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Ponctuation wins a SiriusXM Indies Award

Ponctuation wins a SiriusXM Indies Award

During Canadian Music Week last week, Ponctuation took to the Kool Haus stage in Toronto not only to perform one of their songs, but also to accept an award. Indeed, the Quebec City duo won the Emerging Artist of the Year (Franco) prize at the SiriusXM Indies! Congrats!

Don't miss their show at the FrancoFolies de Montréal on June 21st at Les Katacombes! Purchase your tickets online.

Upcoming concerts
06/21 Montreal, QC // Les Katacombes (FrancoFolies de Montréal) // Tickets
07/27 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC // Le Mouton Noir (Le Festif! de Baie-Saint-Paul) // Tickets

Safia Nolin releases a 7-inch vinyl

Safia Nolin releases a 7-inch vinyl

It’s with great pleasure that we’re announcing the release of a fresh 7” vinyl by Safia Nolin. It includes La Laideur and Igloo, two songs she recorded with Philippe Brault, Rick Haworth, José Major, Audrey-Michèle Simard and Guido Del Fabbro following her participation to the Festival de la chanson de Granby.

You can purchase the young singer-songwriter’s 7” via safianolin.com and at her shows.

Upcoming concerts
14/05 Montreal, QC // Bar Les Pas Sages
15/05 Montreal, QC // Café Coop TOUSKI (w/ Mehdi Hamdad)
17/05 St-Césaire, QC // Café-Disquaire de St-Césaire
22/05 Montreal, QC // Café-Bistro Bobby McGee
31/05 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine (opening for Groenland)
19/06 Montreal, QC // Gesù (FrancoFolies de Montréal - opening for Philippe B)
03/07 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre Impérial (Festival d'été de Québec - Opening for Pierre Lapointe & Philémon Cimon)

Bonsound bands at Canadian Music Week

Bonsound bands at Canadian Music Week

Some artists from Bonsound's roster will be performing at Canadian Music Week, in Toronto, this year. Don't miss the following showcases!

Showcase presented by Two Way Monologues @ Rancho Relaxo
Thursday, May 8th
Buddy McNeil and the Magic Mirrors: 8pm
Tickets

Showcase presented by M for Montreal, Bonsound & Audio Blood @ Sneaky Dee's
Friday, May 9th
Buddy McNeil and the Magic Mirrors: 8pm
Secret Sun: 9pm
Lisa LeBlanc: Midnight
Random Recipe: 1am
Tickets

Showcase presented by Osheaga & Life Or Death PR @ Adelaide Hall
Saturday, May 10th
Groenland: 11:15pm
Tickets

Showcase presented by Two Way Monologues @ Handlebar
Saturday, May 10th
Ponctuation: 1am
Tickets

Monogrenade = Buzz NRJ

Monogrenade = Buzz NRJ

Great news for Monogrenade, whose second album, Composite, was released in February: the Montreal band has been chosen as Buzz NRJ for the month of May! Their single Labyrinthe, featuring vocals by Marie-Pierre Arthur, will be in rotation on all NRJ stations across Quebec starting May 1st.

If you haven't done so yet, purchase Composite in a store near you, on bandcamp or on iTunes.

Mark Berube wins prize in France

Mark Berube wins prize in France

Mark Berube and his band are currently in Europe promoting their latest album, Russian Dolls. They've ended the first leg of the tour with a bang by winning the Prix du Jury of the 2014 Les iNOUïS du Printemps de Bourges! This means they will take part in the 2014 MaMA festival as well as the Tournée des iNOUïS in September/October 2014.

Also, their song Carnival was chosen as morceau du jour ("song of the day") by French publication Les Inrockuptibles!

Listen to covers by Les Breastfeeders

Listen to covers by Les Breastfeeders

You can now listen to Les Breastfeeders' covers of J’étudie mon grec, originally by Normand Fréchette and Les Hou Lops, and Quand reviendras-tu? by Les Bel Canto! They can be found on the Pépites et Grenailles, Vol.1 compilation, a project of Le Musée du Rock’n'Roll. Enjoy!

Upcoming concerts
05/20 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (Solidari-Show pour Le Sac-à-Dos)
06/14 Trois-Pistoles, QC // Forge à Bérubé
07/26 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC // Sous-Sol de l'Église Baie-Saint-Paul (Le Festif!)

Bonsound Booking gets jazzy

Bonsound Booking gets jazzy

The Bonsound booking crew is happy to welcome two great jazz artists to their roster: Emma Frank and the Trio Jérôme Beaulieu!

Depending on when you walk in on a song, the Emma Frank Quartet might sound like folk or jazz, even R&B. It's music that never stays put, full of moving parts, shifting tempos, winding melodies. Lately people have compared Emma's voice and song writing to a young Joni Mitchell. Check out her debut album, For Being Apart, released independently last year via emmafrankmusic.com.

Modern jazz with a twist, based on a cohesive group effort rather than on personal virtuosity; that's what the members of Trio Jérôme Beaulieu are going for. The group lifted off quickly, winning both Montreal's Jazz en Rafale contest and Festi-Jazz de Rimouski's Grand Prize in their first year of existence. Listen to a few songs off their latest record, Chercher l'Équilibre, via triojeromebeaulieu.net.

Happy birthday, The Chase!

Groenland's album The Chase saw the light of day exactly one year ago today. To celebrate its one-year anniversary, CBC Music has shared this beautiful filmed performance of the band's new song Don’t Fix Me Yet, featuring the talented Lisa LeBlanc.

For those of you who missed the band's latest show in Montreal on March 13th at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, here’s the audio recorded by CBC Music. Enjoy!

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