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Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s Make it to Metro

Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s
Metro – Chicago, IL
April 1, 2009

Margot & The Nuclear So and So's MetroRichard Edwards (lead vocals, guitar)

FYI: The lead singer of Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s is NOT a girl named Margot. I found that out a few minutes before the band walked out on stage to perform on April Fools’ Day last week in Chicago. Apparently, the lead singer and frontman is a guy named Richard Edwards. Another FYI: there are eight (8) people in the band Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s. I also found that out moments before the band launched into their opening number,  Chicago was the second night of Margot’s trek through the U.S. with Milwaukee kicking off the tour the previous night. Having heard of the band before, but not knowing much about their music, I jumped at the chance to see them live in concert. One of the owners of The Hideout asked me more than a year ago if I knew of Margot. Of course, at that time I was clueless. But I never forgot the name Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s. It has stuck with me ever since that conversation where Katie Tuten from The Hideout told me I should check out Margot as soon as possible because they were going to be huge. And more than a year later, the band has gone from playing tiny Schuba’s (250 capacity) to playing the Metro (1,100 capacity). Just goes to show you that some people really have an ear for hearing good music and raw talent. I now will check out any artist/band that the owner of The Hideout tells me I should listen to and see in concert. Gotta stay ahead of the game these days! Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s are only on tour through April 18th, so make sure you go to their show when they come to your town!

More photos of the band after the jump…

Margot & The Nuclear So and So's MetroEmily Watkins (keys, vocals)

Margot & The Nuclear So and So's MetroErik Kang (violin, lap steel)

Margot & The Nuclear So and So's MetroAndy Fry (guitar)

*Not photographed: Chris Fry (drums), Hubert Glover (trumpet), Casey Tennis (percussion), and Tyler Watkins (bass)

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  1. Ashley says:

    Pictures look sweet – it was such an amazing show.

  2. Andy Keil says:

    You should definitely consider full body shots. Your photos of the face turn out great but instruments and other band members should be included in at least a few show.

    Great band.

  3. Alyssa says:

    So I was looking in the wrong place for these! You got some amazing shots though. It was such a good concert.

  4. James says:

    A good concert is a lot like a crush to me. I felt like a preteen crushing on the popular boy in school while I watched Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s perform. I quickly averted my gaze when the band members looked around and made eye contact with the audience and got butterflies when they performed my favorite songs. Maybe I’m a dweeb, but that’s fine.

    I think you caught some amazing shots and really captured their emotion. Looking at them reminds me of how satisfied and happy I felt during that performance! It’s shows like that that remind me why I love the music business and it’s pictures like these that make those nights stay vivid in my memory.

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