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Cal's Liquors w/ Blackout Dates, The Heavy Bombers

Date of Show: 
Friday, November 20, 2009
Venue: 
Cal's Liquors
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Yet another rocking time was had. This time it was down in the Loop at Cal's Liquors with The Heavy Bombers and Blackout Dates! Posters photos and a video of Blackout Dates all documented for your future Nonagon fan-fiction inspiration.

Photos

Cal's Sign

Cal's is located in the south Loop just a couple of blocks from the Sears... er... Willis Tower.

Street welding

No, they weren't filming a C & C Music Factory video outside of Cal's, just your average Chicago hole in the road with lots of blinding welding.

Tony

Tony hanging out.

Mr. Moneybags with Blackout Dates in the Background.

The Blackout Dates

Blackout Dates

Jim

Jim on Bass.

Blackout Dates rhythm section.

The Heavy Bombers

The Heavy Bombers were second on the bill.

Brent from the Bombers.

Nonagon's gear

I was too busy playing bass to take pictures of Nonagon while we were playing, so here's a shot of Tony's drum kit.

The rest of the photos are on Flickr.

Video

Poster

Quenchers w/ Future Ghosts and Waxeater

Date of Show: 
Friday, September 18, 2009
Venue: 
Quenchers Saloon
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Poster by Robert Gomez

This was one of our best shows yet. The opening bands were good and we were playing, surprisingly, to a rather packed house. We love playing Quenchers. We also performed a cover of P.J. Harvey's "Dress" with minimal f-ups.

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.

Nonagon Interviewed in Delusions of Adequacy

We were interviewed by the webzine Delusions of Adequacy a few months ago and it's finally up for you to read.

"Nonagon’s songs have a way of popping, no, better yet, of exploding out of stereo speakers, as if they were bottles of pressurized soda water just itching to be uncapped. On No Sun, their self-released and hand-assembled debut CD, angular guitars tear through the landscape, bass and drums lunge back and forth, and a barked refrain is never far away..."

Read the whole interview.

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Phyllis' Musical Inn w/ Ruth Buzzy

Date of Show: 
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Venue: 
Phyllis' Musical Inn
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Here are a few blurry cameraphone photos from the show:


Jim and Tony. Jim is sporting the newly created band t-shirt we premiered that night.


No wonder not that many people showed up. They feared for their lives.


This was Robert's view of the Ruth Buzzy show. He was covering the door. $5 was apparently too steep for the Wicker Park preppies who popped in (as was $3 later in the evening).


The Ruth Buzzy smoke machine and some drum cases.

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