as the world is shrinking, neighborhoods get bigger and necessarily the whole world will be your neighbor soon. "say hi to your neighborhood" says the title of neoangin's new album and it brings you 15 brandnew songs about the pros and cons of living in a high speed world. Recorded just some weeks ago, the album is ready next week and will be celebrated with 2 record release parties: nov 4 in Munich and nov 7 in Berlin. neoangin wants to say hi to your neighborhood with a small tour in nov ( if you are living in germany or spain). if you live somewhere else you maybe have to wait a little bit...
Neoangin will be in Tokyo for an Exhibition and Multimediashow at OAG house on wed Nov 26 and is especially looking forward to meet Fantasista Utamaro of Mashcomix for a livepainting battle and show at Club Superdelux on Dec. 1
For the next 4 weeks there will be a special Xmas package available containing any 2 Neoangin CDs from the backup catalogue, a small drawing and everything packed beautifully in vintage giftwrap by myself for only 20 euro plus shipping and all before dec 20. available Cds are: happy hobo, scratchbook, hello jim avignon. lets meet under the table, music to hide and seek, unhappy house, friendly dog and its so easy to fall apart. --> Order
Neoangin, Norman Palm and Masha Qrella play an early evening show at one of Berlins most spectacular places, the rooftop of club WEEKEND on Alexanderplatz, Alexanderstr.7. DJ Supermarkt/Mellowmafia will be your host of the evening, ready to bedazzle you with a suitcase full of softrock gems. If its not too windy Jim will also do a lifepainting. Shows start early so try to be there at 7 pm. PS. it won't rain
its been a weird 2 months of music with shows all over europe! most of all i remember the grand prix du monde in paris, the police stopping the show in berlin , the human puzzle on stage in moscow and the livepainted tattoos at the comicsalon. 2 more shows to come before neoangin is going back to new york to have a little rest: friday i will play at the magenta party in the CMYK club in luzern and saturday at the punisher party in mulhouse. if you live in these areas please join me for the grande finale!
Jens friebe and neoangin not only share the same drummer but also a very charming webmaster. Now jens has invited neoangin to take part in his revue at the famous german theater Volksbühne in Berlin. Other guest of this spiffy night wil be dessert surprise, a young and wild new wave group and Pluramon . of course jens Friebe himself will play a faboulous finale of his almost 2 month long german tour. this evening is bound to be splendid and not to be missed.
Neoangin will compose the music for the new Radioshow "Folge 137" on Deutschlandradio Kultur. Folge 137 is developed by zentrale intelligenz agentur and is a new magazine that is focussing on obscure fringe-group-themes . Each episode will be independent from the others and appears to be a random pick from a program that has supposedly existed for a long time. The first episode ( with Neoangins music) will be about mediocrity and will be broadcasted on feb 24
for the first time in 4 years Psoy Korolenko and Neoangin will be together on stage to perform the songs of their one and only collaboration album GONKI. Following the weird masterplan of mixing eastern songwriting with western electronics, Psoy and Jim just excanged mp3s. it was a surprise to everyone involved that after these 2 months of obscure production circumstances, Gonki became a classic and has been sold out for a long time. Psoy and Jim will share the stage on Jan 4 in a cute little place called Casanovalounge and so far those 2 experts of wildstyle-improvising havent rehearsed yet. Be surprised....
I can’t do the show for the Storno 8 bit lounge together with Gangpol & MIT on Dec 12 in white trash, because I am already back in Brooklyn.
This is sad and to cheer myself up i decided to do a show the same day here. so there will be a new york release party of happy hobo at lucky cat, one of the most charming places in williamsburg. the lucky cat / 245 Grand st / Brooklyn - Wburg
To my own surprise a first review of happy hobo appeared in the Austrian der Standard with kind and clever words for the album. (and I am still working myself on that damn pressinfo).
Teenage, been age "The Happy Hobo & The Return of the Freaks" zeigt Avignon einmal mehr in der Form, die ihn zum Fixstern am Lo-Fi-Himmel gemacht hat:
To read the full info go to http://derstandard.at/?url=/?id=3134704
The tour was ….. funny and full of surprises. Maybe the booking was a bit too tough (4 countries in 1 week and nova huta and i are not the youngest anymore) so it was no wonder that after finishing the tour last week i went straight to bed with a flu--I am still there. It was only the second day of the tour—we were in Heidelberg—when we spontaneously decided to reach for new limits by doing an almost 4 hour long show including a schmusesong competition, where we cannot even remember the winners. Maybe it all started because some anonymous friend put 2 glasses of straight up vodka on stage.
The day after we played in cozy wagon in Stuttgart. We expected it to be nice and familiar but the place was so overcrowded, that the stage disappeared and there was hardly any place to dance. Amidst all of this confusion I smashed a digital camera ( sorry, oli) and did the merchandising from stage during nova huta’s encore.
One week later we all met again in Athens in a 19th century temple for the berlinblinddate party at Zappeion. Thanks to the superb presswork of the Goethe institute in Athens (big articles in all newspapers) all sorts of people came to see what the hoopla was all about. We were happy that some of them stayed to play the Chinese horoscope and to see neoangin’s show as well as a surprise performance visit by 4 dancers (hey, even I was surprised).
I used the day off in berlin to hang the exhibition at Kurt im Hirsch and do an interview with ZIPP /RBB that you can see here.
The next morning I flew to Moscow to be jury member at a new short film festival. Little did I know that I’d have to give a speech in the rather large cinema--good thing that I was already slightly drunk when they asked me to the stage.
The day after I played a late afternoon set in a brand-new Moscow gallery complex. The interior temperature was about as low as the outside temp and half the audience consisted of TV teams so I left the stage and did the show from among the audience as to not get a cold. 2 days later—in Barcelona--the police showed up just before I was getting ready to hit the stage. I had to play at room volume and asked the audience not to clap but to wave hands instead which looked really lovely.
Finally I returned to berlin and did a little show at my art opening standing on top of an old oven. This exhibition with title “ the return of the freaks” was also the official release of the new album.
Berlin is coming to athens! For years DJs have been one of the very few profitable exports from Berlin. Yet the sound alone does not make the party.
If you want to get a whiff of Berlin air, we dare you to go on a blind date with the first all Berlin night in Athens.
Since 2001 Jim Avignon has been running the "Who's Afraid of Friendly Capitalism" Lounge together with Fehmi Baumbach. The 2 set new standards in mixing everything they liked into a big funky cocktail of contemporary stuff. Its there, where culture is meeting subculture and the most eclectic semi-celeb elements of Berlin's hang around all night.
Neoangin and Nova Huta are going to play some shows in Germany and Europe in November to prepare for the BIG tour in March 2008, expect entertainment and insanity mixed to the max.
Jim avignon is not only the fastest painter in the world but also really quick in releasing albums.
Only 3 month ago he started recording songs, after an almost one year brake of doing nothing. And only some weeks ago he went to Villa Kurella Studios to record the best of these songs with his longtime partners Chris Imler as producer and Norman Nitzsche on the mixing desk.
The album wich is called "The happy hobo and the return of the freak" contains 17 brandnew Songs, wich show Jim in his best mood since long time.
Last september german radiostation WDR remembered DJ legend John Peel, who died 3 years ago in Peru with a live broadcasted collage out of interviews, music and several german radiolegends as guests.
Neoangin, who is well known for being a lifetime-john-peel-fan was invitd to do short sets inbetween and mainly used his time to tell stories about the influence John Peel had on him (and played a few very short songs). A recording of these shows will be broadcasted on WDR3 on Oct 22 at 10pm.
Friday, 7. Jun 2013
D - Ulm - Eden
Saturday, 8. Jun 2013
D- Nürnberg - Hemdendienst
Wednesday, 26. Jun 2013
D - Stuttgart - waggon
Thursday, 27. Jun 2013
D - Freiburg - White rabbit
Friday, 28. Jun 2013
D München Galerie Kullukcu
Friday, 2. Aug 2013
D Kiesgrube humulus - lupulus festival
Tuesday, 14. May 2013
BR - Sao Paulo
Friday, 10. May 2013
BR - Sao Paulo - Bungalow
Saturday, 4. May 2013
Peru - Lima
Thursday, 25. Apr 2013
D Berlin Lupita Tsch!Talks
Saturday, 6. Apr 2013
D Hamburg Feinkunst Krüger
Tuesday, 26. Mar 2013
F - Aix en Provence - Second Nature
Saturday, 16. Mar 2013
D Berlin Glashaus Secret-party
Friday, 15. Mar 2013
D Augsburg - Direktion
Saturday, 26. Jan 2013
I - Faenza - Clan Destino
Friday, 25. Jan 2013
I - Roma - Volturno Occupato
Saturday, 12. Jan 2013
D - Köln - Teapot Galerie
Thursday, 3. Jan 2013
D - Berlin - Flittchenbar
Wednesday, 19. Dec 2012
D Berlin Eschloraque
Saturday, 8. Dec 2012
F - Paris - arts factory
Friday, 7. Dec 2012
F - Paris - mecanique ondulatoir