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2014 Montreal Jazz Fest

2014 Montreal Jazz Fest

The Montreal International Jazz Festival is a major event for anyone who loves music. Again this year, we have some very talented artists who will be playing in various venues. Tickets for all indoor concerts are on sale now.

Emma Frank @ Savoy du Métropolis
59 Ste-Catherine Est
Thursday, June 26th | 7pm
Tickets

Boogat @ Bell Stage
Corner Clark & Montigny
Friday, June 27th | 10pm
Free

Random Recipe @ TD Stage
Corner Maisonneuve / Jeanne-Mance
Saturday, June 28th | 9pm & 11pm
Free

Trio Jérôme Beaulieu @ L'Astral
305 Ste-Catherine Ouest
Thursday, July 3rd | 6pm
Tickets

Coral Egan @ Rio Tinto Alcan Stage
Corner Sainte-Catherine / Jeanne-Mance
Thursday, July 3rd | 8pm & 10pm
Free

Moriarty @ Théâtre Maisonneuve
Opening act: Kandle
175 Ste-Catherine Ouest
Friday, July 4th | 8pm
Tickets

Esmerine @ Musée d'art contemporain
185 Ste-Catherine Ouest
Saturday, July 5th | 8pm
Tickets

Groenland @ Métropolis
Double bill St. Vincent
59 Ste-Catherine Est
Saturday, July 5th | 8:30pm
Tickets

Esmerine @ Musée d'art contemporain
185 Ste-Catherine Ouest
Sunday, July 6th | 8pm
Tickets

Franco Madness

Franco Madness

The FrancoFolies de Montréal have revealed their 26th edition's indoor line-up and, as usual, we have great suggestions for you. Check them out below.

Save for some exceptions, tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 17th at noon.

Monogrenade @ Gesù
1200 De Bleury
Friday, June 13th || 8:30pm
Opening act: Pandaléon
Tickets

Radio Radio + Pierre Kwenders @ Métropolis
59 Ste-Catherine E.
Friday, June 13th || 9:00pm
Tickets

Philippe B + Safia Nolin @ Gesù
1200 De Bleury
Thursday, June 19th || 8:30pm
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Dead Obies @ Club Soda
1225 St-Laurent blvd.
Friday, June 20th || 7:00pm
Opening act: K6A
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Ponctuation @ Les Katacombes
1635 St-Laurent blvd.
Saturday, June 21st || 11:00pm
Other band: Les Indiens
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Pierre Kwenders = Révélation Radio-Canada 2014-15

Pierre Kwenders = Révélation Radio-Canada 2014-15

Congrats to Pierre Kwenders who's been chosen as one of Radio-Canada's 2014-2015 Révélations in the world music category! This means Radio-Canada will support the artist throughout the year. Pierre will benefit from a greater visibility on all of Radio-Canada's musical platforms to introduce him to a larger audience, and can also be heard and seen on the stages of Radio-Canada's festival partners across the country.

Pierre will be doing shows this summer and will release his debut full-length in the fall via Bonsound. In the meantime, head over to icimusique.ca/revelations for an exclusive video performance of Mobembo.

Upcoming concerts
05/31 Montreal, QC // Place de la Gare-Jean-Talon (POP au printemps)
06/13 Montreal, QC // Métropolis (FrancoFolies - Opening for Radio Radio)
07/11 Quebec City, QC // Théâtre Impérial (FEQ - Opening for Radio Radio, Random Recipe)
07/17 Montreal, QC // La Sala Rossa (Festival international Nuits d'Afrique)
08/09 Béthanie, QC // La Grosse Lanterne

Rich Aucoin signs to Bonsound and shares new crowdsourced video

Bonsound is thrilled to announce the signing of Rich Aucoin for his upcoming album, titled Ephemeral, due in September. This second album, the follow-up to 2012 Polaris Longlisted We’re All Dying To Live, is a poppy, hook-driven, and relentless singalong. More details on the new album will follow soon.

In the meantime, Rich Aucoin shares the crowdsourced video for Are You Experiencing?, an album track from his upcoming new release. Pieced together seamlessly by Ian MacMillan, the video footage was provided by Rich’s fans who captured a moment under his colourful parachute over the last four years. Some of the locations from the fan videos were festivals and shows including Osheaga, Hangout Fest, Rifflandia, The Drake Hotel, Pop Montreal, Ottawa Bluesfest, Pianos in NYC and SXSW.

Rich is performing in Montreal tonight at 11:30pm at La Sala Rossa as part of the One Man Band Festival. He’ll be doing a few more shows ahead of the release of Ephemeral in September.

Tour dates
05/16 Montreal, QC // La Sala Rossa (One Man Band Festival)
05/17 Halifax, NS // The Marquee Ballroom (Two4 Fest)
05/24 Saint-Pierre de la Réunion, FR // Sakifo Musik Festival
06/26 Waterloo, ON // Starlight Social Club
07/18 Pemberton, BC // Pemberton Valley (Pemberton Music Festival)

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

Shows

This week

25October | Saturday

Safia Nolin

Sainte-Marie, QC|
Centre Caztel

30October | Thursday

Philippe B

Ottawa, ON|
École secondaire publique De La Salle

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Saturday
25
Oct.

Mark Berube

Rochefort en TerreFR
L'étang moderne
- All Ages
Saturday
25
Oct.

Safia Nolin

Sainte-MarieQC
Centre Caztel
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Groenland
Saturday
25
Oct.

Groenland

Sainte-MarieQC
Centre Caztel
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act: Safia Nolin
Thursday
30
Oct.

Mark Berube

MassyFR
Centre culturel Paul Bailliart
Les primeurs de Massy
8:00pm - All Ages
Thursday
30
Oct.

Philippe B

OttawaON
École secondaire publique De La Salle
7:30pm - All Ages
Double Marie-Jo Thério
Friday
31
Oct.

Dead Obies

Saint-CasimirQC
La Taverne
9:00pm - 18+
Double Alaclair Ensemble
Friday
31
Oct.

Trio Jérôme Beaulieu

OrfordQC
Centre d’Arts Orford
Soupers-Jazz
7:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
01
Nov.

Mark Berube

ZurichCH
Helsinki Klub
- All Ages

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