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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 Note w/ Your Black Star

Date of Show: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Venue: 
The Note
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois

This was an odd night. I think this is when we got burnt out on The Note as a venue. Your Black Star was good, but the other two bands were, in my opinion, kind of cheesy. They all had hankies in their back pockets and took themselves way too seriously. The drummer for one of the two kept is sticks in hand or in the aforementioned back pocket even when he wasn't playing. Lame.

We did manage to get some good photos of me though. Here's the photos taken by Dave Farkas and stolen from his Web site (Robert had the best light):

Carbondale

Date of Show: 
Monday, July 23, 2007
Venue: 
Hangar 9
Location: 
Carbondale, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

A evening of Tony reliving his college past and reuniting with old band mates in Carbondale.

Carbondale, Illinois is very far south of Chicago. There are many trees and there was lots and lots of rain on the drive down. This is a photo Robert snapped of an ominous blackish cloud.

After about six hours or so of driving we finally made the turn on to HWY 13 and on to Carbondale.

The venue was Hangar 9. They had a nice big stage and Ultimate Fighting on several TVs.

Commie Scum

Killing presidents may be getting tough these days, but Big Buck Hunter Pro was even tougher. Here's John doing his best Lee Harvey Oswald pose. If you ever visit The Hangar you may see John's high scores on the Big Horn Sheep level... his alias is AAA—you've probably seen his distinct initials on a high score list at a pizza parlor near you.

It took him a while to make it to the show, but Paul Brinkman finally showed up.

As usual, Paul was obstructing my view of the first band, The Moonbuggy Kids.

Roger of DNA Vibrators.

John and Brian provide backup harmonies during one of the DNA Vibrators' songs. That's Dave on guitar.

John and Brian attempt to find a way to gracefully leave the stage after their contribution. And, yup, that's Tony on the drums for DNA Vibrators.

The Beat Kitchen w/ Triple Whip

Date of Show: 
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Venue: 
The Beat Kitchen
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Friends and Tolerators! In a raucous and blatant celebration of bloody regime-change, NONAGON (the self-assigned alias adopted by Tony Aimone, Robert Gomez, and John Hastie) will be flagrantly pushing their noise at THE BEAT KITCHEN.

Here’s some other stuff you should know:

1) You should get there early (even if you don’t stay late) because Champaign’s charming and inventive drum and bass duo, TRIPLE WHIP, is well worth cutting your dinner short for… They freak us out.

2) It’ll be Paul B’s birthday. To know him is to want to spank him.

Triple Whip

Northpoint

Not bad. (Sorta lost me when they decided to cover the longest Radiohead song evarr -Robert).

This is what Northpoint's fans look like. Decidedly more female than our fan (Paul Brinkmann).

Podiatrists Unite!

Nonagon

Jackson Presley Diamond Benefit

Date of Show: 
Friday, December 29, 2006
Venue: 
The Beat Kitchen
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois

An amazing line-up of bands got together to support Jackson Presley Diamond.

The Engines
The Engines


Replica Republic


Tony and People in the Background


Dianogah


More Dianogah


Ken Vandermark & Dianogah!

YOU will enjoy an evening or two of live performances by some of Chicago’s finest bands and musicians (oh… and nonagon, too).

YOU will have a guilt-free excuse to escape your family-packed house for a few hours during the holiday mayhem

YOU will painlessly contribute to a handful of good causes, including…

THE JACKSON PRESLEY DIAMOND FUND…
Jackson is an amazing little kid who is on the long road to recovery after a “routine” round of childhood vaccinations resulted in (among other things) a coma, cerebral palsy and other severe developmental setbacks. His parents, Chaney and Lee (Lee is in The Douglass Kings and Republica Republic), aren’t rich folks and Jackson’s care has been very expensive. More info (and great pictures of Jackson) can be found at www.jacksonpresleydiamond.com

The Benefit will span two evenings, January 29th and 30th.

WE are honored to be included in the amazing line-up for the FIRST EVENING (which includes an all-too-rare performance by Dianogah!):

  • THE VANDERMARK 5
  • DIANOGAH
  • REPLICA REPUBLIC
  • ****NONAGON****
  • JON CHINN
  • THE ENGINES

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29TH
THE BEAT KITCHEN
2100 W. Belmont, Chicago.
starting at 8PM


The second night:

  • TELENOVELA
  • THE DOUGLASS KINGS
  • SOUND ON SOUND
  • THE AMERICAN PRINGLES
  • DAVE REMPIS PERCUSSION QUARTET
  • THE BLUE LINE RIDERS
  • JASON ADASIEWSKI, NORI TANAKA & JOSH ABRAMS
  • MARK FRAZZINI

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30TH
SUBTERRANEAN
2011 W. North Ave., Chicago
starting at 8PM

We hear that additional bands are tentatively scheduled as well!!
We’ll try to keep you posted on any late-breaking announcements.

Admission for the event will be $15 for one day, $25 for both…
PLEASE REMEMBER: it’s for a great cause!
Advance tix can be purchased through www.beatkitchen.com and www.subt.net

Proceeds will also go to: The National Vaccine Information Center, Physicians for a National Health Program, The Children’s Neurobiological Solutions Foundation, and Easter Seals.

http://www.jacksonpresleydiamond.com/

The Note w/ The Nein

Date of Show: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Venue: 
The Note
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Tuesday Is The New Thursday!

…which, if you’ll remember, was recently voted “the new Friday”.

So: what better way to start your weekend than a Nonagon show? (Nonagon, of course, being a music combo featuring the likes of Tony Aimone, Robert Gomez, and John Hastie).

We’ll be playing with an amazing and inventive band from North Carolina called The Nein (one of our faves) and a Chicago purveyor of loud and creative instrumentals called Snowbeast.

We will have a new song or two to play, and –with any luck- a new poster by artist Dan Grzeca.

Here’s all you need to know:

  • Nonagon 
  • The Nein
  • Snowbeast
  • Cellar Steps

C’mon! What else you got to do?

Cellar Steps

Cellar Steps

Snowbeast

Snowbeast

The Nein

The Nein

Nonagon

Nonagon at The Note

As always, more photos on Flickr and even more photos here.

The Mutiny w/ The Howlers & Digibot

Date of Show: 
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Venue: 
The Mutiny
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Click on the images to be teleported to the Nonagon Flickr gallery. There are tons more images posted there.

The Mutiny's Store Front

The Mutiny, Chicago, Illinois

The Mutiny is a dive and proud of it. They pay the bands in beer... huge pitcher-sized mugs of beer.

Nonagon

Nonagon at the Mutiny

We were the opening band that evening. It was an extremely fun venue to play.

Digibot

Digibot at the Mutiny

Digibot played improvisational three-chord punk. Chords were determined by spinning the Wheel of Chords. This weekend, up in cheese country, I saw that Digibot was listed as one of the 150 things "we love about Madison" in the local alternative weekly, The Isthmus.

The Dirty Howlers

The Dirty Howlers at The Mutiny

Chicago-based garage rawk. They were pretty insane, as were their fans. The drop-ceiling took a few hits from the boots of the rabel-rousing crowd.

The Promotional Press Release:

We understand:
Your dot-com has crashed.
Your housing bubble has burst.
Your goons are still out collecting.
Your elderly, rich relative won’t just die already.

We, too, have spent long periods of time eating ramen noodles and loitering-for-fun, so we commiserate with your current situation:  You’ve been MEANING to see nonagon (the moniker representing the failed music careers of Tony Aimone, Robert Gomez, and John Hastie) but the $5-$8 covers have proven formidable.

We’ve got good news for folks in your exact predicament…

NONAGON IS PLAYING FOR FREE!

Here (for memorization before ingestion) are the details:

The Dirty Howlers (home-grown, beer-fueled rawk)
Digibot (improvisational punk rock from Madison)
Nonagon (three nerds from around here someplace)

also know: The Mutiny is regionally famous for serving single-serving beers in ridiculously large containers… Take the bus.