Artist: The Burning Hell
Songs: Men Without Hats + It Happens In Florida/La Bamba [Ritchie Valens cover]
Recorded at Monarch Tavern, June 15, 2016.
Out on the road promoting their new Public Library album, The Burning Hell had a Friday-night sort of crowd out on a Wednesday to party with their mix of shaggy rock power and Mathias Kom's literate lyricism. The set leaned heavily on the new material, touching on themes of touring life, sporting victory and celebrations of foundational teenage music purchases. The band acceded to some requests later on, returning in the encore with "It Happens In Florida"'s sing-along meditations on the nature of love, which then veered into a full-on cover of "La Bamba" with guitarist Darren Browne handling the vocals.