Nonagon Shows

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.

Thundersnow 2014

Date of Show: 
Friday, February 21, 2014
Terrace Bay Inn
Gladstone, Michigan

The second annual PRF Thundersnow in the U.P.! We shared the final slot with Fake Limbs and had much hijinx planned. Get yourself a brandy old fashioned and rock out for an entire weekend.


Robert shot this video documenting some of the highlights from Thundersnow weekend.

The schedule was as follows:


8:45-9:15 Kate Rev
9:30-10:00 The Chanteymen
10:15-10:45 The Paver
11:00-?? Fake Limbs/Nonagon 


3:00-3:30: Stomatopod
3:45-4:15: Six Acre Lake
4:30-5:00: Practice Wife
5:15-5:45: Body Futures
6:00-6:30: Tyranny is Tyranny
6:45-7:15: Hungry Man
9:00-9:45 The Gary
10:00-10:45 The Cell Phones


3:00-3:30 Tijuana Hercules
3:45-4:15 Jap Herron
4:30-5:00 Sycamore Smith and the Gray Beast
5:15-5:45 Victory & Associates
6:00-6:30 CUSS
8:30-9:00 Like Like The The The Death 
9:15-??? The Rutabega

Marquette, Mich. w/ The Rutabega, Victory & Associates & Two Holes of Man

Date of Show: 
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, Michigan

Holy crap, this was an insane show on the shores of Lake Superior! We had lots of fun with all the bands and the crowd was great.


Marquette, MI

The took place in a typical conference room(s) in the University Student Center.

Food Trays

Usually bars will give band members two free beers, but in Northern Michigan you get cookies, veggies, dip and sodie-pop!

Tony and his drums

Tony setting up his drums. Drummers are lonely creatures.

Victory and Associates

Hey everybody, it's Vicotry & Associates!


Victory and Associate's midwest tour guitarist Ryan knows how to work the spandex. Let's hope he never crosses paths with Spandy Andy.

We also made the local news!

No-noggin indeed!

Township w/ Buildings, The Paver & Deleter

Date of Show: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Nonagon - Township. Feb 8 2014


Formed in 2006, BUILDINGS is a (insert label) three piece from Minneapolis. Their music is loud, aggressive, and dynamic. Melt Cry Sleep is the band’s 2nd full-length, and the follow up to 2008’s self-released Braille Animal (recently reissued on doubleplusgood).

 Engineer, Jacques Wait (Off With Their Heads, Motion City Soundtrack) has perfectly reined in the band’s furious energy, allowing the 10 tightly wound tracks on Melt Cry Sleep room to breathe in contrast to their raw & visceral live sets. One might think from the blistering opener “Rainboat” that it’s all loud, fast rules, but BUILDINGS is deceptive in their songwriting. Often switching gears several times within a song, as evidenced on tracks “Born on a Bomb” and “Invocation”. New bassist Sayer Payne’s driving bass lines and Travis Kuhlman’s frantic drumming work in tandem to steer through the chaos on songs like “I Don’t Love My Dog Anymore” and “Night Cop. Combined with Brian Lake’s snarling vocals and eerie, atonal guitar on songs like “Wrong Cock” and the madness of closer, “Crystal City”, BUILDINGS never end where they began. 


The Paver formed in 2008 as a bass, violin/synth, drums trio. In 2010, they added cello. The Paver is aggressive, mathy, arty, post-punk, post-rock. Perhaps the most fitting description of the complex songwriting is "Baroque-Core."


Skewed but catchy. Straight forward yet obtuse. Angry but thoughtful: Deleter's 8-song debut comes in the form of the 4-part "A/B" singles series being released digitally throughout the spring of 2013, physical release pending. When Knol Tate's (Askeleton, Killsadie, Hidden Chord) previous group Satellite Voices ended in 2012 he wanted to waste no time and to start something new straight away. Something in the vein of his former band but sleeker, simpler and meaner. Joined by former band mate Travis Collins (Satellite Voices, Spirit Of 76), drummer Josh McKay (Farewell Continental, Mourner) and guitarist Zach Roth they started what would become the loud, post punk inspired sound of Deleter.

IBW Brewery, "Sacrifice! Sacrifice! Sacrifice!"

Date of Show: 
Saturday, November 2, 2013
IBW Brewery
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Here are some photos from the event. Many, many more can be found on the IBW WebsitePhotos by Mike Calabro.


Nonagon at IBW

Sweet Cobra

Sweet Cobra

Tony and Sweet Cobra

Snake Out!

Snake Out!

From IBW's Annoucement E-mail:

First of all, it's important that we thank all of you for your support.  IBW has been a labor of love for over 4 years now and has taken on many forms as we worked to bring it into light.  To finally see our persistent efforts take form is incredibly exciting.  To know that our friends and families have stepped up to support us in this project means the world to us.  So, before we get into anything else, THANK YOU.

Ok, now on with the event information.

IBW's first Chicago event SACRIFICE! SACRIFICE! SACRIFICE! will be 

Saturday, November 2nd at the Salsa Truck kitchen located at 116 N. Aberdeen in Chicago, right across the street from Harpo Studios and right in the heart of Chicago's incredible restaurant scene.

The event begins at 6pm and will conclude at midnight.  

As you know, costumes are strongly recommended.  This is Halloween, please don't half step on this.  However, should you choose to enjoy our SACRIFICE! without a costume we will gladly have you, but  be advised your fun will most likely be greatly diminished.

We've got amazing entertainment for this event:

  • Snake Out! from Detroit will be available for questioning
  • Nonagon will be bringing you family-sized servings of the finest Chicago math rock
  • Sweet Cobra will be suffocating you with the spunk-stained pillows of their groove-driven sludge rock

Additionally, we will have the remedial mesmerism of the now famous Mr. King to guide you through this sacred space as well as some beautiful burlesque booty shakinghappening in the main bar as well as the back dungeon.

We're going to have a killer raffle.  Some items include:

  • 5 gallons of the beer of your choice brewed to your specifications from IBW
  • A chance to brew along with your sordid hosts
  • Free yoga classes provided by Kathleen Ellis
  • Gift certificates to Jack's Tap
  • Cubs Tickets
  • Some delicious wine
  • Tattoo Gift certificates from Chicago Bill
  • IBW T-shirts

And there's a ton more where that came from including rumors of a vintage bottle of Dark Lord!!!  The raffle will go on all night and you need to be present to collect your prizes.

And, you know, there's going to be beer!  You like beer right?  Well we're going to have collaboration brews that we have done with DryHop Brewers and Hamburger Mary's.  How does a Saison made with 40 gallons of cider, cardamom and szechuan peppers sound?  You're right, amazing!  Hamburger Mary's is bringing along "Death is the Real Drag" which is a chocolately sour made with black pepper, orange peels and black cherries.

And, of course, your friends at IBW will be providing beer as well: 

The Black Maw, a deliciously dark black licorice milk stout to help prepare you for your fearless wanderings into the heart of the unknown.
Race Ramp IPA, everybody loves this gooey, citrusy West Wheat Pale Ale.
Supari Ale, based upon the flavor-profile of the Supari Pann sold on every street corner of India, this belgian beast will seduce your palette and numb your mind.
SACRIFICE! SACRIFICE! SACRIFICE!, our blood red barley wine will be available in very limited amounts at a designated time later in the evening.  Make sure you don't miss this 13% hibiscus tainted dandy.

We'll have other odds and ends that we're pulling from the shelves as well.  Be sure to get there early and stay late to try all of our offerings for this fine evening of debauchery.

Circle A w/ Wereworm

Date of Show: 
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Circle A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Circle A - 932 E Chambers St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212

Circle A is a wonderfully small place where bands play on the floor and everyone has a blast. Wereworm is a wonderfully great band. We love playing in Milwaukee, come join us!

Facebook Event Page