Indie Rock band doesn’t waste time despite ilness

Band members of Margot and the Nuclear So and So's.

By Wendy Martinez |Staff Writer|

Band members of Margot and the Nuclear So and So's.

Band members of Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s.

Fans were expecting an amazing performance by Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s for their tour at The

Crocodile Music Club, but did not expect a refund in the mail.

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s originally intended to perform in Seattle on May 31, but cancelled their show due to their lead singer catching a stomach illness.

Richard Edwards, the principal song writer, has had gradual stomach pain during the past few months.

This soon led to unbearable pain during performances on stage.

On his personal website he describes the tortuous pain, explaining that it interfered with his eating and even made it difficult to swallow water.

Richard Jones is going through a stomach illness.

Richard Jones is going through a stomach illness.

The stomach pain got to the point where he couldn’t get out of bed.

Since then, he has lost 28 pounds due to not eating regularly.

An organization named Music Cares is helping him pay for his medical bills.

”Man does not live by YouTube spins,” said Edwards referring to his song “Broadripple Is Burning,” which has been covered by various You Tubers.

The mission for Music Cares is to provide assistance for people in the music industry during difficult times in their lives.

Their services and resources range from financial, medical, and personal emergencies that impact their health and the music community.

He does not know when he will come back and perform again, but does say, “I promise, as soon as I feel better we’ll be out there giving you the best Margot show you’ve ever seen.”

Their fame escalated in 2005 in Indianapolis, after Edwards brought the band together right after he graduated college.

They recently released their latest sixth album, “Sling Shot to Heaven,” which has had great reviews from their fans.

“This record is a little bit of my life, a little bit of my ideal life, and a little bit of fictional life, invented from fragments of people I’ve known,” said Edwards. “Making it was a joyful and maddening experience. It’s maybe an album about moving on while looking back, pillar of salt or no.”

Since then, the band has self-produced five albums and recently gone on tour.

Their music displays an art of emotional song lyrics about love, depression, and drug and alcohol abuse.

Their number one song on iTunes is “Broadripple Is Burning” from the album, “Not Animal,” which relates back to his experiences in life and how he coped with suicidal thoughts.

They recently released a short film, “Tell Me More About Evil.”

This film was shot during the recording of their recent album, “Sling Shot to Heaven,” featuring performances from their past shows.

Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s are partnering with Dark Matter Coffee to have their own blend called

‘Evil Matter’ that comes with their album on cassette.

Edwards and his band are currently working on new music and artwork for their next album, and hoping he will be in good health again to keep performing on stage for his fans.



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