Sadly, that's not the name of a sexy Society for Creative Anachronisms calendar. There will be no beefcakes in chain-mail banana hammocks flexing their pale biceps for the blushing ladies. Actually, Hot Local Knights is The Venue's annual battle of the bands competition.
Each Saturday in January will feature a different genre: Jan. 2 is alternative rock, Jan. 9 is hardcore, Jan. 16 is alternative punk, Jan. 23 is metalcore and Jan. 30 is indie/acoustic. At the end, two bands from each round will emerge victorious and continue to the final showdown on Saturday, Feb. 6.
Saturday, Jan. 2-Feb. 6, 3:30 p.m. doors, 4 p.m. show, $8-$10, The Venue, 521 Broad St., 208-919-0011, boisevenue.com.