Hot Music for Hot People: August 10 – Leif Vollebeck, Anberlin, The Eagles

I’ve got some more hot music for all you hot people out there.  We’re going to talk about one of Montreal’s finest emerging artists, a band that plays some good emo, and the always interesting Tom Petty.  So here we go!


Leif Vollebeck is the hot emerging artist of this update.  Why?  Well, he’s got a great sound if you’re into the oh-so-cool (but don’t ever mention it, that would be uncool) world of indie-rock.

Leif Vollebeck likes to hang out in mid-tone coloured areas.

After finishing up his Canadian West Coast tour last week, Leif Vollebekk is apparently a man with rockstar-like stamina.  Dates for a European tour in September are coming soon so you’ll have to wait until the end of September to catch him playing back in North America.  When he does land back on the continent, you’ll be able to check him out at Pop Montreal before heading out to the west coast of Canada and the United States.  Here’s where you can catch the young whippersnapper:

Sept. 4 @ Agora Des Arts, Le Festival de Musique Emergente Mergente Abitibi, Rouyn-Noranda, QC (w/ Karkwa)
Sept. 12 @ End of the Road Festival, NORTH DORSET, UK
Sept. 30 @ Metropolis, MONTREAL (**Pop Montreal w/ Karkwa)
Oct. 1 @ Casa Del Popolo, MONTREAL (**Pop Montreal)
Oct. 13 @ The Echo, LOS ANGELES (w/ The Acorn)
Oct. 14 @ Cafe Du Nord, SAN FRANCISCO (w/ The Acorn)
Oct. 16 @ Doug Fir, PORTLAND (w/ The Acorn)
Oct. 17 @ High Dive, SEATTLE (w/ The Acorn)
Oct. 20 @ Lucky Bar, VICTORIA (w/ The Acorn)
Oct. 21 @ The Biltmore Cabaret, VANCOUVER (w/ The Acorn)
Oct. 23 @ Starlite Room, EDMONTON (w/ The Acorn)
Oct. 24 @ Republik, CALGARY (w/ The Acorn)
Oct. 26 @ Amigo’s, SASKATOON (w/ The Acorn)
Oct. 27 @ Park Theatre, WINNIPEG (w/ The Acorn)
Oct. 29 @ Lop Lops, SAULT STE. MARIE (w/ The Acorn)



'We're Anberlin, and we hang out in black and white.'

Anberlin is back and ready for action.  The band that is best known for not being a Christian rock band, but kinda being one, but not really, is releasing a new album on September 7th on Universal Republic Records.  According to the band, the new album is going to be less poppy and a lot darker than their previous records, could they be the anti-AFI?

With the new album comes a new tour, the coolest part is that you can pick up a package deal from their website ( that comes with a personalized poster and a deluxe edition of the new album.  Here’s where they’re touring over the next couple of months:

  • Sept. 18 – Englewood, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre-KTCL Big Gig
  • Sept. 25 – Kansas City, MO – Capital Federal Park at Sandstone
  • Sept. 28 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
  • Sept. 29 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
  • Sept. 30 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (opening for 30 Seconds to Mars)
  • Oct. 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
  • Oct. 2 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater
  • Oct. 3 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
  • Oct. 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
  • Oct. 6 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
  • Oct. 8 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
  • Oct. 9 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
  • Oct. 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency @ The Grand
  • Oct. 12 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
  • Oct. 13 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
  • Oct. 14 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
  • Oct. 15 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
  • Oct. 16 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
  • Oct. 18 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
  • Oct. 19 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Event Center
  • Oct. 20 – Saskatoon, SK – Odeon
  • Oct. 21 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Center
  • Oct. 22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
  • Oct. 23 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
  • Oct. 25 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
  • Oct. 26 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
  • Oct. 28 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
  • Oct. 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
  • Oct. 30 – New York, NY – The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
  • Oct. 31 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
  • Nov. 1 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
  • Nov. 3 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown
  • Nov. 4 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
  • Nov. 5 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
  • Nov. 6 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues


That's a lot of red. Also, Tom Petty should never be on the cover of anything.

Last up we have some news from Tom Petty.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has released ‘Damn the Torpedoes’ under their Classic Albums series.  The documentary focuses on the making of the quintessential Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album.  Featuring interviews with Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and co-producers Ron Blair and Jimmy Iovine, the documentary covers all angles of the album.

You can check out the trailer below:

For more info on the DVD, click here.

For North American tour dates, check here.

That’s it for this week, see you soon!


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