Tonight: Margo & the Nuclear So and So's at the Mink
Quick, name three musicians or bands from Indiana that do not contain the words "John," "Cougar" or "Mellencamp." Still thinking? Well, that list would include jazz guitar great Wes Montgomery, Deniece "Let's Hear It for the Boy" Williams and pop-punk "Boys of Summer" the Ataris. Don't forget that Axl Rose, David Lee Roth and Blind Melon's Shannon Hoon are/were all Hoosiers, as were two co-authors of the Great American Songbook, Cole "Night and Day" Porter and Hoagy "Stardust" Carmichael. Plus a little family from up Gary way you may have heard of called the Jacksons.
"Quiet as a Mouse"
Edwards and the rest of the So and So's drop in on the Mink tonight behind their second full-length, Animal! (though the vinyl issue is entitled Not Animal... cheeky!). The songs are meandering, often melancholy ballads about such fanciful activities like flying a ferris wheel to the moon - recommended if you like the Shins, the National, Bright Eyes or Bends/OK Computer-era Radiohead slow songs like "Just." - Chris Gray
With David Vandervelde, Judgement Day and Wild Mocassins, 8 p.m. tonight at the Mink's Backroom, 3718 Main, 713-522-9985.