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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!

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

Random Recipe shares new video for Monsters&Swords

L.A. website URB.com premiered today Random Recipe‘s new music video for Monsters&Swords, off their latest album, Kill the Hook. Props to director Hugo Prévosteau for capturing the band’s energy in beautiful black & white.

Random Recipe will play at Canadian Music Week in Toronto; more details will be announced soon. See below for their upcoming tour dates.

Upcoming concerts
04/19 Hull, QC // Le Petit Chicago
05/10 Montreal, QC // SAT (L’Estival) // Tickets
05/16 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie // Tickets
05/30 Rimouski, QC // Coop Paradis // Tickets

Shows

This week

19December | Friday

DJ Champion

Joliette, QC|
Place Bourget

23December | Tuesday

Safia Nolin

Montréal, QC|
Quai des Brumes

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Friday
19
Dec.

Les Breastfeeders

QuébecQC
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La fête à Rox du Knock-Out
1:00am (doors at 8:00pm) - All Ages
Opening act: The Sangomas, Les Vilains Puceaux
Friday
19
Dec.

DJ Champion

JolietteQC
Place Bourget
8:00pm - All Ages

DJ set

Friday
19
Dec.

Random Recipe

MontréalQC
Parc des Compagnons de St-Laurent
Noël dans le parc
7:30pm - All Ages

Free

Saturday
20
Dec.

Random Recipe

QuébecQC
Le Cercle
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - 18+
Tuesday
23
Dec.

Safia Nolin

MontréalQC
Quai des Brumes
La magie de Noël (avec des shooters)
9:00pm - 18+
With Antoine Corriveau, Philémon Cimon, Oli Laroche, Daniel Leblanc Poirier, Ariane Zita

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