Yeah that’s right we said Beers, Bands & Chainsaws. Imagine a night filled with frothy craft beers, raging music from the best in punk/bluegrass/hillbilly and the roar of chainsaws everywhere, for ice carving, duh. Meanwhile, barrels of fire sit on every corner in downtown Canton and thousands of people tromp from bar to bar, gallery to gallery. Welcome to the Canton Froth Fest on January 6. This is an all-ages event, which also happens to be totally free. Who’s got your back? That’s right, we do. Read more at CantonFrothFest.com. Beers: We’re turning 4th street it into a beer garden for you and a few thousand of your closest friends to enjoy! The girls of tilked kilt will be pouring a variety of goose island beers along with other favorites from Anheuser-Busch of Canton. Bands: Both national and local acts will be rolling through downtown canton for the night. Plan on hearing the best in rockabilly, bluegrass, hillbilly, roots, punk and more on 2 stages from 4:00pm – 10:00pm. Chainsaws: At the same time the bands are playing, we will have an ice carving competition. Ice carvers have already been selected. Do not bring a chainsaw to this event. You will be asked to leave. THE GODDAMNED GALLOWS A night of flophouse violence and heavy drinking resulted in the union of the Goddamned Gallows, who chose their name after discovering that an English band had already claimed “Gallows.” These all-American drifters wander across the country, living in whatever vehicle can get them to their next gig, where they explode with twanged-out punk-rock gutterbilly sound. Strains of mandolin, banjo, accordion and washboard inspire categorization like hobocore and gypsy-punk; come prepared to drink. VIVA LE VOX Washed up on the shores of southern Florida, Viva le Vox is a roots-and-rock band with a gleefully bedraggled past. Starting out with midnight gigs at all-night Laundromats and under bridges, the group only got louder and more insane as their fan base surged. Think of it as the seamy underbelly of the Sunshine State. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOSERS Canton’s lovable Losers always seem to be on the verge of complete disaster, but that seems to only fuel their raucously reckless tunes. You’ll be double-fisting beer by the end of the night as these guys delivers the goods, live and loud with lots of sweat and swagger. BLONDE BOY GRUNT AND THE GROANS Get out Grandpappy’s moonshine, prop your feet up on the weed-choked junked pickup in the yard and relax to Blonde Boy Grunt and The Groans. Grassroots hillbilly rock at its finest, they’ve been around a long time and still deliver some of the finest beer-swillin’, hard-livin’ tunes around. JOHNNY AND THE APPLE STOMPERS Labeling themselves the hardest drinking band in Northeast Ohio — a serious claim — are old-timey bluegrass punks Johnny and The Apple Stompers. These guys are one of the best live acts in the area. They might deliver a Hank Williams or Johnny Cash cover, then turn on a dime and bust into a frenzied re-working of The Misfits that’ll have all the punks bouncing around and spilling beer. STEVE TRENT With a soul made of blues, a heart made of country-western ballads and a bass drum made out of a thrift-store suitcase, newcomer Steven R. Trent’s Flat Broke One Man Band has been tearing up stages all over the region. Expect spitfire rockabilly and strains of roots when he clanks onstage. DOLLY ROCKER RAGDOLL Sounding like undead rockers in the attic of a haunted mansion, the oozing, primal, bizarre blues-punk of Dolly Rocker Ragdoll is weirdly wonderful. Behind a crazy mess of bright pink hair and graveyard pallor Dolly Rocker bangs the night away, conjuring spirits through a strange network of amps and ancient reverb. Primitive, noisy and spooky. OHIO JOE This lonesome cowboy calls the banks of the Cuyahoga, not the open range, home. Still his dying-cat soul sound can stir the heart of even the most urbane. Lovin’, losin’, drinkin’, killin’, thinkin’, grinnin’, never winnin’ — every theme of country blues is here and accounted for. You’ll be weeping into your beer, and it feels great. MISERY JACKALS The Misery Jackals are the most fun you can have in a woodshed while still wearing clothes. Pure Akron distilled in the old riverbank ‘shine rig down by the river, they draw inspiration from punk, bluegrass, blues, country, even zydeco. You’ll hear original songs about real people and banjotized renditions of punk classics. Call it whatever you want, but they call it “pillbilly browngrass.” AKILLIS GREEN Born and raised in Miamisburg, Akillis Green is a reformed punk rocker who turned in his electric guitar for an old acoustic after a beer-fueled stint of soul-searching. He and the rest of this gritty band rattle out a distinctive brand of old-time American music. The kind of music that makes you wish smoking in bars was still legal. JOE ROLLIN PORTER Even the loudest, most drunken douche at the bar will shut up once Joe Rollin Porter strikes his first note. Using fingerstyle acoustic guitar and mournful vocals, he performds his own arrangements of traditional American folk songs, with doses of early rural blues and Celtic tones mixed in to make everything taste sweet. BLUE RIBBON BLUEGRASS BAND Four generations of music have come together in the sweet strains of the Blue Ribbon Bluegrass Band. Twangy and true, they bring together backgrounds in punk, pop, rockabilly — hell, even jazz — in a fusion of fiddly, old-time sound. Kick up your heels (metaphorically, so you don’t slop your beer) when they hit the stage. Click here for more!