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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.
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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.
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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.

Ponctuation announces the release of their second album and shares a new video

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. Moving from heavy garage rock to psychedelic slacker-punk, their latest project is filled with the same vivacity as their first effort. La réalité nous suffit will be available April 28th on CD, vinyl and digital formats via Bonsound. You can also pre-order the album on bandcamp and iTunes.

You’ve already heard Poésie automatique. Now the band unveils another single, Météo, along with a music video directed by Philippe Beauséjour. Ponctuation will perform their new material at both album launches in Montreal on April 29 at Bar le Ritz P.D.B. and in Québec City on May 1st at Le Cercle.

Milk & Bone's Little Mourning is out now

Milk & Bone's Little Mourning is out now

Little Mourning, the debut album by electro-pop duo Milk & Bone, is now available in Canadian stores and online (bandcamp / iTunes) via Bonsound. The critics are unanimous: the album is a must!

every piece of this collection is as solid as the next […] strong debut with nary a fault in sight. 9/10
Scott Simpson, Exclaim!

hypnotic and engrossing yet also meditative
Ben Yung, The Revue

Their voices glide in unison the same way a lot of great harmonizing families have done before. The foreboding Celestine sonic universe recalls Woodkid minus the bombast, the organic digitized into icy cool fragments.
Erik Leijon, CultMTL

Avec des textes d'une sensualité décomplexée, Milk & Bone mérite amplement l'attention qui lui est portée depuis les derniers mois. 4/5
Charles D’Amboise, La Presse

Douceur et puissance, sensualité et fraternité, c’est un savant mélange qu’on retrouve là. 4/5
Myriam Daguzan Bernier, BRBR

Milk & Bone, c’est du bonbon, c’est un pur délice. C'est [Little Mourning] un incontournable. 9/10
Mathieu Paquet-Chabot, ecoutedonc.ca

huit pièces qui sont tout à fait sensuelles, tout à fait accrocheuses saupoudrées d’une bonne couche d’émotion à fleur de peau. On en veut plus! 8/10
Louis-Philippe Labrèche, Le canal auditif

Upcoming shows
18/03 Austin, TX // Lamberts (SXSW)
19/03 Austin, TX // Sledge Hammer (SXSW)
19/03 Austin, TX // Maggie Mae's (SXSW)
16/04 Ottawa, ON // Théâtre du CNA *
24/04 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada *
30/04 Saguenay, QC // Théâtre Banque Nationale *
01/05 Québec, QC // L'Impérial *
07/05 L'Assomption, QC // Théâtre Hector Charland *
09/05 Shawinigan, QC // Salle Philippe Filion *
22/05 Montréal, QC // Métropolis *
* En première partie d'Ariane Moffatt

4:20 with Dead Obies: a new cartoon series

4:20 with Dead Obies: a new cartoon series

Dead Obies, brilliant defenders of post-rap, are bringing the Montréal $ud saga to another level with their new cartoon series 4:20 with Dead Obies. Following the publication of their eponymous book, which dissects the album’s music and lyrics, the band now veers towards self-mockery, offering fans a trippy behind-the-scenes window into the boys’ lives. Written by Martin C. Pariseau and animated by Vincent Bilodeau, each episode will star a member of the troop. One of the six episodes will be released each Monday, starting today. Watch Episode 1: Le meeting now at 420.deadobies.com.

Dead Obies are currently working on new material.

Upcoming shows
04/10 Val-d’Or, QC // Bar L’Entonnoir
04/11 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Cabaret de la dernière chance
05/29 Carleton-sur-mer, QC // Microbrasserie Le Naufrageur

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Groenland

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Nachtleben

28April | Tuesday

Emma Frank

Montréal, QC|
Resonance Café

29April | Wednesday

Groenland

Hambourg, DE|
Volt

29April | Wednesday

Ponctuation

Montréal, QC|
Bar Le Ritz P.D.B.

30April | Thursday

Ponctuation

Trois-Rivières, QC|
Chasse-galerie de l'UQTR

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Friday
24
Apr.

Milk & Bone

SherbrookeQC
Théâtre Granada
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Ariane Moffatt
Friday
24
Apr.

Myriam Gendron

MontréalQC
La Vitrola
- 18+
Friday
24
Apr.

Lisa LeBlanc

Nouvelle-OrléansLA
Chickie Wah Wah
11:00pm - 18+
Friday
24
Apr.

Gabrielle Papillon

KingstonON
The Mansion
- All Ages
Double Carly Thomas
Saturday
25
Apr.

Gabrielle Papillon

OttawaON
Raw Sugar Cafe
- All Ages
Opening act: PINA
Saturday
25
Apr.

Lisa LeBlanc

LafayetteLA
Scène Fais Do Do
Festival International de Louisiane
4:00pm - All Ages
26
Apr.

Gabrielle Papillon

Trois-RivièresQC
Le Temps d'une Pinte
3:00pm - All Ages
Monday
27
Apr.

Groenland

BourgesFR
Le 22 d'Auron
Les Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges
- All Ages
Tuesday
28
Apr.

Groenland

FrankfurtDE
Nachtleben
- All Ages
Tuesday
28
Apr.

Emma Frank

MontréalQC
Resonance Café
The People We're Becoming Album Release show
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act: Sam Shalabi and Anthony Seck (Shalabi Effect)
Wednesday
29
Apr.

Groenland

HambourgDE
Volt
8:30pm (doors at 7:30pm) - All Ages
Wednesday
29
Apr.

Gabrielle Papillon

MontréalQC
Divan Orange
Tempest of Old release party
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - 18+
Wednesday
29
Apr.

Ponctuation

MontréalQC
Bar Le Ritz P.D.B.
Album release
- 18+
Thursday
30
Apr.

Groenland

BerlinDE
Auster Club
8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm) - All Ages
Thursday
30
Apr.

Ponctuation

Trois-RivièresQC
Chasse-galerie de l'UQTR
8:00pm - All Ages
Friday
01
May.

Milk & Bone

QuébecQC
Théâtre Impérial
(doors at 7:30pm) - All Ages
Opening act of Ariane Moffatt
Friday
01
May.

Ponctuation

QuébecQC
Le Cercle
Album release
- 18+

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