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Lisa LeBlanc unveils the video for You Look Like Trouble (But I Guess I Do Too)

Lisa LeBlanc releases a music video for You Look Like Trouble (But I Guess I Do Too). The video is for the first single off her Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted EP which was released in fall 2014 via Bonsound. Gritty and purposeful, the video was directed by Didier Charette. What looks to be the first scenes of a ragged ultimate fighting story takes a sharp twist into the high stakes world of underground chess. The intense video is shot with glimpses of Lisa and her band's electric live performance throughout.

During her 2014 fall cross-Canada tour, Lisa performed sold-out shows in Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton, and charmed everyone she met all the way to Vancouver. She will return to Ontario for a few encore performances in Ottawa (April 1st), Kingston (April 2nd) and Guelph (April 3rd).

Upcoming shows
03/14 Terrebonne, QC // Théâtre du Vieux Terrebonne (Salle du Moulinet)
04/01 Ottawa, ON // Ritual Nightclub
04/02 Kingston, ON // The Mansion
04/03 Guelph, ON // eBar

Pierre Kwenders unveils Sorry (Poirier Remix) and tour dates

Pierre Kwenders unveils Sorry (Poirier Remix) and tour dates

2015 begins on a great note for Pierre Kwenders, named Révélation Radio-Canada 2014-2015. After receiving significant praise from both francophone and anglophone media for his debut album, Le Dernier Empereur Bantou, released in October 2014, the Montrealer of Congolese origin has recently been nominated for World Music Album of the Year at the JUNO Awards. To mark this accomplishment, Pierre is happy to share a remix of his song Sorry by Poirier via OkayAfrica.

Pierre will soon set out to win over new audiences, starting with a show in Toronto this Friday, February 6th as part of the event KUUMBA. He’ll also be performing outdoors at Montréal en Lumière on February 25th.

Upcoming shows
02/06 Toronto, ON // Harbourfront Centre - Salle Brigantine (KUUMBA)
02/12 Ottawa, ON // Quatrième salle du CNA
02/20 Winnipeg, MB // Tente Rivière Rouge MTS (Festival du Voyageur)
02/21 Winnipeg, MB // Tente La Prairie Université de Saint-Boniface (Festival du Voyageur)
02/25 Montreal, QC // RBC Stage - Outdoor concert (Montréal en Lumière)
03/05 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle (opening for Radio Radio)
03/06 Saint-André, QC // La Tête d'Allumette
04/10 Montreal, QC // Maison de la culture Ahuntsic-Cartierville
04/18 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière
07/18 Hamilton, ON // Hamilton World Music Festival

Milk & Bone announce the release of their debut album and unveil a new single

Milk & Bone announce the release of their debut album and unveil a new single

Formed by Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin (both accomplished studio and touring musicians), Milk & Bone will release their debut album, Little Mourning, on March 17th in Canada via Bonsound. By combining their voices and talents, the two friends create electro-pop melodies that are both dreamy and harrowing. Having already charmed the blogosphere and international media last year with two singles (New York and Coconut Water), the Montreal-based duo now shares the song Pressure. Stream it on Soundcloud.

Pre-order the album on bandcamp (digital/cd/vinyl) or iTunes, and instantly get three songs.

The Montreal launch show will take place at the PHI Centre on March 17th, 6pm.

Upcoming shows
03/17/03 Montreal, QC // PHI Centre (Album Launch)
04/16/04 Ottawa, ON // Théâtre du CNA *
04/24/04 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada *
05/01/05 Quebec City, QC // L'Impérial *
05/09/05 Shawinigan, QC // Salle Philippe Filion *
05/22/05 Montreal, QC // Métropolis *
* Opening for Ariane Moffatt

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

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10:15pm - All Ages
Opening act: Talfast
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Safia Nolin

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Agora des arts
FME
8:00pm - All Ages
Monday
07
Sept.

Radio Radio

MontréalQC
Quai de l'horloge
YUL EAT Festival
- All Ages
Wednesday
09
Sept.

Lisa LeBlanc

VictoriaBC
Upstairs Cabaret
8:30pm (doors at 7:00pm) - 19+
Opening act: Gabrielle Papillon
Wednesday
09
Sept.

Gabrielle Papillon

VictoriaBC
Upstairs Cabaret
- 19+
Opening act of Lisa Leblanc
Wednesday
09
Sept.

Safia Nolin

MontréalQC
Église Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End
8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm) - All Ages
Thursday
10
Sept.

Lisa LeBlanc

VancouverBC
The Biltmore
10:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - 19+
Opening act: Gabrielle Papillon
Thursday
10
Sept.

Milk & Bone

GatineauQC
AXENÉO7
Festival de l'Outaouais Émergent
11:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Pierre Kwenders
Thursday
10
Sept.

Pierre Kwenders

GatineauQC
AXENÉO7
Festival de l'Outaouais Émergent
- All Ages
Opening act: Milk &amp; Bone
Thursday
10
Sept.

Ponctuation

MontréalQC
Divan Orange
Montreal Psych Fest
(doors at 8:00pm) - 18+
Thursday
10
Sept.

Gabrielle Papillon

VancouverBC
The Biltmore
- 19+
Opening act of Lisa Leblanc
Thursday
10
Sept.

Katie Moore

Toronto
Burdock
8:30pm (doors at 10:00pm) - 19+
Friday
11
Sept.

Dead Obies

MontréalQC
Scène Desjardins 360ᵈ
OUMF
8:30pm - All Ages

Free

Saturday
12
Sept.

Lisa LeBlanc

EdmontonAB
Studio 96
10:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - All Ages
Opening act: Gabrielle Papillon
Saturday
12
Sept.

Pierre Kwenders

MontréalQC
Scène Desjardins 360ᵈ
OUMF
10:00pm - All Ages

DJ set

Saturday
12
Sept.

Ponctuation

SherbrookeQC
La Petite Boîte Noire
- All Ages
Saturday
12
Sept.

Gabrielle Papillon

EdmontonAB
Studio 96
- All Ages
Opening act of Lisa Leblanc

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