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Sonic Youth Return To Cbgb


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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.

Benjamin Smoke Review


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Who is Benjamin Smoke? Well, there's no such person, as it turns out. Benjamin is an alias for a guy named Robert Dickerson. Smoke is the name of his Georgia band, one which has "influenced" Patti Smith and, reportedly, R.E.M. Ultimately, Benjamin Smoke is essentially pretty meaningless as a title.

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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Six Spirits For Sideways


Independent Spirit Awards Thomas Haden Church Virginia Madsen Paul Giamatti Alexander Payne Mean Creek Catalina Sandino Moreno Zach Braff Garden State Joshua Marston Jim Taylor The Motorcycle Diaries The Sea Inside Metallica Gina Kwon Jem Cohen Rodrigo de la Serna

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.

The film's stars Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen and Paul Giamatti were all winners, as was director Alexander Payne and the film itself.

Double winners at the ceremony were the indie movies Mean Creek, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES and MARIA FULL OF GRACE.

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David Mitchell And Robert Webb To Reunite For New Channel 4 Comedy 'Back'

David Mitchell And Robert Webb To Reunite For New Channel 4 Comedy 'Back'

'Peep Show' may be dead, but Mitchell & Webb are not.

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