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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)

Radio Radio unveils a music video for Boomerang and a new song for Unis TV

Just a few days before launching the FrancoFolies de Montréal with a free outdoor concert on June 11th, Radio Radio unveils the music video for Boomerang, off their latest album, Ej feel zoo.

Directed by Romain F. Dubois (Roméo & Fils), the video depicts the band members as puppets in a funky alternate world. Check out the hypnotic dancing puppets in this video - maybe you’ll learn a few new moves!

Radio Radio also just released a new song for Unis TV, who tasked the Acadian duo with creating an ode to all French Canadians. The song, titled Unis and produced by Gabriel L.B. Malenfant, is available now as a free download via unis.ca. It will play exclusively on the NRJ radio network across Quebec and will be added to the band’s summer tour setlist.

Upcoming shows
11/06/15 Montreal, QC // Scène Ford (FrancoFolies de Montréal)
25/06/15 Aylmer, QC // Parc des cèdres (Outaouais en fête)
04/07/15 Hamilton, ON // FrancoFest
10/07/15 Guelph, ON // eBar
11/07/15 Toronto, ON // Nathan Phillips Square (Panamania)
12/07/15 Toronto, ON // Yonge & Dundas Square (Francofête à Toronto)
13/07/15 Toronto, ON // CIBC Pan Am Park (Panamania)
25/07/15 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC // Scène Desjardins (Le Festif!)
13/08/15 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC // Montgolfières de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
29/08/15 Drummondville, QC // Centre Marcel Dionne (Festival de la Poutine)

Dead Obies, Ponctuation and Secret Sun to perform at NXNE 2015

Dead Obies, Ponctuation and Secret Sun to perform at NXNE 2015

Dead Obies, Ponctuation and Secret Sun will be performing at North by Northeast's 2015 edition. NXNE will take place during June 17th to 21st this year.

Dead Obies @ M for 159 Manning
Friday, June 19th | 6:45pm

Dead Obies + Ponctuation @ Bruise Cruise de Panache
Saturday, June 20th | 12pm

Secret Sun @ Yonge Dundas Square
Saturday, June 20 th | 2pm

Ponctuation @ Handlebar
Sunday, June 21st | 11:30pm

Bonsound artists to perform at 2015 FrancoFolies de Montréal

Artists Radio Radio, Pierre Kwenders, Dead Obies, Safia Nolin, Monogrenade, Ponctuation and Boogat are part of the FrancoFolies de Montréal's line-up this year. The 27th edition will take place in Montreal from June 11th to June 20th.

Radio Radio will be performing on the opening show with Pierre Kwenders and other artists taking place on the Ford Stage, at 6:00 p.m on June 11th.

Radio Radio and Pierre Kwenders @ Ford Stage
Thursday, June 11th | 6:00 p.m
Other artists: Pierrepoljak and Alfa Rococo

Monogrenade @ L’Astral
La tournée des Francos
Saturday, June 13th | 7:30 p.m
Other artists: Antoine Chance and Baden Baden
Tickets

Ponctuation @ Ford Stage
Saturday, June 13th | 11:00 p.m

Safia Nolin @ Pub Rickard’s
Sunday, June 14th | 5:00 p.m

Dead Obies @ La Presse+ Stage
Monday, June 15th | 11:00 p.m

Boogat @ La Presse+ Stage
Tuesday June 16th | 11:00 p.m

Monogrenade unveils the music video for Le fantôme and announces European tour

After releasing their second album Composite a little over a year ago, Monogrenade unveils a video for Le fantôme and announces dates for their European tour following their participation in the 2015 FrancoFolies de Montréal.

Director Kristof Brandl (Antler) and director of photography Christophe Collette, with the help of stunning visual effects by SHED, challenges our perception of reality and memory by compiling images that are both ghostly and enthralling. The story follows a man who, having lost everything, receives a futuristic injection that allows him to relive his past.

Monogrenade will be part of the Tournée des Francos this year, alongside Belgian singer Antoine Chance and French trio Baden Baden. The band will also perform in several other cities throughout France.

Tour dates
06/13 Montreal, QC // L’Astral (FrancoFolies de Montréal) // Tickets
07/12 La Rochelle, FR // Salle Bleue / Coursive (Francofolies de La Rochelle) // Tickets
07/13 Belvezet, FR // L’arbousier (Les agités du local) // Free
07/15 Paris, FR // Le 104 - S200 // Tickets
07/17 Besançon, FR // Concerts Cour du Palais Granvelle // Free
07/19 Spa, BE // Québecofolies (Francofolies de Spa) // Tickets
07/19 Spa, BE // Scène 2 du Parc des 7 Heures (Francofolies de Spa) // Tickets

Ponctuation's La réalité nous suffit is out now

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. is available today on CD, vinyl and digital formats via Bonsound. You can also buy the album on bandcamp and iTunes.

Ponctuation will be releasing their album in Montréal on April 29 at Bar le Ritz P.D.B. and in Québec on May 1st at Le Cercle.

Les frères Chiasson nous envoient une galette percutante, intelligemment ficelée, psychédélique à souhait qui sait en plus faire preuve d’une brillante inventivité. Louis-Philippe Labrèche, Le Canal Auditif

(...) aussi bon que le premier, sans être exactement pareil.
IciMusique.ca

(...) il faudra maintenant se faire à l’idée que le duo formé par les frères Guillaume et Maxime Chiasson est une figure solide de la scène émergente.
Joël Martel, Voir.ca

PONCTUATION prouvent encore une fois qu’ils méritent leur place parmi les grands du rock francophone actuel au Québec, (...)
François-Samuel Fortin, Ecoutedonc.ca

Upcoming shows
29/04 Montreal, QC // Bar Le Ritz P.D.B. (Launch)
30/04 Trois-Rivières, QC // Chasse-galerie de l'UQTR
01/05 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle (Launch)
02/05 Beloeil, QC // Coop culturelle du Vieux-Beloeil
15/05 Chibougamau, QC // Pub La Chaumière
23/05 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière
29/05 Chicoutimi, QC // Le Sous-Bois
30/05 Alma, QC // Café du Clocher
12/07 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre Impérial (FEQ)
17/07 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle (FEQ)
08/08 Béthanie, QC // La Grosse Lanterne

Bonsound artists at 2015 Canadian Music Week

Milk & Bone, Rich Aucoin, Secret Sun and Gabrielle Papillon will be performing at this year’s Canadian Music Week, taking place from May 1st to to May 10th in Toronto.

Tickets are on sale now on the event’s website.

Milk & Bone @ Great Hall
Osheaga 10 Year Anniversary Party
Friday, May 8th | 7:30pm
Other artists: Torq From Stars (DJ Set), Sonreal, Ryn Weaver, Franklin Electric, Coasts and K.I.D
Tickets

Gabrielle Papillon @ Burdock
CMW Showcase
Friday, May 8th | 8:00pm
Other artists: Josh Savage, Belladonna, Ivory Hours, Gold Complex and Birds of Belwoods
Tickets

Rich Aucoin @ Great Hall
Saturday, May 9th | 7:30pm
Other artists: Glass Gang, RLMDL, Tora, Pick A Piper and Humans
Tickets

Secret Sun @ Dakota Tavern
CMW Showcase
Saturday, May 9th | 7:30pm
Other artists: Chad Price, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Ivory Hours, Beams, Midday Swim and Spirit Animal
Tickets

Gabrielle Papillon @ Rivoli
Music Nova Scotia (Industrie seulement)
Saturday, May 9th | 8:00pm
Other artists: Ian Janes, Alana Yorke, Don Brownrigg, Gianna Lauren, Paper Beat Scissors and Port Cities
Free

Shows

This week

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Wednesday
01
Jul.

Monogrenade

VictoriaBC
Main Stage on Victoria Legislature Lawns
(doors at 12:00pm) - All Ages
Thursday
02
Jul.

Myriam Gendron

MontréalQC
Cinquième salle de la Place des Arts
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
9:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Will Driving West
Thursday
02
Jul.

Lisa LeBlanc

MontréalQC
Club Soda
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
10:00pm - All Ages
Thursday
02
Jul.

Philippe B

Trois-RivièresQC
Café Bar Le Zénob
FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières
11:00pm - 18+
Friday
03
Jul.

DJ Champion

Sorel-TracyQC
Scène TVA de la Place du Marché
Festival de la gibelotte de Sorel-Tracy
11:00pm (doors at 9:00pm) - All Ages
Saturday
04
Jul.

Random Recipe

Saint Denis de GastinesFR
Au Foin de la Rue
Festival Au Foin De La Rue
- All Ages
Saturday
04
Jul.

Monogrenade

HamiltonON
Parc Cage
Franco fest
- All Ages
Saturday
04
Jul.

Pierre Kwenders

MontréalQC
Igloofest / Piknic Electronik
4:00pm (doors at 2:00pm) - All Ages
Saturday
04
Jul.

Radio Radio

HamiltonON
Parc Cage
FrancoFEST
10:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
04
Jul.

Philippe B

Petite-ValléeCA
Théâtre de la Vieille Forge
Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée
2:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
04
Jul.

Milk & Bone

MontréalQC
Club Soda
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
10:00pm - All Ages
Double Foxtrott
Saturday
04
Jul.

Ponctuation

Trois-RivièresQC
Café Bar Le Zénob
FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières
11:00pm - 18+
Saturday
04
Jul.

Pierre Kwenders

Trois-RivièresQC
Café-Galerie l'Embuscade
FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières
11:00pm - 18+
05
Jul.

Lisa LeBlanc

ThiersFR
Place Antonin Chastel
Festival La Pamperina
6:15am - All Ages
05
Jul.

Safia Nolin

OttawaON
Ritual Nightclub
8:45pm (doors at 8:00pm) - 19+
Opening act of Les Hay babies, Ludovic Alarie
05
Jul.

Boogat

Trois-RivièresQC
Scène Métro
FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières
4:00pm - All Ages

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