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Concerts 2017

GRIEVING PROCESS & G.W. SOK
01   06-01   Nantes (F) – Les Ateliers de Bitche
OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
02   13-01   Paris (F) – FGO Barbara
SENGA ETNA
03   28-01   Assen (NL) – KunstSalon
SOK & LAGUERRE
04   22-02   Dôle (F) – Les Caves (masterclass)
KING CHAMPION SOUNDS
05   24-02   Utrecht (NL) – dB’s
06   25-02   Amsterdam (NL) – Paradiso
07   26-02   Rotterdam (NL) – Worm
08   27-02   Hastings (UK) – The Printworks
09   28-02   Brighton (UK) – Prince Albert
10   01-03   London (UK) – The Islington
11   02-03   Newcastle (UK) – Cluny 2
12   03-03   Preston (UK) – The Continental (Vernal Equinox festival)
13   04-03   Manchester (UK) – Fallow Café
OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
14   24-04   Nancy (F) – L’Autre Canal (Action Culturelle)
15   25-04   Nancy (F) – L’Autre Canal (Action Culturelle)
16   27-04   Amiens (F) – Lune des Pirates
17   28-04   Lille (F) – Maison Folie Moulins (Festival PZZLE)
OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
18   03-05    Arlon (B) – Entrepôt (Festival Aralunaires)
19   05-05    Quimper (F) – Novomax
20   10-05    Nancy (F) – Autre Canal
21   11-05    Paris (F) – Trabendo
22   12-05    Lyon (F) – Marche Gare
G.W. SOK w/ PERU
23   20-05   Warsaw (POL) – Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej
OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
24   02-06   Brussels (B) – Ateliers 210
25   09-06   Paris/Pantin (F) – Ciné 104 (Festival Côté Court)
ACTION BEAT + G.W. SOK
26   19-08   Manchester (ENG) – Islington Mill
27   20-08   Liverpool (UK) – Drop The Dumbulls
28   21-08   Bradford (UK) – Fuse Art Space
29   22-08   Milton Keynes (UK) – The Craufurd Arms
30   23-08   Bristol (UK) – The Crofters Rights
31   24-08   London (UK) – Café Oto
32   25-08   Brighton (UK) – Cowley Club
SENGA ETNA
33   01-09   Eindhoven (NL) – TAC (Conductor Tales)
34   03-09   Eindhoven (NL) – TAC (Conductor Tales)
OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
35   08-09   Toulouse (F) – Quai des Savoirs (Electro Alternativ)
SENGA ETNA
36   17-09   Eindhoven (NL) – TAC (Conductor Tales)
TWO PIN DIN & G.W. SOK
37   20-09   Amsterdam (NL) – Occii
38   22-09   Rotterdam (NL) – Koffie & Ambacht
39   23-09   Tournai (B) – Water  Moulin
40   24-09   Eindhoven (NL) – TAC (Conductor Tales)
SENGA ETNA
41   24-09   Eindhoven (NL) – TAC (Conductor Tales)
THE AND
42   05-10   Toulouse (F) – Le Metronum
OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
43   18-10   La Roche sur Yon (F) – Fuzz Yon  w/ Jerusalem In My H.
44   19-10    Orléans (F) – Astrolab  w/ Jerusalem In My Heart
00   21-10   Marseille (F) – CANCELLED
45   28-10    Paris (F) – FGO Barbara  w/ Jerusalem In My Heart
46   09-11   Utrecht (NL) – Le Guess Who
47   13-11   Brussels (B) – Magasin 4  w/ Jerusalem In My Heart
ACTION BEAT + G.W. SOK
48   18-11   Brest (F) – La Carène (Festival Invisible)
OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
49   23-11   Montreal (CAN) – Sala Rossa
50   24-11   Toronto (CAN) – Long Boat Hall
51   14-12   Paris (F) – Le Bal (set 1)
52   14-12   Paris (F) – Le Bal (set 2)
53   15-12   Massy (F) – Paul B

Why can’t we all be happy…

WHY CAN’T WE ALL BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME is the brand new song-lyrics book by G.W. SOK …
RISO print, 144 pages, out at the end of September 2017 …
72 lyrics (2011-2016) written for bands such as King Champion Sounds, Action Beat, Filiamotsa, Cannibales & Vahinés, Gran Kino, and lots more!

Available via Ex Mailorder

f u c k e d . . h a p p y . . l i v e . .

THE WORLD IS FUCKED BUT I FEEL FINE is the title of the brand new vinyl album by ACTION BEAT + G.W. SOK … 10 explosive tracks, recorded at Machines With Magnets in Providence, RI, USA … out on Psych.KG …
Now available via Ex Mailorder > exmailorder.nl/shop/sok

ACTION BEAT + GW SOK live in August in the UK
> see the concerts- page

WHY CAN’T WE ALL BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME is the title of the brand new song-lyrics book by G.W. SOK … RISO print, 144 pages, out at end of August … 72 lyrics (2011-2016) written for bands such as King Champion Sounds, Action Beat, Filiamotsa, Cannibales & Vahinés, Gran Kino, and lots more!
Pre-ordering possible > via Ex Mailorder.

Ear we go again

Out now . . .
• two track 7″ single FOOL THROTTLE/DEBBY ONE DAY with King 0 Champion Sounds (June), out on Tractor Notown (NOT 09)
Coming up in 2017 . . .
• vocals on Through The Speech Of Stars for the forthcoming
0 album AL-‘AN by Oiseaux-Tempête (April)
• new album THE WORLD IS FUCKED BUT I FEEL FINE with Action
0 Beat (Summer)
• lyrics book WHY CAN’T WE ALL BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME
0
in English  (June)
• new album with Gran Kino (Autumn)

Biography

in English
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
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

Concerts 2016

THE AND
01   16-01   Salvagnac (F) – Le Galetas
02   17-01   Clermont-Ferrand (F) – L’Hôtel des Vils
03   18-01   Besançon (F) – Ze Music All
04   19-01   Lyon (F) – Le Bal des Fringants
05   20-01   Grenoble (F) – Parquet Sonore
06   21-01   Saint-Étienne (F) – Le Remue-Méninges
07   22-01   Die (F) – La GriottE
08   23-01   Saint-Martin de Lansuscle (F) – Le Temple
09   24-01   Rodez (F) – Atelier JJV
SENGA ETNA
10   11-02   Amsterdam (NL) – Occii
G.W. SOK
11   20-03   Utrecht (NL) – Strowis (40 years of ACU)
OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE
12   08-04   Delémont (CH) – SAS (Impetus festival)
13   13-04   Paris (F) – Badaboum
14   14-04   Bourges (F) – Nadir (Printemps de Bourges festival)
15   15-04   Limoges (F) – La Fourmi
16   16-04   Roissy-en-Brie (F) – Pub ADK
FILIAMOTSA
17   19-05   Nancy (F) – Autre Canal
18   20-05   Blois (F)- Chez Matthieu
19   21-05   Lyon (F) – Grrrnd Zero
20   27-05   Metz (F) – Les Trinitaires (Caveau)
21   28-05   Brussel (B) – Magasin 4
ACTION BEAT
22   01-07   Brooklyn NY (USA) – The Acheron
23   02-07   Philadelphia PA (USA) – The Pharmacy
24   03-07   Washington DC (USA) – The Pinch
25   04-07   Baltimore MD (USA) – Asian Taste
26   05-07   Richmond VA (USA) – Strange Matter
27   06-07   Charlotte NC (USA) – Snug Harbor
28   07-07   Wilmington NC (USA) – Test Pattern
29   08-07   Atlanta GA (USA) – The Basement
30   09-07   Birmingham AL (USA) – Spring Street Firehouse
31   10-07   New Orleans LA (USA) – Circle Bar
32   11-07   Houston TX (USA) – Notsuoh
33   12-07   Austin TX (USA) – Barracuda
34   13-07   Dallas TX (USA) – Texas Theatre
35   14-07   Kansas City MO (USA) – Record Bar
36   15-07   Chicago IL (USA) – The Burlington
37   16-07   Detroit MI (USA) – Trinosophes
38   17-07   Cleveland OH (USA) – Now That’s Class
39   18-07   Pittsburgh PA (USA) – Belvedere’s
40   19-07   Buffalo NY (USA) – Dreamland Arts
41   20-07   Binghamton NY (USA) – The Brass Rail
42   21-07   Portland ME (USA) – Empire
43   22-07   Boston MA (USA) – The Record Company
44   23-07   Providence RI (USA) – Machines With Magnets
KING CHAMPION SOUNDS
45   16-09    Wormerveer (NL) – De Groote Weiver
46   17-09    Frankfurt (D) – Exzess
47   18-09    Weikersheim (D) – W71
48   19-09    Bonn (D) – Kult41
49   20-09    Hamburg (D) – Wohnproject Ludwigstrasse 8
50   21-09    Leipzig (D) – Conne Island
51   22-09   Schaffhausen (CH) – TapTab
52   23-08   Martigny (CH) – Caves du Manoir
53   24-09   Luzern (CH) – Konzertkeller
54   25-09   Chalon-sur-Saône (F) – Lapéniche
55   26-09   Dijon (F) – Tanneries
56   27-09   Paris (F) – L’Olympic Café
57   28-09   Tourinnes (B) – La Ferme
58   29-09   Antwerpen (B) – Het Bos
59   30-09   Amsterdam (NL) – Paradiso
60   01-10   Eeklo (B) – N9
G.W. SOK
61   03-10   Amsterdam (NL) – De Ruimte
62   08-10   Amsterdam (NL) – CBK Oost (expo Ontroerwoud)
FILIAMOTSA
63   19-10   Nantes (F) – La Scène Michelet
64   21-10   Nancy (F) – Michtô festival
65   25-10   Lons-Le-Saunier (F) – Le Troquet
66   26-10   Pau (F) – La Ferronnerie
67   28-10   Vendôme (F) – Chapelle St. Jacques (Rockomotives)
68   29-10   Lyon (F) – Le Périscope
CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS
69   03-11   Jegun (F) – Le Maska
70   04-11   Paris (F) – FGO Barbara
71   05-11   Treignac (F) – Salle des fêtes/Kind of Belou
KING CHAMPION SOUNDS
72   11-11   Utrecht (NL) – Moira (Le Guess Who festival)
CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS
73   17-11   Nancy (F) – L’Autre Canal
CARNIVAL OF SOULS
74   19-11   Louvain La Neuve (B) – Biéreau
CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS
75   20-11   Toulouse (F) – Le Taquin
76   21-11   Tarbes (F) – Le Celtic
77   22-11   Saint Estève (F) – Le Drinkshop
78   23-11   Pau (F) – La Centrifugeuse
79   24-11   Orléans (F) – L’Astrolabe
80   25-11   Biarritz (F) – L’Attabal

Tour dogs

(Action Beat + G.W. Sok in the USA)

Special delivery straight from heavenly hell…
that is: New York, Philly, Washington DC,
Baltimore, Richmond, Charlotte, Winston-Salem,
Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans,
Houston, Austin, Dallas… that’s us, fellas…
traveling around in the Underground Scenery of
Anothermerica

One drummer missing, arrested in the UK,
tour hasn’t even started yet…
then sun blasts, heavy rains,
and a series of seriously troubled vans
long drives, short drives… and all the time
loading in, loading out, waiting, soundcheck, playtime…
yes food, no food, fast food, slow food…
yes sleep no sleep, roads roads roads and MORE roads…

One troubled van now unsurprisingly unsurrealistically
fucked up…
think fast, think not, burn rubber, on the double
one apartment, one floor, seven bodies, and dogbeds,
two sleeping-bags, and one family flee couch…
juice, water, beer, weed, coffee, “coffee”…
bagel, burger, donut, diner…

Smelly clothes, a stolen backpack,
occasional showers, a van-change, a smelly shirt change
one guitarist heading home, due to family illness…
and then there were six…
and too much change in the pocket, fuck it
a traffic jam? terrific man
and meanwhile trouble in the US of A
a certain kind of malice
in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Dallas…
we’re just passing through, though, but we’re concerned,
and worried,
and so are the people we meet
and yes, this music IS bringing us together…
for worse, or better… rough, hypnotic, jagged
a noisy, chaotic, vital racket…
with sometimes even louder miles per hour…
who cares, hurray… hear! hear!… and we’re only HALFWAY here…
and so, what’s left?… right!
Kansas City, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland,
Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Binghamton,
Portland, Boston, Providence…
unlock your ears, and hear it come,
for here it comes…
the amazing noise
of the Bletchley Boys…

Tour dogs!

(misprint, baby:
tour gods…)

—2016

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