Medical Underground has a mission: “With MNsure on the fritz and Don Ness retiring to become a shadow hunter or a monk of some sort, it’s time for a band to bring the essence of rock ’n’ roll to the heart of the people of Duluth.” Sounds like a killer first verse too. When the Blasphemists were declared ineligible for the 2016 Homegrown, Steve Hamlin put down his drumsticks, picked up a guitar and headed for his other project, Medical Underground. Expect high-energy mischief with Nic Hanson on lead guitar, Darin Steenerson on bass and Jesse Sayler on drums.

10pm Fri 5/6 at Sir Benedict’s Tavern