In need of some good old rock'n'roll this summer? The good news is that Les Breastfeeders will be doing some shows in the next few days, including a date in Quebec City. Don't miss it!
07/26 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC // Sous-sol de l'Église de Baie-Saint-Paul (Le Festif!)
07/31 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle^
08/01 St-Gédéon, QC // Parc Saint-Antoine (St-Gédéon s'amuse)^
08/02 Chicoutimi, QC // Le Sous-Bois^
^ with The Muscadettes
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It's with great excitement that Groenland will hit the road this summer to play at various festivals. What's really cool is that they'll share the stage with artists like St. Vincent, Mac DeMarco, Local Natives and Half Moon Run. Their run begins next week and includes a stop at Montreal's Métropolis on July 5th, as part of the Jazz Festival. Purchase your tickets online.
Summer Tour Dates
07/03 Quebec City, QC // Festival d'été de Québec - w/ Local Natives, Royal Canoe
07/04 Trois-Rivières, QC // FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières - w/ Half Moon Run, Mac DeMarco, The Franklin Electric
07/05 Montreal, QC // Métropolis (Jazz Fest) - co-headlining w/ St. Vincent
07/09 Greenfield Park, QC // Parc Pierre-Laporte
07/13 Ottawa, ON // Ottawa Bluesfest
07/16 L’Assomption, QC // L’Ange cornu
08/02 Saint-Gédéon, QC // Saint-Gédéon s’amuse!
08/15 St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC // L'international de montgolfières - w/ Half Moon Run
08/17 Magog, QC // Vieux Clocher de Magog
08/21 Châteauguay, QC // Salle Jean-Pierre-Houde
Dead Obies' Montréal $ud and Philippe B's Ornithologie, la nuit are both long-listed for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize! The Polaris awards $30,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year, as chosen by an independent jury of nearly 190 music journalists, broadcasters and music bloggers from across the country. The short list of 10 albums will be revealed on July 15th.
Here it is, finally! Throughout the spring, Dead Obies worked hard on Collation Vol. 2 – Limon Verde: La Experiencia, and are proud to premiere the mixtape via Noisey/Vice! Download these 11 new songs for free via bandcamp. Catch them live in Quebec this summer while they quest for Limon Verde. It all starts this Friday, June 20th at Club Soda as part of the FrancoFolies de Montréal. They will also perform a few of these new songs at Club Soda – purchase your tickets online.
Upcoming Tour Dates
06/20 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (FrancoFolies de Montréal)
06/20 Montreal, QC // Savoy (DJ set - FrancoFolies de Montréal)
07/10 Quebec City, QC // Parc de la Francophonie (Festival d'été de Québec)
07/12 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Scène TVA (Festival de la Gibelotte)
07/25 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC // Le Festif!
08/09 Béthanie, QC // La Grosse Lanterne
08/21 Drummondville, QC // Centre Marcel Dionne (Festival de la Poutine de Drummondville)
09/05 St-Jérôme, QC // Salle Michel-Clément (J-Fest)
After three years of relentless worldwide touring (cross-Canadian shows, European festivals, even a beach party in Madagascar – he’s done it and you were there up front), Rich Aucoin returns with his second album, Ephemeral. With this album, the ever-ruminating philosopher distills all his big ideas into 10 sharp dance-pop songs, creating one central message. We must gather all things that cause fear and division, and use them to bring us together.
Ephemeral will be released in Canada on September 9th via Bonsound. Watch the album trailer, and stream the new single Want To Believe, as well as the previously released Are You Experiencing?.
In times like this/I wanna be a believer!, Aucoin shouts on the driving, dynamic Want to Believe, an exuberant anthem mixed by Grammy Award winner Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk). It’s not surprising that he means all times. I want to believe, he says, and am on a quest to try to have as many experiences as I can to elicit belief.
Tour Dates (more will be announced soon)
06/26 Waterloo, ON // Starlight
06/27 London, ON // Call the Office
06/28 St. Catherine's, ON // SCENEfest
06/29 Toronto, ON // World Pride
06/30 Saint John, NB // Market Square (Canada Day Countdown)
07/01 Fredericton, NB // Officer's Square
07/18 Pemberton, BC // Pemberton Music Festival
07/31 Edmonton, AB // Bermuda Festival
08/02 Halifax, NS (TBD)
Montreal band Secret Sun, formed by Anne-Marie Campbell and Simon Landry, shares their first music video for Feather, a new song from their upcoming album Cold Coast, set to be released on September 30th via Bonsound.
Directed by Miami-based visual artists Michael-John Hancock and Jonathan David Kane, the video was filmed at the historic Shadow Point, the heavenly estate located in Key Largo, Florida. The sunny shots pay homage to the soap operas of days gone by, as well as the novel Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion. A tribute to the therapeutic power of music, Feather’s lyrics were inspired by this 1970 book about a retired actress struggling with her own disillusionment. Hopefully, the song will give you a splash of relief from the summer heat!
Until the release of Cold Coast, you can download the irresistible title track, according to Émilie Côté (La Presse), via secretsun.bandcamp.com. The band will be opening for Kopecky Family Band at Quai des Brumes, in Montreal, on August 8th.
Monogrenade is very pleased to announce the release of their sophomore effort, Composite, on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean on September 1st, 2014 via French label Atmosphériques. Released in Canada in February via Bonsound, Composite utilizes vintage synthesizers that coast through planetary atmospheres (Exclaim), and lyrically explores our human essence.
To add to this great news, Exclaim.ca premiered the video for Métropolis, directed by Christophe Collette, the man behind the much talked-about stop-motion video for Ce soir. A complex beat-driven song, Métropolis' lyrics are inspired by the 1927 German expressionist sci-fi film of the same name, which relates to the story of a man living in a futuristic, overpopulated, divided and polluted city.
The band will be playing at Gesù this Friday, June 13th, as part of the FrancoFolies de Montréal, where they will present their new show for the first time in Montreal since the release of Composite. On the menu: celestial lighting and projections, Pietro Amato on French Horn and Safia Nolin's participation on one song. Monogrenade will also play in Sherbrooke on July 10th, Quebec City on July 11th and L'Assomption on August 7th.
06/13 Montreal, QC // Gesù (FrancoFolies de Montréal) // Tickets
07/10 Sherbrooke, QC // La Petite Boîte Noire (Sherblues & Folk) // Tickets
07/11 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle (Festival d'été de Québec) // Tickets
07/07 L'Assomption, QC // Ange Cornu // Tickets
As La Presse revealed earlier today, Bonsound has joined forces with L'Autre Saint-Jean to bring back the event after a one-year break. Once again, L'Autre Saint-Jean's line-up reflects Quebec's current cultural landscape: Lisa LeBlanc, Random Recipe, Gros Mené, Alex Nevsky and Bloodshot Bill & the Hick-Ups (Bloodshot Bill's new project). The event will be hosted by MC Gilles, who is also official spokesperson this year.
Here's to seeing you at the parc du Pélican on June 23rd at 5pm. Don't forget to mark your calendars and to like L'Autre Saint-Jean's Facebook page to stay up to date!
The Montreal International Jazz Festival is a major event for anyone who loves music. Again this year, we have some very talented artists who will be playing in various venues. Tickets for all indoor concerts are on sale now.
Emma Frank @ Savoy du Métropolis
59 Ste-Catherine Est
Thursday, June 26th | 7pm
Boogat @ Bell Stage
Corner Clark & Montigny
Friday, June 27th | 10pm
Random Recipe @ TD Stage
Corner Maisonneuve / Jeanne-Mance
Saturday, June 28th | 9pm & 11pm
Trio Jérôme Beaulieu @ L'Astral
305 Ste-Catherine Ouest
Thursday, July 3rd | 6pm
Coral Egan @ Rio Tinto Alcan Stage
Corner Sainte-Catherine / Jeanne-Mance
Thursday, July 3rd | 8pm & 10pm
Moriarty @ Théâtre Maisonneuve
Opening act: Kandle
175 Ste-Catherine Ouest
Friday, July 4th | 8pm
Esmerine @ Musée d'art contemporain
185 Ste-Catherine Ouest
Saturday, July 5th | 8pm
Groenland @ Métropolis
Double bill St. Vincent
59 Ste-Catherine Est
Saturday, July 5th | 8:30pm
Esmerine @ Musée d'art contemporain
185 Ste-Catherine Ouest
Sunday, July 6th | 8pm