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Hot Local Knights


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.

With far too many bands involved to list them all, we arbitrarily selected a few of our favorite names: Nuckle Duste, Clusterfunk and The Dude Abides. See the full lineup at

Saturday, Jan. 2-Feb. 6, 3:30 p.m. doors, 4 p.m. show, $8-$10, The Venue, 521 Broad St., 208-919-0011,