Nonagon

poster

Nothing says "fine art" like an advertisement! This was proven by the old masters (Including Bartles, James, and Clara from the "Where's the Beef?" commercials, of course). Rock posters may not rise to this level of sophistication but they are about as close as we are going to get in this modern era.

The Beat Kitchen w/ Self-Evident...

Date of Show: 
Friday, July 10, 2009
Venue: 
The Beat Kitchen
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

We played the Beat Kitchen with Phantom Works (hard, art-rocking, minimalist Chicagoans), Self-Evident (Minneapolitan purveyors of complex guitarcrobatics… SO good!), and Scotia Widows (energetic Chicagoans boasting the algebraic formula: X + All = SW [maybe?]). Lots of photos to look at.

 

Tony cannot hold back the tears of joy.

Scotia Widows

Scotia Widows were on first. The flyer for this night's show was designed and printed by Gina from the Scotia Widows.

Nonagon

Here's one of the blurry "night mode" digital shots that us bands love so much.

Nonagon

And here's a much more sobering in-focus shot of Nonagon.

Nonawives.

A rare live show convergence of Nonagon wives.

Self-Evident

Self-evident from Minneapolis.

Phantom Works

Phantom Works ended the evening.

Golden Nugget

Nonagon cannot resist the siren's song of a post-show late night breakfast. That short stack is calling to you, John.

Hot sauce and eggs.

More disturbing breakfast photos band shots are on Flickr.

Quenchers w/ The Poles

Date of Show: 
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Venue: 
Quenchers Saloon
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

This was our first time playing at Quenchers. A fine venue with good beer and tater-tot pizza. All the bands were great and 'twas a good time for all!

John's 40th Birthday Bash

Date of Show: 
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Venue: 
Ronny's
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois

John was the driving force behind getting this show together. Chrsty brought a yummy cake with a frosting design by Jay.

Photos

These pictures were taken by Jim Kamp and are used here completely without any permission:

Press and Promotional Stuff

Poster by Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine

The Borg Ward

Date of Show: 
Friday, March 20, 2009
Venue: 
The Borg Ward
Location: 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This was the first night of our Wisconsin micro-tour. The Borg Ward is an old funeral home that has been converted into a art gallery (gallery show #3 for us!) and studio spaces.

Nonagon CD Release Party!!!!

Date of Show: 
Friday, August 15, 2008
Venue: 
The Beat Kitchen
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Hey folks this is Nonagon's CD Release party, it's also Racebannon's CD release party and it's also Tony's Birthday. HOLY CRAP! Bring it ONNNN!!!!

Click the thumbnail to the left for an enlarged view.

After years of flirting around the edges of “respectable” bandliness we’ve rolled up our shirtsleeves, knuckled-down, (ate some pizza), and put together OUR FIRST RELEASE!

It’s a CD EP called NO SUN that contains 6 songs we recorded in September ‘07.

We’ll be playing songs from the record along with some new stuff,

AND we’ll be opening for two amazing bands…

QUATRE TÊTE- a Chicago trio that plays blistering rock that manages to be catchy while displaying advanced math skills.

and

RACEBANNON- a blast-furnace of a band from Bloomington, IN that will likely melt some part of your anatomy.

The Iron Post

Date of Show: 
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Venue: 
The Iron Post
Location: 
Urbana, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Iron Post PosterThe reconfigured 2-piece Triple Whip was kind enough to invinte us to play again in Champaign/Urbana. Click the thumbnail of the flyer for a closer view.

There was video taken of this entire show. I will post it as soon as I get full band approval. -Robert

And here, one year later, is that video:

Headlining at The Note

Date of Show: 
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Venue: 
The Note
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois

Holy cats! We headlined?!? Embedded at the bottom of this post is video of us performing "Call and Response." Thanks Wika! (if there's video on this site, chances are John hates it. Sorry John -Robert)

Here are the other bands on the bill and their bio blurbs:

American Princes - They like lyrics that reach and rhythms that kick and an overall sound that's more than a little reckless. American Princes relies on a dual-guitar attack that allows for more intricacy and groove, putting the "rock" back in indie-rock.

Modern Temper - The Modern Temper is a band from Chicago and of Chicago. We are the racket of the “L” passing above and the quiet of late night cab rides home, bright summer skies and dark alley openings, glass skin on a metal frame. This is our city, and this is our music.

Pistols at Dawn - Four different elements combine to create a unique sound on the Chicago musical landscape. This sound combines the bounce and energy of Hamburg-era Beatles with the guts of true bluesy rock'n'roll. The guitars layer as fluently as the voices to provide a deep rich melody while the rhythm section chugs along to drive unstoppable, dance-oriented songs. Jim's pop sensibility flows effortlessly with Miles' centered blues focus. Julian's complex bass work borrows from a droning, yet melodic Velvet Underground sound. Timmy Mac treats his drums like an oil well. Pistols at Dawn has dedicated itself to continued evolution and an honest pure sound.

Special thanks goes out to Diana Sudyka and her pals at the Bird Machine for the awesome poster.

The Dirty Howlers Farewell Show

Date of Show: 
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Venue: 
The Mutiny
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois

We were first on a bill of four bands: The Trashingtons, The Dirty Howlers, and The Fuck Around Kids.

This was the CD release party/last show ever for The Dirty Howlers. In commemoration of said event we thought it would be fitting to do a garage rock cover. The song of choice was You Must Fight to Live on the Planet of the Apes by The Mummies. We opened the cover with a little talky-bit ala the Dirty Howler's Don't Tell Me, with a

simple bass line and drums while John told the story of how we decided to do some garage rock. Robert provided the intermittant "Baaaaaby" to clue the crowd in to what was going on.

Folks seemed to like the cover, although the rest of our set didn't quite fit in with the surf-rockabilly-rock 'n' roll that followed. No matter. A fun time was had by all.