The Burning Hell with Wax Mannequin & Manraygun

Wed, 07/27/2011

 Wednesday July 27th, 2011
The Marquee Room
Doors at 8:00 pm
Advance: $12
No minors

The Burning Hell:

The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of ukulele player and all-purpose nerd Mathias Kom. While the band can occasionally bloom into a multi-instrumental monster with many heads and arms, more often than not these days The Burning Hell is a smaller band with bigger hearts, based in St. John;s, Newfoundland and Peterborough, Ontario. The lineup is always changing, so no two shows are ever quite the same. The essence of The Burning Hell is music to dance to while laughing about death, music you can sing along to while smiling out of the side of your mouth, knowing that while the end may be near, the bar is still open.

Wax Mannequin:

Wax Mannequin has been here for something like one hundred centuries, but right now, Wax Mannequin is the only knife-face. He is the fighter. He is roses out of his skin that bleed him as he pulls. But most important, he is music of the biggest fight style. It's where you punch and slice your own dying stuff into fresh, ripe meats for selling and sharing. It's where you give everything you had for an instant in his arms. Because he can seriously change the way you feel inside.


“Grounded in vintage rock, early Springsteen to the Clash, idealistic working class rock and its cathartic stories of loss, losers and endurance… unapologetically expansive and ambitious.” -VUE Weekly

Manraygun has released three recordings, “TwilightSpeak” (2007), “Misfortune Telling” (2008), and “Everything is Temporary” (2009) to rave reviews and considerable airplay on college radio across Canada, CKUA and the CBC.

Far from casual listening, the band’s most recent release, “Everything is Temporary” is an amalgam of folk, country-tinged rock, Alberta-centric Canadiana and a dash of New York art-school punk.