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Milk & Bone unveil a video for BBBLUE (Summertime Sadness Edit) and announce new European dates

Following a tour in Europe last September, Milk & Bone will return to the other side of the Atlantic for a few concerts in December. The duo, who was nominated at this year’s ADISQ Gala for Anglophone Album of the Year, now shares a video for their latest single BBBLUE (Summertime Sadness Edit), off their Polaris Long-Listed sophomore album Deception Bay. 'Cause I’m baby blue / I wish I was your baby too, Camille Poliquin and Laurence Lafond-Beaulne sing on the chorus of this ode to a hopeless love.

Directed by Soleil Denault, the video references the colour blue from the song’s lyrics. The director offers a reinvented romantic approach, where solitude and technology overlap one another.

Milk & Bone will headline the MTELUS on November 16th for the first time as part of M for Montreal.

Tour Dates
02/11/18 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
03/11/18 Frelighsburg, QC // Beat & Betterave (SOLD-OUT)
08/11/18 Saint-David-de-Falardeau, QC // Imago Village (Yourte Fest)
09/11/18 Chicoutimi, QC // Bistro Café Summum
10/11/18 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell
16/11/18 Montreal, QC // MTELUS (M for Montreal)
17/11/18 Gatineau, QC // Le Minotaure (SOLD-OUT)
21/11/18 Charlottetown, PE // The Mack
22/11/18 Halifax, NS // Seahorse Tavern
23/11/18 Moncton, NB // Tide & Boar
24/11/18 Fredericton, NB // The Capital Complex
04/12/18 Paris, FR // La Bellevilloise (Aurores Montréal)
06/12/18 Stockholm, SE // Lilla Hotellbaren
08/12/18 Stuttgart, DE // Wouahou Winterdor Festival
11/12/18 Amsterdam, NL // Sugar Factory Small Hall
10/04/19 Gaspé, QC // Salle de spectacle de Gaspé
20/04/19 Lac-Brome, QC // Théâtre Lac-Brome
24/04/19 Longueuil, QC // Théâtre de la Ville - Salle Jean-Louis-Millette

Philippe B unveils a video for Anywhere / Only 2 weeks to go before his concert Philippe B & The Alphabet at Club Soda

After collaborating with the visual artist Pascal Grandmaison for his Autoportrait (sans lunettes) video, Philippe B invited another artist, Léna Mill-Reuillard, whose practice is based around photography research, to interpret his song Anywhere. The result falls midway between photography and video. Anywhere, which features vocals by Milk & Bone’s Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, is off Philippe B’s fifth album La grande nuit vidéo, released a little over a year ago.

Philippe B will perform his brand new show, Philippe B & The Alphabet, in Montreal on Thursday, November 8th at Club Soda, during the Coup de coeur francophone festival. The singer-songwriter will step onto the stage with a rock orchestra for this unique concert, which includes a rhythmic section, a brass section, guitars, keyboards and back vocalists. Philippe B will revisit his catalogue, backed by nine musicians, while keeping his favourite instrument, the guitar, front and center.

Dave Chose releases the video for Que’que chose

Today, the Montreal-via-Lac-St-Jean artist Dave Chose releases a new video for Que’que chose, directed by Yoakim Bélanger. The track is off his self-titled debut album (an excellent album, according to the Canal auditif) released on April 27th via Bonsound. While album highlight Chez Françoise, a rough ballad with an exhilarating chorus, shows off the artist’s melancholic side, Que’que chose is an outright in-your-face rock song. The record has racked up numerous flattering reviews and Dave Chose is up for three GAMIQ awards: Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Indie Rock Album of the Year.

The album Dave Chose is out now in stores and on all music services.

Dave Chose will perform at L’Escogriffe in Montreal on November 1st as part of Coup de coeur francophone, and will open for Lisa LeBlanc at Impérial Bell in Quebec City on November 29th.

Tour Dates
01/11/18 Montreal, QC // L’Escogriffe (Coup de coeur francophone)
29/11/18 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell (Opening for Lisa LeBlanc)
15/03/19 Waterloo, QC // Maison de la Culture Waterloo (Double bill w/ Cédrik St-Onge)
28/03/19 Alma, QC // Boîte à Bleuets (Opening for Galaxie)

Safia Nolin presents the video for Encore

Today, Safia Nolin presents the final installment of her Dans le noir live session: Encore. Shot with a thermal camera and directed by Jean-François Sauvé, this third single-sequence video follows Miroir and Les chemins. Safia performs Encore alongside her acolytes Joseph Marchand and Philippe Brault. The songs Encore, Miroir and Les chemins are off Safia’s new album, Dans le noir, released on October 5th via Bonsound.

Watch and share the video for Encore via YouTube.
The album Dans le noir is out now in stores and on all music services.

The Dans le noir tour officially kicks off this Thursday, October 18th in Montreal at Théâtre Outremont. Accompanied by Marchand on guitar, Safia will also make stops in Quebec City (October 20th at Grand Théâtre), Toronto (October 25th at Burdock) and Ottawa (November 1st at NAC) before flying out to France. The tour will resume in Quebec in February 2019. See dates below or on safianolin.com.

Like with her debut album Limoilou, this new strong collection (Brendan Kelly, The Gazette) of songs deals with the artist’s failed relationships. Each song reads like a polaroid, revealing and bringing pivotal moments to light. The singer-songwriter who has won the Félix for Female Artist of the Year at the 2017 ADISQ Gala, one year after winning the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award, manages to break your heart with each verse she finishes (Holly Gordon, CBC Music). This self-described super depressive style of writing also won her the Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson and the SOCAN Breakthrough Award.

Elisapie presents a video for Arnaq

Following the release of the most significant work in Elisapie ’s career, The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, the singer-songwriter presents a video for the song Arnaq, an ode to women. A heartfelt appeal for the respect of femininity in all its forms. A perfect blend between soft vocals and musical animality. In this third video directed by Jonathan Brisebois, Elisapie takes to the stage her daily life in her home village of Salluit, in Nunavik, a community of 1400 people located in the most northern area of Arctic Québec. This audiovisual work is practically a documentary. Powerful and poignant, the video presents characters willing to show their everyday lives to illustrate one of the most accomplished song from her latest, The Ballad of the Runaway Girl. We discover in it the vastness of the tundra, the weight of tradition and the strength of women through simple and authentic portraits.

The album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl is available in stores and on all music services. Elisapie will be heading off to Europe for a series of shows including dates in Paris and Barcelona.

Tour dates:
11/10/18 Longueuil, QC // Théâtre de la ville
12/10/18 Trois-Rivières, QC // Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau
13/10/18 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO
16/10/18 Bordeaux, FR // Le Rocher de Palmer (En première partie de The Apartments)
18/10/18 Paris, FR // La Machine à Bulles (MaMA)
22/10/18 Paris, FR // Salle Pleyel (En première partie de Pierre Lapointe) . 26/10/18 Barcelone, ES // Artte
27/10/18 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ES // WOMEX
01/11/18 Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, QC // Théâtre le Patriote
02/11/18 Victoriaville, QC // Le Carré 150: Cabaret Guy-Aubert
03/11/18 Cowansville, QC // Église Emmanuel
14/11/18 Rimouski, QC // Salle Desjardins Telus
15/11/18 Dégelis, QC // Bistro du Centre Culturel du Témiscouata
16/11/18 Carleton-sur-Mer, QC // Studio Hydro-Québec du Quai des Arts
24/11/18 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
29/11/18 Ottawa, ON // Quatrième Salle du CNA
30/11/18 Laval, QC // Maison des Arts de Laval
01/12/18 St-Hyacinthe, QC // Espace RONA du Centre Juliette-Lassonde
15/12/18 Québec, QC // Grand Théâtre de Québec
21/12/18 Montréal, QC // MTELUS (Noël Night en famille)
22/12/18 Montréal, QC // MTELUS (Noël Night en famille)
31/01/19 Terrebonne, QC // Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne
01/02/19 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
07/02/19 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Despréz
08/02/19 Ste-Geneviève, QC // Salle Pauline-Julien
09/02/19 Val-Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais
26/02/19 Sept-Îles, QC // Salle Jean-Marc-Dion
01/03/19 Roberval, QC // Auditorium Fernand Bilodeau
02/03/19 Alma, QC // Boîte à Bleuets
03/03/19 Chicoutimi, QC // Bistro Café Summum
22/03/19 Beloeil, QC // Centre culturel de Beloeil
23/03/19 Shawinigan, QC // Maison de la Culture Francis-Brisson
07/05/19 Sudbury, ON // Collège Boréal
09/05/19 Ville-Marie, QC // Théâtre du Rift
10/05/19 Val-d'Or, QC // Salle Félix-Leclerc
18/05/19 Maskinongé, QC // Magasin Général Le Brun

Safia Nolin's new album is out now!

Safia Nolin's new album is out now!

Finally Safia Nolin’s second LP of original songs is out now online and in store!

Recorded and mixed in eight days at WILD Studio in St-Zénon, Dans le noir is a downer-folk album produced by Safia and her two long-time, much-respected collaborators Joseph Marchand and Philippe Brault.

Safia’s new tour will kick off on October 18th at Théâtre Outremont, in Montreal, and includes 5 dates in France in December and more than 30 dates across Quebec and Canada. See all the dates on safianolin.com.

2018 GAMIQ Nominations

2018 GAMIQ Nominations

Congrats to all the artists nominated at this year's GAMIQ Awards! Here are the nominations garnered by Bonsound's, Make It Rain Records' and Blow The Fuse Records' rosters of artists:

Dave Chose
Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Song of the Year for Chez Françoise
Indie Rock Album of the Year for Dave Chose

Les Louanges
Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Video of the Year for Pitou

Loïc April
Indie Rock Album of the Year for LOÏC APRIL

Les Deuxluxes
Video of the Year for Tobacco Vanilla

Milk & Bone
Artist of the Year
Pop Album of the Year for Deception Bay

BEYRIES
Folk Album of the Year for En français

Pierre Kwenders
World Music Album of the Year for MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time

Jesuslesfilles
Artist of the Year
Rock Album of the Year for Daniel

Ponctuation
Rock Album of the Year for Mon herbier du monde entier

Ouri
Electro Album of the Year for Ouri / Mind Bath

Mike Shabb
Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year for Northwave
Album Artwork of the Year for Northwave

Les Louanges' debut album is out now!

Les Louanges' debut album is out now!

Les louanges' La nuit est une panthère is available now on all digital platforms and in stores! Go get it!

La nuit est une panthère, probably the best Quebec album this Fall, is the album that Les Louanges (whose real name is Vincent Roberge) wanted to release a long time ago. Both down-to-earth and poetic, the 14 pieces reflect his immense talent as an artist. He sings in French and belongs to that new generation of Quebec artists whose main artistic approach is to deconstruct musical genres and styles. He leads the audience through a variety of different tones while staying true to his roots in his lyrics.

Don’t miss Les Louanges in a venue near you this autumn. Visit his website for all his tour dates.

Elisapie's new album is out now!

Elisapie's new album is out now!

Finally Elisapie's new album is out now online and in store!

The Ballad of the Runaway Girl is the most significant work in singer-songwriter Elisapie’s career. She dug deep inside herself to offer these songs. According to Olivier Robillard Laveaux (On dira ce qu'on voudra), it's as good as Martha Wainwright, Feist, Cat Power or Lhasa's best albums (…) intimate and refined (…).

Co-produced by Elisapie, Joe Grass and Paul Evans, the album was mostly recorded live in a lakeside chalet with Robbie Kuster (Patrick Watson) and Nicolas Basque (Plants and Animals). Other precious collaborators added their touch to this monument: Leif Vollebekk, Joe Jarmush (Suuns), Jason Sharp, Natasha Kanapé-Fontaine, Chloé Lacasse and Howie Beck (mixing).

Elisapie will perform over 50 shows in Quebec and across Canada (as well as a show in New York City and Paris) starting this month.

Tour dates:
05/09/18 Salluit, QC
08/09/18 Lavaltrie, QC // Café Culturel de la Chasse-Galerie
20/09/18 Toronto, TO // Burdock
27/09/18 Montréal, QC // Monument National
03/10/18 New York, NY // The Delancey
04/10/18 New York, NY // The Met
11/10/18 Longueuil, QC // Théâtre de la ville
12/10/18 Trois-Rivières, QC // Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau
13/10/18 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Cabaret BMO
22/10/18 Paris, FR // Salle Pleyel
27/10/18 WOMEX (Canary Islands)
01/11/18 Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, QC // Théâtre le Patriote
02/11/18 Victoriaville, QC // Carré 150
03/11/18 Cowansville, QC // Église Emmanuel
14/11/18 Rimouski, QC // Salle Desjardins-Telus
15/11/18 Dégelis, QC // Bistro du Centre culturel du Témiscouata
16/11/18 Carleton-sur-Mer, QC // Studio Hydro-Québec du Quai des Arts
24/11/18 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
29/11/18 Ottawa, QC // CNA - Quatrième Salle
30/11/18 Laval, QC // Maison des Arts de Laval
01/12/18 St-Hyacinthe, QC // Espace Rona du Centre Juliette-Lassonde
15/12/18 Québec, QC // Grand Théâtre de Québec
31/01/19 Terrebonne, QC // Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne
01/02/19 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
07/02/19 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Desprèz
08/02/19 Ste-Geneviève, QC // Salle Pauline-Julien
09/02/19 Val-Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais
26/02/19 Sept-Îles, QC // Salle Jean-Marc-Dion
01/03/19 Roberval, QC // Auditorium Fernand Bilodeau
02/03/19 Alma, QC // Boîte à Bleuets
03/03/19 Chicoutimi, QC // Bistro Café Summum
22/03/19 Beloeil, QC // Centre culturel de Beloeil
23/03/19 Shawinigan, QC // Salle Francis-Brisson
09/05/19 Ville-Marie, QC // Théâtre du Rift
10/05/19 Val-d’Or, QC // Salle Félix-Leclerc

Thursday
17
Jan.

Les Louanges

Sold out
Sainte-ThérèseQC
Bar Le Cha Cha
8:00pm

Safia Nolin

Jouy-le-MoutierFR
Théâtre de Jouy
8:30pm

Les Louanges

L'AssomptionQC
Théâtre Hector-Charland
8:00pm
20
Jan.

Misc

Sainte-GenevièveQC
Centre culturel
8:00pm
Thursday
24
Jan.

Misc

MontrealQC
Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay
8:00pm

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