Members of Ghosts of Swinetown describe their genre as “screwgrass,” an apt label for tunes that shift from reggae to mournful blues to toe-tapping bluegrass. From humble beginnings at the storied open mic nights at the Northwestern Lounge & Bar in Rhinelander, the band has spread its territory north to Duluth and south to Madison. The five-piece is made up of Phyl Wickham, Bob Weigandt, Mike Hill, Scott Kirby and Ellen Thomes. They released their first album in 2009, Hotel Fenlon (named for the historic downtown Rhinelander landmark) and followed up with Ghosts of Swinetown Suck in 2010 (a tribute to a bit of graffiti found on the bathroom wall of a bar).

7:15pm Fri 5/4 at Beaner’s Central