On the new "Buzzard," seemingly everything that used to define Margot and the Nuclear So and So's is stripped away. Ringleader Richard Edwards relocated from Indianapolis to Chicago. His sprawling eight-piece lineup is reduced to a trio, though Columbus-based Erik Kang remains.

On the new “Buzzard,” seemingly everything that used to define Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s is stripped away. Ringleader Richard Edwards relocated from Indianapolis to Chicago. His sprawling eight-piece lineup is reduced to a trio, though Columbus-based Erik Kang remains.

Those would seem like extraneous factors if the band didn’t sound so different. The Margot crew dialed back the ambitious grandeur and folksy twang, leaving only the lean pop-rock that was always at this band’s foundation. Edwards sounds older and wiser but still quite disenchanted, which lends a proper melancholy to the otherwise snappy proceedings.

Wednesday’s openers include The Lonely Forest and Cameron McGill & What Army.