Congrats to all the artists and industry folks nominated this year at the (GAMIQ)! A very special mention goes out to La Grosse Lanterne up for the Music Festival of the Year trophy!
10 categories are open to the public this year. Follow the links below to vote for your faves!
Milk & Bone
Pop Album of the Year (for Little Mourning)
Breakthrough Artist of the Year - Vote here!
Song of the Year (for Coconut Water) - Vote here!
Electro Album of the Year (for Le Dernier Empereur Bantou)
Artist of the Year - Vote here!
Rock Album of the Year (for La réalité nous suffit)
Album Artwork of the Year (Louis-Alexandre Beauregard for La réalité nous suffit) - Vote here!
Breakthrough Artist of the Year - Vote here!
Pop Album of the Year (for Cold Coast)
Record Label of the Year - Vote here!
La Grosse Lanterne
Music Festival of the Year - Vote here!
Check out the Dead Obies' promo video Dead Obies au Centre PHI - Les auditions of their three-concerts series at Centre PHI! It's starring a slew of Quebecois personalities including Joël Legendre, Phil Roy, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Julianne Côté and Adib Alkhalidey.
As you may already know, Dead Obies will record their next album of entirely new songs in front of a live audience during a three-concerts series at PHI Centre on October 14th, 15th and 16th. Tickets for the shows are on sale now via deadobies.com and on PHI Centre’s website! The October 16th show is now sold-out, but tickets for the first two nights are still available.
For the occasion, the performances by MCs Yes Mccan, Snail Kid, O.G. BEAR, 20Some and RCA, along with producer VNCE, will be backed by musicians from Kalmunity, Canada's largest and longest running improv music collective. The audience will get to experience an immersive and interactive multimedia concert complete with wild projections and a mean light show. Dead Obies will also take advantage of these three PHI Centre shows to shoot two music videos and a short documentary film around the creation of their new album.
Bonsound and our talented artists have garnered cool nominations at this year's Gala de l'ADISQ, L'Autre Gala and Gala de l'industrie. Congrats to all the artists and industry folks nominated this year!
Band or Duo of the Year - Vote for them here!
Album of the Year - World Music (forr Le Dernier Empereur Bantou)
Video fo the Year (for Mardi Gras feat. Jacobus)
Record Label of the Year
Management Company of the Year
Publicity Team of the Year
Promo Web Team of the Year
Concert Producers of the Year
Album Artwork of the Year (for Little Mourning by Milk & Bone / Design by Soleil Denault, 3D artwork by Jean-Michel Simard & Arthur Segura)
Album Artwork of the Year (for Cold Coast by Secret Sun / Concept by Hervé Baillargeon, Zacharie Laverty, Andrée-Jade Hélie)
Beginning September 18, Rich Aucoin’s Karaoke Carnival Tour makes its way across Canada with help from The Elwins and Foreign Diplomats.
On November 7, the tour makes a stop in Yarmouth, NS for Nova Scotia Music Week where Aucoin and his latest LP, Ephemeral, were just nominated for awards in 6 different categories: Entertainer of the Year, Solo Recording of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Recording of the Year, Digital Artist of the Year, and Electronic Artist of the Year.
RICH AUCOIN’S KARAOKE CARNIVAL TOUR DATES
09/18 Toronto, ON // Lee’s Palace (TURF Club Series)^
09/19 Toronto, ON // TURF Festival
09/25 Kitchener, ON // KOI Fest
09/26 Kitchener, ON // KOI Fest
10/09 Dijon, FR // La Vapeur
10/10 Laval, FR // 6par4
10/13 Lille, FR // La Péniche
10/15 Nancy, FR // Nancy Jazz Pulsations
10/16 Namur, BE
10/23 Halifax, NS // Rebecca Cohen Theatre (Halifax Pop Explosion) w/ Symphony NS
10/24 Halifax, NS // Rebecca Cohen Theatre (Halifax Pop Explosion) w/ Symphony NS
10/27 Chicoutimi, QC // Le Sous Bois *
10/28 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle *
10/29 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Bar Le Cha-Cha *
10/30 Sherbrooke, QC // Bar Le Magog *
11/06 Charlottetown, PEI // Hunter’s Ale House
11/07 Yarmouth, NS // Rodd Grand (Nova Scotia Music Week)
11/09 Saskatoon, SK // Amigos^
11/10 Calgary, AB // Commonwealth^
11/11 Edmonton, AB // Starlite^
11/12 Kelowna, BC // Habitat^
11/13 Vancouver, BC // The Fox Cabaret^
11/14 Victoria, BC // Distrikt^
^with The Elwins
*with Foreign Diplomats
Safia Nolin's debut album, Limoilou, was released on September 11th via Bonsound! The album is available in stores, on iTunes and on Bandcamp (digital/cd/vinyl), as well as on all streaming platforms. Make sure to catch her live in upcoming months.
16/09/15 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle
26/09/15 Laval, QC // Festival MRCY
08/10/15 Varennes, QC // Maison Saint-Louis
09/10/15 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine
10/10/15 Montreal, QC // Cabaret Lion d'Or (Coup de coeur francophone)
19/11/15 Trois-Rivières, QC // Maison de la Culture de Trois-Rivières
28/11/15 Ottawa, ON // Quatrième Salle du CNA
05/02/16 Ste-Geneviève, QC // Amphithéâtre de la Salle Pauline-Julien (Double bill with David Portelance)
25/02/16 Laval, QC // Maison des Arts de Laval (Double bill with Philippe Brach)
27/02/16 La Baie, QC // Bistro-café Summum
Following a brilliant performance at this year’s Osheaga festival, Pierre Kwenders announces his headline performance at the Fairmount Theatre on November 13th. Orchestrated by Kwenders, the event will be the first edition of the Wakanda Club, an annual party that celebrates people who make a point of mixing all kinds of musical styles. Tickets are now on sale!
On the evening of the 13th, Pierre Kwenders will join forces with performances by talented young artists such as Montreal band Dear Denizen, Toronto R&B crooner Brendan Philip, a DJ set by VNCE (Dead Obies) and a few surprises. The party will carry on until the wee hours of the morning, or at least until the club closes at 3am.
Pierre Kwenders plans on hoping over the Atlantic this October for a European tour with stops in France, Hungary and the Netherlands. A mini-tour through the United States is also in the works.
10/09/15 Gatineau, QC // AXENÉO7 (Festival de l'Outaouais Émergent)
12/09/15 Montreal, QC // Scène Desjardins 360 (OUMF Festival - DJ set)
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 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle
13/11/15 Montreal, QC // Fairmount Theatre (Wakanda Club)
14/11/15 Châteauguay, QC // Salle Jean Pierre Houde - Centre culturel Vanier
29/01/16 Trois-Rivières, QC // Centre Culturel Pauline-Julien
19/09/15 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre Petit Champlain - Maison de la Chanson (Tickets)
04/10/15 Achères, FR // Le Sax (L’Estival)
09/10/15 Montreal, QC // Cinquième Salle de la Place des Arts (Tickets)
13/11/15 Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC // Théâtre Le Patriote (Tickets)
19/11/15 Jonquière, QC // Café-Théâtre Côté-Cour (Tickets)
25/02/16 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Despréz (Tickets)
09/03/16 Trois-Rivières, QC // Maison de la Culture de Trois-Rivières (Tickets)
Today, Safia Nolin releases a new song Acide, off her upcoming debut album Limoilou, to be released on September 11th via Bonsound. Limoilou is available for pre-order via bandcamp and iTunes.
The launch party for Limoilou will take place on September 9th at the Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End church’s basement, 5035 Saint-Dominique Street, Montreal. Fans are welcome to join Safia for a short performance, which will be followed by DJ sets. Admission is free with the purchase of the album. Safia will also be performing at Coup de coeur francophone festival on November 10th at Cabaret Lion d’Or.
In other news, last week Safia dropped a creepy video for her song Ce matin as an ode to the iconic horror movie The Blair Witch Project.
09/06/15 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Agora des Arts (FME)
09/09/15 Montreal, QC // Sous-sol de l’église Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End (Lancement)
09/16/15 Quebec, QC // Le Cercle
09/26/15 Laval, QC // Festival MRCY
10/08/15 Varennes, QC // Maison Saint-Louis
10/09/15 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine
10/10/15 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Zaricot
11/10/15 Montreal, QC // Cabaret Lion d’Or (Coup de coeur francophone)
11/19/15 Trois-Rivières, QC // Maison de la Culture de Trois-Rivières
02/05/16 Ste-Geneviève, QC // Amphithéâtre de la Salle Pauline-Julien
02/25/16 Laval, QC // Maison des Arts de Laval
02/26/16 Saint-Félicien, QC // Cégep de Saint-Félicien
02/27/16 La Baie, QC // Café Summum
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 Quebec, QC // Théâtre Petit Champlain / Maison de la Chanson
04/10/15 Archères, FR // Le Sax
09/10/15 Montreal, 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
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 Quebec, QC // Théâtre Impérial (FEQ)
17/07/15 Quebec, 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