Concerts 2017

G.W. SOK
01   05-01   Nantes (F) – Les Ateliers de Biche
02   06-01   Nantes (F) – Les Ateliers de Biche
OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
13   13-01   Paris (F) – FGO Barbara
KING CHAMPION SOUNDS
04   24-02   Utrecht (NL) – dB’s
05   25-02   Biarritz (NL) – Paradiso
06   26-02   Rotterdam (NL) – Worm
07   27-02   t.b.a. UK
08   28-02   t.b.a. UK
09   01-03   t.b.a. UK
10   02-03   t.b.a. UK
11   03-03   t.b.a. UK
12   04-03   t.b.a. UK
13   05-03   t.b.a. UK

G.W. SOK
2nd week of April   short residency in Warsaw, Poland t.b.c.

OISEAUX-TEMPÈTE
00014-04   residency at L’Autre Canal, Nancy, France + concerts
till   10-05

ACTION BEAT
00014-07   tour westcoast USA t.b.c.
till   05-08

Concerts 2016

so far in 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

> back to Some Lyrics

Hear we go again

Out now . . .
• vocals on The Strangest Creature On Earth for the forthcoming
0 album UNWORKS & RARITIES by Oiseaux-Tempête (June)
• solo-CD with 14 bands LISTEN TO THE PAINTERS (June),
0 out on Tractor Notown (NOT 08)
Coming up in 2016 . . .
• US tour with Action Beat in July
• new album  TO AWAKE IN THAT HEAVEN OF FREEDOM by King 0 Champion Sounds (September), out on Excelsior Recordings
• lyric books in English and Dutch (Autumn)
• recordings with Gran Kino (Autumn)

Live footage 3x

CANNIBALES & VAHINÉS  –  No Can Do
Live at Occii, Amsterdam (NL) 2012
Filmed by Christina Hallström and Bertil Dubach (ed.)

 

ZU w/ G.W. Sok  –  Ostia/Confusion
Live at dB’s, Utrecht (NL) 2010
Filmed and edited by Bertil Dubach

 

KING CHAMPION SOUNDS  –  What I mean
From: To awake in that heaven of freedom (2016)
Found footage, edit by Detective Instinct

 

NOT 08

NOT 08 • G.W. Sok – Listen to the painters (CD, 2016)
NOT 08 • G.W. Sok – Listen to the painters (CD, 2016)

1.  Listen To The Painters  (Two Pin Din)
2.  Illusies 1  (Zoikle)
3.  Spoonfeed Hell  (Action Beat)
4.  Yir Of Beards?  (Year Of Birds)
5.  Here We Go Again  (Chapi Chapo & les Petites Musiques de Pluie)
6.  No Can Do  (Cannibales & Vahinés)
7.  Lore Of The Lamb  (Detective Instinct)
8.  Bericht Uit Beijing  (Gran Kino)
9.  4.Q.S.O.  (Filiamotsa)
10. Writer’s Blog  (L’Etrangleuse)
11. The World’s Still Here  (Surplus 1980)
12.  Ghetto Of Eden  (King Champion Sounds)
13.  The Heart Of Everything  (The And)
14.  The Sound Of Sirens  (The Bent Moustache)

Ear we go again

Coming up in 2016 . . .
• shows with The And, Senga Etna, Gran Kino (see: Concerts 2016)
• a collaboration/compilation CD, scheduled for April
• US tour with Filiamotsa in March
• US tour with Action Beat
• lyrics books in English and Dutch

Released in 2015 . . .
New CD/LP   LIKE IT IS by Filiamotsa
New CD/LP   SONGS FOR A FREE BODY by Cannibales & Vahinés
New 10″ album   THE AND by The And
New 7″ single   STRAW/TOWN OF STONE by The And
Compilation album   AT BIMHUIS 1991-2015 (2CD) by The Ex
New mini-album   BALLADES (CD) by Gran Kino + Sarasvati
New 7″ single   MIRROR MAN by Cannibales & Vahinés
Osorio   >   OPONONI (CD) by Oromocto Diamond
Ütopiya/On Living   >   ÜTOPIYA? (2LP/2CD) by Oiseaux-Tempête
Caged Bird   >   MEMORIES TO COME (CD/LP) by L’Etrangleuse

Plus . . .
99 concerts in 2015 . . .   with Filiamotsa , Cannibales & Vahinés, Action Beat, King Champion Sounds, Gran Kino, Oiseaux-Tempête, The And, G.W. Sok (solo), and as a guest with Mellanoisescape, Senga Etna, Outskirts, L’Etrangleuse, Two Pin Din
in 10 countries . . .   France, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, England, Austria, Germany, Indonesia, and Malaysia