Dead Obies will end their 2016 XXXPLOSIF Tour this week with three sold-out shows, presented by Chic Choc. Recently back from their second tour in France, the winners of the 2016 Espoir FEQ prize will perform tonight at Impérial Bell in Quebec City, on Friday at Club Soda in Montreal, and on Saturday at Minotaure in Gatineau. French rapper Georgio, whose new album dropped on November 4th, will open for the band on all three dates. Dead Obies’ Montreal fans can already purchase tickets for their Métropolis show on September 14th, 2017.
To highlight the end of the XXXPLOSIF Tour, Dead Obies have released a music video - the sixth off their album Gesamtkunstwerk released on March 4th earlier this year - for Explosif. Directed by Vinoth Varatharajan (Rococo), the video follows each member of the group as they wander through the streets of Montreal at night.
01/12/16 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell (SOLD-OUT) &%
02/12/16 Montréal, QC // Club Soda (SOLD-OUT) &%
03/12/16 Gatineau, QC // Minotaure (SOLD-OUT) &
04/02/17 Val-David, QC // Mouton Noir (SOLD-OUT)
25/02/17 Laval, QC // Salle André-Mathieu *
04/03/17 Chicoutimi, QC // Le Sous-Bois
11/03/17 St-André-Avellin, QC // Le St-André
21/04/17 Shawinigan, QC // Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson
29/04/17 Ste-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO Ste-Thérèse
14/09/17 Montréal, QC // Métropolis
& with Georgio
% with KNLO
* with Heartstreets
Congratulations to our artists who won a trophy last night at the Gala Alternatif de la Musique Indépendante du Québec (GAMIQ)! Here are the winners:
Folk Album of the Year
Safia Nolin – Limoilou
Singer-Songwriter of the Year
Jazz Album or EP of the Year
Misc – Misc
Show of the Year
Rap Album of the Year
Dead Obies – Gesamtkunstwerk
World Album or EP of the Year
Samito – Samito
Today, Yann Perreau shares the music video for his song Faut pas se fier aux apparences featuring Pierre Kwenders and Inès Talbi off his latest album Le fantastique des astres. Excitingly, the song just reached # 1 on Quebec’s Top 100 Correspondant chart this week. This ranking, which is a career-first for the singer-songwriter-performer, involves some twenty francophone radios across the country.
The idea for the video was conceived by the advertising agency LG2 and the video itself was directed by Didier Charette (Romeo & Fils). The audience is invited to examine the force of attraction through a single unedited shot in which all the protagonists remain uncomfortably still and every visible article is for sale. Clickable squares appear next to specific objects, and in the final shot, even the artist’s close can be bought! For the ultimate shopping experience, it is better to watch the video on a computer. If viewing from a mobile device, you can find the items for sale at fautpassefierauxapparences.myshopify.com. All profits will be donated to the organization Jeunes musiciens du monde.
Following in the footsteps of the Beyoncés and the Frank Oceans of this world (lol), Safia Nolin releases a surprise album today called Reprises Vol.1. The ADISQ winner for Breakthrough Artist of the Year wanted to pay tribute to music from la belle province before she begins to work on her second album of original material. She’s put her own sensitive twist on eight Quebecois classics, from La Chicane, to Céline Dion, to Offenbach. She even revisits Marie Carmen’s Entre l’ombre et la lumière with none other than… Marie Carmen!
These are super well-written songs, sung by great performers and filled with tons of emotion, explains Safia. When a song is just as good once it’s been stripped down, that’s a sign of a great song. The songs were recorded live in studio in September with her longtime collaborator, guitarist Joseph Marchand, and mixed by Mathieu Parisien.
The album Reprises Vol.1 is available today on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all other digital platforms, as well as on CD in stores.
14/12/16 Montreal, QC // Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (SOLD-OUT)
15/12/16 Montreal, QC // Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (SOLD-OUT)
16/12/16 Montreal, QC // Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (SOLD-OUT)
21/01/17 Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC // La Chèvre
02/02/17 Kingston, ON // Octave Theatre
04/02/17 Shawinigan, QC // Maison de la culture Francis-Brisson
10/02/17 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Zaricot
11/02/17 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière
17/02/17 Ste-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO Ste-Thérèse
18/02/17 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine
25/02/17 St-André-Avellin, QC // Le St-André
09/03/17 Lasalle, QC // Théâtre Desjardins
24/03/17 Frelighsburg, QC // Beat & Betterave
31/03/17 Saint-Camille, QC // Le P'tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille
01/04/17 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Salle Antony-Lessard
06/04/17 Alma, QC // Boîte à Bleuets
07/04/17 Chicoutimi, QC // Théâtre Banque Nationale
08/04/17 Lévis, QC // Vieux Bureau de Poste
14/04/17 Gatineau, QC // Cabaret La Basoche
26/07/17 L'Assomption, QC // L'Ange Cornu
We are mega super excited to announce that Lydia Képinski, recipient of many awards at this year's Festival international de la chanson de Granby, is joining the Bonsound booking roster!
With her eccentric personality, Lydia never hesitates to use candid language and create tragicomic images. Her EP will be out on November 18th and her launch party will take place on November 22nd at the VV Taverna in Montreal. Until then, you can stream the EP via VOIR.ca.
Premiering this week via The Fader, here's Duchess Says' new music video for Negative Thoughts off their new album Sciences Nouvelles released on October 14th via Bonsound.
Directed by David Leclerc, it's a suspenseful, Alice In Wonderland-meets-Wicker Man trip that sees mysterious, masked figures playing a game of fate, according to The Fader.
The band will finish their tour on November 5th at Le Cercle in Quebec city and will head off for an european tour on November 10th. Visit duchesssays.com for all their tour dates.
Congrats x 1000 to Safia Nolin for wining the prestigious Breakthrough artist award at this year's Gala de l'ADISQ! She even realized her dream of meeting her all-time idol, the one and only Celine Dion.
Big shout out to her performance during the night, as well as Yann Perreau who kicked off the ceremony by performing his song Baby Boom.
Safia Nolin's Limoilou was released on September 11th, 2015. It's available everywhere in stores and online (Bandcamp / iTunes and all the other digital platforms)!
Following the release of the Soldier video and a summer tour across Western Canada, BEYRIES now presents J’aurai cent ans, a song written by Maxime Le Flaguais that she put to music. Louis-Jean Cormier, who produced the track, lends his warm voice in a way that brilliantly compliments hers, resulting in a soft and touching performance. The ballad perfectly represents BEYRIES’ sound. The music is captivating and takes us back to what is essential: the human heart.
The Québécois actor/poet Maxime Le Flaguais has quite a few works up his sleeve. He has a great love for his friend’s voice, as well as her knack for melodies, and so he offered her one of his poems. She picked up her guitar and the song took form musically in a matter of minutes. I was blown away, he says.
Watch and share the video for J’aurai cent ans (featuring Louis-Jean Cormier) via YouTube. The song is available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms.
J’aurai cent ans will be featured on BEYRIES’ debut album, made up of mostly-English material, to be released on February 24th, 2017 via Bonsound. In the meantime, the Montreal-based artist will open for Safia Nolin on a few dates.
02/11/16 Rimouski, QC // Cabaret Espace Scène - Salle Desjardins Telus &
03/11/16 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle &
21/01/17 Saint-Adolphe, QC // La Chèvre &
18/02/17 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine &
02/03/17 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO Sainte-Thérèse ^
18/03/17 Granby, QC // La Salle Rouge ^
& Opening for Safia Nolin
^ Opening for Groenland
M for Montreal is back and the lineup has finally been unveiled! From November 16th to 19th, don't miss acts by Groenland, Lisa LeBlanc, Yann Perreau, Les Deuxluxes, Sonic Avenues, I.D.A.L.G. and Boogat!
Groenland @ Théâtre Rialto
Wednesday, November 16th | 8:30pm
Other artists: Martha Wainwright and Joe Grass
Lisa LeBlanc, Les Deuxluxes and Sonic Avenues @ Matahari Loft
Bonsound Showcase / Closing cocktail
Friday, November 18th | 5:30pm
Entrance: Gold Badge holders only
Boogat @ Club Soda
Friday, November 18th | 11pm
Other artists: Poirier Migration Soundsystem and Sonido Paseo
Yann Perreau and I.D.A.L.G. @ Casa Del Popolo
Franco M SiriusXM
Saturday, November 19th | 2:15pm
Other artists: Zen Bamboo, Corridor, Pandaléon, Ponteix
On October 14th, 15th and 16th, 2015, Dead Obies moved into the Phi Centre to record their sophomore effort, Gesamtkunstwerk, in front of a live crowd with the musicians of Kalmunity, Canada's largest and longest running improv music collective. One year later, the band presents the film Dead Obies - Live @ Centre Phi, which captures the three-date sold-out concert series, via Vimeo on Demand. To preview the film, the winners of the 2016 Espoir FEQ prize also unveil a video for the song Oh Lord (Live).
Head over to Vimeo on Demand to rent or buy Dead Obies - Live @ Centre Phi. Watch and share the video for Oh Lord (Live) via YouTube.