august, 2018

01aug7:30 pm11:00 pmThe Burning HellFolklore presents 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm Upstairs

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“The wordy songsmith behind Canadian quintet The Burning Hell, Mathias Kom has a dry wit and sharp eye that elevate indie-rock tunes into offbeat storytelling treats.”
Uncut Magazine

“Those who love The Burning Hell really love them, and can’t wait to share their respect for creative driving force Mathias Kom’s hyper-literate, warm, and witty stories…Kom’s rapid fire lyrics contain deep emotional depth and wide narrative breadth while keeping a common touch.
The Digital Fix

“Canada’s The Burning Hell write the kind of literate, funny, catchy songs that makes you want to learn all the words and shout them passionately back in their faces.”
Drowned in Sound, June ’14

“Not many albums open with the line ‘You were a Nazi hunter…’. It’s just one notable way in which The Burning Hell’s sixth LP (but first the the UK) proclaims its lone wolf intentions. The band is mostly the product of songwriter Mathias Kom, a mischevious, caustic people’s poet with a world view that lets you know the good guys occasionally win. Kom sings what he sees, from truculent kids and their smugly indulgent parents to corrupt corporate greed, to some things he doesn’t: Norse gods and the futility of cults. His half-spoken baritone will appeal to fans of punk vet Jonathan Richman, the music to those of pioneering alt-rockers They Might Be Giants. If that sounds a little too college-rock clever, rest assured that Kom’s music falls on the right side of the indie rails, knowing but always careful to let the listener in on the joke.”
Q Magazine, February ’14

“Lyrics are the thing for Newfoundland-based songwriter Mathias Kom. His sixth album houses some extraordinary stories…the austere ‘Travel Writers’ bears comparison with Bill Callahan, and the words of ‘Grown Ups’ are a lesson in wit and nuance.”
Uncut, March ’14

“Even Jesus is going to enjoy this once he finally gets here.”
Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing


(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm




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