Calendar » Get Out

Hillbilly Idols

by

comment
2012584.t.jpg
The country-rock duo Redneck West has been getting its hootenanny on every Saturday night since the ex-gay-club Hamilton's switched up its clientele to hetero Cleveland State coeds last year. For owner Marc Hewlett, the raucous mix of hoedown harmonies eases the sting of the homophobes walking by on Playhouse Square. "They say negatively, 'There's that gay bar,'" he says. "It pisses me off." Hewlett gets over it when the band unleashes its song sets, which are inspired by country staples like Big & Rich and Toby Keith. They also perform their debut single, "Pour Me a Double (I'm Single Again)." "It's a loud, drunken, country-music party," says Hewlett. "I've never seen anything like it." Redneck West kicks up its cowboy boots at 9 tonight at Hamilton's High Noon Saloon, 1415 Euclid Avenue. Admission is free. Call 216-241-7721 or visit www.myspace.com/redneckwest.
Saturdays, 9 p.m., 2008

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.