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.
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 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
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.
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.
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
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.
(...) 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
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
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
Gabrielle Papillon @ Burdock
Friday, May 8th | 8:00pm
Other artists: Josh Savage, Belladonna, Ivory Hours, Gold Complex and Birds of Belwoods
Rich Aucoin @ Great Hall
Saturday, May 9th | 7:30pm
Other artists: Glass Gang, RLMDL, Tora, Pick A Piper and Humans
Secret Sun @ Dakota Tavern
Saturday, May 9th | 7:30pm
Other artists: Chad Price, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Ivory Hours, Beams, Midday Swim and Spirit Animal
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
The FrancoFolies de Montréal recently announced their in-door lineup, and Monogrenade will be doing a show as part of the Tournée des Francos.
The tour’s concept is simple: three artists from three different countries perform in all three FrancoFolies festivals. Monogrenade will share the stage at L’Astral with Belgian singer Antoine Chance and French trio Baden Baden on June 13th. Tickets are on sale now on the FrancoFolies’ website.
The three artists will then continue the Tournée des Francos in Spa, Belgium and La Rochelle, France.
Monogrenade @ L’Astral
Tournée des Francos
Saturday, June 13th | 19:30pm
Other artists: Antoine Chance and Baden Baden
Montreal's International Jazz Fest will be back from June 26th to July 5th 2015 for its 36th edition. The indoor programming was officially unveiled this morning, and three artists from the Bonsound team are part of it.
Emma Frank will be in concert on June 27th at L'Astral, Lisa LeBlanc will bring her Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted concert to the Club Soda on July 2nd and Milk & Bone will also perform there on July 4th.
Tickets for Emma Frank and Lisa LeBlanc will go on sale on April 23rd at noon and are already available on the festival's web site for Milk & Bone.
Emma Frank @ L'Astral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan)
June 27th | 6pm
Lisa LeBlanc @ Club Soda
Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted
July 2nd | 10pm
Milk & Bone @ Club Soda
July 4th | 10pm
Other artist: Foxtrott
The Canadian Music Week announced the nominees for the 2015 SiriusXM Indies Music Awards. For this 15th edition, Lisa LeBlanc, Philippe B, Radio Radio and Rich Aucoin each receive a nomination.
Lisa LeBlanc is nominated in the Female Artist of the Year category.
Philippe B and Radio Radio are nominated in the Francophone Artist or Group of the Year category.
Rich Aucoin is nominated in the Male Artist of the Year category.
Both public and industry votes will decide the winners. Subscribe here to vote.
Radio Radio unveils the music video for Tcheindre Together off their latest album Ej feel zoo. The video, featuring Quebecois personalities Anne-Marie Withenshaw and Philippe Fehmiu, presents a rivalry in which two TV hosts literally fight over the same woman. Directed by Jonathan Bensimon, the humoristic video takes place in a retro kitsch universe with a 70’s game-show esthetic.
Released in March 2014 via Bonsound, Ej feel zoo, Radio Radio’s fourth studio album, has been nominated in several categories at the 2015 East Coast Music Awards and at the 2014 Gala de l’ADISQ. The band has been keeping audiences dancing since then while they perform across Canada.