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Concerts 2022

coming up … my concerts this year … with…


OISEAUXTEMPÊTE
02-07 Lärz (D) – Fusion festival

ACTION BEAT
03-09 Barcelona (ESP) – t.b.a.

G.W. SOK & anderen/others
15-10 Deventer (NL) – Walhalla (uitgeverij Petrichor avond)

L&S
20-10 Brest (F) – Atlantique Jazz Festival, t.b.c.

OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
03-11 Lille (F) – Aeronef
05-11 Lorient (F) – L’Hydrophone (Festival les Indisciplinées)
17-11 Paris (F) – La Station Gare de Mines (record-launch)
18-11 Brest (F) – La Carène (Festival Invisible)
23-11 Nancy (F) – L’Autre Canal
24-11 Nevers (F) – Café Charbon
25-11 Cognac (F) – Les Abattoirs 
26-11 Nîmes (F) – La Paloma
08-12 Joué-les-Tours (F) – Temps Machine 
09-12 Limoges (F) – CCM John Lennon 
10-12 Angers (F) – Chabada 

Concerts in 2022
THE AND
01 • 10-02 Beauregard (F) – Le Presbyt’hair
02 • 11-02 Auch (F) – Le Migou
03 • 12-02 Montauban (F) – La Mémo
04 • 12-02 Toulouse (F) – Ches Bovy Dit Chanpagne
05 • 13-02 Loubajac (F) – Au Chantier
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
06 • 25-02 Périgueux (F) – Sans Réserve (cinéconcert)
MOONDOG H’ART SONGS
07 • 05-03 Valence (F) – Theatre de Valence
G.W. SOK
08 • 08-03 Amsterdam (NL) – De Nieuwe Anita (booklaunch)
OMA
09 • 14-04 New York (USA) – Saint Vitus
10 • 15-04 Philadelphia PA (USA) – The Pouch
11 • 16-04 Kent OH (USA) – Zephyr
12 • 18-04 Detroit MI (USA) – Trixies
13 • 20-04 Chicago IL (USA) – The Burlington
14 • 21-04 Cincinnati (USA) – Junkers Tavern
15 • 22-04 Columbus OH (USA) – Dirty Dungarees
SNIRP KOS SINOMIS
16 • 12-05 Amsterdam (NL) – De Tanker
MOONDOG H’ART SONGS
17 • 14-05 Lyon (F) – Opéra de Lyon

Biography

in English
2020   G.W. SOK – ANYWAY… (45 RECORDS IN 45 DAYS)
00000(annecdotes, antidotes, and record sleeves, 100 p.) Druxat
2017   G.W. SOK – WHY CAN’T WE ALL BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME
00000(the collected Sok-lyrics  2010-2016, 144 p.) Druxat
2014   G.W. SOK – A/B/C & SHE
00000(poem on a postcard) Half Letter Press USA
2011   G.W. SOK – A MIX OF BRICKS & VALENTINES
00000(the collected Sok-lyrics written for The Ex between
000001979 and 2009, 384 p.) PM Press USA
2011   G.W. SOK – LIVRE UN: LE DÉBUT D’UNE BELLE FRÉNÉSIE
00000(26 Sok-lyrics translated from English in to French, bi-lingual,
0000076 p.)
La Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne CH
2002   G.W. SOK – INTO THE GRAVY
00000(an essay on punk ideas and personal ideology, originally
00000released in 1989 in Threat By Example. Re-issued in 2002
00000by Temporary Services, 32 p.) Druxat
1997   G.W. SOK – EX-RATED
00000(a series of Ex-lyrics, 102 p.) Druxat

in Dutch
2022   G.W. SOK – KIJK KIJK
00000(een “solar sok tv” gids, 8p.) Druxat
2021   G.W. SOK & ARNOLD DE BOER – DUEL|DUET #2
00000(duels en dutten, tijdschrift, 32p.) Petrichor
2009   G.W. SOK – EEN KLEIN ZWARTWIT VECHTBEK MANIFEST
00000(acht vertalingen/hertalingen van engelstalige songteksten
00000van de band The Rondos, 16 p.) Druxat
2008   KLEIJ & ROEST – PANTKRAND 25
00000(de zin en onzin van het leven in een Amsterdams
00000woonwerkpand, middels gedichten, berichten, al dan niet
00000verzonnen
verhalen, feiten en reportages, ditjes, datjes,
00000en rondgeslingerde kladjes, 104 p.)
Druxat
2002   IJSBRAND KOUDVUUR I.O. – BESCHUIT MET PUISTJES
00000(verzamelde puberpoëzie, 48 p.) Druxat
2000   GOEROE OVERFLAKKEE – VAN GOD LOS
00000(alle columns voor muziekblad Opscene, 112 p.) Druxat

Update 2021

So now it is September 2021, and somehow the world is slowly getting back to some kind of normal… Some kind of new normal, though. This virus thing has done some seriously strange things to people’s minds. Then again, happy to be able to play a series of shows again, in front of real people not screens.

The album of G.W. Sok and Ignacio Córdoba… we are waiting with its release till we are sure we can really do a tour, so that won’t be any sooner than 2022.

The album of L&S… Basically it is ready, but like with the album above, we are waiting with releasing it till next year.

The album of King Champion Sounds… What can I say? The sleeve is okay? “Asking for a friend”…

Meanwhile, also working with Arnold (Zea, The Ex) on a small writing challenge called “Duel:Duet”, initiated by Petrichor publishers.

Concerts 2021

OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
01 . 17-07 . Nijmegen (NL) – Theater de Goffert (Valkhof festival)
02 . 18-07 . Amsterdam (NL) – Occii, 19h30 (1)
03 . 18-07 . Amsterdam (NL) – Occii, 21h30 (2)
04 . 17-09 . Lyon (F) – Subs
05 . 18-09 . Yverdon-les-Bains (CH) – Amalgame (cinéconcert)
06 . 25-09 . Toulouse (F) – Festival Ellipse (cinéconcert)
07 . 01-10 . Cherbourg (F) – Le Circuit (cinéconcert)
G.W. SOK + L’OEIL KOLLECTIF
08 . 08-10 . Liège (B) – L’An Vert
G.W. SOK (solo)
09 . 04-11 . Amsterdam (NL) – Occii (Grrrt 50)
CODDIWOMPLE
10 . 19-11 . Nantes (F) – Salle de de la Cité
11 . 20-11 . Dijon (F) – La Vapeur (IndieDay #2)
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
12 . 11-12 . Liège (B) – KulturA

CANCELLED (20) IN 2021

CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS
01 . 05/02 . Labastide de Serou (F)
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
02 . 26/02 . Cherbourg (F) (ciné-concert)
03 . 27/02 . Brest (F) (ciné-concert)
CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS
04 . 17/04 . Biarritz (F) – L’Atabal
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
05 . 05/05 . Bern (CH) -Bee Flat (cinéconcert)
06 . 06/05 . Lyon (F) – festival Subsistances (cinéconcert)
07 . 07/05 . Yverdon-les-Bains (CH) – L’Amalgame (cinéconcert)
08 . 20/05 . Périgueux (F) – Sans Reserve (cinéconcert)
09 . 21/05 . Toulouse (F) Le Metronum (cinéconcert)
10 . 30/06 . Lärz (D) – Fusion Festival
11 . 18-07 . Gent (B) – Parc de Citadel
12 . 08-08 . Liège (B) – Micro Festival
13 . 11/09 . Chartres de Bretagne (F) – ArtInsti
14 . 11-09 . Gent (B) – Parc de Citadel
THE AND
15 . 15-09 . Toulouse (F) – Sorano Theatre
16 . 16-09 . Toulouse (F) – Ches Bovy dit Chanpagne
CODDIWOMPLE
17 . 15-10 . Pau (F) – Festival de ATRDR
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
18 . 22-10 . Auray (F) – Nuits Soniques
19 . 19-11 . Gent (B) – Parc de Citadel
20 . 18-12 . Périgueux (F) – Sans Résèrve (cinéconcert)

What’s up, Sok?

Hard to tell, right? This year, all shows so far have been either cancelled or postponed or redirected to other uncertain dates. Concerts with Oiseaux-Tempête, L&S, King Champion Sounds, OMA, Zoikle, GW Sok & Nacho Córdoba, solo stuff… they’re all waiting in the wings, and quite a lot of wings there are.
Meanwhile, OMA‘s album Under The World was released after all. The album of L&S (together with the GAM orchestra), When The Vowels Fall has been mixed and mastered and we’re looking for a label to release it. The album of G.W. Sok & Nacho Córdoba, Is This A House, is also almost ready, we’re working on the sleeve and stuff. King Champion Sounds, too, are working on their next, 5th album, and I guess right now it’s somewhere around mixing time.
Concertwise I am focusing on September as the earliest month that Something Audible might be Happening Again. Hard to tell, though, everything is bound to change before you know it. In the meantime, maybe I should start to write another book?
Hm… I don’t know.
But then again?
Anyway…
Fingers crossed.

Concerts 2020

CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS
01 • 02-02 • Toulouse (F) – Le Taquin
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
02 • 06-02 • Clermont Ferrand (F) – Museum d’Art (fest. Court-Métrage)
03 • 12-03 • Tunis (TUN) – Institut Français de Tunisie
G.W. SOK & IGNACIO CÓRDOBA
04 • 06-08 • Copenhagen (DEN) – RMC
L&S + L’Orchestre GAM
05 • 06-09 • Nancy (F) – L’ Autre Canal
CODDIWOMPLE
06 • 15-10 • Nantes (F) – Stereolux
07 • 16-10 • Blois (F) – Chato’do
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
08 • 26-11 • Bourges (F) – Le Nadir (live-streaming)

CANCELLED (36) IN 2020

OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
14/03 . Liège (B) – Kultura
09/04 . Périgueux (F) – Sans Reserve
30/04 . Yverdon les Bains (CH) – L’Amalgame
22/05 . Die (F) – Théatre de Die
G.W. SOK
29/05 . Haarlem (NL) – t.b.a. (Wigmania)
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
25/06 . Lärz (D) – Fusion Festival
27/06 . Poitiers (F) – festival
07/08 . Liège (B) – Micro festival

03/09 . Nantes (F) – festival Résidence
OMA
15 till 29 August USA
CODDIWOMPLE
09/10 . Pau (F) – La Ferronnerie
14/11 . Dijon (F) – La Vapeur
15/11 . Chalon sur Saône (F) – Lapeniche

L&S
20/11 . Brest (F) – Festival Invisible
G.W. SOK
29/11 . Oostende (B) – Kaap (book-launch)
xx/12 . Amsterdam (NL) – Occii (book-launch)
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
04/12 . Brest (F) – La Carène
05/12 . Rennes (F) – Les Bar en Trans (1)
05/12 .
Rennes (F) – Les Bar en Trans (2)
09/12 . Toulouse (F) – Metronum
11/12 . Yverdon-les-Bains (CH) – L’Amalgame
12/12 . Audincourt (F) – Le Moloco
21/12 . Cherbourg (F) – Circuit

Anyway…

ANYWAY… is the title, of a series of 45 daily reports about 45 record-sleeves that were important to me. Basically all the records I was involved in during my time (and life) with The Ex.

Originally the narratives appeared on Facebook, challenged by Mice Elf, a.k.a. Uno Hoo. The positive feedback that came with it, made me decide to turn it into a book. I thank you all for the encouragement.

The book contains all 45 narratives, no more and no less. Well, okay, true, I took out some typos, and added a little epilogue. 100 pages in total, full-colour, size 18 by 18 cm, comes in a special package. Published by Druxat on October the 5th, 2020…

Available via the webshop of The Ex.
Each copy costs 12 euros plus postage.
Ordering ANYWAY… can be done… here.