Whether the powers that be want to acknowledge it or not, Lafayette has a good little punk rock scene brewing.

Yes, it’s true. The region known for its Cajun and zydeco supergroups also has a small crop of upstarts messing around with power chord riffage that rocks as hard as what you might hear up on The Hype Machine.

The uninitiated can head to The Wild Salmon at 813 Foreman Drive for Sadfest at 5 p.m. Saturday. The humorously-titled festival will feature performances from 10 bands.

Neat, a scuzzy quartet that released the full-length “I Don’t Want to be Your Dad” this summer, will headline the night. Baton Rouge’s own trio, Camp Life, will also make an appearance.

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