This Week's Voice: The Pixies, R. Kelly and Devendra Banhart, Victim in Pain at 25, Up In the Air, and More

The Pixies, their generation's nostalgia-pimping gold standard. Photo by Jared Gruenwald
The Pixies, their generation's nostalgia-pimping gold standard. Photo by Jared Gruenwald

In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla goes in for some belated nostalgia with the Pixies and Doolittle, Drew Hinshaw compares sexual pervert artistes R. Kelly and Devendra Banhart, Jason Buhrmester revisits Agnostic Front's 25-year-old Victim in Pain, Buzz Poole chats with DJ Spooky in advance of the DJ's new Antartic symphony at BAM, and Amy Linden praises Shakira's mesmerizingly goofy She Wolf.

In Film, J. Hoberman walks away unimpressed by Up In the Air, but is mostly blown away by Gustav Deutsch's Film Ist. a Girl & a Gun. Melissa Anderson previews BAMcinematek's showcase of Brooklyn indie filmmakers So Yong Kim and Bradley Rust Gray, and Nick Pinkerton reviews both the black metal doc Until the Light Takes Us and Film Forum's James Whale fest.

In Art, R.C. Baker visits the Kitchen's 'Besides, With, Against, and Yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture' and reviews the new Warhol bio, Pop: The Genius of Andy Warhol.

In Theater, Michael Feingold is at new and old productions of Fela!, Dreamgirls, and Girl Crazy, and Alexis Soloski takes in 13P's newest, Julia Jarcho's American Treasure.

Plus Ask a Mexican, Free Will Astrology, and more, here.

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