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The Mutiny w/ I Love Rich

Date of Show: 
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Venue: 
The Mutiny
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

There were other bands on the bill but I have forgotten who they were (John, can you fix this?). Anyhow, I seriously believe this was the show that caused my tinnitus in my left ear that has been with me since. -Robert

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

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:

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.

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.

Radio One

Date of Show: 
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Venue: 
WLUW
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois

9PM on WLUW, 88.7 fm Chicago

Tune your radios to 88.7 around 9PM to hear us perform a shortened set of songs on Radio One Chicago. We also will be fielding a handful of questions that pretty much provide you with everything you always wanted to know about your favorite band, Nonagon.

The show should eventually be available online for download and, let me tell you, the recording quality is pretty darn good (unlike our Radio Shack™ quality recordings we give you on this site).

And here's the show for your listening pleasure:

Discover Simple, Private Sharing at Drop.io

If you really like it, you can download the entire file here.

Reversible Eye Gallery

Date of Show: 
Friday, April 21, 2006
Venue: 
Reversible Eye Gallery
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Our second show at an art gallery! Look for Jay Ryan's great poster for the show at your local hipster hangout.