Sonic Youth's performance at soon-to-close New York punk mecca CBGB on Tuesday night (13JUN06) was filmed for an upcoming Jem Cohen documentary on the cult rockers. The show was the first date on Sonic Youth's Rather Ripped tour. The group, who were joined onstage by former Pavement bass player JIM O'ROURKE, had not performed at the club since 1992.
So who is Robert Dickerson? He's the lead singer and songwriter for Smoke. He's also a speed freak, a sometimes drag queen, and a guy that's dying from AIDS. He's now a shut-in that rarely comes out except to play a gig from time to time. And he's a bohemian that fancies himself a latter-day beat poet. (This he is not.)
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Wine-drinking comedy SIDEWAYS was the toast of the 20th annual INDEPENDENT Spirit Awards in California yesterday (25FEB05), claiming six of the ceremony's prizes.
Double winners at the ceremony were the indie movies Mean Creek, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES and MARIA FULL OF GRACE.
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'Peep Show' may be dead, but Mitchell & Webb are not.