Music: The Midpoint Indie Summer Series

It’s been less than a year since Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s brought their newly trimmed lineup to MidPoint and tore up the Southgate House with a righteous tumult indicative of the more streamlined Indie Rock on their third album, last year’s sel

It’s been less than a year since Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s brought their newly trimmed lineup to MidPoint and tore up the Southgate House with a righteous tumult indicative of the more streamlined Indie Rock on their third album, last year’s self-released Buzzard. The album itself was an uplifting end to a rough period; the band’s headquarters in Indianapolis suffered fire damage in 2009, they were dropped by Epic (considering the turmoil over the previous year’s Animal!/Not Animal, it was probably for the best) and much of the band jumped ship.

Eventually, frontman Richard Edwards moved to Chicago and reanimated the So and So’s with bassist Tyler Watkins and guitarist/violinist/pedal steelist Erik Kang and, along with a virtual who’s who of Indie Rock guests from the Windy City, crafted Buzzard, a buzzed-up, stripped-down departure from the cinematic Chamber Pop of their earlier work, particularly their stellar debut, 2006’s The Dust of Retreat.

The So and So’s have always had a good fan base locally, given their Tristate proximity, and their latest rejuvenation could make this gig a don’t-miss event. Go here to read Brian Baker's full sound advice.

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