Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos, with Dirty On Purpose
Thursday, November 30, at the Jackpot Saloon.
Subtlety is the key to Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos. By delicately stringing violin, keyboard, trumpet and percussion together alongside the standard rock line-up, the Indianapolis octet acts as the musical equivalent of an eight-layer chocolate cake. Richard Edwards' juvenile yet earnest lyrics add a sappy sweetness (You told me you lied/You swore you were mine/I took you back a thousand times), and percussionist Casey Tennis' spastic cheerleading moves (at times recalling Saturday Night Live's Spartans) could be the colorful sprinkles on top. The folk-infused emo nuances come together to produce a refreshing, therapeutic sound.