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Yann Perreau shares a video for T’embellis ma vie

After his two first singles J’aime les oiseaux (Nominated for Song of the Year at the 2016 ADISQ and Top 10 BDS) and Faut pas se fier aux apparences (#1 at the Top 100 Correspondant) charted big time last year, Yann Perreau has released a third, T’embellis ma vie, off his album Le fantastique des astres (Nominated at the 2016 ADISQ for Pop Album of the Year and also at the 2017 JUNOS for Francophone Album of the Year).

This Valentine’s Day, Yann Perreau shows off his love for the mother of his children in this emotional, touching video. Oh ma dose, mon apothéose, mon grand fly, neuf ans pis j’suis encore bin high.

Watch and share the video via YouTube.

Yann Perreau will continue touring until April, when he will start to prepare for summer festivals across the country and in Europe.

Lisa LeBlanc and Yann Perreau nominated at this year's JUNO Awards

Lisa LeBlanc and Yann Perreau nominated at this year's JUNO Awards

Congratulations to Lisa LeBlanc and Yann Perreau for being nominated at this year's JUNO Awards! They are nominated respectively for Contemporary Roots Album of The Year and Francophone Album of The Year. The winners will be unveiled on March 2nd in Ottawa.

Lisa LeBlanc's Gold Diggin' Hoedown music video is also nominated for the Prism Prize which recognizes the artistry of the modern music video in Canada. Congrats to Didier Charette who directed the video! The singer-songwriter will perform on March 11th in Montreal as part of the closing show of the Montréal en Lumière festival.

Jazz trio Misc shares Misctape Vol.1

Jazz trio Misc shares Misctape Vol.1

This year, Misc steps out of the usual 2-year album cycle and takes on the challenge of sharing new music more regularly. The jazz trio released a self-titled album less than a year ago, making a clear and creative case for exploring the intersection of indie rock and jazz (Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen). Pianist Jérôme Beaulieu, drummer William Côté and double bassist Cédric Dind-Lavoie now unveil a mixtape, appropriately titled Misctape Vol.1, made up of improvised and reworked ambient variations.

Formerly known as Trio Jérôme Beaulieu (and named Radio-Canada’s Breakthrough Jazz artist for 2013-2014), Misc occupies a unique place in the Jazz scene due to the vital role that improvisation plays in their music. They also often draw on many influences from pop and rock genres.

The trio continues to work on music as a group while evolving in other environments, namely the monthly slam nights at Ô Patro Vys. We end up playing a whole bunch of music that does not necessarily make it into our repertoire later on, but that we have just as much fun creating, playing and listening to from time to time, explains Jérôme Beaulieu when describing from where their idea to create mixtape came.

Tour Dates
21/02 Montreal, QC // Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges
18/03 Montreal, QC // Le Sanctuaire de l'Église St-Jax
30/03 La Tuque, QC // Complexe Culturel Félix-Leclerc
01/04 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine

Loïc April covers Beach House

Loïc April covers Beach House

A year ago, Loïc April independently released his debut EP DIV/SION with a launch show at Montreal’s Quai des Brumes, where he also performed a cover of Beach House’s single Walk in the Park. He’s since released DIV/SION on vinyl, which includes his three original songs as well as his Beach House cover.

Stream his cover of Walk in the Park now via VOIR.ca. Discover DIV/SION on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music.

Loïc is currently working on his full-length debut LP to be released in 2018.

Geoffroy unveils a new video and announces the release of his debut album

Geoffroy kicks off the new year in full force after travelling through Thailand over the holidays. Today, he unveils a video for the song Sleeping on My Own, off his debut album Coastline which is set to be released on March 10th via Bonsound. This album follows-up his EP Soaked in Gold, released in November 2015. Don’t miss the Montreal launch show at Phi Centre on March 10th.

Watch and share the video for Sleeping on My Own via YouTube.

Last November, director Didier Charette (Romeo & Fils), Geoffroy, and DOP Guillaume Beaudoin flew to Mexico to shoot the video. In just one week, they crossed the state of Oaxaca, passing through the mountain town of San José del Pacifico as well as other villages, until they reached San Agustinillo on the coast. During their adventures, they experienced a temazcal, which is an ancient, local, spiritual tradition in which participants purify the body with medicinal plants.

The album Coastline is available to pre-order now on Bandcamp and iTunes. The single Sleeping on My Own is also available on Spotify, Apple Music and other music services.

Tour Dates
03/02 Ottawa, ON // House of Common (Megaphono - Bonsound Showcase)
10/03 Montreal, QC // Centre Phi (Album Launch) (Tickets)
22/03 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle (Tickets)

BEYRIES unveils the video for Wondering and announces the release of her debut album

This new year, singer-songwriter BEYRIES unveils the beautiful ballad Wondering off her first album, Landing, to be release on February 24th via Bonsound. Watch and share the video for Wondering - directed by Edith Jorisch - via YouTube.

Produced by Alex McMahon, Landing is an 11-track album which includes a french song called J'aurai cent ans. Written by Maxime Le Flaguais, the song was composed with the help of Louis-Jean Cormier, who also lent his voice to the touching duet. The recording has been named Découverte francophone by the Radios francophones publiques (Radio France, Radio-Canada, Radio-télévision Suisse and Radio-télévision Belge) for November and December 2016. Landing is available to pre-order now on Bandcamp and iTunes.

On Landing, BEYRIES delivers a collection of songs that are sometimes tender and sometimes intense, though always without pretension. They draw in audiences by using the power of universal themes like the quest for identity, human relationships, letting go, courage and acceptance. BEYRIES now allows herself to be authentic and free.

Tour Dates
20/01 Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, QC // La Chèvre (Sold-out) $
21/01 Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, QC // La Chèvre (Sold-out) $
03/02 Ottawa, ON // House of Common (Megaphono - Bonsound showcase)
18/02 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine (Sold-out) $
25/02 Quebec City, QC // L'Impérial Bell &
28/02 Toronto, ON // Burdock (Album launch)
02/03 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO Sainte-Thérèse ^
18/03 Granby, QC // La Salle Rouge ^
06/04 Alma, QC // Boîte à Bleuets $
07/04 Chicoutimi, QC // Théâtre Banque Nationale $
14/04 Gatineau, QC // Cabaret La Basoche (Sold-out) $
18/04 Montreal, QC // Casa Del Popolo
27/04 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre Petit Champlain
12/05 Gatineau, QC // Cabaret La Basoche (Sold-out) $
13/05 Gatineau, QC // Cabaret La Basoche (Sold-out) $
24/05 Drummondville, QC // Maison des Arts $
26/05 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie

$ Opening for Safia Nolin
& Opening for Half Moon Run
^ Opening for Groenland

Les Deuxluxes unveil a video for My Babe & Me

Hot off the heels of their successful South American tour at the end of 2016, Les Deuxluxes are back home and ready to take 2017 by storm. Today they present their new video for their song My Babe & Me off their first LP Springtime Devil, released on September 2nd, 2016. Etienne Barry and Anna Frances Meyer ended the year with a bang on national television by appearing on Infoman and Belle et Bum for their respective end of year specials.

Watch and share My Babe & Me via YouTube.

Directed by Ariel Poupart, the video hits hard with its classic and striking visuals. Clad entirely in white leather, the band brings us on a blinding motorcycle odyssey, eyes blazing as they tear across the devil’s highway. We had a lot of fun doing the artistic direction, we wanted to create a blinding world that blurs the lines between the eras, the band explains. A cross between a high fashion shoot and a biker flick, all the while fully embracing the fact that we filmed everything in a studio.

In 2017, the duo will continue their tour throughout Quebec and will continue their tour throughout Quebec and will headline their first show in Montreal, since releasing their album, at Théâtre Fairmount on April 1st. Tickets are now available online.

Upcoming shows
01/25/17 Rimouski, QC // Cabaret Espace Scène - Salle Desjardins Telus
01/26/17 Rivière-du-Loup, QC // Salle Bon-Pasteur (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
01/27/17 Lévis, QC // L'Anglicane (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
01/28/17 Montmagny, QC // Salle Promutuel Assurance (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
02/0317 Drummondville, QC // Salle Léo-Paul-Therrien (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
02/04/17 Brossard, QC // Le Club DIX30 (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
02/09/17 L'Assomption, QC // Théâtre Hector Charland (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
02/10/17 Lachine, QC // L'entrepôt (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
02/11/17 Val-Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais (1ère partie de Lisa LeBlanc)
03/03/17 Shawinigan, QC // La Shop du Trou du Diable - Salon Wabasso
03/04/17 Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC // L'Ange Vagabond
03/11/17 Jonquière, QC // Café-Théâtre Côté-Cour
04/01/17 Montreal, QC // Théâtre Fairmount
05/27/17 Bois-des-fillions, QC // Bière au menu

Groenland unveils video for Distractions

Today, Groenland unveils a video for Distractions off their sophomore effort A Wider Space, released on September 16th via Bonsound. Directed by Dan & Pag (DTO Films), the video features four individuals who physically interpret the music in a variety of settings, including a library, a gym, a laundromat and a reception hall.

Watch and share the music video for Distractions via YouTube.

After introducing their new album to crowds across Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia this fall, Groenland - who are one of 5 Canadian bands to whom you should be listening according to NYLON - will hit the road once again in January 2017.

Tour Dates
20/01/17 Saint-Casimir, QC // La Taverne de Saint-Casimir
21/01/17 Terrebonne, QC // Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne - Salle Desjardins
27/01/17 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Zaricot
28/01/17 Candiac, QC // Célébration du 60e - Féerie d'hiver, journée musicale
10/02/17 Lévis, QC // L’Anglicane
11/02/17 Rimouski, QC // Salle Desjardins Telus
12/02/17 Amqui, QC // La Captive
24/02/17 Joliette, QC // Cabaret Telus de la salle Rolland-Brunelle
25/02/17 Val-Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais
02/03/17 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO Sainte-Thérèse
03/03/17 Châteauguay, QC // Pavillon de l’Île
11/03/17 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
18/03/17 Granby, QC // La Salle Rouge
22/03/17 Laval, QC // Maison des Arts de Laval
25/03/17 Sainte-Geneviève, QC // Salle Pauline-Julien

BEYRIES covers Je pars à l’autre bout du monde by Paul Daraîche

During the penultimate episode of the series Unité 9, viewers got a chance to listen to some of the song Je pars à l’autre bout du monde by Paul Daraîche, performed by BEYRIES.

After receiving tones of positive reactions, she decided to record the entire song with fellow musicians Joseph Marchand (arrangements) and Guillaume Chartrain (basse, mixage/mastering), who play on her album, set to be released in February.

Listen and share Je pars à l'autre bout du monde performed by BEYRIES via YouTube. The song is available via Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all the other digital platforms. 

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MontréalQC
Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges
8:00pm - All Ages

Mouse on the Keys

JonquièreQC
Café-Théâtre Côté-Cour
8:30pm - All Ages

Mouse on the Keys

QuébecQC
Le Cercle - Lab Vivant
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - All Ages

Groenland

JolietteQC
Cabaret Telus de la salle Rolland-Brunelle
8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm) - All Ages

Duchess Says

ShawiniganQC
La Shop du Trou du Diable - Salon Wabasso
9:30pm (doors at 8:30pm) - 18+
Opening act: Technical Kidman, Violence

Les Breastfeeders

DrummondvilleQC
Pub La Sainte-Paix - Bières & Spectacles
9:00pm - 18+

Mouse on the Keys

ShawiniganQC
Maison de la Culture Francis-Brisson
8:00pm - All Ages

Dead Obies

Sold out
LavalQC
Salle André-Mathieu
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act: Heartstreets

Duchess Says

Saint-HyacintheQC
Le Zaricot
9:00pm - 18+
Opening act: Technical Kidman

Les Breastfeeders

QuébecQC
Le Cercle - Lab Vivant
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - All Ages
Opening act: Lesbo Vrouven, Deux Pouilles en Cavale
Sold out
QuébecQC
Impérial Bell
8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm) - All Ages
Opening act of Half Moon Run

DJ Champion

MontréalQC
Club Soda
8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm) - All Ages
Val-MorinQC
Théâtre du Marais
8:00pm - All Ages

Safia Nolin

Sold out
St-André-AvellinQC
Le St-André
9:00pm - All Ages

Mouse on the Keys

Trois-RivièresQC
Centre Culturel Pauline-Julien
8:00pm - All Ages
Toronto
Burdock
Album Launch
5:00pm - All Ages

Free