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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!

New Video: Philippe B - Calorifère

A few days before releasing his fourth album, Philippe B unveils a music video directed by GPG for his song Calorifère. The album Ornithologie, la nuit will be released on April 22nd via Bonsound. It is available for pre-order on philippeb.ca (vinyl / CD / digital).

Don't miss the free album launch at Lion d'Or this Tuesday, April 22nd!

Upcoming concerts
22/04 Montreal, QC // Lion d'Or (album launch with short performance) // Free
10/05 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle // Tickets
19/06 Montreal, QC // Gesù (FrancoFolies de Montréal) // Tickets

Secret Sun signs with Bonsound!

Secret Sun signs with Bonsound!

Montreal-based Secret Sun, who creates lush and languid alternative pop songs (Brooklyn Vegan), has recently signed label and booking deals with Bonsound! Their first full-length album will be released in the fall of 2014. In the meantime, you can stream and download the song Cold Coast via the band's bandcamp. A music video will be unveiled in the next few months, so stay tuned by following them on Twitter and Facebook.

On a beautiful evening in Parc Lafontaine in 2011, Simon Landry and Anne-Marie Campbell joined forces and promised to write a series of songs for a vibrant, emotional, and luminous project named Secret Sun. Since then, they have released an EP and performed at festivals such as MEG, M for Montreal and Pop Montreal.

Tons of great shows at FEQ!

Tons of great shows at FEQ!

Many artists from Bonsound's roster will be performing at this year's FEQ! Make sure to buy your passes or tickets soon via the FEQ website.

Groenland
Loto-Québec Stage | Parc de la Francophonie
Thursday, July 3rd | 8:15pm
Other artists: Local Natives, Royal Canoe

Safia Nolin (trio)
Impérial de Québec | 252 St-Joseph E.
Thursday, July 3rd | 8:00pm
Other artists: Philémon Cimon, Pierre Lapointe

Moriarty
Loto-Québec Stage | Parc de la Francophonie
Wednesday, July 9th | 7:00pm
Other artists: Jake Bugg, Daniel Lanois

Dead Obies
Loto-Québec Stage | Parc de la Francophonie
Thursday, July 10th | 7:15pm
Other artists: Cypress Hill, Manu Militari

Monogrenade
Le Cercle | 228 St-Joseph E.
Friday, July 11th | 6:00pm

Radio Radio + Random Recipe + Pierre Kwenders
Impérial de Québec | 252 St-Joseph E.
Friday, July 11th | 8:00pm

Shows

This week

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Saturday
01
Nov.

Mark Berube

ZurichCH
Helsinki Klub
- All Ages
Monday
03
Nov.

Monogrenade

DijonFR
Atheneum (Centre Culturel de l'Universite de Bourgogne)
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act: Eyedress
Tuesday
04
Nov.

Lisa LeBlanc

MontréalQC
Théâtre Corona Virgin Mobile
7:00pm (doors at 6:00pm) - All Ages

Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted EP Launch

Tuesday
04
Nov.

Monogrenade

ParisFR
Flèche d'Or
7:30pm - All Ages
Wednesday
05
Nov.

Dead Obies

JonquièreQC
Cégep de Jonquière
8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm) - All Ages
Double Alaclair Ensemble
Wednesday
05
Nov.

Monogrenade

LilleFR
La Péniche
- All Ages
Thursday
06
Nov.

Mark Berube

Faches ThumesnilFR
Centre musical Les Arcades
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act: Blitzen Benz
Thursday
06
Nov.

Monogrenade

VilleurbanneFR
Le Transbordeur
- All Ages
Double Alb
Friday
07
Nov.

Ponctuation

Canceled
ChicoutimiQC
Le Sous-Bois
9:00pm - All Ages
Double Les Indiens
Friday
07
Nov.

Trio Jérôme Beaulieu

JolietteQC
Centre culturel de Joliette - Salle Roland Brunelle
8:00pm - All Ages
Friday
07
Nov.

Groenland

WaterlooQC
Maison de la Culture Waterloo
8:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
08
Nov.

Ponctuation

Canceled
AlmaQC
Café du Clocher
10:00pm - All Ages
Double Les Indiens
Saturday
08
Nov.

Mark Berube

BaselCH
Parterre
- All Ages
Saturday
08
Nov.

Monogrenade

RennesFR
L'Antipode
- All Ages
Double Au Revoir Simone

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