This Week’s Voice: Rock of Ages, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, Bat for Lashes, Battle of the Country Hunks, and More


In this week’s Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla on ’80s musical Rock of Ages‘ evolution from so-bad-it’s-good to good, period.

Adrienne Day mourns lost love and a lost vision of New York with Bat for Lashes.

Chuck Eddy: Battle of the Country Hunks!

In Film, J. Hoberman basically likes Observe and Report. Plus: A Cine Phile on the ‘The Chelsea Hotel on Film‘ at Anthology.

Camille Dodero on the indefatigable joy of Anvil’s metal-on-metal rock doc, Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

Nick Pinkerton on ‘The Films of Jim McBride‘ at Anthology.

Elena Oumano at the New York African Film Festival.

In Art, Robert Shuster’s Best in Show.

In Books, Roy Edroso says Jim Knipfel’s new Unplugging Philco mashes up Vonnegut and Ludlum.

In Theater, Michael Feingold goes revival of the fittest: Finian’s Rainbow, West Side Story, Hair.

Alexis Soloski at An Oresteia.

Plus Michael Musto on Matt Drudge’s potential gayness, Free Will Astrology, and more…

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