In this week’s Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla visits Booker T. Jones at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where the indomitable MG finally embraces his inner surly rock star.
Aidan Levy in praise of Marc Ribot, style-morphing guitarist icon extraordinaire.
Jesse Jarnow on the otherworldly psych-rock investigations of the Akron/Family.
Mikael Wood reviews the Pet Shop Boys’ splendid new Yes.
In Books, Zach Baron on Colson Whitehead’s sublime new Sag Harbor.
In Film, J. Hoberman on indie vets Steven Soderbergh–and his new, Sasha Grey-starring The Girlfriend Experience–and Jim Jarmusch, whose The Limits of Control is leaner, less precious, and more beautiful than his past few films.
Nick Pinkerton on BAM’s “The Late Film” series.
Scott Foundas salutes Julien Duvivier and his old-wave retrospective at MOMA. Plus: Foundas on the elegant German thriller Revanche.
In Art, Martha Schwendener laces up her art shoes and goes canvassing at galleries on the Lower East Side.
In Theater, Michael Feingold on Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy The Norman Conquests.
Alexis Soloski at Mark Schultz’s The Gingerbread House and Ashlin Halfnight’s Artifacts of Consequence.
Plus Michael Musto says Tori Spelling wants to be Madonna, Ask A Mexican!, and more…