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Mark Berube returns to Quebec for a few shows

Mark Berube returns to Quebec for a few shows

After spending several months in Europe, Mark Berube will be back in Quebec for a few performances this March. This is your chance to (re-)discover him in concert, since he'll be flying back over the Atlantic ocean soon after.

Don't miss his show in Montreal at Lion d'Or on March 20th, presented by Bonsound Concerts! Tickets are on sale now.

Upcoming shows
03/13 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Le Zaricot (Tickets)
03/14 Val David, QC // Le Mouton Noir (Tickets)
03/18 Trois-Rivières, QC // Le Temps d’une Pinte
03/19 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Marine Cabaret (Tickets)
03/20 Montreal, QC // Lion d’Or (Tickets)
03/21 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle

FME's Winter Edition

FME's Winter Edition

Rouyn-Noranda's FME is so much fun that we all want to make the eight-hour trek more than once a year! That's why Quartiers d'hiver, FME's winter edition, was created.

The festival's first edition will take place between January 29th and 31st with shows by Groenland, Monogrenade, Pierre Kwenders, Boogat and many more! Tickets are on sale now.

Groenland @ Agora des Arts
Opening Concert
January 29th | 8pm
Other artists: Caroline Keating, Emilie & Ogden

Monogrenade @ Agora des Arts
January 30th | 8pm
Other artists: Max Jury, Catherine Leduc

Pierre Kwenders @ Au Diable Rond
January 30th | Midnight

Boogat @ Agora des Arts
Family Concert
January 31st | 1pm

Random Recipe to release Kill the Hook in France

Random Recipe to release Kill the Hook in France

Random Recipe will return to France in the new year to present their most recent album, Kill the Hook! Their tour will begin in Roubaix (France) on January 28th and will end in Capaccio (Italy) on February 23rd. The album will be available digitally on January 5th, 2015.

Upcoming Shows
15/01/28 Roubaix, FR // La cave aux poètes
15/01/29 Mulhouse, FR // Le Noumatrouff
15/01/30 Paris, FR // Le Petit Bain
15/02/04 Dijon, FR // La Vapeur
15/02/05 Caen, FR // Le Cargo
15/02/06 Orleans, FR // L'Astrolabe
15/02/07 Evreux, FR // L'Abordage
15/02/10 Bordeaux, FR // iBoat
15/02/11 Nantes, FR // Pôle Étudiant (Festival HIP OPsession)
15/02/12 Niort, FR // Le Camji
15/02/13 St-Nazaire, FR
15/02/14 Brest/Châteaulin, FR // Run Ar Puns
15/02/16 Parma, IT // Caffe' dei Marchesi
15/02/17 Benevento, IT // LabUS
15/02/18 Avellino, IT // Tilt
15/02/19 Vitulazio, IT // Mr. Molly's
15/02/20 Campagna, IT // Acqua e Fuoco
15/02/21 Monte San Giacomo, IT // McLogan Pub
15/02/22 Bari, IT // Reverso
15/02/23 Capaccio, IT // Casa Rubini

Bonsound's Top 5 Albums of 2014

Check out which albums and shows the Bonsound crew enjoyed in 2014. Besides the release date, the only other rule was to not pick an album/a show by an artist related to Bonsound (management, label, booking and/or pr).

Please note that we'll be out of the office as of Friday, December 19th. We'll be back on Monday, January 5th.

LE TOP 5 DE QUEEN 'LIZABETH SA ROYAL HIGHNESS DU LABEL
1. Savages | Fuckers / Dream Baby Dream
2. St. Vincent | St. Vincent
3. The Barr Brothers | Sleeping Operator
4. Amelia Curran | They Promised You Mercy
5. Arkells | High Noon

Show de l'année: Arcade Fire @ Parc Jean-Drapeau (duh).

LE TOP 5 DE MPG LA BOSS DE LA TIMBREUSE (en ordre alphabétique pour faire changement)
Black Atlass | Young Bloods EP
Caribou | Our Love
Country | Failure
D'Angelo | Black Messiah
Jacques Greene | After Life After Party + Phantom Vibrate (note: ça compte juste pour 1 là, c'est des bébés EP de 2-3 tounes)

Show de l'année: Violent Femmes @ Métropolis - Le show pref de mon inner-teenager.

LE TOP 5 DE JAYZUS aka JAY aka JJ aka BARBE DE VELOURS
1. Beyoncé | Beyoncé (The Platinum Edition)
2. FKA Twigs | LP1
3. Mary J. Blige | The London Sessions
4. Loud Lary Ajust | Blue Volvo
5. Tinashe | Aquarius

Show de l'année: Miley Cyrus @ Centre Bell - Fallait y être pour comprendre. C'était juste crazy/fun/party.

LE TOP 5 D'ALEX LE HOTTEST MARKETING WIZ IN THA WORLD
1. The Celestics | Supreme Laziness
2. Loud Lary Ajust | Blue Volvo
3. Schoolboy Q | Oxymoron
4. Future | Honest
5. Sohn | Tremors

Show de l'année: Childish Gambino @ Osheaga

LE TOP 5 DE FLOBINE LA MOM LA PLUS PRATICO-PRATIQUE EVER
1. Angel Olsen | Burn Your Fire For No Witness
2. SOHN | Tremors
3. Damien Jurado | Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
4. Jungle | Jungle
5. Sharon Van Etten | Are We There
Et je me permets une mention spéciale pleine d'<3 pour un EP: Les Deuxluxes | Traitement Deuxluxes

Show de l'année: Sohn @ Il Motore - C'était tellement bon que j'en ai momentanément oublié la violente et tenace odeur de vieux pipi provenant des toilettes.

LE TOP 5 DE MAT LE TALLEST BOOKER ON EARTH (en ordre aléatoire)
Alvvays | Alvvays
BadBadNotGood | III
Beck | Morning Phase
Spencer Burton | Don’t Let the World See Your Love
The Barr Brothers | Sleeping Operator

Show de l'année: Thee Oh Sees @ Le National - mais mention à Ronnie Spector @ Rialto, tant d’émotions!

LE TOP 5 DE JOSETTE LA PRO D'LA PROD ET DU #SELFIE
01. SOHN | Tremors
02. Eman X Vlooper | XXL
03. Odesza | In return
04. Tinashe | Aquarius
05. Loud Lary Ajust | Blue Volvo

Show de l’année: The Brooks @ Coup d’Grâce à St-Prime - J’aurais voulu que ce show-là dure forever. Une chance, l’jam dans l’garage à Noël a fait durer l’plaisir un peu.

LE TOP 5 DE GÉRANT MASSE LE RÉNO-DÉCO MASTER (en ordre aléatoire)
Beck | Morning Phase
Wu-Tang Clan | A Better Tomorrow
Leonard Cohen | Popular Problems
Karen O | Crush Songs
BadBadNotGood | III

Show de l'année: BadBadNotGood @ Club Soda / Festival de Jazz de Montréal

LE TOP 5 DE MARGAUX L'ÉTERNELLE ENTHOUSIASTE NEWBIE
01. Jungle | Jungle
02. Caribou | Our Love
03. Alt-J | This Is All Yours
04. Chet Faker | Built On Glass
05. The Dø | Shake Shook Shaken

Shows de l'année: Nils Frahm @ Métropolis / M pour Montréal + Arcade Fire @ Parc Jean-Drapeau

LE TOP 5 DE YUNG JC LE GÉRANT BIKER HIVERNAL (fais 'tention, JC!)
1. Run the Jewels | Run the Jewels 2
2. BADBADNOTGOOD | III
3. St. Vincent | St. Vincent
4. Loud Lary Ajust | Blue Volvo
5. Heat | EP

Show de l'année: Outkast @ Osheaga (parce que tsé, quand même, Outkast...)

LE TOP 5 DE MARIE-LISE LA MASTER DES DÉPÔTS DIRECTS ET DU CHÉQUIER ET DE LA MASTERCARD ET DE, ET DE, ...
1. BADBADNOTGOOD | III
2. Jungle | Jungle
3. The Celestics | Supreme Laziness
4. Allah-Las | Worship The Sun
5. Alvvays | Alvvays

Show de l'année: Justin Timberlake @ Centre Bell

LE TOP 5 DE JANE LA PLUS CUTE PR AU PLUS GROS APPÉTIT EVER
1. Temples | Sun Structures
2. Heat | EP
3. St. Vincent | St. Vincent
4. Lykke Li | I Never Learn
5. Leonard Cohen | Popular Problems

Shows de l’année: Broken Bells @ Métropolis ex-aequo avec Temples @ Cabaret du Mile End

LE TOP 5 DE MER LA BOOKERESSE BARISTA-IN-THE-MAKING (dans l'ordre qu'elle les écouterait à partir du matin jusqu'au dodo) The War On Drugs | Lost in the Dream
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib | Piñata
BADBADNOTGOOD | III
Eleventeen Eston | Delta Horizon
Lewis | L'Amour
*Mention spéciale aux albums sortis sur Numero Group et Awesome Tapes cette année.

Show de l'année: BADBADNOTGOOD @ Le Cercle dans le cadre du Festival d'Été de Québec

LE TOP 5 DE PAT LE BOOKER QUI MAINTIENT L'INDUSTRIE DU DISQUE PHYSIQUE À LUI SEUL
1. SKATERS | Manhattan
2. Jenny Lewis | The Voyager
3. St. Vincent | St. Vincent
4. Best Coast | Fade Away
5. Chromeo | White Women

Shows de l'année: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ Albany, NY + Billy Joel @ Festival d'été de Québec
*mentions honorables: Beck @ Jazz Fest/MTL, Haim @ Osheaga, Perfect Pussy @ Suoni Per Il Popolo, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc ;)

LE TOP 5 DE GOURMET LE GÉRANT AU COAT DE CUIR 4 SAISONS
Pypy | Pagan Day
Les Deuxluxes | Traitement Deuxluxe
V/A | Peru Bravo | Funk, Soul & Funk From Peru's Radical Decade (lien)
Off | Wasted Years
Moodoïd | Le monde Möö

Show de l'année: Kraftwerk @ Métropolis = perfection

Philippe B presents a video for his song Ornithologie I

Recently awarded the Félix for Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 ADISQ Gala, Philippe B now shares a video for a re-orchestrated version of his song Ornithologie I. Shot in three single-sequence shots and directed by GPG, the video gradually unveils images of Philippe at the piano, a 15-piece marching band and a choir made up of seven female singers gathered together for the occasion.

The year 2014 finishes on a high note for Philippe B, who will act as Pierre Lapointe’s advisor on the next season of La Voix (Quebec’s own The Voice). Nominated for Folk Album of the Year at ADISQ and GAMIQ, Ornithologie, la nuit, Philippe’s Polaris long-listed fourth solo album, has also already made its way on many best-of-2014 lists (La Presse, VOIR, L’Actualité, Ici ARTV).

Upcoming Shows
01/30 Ottawa, ON // Quatrième salle du CNA
01/31 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre Petit Champlain / Maison de la Chanson

Dead Obies win 4 prizes at GAMIQ

Dead Obies win 4 prizes at GAMIQ

While they were on a plane flying to France, Dead Obies won four awards at the GAMIQ, which honours Quebec independent music. They were awarded trophies for Rap Album of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (Montréal $ud) and Show of the Year.

The boys are currently in France where they will be performing in seven cities, including a stop at the Trans Musicales in Rennes.

Upcoming shows
12/02 Lille, FR // La Péniche
12/04 Rennes, FR // Ubu (Trans Musicales de Rennes)
12/05 Sannois, FR // EMB
12/06 Paris, FR // Flèche d'Or
12/09 Dijon, FR // La Péniche Cancale
12/10 Laval, FR // 6 Par 4
12/12 Nancy, FR // L'Autre Canal

Milk & Bone signs with Bonsound and unveils a video for New York

Bonsound is very happy to announce Milk & Bone’s signing to its label and booking rosters. Formed by Camille Poliquin and Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, the band is set to release their debut album in early spring 2015. At the forefront of the duo’s sonic universe, made of electronic textures and layers of synths, are their vocal harmonies, which form the spellbinding heart of the partnership.

Today, the electro-pop band shares their first video for New York. Director Mégane Voghell brilliantly translates the song’s melancholy and minimalism into intense and emotive black and white images.

In addition to New York, you can also check out Coconut Water, which has garnered over 43,000 plays on Soundcloud since its premiere via NYLON in August. Milk & Bone will be performing during an M for Montreal showcase this Friday, November 21st at 4pm at Café Campus. Don’t miss it!

Dead Obies release a Montréal $ud CD and book, and announce France tour dates

Dead Obies release a Montréal $ud CD and book, and announce France tour dates

To mark Montréal $ud’s first anniversary, Dead Obies is releasing a book of the same title, designed to be a companion to the album. In addition to a glossary of terms used by the band, the book talks about the Dead Obies’ journey and the production of Montréal $ud, while dissecting the lyrics of the album’s 17 songs over more than 130 pages. You can order the book on bandcamp, or buy it in stores in a few weeks.

Nominated for Album of the Year - Hip-hop and Album of the Year - Critics’ Choice at this year’s L’Autre Gala de L’ADISQ, Montréal $ud is now available on CD in stores and on their bandcamp. First released on vinyl and in digital format in November of 2013, the post-rap band’s debut album also made it onto the 2014 Polaris Music Prize Long List.

Having won a cash prize awarded by CKOI 96.9 for the best showcase at the 2014 Rendez-vous Pros des Francos, Dead Obies will be off to conquer France in December, where they will perform in seven cities, including Paris and Rennes (at the Trans Musicales). In the meantime, be sure to catch them on November 21st at the SAT during M for Montreal.

Upcoming shows
10/31 Saint-Casimir, QC // La Taverne
11/14 Joliette, QC // Cabaret Telus de la Salle Rolland-Brunelle
11/21 Montreal, QC // SAT (M for Montreal)
11/29 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière
12/02 Lille, FR // La Péniche
12/04 Rennes, FR // Ubu (Trans Musicales de Rennes)
12/05 Sannois, FR // EMB
12/06 Paris, FR // Flèche d'Or
12/09 Dijon, FR // La Péniche Cancale
12/10 Laval, FR // 6 Par 4
12/12 Nancy, FR // L'Autre Canal

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Groenland

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Nachtleben

28April | Tuesday

Emma Frank

Montréal, QC|
Resonance Café

29April | Wednesday

Groenland

Hambourg, DE|
Volt

29April | Wednesday

Ponctuation

Montréal, QC|
Bar Le Ritz P.D.B.

30April | Thursday

Ponctuation

Trois-Rivières, QC|
Chasse-galerie de l'UQTR

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Friday
24
Apr.

Milk & Bone

SherbrookeQC
Théâtre Granada
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Ariane Moffatt
Friday
24
Apr.

Myriam Gendron

MontréalQC
La Vitrola
- 18+
Friday
24
Apr.

Lisa LeBlanc

Nouvelle-OrléansLA
Chickie Wah Wah
11:00pm - 18+
Friday
24
Apr.

Gabrielle Papillon

KingstonON
The Mansion
- All Ages
Double Carly Thomas
Saturday
25
Apr.

Gabrielle Papillon

OttawaON
Raw Sugar Cafe
- All Ages
Opening act: PINA
Saturday
25
Apr.

Lisa LeBlanc

LafayetteLA
Scène Fais Do Do
Festival International de Louisiane
4:00pm - All Ages
26
Apr.

Gabrielle Papillon

Trois-RivièresQC
Le Temps d'une Pinte
3:00pm - All Ages
Monday
27
Apr.

Groenland

BourgesFR
Le 22 d'Auron
Les Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges
- All Ages
Tuesday
28
Apr.

Groenland

FrankfurtDE
Nachtleben
- All Ages
Tuesday
28
Apr.

Emma Frank

MontréalQC
Resonance Café
The People We're Becoming Album Release show
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act: Sam Shalabi and Anthony Seck (Shalabi Effect)
Wednesday
29
Apr.

Groenland

HambourgDE
Volt
8:30pm (doors at 7:30pm) - All Ages
Wednesday
29
Apr.

Gabrielle Papillon

MontréalQC
Divan Orange
Tempest of Old release party
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - 18+
Wednesday
29
Apr.

Ponctuation

MontréalQC
Bar Le Ritz P.D.B.
Album release
- 18+
Thursday
30
Apr.

Groenland

BerlinDE
Auster Club
8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm) - All Ages
Thursday
30
Apr.

Ponctuation

Trois-RivièresQC
Chasse-galerie de l'UQTR
8:00pm - All Ages
Friday
01
May.

Milk & Bone

QuébecQC
Théâtre Impérial
(doors at 7:30pm) - All Ages
Opening act of Ariane Moffatt
Friday
01
May.

Ponctuation

QuébecQC
Le Cercle
Album release
- 18+

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