Favorite

Margot & the Nuclear So and So's 

With the Elected. Monday, October 30, at the Grog Shop.

147012.0.jpeg
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's aren't a buzz band. It's more like a murmur, a secret barely whispered around mainstream and indie power centers alike -- even with a fresh record deal from V2/Artemis and a spot on MTV News. Perhaps Artemis thinks it's found the next Sufjan Stevens or Belle and Sebastian. The phrases "chamber pop" and "freak-folk" are tripping off media tongues. Margot has a niche -- and whether they fit into it or not, they'll have to get used to the attention. Critics compare Margot & the Nuclear So and So's to other large ensembles with quirky instruments (such as the Decemberists and the Arcade Fire), though the group's sound and substance is far more sincere and far less pretentious. With vulnerable melodies and a forthright approach to songwriting, the band orchestrates acoustic sounds to serve the reticent soul of its material, rather than the other way around.

Speaking of Show Preview

Latest in Livewire

More by Roy Kasten

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • At the Movies — North by Northwest LIVE @ Severance Hall

    • Sun., Nov. 19
  • John Caparulo @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Thu., Nov. 23
  • Cleveland Improv Jam @ Coffee Phix

    • Sundays

© 2017 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation