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Thursday, September 24 9:00pm - 1:00am in EDT
Northside Yacht Club
4227 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
Knife the Symphony/Smoke Signals split record release show.
This was an interesting mixed-bag of an all-ages show. It opened punk, moved to alt-rock, shifted to grindcore then ended with a great hip-hop performance.
The Oasis Youth Center
Get with the program Grayslake and get your ears to The Oasis. Every weekend there's a show here!
Fett the Younger
Protip for young bands: if you are invited to play a show, stick around and support the other artists. All of the early bands missed the excellent King Simi.
Our good friends at Illuminated Brew Works have invited us to play at their brewery. We will be opening for fire... literal fire... as in a bonfire.
Playing in front of a giant ROA mural and the Chicago skyline:
Let's take a closer look:
Look, Robert's kid actually came to the show:
Oh, there were also costumed mascot dancers:
Final night of the southeastward road trip. They tell us this might be an outdoor show (it wasn't)?
Here's the info from The Facebook:
$5 FIVE DOLLAR BUCKS
mathy noise punk Chicago style
heavy melodic (feat members of That's No Moon)
We're happy to have FF joining us—this will be a reunion/farewell show for them. Make sure to come out early and catch their set and send them off right!
At this point in the tour I stopped taking pictures so there's not much to see here. Paul came down for the show and we went out for food afterwards. I ordered a horseshoe. It was not good. Sorry, Champaign, we love ya. but leave the fancy-gloop cooking to the masters in Springfield, Ill.
We are off on another micro-tour of the Midwest. First stop: Kalamazoo!
People may live everywhere, but did you know they pretty much brew beer everywhere too? Had to pay homage to the Bell's Brewery before the show:
Louie's Trophy House featured many trophies including this cow thing. I'm calling "fake" here. No way that ever existed:
Tony looks so good in antlers we are just going to call him "Tler" from now on. If you see him say, "Hi!"
Hey look, it's Knife the Symphony!
And here is Brown Company...
After a little game of knifey-crotchy we all slept under the stars:
After an excursion to the Kalamazoo 10 Theater to catch the Mad Max: Fury Road Matinee, we headed down to South Bend. Oh look, another brew pub:
It was prom night in South Bend. Unfortunately, none of the attendees strolled into McCormick's for the show. Probably due to a lack of EDM.
The evening opened with The Rutabega:
Then us, Knife and Heavy Hand played. The evening ended in a whirlwind of reverb, sweat, and fire in the form of Daikaiju:
The following morning Garth fed us the greatest doughnuts we have ever eaten:
Final night of Nonagon's upper Midwest micro-tour.
Minnesota Load-in! No, it's not slang for a prison move, it's an actual gear load-in... okay that doesn't sound any better: