Margot & the Nuclear So and So's are a ton of fun onstage. They released a pair of albums last year — Animal and Not Animal — that offer two different takes on the band's expansive indie-pop.
(Two versions were released to settle a record-company squabble; you can read more about it here.)
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's (nobody in the band is named Margot, by the way) returns to the Beachland on April 13.
The seven guys and one girl play banjos, trumpets, violins and a bunch of other instruments. And quite remarkably, they pull off their densely layered music in concert.
But you never know what you're gonna get with this band — the wide-eyed experimental combo or the chamber-pop enthusiasts. Either way, it rocks. —Michael Gallucci