A mighty solid roots-rock show will roll into The Horned Hand on Saturday night, featuring a couple of Portland-based bands that aren’t afraid to twang.
Lone Madrone sprouted from necessity; its members began jamming and writing music to fight off cabin fever during a Rose City snowstorm. The result is anything but chilly, as the group gathers up a number of influences — country, blues, a little gothic rock and punk — and keeps things warm and interesting with a splash of Cajun/zydeco sounds. Think The Gourds meets Handsome Family and you’re on the right track.
And this is not one of those bills where you wonder why the two bands are paired together. The Beautiful Train Wrecks — fronted by new(ish) Bendite Lucas Alberg — also keep things nice and twangy, but they stick ever so slightly to more traditional sounds. The songs at www.beautifultrainwrecks.com reveal a band equally comfortable treading into organ-driven classic rock or the swooping beauty of old-school country.
Lone Madrone, with The Beautiful Train Wrecks; 8 p.m. Saturday; $5; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; www.reverbnation.com /venue/thehornedhand.