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Lisa LeBlanc announces the last show of her tour

Lisa LeBlanc announces the last show of her tour

To end the tour that followed the release of her self-titled debut album, Lisa LeBlanc has decided to go back to where it all started. Don't miss the last show of her tour on September 30th at Cabaret Lion d'Or, in Montreal. Tickets are on sale now!

She'll also be performing in Quebec City on September 27th at Théâtre Petit Champlain / Maison de la Chanson.

Lisa LeBlanc @ Quebec City
Théâtre Petit Champlain / Maison de la Chanson
Saturday, September 27th | 9pm
Tickets

Lisa LeBlanc @ Montreal
Cabaret Lion d'Or
Tuesday, September 30th | 8pm
Tickets

Shows to see at FMEAT

Shows to see at FMEAT

As is tradition, multiple artists and a large portion of the music industry will descend upon Rouyn-Noranda at the end of August. We feel we must bring your attention to a few shows programmed at the Emerging Music Festival in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FMEAT). Have fun, folks!

Rich Aucoin
Thursday, August 28 | 8pm
Desjardins Outdoor Stage | Opening concert
Other artists: Koriass, Midnight Romeo

Philippe B
Thursday, August 28 | 8pm
Agora des Arts
Other artists: Jimmy Hunt, David Giguère

Secret Sun
Saturday, August 30 | 5pm
Le Cachottier | 5à7

Pierre Kwenders announces the release of his debut album and unveils a new video

The charismatic Montreal-based, Congolese-born Pierre Kwenders shares a video today for his song Irène from his debut album out October 14th via Bonsound. The album is titled Le Dernier Empereur Bantou (The Last Bantu Emperor), and the artist has already been chosen as Révélation Radio-Canada 2014-2015 for world music. More details will follow over the next few weeks.

The song Irène is a reference to the 2011 hurricane of the same name. The lyrics draw parallels between the hurricane's devastation and the effect a woman can have in a man's life. Director Matthew Oppenheimer depicts people from all walks of life meeting at twilight in the forest. The video celebrates mysticism and tribalism as hope rises under a fiery sunset.

Rich Aucoin announces first wave of Canadian tour dates and premieres a new video

Following the release of the Are You Experiencing? video and the single Want To Believe, Rich Aucoin is sharing the video for Yelling In Sleep. Premiering this morning via Noisey/Vice and Much.ca, the animated video was directed by Canadian Joel MacKenzie and was recently awarded Best Music Video at Animation Block Party 2014, in Brooklyn. This song is about the failures in all types of our relationships, explains Rich. "Yelling in our sleep" is a phrase to elicit the frustration we have when we lose these relationships and the nightmare that haunts us afterwards.

Yelling In Sleep, Want To Believe and Are You Experiencing? are from Rich’s sophomore effort, Ephemeral, due in Canada on September 9th via Bonsound. Pre-order the album now via bandcamp or iTunes, and immediately get two tracks. Ephemeral will also be available in the USA on September 9th via Young Enthusiastic Americans and in France on October 14th via Platinum Records.

Tour Dates (more dates being added very soon - check richaucoin.ca for more details)
08/28 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Emerging Music Festival in Abitibi-Témiscamingue
09/05 Quebec City, QC // Envol et Macadam
09/06 Montreal, QC // OUMF Festival
09/11-14 Victoria, BC // Rifflandia
09/16 Vancouver, BC // Fortune Sound Club
09/17 Edmonton, AB // The Starlite
09/18 Calgary, AB // Commonwealth Stage
09/23 Brooklyn, NY // Glasslands
10/03 Kingston, ON // TBA

Monogrenade in France this fall

Monogrenade in France this fall

Monogrenade's sophomore effort Composite will be released in France on September 1st via Atmosphériques. The band will then fly across the Atlantic in November to present their new songs to our French cousins! Share the love!

French Tour
11/04 Paris, FR // Flèche d'Or
11/05 Lille, FR // La Péniche
11/06 Villeurbane, FR // Le Transbordeur (co-headline with Alb)
11/08 Rennes, FR // L'Antipode (co-headline with Au Revoir Simone)
11/15 Massy, FR // Espace Paul B (opening for Cascadeur)

Les Breastfeeders' mini summer tour

Les Breastfeeders' mini summer tour

In need of some good old rock'n'roll this summer? The good news is that Les Breastfeeders will be doing some shows in the next few days, including a date in Quebec City. Don't miss it!

Upcoming shows
07/26 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC // Sous-sol de l'Église de Baie-Saint-Paul (Le Festif!)
07/31 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle^
08/01 St-Gédéon, QC // Parc Saint-Antoine (St-Gédéon s'amuse)^
08/02 Chicoutimi, QC // Le Sous-Bois^
^ with The Muscadettes

Groenland on the road!

Groenland on the road!

It's with great excitement that Groenland will hit the road this summer to play at various festivals. What's really cool is that they'll share the stage with artists like St. Vincent, Mac DeMarco, Local Natives and Half Moon Run. Their run begins next week and includes a stop at Montreal's Métropolis on July 5th, as part of the Jazz Festival. Purchase your tickets online.

Summer Tour Dates
07/03 Quebec City, QC // Festival d'été de Québec - w/ Local Natives, Royal Canoe
07/04 Trois-Rivières, QC // FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières - w/ Half Moon Run, Mac DeMarco, The Franklin Electric
07/05 Montreal, QC // Métropolis (Jazz Fest) - co-headlining w/ St. Vincent
07/09 Greenfield Park, QC // Parc Pierre-Laporte
07/13 Ottawa, ON // Ottawa Bluesfest
07/16 L’Assomption, QC // L’Ange cornu
08/02 Saint-Gédéon, QC // Saint-Gédéon s’amuse!
08/15 St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC // L'international de montgolfières - w/ Half Moon Run
08/17 Magog, QC // Vieux Clocher de Magog
08/21 Châteauguay, QC // Salle Jean-Pierre-Houde

Download Dead Obies' new mixtape

Download Dead Obies' new mixtape

Here it is, finally! Throughout the spring, Dead Obies worked hard on Collation Vol. 2 – Limon Verde: La Experiencia, and are proud to premiere the mixtape via Noisey/Vice! Download these 11 new songs for free via bandcamp. Catch them live in Quebec this summer while they quest for Limon Verde. It all starts this Friday, June 20th at Club Soda as part of the FrancoFolies de Montréal. They will also perform a few of these new songs at Club Soda – purchase your tickets online.

Upcoming Tour Dates
06/20 Montreal, QC // Club Soda (FrancoFolies de Montréal)
06/20 Montreal, QC // Savoy (DJ set - FrancoFolies de Montréal)
07/10 Quebec City, QC // Parc de la Francophonie (Festival d'été de Québec)
07/12 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Scène TVA (Festival de la Gibelotte)
07/25 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC // Le Festif!
08/09 Béthanie, QC // La Grosse Lanterne
08/21 Drummondville, QC // Centre Marcel Dionne (Festival de la Poutine de Drummondville)
09/05 St-Jérôme, QC // Salle Michel-Clément (J-Fest)

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Philippe B

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Monogrenade

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Pierre Kwenders

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Radio Radio

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FrancoFEST
10:00pm - All Ages
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Philippe B

Petite-ValléeCA
Théâtre de la Vieille Forge
Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée
2:00pm - All Ages
Saturday
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Milk & Bone

MontréalQC
Club Soda
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
10:00pm - All Ages
Double Foxtrott
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04
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Ponctuation

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Café Bar Le Zénob
FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières
11:00pm - 18+
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04
Jul.

Pierre Kwenders

Trois-RivièresQC
Café-Galerie l'Embuscade
FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières
11:00pm - 18+
05
Jul.

Lisa LeBlanc

ThiersFR
Place Antonin Chastel
Festival La Pamperina
6:15am - All Ages
05
Jul.

Safia Nolin

OttawaON
Ritual Nightclub
8:45pm (doors at 8:00pm) - 19+
Opening act of Les Hay babies, Ludovic Alarie
05
Jul.

Boogat

Trois-RivièresQC
Scène Métro
FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières
4:00pm - All Ages
Tuesday
07
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Lisa LeBlanc

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Domaine de Malaigue
9:30pm - All Ages
Tuesday
07
Jul.

Groenland

SherbrookeQC
Place de la cité
Sherblues
8:00pm - All Ages

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Wednesday
08
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Pierre Kwenders

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Parc Claude-Jasmin
8:45pm - All Ages
Wednesday
08
Jul.

Lisa LeBlanc

IstresFR
Pavillon de Grignan
Les Nuits d’Istres
8:00pm - All Ages
Opening act of Shaka Ponk
Wednesday
08
Jul.

Groenland

ChamblyQC
Parc des Ateliers
7:45pm - All Ages
Wednesday
08
Jul.

Mark Berube

SherbrookeQC
Boquébière
Sherblues
11:00pm - 18+
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09
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Milk & Bone

QuébecQC
Théâtre Impérial
Festival d'été de Québec
7:45pm - All Ages
Opening act of Foxtrott, Yelle

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