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Lisa LeBlanc unveils a new song off her new album to be released this fall

Singer-songwriter Lisa LeBlanc returns in full force with Dump the Guy ASAP, a new single with an hawaiian vibe. Stream and share Dump the Guy ASAP via YouTube. The single is out now on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms.

Sometimes your friends date losers. I myself have dated losers. This is a solidarity tune, Lisa LeBlanc explains.

The song is from her upcoming third album to be released on September 30th via Bonsound. This new mostly-English LP draws from classic rock, indie-rock, folk, and blues, and adds a few spaghetti western touches.

The Acadian artist will perform across Canada over the next few weeks and will tour France this fall.

Visit lisaleblanc.ca for all her tour dates.

You & I d’ALA.NI is out now!

You & I d’ALA.NI is available now online (iTunes / Apple Music / Spotify)!

The British singer with Caribbean roots is back in Montreal and be sure to catch her performance at Club Soda on July 7th, as part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Today, ALA.NI presents her self-directed video for her song Suddenly. Somewhat enigmatic, the black and white images are in perfect harmony with the elegant interrupted cadence in the song. Watch Suddenly now via Youtube.

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

Shows

This week

25August | Thursday

Radio Radio

Montréal, QC|
Place Gérald-Godin

26August | Friday

Boogat

Lévis, QC|
Terrasse Délice Resto Nightclub

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Thursday
25
Aug.

Pierre Kwenders

GranbyQC
Pub du Village
Festival International de la Chanson de Granby
11:00pm - All Ages

Tickets sold at the door

Thursday
25
Aug.

Radio Radio

MontréalQC
Place Gérald-Godin
8:00pm - All Ages

Free

Thursday
25
Aug.

Dead Obies

DrummondvilleQC
Festival de la Poutine
Festival de la Poutine
6:00pm (doors at 5:00pm) - All Ages
Thursday
25
Aug.

Milk & Bone

ChâteauguayQC
Salle Jean Pierre Houde - Centre culturel Vanier
8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm) - All Ages
Friday
26
Aug.

Yann Perreau

Cap-aux-MeulesQC
Pas Perdus
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - All Ages
Friday
26
Aug.

Boogat

LévisQC
Terrasse Délice Resto Nightclub
5:30pm (doors at 5:00pm) - All Ages
Friday
26
Aug.

Les Deuxluxes

OttawaON
House of Targ
10:00pm (doors at 9:00pm) - 19+
Friday
26
Aug.

Pierre Kwenders

TorontoON
Yonge & Dundas Square
Indie Fridays at Yonge-Dundas Square
8:00pm - All Ages

Free

Saturday
27
Aug.

Radio Radio

Salaberry-de-ValleyfieldQC
Parc Delpha-Sauvé
Artefact Festival
10:15pm - All Ages
Saturday
27
Aug.

Pierre Kwenders

GranbyQC
Parc Daniel-Johnson
Festival International de la Chanson de Granby
9:00pm - All Ages

Free

Saturday
27
Aug.

Les Deuxluxes

St-Jean-Port-JoliQC
St-Jean-Port Joli Domaine
Festival BivouaK'alooza
- All Ages
Saturday
27
Aug.

Safia Nolin

DrummondvilleQC
Festival de la Poutine
Festival de la Poutine
6:00pm - All Ages
Tuesday
30
Aug.

Dead Obies

VictoriavilleQC
Cégep de Victoriaville
9:00pm (doors at 8:30pm) - All Ages

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