Artist Interview: 1-on-1 with Margot & The Nuclean So & So's

I am sitting here with a band that has made quite a mark for them in the Indianapolis music scene. Bringing more than usual numbers to the stage and a feel and sound that we are just not used Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s have found a way to fit right in. Mixing an incredible stage presence with the know how to make it to the top I would like to introduce you to the folks of Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s.

Where did you guys meet?

We all met in different places. I met Andy at a bar. I met Tyler in a basement. I met Chris in a bar. I met Casey in a bar. I met Emily at a basketball game.

Why so many musicians?

We wanted to rip off Broken Social Scene and every other band with a bunch of musicians.

Where do you practice?

We don’t really practice anymore but when we did it was at our studio, “Queensize Twin Aire”.

Who is the ringleader of the group?

Hubert Glover.

Who did all of your graphic design?

Andy M. Fry.

Sum up your genre in one word.


You guys hardly ever play Indianapolis and you have two shows back to back in February.

Are you all still living in Indianapolis?

Most everyone lives in Indianapolis. I live in Chicago.

What is your favorite venue to play?

The independent in San Fransisco. The Empty Bottle and Schubas in Chicago are good too. Mercury Lounge or Bowery Ballroom in New York. Radio Radio and the Vogue in Indianapolis. It’s a big list.

What is the largest crowd you have ever played for?

47 people.

The smallest?

8 people.

Any tattoos in the group?

I think Andy and Casey have tattoos.

Who has the most?

I’ll say Andy. Or Casey. Andy’s look slightly better than Casey’s.

What are you all drinking on stage?

Beer and water mostly. Whiskey and girly drinks occasionally.

Let’s say you are about to headline at Verizon Wireless Music Center. Who is your opener?

Vertical Horizon

Is MySpace good or bad for musicians?

It’s neither. Although in general, I’d say the Internet is bad for musicians and good for those who are selling the musicians music. And for bloggers. And it’s good for pornography.

Where does your motivation come from for new songs?

Movies and books and life. Pretty broad, I guess.

Who writes most of the lyrics?

Hubert Glover.

Everyone have jobs or is music it?

I have no idea. I don’t have a job.

Where do you see yourselves in five years?

I see myself making music and writing books of jokes. Maybe knowing how to cook more things.

Let’s get some pizza. What toppings?

Crab legs.

If you guys could all hang out with anyone alive or dead who would it be?

Albert Einstein or Jesus.

Any thoughts of moving to L.A.?

Yes. We’re going to move there really soon.

What do you want to be remembered for when it’s all said and done?

Having size 12 shoes. Being able to make 7 free throws in a row. Being a hot wings expert. Having the resolve to embark on a smear campaign. Winning four games of ‘pass the pig’ in a row. Knowing how to train a rat. Being too cool for school. Being extremely ‘with it’. Giving it a real go. Knowing how to run an effective pick and roll.

I always let the artist get the last word. Go.

Man: I’m gonna blow your brains out.

Man 2: I just took a shower.

Man: Give me your wallet.

Man 2: C’mon man, I just got paid.

Man: What’s your shoe size?

Man 2: Ten

Man: Give me those too.

Man 2: Shit man, I meant six.

Man: You’re gonna get shot if you keep this up.

Man 2: Can I give you my shoes and keep my wallet?

Man: This ain’t ‘Let’s Make a Deal’, motherfucker!

Man 2: You;’re just not being reasonable.

Man: I’m going to kill you.

Man 2: Go ahead. I don’t want to live anymore anyway.