While most of Homegrown’s bands regularly gig at Duluth and Superior clubs, there are a handful of original bands that bravely venture into the juke joints of rural northwest Wisconsin. Consider the Underwriters as the poster children for this tough-but-rewarding way to spread rock-and-roll joy. Singer/songwriter Lee Martin may have his signature on the band’s original sound, but all members — Russ Sackett (keys), Mike Miller (guitar), Adam Staupe (bass) and Wally Wedan (drums) — share vocal duties when taking pages from their Americana-roots rock songbook. A full-length album is planned for release in 2013.

11pm Mon 4/29 | Sir Benedict’s