/12 Zurich, CH // Helsinki Klub
04/13 Neuchâtel, CH // Queen Kong Club
04/16 Berne, CH // Bee-Flat
04/17 Paris, FR // La Dame de Canton
04/23 Rennes, FR // Ubu (with Lisa LeBlanc)
04/25 Bourges, FR // Le 22 (Les Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges)
05/04 Cologne, DE // Die Wohngemeinschaft
05/05 Francfort, DE // Brotfabrik
05/06 Munich, DE // Milla Club
05/08 Berlin, DE // Kantine am Berghain
05/09 Hambourg, DE // Aalhaus
06/09 Pully, CH // Festival Pully-Lavaux à l’heure du Québec
06/14 Neuchâtel, CH // Festi’Neuch

Champion, Groenland & Ponctuation nominated at the IMAs!

Champion, Groenland & Ponctuation nominated at the IMAs!

We’re happy to announce the nominations of three artists for the 13th edition of the Independent Music Awards. Champion, Groenland and Ponctuation have been respectively nominated for Eclectic Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year and Rock/Hard Rock Album of the Year. One winner in each field will be selected by a jury composed of music industry professionals while another winner will be determined by your votes. The Vox Pop closes on July 18th. Here are the links to vote for the nominees: Champion, Groenland, Ponctuation

Philippe B details Ornithologie, la nuit and shares new song

Philippe B details Ornithologie, la nuit and shares new song

Following the critically-acclaimed Variations fantômes (2011), one of the most remarkable records ever recorded here in Quebec (Jim Corcoran, CBC), Ornithologie, la nuit will see the light of day on April 22nd via Bonsound. Written and produced by Philippe B himself, this fourth album offers timeless classic pop songs. With this opus, he reasserts his strong songwriting skills as well as his enviable position on the Francophone musical landscape.

Until then, stream the song Ornithologie I and watch the album trailer. Pre-order Ornithologie, la nuit (vinyl, CD, digital) via and get instant downloads of La complainte du scaphandrier and Ornithologie I.

Considered as one of the great Quebecois singer-songwriters (VOIR), Philippe B recorded his latest opus in Montreal at Studio Taxidermie, Studio Victor and the Chapelle St-Louis. Abandoning the classical music samples, the key element of his previous effort, Philippe creates here a late-night soundtrack, both modern and vintage, by juxtaposing wind instruments and two female voices (Audrey-Michèle Simard's and Amélie Mandeville's).

Album Launch @ Montreal, QC
Lion d'Or || 1676 Ontario Est
Tuesday, April 22nd || 6pm
With short performance

Concert @ Quebec City, QC
Le Cercle || 228 St-Joseph Est
Saturday, May 10th || 7pm

Ponctuation, Groenland and Oothèque nominated at the SiriusXM Indies!

Good news for three of Bonsound's protégés! Ponctuation, Groenland and Oothèque have been nominated for the next SiriusXM Indies. Bands Groendland and Oothèque have been respectively nominated for Pop Artist/Group of the Year and Emerging French Artist of the Year, while Ponctuation distinguished themselves in the Group/Duo of the Year and Emerging French Artist of the Year categories. The duo will be playing at the ceremony with bands like Hollerado, The Hidden Cameras and Little Dragon on May 10th at the Kool Haus in Toronto.

Vote for them online!

A look back at Groenland's concert at Théâtre Corona

A look back at Groenland's concert at Théâtre Corona

Groenland gave one heck of a show in Montreal on March 13th at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre! For the occasion, the band was accompanied by Lisa LeBlanc on a couple of songs, as well as Renaud Gratton and Mark LeClerc on brass. Tickets for their upcoming concerts are selling fast so get yours before it's too late!

Ça sentait bon le beau succès. […] Ils ont chanté et joué, maîtres de leur domaine, en total contrôle d’un show qui n’a jamais été qu’en montée.
Sylvain Cormier, Le Devoir

Il est rare qu’au Québec un groupe aussi jeune arrive à attirer les foules, […] Sabrina Halde et sa bande ont mis le doigt sur des mélodies qui leur collent à la peau et qui résonnent bien aux oreilles des mélomanes.****
Éric Dumais, La Bible urbaine

Upcoming concerts
04/12 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Despréz // Tickets
04/19 Val David, QC // Café Bistro Mouton Noir // SOLD-OUT
04/25 Québec, QC // Le Cercle // SOLD-OUT
04/26 Joliette, QC // Salle La Mitaine // SOLD-OUT
04/27 Boisbriand, QC // Centre communautaire
05/02 Eastman, QC // Cabaret Eastman // Tickets
05/03 St-Casimir, QC // La Taverne
06/06 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada // Tickets


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