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Ponctuation unveils a new music video for La réalité me suffit

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.

Upcoming shows
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

Radio Radio and Rich Aucoin nominated at the Eastlink East Coast Music Awards

Radio Radio and Rich Aucoin nominated at the Eastlink East Coast Music Awards

Good news for our artists coming from the Maritimes! Eastlink East Coast Music Week (ECMW) has announced its 2015 nominees and among them are Radio Radio and Rich Aucoin.

Radio Radio is nominated in Group Recording of the Year, Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year, Fans' Choice Video of the Year (Ej feel zoo) and Video of the Year (Ej feel zoo). Rich Aucoin has 6 nominations: Pop Recording of the Year, Solo Recording of the Year, Song of the Year (Want to believe), Album of the Year, Fans' Choice Entertainer of the Year and, finally, Fans' Choice Video of the Year (Want to Believe). ECMW will take place in St. John's, NL from April 8-1.

Philippe B and Pierre Kwenders nominated at the JUNO Awards

Philippe B and Pierre Kwenders nominated at the JUNO Awards

After being named Songwriter of the Year at the Gala de l'ADISQ and nominated on the Polaris Prize Long List last year for his album Ornithologie, la nuit, Philippe B now finds himself nominated for Francophone Album of the Year at the JUNO Awards, which annually reward Canadian musicians.

Released in October 2014, Pierre Kwenders' Le Dernier Empereur Bantou is nominated in the World Music Album of the Year category.

Congrats to both of them!

Winners will be announced on March 15th at the gala taking place in Hamilton, ON.

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

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