Want to take a dip into an edgier fringe of the local music scene but unsure where to start? The Horned Hand (507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend) has you covered this weekend. To wit:
• Tonight, celebrate a different kind of Black Friday with a double-bill of alt-folk/Americana featuring Wilderness, a busy and new(ish) local band fronted by singer-songwriter Jared Nelson Smith, and the Rural Demons, the apparently not defunct (just dormant for months) gothic-country band of James Ryan Adams. If things look bleak, maybe that’s because they are. 8 p.m. $5.
• On Saturday night, the Hand hosts two very different takes on the blues. First, there’s Blackflowers Blacksun’s frenetic, old-timey version of classic Delta blues, complete with yelps and hollers and smokin’ slide guitar. Then there’s Silvero’s heavy, deliberate garage-rock that’s rooted in the bluesy howl of lead vocalist Nella D. Their new album “Spiritual Vamp" is one of the best out of a Bend band in 2012. 8 p.m. $5.