/ Knife the Symphony / Work / Hungry Man
Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
Quenchers, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
NONAGON (ex mbr of the Blue Meanies)
Nonagon is a three-piece punk rock band that was formed in the early aughts and practices in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. The band is comprised mostly of Tony Aimone (who used to be in The Blue Meanies, Taylor, and The J. Davis Trio), Robert Gomez (who was in der lugomen and is one-oneth of Martian Law), and John Hastie (who used to be in Jumpknuckle). They play loud and abrasive rock with varying time signatures and screamy vocals, and while they love to play shows they still have no idea how to dress for them.
Knife The Symphony has consistently released energetic, abrasive, rhythmic-work garnering comparisons to Hüsker Dü, Drive Like Jehu, Jawbox, and Unwound. The band owes a considerable debt to Dischord, SST and Touch & Go. Bring your earplugs.
WORK is a three-piece rock and roll band from Milwaukee Wisconsin. Our music ranges from big punk to slow ass murder ballads to things that sometimes resemble old popular songs.
When thinking of a band like "Hungry Man" the word "audacity" comes to mind; from their debut performance at this years PRF Thundersnow, the quartet of Jeff Fox, Eliya Gwetta, Jim Kamp, and Andy Kosinski performed six out of seven originally composed songs, and tacked on a cover for good measure. Now, that sounds like some no frills business, but the songs these men put forth were incredibly muscular, well honed salvos of rock and roll aggression. There was not a single clumsy misstep, unlike every other band that has had a debut performance. These jerks had the audacity to play every single song like we all had the record, like we all knew what was coming and like they had worked on them for years. This is the sound of a full figured band--enough space for everyone to breath and step into the light. Loud, taut, aggressive without beating you over the head with it. Instead of punching you in the teeth without thought, they've been eyeing you all night. They know what you've been doing wrong and they body you into the corner until you cool down and think about what you did. Are you good? Okay, you gonna walk out of here calmly now? Okay. This band man...bunch of audacious jerks, with their already realized ideas of how to be a seriously unique rock band. Thank god they didn't give the drummer a microphone.