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Pierre Kwenders wins the Felix Award for Music Video of the Year

Congratulations to Pierre Kwenders who just won the Felix Award for Music Video of the Year for Mardi Gras at ADISQ’s First Gala. The music video was directed by Epher Heilland and produced by Roméo et Fils.

Pierre Kwenders is also nominated at the GAMIQ Awards in the following categories: Electro Album of the Year (for Le Dernier Empereur Bantou, released in 2014) and Artist of the Year. He will be performing on November 13th at Theatre Fairmount and on November 21st at Café Campus during the M For Montreal festival.

Upcoming shows
29/10/15 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Marine Cabaret
07/11/15 Quebec city, QC // Le Cercle
12/11/15 St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC // Cabaret Théâtre du Vieux St-Jean
13/11/15 Montreal, QC // Théâtre Fairmount
14/11/15 Châteauguay, QC // Salle Jean Pierre Houde - Centre culturel Vanier
21/11/15 Montreal, QC // Café Campus (M for Montreal - showcase)
29/01/16 Trois-Rivières, QC // Centre Culturel Pauline-Julien
13/02/16 Disraeli, QC // Cabaret des Arts
30/04/16 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC // Salle Multi

Safia Nolin announces a European tour, including shows with Lou Doillon

Safia Nolin announces a European tour, including shows with Lou Doillon

Less than three months after the release of her debut album, Limoilou, Safia Nolin will set out to conquer Europe from December. The thirteen exquisite songs of Limoilou (William Robin, Bandcamp Blog) and her gut-wrenching voice have already charmed media and public alike in Quebec. Her first tour overseas includes 13 shows.

Not only will she open for Lou Doillon on nine dates, she will also headline a show in Paris at Les Trois Baudets and perform two showcases at Bars en Trans in Rennes.

Nominated at the 2015 GAMIQ (Quebec Independent Music Scene Awards) in the Breakthrough Artist of the Year category, Safia will first headline a show at Montreal’s Lion d’Or on November 10th, as part of Coup de coeur francophone, and will perform at M for Montreal on November 21st, as part of the Franco showcase. She will also play shows in Trois-Rivières on November 19th, in Ste-Thérèse on November 26th and in Ottawa on November 28th.

Upcoming shows
11/10/15 Montreal, QC // Lion d’Or (Coup de coeur francophone) £
11/19/15 Trois-Rivières, QC // Maison de la Culture de Trois-Rivières
11/21/15 Montreal, QC // Petit Campus (M for Montreal - showcase)
11/26/15 Ste-Thérèse-de-Blainville, QC // Bar Le Cha Cha ~
11/28/15 Ottawa, ON // Quatrième Salle du CNA
12/02/15 Nîmes, FR // La Paloma ^
12/03/15 Lausanne, CH // Docks ^
12/04/15 Grenoble, FR // La Belle électrique ^
12/05/15 Rennes, FR // La Place (Bars en Trans - 2 showcases - 6pm & 9pm)
12/07/15 Bruxelles, BE // La Madeleine (Soirée Grand Nord) *
12/10/15 Paris, FR // Les Trois Baudets
12/12/15 Six-Fours, FR // Espace Malraux ^
12/14/15 Bruxelles, BE // L'Ancienne Belgique ^
12/15/15 Alençon, FR // Luciole ^
12/16/15 La Rochelle, FR // La Sirène ^
12/17/15 Cesson-Sévigné (Rennes), FR // Carré Sévigné ^
12/18/15 Blois, FR // Chato’do ^
02/05/16 Ste-Geneviève, QC // Amphithéâtre de la Salle Pauline-Julien &
02/25/16 Laval, QC // Maison des Arts de Laval %
02/26/16 St-Félicien, QC // Cégep St-Félicien - Salle Azimut
02/27/16 La Baie, QC // Bistro-café Summum
03/04/16 Lévis, QC // L’Anglicane ¬
03/05/16 Magog, QC // Vieux Clocher de Magog ¬
04/07/16 Rivière-du-Loup, QC // Centre culturel de Rivière-du-Loup - Salle Alphonse Desjardins ¬

£ Support: Rosie Valland
~ Support: Laura Sauvage
^ Opening for Lou Doillon
* With Ariane Moffatt and Salomé Leclerc
& Double bill with David Portelance
% Double bill with Philippe Brach
¬ Opening for Louis-Jean Cormier

Bonsound artists to perform at M For Montreal 2015

Bonsound artists to perform at M For Montreal 2015

M For Montreal's lineup is finally out! Artists Milk & Bone, Dead Obies, Geoffroy, Pierre Kwenders and Safia Nolin are part of the festival's 10th edition, taking place in Montreal from November 18th to 21st.

Milk & Bone @ Théâtre Rialto
Wednesday, November 18th | 8:30pm
Other artists: The Franklin Electric and Elliot Maginot
Tickets

Dead Obies @ Cléôpatre
Thursday, November 19th | 9pm
Other artists: Jazz Cartier, Wasiu, Sean Leon and Queen City Stoopkids
Tickets

Geoffroy @ Quartier général RIDM
Friday, November 20th | 9pm
Other artists: Kroy and Kai
Free!

Pierre Kwenders and Safia Nolin @ Café Campus
Franco M
Saturday, Novembre 21st | 2:15pm
Other artists: Paupière, Laurence Nerbonne, Philippe Brach and Bronswick
Tickets

Geoffroy signs with Bonsound and announces the release of his EP

Geoffroy signs with Bonsound and announces the release of his EP

Bonsound is thrilled to welcome Geoffroy to our label and booking rosters! The Montreal-based singer-songwriter brings an intoxicating ease and elegance to the artform, and the tranquility of his melodies is sure to turn heads.

Geoffroy will release his debut EP, Soaked in Gold, on November 13th, 2015.

Not only will he open for Milk & Bone’s sold-out show at Théâtre Corona Virgin Mobile in Montreal this Wednesday, October 7th, he will also open for Alex Nevsky on October 23rd at Église Sainte-Rose in Laval. More dates will be announced soon.

In the meantime, (re-)watch the beautiful video for You Say, his very catchy debut single that draws us into the artist’s organic electro-pop universe.

2015 GAMIQ Nominations

2015 GAMIQ Nominations

Congrats to all the artists and industry folks nominated this year at the (GAMIQ)! A very special mention goes out to La Grosse Lanterne up for the Music Festival of the Year trophy!

10 categories are open to the public this year. Follow the links below to vote for your faves!

Milk & Bone
Pop Album of the Year (for Little Mourning)
Breakthrough Artist of the Year - Vote here!
Song of the Year (for Coconut Water) - Vote here!

Pierre Kwenders
Electro Album of the Year (for Le Dernier Empereur Bantou)
Artist of the Year - Vote here!

Ponctuation
Rock Album of the Year (for La réalité nous suffit)
Album Artwork of the Year (Louis-Alexandre Beauregard for La réalité nous suffit) - Vote here!

Safia Nolin
Breakthrough Artist of the Year - Vote here!

Secret Sun
Pop Album of the Year (for Cold Coast)

Bonsound
Record Label of the Year - Vote here!

La Grosse Lanterne
Music Festival of the Year - Vote here!

Dead Obies at PHI Centre on October 14-15-16: Watch the Promo Video

Check out the Dead Obies' promo video Dead Obies au Centre PHI - Les auditions of their three-concerts series at Centre PHI! It's starring a slew of Quebecois personalities including Joël Legendre, Phil Roy, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Julianne Côté and Adib Alkhalidey.

As you may already know, Dead Obies will record their next album of entirely new songs in front of a live audience during a three-concerts series at PHI Centre on October 14th, 15th and 16th. Tickets for the shows are on sale now via deadobies.com and on PHI Centre’s website! The October 16th show is now sold-out, but tickets for the first two nights are still available.

For the occasion, the performances by MCs Yes Mccan, Snail Kid, O.G. BEAR, 20Some and RCA, along with producer VNCE, will be backed by musicians from Kalmunity, Canada's largest and longest running improv music collective. The audience will get to experience an immersive and interactive multimedia concert complete with wild projections and a mean light show. Dead Obies will also take advantage of these three PHI Centre shows to shoot two music videos and a short documentary film around the creation of their new album.

2015 ADISQ Nominations

2015 ADISQ Nominations

Bonsound and our talented artists have garnered cool nominations at this year's Gala de l'ADISQ, L'Autre Gala and Gala de l'industrie. Congrats to all the artists and industry folks nominated this year!

Radio Radio
Band or Duo of the Year - Vote for them here!

Pierre Kwenders
Album of the Year - World Music (forr Le Dernier Empereur Bantou)
Video fo the Year (for Mardi Gras feat. Jacobus)

Bonsound
Record Label of the Year
Management Company of the Year
Publicity Team of the Year
Promo Web Team of the Year
Concert Producers of the Year
Album Artwork of the Year (for Little Mourning by Milk & Bone / Design by Soleil Denault, 3D artwork by Jean-Michel Simard & Arthur Segura)
Album Artwork of the Year (for Cold Coast by Secret Sun / Concept by Hervé Baillargeon, Zacharie Laverty, Andrée-Jade Hélie)

Rich Aucoin announces Karaoke Carnival tour + 6 Music Nova Scotia Awards nominations

Rich Aucoin announces Karaoke Carnival tour + 6 Music Nova Scotia Awards nominations

Beginning September 18, Rich Aucoin’s Karaoke Carnival Tour makes its way across Canada with help from The Elwins and Foreign Diplomats.

On November 7, the tour makes a stop in Yarmouth, NS for Nova Scotia Music Week where Aucoin and his latest LP, Ephemeral, were just nominated for awards in 6 different categories: Entertainer of the Year, Solo Recording of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Recording of the Year, Digital Artist of the Year, and Electronic Artist of the Year.

RICH AUCOIN’S KARAOKE CARNIVAL TOUR DATES
09/18 Toronto, ON // Lee’s Palace (TURF Club Series)^
09/19 Toronto, ON // TURF Festival
09/25 Kitchener, ON // KOI Fest
09/26 Kitchener, ON // KOI Fest
10/09 Dijon, FR // La Vapeur
10/10 Laval, FR // 6par4
10/13 Lille, FR // La Péniche
10/15 Nancy, FR // Nancy Jazz Pulsations
10/16 Namur, BE
10/23 Halifax, NS // Rebecca Cohen Theatre (Halifax Pop Explosion) w/ Symphony NS
10/24 Halifax, NS // Rebecca Cohen Theatre (Halifax Pop Explosion) w/ Symphony NS
10/27 Chicoutimi, QC // Le Sous Bois *
10/28 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle *
10/29 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Bar Le Cha-Cha *
10/30 Sherbrooke, QC // Bar Le Magog *
11/06 Charlottetown, PEI // Hunter’s Ale House
11/07 Yarmouth, NS // Rodd Grand (Nova Scotia Music Week)
11/09 Saskatoon, SK // Amigos^
11/10 Calgary, AB // Commonwealth^
11/11 Edmonton, AB // Starlite^
11/12 Kelowna, BC // Habitat^
11/13 Vancouver, BC // The Fox Cabaret^
11/14 Victoria, BC // Distrikt^

^with The Elwins
*with Foreign Diplomats

Limoilou by Safia Nolin is out now

Limoilou by Safia Nolin is out now

Safia Nolin's debut album, Limoilou, was released on September 11th via Bonsound! The album is available in stores, on iTunes and on Bandcamp (digital/cd/vinyl), as well as on all streaming platforms. Make sure to catch her live in upcoming months.

Upcoming shows
16/09/15 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle
26/09/15 Laval, QC // Festival MRCY
08/10/15 Varennes, QC // Maison Saint-Louis
09/10/15 Joliette, QC // La Mitaine
10/10/15 Montreal, QC // Cabaret Lion d'Or (Coup de coeur francophone)
19/11/15 Trois-Rivières, QC // Maison de la Culture de Trois-Rivières
28/11/15 Ottawa, ON // Quatrième Salle du CNA 05/02/16 Ste-Geneviève, QC // Amphithéâtre de la Salle Pauline-Julien (Double bill with David Portelance)
25/02/16 Laval, QC // Maison des Arts de Laval (Double bill with Philippe Brach)
27/02/16 La Baie, QC // Bistro-café Summum

Pierre Kwenders hosts the inaugural Wakanda Club on November 13th

Pierre Kwenders hosts the inaugural Wakanda Club on November 13th

Following a brilliant performance at this year’s Osheaga festival, Pierre Kwenders announces his headline performance at the Fairmount Theatre on November 13th. Orchestrated by Kwenders, the event will be the first edition of the Wakanda Club, an annual party that celebrates people who make a point of mixing all kinds of musical styles. Tickets are now on sale!

On the evening of the 13th, Pierre Kwenders will join forces with performances by talented young artists such as Montreal band Dear Denizen, Toronto R&B crooner Brendan Philip, a DJ set by VNCE (Dead Obies) and a few surprises. The party will carry on until the wee hours of the morning, or at least until the club closes at 3am.

Pierre Kwenders plans on hoping over the Atlantic this October for a European tour with stops in France, Hungary and the Netherlands. A mini-tour through the United States is also in the works.

Upcoming shows
10/09/15 Gatineau, QC // AXENÉO7 (Festival de l'Outaouais Émergent)
12/09/15 Montreal, QC // Scène Desjardins 360 (OUMF Festival - DJ set)
02/10/15 Nijmegen, NL // Felabration
03/10/15 Amsterdam, NL // Felabration
06/10/15 Maastricht, NL
09/10/15 Sannois, FR // EMB
10/10/15 Paris, FR // La Cigale
12/10/15 Paris, FR // La Fondation Cartier
14/10/15 Toulouse, FR // Les Curiosités du Bikini
15/10/15 Paris, FR // Le MaMA
22/10/15 Budapest, HU // WOMEX
29/10/15 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Marine Cabaret
07/11/15 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle
13/11/15 Montreal, QC // Fairmount Theatre (Wakanda Club)
14/11/15 Châteauguay, QC // Salle Jean Pierre Houde - Centre culturel Vanier
29/01/16 Trois-Rivières, QC // Centre Culturel Pauline-Julien

Shows

This week

25August | Thursday

Radio Radio

Montréal, QC|
Place Gérald-Godin

26August | Friday

Boogat

Lévis, QC|
Terrasse Délice Resto Nightclub

Sodec Musicaction Factor Canada

Thursday
25
Aug.

Pierre Kwenders

GranbyQC
Pub du Village
Festival International de la Chanson de Granby
11:00pm - All Ages

Tickets sold at the door

Thursday
25
Aug.

Radio Radio

MontréalQC
Place Gérald-Godin
8:00pm - All Ages

Free

Thursday
25
Aug.

Dead Obies

DrummondvilleQC
Festival de la Poutine
Festival de la Poutine
6:00pm (doors at 5:00pm) - All Ages
Thursday
25
Aug.

Milk & Bone

ChâteauguayQC
Salle Jean Pierre Houde - Centre culturel Vanier
8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm) - All Ages
Friday
26
Aug.

Yann Perreau

Cap-aux-MeulesQC
Pas Perdus
9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm) - All Ages
Friday
26
Aug.

Boogat

LévisQC
Terrasse Délice Resto Nightclub
5:30pm (doors at 5:00pm) - All Ages
Friday
26
Aug.

Les Deuxluxes

OttawaON
House of Targ
10:00pm (doors at 9:00pm) - 19+
Friday
26
Aug.

Pierre Kwenders

TorontoON
Yonge & Dundas Square
Indie Fridays at Yonge-Dundas Square
8:00pm - All Ages

Free

Saturday
27
Aug.

Radio Radio

Salaberry-de-ValleyfieldQC
Parc Delpha-Sauvé
Artefact Festival
10:15pm - All Ages
Saturday
27
Aug.

Pierre Kwenders

GranbyQC
Parc Daniel-Johnson
Festival International de la Chanson de Granby
9:00pm - All Ages

Free

Saturday
27
Aug.

Les Deuxluxes

St-Jean-Port-JoliQC
St-Jean-Port Joli Domaine
Festival BivouaK'alooza
- All Ages
Saturday
27
Aug.

Safia Nolin

DrummondvilleQC
Festival de la Poutine
Festival de la Poutine
6:00pm - All Ages
Tuesday
30
Aug.

Dead Obies

VictoriavilleQC
Cégep de Victoriaville
9:00pm (doors at 8:30pm) - All Ages

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