ONC Underground NYE 2014

Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s, Cosby Sweater, A Squared DJs, Action Jackson, DJ MetroGnome and more!

$25 (advance price) gets you into the party to experience two rooms of live music and entertainment.

Featured on the Deluxe stage will be Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s and Cosby Sweater while in Deco you can dance and celebrate to the magic of Action Jackson and the A Squared DJs. Get all of the above PLUS an all-access pass into the Grey Goose Dream Lounge for only
$125. In the Grey Goose Dream Lounge you will have your own private open bar (yes alcohol), gourmet munchies, and free gifts all the while sharing the moment with your own private dj, DJ MetroGnome!

Margot & The Nuclear So And Sos

For seven years now, Margot and the nuclear so and so’s – led by singer and songwriter Richard Edwards – have been creating music that swirls with fear and doubt and tension and beauty. Their music was born out of Indianapolis with the lushly melancholic The Dust of Retreat (2005), came of age with the bittersweet duo Animal/Not Animal (2008), and most recently arrived with the primal Buzzard (2010).

Edwards saw Buzzard as the beginning of a “panic pop” trilogy: albums filled with a gnarled version of the pop music of his childhood, loosely tied together by the concepts of aging and starting over. For the second installment, he took his notebook full of song fragments and went to the place that held some of his most vivid memories of calm, a mere five months after Buzzard’s release. Subsisting only on aloe vera extract and clam chowder, Edwards spent 26 days burying himself in sand, sleeping outdoors, and finishing a batch of songs inspired by childhood, fatherhood, and bad stomach pain. Calm evenings bore panicked music.
Because when Margot ended the touring cycle for Buzzard, which included multiple headlining tours and a run supporting The Twilight Singers, Edwards was ill. Plagued with stomach pain, he boarded a bus and headed to Pismo Beach, CA. Over the years, Pismo had unintentionally become an oasis during Margot tours. The Nukes' battered black school bus, as if divinely inspired, always found its way there. They would spend a night or two by the fire, listening to music, eating clam chowder, drinking beer and recharging. With each tour, the band’s collective narrative grew and the town became more mythical, especially on bad days; “Pismo” was conjured up and whispered into the ears of a grumpy, hung-over drummer, the guitar player sighed it while replacing blown tubes, the keyboard player chanted it in his sleep, the bus’ engine grunted it. A place to rest. The end of the road.
On the last, alcohol-filled night in Pismo, Edwards wrote “The devil” and “Christ” in succession, and scribbled “rot gut, domestic” on the cover of his notebook and “panic pop” on the back. In the morning, he hitched a ride back to his adopted hometown of Chicago with a Bible salesman who told him, “Times have gotten bad.”

Rot Gut, Domestic was recorded over a 10-day period at Chicago’s Electrical Audio studio and the band’s own Queensize Twin Aire studio in Indianapolis. At the helm was John Congleton (St. Vincent, The Walkmen), who had expressed an interest in working with the Nukes over a series of emails with Edwards. Congleton and the band turned the guitars up and produced an album filled with lyrics in turn sweet and sinister. Rot Gut, Domestic retains the distorted power of Buzzard but peels back another layer to reveal a rawer brand of grimy pop – first single “Prozac Rock” is a modern pop song’s frenetic, slightly spooky sister, while “Shannon” is a bleary-eyed, fuzzy bass stomp. Edwards'writing has never been sharper, stuffed full of memorable hooks and clawing guitar lines on dark-humored songs that ponder a Lithuanian basketball star (“Arvydas Sabonis”), the death of a mentor (“Frank Left”) and a woman’s affair with a killer (“A Journalist Falls in Love”).It’s 12 songs in 43 minutes and it’s Margot’s best album yet. It’s unsettled, but trying to let go. It’s a disquieting journey through Midwestern pubs. It’s anger and aggression dissipating through clenched teeth. It’s a longing to return to Pismo.

Cosby Sweater

Cosby Sweater is a new and vibrant voice in electronic music. The group is comprised of David Embry (DJ Embry-O, Embryonic Fluid) on production and vocals, Nicholas Gerlach (The Twin Cats) on Tenor Saxophone and EWI and Richard "Sleepy" Floyd (The Native Sun) on drums. Their strength lies in their high energy live shows and genre bending tracks. Cosby Sweater is already gaining momentum after just a few live shows and is working towards the release of their first EP in the coming months.

DJ Action Jackson

Indianapolis born and raised, Action Jackson has quickly established himself as one of the premier DJs in the Midwest, playing well over 200 shows in 2011. Specializing in genre bending mixes that span multiple styles of music, he is equally comfortable spinning hip-hop, house, dubstep, moombahton, indie rock, and everything in between. His productions are diverse as well, having remixed artists such as Passion Pit, Hall and Oates, and Smokey Robinson. 2011 found Action linking with emcee Oreo Jones for their collaboration "Black Fabio", a parody of the famous model from the 80's. In short, there’s not a crowd or party that he can’t rock including large festivals such as Forecastle, Identity Festival, and The Indianapolis 500, the largest single day sporting event in the world.

In 2007, he partnered with Flufftronix to form Rad Summer, a promotion and booking company based in Bloomington, IN. Now based in Philly and Indianapolis, RAD SUMMER has become an established name in the Midwest and East-Coast; partnering with brands such as Scion, Mad Decent, Colt 45, IHEARTCOMIX, Fresh Melt Water, Mishka etc… and booking acts such as Rusko, Benga, Flosstradamus (as performers they’ve also partnered in events for such artists as Soulja Boy, The MisShapes, DJ AM, Steve Aoki, and Girl Talk). In 2011 Rad Summer expanded to include a full fledged record label, with releases from Flufftronix, Figure, Lemi Vice, RX & Shiftee, and Dave Owen. 2012 finds the label preparing a wide variety of releases including the debut full length from Oreo Jones, a collaboration moombahton EP from Lemi Vice and Knife Fight, a downtempo release from Finnish producer Somepoe, and the return of Black Fabio.

Noteworthy Acts Performed with:

Girl Talk, Flosstradamus, Soulja Boy, Green Velvet, Jeremih, LA RIOTS, VHSorBeta, DJ Assault, the Misshapes, Designer Drugs, The Glitch Mob, Das Racist, Danny Brown, Matt and Kim, Scottie B, Bird Peterson, DJ Mehdi, Riton, DJ Ayres, Blu Jemz, Cosmo Baker, Totally Michael, DJ Sega, Krames, Cousin Cole, Huggs, Curtis Vodka, the Toxic Avenger, Franki Chan, Jubilee, Star Eyes, Million $ Mano, Reid Speed, Villains, Mike Relm, The Hood Internet, Diamonds (the glamour), Lauren Flax, Dark Wave Disco DJS, DJ Fashen, Sammy Bananas, Skeet Skeet, DJ Benzi, Figure, DJ Class, Emynd, Nick Catchdubs, Chew Fu, Claire Hux, Apt One and Skinny Friedman, Kid Color, Dances with White Girls, Prince Terrence, Rob Threezy, Team Bayside High, Rampage, Flufftronix, Talib Kweli, Todosantos, Dirty South Joe, Dance with the Devil, Zebo, Willy Joy, Naughty By Nature, DJ Topspeed, Scott Matelic, DJ Sleeper, etc...

Cities Performed in:

New York, NY, Philladelphia, PA, Minneapolis, MN, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Cincinnati, OH, Louisville, KY, St Louis, MO, Baltimore, MD, Miami, FL, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Columbus, OH, Three Oaks, MI, Indianapolis, IN, Bloomington, IN

$47.50, $89.75 VIP, $145.50 VIP

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ONC Underground NYE 2014, Margot & The Nuclear So And Sos, Cosby Sweater with DJ Action Jackson, A Squared DJ's, DJ Metrognome

Tuesday, December 31 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Old National Centre