Thursday & Saturday: Margot’s workin’ the High Country, commune style |

Thursday & Saturday: Margot’s workin’ the High Country, commune style

Special to the DailyMargot and the Nuclear So and So's are a band of chain-smoking hipsters straight out of Indianapolis.

Andy Fry turned his three-bedroom house into a commune for his Indianapolis-based octet, Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s.He used to have his own bedroom, which has been converted into three, as band members scramble for a place to lie down. Even closets have become makeshift evening pads.The fraternity-style living quarters help make it cost effective for the band members to forgo day jobs and focus on making it in the industry.Not having to bus tables or perpetuate corporate America, the band has already accomplished many definitions of “making it.””We’re just trying to scrape by, really,” Fry said. “So far, it’s been working out great.”Fry, Margot’s guitarist, is joined by Richard Edwards on vocals, Chris Fry on drums, Huber Glover on trumpet, Jesse Lee on cello, Casey Tennis on percussion, Emily Watkins on keys and Tyler Watkins on bass.The band is taking advantage of its South Park Music Festival appearances Thursday night’s VIP party and 4 p.m. Saturday at the Front Street stage to get to know Fairplay and the High Country. Margot’s renting a cabin for a week after the festival to record what could become its next album.Regardless whether the band accomplishes the album in the High Country or not, Fry said the band wants to record “a stripped-down acoustic album,” which would be conducive to the band’s pop-sensible rock tunes.Depending on what the elevation does for the band, making an album above 10,000 feet may be more romantic than practical.”We’re a little worried about that,” Fry said of the elevation. “Were all a bunch of chain smokers. It should be interesting.”And possibly a bit painful.

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