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Misc unveils a second live performance for Messenger

Misc shares a second sample of their performance from the album launch. Watch and share the video for Messenger via YouTube.

Messenger (from the album Misery is a Butterfly by Blonde Redhead) was suggested by bassist Philippe Leduc, and was quickly added to their repertoire after some exploration. They love to perform this song because of its great vigor and for the variation of intensity it suggests. Philippe Leduc about Messenger: A cover is like a recipe that we try to transform by adding and removing some ingredients. For this one, we felt that we could give it our own personal twist.

Pianist Jérôme Beaulieu, drummer William Côté and bass player Philippe Leduc will perform during the Montreal International Jazz Festival for a third time on July 2nd at L’Astral. To play during the Montreal Jazz Fest is always a great experience for us, we are super excited to be back to perform songs off our new album! - Jérôme Beaulieu.

Misc will then fly off to France for a series of shows in July.

Tour Dates
02/07/16 Montréal, QC // L'Astral (Festival de Jazz de Montréal)
12/07/16 Vienne, Fr// Festival Jazz à Vienne
15/07/16 Paris, Fr // Cave du 38 Riv'
16/07/16 Parthenay, Fr // Le Jazz bat la Campagne
22/07/16 Ardenos-les-Bains, Fr // Andernos jazz festival
11/08/16 St-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC // Parc des Pionniers
04/11/16 Ottawa, ON // Centre National des Arts

Les Deuxluxes, Dead Obies and Safia Nolin nominated for the EspoirFEQ 2016 prize

Les Deuxluxes, Dead Obies and Safia Nolin nominated for the EspoirFEQ 2016 prize

Great news for Bonsound artists! Les Deuxluxes, Dead Obies and Safia Nolin have all been nominated for the EspoirFEQ 2016 prize!

The award recognizes the talent of a Quebecois artist within the Festival d'été de Québec line-up. The winner will get the Bourse Sirius XM - FEQ of $10 000, a custom made guitar, offered by Quebec stringed-instrument maker Pierre-Luc Asselin, and appearance in different festivals all over the year. Pierre Kwenders won it in 2016.

The winner will be unveiled on July 9th.

Safia Nolin's Igloo nominated for the 2016 Prix de la chanson SOCAN

Safia Nolin's Igloo nominated for the 2016 Prix de la chanson SOCAN

Great news for Safia: her song_ Igloo_, off her debut album Limoilou, is nominated for the 2016 Prix de la chanson SOCAN! The winner will be unveiled on July 6th. Until then, make sure to vote for Igloo (once a day) there ---> Safia Nolin - Igloo

She made this amazing video to convince you to vote for her. Check it out!

Safia Nolin is also one of 10 finalists for the 2016 Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson! She will perform at this year's FrancoFolies de Montréal on June 16th at Club Soda. RSVP on the Facebook Event and purchase your tickets online.

ALA.NI announces the release of You & I in Canada and shares a video

ALA.NI’s performance at the 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival enthralled and amazed her audience. Since then, she’s released her 12-track album on the renowned Paris-based label No format! on March 6 2016 in Europe, a record that evolved from 4 EPs released over each season in 2015.

Bonsound is proud to be part of the digital release of the British singer with Caribbean roots’ debut album on July 1st in Canada. Be sure to catch her next performance at Club Soda on July 7th, as part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Pre-order the album You & I now via iTunes.

Today, ALA.NI releases her self-directed video for her song Ol’ Fashioned Kiss. The images are a literal depection of the song’s title, and portrays an ode to tenderness and intimacy. Watch Ol’ Fashioned Kiss now via Youtube.

BEYRIES unveils her video for Soldier and signs with Bonsound

It is with great excitement that BEYRIES announces her signing with Bonsound (label and booking). Just before her summer tour across Western Canada, she unveils a video directed by Marie Belzil (multimedia director at MOMENT FACTORY: Foresta Lumina, Jay-Z, LAX Airport, etc.), for Soldier, the very first song she wrote and the first single from her upcoming debut album, produced by Alex McMahon (Ariane Moffatt, Alex Nevsky, Betty Bonifassi), set to be released in 2017.

Watch and share the video for Soldier via YouTube.

BEYRIES is a singer-songwriter and self-taught musician born in Montreal. La Presse’s Émilie Côté has described her music, saying that a peaceful strength springs from her voice and comforting melodies. She took refuge at an early age in the beauty of her family piano which became a reassuring and immersive soundtrack for her childhood. Several years later came the desire to share and convert the vestiges of her past into lyrics and melodies.

Tour Dates
06/18 Toronto, ON // Drake Hotel (NXNE - Opening for Bertrand Belin)
07/14 Chilliwack, BC // Bozzini's Restaurant (Opening for Martin Harley)
07/18 Salt Spring Island, BC // Pitchfork Social
07/23 Cowichan Valley, BC // Rock of the Woods festival
08/13 Water Valley, AB // Rootstock
09/30 Victoriaville, QC // Le Carré 150: Cabaret Guy-Aubert (Opening for Safia Nolin)
10/07 Magog, QC // Vieux Clocher de Magog (Opening for Safia Nolin)
11/02 Rimouski, QC // Salle Desjardins-Telus - Cabaret Espace Scène (Opening for Safia Nolin)

Bonsound artists at the FrancoFolies de Montréal!

The 2016 FrancoFolies de Montréal, happening from June 9th-18th, has now announced their complete lineup. And you definitely shouldn't miss indoor shows by Safia Nolin, Yann Perreau and I.D.A.L.G., as well as outdoor concerts by Dead Obies, Loïc April and Samito.

Dead Obies @ Ford Stage
Opening Event with Brown, Alaclair Ensemble, Loud Lary Ajust
Thursday, June 9th | 6pm
Free!

I.D.A.L.G. @ Métropolis
Opening for Les Trois Accords
Friday, June 10th | 9pm
Tickets

Loïc April (acoustic set) @ Foire des Francos
Saturday, June 11th | 1pm
Free!

Samito @ La Zone Molson Canadian
Double Bill with La Bronze
Thursday, June 16th | 5pm
Free!

Safia Nolin @ Club Soda
Thursday, June 16th | 7pm
Tickets

Yann Perreau @ Club Soda
Friday, June 17th | 7pm
Première partie: Amylie
Tickets

New artist: Loïc April shares his DIV/SION EP

New artist: Loïc April shares his DIV/SION EP

Recently signed to Bonsound, today Loïc April releases his debut EP DIV/SION on all digital platforms. First launched independently on his Bandcamp page last January, the EP rapidly carved out a place for itself on Montreal’s alternative radio stations. DIV/SION is a strikingly well-composed work of shoegaze rock, blending dreamy pop melodies and introspective lyrics with reverb and guitar distortion. The three songs, written by Loïc, were recorded with several of his musician friends and mixed by Jean-Michel Coutu (Duchess Says, Pypy, Jesuslesfilles, I.D.A.L.G.).

Influenced as much by Slowdive and the Pixies as by Françoise Hardy, the self-taught multi-instrumentalist has a liking for unorthodox and melodious chord progressions. The result is a timeless and vivid French rock record.

Discover DIV/SION today on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music.

Tour Dates
06/01 Montreal, QC // Brasserie Beaubien (with Zuzu's Petals)
06/11 Montreal, QC // Foire des Francos
07/06 Montreal, QC // Perfecto
07/28 Châteauguay, QC // Salle Jean Pierre Houde - Centre culturel Vanier (Opening for Safia Nolin)

Safia Nolin nominated for the Prix Félix-Leclerc

Safia Nolin nominated for the Prix Félix-Leclerc

Congrats to Safia Nolin who is one of 10 finalistes for the 2016 Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson! The prize allows two winners, one from Quebec and another from France, to get known on the other side of the Atlantic. The Quebecois winner will be unveiled on June 15th as part of the 28th edition of the FrancoFolies de Montréal and will be invited to take part to the Francofolies de La Rochelle in 2017.

Safia will perform at this year's FrancoFolies de Montréal on June 16th at Club Soda. RSVP on the Facebook Event and purchase your tickets online.

Shows

This week

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Samito

Caraquet, NB|
Festival des arts visuels en Atlantique

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Friday
24
Jun.

Pierre Kwenders

MontréalQC
Place de Castelnau
Fête Nationale du Québec dans Villeray
10:45pm - All Ages

Free

Friday
24
Jun.

Yann Perreau

MontréalQC
Place de Castelnau
Fête Nationale du Québec dans Villeray
9:00pm (doors at 6:00pm) - All Ages
Opening act: Pierre Kwenders

Free

Friday
24
Jun.

Samito

CaraquetNB
Festival des arts visuels en Atlantique
Festival Des Arts Visuels En Atlantique
- All Ages
Friday
24
Jun.

Dead Obies

LavalQC
Centre de la nature
Spectacle de la Fête Nationale du Québec 2016
(doors at 6:00pm) - All Ages
Double Safia Nolin

Free

Friday
24
Jun.

Safia Nolin

LavalQC
Centre de la nature
Spectacle de la Fête Nationale du Québec 2016
9:00pm (doors at 6:00pm) - All Ages
Double Dead Obies

Free

Saturday
25
Jun.

Samito

Ste-Anne-des-MontsQC
Auberge Festive Sea Shack
10:00pm (doors at 5:00pm) - All Ages
26
Jun.

Yann Perreau

HamiltonON
Gage Park
FrancoFest Hamilton
7:00pm - All Ages

Free

Wednesday
29
Jun.

BEYRIES

Saint-BonifaceMB
Le Jardin des Sculptures
Les Mercredis en Musique
12:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Del Barber

Free

Thursday
30
Jun.

DJ Champion

MontréalQC
Club Soda
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
10:00pm - All Ages
Thursday
30
Jun.

Jean-Michel Blais

Sold out
MontréalQC
Le Balcon Cabaret Music-Hall
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
6:00pm - All Ages
Friday
01
Jul.

Samito

Trois-RivièresQC
Le FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières
FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières
- All Ages
Friday
01
Jul.

Jean-Michel Blais

MontréalQC
Le Balcon Cabaret Music-Hall
Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
6:00pm - All Ages
Friday
01
Jul.

Radio Radio

VictoriaBC
Victoria Canada Day
Victoria Canada Day
- All Ages

Free

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