If it seems like The Northstar Session was just in town, well, they were. The San Diego band played McMenamins Old St. Francis School on Nov. 7.
And on Saturday, they’ll be back to drop some more radio-friendly, Wilco-esque roots-pop on Bend.
This time, the trio — which has seen its highly likeable music splashed across a bunch of TV shows and promotional campaigns — will hit The Sound Garden for a night of not only rock ‘n’ roll, but also fundraising for the recently defunct Innovation Theatre Works, a local playhouse that shut its doors last month for financial reasons. ITW is done on stage, but still has some debts to pay off, and part of the proceeds from the Northstar show will go toward those efforts.
Opening the show will be local singer, songwriter and pianist Marianne Thomas.
The Northstar Session, with Marianne Thomas; 7 p.m. Saturday, doors open 6:30 p.m.; $7 plus fees in advance at the website below, $10 at the door; The Sound Garden, 1279 N.E. Second St., Bend; www.bendticket.com or 541-633-6804.