Nonagon

The Paver

Thundersnow 2014

Date of Show: 
Friday, February 21, 2014
Venue: 
Terrace Bay Inn
Location: 
Gladstone, Michigan

The second annual PRF Thundersnow in the U.P.! We shared the final slot with Fake Limbs and had much hijinx planned. Get yourself a brandy old fashioned and rock out for an entire weekend.

Video

Robert shot this video documenting some of the highlights from Thundersnow weekend.

The schedule was as follows:

Friday

8:45-9:15 Kate Rev
9:30-10:00 The Chanteymen
10:15-10:45 The Paver
11:00-?? Fake Limbs/Nonagon 

Saturday

3:00-3:30: Stomatopod
3:45-4:15: Six Acre Lake
4:30-5:00: Practice Wife
5:15-5:45: Body Futures
6:00-6:30: Tyranny is Tyranny
6:45-7:15: Hungry Man
9:00-9:45 The Gary
10:00-10:45 The Cell Phones

Sunday

3:00-3:30 Tijuana Hercules
3:45-4:15 Jap Herron
4:30-5:00 Sycamore Smith and the Gray Beast
5:15-5:45 Victory & Associates
6:00-6:30 CUSS
8:30-9:00 Like Like The The The Death 
9:15-??? The Rutabega

Township w/ Buildings, The Paver & Deleter

Date of Show: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Venue: 
Township
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Nonagon - Township. Feb 8 2014

BUILDINGS

Formed in 2006, BUILDINGS is a (insert label) three piece from Minneapolis. Their music is loud, aggressive, and dynamic. Melt Cry Sleep is the band’s 2nd full-length, and the follow up to 2008’s self-released Braille Animal (recently reissued on doubleplusgood).

 Engineer, Jacques Wait (Off With Their Heads, Motion City Soundtrack) has perfectly reined in the band’s furious energy, allowing the 10 tightly wound tracks on Melt Cry Sleep room to breathe in contrast to their raw & visceral live sets. One might think from the blistering opener “Rainboat” that it’s all loud, fast rules, but BUILDINGS is deceptive in their songwriting. Often switching gears several times within a song, as evidenced on tracks “Born on a Bomb” and “Invocation”. New bassist Sayer Payne’s driving bass lines and Travis Kuhlman’s frantic drumming work in tandem to steer through the chaos on songs like “I Don’t Love My Dog Anymore” and “Night Cop. Combined with Brian Lake’s snarling vocals and eerie, atonal guitar on songs like “Wrong Cock” and the madness of closer, “Crystal City”, BUILDINGS never end where they began. 

THE PAVER

The Paver formed in 2008 as a bass, violin/synth, drums trio. In 2010, they added cello. The Paver is aggressive, mathy, arty, post-punk, post-rock. Perhaps the most fitting description of the complex songwriting is "Baroque-Core."

DELETER

Skewed but catchy. Straight forward yet obtuse. Angry but thoughtful: Deleter's 8-song debut comes in the form of the 4-part "A/B" singles series being released digitally throughout the spring of 2013, physical release pending. When Knol Tate's (Askeleton, Killsadie, Hidden Chord) previous group Satellite Voices ended in 2012 he wanted to waste no time and to start something new straight away. Something in the vein of his former band but sleeker, simpler and meaner. Joined by former band mate Travis Collins (Satellite Voices, Spirit Of 76), drummer Josh McKay (Farewell Continental, Mourner) and guitarist Zach Roth they started what would become the loud, post punk inspired sound of Deleter.

PRF BBQ 2012 - Chicago

A huge weekend of shows from many of the bands that participate at the Electrical Audio Forums (PRF). We will be closing out Saturday night along with Fake Limbs with a special sleeptytime slumber party. Last we heard this evening was sold-out!

John in his P.J.'s

Robert at the bbq

More photos by Gonzo Chicago.

Slumber Kerfuffle

As part of our take-away gift to the attendees, they guys from Fake Limbs commissioned this comic by Paul Hornschemeier. It details an evening of violent dreams in which Nonagon and Fake Limbs battle for dominance over dreamland.

Slumber Kerfuffle

More info about the festival here