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Bonsound Booking gets jazzy

Bonsound Booking gets jazzy

The Bonsound booking crew is happy to welcome two great jazz artists to their roster: Emma Frank and the Trio Jérôme Beaulieu!

Depending on when you walk in on a song, the Emma Frank Quartet might sound like folk or jazz, even R&B. It's music that never stays put, full of moving parts, shifting tempos, winding melodies. Lately people have compared Emma's voice and song writing to a young Joni Mitchell. Check out her debut album, For Being Apart, released independently last year via emmafrankmusic.com.

Modern jazz with a twist, based on a cohesive group effort rather than on personal virtuosity; that's what the members of Trio Jérôme Beaulieu are going for. The group lifted off quickly, winning both Montreal's Jazz en Rafale contest and Festi-Jazz de Rimouski's Grand Prize in their first year of existence. Listen to a few songs off their latest record, Chercher l'Équilibre, via triojeromebeaulieu.net.

Happy birthday, The Chase!

Groenland's album The Chase saw the light of day exactly one year ago today. To celebrate its one-year anniversary, CBC Music has shared this beautiful filmed performance of the band's new song Don’t Fix Me Yet, featuring the talented Lisa LeBlanc.

For those of you who missed the band's latest show in Montreal on March 13th at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, here’s the audio recorded by CBC Music. Enjoy!

New Video: Philippe B - Calorifère

A few days before releasing his fourth album, Philippe B unveils a music video directed by GPG for his song Calorifère. The album Ornithologie, la nuit will be released on April 22nd via Bonsound. It is available for pre-order on philippeb.ca (vinyl / CD / digital).

Don't miss the free album launch at Lion d'Or this Tuesday, April 22nd!

Upcoming concerts
22/04 Montreal, QC // Lion d'Or (album launch with short performance) // Free
10/05 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle // Tickets
19/06 Montreal, QC // Gesù (FrancoFolies de Montréal) // Tickets

Secret Sun signs with Bonsound!

Secret Sun signs with Bonsound!

Montreal-based Secret Sun, who creates lush and languid alternative pop songs (Brooklyn Vegan), has recently signed label and booking deals with Bonsound! Their first full-length album will be released in the fall of 2014. In the meantime, you can stream and download the song Cold Coast via the band's bandcamp. A music video will be unveiled in the next few months, so stay tuned by following them on Twitter and Facebook.

On a beautiful evening in Parc Lafontaine in 2011, Simon Landry and Anne-Marie Campbell joined forces and promised to write a series of songs for a vibrant, emotional, and luminous project named Secret Sun. Since then, they have released an EP and performed at festivals such as MEG, M for Montreal and Pop Montreal.

Franco Madness

Franco Madness

The FrancoFolies de Montréal have revealed their 26th edition's indoor line-up and, as usual, we have great suggestions for you. Check them out below.

Save for some exceptions, tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 17th at noon.

Monogrenade @ Gesù
1200 De Bleury
Friday, June 13th || 8:30pm
Opening act: Peau
Tickets

Radio Radio + Pierre Kwenders @ Métropolis
59 Ste-Catherine E.
Friday, June 13th || 9:00pm
Tickets

Philippe B + Safia Nolin @ Gesù
1200 De Bleury
Thursday, June 19th || 8:30pm
Tickets

Dead Obies @ Club Soda
1225 St-Laurent blvd.
Friday, June 20th || 7:00pm
Opening act: K6A
Tickets

Ponctuation @ Les Katacombes
1635 St-Laurent blvd.
Saturday, June 21st || 11:00pm
Other band: Les Indiens
Tickets

Tons of great shows at FEQ!

Tons of great shows at FEQ!

Many artists from Bonsound's roster will be performing at this year's FEQ! Make sure to buy your passes or tickets soon via the FEQ website.

Groenland
Loto-Québec Stage | Parc de la Francophonie
Thursday, July 3rd | 8:15pm
Other artists: Local Natives, Royal Canoe

Safia Nolin (trio)
Impérial de Québec | 252 St-Joseph E.
Thursday, July 3rd | 8:00pm
Other artists: Philémon Cimon, Pierre Lapointe

Moriarty
Loto-Québec Stage | Parc de la Francophonie
Wednesday, July 9th | 7:00pm
Other artists: Jake Bugg, Daniel Lanois

Dead Obies
Loto-Québec Stage | Parc de la Francophonie
Thursday, July 10th | 7:15pm
Other artists: Cypress Hill, Manu Militari

Monogrenade
Le Cercle | 228 St-Joseph E.
Friday, July 11th | 6:00pm

Radio Radio + Random Recipe + Pierre Kwenders
Impérial de Québec | 252 St-Joseph E.
Friday, July 11th | 8:00pm

Bonsound bands at Canadian Music Week

Bonsound bands at Canadian Music Week

Some artists from Bonsound's roster will be performing at Canadian Music Week, in Toronto, this year. Don't miss the following showcases!

Showcase presented by Two Way Monologues @ Rancho Relaxo
Thursday, May 8th
Buddy McNeil and the Magic Mirrors: 8pm
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Showcase presented by M for Montreal, Bonsound & Audio Blood @ Sneaky Dee's
Friday, May 9th
Buddy McNeil and the Magic Mirrors: 8pm
Secret Sun: 9pm
Lisa LeBlanc: Midnight
Random Recipe: 1am
Tickets

Showcase presented by Osheaga & Life Or Death PR @ Adelaide Hall
Saturday, May 10th
Groenland: 11:15pm
Tickets

Showcase presented by Two Way Monologues @ Handlebar
Saturday, May 10th
Ponctuation: 1am
Tickets

Random Recipe shares new video for Monsters&Swords

L.A. website URB.com premiered today Random Recipe‘s new music video for Monsters&Swords, off their latest album, Kill the Hook. Props to director Hugo Prévosteau for capturing the band’s energy in beautiful black & white.

Random Recipe will play at Canadian Music Week in Toronto; more details will be announced soon. See below for their upcoming tour dates.

Upcoming concerts
04/19 Hull, QC // Le Petit Chicago
05/10 Montreal, QC // SAT (L’Estival) // Tickets
05/16 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie // Tickets
05/30 Rimouski, QC // Coop Paradis // Tickets

Safia Nolin's performance for BRBR

Safia Nolin recently shot a performance with BRBR in a pre-springtime Carré Saint-Louis, in Montreal. The song she played, Valse à l'envers, can't be found anywhere else on the web so check it out here!

Safia is in the running for CBC's Searchlight contest: vote for her!

If you haven't done so yet, follow her on Twitter and like her Facebook page.

Safia will be playing in Montreal on Saturday, April 5th and will be opening for Groenland in Gatineau on April 12th.

Mark Berube to release Russian Dolls in Europe

Mark Berube to release Russian Dolls in Europe

Mark Berube and his bandmates will soon be heading on tour in Europe to celebrate the release of Russian Dolls on the other side of the Atlantic! The album will be available in Switzerland on April 11th (Two Gentlemen Records), in France on April 22nd (Harmonia Mundi) and in Germany on April 25th (Rough Trade).

If you still haven't purchased Russian Dolls, you can find it in stores, on iTunes and on markberube.com.

European Tour Dates
04/10 Fribourg, CH // Nouveau Monde
04/11 Genève, CH // La Gravière
04/12 Zurich, CH // Helsinki Klub
04/13 Neuchâtel, CH // Queen Kong Club
04/16 Berne, CH // Bee-Flat
04/17 Paris, FR // La Dame de Canton
04/23 Rennes, FR // Ubu (with Lisa LeBlanc)
04/25 Bourges, FR // Le 22 (Les Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges)
05/04 Cologne, DE // Die Wohngemeinschaft
05/05 Francfort, DE // Brotfabrik
05/06 Munich, DE // Milla Club
05/08 Berlin, DE // Kantine am Berghain
05/09 Hambourg, DE // Aalhaus
06/09 Pully, CH // Festival Pully-Lavaux à l’heure du Québec
06/14 Neuchâtel, CH // Festi’Neuch

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