Here you will find a nearly complete record of all of Nonagon's live performances. Many of the individual show reports have images, videos and commentary. If you want to browse through a more condensed version of this list, go to the quick overview page.
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.
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):
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
Hello Friends and Family!
How many Tuesday evenings have found you channel-surfing aimlessly as you wait for an opportunity to fall into your lap.
A lot, right?
Well, we’re here to offer just that opportunity.
NONAGON (known to bill collectors and Homeland Security as Tony Aimone, Robert Gomez, John Hastie) will be noising-up SUBTERRANEAN with two great bands this upcoming Tuesday…
We are genuinely excited to be playing with these folks and hope you’ll make the quick trip down to hang out and maybe bob your head to a song or three.
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).
An amazing line-up of bands got together to support Jackson Presley Diamond.
Tony and People in the Background
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
- REPLICA REPUBLIC
- JON CHINN
- THE ENGINES
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29TH
THE BEAT KITCHEN
2100 W. Belmont, Chicago.
starting at 8PM
The second night:
- 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
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.
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.
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:
C’mon! What else you got to do?
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 is a dive and proud of it. They pay the bands in beer... huge pitcher-sized mugs of beer.
We were the opening band that evening. It was an extremely fun venue to play.
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
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:
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.