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Lapointe, Brach, Lenoir Amongst ADISQ Awards Frontrunners

The premier music awards show in Quebec turns 40 this year, celebrating with three events in Montreal in late October. Multiple nominees include Philippe Brach (pictured) and glam rocker Hubert Lenoir, a recent showstopper at the Polaris Prize gala. There is a public voting component for three ADISQ Performer of the Year categories.

Lapointe, Brach, Lenoir Amongst ADISQ Awards Frontrunners

By FYI Staff

Pierre Lapointe, Philippe Brach, Hubert Lenoir, Loud, Isabelle Boulay and Marc Dupré lead the artistic nominations list for the upcoming ADISQ (Felix) Awards. In all, 109 artists and 76 artisans and professionals are named this year. 


The premier music awards show in Quebec, the ADISQ Gala turns 40 this year, and will again be hosted by Louis-José Houde. It takes place at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts in Montreal on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 8 pm on ICI Radio-Canada Tél. It will be preceded by a red carpet at 7:30 pm and followed by a post-gala show at 10:30 pm.

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The Premier Gala of ADISQ is set for MTELUS on Oct. 24, with Marie-Mai and Yann Perreau hosting and performing a night described as "a  celebration of musical diversity." It will be broadcast live on Télé-Québec on at 8 pm.

A third event, the Gala de l'Industrie, takes place at Club Soda on Oct. 24 at 5 pm, hosted by Claudine Prévost.

The ADISQs have a public voting component for three Performer of the Year categories (Male, Female, and Group or Duo). Nominees for Female Performer of the Year are Isabelle Boulay, Debbie Lynch-White, Andréanne A. Malette, Klo Pelgag and Guylaine Tanguay. On the male side, Ludovick Bourgeois, Philippe Brach, Marc Dupre, Hubert Lenoir, and Patrice Michaud compete for the trophy, while the groups or duos nominated are 2Frères, Alfa Rococo, Galaxie, Kaïn, and The Sisters Boulay.

Voting is now open, running Oct. 3, at Radio-Canada.ca/adisq. Listen to the music of the artists in the running in these three categories here  

A full list of ADISQ nominees here

Founded in 1978, ADISQ, or "Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la video," is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the music industry in Québec. It operates a Hall of Fame, one in which Harmonium was recently inducted.

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse
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Neil Young's New Album 'FU##IN' UP' Has Live Recordings from Intimate Toronto Venue The Rivoli

FU##IN' UP, the new album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, features performances of songs from his 1990 album Ragged Glory, recorded live at Toronto's Rivoli, seemingly during a much-rumoured secret show last November. He'll bring his upcoming tour to Toronto's Budweiser Stage in May, 2024.

Canadian icon Neil Young is adding to his immense discography with a new release this spring, a live album titled FU##IN UP'. The album, featuring Young's longtime band Crazy Horse, consists of nine live recordings from 2023 and is set for a limited edition two-LP release this April, in partnership with Record Store Day. According to the album's credits as noticed by Exclaim!, it was recorded at Toronto's Rivoli club, meaning it likely captures Neil Young & Crazy Horse's secret show at the Rivoli last November.

At that show — supposedly a private birthday party for Canada Goose CEO Dani Reiss — according to reports that generated a lot of buzz when they appeared online days later, Young performed most of his 1990 album Ragged Glory. FU##IN' UP features primarily songs from Ragged Glory, with new titles taken from lyric fragments. ("Over and Over," shared as a single, is now "Broken Circle.") The album features performances from Crazy Horse members Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums, and Nils Lofgren and Micah Nelson on guitar and piano, and Reiss is credited as a presenter.

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