Tonight we rock with Canada’s finest shredding longhairs, Ladyhawk. Don’t let the middling reviews fool you, these boys bring it every time they come to town with boozy, head-bangin’, Southern fried rock reminiscent of master shredders like Neil Young and J Mascis of Dinosaur, Jr. Doors at The Beachland Tavern open at 8, with the music starting at rock o’clock. Neva Dinova and Jakeway are opening.

MP3: Ladyhawk – I Don’t Always Know What You’re Saying
MP3: Layhawk – The Dugout

And for all the ex-pats living in The City, Saturday night at the Knitting Factory in Manhattan is the second Cleveland Fest, featuring six of Cleveland’s finest bands (including some of my personal favorites in Roue, Hot Cha Cha, The Suede Brothers, and The Dr. Teeeth), as well as its finest polka DJ. 100% of profits from the night’s show will benefit the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland and Life Beat.

6:00pm-6:45pm – DJ Kishka
7:00pm-7:45pm – Hot Cha Cha
8:00pm-8:45pm – Roue’
9:00pm-9:45pm – Suede Brothers
10:00pm-10:45pm – Magpies
11:00pm-11:45pm – Mr. Gnome
12:00am-12:45am – The Dr. Teeeth

MP3: Mr. Gnome – Night of The Crickets
MP3: Hot Cha Cha – J’acusse
MP3: The Dr. Teeeth – Pyramids
MP3: Roue – All About Time
MP3: The Suede Brothers – Shotgun Philly

More information can be found at the official Cleveland Fest Myspace page.