The Burning Hell trio heats up THT
MIDDLEBURY — Don’t be fooled by the name — Atlantic Canadian trio The Burning Hell play joyous, wry and witty lyric-driven songs that swing from folk to garage rock, with hints of klezmer, country, rembetika and old-fashioned storytelling along the way.
Over 10 years and almost as many albums, the sound of The Burning Hell has changed often, but the band has remained idiosyncratic and unclassifiable — much to the delight of those who love them. The constant has always been songwriter Mathias Kom’s singular outlook on the world: wise and naive, cynical and life-affirming, full of brilliant, unexpected narratives and a deeply felt generosity of spirit.
The performance will take place at Town Hall Theater on Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. Bar and concessions will be available, and seating is cabaret style general admission. Tickets are $16 plus fees — but as a special promotion, THT is offering $10 tickets to the first 20 patrons who use the codeword “ohcanada” at checkout.
Tickets may be purchased online at townhalltheater.org, over the phone at (802) 382-9222, or in person at 68 South Pleasant Street in Middlebury.