Howling roots-rock and string-band singalongs are the sound du jour in Bend right now, and they'll be The Horned Hand's sound du Thursday as the Dirty Hand Family Band and Angel and the Badman stop in town.
The Dirty Hand band has been through here a couple times. They call San Francisco home, and they specialize in a knee-slappin' blend of folk, blues, country, gospel and bluegrass.
Angel and the Badman are from Southern California and claim “outlaw country" as their style on Facebook. The two bands' Bend gig will kick off their 10-day “Battle on the Front Porch" tour.
The Dirty Hand Family Band, with Angel and the Badman; 8 p.m. Thursday; $6; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; www.reverbnation.com/venue/thehornedhand.