Philippe B, winner of the Songwriter of the Year award at the 2014 ADISQ Gala, will perform his show for Ornithologie, la nuit one last time in Montreal at the Cinquième Salle of Place des Arts on October 9th, 2015. Tickets are on sale now on Place des Arts' website.
In celebration of the ongoing summer heat, Philippe has also released a new music video for Nous irons jusqu’au soleil. Directed by BAZ, the video follows a pack of dogs as they race across breathtaking landscapes towards - you guessed it - the sun.
15/08/15 Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC // La Bibliothèque Café-Bistro (Festival Artefact)
20/08/15 Granby, QC // Palace de Granby (Festival international de la chanson de Granby)
19/09/15 Québec, QC // Théâtre Petit Champlain / Maison de la Chanson
04/10/15 Archères, FR // Le Sax
09/10/15 Montréal, QC // Cinquième Salle de la Place des Arts
13/11/15 Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC // Théâtre Le Patriote
25/02/16 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Despréz
09/03/16 Trois-Rivières, QC // Maison de la Culture de Trois-Rivières
Today, Pierre Kwenders releases a new music video for Sorry via OkayAfrica. The song is off his debut album Le Dernier Empereur Bantou, released last fall via Bonsound.
This lyric video draws a parallel between the beginning of his musical career and those of legends such as Tabu ley Rochereau, Franco Luambo Makiadi, TP OK Jazz and Sam Mangwana. Footage of these Congolese rumba pioneers were archived by simply filming a television screen. Pierre made sure to be a part of the whole creative process and teamed up with NOMAD to create this homage to the artists whose art greatly impacted African music.
He will be part of this year’s incredible Osheaga line-up on August 1st and will head to Europe in the fall. He is also working on a few shows in the United States.
28/07/15 Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC // Parc Valois
30/07/15 Chicoutimi, QC // Festival International des Rythmes du Monde
01/08/15 Montréal, QC // Osheaga
04/08/15 Gatineau, QC // Place de la Francophonie
07/08/15 Gaspé, QC // Festival Musique du Bout du Monde
14/08/15 Sherbrooke, QC // Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke
22/08/15 Victoriaville, QC // Fête de la diversité culturelle
29/08/15 Drummondville, QC // Festival de la Poutine de Drummondville
30/08/15 Toronto, ON // Camp Wavelength Festival
02/10/15 Nijmegen, NL // Felabration
03/10/15 Amsterdam, NL // Felabration
06/10/15 Maastricht, NL
09/10/15 Sannois, FR // EMB
10/10/15 Paris, FR // La Cigale
12/10/15 Paris, FR // La Fondation Cartier
14/10/15 Toulouse, FR // Les Curiosités du Bikini
15/10/15 Paris, FR // Le MaMA
22/10/15 Budapest, HU // WOMEX
29/10/15 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Marine Cabaret
07/11/15 Québec, QC // Le Cercle
14/11/15 Châteauguay, QC // Salle Jean Pierre Houde - Centre culturel Vanier
29/01/16 Trois-Rivières, QC // Centre Culturel Pauline-Julien
After a stellar performance opening for METZ and The Black Lips at the Festival d’été de Québec, Ponctuation unveils their music video for La réalité me suffit. The song is off their latest album La réalité nous suffit, released this past April.
Co-written by Maxime Chiasson (Ponctuation’s drummer) and directed by Thomas B. Martin (who also designed the album cover), the video brings us into a cartoon universe in which a man, devastated by the death of a loved one, decides to undergo a drastic physical change.
You can still catch the band, headlining at Le Cercle tonight at 10pm, at the ongoing Festival d’été de Québec. Ponctuation will also be performing in Gatineau on July 18th, in Val-d’Or on July 23th within the FRIMAT, and in Béthanie on August 8th at the second edition of La Grosse Lanterne, before hoping over the Atlantic for a European tour.
12/07/15 Québec, QC // Théâtre Impérial (FEQ)
17/07/15 Québec, QC // Le Cercle (FEQ)
18/07/15 Gatineau, QC // Le Petit Chicago
23/07/15 Val d'Or, QC // Microbrasserie Le Prospecteur (FRIMAT)
08/08/15 Béthanie, QC // La Grosse Lanterne
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.
Milk & Bone shares the premiere of their new video for Coconut Water today on Pigeons and Planes. Featured on their debut album Little Mourning released on March 17th via Bonsound, the estival track has played a big role in the band’s popularity rise since it was first unveiled in August 2014.
While Little Mourning has been making waves in Canada, Milk & Bone’s next step will be to release a shortened version of their debut album to the American public. The album will be available digitally in the U.S. on April 21st 2015 via Honeymoon.
Upcoming Tour Dates
04/16 Ottawa, ON // Théâtre du CNA *
04/21 New York City, NY // Le Poisson Rouge ^
04/24 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada *
04/30 Saguenay, QC // Théâtre Banque Nationale *
05/01 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre Impérial *
05/07 L’Assomption, QC // Théâtre Hector Charland *
05/09 Shawinigan, QC // Centre des Arts de Shawinigan *
05/22 Montreal, QC // Métropolis *
08/08 Béthanie, QC // La Grosse Lanterne
* Opening for Ariane Moffatt
^ Opening for Christine and The Queens
The Independant Music Awards recently announced the nominations for their 14th edition and, once again this year, Bonsound is very well represented. Dead Obies, Mark Berube, Radio Radio and Secret Sun are all nominated in at least one category.
Dead Obies is nominated in the Rap/Hip Hop Album category for Montreal $ud.
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Mark Berube is nominated in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album category for Russian Dolls and in the Short Form Music Video category for Carnival.
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Radio Radio is nominated in the Rap/Hip Hop Album category for Ej feel zoo.
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Secret Sun is nominated in the Indie/Alt. Rock Album category for Cold Coast.
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In each category, a winner will be picked by a jury and another winner will be picked by the public. The jury will include artists and people from the music industry. The public vote will be open until Friday July 31st, 2015 via the IMA Vox Pop Jukebox.
Safia Nolin releases the video for Igloo, her very first original song. This new version of the previously released single will appear on her debut album, set to be released at the end of the summer via Bonsound.
To keep the never-ending winter chill at bay, the singer-songwriter builds a unique refuge in the middle of her apartment. The song is striking and emotionally-loaded, and her vocals manage to embody all of the world’s loneliness.
Upon first hearing the song, director Gabriel Poirier-Galarneau was reminded of an igloo-shaped art installation made of sixty or so speakers by Montreal interdisciplinary artist Alexis O’Hara. She agreed to re-create a version of her work for the purposes of this project, and the video’s construction whole heartedly embraces the song’s slow, waltz-like tempo. The result will leave you anything but cold.