Nonagon

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.

Champaign w/ Bear Claw, Terminus Victor

Date of Show: 
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Venue: 
Mike and Molly's
Location: 
Champaign, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

We were added as a last minute addition to this great Champaign show at Mike & Molly's:

Mike & Molly's, Champaign, Ill.

That blurry, drunk guy at the bottom of the frame came up to me after I snapped this photo and close-talked to me with a barrage of questions about why I am taking this picture. I then explained, three times, that I am in the band that just sound checked at full volume two minutes he came out for his smoke.

The show was fun and all the bands were great. Thanks to Isaac for letting us piggy-back on this fantastic bill.

Valley of the Vapors

Date of Show: 
Friday, March 15, 2013
Venue: 
Low Key Arts
Location: 
Hot Springs, Arkansas

We're headed south to play at the Valley of the Vapors festival. It was a very nice event in a cool space (Low Key Arts) filled with art and tacos.

Photos

Lambert's Throwed Rolls

One of the highlights of the long drive down was a stop at Lambert's Throwed Rolls. Great southern food ladeled onto your plate and hot rolls throwed through the air!

John & Tony in Hot Springs

Hot Springs is a swell little tourist destination. Here's John & Tony taking in the sights in front of the many old-timey bath houses that line the main strip.

Low Key Arts

Low Key Arts.

Robert Hits the House!

The only way the band could convice Robert to agree to a show this far away was with the promise of Waffle House.

PRF Winter BBQ 2013 - Thundersnow!

Date of Show: 
Friday, February 15, 2013
Venue: 
Terrace Bay Inn
Location: 
Gladstone, Michigan

A massive music festival in the Wintery North! We are taking over a sleepy inn on the lake for three nights of music. Not sure which night Nonagon will be playing, so come up for the entire thing!

Confirmed Bands:

Jimmy Two Hands (Chicago, IL)
The Gary (Austin, TX)
The Rutabega (South Bend, IN)
Transmontane (Chicago, IL)
Sinking Suns (Madison, WI)
Body Futures (Milwaukee, WI)
Victory and Associates (Oakland, CA)
Fake Limbs (Chicago, IL)
Nonagon (Chicago, IL)
The Columbines (Chicago, IL)
The Paver (Chicago, IL)
Cuss (Portland, ME)
Witch's Tit (Marquette, MI)
Jap Herron (Chicago, IL/St. Louis, MO)
Book Burners (Chicago, IL/Milwaukee, WI/Madison, WI/Grand Haven, MI)
Bear Claw (Chicago, IL)
The Redettes (Marquette, MI)
Glitter of Cohoes (Albany, NY/Chicago, IL)
Retribution Gospel Choir (Duluth, MN)

Admission: Free if you've reserved a room at the hotel, otherwise:

Full Weekend Wristband: $15
Friday Only: $5
Saturday Only: $10
Sunday Only: $10

To reserve a room:

Call the following number and tell them you wanna book for the PRF winter event in February. You need a credit card to hold the room, but final payment can be split up when you're there.

(906) 786-7554

Pricing below.

All rooms have 2 king beds. Once you figure out who's gonna be in your room pick one person to make the reservation and figure out the money split amongst yourselves- details on making reservations soon to come.

Price is per person for 3 nights stay including continental breakfast and big dinner buffet every day (we'll make sure there's vegetarian options) and gratuity.

2 people in a room: $165 per person
3 people in a room: $127 p.p.
4 people in a room: $112 p.p.

Schedule coming soon!!

Township w/ The Party Downers, The Motel Beds & Today's Man

Date of Show: 
Friday, January 25, 2013
Venue: 
Township
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Township: 2200 N. California Ave, Chicago, IL - $5.00

The Party Downers

Four guys that ride skateboards, play music and exaggerate.

The Motel Beds

Put simply, Motel Beds is a rock band from Dayton, Ohio and that means certain things to certain people... Yes, they release albums faster than most bands book shows. Yes, the songs are catchy, guitar-driven and often shorter than three minutes. And finally yes, one of them has played with Robert Pollard.

Today's Man

Today's Man is/has (Please choose one or more of the following): A. A dynamic instrumental trio with a sprinkle of awesomeness. B. Great lateral quickness but size is a question. C. Three cocksmen who don't play by the rules."

Facebook event page

Cactus Club, Milwaukee w/ Disguised as Birds, Fake Limbs & Body Futures

Date of Show: 
Friday, January 11, 2013
Venue: 
Cactus Club
Location: 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

From the event page on Facebook:
Indeed! A night of baller-ass riff-heavy noisy rock, and the debut of a new weirdo Power-Pop Milwaukee/Madison hybrid! Body Futures are playing last not because they think they're hot-ass shit, but because DJ has roller derby that night and will be getting to the show ASAfuckingP.

DIG THESE ROCKERS:

BODY FUTURES
It's Dixie from White Wrench Conservatory! Michael from the Five Mod Four! Chris from Everybody at Midnight! And DJ from IfIHadAHiFi! Playing power-pop for people who like to hump to weird time signatures!
No recordings yet. It's a new band. Hell, we'll be cramming to get the lyrics done in time for this shit.

NONAGON
Classic Chicagoland angular, frantic, sweaty post-punk. I have never seen this band be anything less than fucking awesome. Their drummer Tony once nailed DJ from Body Futures in the fucking face with a drumstick while he was rocking out on stage at Quenchers. This band will put your eye out at twenty paces while peeling your damn face off with MANIC ABRASION and the wildest noise-rock licks. Get into it.

FAKE LIMBS
Hey, have you ever thought, "man, the Jesus Lizard would have been way better if David Yow had pranced around in a pink half-shirt that said 'GRIZZLY FEMME' on it and rubbed up on my forehead with his balls on the reg?" More "loose and juicy" than "tight and shiny," but plenty killer. DO NOT MISS. You're fucking lucky this band is coming to town, Milwaukee. Baste in it.

DISGUISED AS BIRDS
If you live in Milwaukee and need this band explained to you at this point, you're beyond hope. SHOW UP ON TIME, FOOLS. One of Milwaukee's most underrated bands, even though all i ever hear people say about them is how awesome they are. TRUE STUFF.

Yeah, it's a Friday, but you should still show up on time because this shit will start at 10 PM promptly. Don't be a douche. DEATH TO PUNK ROCK TIME.

Cost? Eh, let's say $7, that'll probably be accurate.

Garden of Miracles w/ Blank Banker & Motes

Date of Show: 
Friday, December 7, 2012
Venue: 
Garden of Miracles
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

1210 W. Bryn Mawr Av. Enter through the side door on the west end of the building.

$5. $10 if you want beer!

Music starts at 8:30pm sharp- we have to be done by 11pm. Doors at 8.

Double Door w/ AyOH & The Limbos

Date of Show: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Venue: 
Double Door
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8PM. Nonagon is playing first and there is a $10 door. This is going to be AyOH's record release show and there is going to be an Internet video stream here. Tune in if you can't make it to the show.