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Champion, Groenland & Ponctuation nominated at the IMAs!

Champion, Groenland & Ponctuation nominated at the IMAs!

We’re happy to announce the nominations of three artists for the 13th edition of the Independent Music Awards. Champion, Groenland and Ponctuation have been respectively nominated for Eclectic Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year and Rock/Hard Rock Album of the Year. One winner in each field will be selected by a jury composed of music industry professionals while another winner will be determined by your votes. The Vox Pop closes on July 18th. Here are the links to vote for the nominees: Champion, Groenland, Ponctuation

Philippe B details Ornithologie, la nuit and shares new song

Philippe B details Ornithologie, la nuit and shares new song

Following the critically-acclaimed Variations fantômes (2011), one of the most remarkable records ever recorded here in Quebec (Jim Corcoran, CBC), Ornithologie, la nuit will see the light of day on April 22nd via Bonsound. Written and produced by Philippe B himself, this fourth album offers timeless classic pop songs. With this opus, he reasserts his strong songwriting skills as well as his enviable position on the Francophone musical landscape.

Until then, stream the song Ornithologie I and watch the album trailer. Pre-order Ornithologie, la nuit (vinyl, CD, digital) via philippeb.ca and get instant downloads of La complainte du scaphandrier and Ornithologie I.

Considered as one of the great Quebecois singer-songwriters (VOIR), Philippe B recorded his latest opus in Montreal at Studio Taxidermie, Studio Victor and the Chapelle St-Louis. Abandoning the classical music samples, the key element of his previous effort, Philippe creates here a late-night soundtrack, both modern and vintage, by juxtaposing wind instruments and two female voices (Audrey-Michèle Simard's and Amélie Mandeville's).

Album Launch @ Montreal, QC
Lion d'Or || 1676 Ontario Est
Tuesday, April 22nd || 6pm
With short performance
Free!

Concert @ Quebec City, QC
Le Cercle || 228 St-Joseph Est
Saturday, May 10th || 7pm
Tickets

Ponctuation, Groenland and Oothèque nominated at the SiriusXM Indies!

Good news for three of Bonsound's protégés! Ponctuation, Groenland and Oothèque have been nominated for the next SiriusXM Indies. Bands Groendland and Oothèque have been respectively nominated for Pop Artist/Group of the Year and Emerging French Artist of the Year, while Ponctuation distinguished themselves in the Group/Duo of the Year and Emerging French Artist of the Year categories. The duo will be playing at the ceremony with bands like Hollerado, The Hidden Cameras and Little Dragon on May 10th at the Kool Haus in Toronto.

Vote for them online!

A look back at Groenland's concert at Théâtre Corona

A look back at Groenland's concert at Théâtre Corona

Groenland gave one heck of a show in Montreal on March 13th at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre! For the occasion, the band was accompanied by Lisa LeBlanc on a couple of songs, as well as Renaud Gratton and Mark LeClerc on brass. Tickets for their upcoming concerts are selling fast so get yours before it's too late!

Ça sentait bon le beau succès. […] Ils ont chanté et joué, maîtres de leur domaine, en total contrôle d’un show qui n’a jamais été qu’en montée.
Sylvain Cormier, Le Devoir

Il est rare qu’au Québec un groupe aussi jeune arrive à attirer les foules, […] Sabrina Halde et sa bande ont mis le doigt sur des mélodies qui leur collent à la peau et qui résonnent bien aux oreilles des mélomanes.****
Éric Dumais, La Bible urbaine

Upcoming concerts
04/12 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Despréz // Tickets
04/19 Val David, QC // Café Bistro Mouton Noir // SOLD-OUT
04/25 Québec, QC // Le Cercle // SOLD-OUT
04/26 Joliette, QC // Salle La Mitaine // SOLD-OUT
04/27 Boisbriand, QC // Centre communautaire
05/02 Eastman, QC // Cabaret Eastman // Tickets
05/03 St-Casimir, QC // La Taverne
06/06 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada // Tickets

Radio Radio's Ej feel zoo: Available now!

Radio Radio's Ej feel zoo: Available now!

Radio Radio's new album, Ej feel zoo, is now available in stores, on iTunes and via laradioradio.com.

Don't miss the Montreal launch show at Club Soda on March 19th! Make sure to purchase the 1 album + 1 entry to the launch package via laradioradio.com.

Upcoming shows
03/19 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (Tickets)
03/21 Ottawa, ON // Ritual Nightclub (Tickets)
03/22 Toronto, ON // The Garrison (Tickets)
04/03 Trois-Rivieres, QC // Café Nord-Ouest
04/04 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle (Tickets)
04/05 Trois-Pistoles, QC // Forge à Bérubé
04/24 Lafayette, LA // Festival International de Louisiane
04/27 Lafayette, LA // Festival International de Louisiane

Random Recipe at SXSW!

Random Recipe at SXSW!

Only a few weeks after their concert at Montréal en Lumière, Random Recipe is heading to Austin, TX for a couple of showcases on March 13th & 14th at SXSW, alongside other Quebecois artists like Black Atlass, FOXTROTT, Alaclair Ensemble, Tommy Kruise and Lunice.

SXSW Showcases 03/13 Austin, TX // Maggie Mae’s 03/14 Austin, TX // Gibson Room

Everyone is feeling zoo with Radio Radio

As part of the release of their upcoming album, Radio Radio presents three videos featuring several Quebecois public figures. Watch the first one in which Mitsou, Louis-José Houde, Rebecca Makonnen and others tell us that they’re feeling zoo, the second one in which they answer the big question "If you could be an animal, which one would you be?" and the last one in which they all show off their best dance moves.

Radio Radio’s fourth studio album, Ej feel zoo, will be available on March 18th. Pre-order the album via laradioradio.com and get a free mp3 of the title track.

Monogrenade at the FrancoFolies de Montréal!

Monogrenade at the FrancoFolies de Montréal!

Monogrenade will perform at the 26th edition of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal! Two years after their last show at the festival, the band will play at the Gesù on June 13th. Dive into into the captivating universe of their new album Composite, released on February 4th.

Tickets are already on sale now. Don't forget to purchase the album via the band's bandcamp.

Monogrenade @ FrancoFolies de Montréal
Friday, June 13th, 2014 || 8pm
Gesù || 1202, Rue de Bleury, Montréal
Tickets

Lisa LeBlanc touring in Europe!

Lisa LeBlanc touring in Europe!

Lisa LeBlanc will head over to the Old Continent for an exclusive European tour. Only a few months after winning the 1er album France Inter/Télérama prize, the Acadian singer-songwriter will visit our French cousins, including a date at the Printemps de Bourges festival. She will also do two concerts in Switzerland on April 16th and 17th.

European Tour
04/04 Drocourt, FR // Complexe Agora
04/05 Brehal, FR // Salle Polyvalente de Saint Martin
04/09 Bordeaux, FR // Rock School Barbey
04/10 Nîmes, FR // Paloma
04/11 Argenteuil, FR // La Cave dîmière
04/12 Fontenay-sous-Bois, FR // Espace Gerard Philippe
04/15 Paris, FR // Le Bataclan
04/16 Saint-Imier, CH // Centre Culturel & de loisirs
04/17 Wadënswil, CH // Théâtre Ticino
04/19 Istres, FR // L’Usine
04/23 Rennes, FR// Ubu
04/24 Bourges, FR // Palais d’Auron

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Wednesday
22
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Mark Berube

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La Centrifugeuse
- All Ages
Wednesday
22
Oct.

Rich Aucoin

HalifaxNS
The Company House
Halifax Pop Explosion
7:00pm (doors at 6:00pm) - 19+
Thursday
23
Oct.

Trio Jérôme Beaulieu

AlmaQC
Salle Michel Côté
8:00pm - All Ages
Thursday
23
Oct.

Mark Berube

AngersFR
T'es rock coco
- All Ages
Thursday
23
Oct.

Rich Aucoin

HalifaxNS
Reflections Cabaret
Halifax Pop Explosion
11:00pm (doors at 7:00pm) - 19+
Opening act: Windom Earle, Walrus, Kappa Chow
Friday
24
Oct.

Trio Jérôme Beaulieu

JonquièreQC
Café Théâtre Coté Cour
8:30pm - All Ages
Friday
24
Oct.

Groenland

LévisQC
Anglicane
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act: Safia Nolin
Friday
24
Oct.

Mark Berube

VannesFR
Les Valseuses
- All Ages
Friday
24
Oct.

Safia Nolin

LévisQC
Anglicane
8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm) - All Ages
Opening act of Groenland
Friday
24
Oct.

Lisa LeBlanc

New YorkNY
Arlene’s Grocery
CMJ Music Marathon
8:45pm - 21+
With Heat, Solids, Eman x VLOOPER, Allie, Tei Shi, Lydia Ainsworth, Homeshake, The Posterz, The Muscadettes

M for Montreal Showcase

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

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