This was the first night of our Wisconsin micro-tour. The Borg Ward is an old funeral home that has been converted into a art gallery (gallery show #3 for us!) and studio spaces.
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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.
RACEBANNON- a blast-furnace of a band from Bloomington, IN that will likely melt some part of your anatomy.
With Quatre Tet, Austerity Program and another band whose name alludes me.
Here's a bunch of photos which I am posting completely without permission by Dave Farkas:
The other band members successfully convinced Robert to hit the road and do another show with The Austerity Program.
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):
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.
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.
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
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.
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).